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Offline stevie

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happy birthday Marc-Andre Hamelin!
on: September 05, 2005, 12:37:47 PM
if i remember correctly its his birthday today

turning 44, halfway to turning 88!


yeah, so discuss this legend and congratulate him, as you would.

Offline brewtality

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Re: happy birthday Marc-Andre Hamelin!
Reply #1 on: September 05, 2005, 02:10:27 PM
Happy Birthday doc!
I was listening to his recording of Alkan's Grande Sonata op 33, absolutely amazing. I had always thought Lewenthal's quasi-faust was better but I compared the two (along with Ronald Smith's recording) and now I actually prefer Hamelin. Libetta probably has the edge in the first movement though.

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Re: happy birthday Marc-Andre Hamelin!
Reply #2 on: September 05, 2005, 02:36:31 PM
Happy Birthday Doctah
Whisky and Messiaen

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Re: happy birthday Marc-Andre Hamelin!
Reply #3 on: September 05, 2005, 02:39:40 PM
https://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000002252/qid=1125850132/sr=1-8/ref=sr_1_11_8/202-2991025-2875042

randomly check out this recording, technically sub-doc but still an interesting alternative.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000002ZW4/qid=1125931107/sr=1-7/ref=sr_1_10_7/202-2991025-2875042

also check this out, the 'ultimate alkan' review says it all  8)

but it randomly doesnt even mention hamelin's playing

Offline Kassaa

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Re: happy birthday Marc-Andre Hamelin!
Reply #4 on: September 05, 2005, 06:17:12 PM
Congratulations!

May you make a lot more Alkan recordings.
 

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