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Prokofiev, Toccata in D minor Op.11

Discussion in 'Submission Room' started by jlh, May 8, 2007.

  1. jlh

    jlh New Member Piano Society Artist

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    Live recital recording on 07 April 2005:

    Prokofiev, Toccata in D minor Op.11
    Joshua Hillmann, Piano
    Steinway


    Well, I noticed you were in need of a recording of this because of recent events... This recording is not as good as Martha's, but see what you think. ;)

    I'm relearning this one currently for a competition next month, so comments on technique, interpretation, etc will be much appreciated!


    Thanks,
    Josh
     
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    robert New Member Piano Society Artist

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    Perhaps not up to Argerich standards but it is really good. A couple of not so even repeated notes but hey, they are very difficult to maintain all the way through. I do not know this pieces from inside out but cannot believe anything but that you did a very good job here.

    The recording is up on the site.
     
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    techneut Active Member Piano Society Artist

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    It may be not quite as slick as the Setrak version :p But I actually like it better for that, it has more sense of menace and danger and the few tiny frays rather add to the excitement. This is not a piece that is meant to sound comfortable, I think. Great job.
     

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