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Offline thierry13

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Hamelin can be musical.
on: June 11, 2006, 05:11:46 PM
People often bash on Hamelin because he plays only using his amazing technique, not thinking too much about musicality. Sometimes, it can be so, but I just found a video of him playing Chopin's barcarolle ... and it is uber magnificient. Amazingly well played, musically as well as technically. He produces a very very nice tone, lots of colors ... anyway, here's the link ( he begins to play after about 1 minute haha)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUaLSWiwsco&search=hamelin
.. hope you enjoy it.

Offline lisztisforkids

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Re: Hamelin can be musical.
Reply #1 on: June 11, 2006, 09:20:51 PM
Uber? Uber?
we make God in mans image

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Re: Hamelin can be musical.
Reply #2 on: June 12, 2006, 02:30:08 AM
People often bash on Hamelin because he plays only using his amazing technique, not thinking too much about musicality. Sometimes, it can be so, but I just found a video of him playing Chopin's barcarolle ... and it is uber magnificient. Amazingly well played, musically as well as technically. He produces a very very nice tone, lots of colors ... anyway, here's the link ( he begins to play after about 1 minute haha)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUaLSWiwsco&search=hamelin
.. hope you enjoy it.

I agree completely on his Barcarolle. I watched this clip about a week ago and thought it was divine.

Offline thierry13

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Re: Hamelin can be musical.
Reply #3 on: June 12, 2006, 02:58:07 AM
Uber? Uber?
That means super, really, ultra. :P

Offline donjuan

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Re: Hamelin can be musical.
Reply #4 on: June 12, 2006, 05:55:23 AM
People often bash on Hamelin because he plays only using his amazing technique, not thinking too much about musicality. Sometimes, it can be so, but I just found a video of him playing Chopin's barcarolle ... and it is uber magnificient. Amazingly well played, musically as well as technically. He produces a very very nice tone, lots of colors ... anyway, here's the link ( he begins to play after about 1 minute haha)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUaLSWiwsco&search=hamelin
.. hope you enjoy it.
I have seen him play worse, but he just never seems to get excited.  He also likes to show us all how he has it all figured out from start to finish.  he never creates any moments where the audience will hold their breath and wonder what will happen next.  I was really bored during this video... the best part was the quiet spell before he started playing, because I really didnt know how loud he was going to hit that first chord.  after that, it's just another hamelin midi imo


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that said, of course I am a jealous fiend for wanting to succeed as he does on those thirds trills! 

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Re: Hamelin can be musical.
Reply #5 on: June 13, 2006, 03:55:08 AM
that said, of course I am a jealous fiend for wanting to succeed as he does on those thirds trills! 

Like mostly everyone:P haha

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Reply #6 on: June 13, 2006, 04:00:41 AM
  he never creates any moments where the audience will hold their breath and wonder what will happen next.  I was really bored during this video... the best part was the quiet spell before he started playing, because I really didnt know how loud he was going to hit that first chord.  after that, it's just another hamelin midi imo

That's probably because, what you like of a rec, is being surprised, hearing something new. That is what you personally like(and that really isn't anything bad !!). Me what I like, is to hear beautiful music, with rich tone and I think he got the mood/spirit of the piece pretty good !

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Re: Hamelin can be musical.
Reply #7 on: June 13, 2006, 05:00:01 AM
Wow. Technical mastery coupled with a sincere musicality, and one truly "Chopinesque" IMO. Maybe not the most emo in this piece (like Horowitz 1980 or Cortot, late 50's (?) ) but definitely one of the best, from one  of the most perfect pianists since Hofmann, Michelangeli, Tureck and Gould. It is difficult to criticize his interpretations in a negative light.
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