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The best interpretation of Tchaikovsky`s First Concerto and Rachmaninov`s Second (Read 7331 times)

Offline christiaan

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Thcaikovsky: Richter, Argerich, Olga Kern, Pletnev...?

Rachmaninov: Richter, Kissin, Hough, Ashkenazy...?

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Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto 1, opus 23
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Offline iumonito

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Bolet in both accounts. Gilels for T#1.

And please, no Rachmaninoff for #2?
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Offline nicco

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For rach 2 there is no doubt.

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Offline franzliszt2

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I agree with nicco

Also rach himself

Offline nasalstein

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T#1  horowitz with george szell (live)
only recording of this concerto which is fast enough for me to listen from the beginning to end.
3rd mov. seems to show he(horowitz) really knew what's "con fuoco" mean.

R#2  weissenberg with karajan
sounds sometimes a little bit slow and rather german, my all time favorite.
makes me think of the state of mind when rachmaninoff fought against nervous breakdown.



Offline tompilk

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Hamelin's T1 is my favourite.
For R2, I don't hae a favourite. no recording has jumped out at me, unlike Hough's R3, which is just pure magic.
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Offline phil13

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I can't get myself to listen to many different recordings of Tchaik 1.

For Rach 2, however, Rafael Orozco comes to mind. He also does a superb Rach 1.

Phil

Offline elevateme_returns

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I can't get myself to listen to many different recordings of Tchaik 1.

is that because you dont like it  ? because i really dont
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Offline phil13

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is that because you dont like it  ? because i really dont

IMO, there are better concerti for me to spend my time listening to over and over.  ;D

Phil

Offline mcgillcomposer

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Tchaik: Richter

Rach: Rach
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Offline avetma

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Tchaikovsky: Pogorelich
Rachmaninov: Hough.

Offline elevateme_returns

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really you like hough's faster approach?
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Offline avetma

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Yes. Actually, I adore all Rach concertos with Hough. Especially 3rd.

Offline soliloquy

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Tchaikovsky: Rubinstein
Rachmaninov: Bolet

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I'm not generally big on Ashkenazy, but his first recording of Rachmaninov's 2nd Concerto with Kondrashin is among the most beautiful recordings of anything...a ravishing tone, a great interpretation. It is far more representative of Ashkenazy's strengths then the recordings with Haitink and Previn. I love either Richter recording for a more menacing approach. I've a sentimental connection with the Rubinstein that benefits from the amazing Chicago Symphony/Reiner (been with me since youth).

The Tchaikovsky is not one of my favorite pieces. I like it most when it's abused, as is with the previously mentioned live Szell/Horowitz paring (if you can find it!). Szell brings the New York Philharmonic to a breaking point, a whirlwind of intensity...and Horowitz is involved! ;) Also I like a certain "boom chick" which rides high in a live Rubinstein performance with Dmitri Mitropoulos (if you don't know this fantastic conductor, Mitropoulos often conducted Prokofiev's 3rd Concerto from the piano! That's all you need to know ;D ) If Richter, then Richter live. The studio account with Karajan came up dry (I think the two never enjoyed working together). There are excellent live accounts, though...with Ancerl, with Mravinsky, ect.

I am writing to much.

If picking one for each, with a gun to my head...

Rach: Ashkenazy/Kondrashin
Tchaik: err...Richter/Mravinsky
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