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Offline comme_le_vent

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Marc-Andre Hamelin as Composer
on: March 08, 2004, 07:17:53 PM
who else loves marc-andre's own compositions?

i am studying his 1st etude on flight of the bumblebee, and its better than rachmaninov's and even cziffra's.

i bought sheet music to all his studies, they are truly works of genius.

and his own la campanella - i prefer even to liszt's - truly amazing piano music. maybe not the most depth in the world, but in terms of sounds and techniques he has no peer today.

and look at his sorabji tribute score...some scary sh*t  :o

so what about you guys?
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Re: Marc-Andre Hamelin as Composer
Reply #1 on: March 09, 2004, 01:07:53 AM
From what I've heard of his (and that's not much), I think he's amazing-and I agree with you about the Campanella! Btw, I printed out the score to that one, but I'd like to know where you got a hold of his other stuff. I'd be really interested in that...
Also, what do you think of his "version" of the Hungarian Rhapsody (I have an MP3 btw if anyone wants it)? I personally think it's better even than Horowitz's, which I suppose comes in at a close second.
I'd be really anxious to hear his Bumblebee, though. Any chance of an MP3?

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Re: Marc-Andre Hamelin as Composer
Reply #2 on: March 09, 2004, 01:30:21 AM
he hasnt recorded the bumblebee
are you referring to the rhapsody no2? if so i agree

and i actually bought his sheet music.  :P

but i do have other scores by him in a zip file.
including his chopin triple etude, 3 etudes all at once.
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Re: Marc-Andre Hamelin as Composer
Reply #3 on: March 09, 2004, 01:50:02 AM
Yeah-I meant to put the "2" in there somewhere around Hungarian Rhapsody...Anyway, that triple etude is one of the other ones I've heard, it's extremely insane. As for the sheet music, that's what I was referring to-where did you get it for purchase? Sheetmusicplus.com doesn't have anything by him at least as far as I know. Not that I'm saying sheetmusicplus.com has everything ever written, but, you know. It's a pretty damn large inventory.

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Re: Marc-Andre Hamelin as Composer
Reply #4 on: March 09, 2004, 03:01:47 AM
https://www.giamanagement.com/compositions.asp?PageID=13&MusicianID=2

thats a list of the works, and at the bottom is a way of buying them, but its best if your in the uk.

i got the files from an illegal ftp, but to get them youd have to either contact the ftp creator, or contact someone like me who has downloaded them......
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Re: Marc-Andre Hamelin as Composer
Reply #5 on: March 09, 2004, 11:36:16 AM
I think the La Danza transcription and Prelude and Fugue(his own composition from scratch) are where the genius truely came in
Perfection itself is imperfection - Vladimir Horowitz

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Re: Marc-Andre Hamelin as Composer
Reply #6 on: March 09, 2004, 04:51:20 PM
i think all of his music is great. has anyone else noticed the humour in his music? in the middle of his tico transcription(a southern american dancy type of tune) he quotes fur elise and while the left hand plays the original music , the right hand plays some of chopin's op10/2. and of course there is humour in the audaciosly difficult piano writing in most of his music.
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Re: Marc-Andre Hamelin as Composer
Reply #7 on: March 10, 2004, 06:19:32 AM
I haven't heard too many ofhis compositions...mabye only one or two...but the three a minor chopin etudes composed into one is pure genius....bach level genius.....maybe an overstatment but at the same time pretty genius.

But whatever who cares about his composition....he's the Horowitz of today......seriously. His showmanship and raw virtuosity is unparalleled today......except of course by Rob47's (a.k.a horowitz jr.)
hahaha im joking no one needs to lose it and start ripping on me...see thread: "Why are virtuoso's hated on?"

Rob47

and hamelins' performance of "Humoreseke" on the super virtuoso tape is ridiculous because he does it so sarcastically yet at the same time it is an incredibly accurate rendition of the piece.... i think so anywway.
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