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Topic: Raymond Lewenthal  (Read 1462 times)

Offline stevie

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Raymond Lewenthal
on: July 29, 2005, 11:13:54 PM
https://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=41:36635~T1

a great pianist, any thoughts on this underrated legend?

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Re: Raymond Lewenthal
Reply #1 on: July 30, 2005, 12:16:32 AM
great pianist, his Alkan festin and symphony are the best recordings of each piece imo (I know you'll disagree on the latter). I need to get more of his recordings.

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Re: Raymond Lewenthal
Reply #2 on: July 30, 2005, 12:26:38 AM
He has done much to bring to our attention many almost forgotten works and composers.

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Re: Raymond Lewenthal
Reply #3 on: July 30, 2005, 01:59:45 PM
He also produced a relatively thick volume of LH pieces for Schirmer, which is still in print. Some very fine music there. And a superior introduction -- very full on history of LH works, ideas for practicing LH pieces. Well worth owning...and playing.
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Re: Raymond Lewenthal
Reply #4 on: July 30, 2005, 02:10:02 PM
He also produced a relatively thick volume of LH pieces for Schirmer, which is still in print. Some very fine music there. And a superior introduction -- very full on history of LH works, ideas for practicing LH pieces. Well worth owning...and playing.

yes, i bought this recently, very fun preface to read too!

also, i half-agree with you brewtality, his festin is my joint favouirte along with hamelin, and his symphony is awesome too, better than hamelin in some places, but overall i prefer hamelin.
 

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