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Stravinsky: Petruska for piano 4 hands, G. Concas

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  1. neopoiesis

    neopoiesis New Member Piano Society Artist

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    Dear PianoSociety:
    ...and: Stravinsky / Petruska for piano 4 hands, Graziella Concas & Dario Strazzeri.
    Ciao, Roberto Carnevale

    Stravinsky - Petrouchka (31:21)
     
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    techneut Active Member Piano Society Artist

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    Thanks for that Roberto. This is an important addition to the site, recommended listening (I do love Petrouchka a lot).
    Excellent performance too, nothing to be wished for except maybe for a more opulent and less close sound.
     
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    I love this piece too. Great performance. I listened twice. The dynamics are quite good but I think the audio recording has been over-compressed for classical music.
     
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    This is one of my very favorite orchestra works. Overall I thought the technique was very strong, the 4 hands mostly in sync throughout and the overall impression was very musical.

    That said, some constructive criticism (I hope):

    I thought the performance lacked some of the majesty I would expect from the early march sections. They are well played and big but big is not majesty.

    I also thought the dynamic contrast was limited but as others have said perhaps some degree of artificial compression is limiting that range.

    I would like to see a bit more space between different sections; the tempos were appropriate but a little time to catch one's breath can be very effective in setting up later sections. In some areas I thought the tempos were a bit overly rigid (not to the point of robotic but...) but overall very effective.

    Notwithstanding these minor points I thought the performance was very good. Nice job.

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    Fred
     

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