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who would U MOST LIKE to hear play the LiSzT sOnAtA and WHYYYY!!!!!

bartok
0 (0%)
busoni
9 (75%)
nyregihazi
1 (8.3%)
liberace
2 (16.7%)

Total Members Voted: 12

Voting closed: September 23, 2005, 10:47:03 PM

Liszt Sonata performed by...? (Read 1438 times)

Offline andhow04

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Liszt Sonata performed by...?
« on: September 08, 2005, 10:47:03 PM »
sorry, U cant vote for lIsZt  !!!!

 :D :o ::) 8) ;D

 ;)

Offline chopintod

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Re: lIsZt SoNaTa! ! ! 1 ! ! ! !
«Reply #1 on: September 08, 2005, 11:28:47 PM »
wOw ThAt TyPiNg ScHeMe ReAlLy GeTs YoUr AtTeNtIoN!

Ya It DoEs! ! ! ? ! ! ? ! ? ? ! ??
Chopin=Amazing.  End of story.

Offline Waldszenen

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Re: lIsZt SoNaTa! ! ! 1 ! ! ! !
«Reply #2 on: September 09, 2005, 09:28:00 AM »
This has gotta be one of the worst topics of recent times...
Fortune favours the musical.

Offline practicingnow

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«Reply #3 on: September 09, 2005, 09:54:08 AM »
Even though it's a bad topic, I'm going to play along   :)

Actually I'd like to hear Beethoven play the Liszt Sonata (think about it...)

But out of that group, I'll take Busoni
Reason - by many accounts, he was the most awe-inspiring pianist of the first half of the century - Rubinstein (Artur) said that he was the greatest pianist that he ever heard (until Sgouros - I'm SO sure!), as did Schnabel, and others...in fact, he was the only pianist whom Horowitz had considered studying with at the time that Busoni was still alive.  He inspired fear into the hearts of his collegues.  I believe it was Gabrilowitz who thought that he saw Busoni sitting in the rear of the hall during one of Gabrilowitz's recitals - Gabrilowitz said that he was so psyched out that he played like crap (only to find out later that it in fact wasn't Feruccio!).  His equipment must have been colossal, as well as his vision, variety of touch, and the sheer will of his playing, the intensity...
I imagine that he would have held it together architecturally, like a great cathedral, without losing any of the romantic rhetoric.  It would have been a gigantic reading, maybe the best ever...think about his 13th rhapsody...



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Re: Liszt Sonata performed by...?
«Reply #4 on: September 09, 2005, 09:07:07 PM »
Busoni's playing was so awe inspiring that even his piano roll recordings overshadow many modern accoustic recordings.

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Re: Liszt Sonata performed by...?
«Reply #5 on: September 09, 2005, 10:11:05 PM »
Busoni is a titan. One of the biggest minds ever. He still has arguably the best recording of Chaconne.
"As an artist you don't rake in a million marks without performing some sacrifice on the Altar of Art." -Franz Liszt