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Opera transcriptions

Postby musical-md » Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:56 pm

So I'm listening to some fierce piano playing of something called "Portrait of Madama Butterfly: Opera without words" by Jean-Yves Thibaudet. These must be his own transcriptions, right? Wow!
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Re: Opera transcriptions

Postby andrew » Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:25 am

I have this somewhere. I think it's an arrangement by Yvar Mikhashoff. The first opera transcription cd which Thibaudet did (c. 1988?) is well worth getting hold of, imo - some very fine playing. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Liszt-Opera-Tra ... B00000421C

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Re: Opera transcriptions

Postby hreichgott » Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:54 am

Thibaudet is wonderful. Heard him at Tanglewood this summer playing a lot of effortless-sounding Ravel.

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