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Offline PlayWell

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Chord glissando etc
« on: November 04, 2003, 08:00:31 PM »
Some time ago I saw an ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING virtuoso/composer on TV, who makes these incredible piano compositions and plays them. For example, jumping with his hands over the whole keyboard, he played the same melody in three voices - one in the lowest register, one in the middle and one in the highest - all of these three voices went on simultaneously, and they were all in octaves/chords and in different rhythms/tempos. And it was fast. Absolutely incredible! Another time, the notes of the melody were spread out over different octaves, with a fast glissando between every note (melody AND glissandi were played with the same hand really fast) producing a very funny-sounding effect! And then he played three voices glissandi with one hand - sometimes all the three voices on white keys, and sometimes, it seemed to me, combinations of white and black keys. And finally, as if his two hands weren´t enough, he put his left foot on the keyboard and played a soft, beautiful base line on the black keys with his heel, still playing with his hands as well. Boy, what a delicious sound! We are talking about a genius here! His name is Par Lund. He´s from Sweden apparently. (I hope this doesn´t violate the rules of this forum, I mean we regularly mention the names of lots of pianists here, but is it ok to mention contemporary ones?) Anyway, I´ve never heard about this Par Lund before. I bet he´s gonna be world famous in no time. Have you ever heard of a pianist who does similar things? Chord glissandi I have heard of, but the other stuff? He was just absolutely incredible.

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Re: Chord glissando etc
«Reply #1 on: November 04, 2003, 10:46:43 PM »
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Re: Chord glissando etc
«Reply #2 on: November 04, 2003, 11:20:09 PM »
Did you spell his name correctly?  I can't find him on Google- that says a lot.  Sounds like a cool guy, but did the composition actually sound good or was it simply put, a lot of notes?
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Re: Chord glissando etc
«Reply #3 on: November 05, 2003, 12:47:03 AM »
Sounds like more of a circus act than a musician,
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Re: Chord glissando etc
«Reply #4 on: November 10, 2003, 06:38:59 AM »
Chord glissandi? Is that possible? I should think that would chop off one's fingers. Even regular glissandi have that effect on me.

Obviously this is a circus act, only a very few oddballs like Sorabji would compose such things, normal virtuosic repertoire like Liszt was meant to actually be played and be enjoyed.

(edited because Sorabji is very difficult to spell)
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Re: Chord glissando etc
«Reply #5 on: November 10, 2003, 04:58:09 PM »
Playwell: Can u check up that name. Are u sure u have wrote right?

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Re: Chord glissando etc
«Reply #6 on: November 12, 2003, 11:59:38 PM »
What you say does indeed sound A LOT like a circus performance. Playing with your heel?  :-/

Chord glissandi are possible if you have strong fingers. But doing them too fast can chop them off. hehe

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Re: Chord glissando etc
«Reply #7 on: April 18, 2004, 01:20:05 AM »
Ravel has double-note glissando on his Alborada del Grazioso.
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Re: Chord glissando etc
«Reply #8 on: April 18, 2004, 09:35:26 PM »
The name is spelled wrong. His name is Pär Lund.

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Re: Chord glissando etc
«Reply #9 on: April 22, 2004, 07:23:57 AM »
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Ravel has double-note glissando on his Alborada del Grazioso.

And oh, Beethoven has some octave glissando in both hands in the finale of his Waldstein Sonata. Just wondering how people do those on a stiff piano.::)
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Re: Chord glissando etc
«Reply #10 on: April 22, 2004, 07:28:40 AM »
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Must be this guy:

http://www.schickele.com/images/Scanned/pdqface2.jpg


Peter Schickele actually came to perform in our small town about two weeks ago :). Anyways, i've never found glissando that hard. They are more like fun. The glissandi in Alborada del Gracioso, however, are rather painful, unlike the one in the Mephisto Waltz, and sometimes the left hand can play it as a scale, which gives a really interesting effect.