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Topic: Grieg Piano Concerto  (Read 3503 times)

Offline zhiliang

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Grieg Piano Concerto
on: April 23, 2004, 07:57:07 AM
Hi,

Would like to hear which is your favourite Grieg Piano Concerto recording and why...

Mine would be the Radu Lupu's recording, ever so poetic and refined.

And which would be your most "touching" recording of this piece?

Zhiliang
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Re: Grieg Piano Concerto
Reply #1 on: April 27, 2004, 04:59:58 PM
i haven't heard radu lupu, i suppose it's wonderful (he is one of my favourite pianists of all times).

my favourite grieg piano concert recording would have to be lipatti - never heard (recorded or live) anyone playing it like this.

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Re: Grieg Piano Concerto
Reply #2 on: April 27, 2004, 05:25:43 PM
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Hi,

Would like to hear which is your favourite Grieg Piano Concerto recording and why...

Mine would be the Radu Lupu's recording, ever so poetic and refined.

And which would be your most "touching" recording of this piece?

Zhiliang

 
In no particular order:

Lipatti
Michelangeli
Cziffra


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Re: Grieg Piano Concerto
Reply #3 on: April 27, 2004, 06:00:18 PM
Radu Lupu - definitely.

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Re: Grieg Piano Concerto
Reply #4 on: April 27, 2004, 06:20:08 PM
Hi,

I think the Norwegian pianist, Leif Ove Andsnes has the best recording - it sings much more than any other i have heard.
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Re: Grieg Piano Concerto
Reply #5 on: April 29, 2004, 04:53:03 AM
Thank you all, they have certainly been really good recordings to consider.

Have anyone heard the Stefan Kovacevic or Krystian Zimerman recordings?

Are there any 2 hand reduction of this concerto?

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Re: Grieg Piano Concerto
Reply #6 on: April 29, 2004, 05:22:58 AM
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Hi,

I think the Norwegian pianist, Leif Ove Andsnes has the best recording - it sings much more than any other i have heard.


I wholeheartedly agree. His is great, crisp, very delicate, and pays great attention to detail. It's perfect, in my eyes.

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Re: Grieg Piano Concerto
Reply #7 on: April 30, 2004, 04:38:30 AM
kocsis  and rubinstein

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Re: Grieg Piano Concerto
Reply #8 on: May 26, 2004, 06:51:36 PM
Lipatti, the best!! ;)

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Re: Grieg Piano Concerto
Reply #9 on: May 26, 2004, 07:35:15 PM
Yes there's an arrangement for solo piano.

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Re: Grieg Piano Concerto
Reply #10 on: May 27, 2004, 06:35:14 AM
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Yes there's an arrangement for solo piano.


Do you know where i will be able to find the score for the solo arrangement?

Thanks

Zhiliang
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Re: Grieg Piano Concerto
Reply #11 on: May 27, 2004, 01:11:09 PM
yes there is definitely a solo version, and if i'm not wrong the transcription is by the composer himself. I remeber seeing it in a 'complete works' edition in my Univ's library some time back. sorry not much help!!
audiences tend to love it and i would highly recommend the concerto.
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Re: Grieg Piano Concerto
Reply #12 on: May 29, 2004, 07:42:42 AM
MMUUUUUUUUUUUUHAHHAHAAHAH  ;D

I have the solo VERSION! mmuuuhahahaha

so just go down to your local library..or order it from a music store..or internet...lots of ways in the 21th century

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Re: Grieg Piano Concerto
Reply #13 on: May 29, 2004, 07:43:48 PM
anyone heard the a minor with eugene list? i know what you are going to say: ''who is he?'' i know he is not famous, but his recording is very very good. i heard is time ago from an audio cassette. there is everything so right in his playing.
 Rubinstein with the philadelphia orchestra is unique :).
  Radu lupu is great too!!
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Re: Grieg Piano Concerto
Reply #14 on: May 30, 2004, 07:32:26 PM
I've got the (solo piano) score but its for the first movement only. Here's the whole concerto for two pianos:
https://www.sheetmusicarchive.net/single_listing.cfm?composer_id=6

If you want I'll scan through the solo sheet I have.  ;D

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Re: Grieg Piano Concerto
Reply #15 on: June 01, 2004, 05:41:06 AM
Go to www.sheetmusicarchive.net and turn off the cookies in internet options and DOWNLOAD and PRINT like crazy!

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Re: Grieg Piano Concerto
Reply #16 on: June 08, 2004, 06:02:23 AM
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MMUUUUUUUUUUUUHAHHAHAAHAH  ;D

I have the solo VERSION! mmuuuhahahaha

so just go down to your local library..or order it from a music store..or internet...lots of ways in the 21th century


Hi Spatula, care to send the solo version to me? Yeah my library happens only to have the 2 piano reduction of it and i happen to stay in Singapore where there is only one single library in the whole country that has piano scores.

Thanks

Zhiliang
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Re: Grieg Piano Concerto
Reply #17 on: July 01, 2004, 05:52:02 AM
I prefer the Samson Francois' (I hope I spelled that correctly). I don't have the recording (if one exists) but I do have a DVD. Also on that DVD is Ravel's Concerto for the Left Hand and Pollini playing a few Chopin preludes.

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Re: Grieg Piano Concerto
Reply #18 on: July 04, 2004, 06:57:06 AM
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Hi,

I think the Norwegian pianist, Leif Ove Andsnes has the best recording - it sings much more than any other i have heard.


Of all recordings, this dude zooms right through some of the most beautiful parts in 3rd movement.  Sometimes his playing is overzealous and creates more tension in the music than neccessary.  I don't quite get why, but listen to the first movement, he didn't correctly come in with the A minor octave chord in the 2nd bar of the 1st movement right after the precussion.  He came in too soon, and left the precussion dying off with a nasty and poorly coordinated swish swash of tonic to dominant decending chords.  The rest is pretty powerful, but would be more sans the poor introduction.

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Re: Grieg Piano Concerto
Reply #19 on: July 04, 2004, 07:00:27 AM
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Hi Spatula, care to send the solo version to me? Yeah my library happens only to have the 2 piano reduction of it and i happen to stay in Singapore where there is only one single library in the whole country that has piano scores.

Thanks
Zhiliang


I don't have a scanner.  What you can do is just draw a line to which main piano melodies you want to play on the sheet music or highlight the first line, so its basically splicing both the 1st piano and 2nd piano into the "klavierkonzert" or piano-orcheastra.  

The single solo version is exactly that of the duet but it just splices both parts into the main important themes.  In your case, your eyes will have to jump around a lot.  ::)

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