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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:38 am 
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In a Maybe similar vein Brad Mehldau "After Bach" solo piano CD.

I'm not very Bach knowledgeable, being a Jazzer, but it seems that here Brad play plays Bach straight and also does his impressions.

I like this one very well and it doesn't seem to sound like his more introspective stuff.
<https://www.allaboutjazz.com/after-bach-brad-mehldau-nonesuch-records-review-by-nenad-georgievski.php?width=1024>

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:26 am 
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Uunderhill wrote:
Sasha - Murray Perahia is known for his performances of Mozart.
In the 1980's, he recorded all the Mozart Piano Concertos with Columbia
just as Columbia switched to digital recording technology.
The recording quality is criminal - when Sony bought Columbia music
they tried to repair tragic recordings - that went no where.

However, Perahia recorded these Mozart Sonatas in 1991
and newer Sony recording equipment was used.
This won a Rosette in the Penguin guide
https://www.discogs.com/Mozart-Murray-P ... se/1710738
You'll know one piece from the movie "Out of Africa"


Thanks Underhill
As usual, you are very well versed -
I just love Murray Perahia's style of playing - it sticks with me (pure chemistry), almost irrelevant what is he playing - it just get's to me....the tone, the expression, phrasing...dynamics
My best test is when music is playing in background (CBC streams), I hear something interesting to the point when music takes me away to listening carefully - when I check who is playing it - Murray Perahia it is. ....
Maria Joao Pires - she is a storm of a player (IMHO) - in one of the recordings - that I lost track off - she plays Rachmaninoff I believe - where orchestra frantically tries to keep up with her.....and it is borderline of total "derailment" situation - but there so much energy and conviction in playing that is just phenomenal recording and experience.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:12 am 
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Lesser known pianists but right up there with the very best so worth looking into:

Sergio Fiorentino (Virtually unknown. Bach and Scriabin)
Ivo Pogorelich (Everything he produced before he went crazy)
Andre Laplante (Liszt Mephisto Waltz)
Grigory Sokolov (Just about everything)

One of the very best: Michelangeli (Scarlatti, Debussy, Bach's Chaconne)
Can't go wrong with Argerich on anything.

Along with the Well Tempered Clavier the cornerstones of classical piano are Beethoven's 32 piano sonatas and Chopin's Etudes, Ballades and Preludes. Pollini's Etudes and Pogorelich's Preludes are my favourites, Ballades by Rubinstein. I must have at least 7 complete versions of the sonatas and don't have an overall favourite. Each have their own special qualities.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:09 pm 
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audionerd8 wrote:
libor wrote:
anything Richter....


Gooood call!

Lambert is a new artist I've recently discovered. I think he's brilliant. At first his songs seem pretty, and they are, but juxtaposed with their dark titles casts a new interpretation of the songs.

From a Netherlands news source:
"Lambert" wants to remain unrecognized. No one knows who's under the mask ... Only so much: Lambert is a trained jazz pianist and he presents his second album: "Stay in the Dark".

He grew up with the Beatles, but today he plays music that sounds like Chopin: they are dreamy, impressionistic instrumental pieces that are barely loud, but sound all the more impressive. It could be classical music. Or an imaginary beautiful soundtrack ..."

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https://www.deutschlandfunkkultur.de/pi ... _id=330100


This sounds like something I can get into. Never heard of Lambert before but I will definitely see what I can find.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:55 pm 
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Maybe we could discuss and list favourite piano works and pieces rather than performers...

I was hoping to hear a Dutchman - Ivo Janssen - and his performances of Bach keyboard works, but they are no longer available (at a reasonable price).


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:31 pm 
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If you like Murray Perahia, also check out Radu Lupu. Their duet LPs and Lupus solo stuff is fabulous. Mostly Mozart and Beethoven.


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completely missed on my beloved Georges Cziffra, sorry....Chopin or Liszt....the best.


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It had been several years since Evgeny Kissin had last performed at Thomson.On this evening 3 years ago,the choir loft was packed and several rows of temporary seating installed at both sides of the stage literally engulfed the Steinway positioned at the left front corner of the stage.
A little extra buzz in the air this night,a few celebs could be spotted in the audience including Angela Hewitt.Kissin opened with The Waldstein and 2 hours later closed the program by shredding the Steinway with Liszt’s 15 Hungarian Rhapsody.He had brought his ‘A’ game …..the effortless power,precision and velvet glove on full display.
Isolated foot stomping,clapping,cheering and 4 standing ovations extended the evening with 3 encores.
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Nice one - lot of good piano music on ECM New Series.


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