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Krystian Zimerman – An Exclusive Radio Interview with the Enigmatic Polish Pianist

Tom Service went to Basel, Switzerland, to meet up with Krystian Zimerman to talk with him about his very personal and passionate philosophy of music. In a candid discussion, Zimerman explains how the piano is like a human being to him – he owns six instruments, and is obsessive about choosing the right keyboard for the repertoire he is practicing or performing. He reveals how he is unhappy with recordings and even advises against buying his own records and also reflects on the unique relationship between performer and audience. Read more >>

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« on: March 16, 2007, 08:52:54 AM »

Anyone familiar with the Cramer etudes? Apparently there are two collections, the 60 etudes and the 84 etudes in 4 volumes. I seem to recall my teacher mentioning these etudes along with Moszkowski or Moscheles, as intermediate assignments between Czerny and Chopin.
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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2007, 09:12:03 AM »

I haven't played any of these pieces, but I do have the entire set.

Should you want any of them, let me know and I'll send them to you.


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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2007, 09:43:23 AM »

I studied some of the Cramer before I began on the Chopin Etudes. I didn't work on them in any chronological order, my teacher just assigned them based on specific technical issues. They are about 2 pages each, so they don't drag on and on like the Czerny Op. 740. And they are a little more interesting musically. I think they have value for the student preparing for the Moszkowski studies or Chopin Etudes.
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Multi-Talented Stephen Hough Enters the Blog Scene

English pianist Stephen Hough has enjoyed a phenomenal recording career with over forty recordings, many of which have won Gramophone and Diapason awards and Time Magazine’s Classical CD of the Year. Read his blog at blog at Telegraph. Read more >>

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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2007, 06:32:53 PM »

He does seem to have been rather prolific in the study genre.

I have looked at some of them them and went through a few of the 16 nouvelles etudes and 12 etudes melodique.

Not to be ignored as a composer either. I have heard one of his Sonatas at it was rather nice.

I have ordered a couple of his Concerto's to look through. I think someone told me the 8th was lovely.

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