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Topic: Francesco Libetta  (Read 2185 times)

Offline stevie

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Francesco Libetta
on: August 20, 2005, 03:14:26 PM
a phenomenal talent, i have 2 of his DVDs, and in particular the 'la roque d'antheron' DVD is the best piano DVD that i have, i have watched it innumberable times.

his name should be more well known, he has one of the best piano techniques EVER, and he is the true master of the chopin-godowsky studies.
his recordings and live performances of these works are generally(imo) superior(alot faster...) to hamelin's.

the most interesting quote ive seen about libetta is this one by bruno monsaingeon(who, i think, was the guy that made documentaries about legendary pianists like gould, richter etc.)
he simply said libetta is 'the greatest virtuoso in the world'(!!!)
thats some of the most insane praise ive ever seen, and from such an authority...

i also like these quotes(especially the 1st review ;))

"Fury, demonically charged and technically staggering. Here is big piano playing in its most unfettered and dangerous state. What a performance!" - Gramophone

"He takes his wonderful fingers for granted and he is a master of every period or style represented...the pieces sing. I have no hesitation calling him an important pianist.." - Harold Schonberg

https://www.miamipianofest.com/artists/libet.html

check out this link, the godowsky is astonishing, and the alkan phenomenal, but i think the saint-saens etude is just some of the best piano playing ive ever heard, i prefer his interpretation to both cortot and cziffra.

https://www.francescolibetta.it/

this is his website(hasnt been updated for a while..)

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Re: Francesco Libetta
Reply #1 on: August 20, 2005, 04:29:47 PM
yup yup, he is good.  Makes insanely hard pieces look quite easy

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Re: Francesco Libetta
Reply #2 on: August 20, 2005, 09:25:49 PM
Legendary.

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Re: Francesco Libetta
Reply #3 on: August 20, 2005, 09:55:29 PM
He's great, but I like Hamelin's Alkan better.

Offline da jake

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Re: Francesco Libetta
Reply #4 on: August 20, 2005, 11:44:58 PM
Libetta doesn't convince me.
"The best discourse upon music is silence" - Schumann

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Re: Francesco Libetta
Reply #5 on: August 21, 2005, 12:12:41 AM
Libetta's performance of the Strauss-Risler Till Eulenspeigel is my favorite.  How come nobody else plays this wonderful transcription ?

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Re: Francesco Libetta
Reply #6 on: August 21, 2005, 03:33:43 AM
Libetta's performance of the Strauss-Risler Till Eulenspeigel is my favorite.  How come nobody else plays this wonderful transcription ?

ive heard that the score doesnt exist...well it does, but only in hand written form and theres 1 copy

thats what i read somewhere

Offline chromatickler

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Re: Francesco Libetta
Reply #7 on: August 21, 2005, 08:40:47 AM
Libetta doesn't convince me.
shameful 8)

Offline stevie

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Re: Francesco Libetta
Reply #8 on: August 22, 2005, 02:32:09 PM
yeah, i can see why he can think that, some performances are quite dull and uninteresting.

when when hes on fire, hes on FIRE.
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