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Offline chong777

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Favourite Grieg's PC recording?
« on: December 05, 2007, 06:13:18 AM »
It is not easy to play this popular PC well. I like Leif Oves Andnes's rendition. Michaelangeli's recording rocks too.

Which is your favourite recording of Grieg's PC?

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Re: Favourite Grieg's PC recording?
«Reply #1 on: December 05, 2007, 09:10:25 AM »
Shura Cherkassky with Adrian Boult conducting ( can't recall the orchestra right now ).
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Re: Favourite Grieg's PC recording?
«Reply #2 on: December 05, 2007, 12:47:00 PM »
Krisitian Zimmerman together with BPO!! :)

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Re: Favourite Grieg's PC recording?
«Reply #3 on: December 09, 2007, 04:15:49 AM »
I have yet to hear the famous Michelangeli recording (I think he made 2) but I love Lipatti.

Lupu/Previn is very fine and poetic.

I think the Andsnes/Jansons is good but a bit overrated.

There is a recording with Katchen (I can’t remember the conductor) which I turn to when I want excitement. It’s not subtle but it is fun.

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Re: Favourite Grieg's PC recording?
«Reply #4 on: December 09, 2007, 11:30:08 AM »
Rubinstein is very good too.
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Re: Favourite Grieg's PC recording?
«Reply #5 on: December 09, 2007, 12:09:27 PM »
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Re: Favourite Grieg's PC recording?
«Reply #6 on: December 10, 2007, 04:51:28 AM »
I posted this about Lief's recording somewhere on this Forum about a month ago.  I didn't even know what Greig was until I heard him play.  If you like this concerto YOU MUST HEAR HIM PLAY!  Do a search on You tube.  The last mvmt especially is unreal!
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Offline retrouvailles

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Re: Favourite Grieg's PC recording?
«Reply #7 on: December 10, 2007, 04:55:58 AM »
Agreed. His Grieg concerto interpretation is one of my favorites, even though it is pretty quick compared to others. There are so many other good recordings out there though, so he is not the end of the road.

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Re: Favourite Grieg's PC recording?
«Reply #8 on: December 10, 2007, 02:23:36 PM »
I liked Cziffras....






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Offline mikebechstein

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Re: Favourite Grieg's PC recording?
«Reply #9 on: December 10, 2007, 04:49:04 PM »
I grew up on Cziffra/Vandernoot. It is not one of the best ever but still very good. Nice Phrasing.
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Offline richard black

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Re: Favourite Grieg's PC recording?
«Reply #10 on: December 10, 2007, 09:40:06 PM »
Grainger!
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Re: Favourite Grieg's PC recording?
«Reply #11 on: December 11, 2007, 02:08:21 AM »
Richter!
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Re: Favourite Grieg's PC recording?
«Reply #12 on: December 13, 2007, 03:48:27 PM »
Live Cziffra is MUCH better than the commercial one.    8)

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Re: Favourite Grieg's PC recording?
«Reply #13 on: December 13, 2007, 04:57:23 PM »
Thibaudet!  Richter!  Horowitz!  Rubinstein!  Argerich!  Cziffra!  Serkin!  Gould!  Pletnev!  P.D.Q. Bach!  J.S. Bach!

No, really - I prefer the recording of Jean-Yves Thibaudet.

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Re: Favourite Grieg's PC recording?
«Reply #14 on: December 13, 2007, 07:34:45 PM »
just purchased a copy of the Schumann&Grieg piano concerto played by Zimmerman and the BPO.

I must say that i've never taken a fancy to the grieg piano concerto before and this is the 1st time that i've actually liked it.
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Re: Favourite Grieg's PC recording?
«Reply #15 on: December 14, 2007, 01:58:15 AM »
Yup, Zimerman's recording is one of the best in my opinion, as is Andsnes. The first recording I heard, which was Arrau's if I remember correctly, cause me to sort of dislike the piece. Once I heard Zimerman though, my mind was immediately changed.

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Re: Favourite Grieg's PC recording?
«Reply #16 on: December 14, 2007, 03:10:50 AM »
I like Perahia's.

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Re: Favourite Grieg's PC recording?
«Reply #17 on: December 14, 2007, 05:46:35 AM »
the 1st time was when I watched janica flowiska perform it at orpheum theatre and I did'nt enjoy it at all
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Re: Favourite Grieg's PC recording?
«Reply #18 on: December 14, 2007, 08:21:07 AM »
I like Perahia's.

LOL I saw earlier that you had posted in this thread and I thought you would say Perhaia!  ;D
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Re: Favourite Grieg's PC recording?
«Reply #19 on: December 14, 2007, 09:40:50 AM »
Perahia (especialy 2nd & 3rd Movements) is very good. The last movement (sometimes unusualy for Perahia) I found quite exciting.
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Re: Favourite Grieg's PC recording?
«Reply #20 on: December 15, 2007, 07:39:39 PM »
Ian Pace's recording.
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Re: Favourite Grieg's PC recording?
«Reply #21 on: December 15, 2007, 08:06:48 PM »
LOL I saw earlier that you had posted in this thread and I thought you would say Perhaia!  ;D

Haha am I that predictable?  What gave me away?

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Re: Favourite Grieg's PC recording?
«Reply #22 on: December 15, 2007, 09:57:24 PM »
My favorite is Richter with Matačić... Simply legendary!