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Topic: Any video recording of all chopin etudes?  (Read 2669 times)

Offline Jojodi

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Any video recording of all chopin etudes?
on: January 04, 2004, 10:28:16 PM
Is there one? ^_^

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Re: Any video recording of all chopin etudes?
Reply #1 on: January 05, 2004, 04:50:30 AM
not that I know of. i think i have a bunch of mine in my archive somewhere. but they're old and the performances were... not so good. so i won't offer :P

I'll probably play them again sometime in the future, so I'll make sure they get recorded
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Re: Any video recording of all chopin etudes?
Reply #2 on: January 05, 2004, 07:41:49 PM
International Piano Quaterly, Summer 2001
Libetta on film - Italian pianist Francesco Libetta will be filmed performing all 53 of the Chopin-Godowsky Studies live in public next year. The film follows the success of his astonishing rendition of the Studies, which unprecedentedly he played from memory. Critically acclaimed filmmaker, Bruno Monsaingeon, will film the entire performance.
https://www.francescolibetta.it/

https://www.godowsky.com/wwwboard/messages/61.html

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Re: Any video recording of all chopin etudes?
Reply #3 on: January 06, 2004, 02:24:49 AM
Thank you, but no thank you on the Godowsky. I had to play a couple of them, and whatever you want to say about their ingenius technical wizardry... they're not good pieces.
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Re: Any video recording of all chopin etudes?
Reply #4 on: January 06, 2004, 03:25:57 AM
I have no intention of playing them, but I sure want to watch! ;)

It seems that there are no Videos of the Chopin Etudes. So Meiting, wise up! A huge market awaits you! ;D
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Re: Any video recording of all chopin etudes?
Reply #5 on: January 06, 2004, 03:51:14 AM
Make sure you play them in Canada to, please, Ontario specific, Mississauga even more specific, Living arts Centre's Hammerson Hall would be great actually. :D

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Re: Any video recording of all chopin etudes?
Reply #6 on: January 06, 2004, 04:21:37 AM
The answer is yes.  A few years back, the "Sunday Morning Show with Charles Kerault (sp?)" showcased a carnegie hall performance with Arthur Papazian (sp?) playing all 24.  You could probably contact CBS television for an archived copy.  

As for Libetta, let's see... it's now 2004.  Where is the video?

Meiting, I know the Godowsky studies intimately.  Now listen, my friend:  only SOME Godowsky etudes are not worth much musically (ok, MOST of them), but don't discount all of them.  Audiences love them, especially those who are obscure piano-freakes, and they offer fresh insights into already great music.  I know eleven of them and I have played them everywhere, including Carnegie's Weill Hall.  People have asked me if I will learn and record them all at some point.  My answer is no, because SOME of them are not interesting musically, and my hands are too small to play some of the Left hand ones without rolling everything.  You should give some a try. I chose to play the ones that have the biggest musical payoff, and I'll probably learn a few more, but give them a chance.  Plus, they can take an already great technique to greater heights.  Which ones did you play?

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Re: Any video recording of all chopin etudes?
Reply #7 on: January 06, 2004, 08:10:05 PM
Robert Henry:

I actually looked at all of them about 3 or 4 years ago, and I agree with you that there are some that are musically interesting. My problem with them isn't that they're simply uninteresting or bad, because they're not. It's the fact that the original etudes are so much better that makes me wary of them. I'm very definitely a purist in (hopefully) the better sense of the word, and I wouldn't play transcriptions unless the transcriptions are either better (some Liszt-Horowitz, for example), or I can't play the original version (eg., Liszt/Wagner Tannhauser)

I played the first one, and the one where he turns op. 25 no. 5 into a mazurka. Which I liked and thought was very funny.

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Re: Any video recording of all chopin etudes?
Reply #8 on: January 06, 2004, 08:12:38 PM
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Make sure you play them in Canada to, please, Ontario specific, Mississauga even more specific, Living arts Centre's Hammerson Hall would be great actually. :D


Wanna arrange the concert for me? ;D hehe
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Re: Any video recording of all chopin etudes?
Reply #9 on: January 06, 2004, 11:34:32 PM
Sure, but you're paying for the hall rental :D. Which is $250 per hour, for a minumum of 3 hours. Better have quite a line up of pieces :D

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Re: Any video recording of all chopin etudes?
Reply #10 on: January 07, 2004, 05:35:39 PM
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Sure, but you're paying for the hall rental :D. Which is $250 per hour, for a minumum of 3 hours. Better have quite a line up of pieces :D



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