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Offline Norwegian Boy

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Favourits?
on: October 16, 2003, 12:09:31 PM
Hi! This is my first letter to the forum, and I´d like to say hello first of all...
I have a question: Who is your favourit composer? Why is it so? Do you have any favourit-piece(s)?
     I feel it´s very difficult to choose one favourit, I got many: Chopin, Beethoven, Grieg (of cause)...you name it! But if I have to choose one it has to be Chopin. His pianomusic is so wonderful, filled with feelings and emotions. His other works (where the piano only acc.) are rather...well...What do you think? If I should choose a favourit, I choose the Ballads, the Nocturnes, the Mazurkas, the walses, the consertos, the sonatas, the barcarole, the fantasie, etc....
(OK, this was more that one, but why not?)
     When I´ve started why not ask: Which pianist do you think plays chopin best? I´d say Rubinstein. Why? Because...

See you later!

Offline eddie92099

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Re: Favourits?
Reply #1 on: October 16, 2003, 05:31:25 PM
Argerich plays Chopin the best,
Ed

Offline Norwegian Boy

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Re: Argerich
Reply #2 on: October 16, 2003, 07:43:31 PM
I agree she plays well, and I´ll admit: It´s very hard to choose "one" real good chopin-pianist...But why do you think she play chopin best of them all?

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Re: Favourits?
Reply #3 on: October 16, 2003, 08:40:43 PM
The same reason she is the best at anything she plays - her technique and musicality are absolutely unparalleled. And the excitement she generates...
Ed

Offline Hmoll

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Re: Favourits?
Reply #4 on: October 16, 2003, 10:34:15 PM
It's hard to argue against Argerich being absolutely superb in anything she plays.
My personal favorite for Chopin is Kristian Zimmerman, though.
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Offline tph

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Re: Favourits?
Reply #5 on: October 17, 2003, 03:30:19 AM
Does anyone know Dang Thai Son's Chopin?  Unfortunately, he's little known, but he's my personal favorite for Chopin.

Offline ahmedito

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Re: Favourits?
Reply #6 on: October 18, 2003, 12:38:37 AM
Dinu Lipatti !!!!!!!!!
Is there a better version of the waltzes and the barcarolle???

Actually, this is tstrange but I love Ashkenazhy's Chopin
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Re: Favourits?
Reply #7 on: October 18, 2003, 04:52:47 PM
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Actually, this is tstrange but I love Ashkenazhy's Chopin


Yes me too - apart from the waltzes. The first version of his etudes (done when he was 17) is one of the best sets available,
Ed

Offline kilpok

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Re: Favourits?
Reply #8 on: October 18, 2003, 07:04:59 PM
Persoanlly i like to listen to Nikita Magaloff, Alfred Cortot, and Rubenstein.  Stanislav Bunin is great also.  i can't forget yundi li-i've only heard him once but i thought it was extroardardinary

well , later
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