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Offline ralessi

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Kern, Rach 3
on: August 22, 2005, 05:24:51 AM
SO.....I just watched the DVD I was lent from the Van Cliburn 2001.  And Olga Kern plays the Rach 3....and I must say..it was pretty amazing.  I have heard many recordings and I think its in my top 10! if not 6.  Just thought i would share! take care all

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Re: Kern, Rach 3
Reply #1 on: August 22, 2005, 09:14:12 AM
Thanks for sharing ;)
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Re: Kern, Rach 3
Reply #2 on: August 22, 2005, 03:50:36 PM
SO.....I just watched the DVD I was lent from the Van Cliburn 2001.  And Olga Kern plays the Rach 3....and I must say..it was pretty amazing.  I have heard many recordings and I think its in my top 10! if not 6.  Just thought i would share! take care all

Cheers!
Ricky


I've got that performance - Pretty damn good. Very well done. it was available for download a couple of months ago.

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Re: Kern, Rach 3
Reply #3 on: August 22, 2005, 04:36:52 PM
I saw her play it live, when she was touring here. As well as all the other Rachmaninoff concertos (including the Rhapsody). She's incredible. She plays it absolutely outstandingly. She's gonna be one of our world masters.
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Re: Kern, Rach 3
Reply #4 on: August 22, 2005, 09:43:55 PM
I never heard her version of the concerto, but I stumbled across a recording of the rach 2nd sonata, and god was that awfully made - I guess every new pianist these days must come up with something different for these milestone pieces, but this is no excuese for what she did to the sonata... Anyway, eager to hear the concerto!
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Re: Kern, Rach 3
Reply #5 on: August 22, 2005, 10:03:13 PM
I have the DVD as well, and i really did enjoy it alot...it made me get a bunch of the van cliburn dvd's but thats the only one that comes with complete performances of the concertos :(  the van cliburn cd's are pretty good though

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Re: Kern, Rach 3
Reply #6 on: August 24, 2005, 02:19:23 AM
I saw her play it live, when she was touring here. As well as all the other Rachmaninoff concertos (including the Rhapsody). She's incredible. She plays it absolutely outstandingly. She's gonna be one of our world masters.

Did you hear her play the 4th concerto? How's that?
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Re: Kern, Rach 3
Reply #7 on: August 25, 2005, 02:35:45 AM
I have seen Olga Kern play the piece live acually, she had a short memory loss and the whole thing almost crashed down. Besides that it was ok. But i think shes in over her head, especially after i watched her.
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Re: Kern, Rach 3
Reply #8 on: August 25, 2005, 03:14:52 AM
yeah its really awesome, though i prefer a langlang video i have, and bronfman is also awesome in his video of rach3.

but what about that other dude on this video, stanislav ioudenitch? (sp)

his tchaikovsky 1 is really really good i reckon

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Re: Kern, Rach 3
Reply #9 on: August 25, 2005, 03:42:38 AM
yeah its really awesome, though i prefer a langlang video i have, and bronfman is also awesome in his video of rach3.

but what about that other dude on this video, stanislav ioudenitch? (sp)

his tchaikovsky 1 is really really good i reckon

Although I really love Olga Kern's energetic style, I believe Ioudenitch is the more sophisticated and refined pianist. She is more emotional, he is a deep thinker. It's a pity that he is not that well known. He also gets into car accidents a lot, which causes him to cancel performances >:(

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Re: Kern, Rach 3
Reply #10 on: August 25, 2005, 03:47:44 AM
on the video he didnt seem like the roadrage type of guy!  :P

i didnt like him as much as kern at first, but he grew on me

also, his physical style at the keyboard is a bit annoying, the gould-style 'i be givin u da low down while i is low down'

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Re: Kern, Rach 3
Reply #11 on: August 25, 2005, 11:36:08 AM
on the video he didnt seem like the roadrage type of guy!  :P

i didnt like him as much as kern at first, but he grew on me

also, his physical style at the keyboard is a bit annoying, the gould-style 'i be givin u da low down while i is low down'

That is a consequnce of one of his earlier accidents, where he got severely injured. That's the only way he can sit.

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Re: Kern, Rach 3
Reply #12 on: August 25, 2005, 11:45:22 AM
How come the guy who shared first prize with Olga Kern sits on a branch that is so low?
Does it help?

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Re: Kern, Rach 3
Reply #13 on: August 25, 2005, 12:02:58 PM
How come the guy who shared first prize with Olga Kern sits on a branch that is so low?
Does it help?

Read the post above yours

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Re: Kern, Rach 3
Reply #14 on: August 25, 2005, 03:11:45 PM
ah right :(

but still how does anyone continually keep getting in car accidents?

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Re: Kern, Rach 3
Reply #15 on: August 25, 2005, 06:19:38 PM
Did you hear her play the 4th concerto? How's that?

I heard her play it twice, her interpretation of it is incredible. I've rarely heard better performances of the piece. Outstanding.

She also comes straight out of a school which I very VERY much would love to go to!! The Accademia Pianistica in Imola, Italy! Incredible standards.

I have seen Olga Kern play the piece live acually, she had a short memory loss and the whole thing almost crashed down. Besides that it was ok. But i think shes in over her head, especially after i watched her.

When was this? You obviously got her on an exceptionally bad day, or maybe she had only just learned the piece or something. As for being "in over her head", its not the Olga Kern I saw. She was confident, well presented and did an exceptional job of every single one of the 5 concerts I saw her in.
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Re: Kern, Rach 3
Reply #16 on: August 25, 2005, 11:21:07 PM
Although I really love Olga Kern's energetic style, I believe Ioudenitch is the more sophisticated and refined pianist. She is more emotional, he is a deep thinker. It's a pity that he is not that well known. He also gets into car accidents a lot, which causes him to cancel performances >:(


I think also Ioudenitch is using the piano in a much more beautiful and diverse way.  To my ears, Olga Kern, though she makes all the sounds necessary, is always making piano sounds.  I don't hear nearly the amount of imagination and color that I do from Ioudenitch's performances.  I think it is he that uses the piano to the fullest, while she just plays.  Ok, she can play, but that's all she does.

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