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Offline stevie

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the most colourful pianist?
on: August 30, 2005, 02:14:20 PM
which pianist redefined what sound you thought were possible to produce on the piano?

which pianist is capable of producing the most dazzling range of sonorities and pianistic colours?

for me - cziffra and horowitz

Offline chromatickler

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Re: the most colourful pianist?
Reply #1 on: August 30, 2005, 02:17:38 PM
pavel raikerus

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Re: the most colourful pianist?
Reply #2 on: August 30, 2005, 09:17:39 PM
pavel raikerus

indeed! he redefined many of the ways i thought some of liszt's pieces could sound.

Offline brewtality

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Re: the most colourful pianist?
Reply #3 on: August 31, 2005, 01:44:49 AM
Cortot, Hofmann, Horowitz and Cziffra. Generally, I prefer it when pianists subtly play with colours rather than make it obvious to all and sundry what they're doing. However some pianists like Hamelin tend to play so subtly that its sounds a bit monotonous, while others like Pollini are just plain cold imo.

Offline rob47

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Re: the most colourful pianist?
Reply #4 on: August 31, 2005, 03:40:57 AM
Alicia de Larrocha paints quite the picture on her Concerto's from Spain cd

i think.
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Re: the most colourful pianist?
Reply #5 on: August 31, 2005, 05:38:04 AM
Jennifer Lim is exciting in concert...
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Re: the most colourful pianist?
Reply #6 on: August 31, 2005, 06:34:07 AM
which pianist redefined what sound you thought were possible to produce on the piano?

which pianist is capable of producing the most dazzling range of sonorities and pianistic colours?

for me - cziffra and horowitz


Redefined....Boris Berman, Michelangeli

Most dazzling range.....Vladimir Horowitz
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Re: the most colourful pianist?
Reply #7 on: August 31, 2005, 06:42:03 AM
the most colourful pianist

Never saw them on Halloween.

Offline sevencircles

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Re: the most colourful pianist?
Reply #8 on: August 31, 2005, 06:55:32 AM
What recording has the most and most musical tonal colors in a recording by any pianist?

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Re: the most colourful pianist?
Reply #9 on: August 31, 2005, 07:17:10 AM
What recording has the most and most musical tonal colors in a recording by any pianist?

Horowitz. Even though in his late years he did it a lot out of musical context.

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Re: the most colourful pianist?
Reply #10 on: August 31, 2005, 12:05:44 PM
Horowitz :) I love him playing Scriabin works for piano solo :-*
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Offline stevie

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Re: the most colourful pianist?
Reply #11 on: August 31, 2005, 10:06:35 PM
Horowitz. Even though in his late years he did it a lot out of musical context.

which single recording though?

perhaps live rachmaninov sonata 2?

Offline practicingnow

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Re: the most colourful pianist?
Reply #12 on: September 06, 2005, 07:19:29 AM
which single recording though?

perhaps live rachmaninov sonata 2?

I'll second that

Offline musicsdarkangel

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Re: the most colourful pianist?
Reply #13 on: September 06, 2005, 01:42:51 PM
Ashkenazy, Horowitz, Rachmaninoff, Van Cliburn, Arrau are names that immediately come to mind.

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Re: the most colourful pianist?
Reply #14 on: September 06, 2005, 06:39:17 PM
dr. carl cranmer.  if he plays in your area, go and have a listen.  he's really good.
 

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