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heyyyyy favourite pianists

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  1. rachmaninoff

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    I ask the guy which told me that.
     
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    haha thats funny!
     
  3. rachmaninoff

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    what do you mean with musical nonsense? its different but it will sound good. I got the version of wibi soerjadi playing it on the tempo.

    (I will ask the guy in a few days)
     
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    Richter and Gould.

    Richter because he is the one that interpretes a piece as it should be, but not in the sense of boring, unimpressive, score-following style that some people tend to fall in, trying to perfect a piece while perfectly following the score is playing it wrong. Richter can let a piece sound as it should be, and at the same time put in his great knowlegde and power. Some recordings are just stunning.

    Gould was the master of Bach. Although his recordings are very unusual and will sound weird to those who don't know them well, I think his playing is very well and especially his Bach is of extraordinary quality. Never heard anyone like him after him. He is the direct opposite of Richter (almost), and that's why I like them both.
     
  5. Anonymous

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    Well my favourites are Vladimir Ashkenazy, Nikolai Demidenko and Lang Lang. The first two because I think they do Rachmaninov really, really, really, really well and I'm a big Rachmaninov nut :) And the last one because, well, he's just amazing. I love the energy of Lang Lang's performances.
     
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    I think everyone should listen to Kemal Gekić 's recording of Liszt's Soirées musicales (S424/R236) and Ouverture de l'opéra "Guillaume Tell" (S552/R237)

    [Available at Naxos]


    Impressive. almost damn scary during the bombastic parts.


    edit: here is a video of him playing the "la danza" (Tarantella) from the Soirees musicales.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCLenZleekw
     
  7. Anonymous

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    >..who are ur favourite pianists and why...

    Hello to all. I'm new in this wonderful site and I'll send my recordings in the next days.
    How many names? Living and not?
    Ok, 10 names of all times:
    Sofronitzki, Benedetti Michelangeli, Friedman, Horowitz, Richter, Sokolov, Pogorelich,
    Francois, Pletnev, Rachmaninov.
    But one cry to exclude Cortot, Berman, Feinberg, Gilels and many others.
    But the first name (the pianist with a few recordings I would pay a billion to hear more
    and see) : Scriabin, with the piano in fire and flying.
    Why? I have an idea, but it's too long now (I must prepare the sending of my interpretations,
    of course a mile over those names . Need emoticons?).
    I think the reason is a kind of empathy of these pianists and my personal research of
    musical simbolism. The illusion (of mine) to understand where they go, which ideas or psychic images enlights their pianism. All them do not think at the fidelity (dog,s affair) to the text
    (apart Richter who thaught so) but research and in their personal,
    comunicative way, find the myth which includes the music score and pre-exists
    before and through the music score.

    Bye all,
    Sandro.
     
  8. Anonymous

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    Actually, my first favorite was Scott Joplin.
    He's still fun to play, but now I'm getting into some Chopin stuff.

    I'm kind of young, so if I can get some of the stuff I'm learning, I'll be so proud of myself.
    :mrgreen:
     
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    You don't have to tell us that. We're pretty crazy already :wink:
     
  10. Anonymous

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    I though so.

    xD
     
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    Speak for yourself :)
     
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    Martha Argerich playing Polonaise Op. 53 on YouTube

    Is she always so sloppy? Not that she was extremely sloppy, but it seems very sloppy for someone who is considered to be one of the greatest pianists of our time.

    And is she talking to herself, or what?
     
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    That's an old tape. But first things first: Those shoes - yuck! I hope she's got better fashion sense now.

    Second: Yeah, she made a couple slips, but I don't mind that when I see/hear the pros play and they make mistakes. It makes me feel much better. :wink: And at least she's not singing along. I hate that.
    Overall, I think her technique was great. Did you hear how fast her left hand octaves were? Too bad you can't see her hands at that spot. I'm glad you posted this link. I don't have time to search You tube for anything, but I like when people direct me to something interesting.
     
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    Like I said, it's not that it was actually bad - just a few more slips than I would expect from such a pro. My recording of that Polonaise is Ashkenazy (granted, studio), and he plays the octaves just as fast.

    And how do you know she's not singing along? Actually, I was trying to figure out if she was counting...

    And I totally agree about the shoes. Yuk! :D
     
  15. Anonymous

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    My friend Zac, he can play some crazy stuff.
    He's 14 years old.
    A year older than me.

    I kinda look up to him.
    He gives me a bunch of sheet music.
    Which is how I got into Cohpin stuff.

    But the day I surpass him will be a great day to be alive.
     

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