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Offline rlefebvr

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Piano CDs..only
on: March 28, 2004, 09:37:41 PM
I am in search of a couple of good CD's with only piano on it. I don't want a freaking symphony. I don't want a freaking violin playing, I just want the piano.

You would think this would be easy, but money is being a wasting and I am fed up.

Classical is good, but it could also be other types of music as long as it is in your opinion good and ONLY piano.

Ron Lefebvre

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Re: Piano CDs..only
Reply #1 on: March 28, 2004, 11:05:25 PM
wierd question....but get marc-andre hamelin's alkan recordings, they are some of the best piano recordings ever made.
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Re: Piano CDs..only
Reply #2 on: March 29, 2004, 04:41:06 AM
There are tons of CDs with only piano. I think almost all of them are classical.

Jazz pianist have drummers and bassists.

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Reply #3 on: March 29, 2004, 05:15:24 AM
there are some completely solo piano jazz cds by art tatum - the best jazz ive ever heard.
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Reply #4 on: March 29, 2004, 06:11:01 AM
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there are some completely solo piano jazz cds by art tatum - the best jazz ive ever heard.


i got into an argument with Ed that.

I think Art Tatum is not jazz but ragtime.
Which he insist on saying it's jazz.

According to the style and period of time. it's better to put art tatum as ragtime in my opinion.

Anyone agree with that.

(Love the tiger rag)
Perfection itself is imperfection - Vladimir Horowitz

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Re: Piano CDs..only
Reply #5 on: March 29, 2004, 08:54:21 AM
I don't know if you have access where you are located or not, but where I live the Bookstore, "Barnes & Nobles" has the largest collection of piano CD's/Tapes I've ever seen. The have an entire wall (huge) dedicated to nothing but classical, with a seperate section of nothing BUT piano. Sorted by composer, as well as by performer, w/ music from all periods as well as contemporary (and I don't think they carry Ali Wood) haha!  Anyway, there has only been 2 times that I have not found what I was looking for in stock, and each time they ordered it for me, and had it mailed directly to my home. The store near me also has a knowledgable staff as far as recommending certain piano CD's, and they also have a list of their "best sellers". You should be find ANYTHING your looking for there. If it has been recoreded, they have it, or can order it. Hope this helps.

Shag :)

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Reply #6 on: March 29, 2004, 08:16:51 PM
I agree completely... strangely, my love of classical music ends with piano. I listen to CDs to analyze the artistry and technique of the master pianists. The best recordings are done in a small studio, or better yet, using a quality electronic midi connection to avoid all room noise (pedals, sniffles, squeaky bench, etc.) . Concert hall recordings echo and reverb too much, and turn the piano sound to mud. Besides, how many of us are going to actually play concertos with a full orchestra behind us? Solo piano is as honest as it gets.

I have a good collection of solo classical piano works, and didn't buy a single CD... got 'em from the public library and copied them. So I admit it, I'm a pirate... avast ye, mateys...

Seriously, the library is a great source... check it out!
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