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Topic: Help Bach like Chopin?  (Read 2153 times)

Offline kerry

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Help Bach like Chopin?
on: March 08, 2004, 04:32:21 AM
I cannot find Bernhard's marvellous long list of great piano pieces. Can anyone tell me which section this was in as I have been looking for  this for ages? Also does anyone know who said "Play Bach like Chopin and Chopin like Bach?" I think it may have been Horowitz.

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Re: Help Bach like Chopin?
Reply #1 on: March 08, 2004, 05:01:23 AM
That's definately a Horowitz statement

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Re: Help Bach like Chopin?
Reply #2 on: March 08, 2004, 07:43:03 AM
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That's definately a Horowitz statement


I thought the statement was

"One should play Mozart as playing Chopin and play Chopin as playing Mozart."

And it's not from Horowitz, he just quoted it, it was from Busoni.

Horowitz said that during recording the Mozart Piano Concerto, you can actually watch Horowitz said it in the video 'Horowitz plays Mozart', he said it was by Busoni too.
Perfection itself is imperfection - Vladimir Horowitz

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Re: Help Bach like Chopin?
Reply #3 on: March 08, 2004, 10:08:23 AM
I don't get the quote.  I thought that the technique use to play Bach is different from the technique used to play Chopin.

Example:
Murray Parrahiah (sp.?)
He admits to loving playing Bach and plays it well (not as well as Gould) but when he plays Chopin (at least on the CD I've heard), it doesn't sound very Chopin-like.  Technically, the notes are very clear but it seems very detached somehow.

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Re: Help Bach like Chopin?
Reply #4 on: March 10, 2004, 03:19:00 AM
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I cannot find Bernhard's marvellous long list of great piano pieces. Can anyone tell me which section this was in as I have been looking for  this for ages?


Er.... I have now posted so many lists of pieces that I myself don't know where they are :P. Could you be more specific? (Composer? difficulty? context?)
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Offline kerry

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Re: Help Bach like Chopin?
Reply #5 on: March 11, 2004, 02:48:34 AM
Thank you Bernhard.  You are the best!!  It was a list that included  album leaf L133 by Debussy. I have taught this for sixth grade many times and love it.  I have spent ages on the computer trying to find your list that included this.  Also  I have spent all my time lately playing Scarlatti and have found some wonderful things
thanks to you.  I had a friend that once helped me  to love Lieder and I thanked her and she said "just pass it on"  So thank you again for your help.

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The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side. (Hunter Thompson)
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