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Whose recording do you like better

amanfang
10 (47.6%)
mcgillcomposer
9 (42.9%)
both are equally good
1 (4.8%)
neither
1 (4.8%)

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DUEL - mcgillcomposer vs. amanfang, Beethoven Op. 78 (Read 4767 times)

Offline amanfang

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DUEL - mcgillcomposer vs. amanfang, Beethoven Op. 78
« on: March 08, 2008, 12:48:45 PM »
Here's my recording for our duel (due today, March 8).  I did not take repeats.

Recorded using Audacity and microphone on a recently restored Mason & Hamlin.
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piano sheet music of Sonata 24


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Re: DUEL - mcgillcomposer vs. amanfang, Beethoven Op. 78
«Reply #1 on: March 09, 2008, 12:51:43 PM »
Still waiting for your recording....
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Offline counterpoint

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Re: DUEL - mcgillcomposer vs. amanfang, Beethoven Op. 78
«Reply #2 on: March 09, 2008, 03:39:30 PM »
It will get hard for mcgillcomposer - your recording is very, very good  :)

Oh, I just recognized, someone has voted for mcgillcomposer  :D

(It was not me!)
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Re: DUEL - mcgillcomposer vs. amanfang, Beethoven Op. 78
«Reply #3 on: March 09, 2008, 07:54:58 PM »

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Re: DUEL - mcgillcomposer vs. amanfang, Beethoven Op. 78
«Reply #4 on: March 10, 2008, 12:55:42 AM »
This is mcgillcomposer's farewell to the forum. I am sick of the idiocy and BS that abounds, so I'd like to say tata and enjoy!

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Re: DUEL - mcgillcomposer vs. amanfang, Beethoven Op. 78
«Reply #5 on: March 10, 2008, 07:40:13 AM »
Wow, Mcgill, such incredible crescendos and decrescendos.  It must be heard to be
believed.
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Re: DUEL - mcgillcomposer vs. amanfang, Beethoven Op. 78
«Reply #6 on: March 10, 2008, 09:23:32 AM »
Talent and tact don't always go hand in hand.

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Re: DUEL - mcgillcomposer vs. amanfang, Beethoven Op. 78
«Reply #7 on: March 10, 2008, 09:26:04 AM »
mcgillcomposer

ROFLMAO  ;D
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Re: DUEL - mcgillcomposer vs. amanfang, Beethoven Op. 78
«Reply #8 on: March 10, 2008, 04:17:52 PM »
mcgillcomposer's recording is superior. Amanfang's is really good but it lacks the details that make a recording university level or professional level.

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Re: DUEL - mcgillcomposer vs. amanfang, Beethoven Op. 78
«Reply #9 on: March 10, 2008, 05:40:58 PM »
Mcgillcomposer's is better. Definitely more musical.

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Re: DUEL - mcgillcomposer vs. amanfang, Beethoven Op. 78
«Reply #10 on: March 10, 2008, 05:54:53 PM »
who is the pianist in mcgillcomposer's recording... ? ::)
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Re: DUEL - mcgillcomposer vs. amanfang, Beethoven Op. 78
«Reply #11 on: March 10, 2008, 06:57:33 PM »
who is the pianist in mcgillcomposer's recording... ? ::)

My computer says "Andrew Schartmann"
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Offline i heart xenakis

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Re: DUEL - mcgillcomposer vs. amanfang, Beethoven Op. 78
«Reply #12 on: March 10, 2008, 10:13:53 PM »
My computer says "Andrew Schartmann"

http://www.music.mcgill.ca/composition/Files/CME/index.html


It is indeed him.  Andrew (aka drew as I know him) is actually a more than decent interpreter when it comes to Beethoven and Mozart.

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Re: DUEL - mcgillcomposer vs. amanfang, Beethoven Op. 78
«Reply #13 on: March 10, 2008, 10:28:38 PM »
It's not mcgillcomposer playing
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Re: DUEL - mcgillcomposer vs. amanfang, Beethoven Op. 78
«Reply #14 on: March 10, 2008, 10:42:44 PM »
It's not mcgillcomposer playing

Then who is it?

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Re: DUEL - mcgillcomposer vs. amanfang, Beethoven Op. 78
«Reply #15 on: March 10, 2008, 11:00:42 PM »
I don't know - Pollini?
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Re: DUEL - mcgillcomposer vs. amanfang, Beethoven Op. 78
«Reply #16 on: March 11, 2008, 01:59:55 AM »
I don't know - Pollini?

Doesn't even sound remotely like Pollini.  Sounds more like Ashkenazy if anything.

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Re: DUEL - mcgillcomposer vs. amanfang, Beethoven Op. 78
«Reply #17 on: March 11, 2008, 04:59:29 AM »
Okay why can I not get mcgill's recording?

Did he remove it or what?

Not fair!

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Re: DUEL - mcgillcomposer vs. amanfang, Beethoven Op. 78
«Reply #18 on: March 16, 2008, 05:09:19 PM »
Can't believe people are voting for Amanfang...

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Re: DUEL - mcgillcomposer vs. amanfang, Beethoven Op. 78
«Reply #19 on: March 16, 2008, 05:30:51 PM »
Can't believe people are voting for Amanfang...

thierry, you voted for what?

If you didn't realize, there was never a recording of mcgillcomposer!
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Re: DUEL - mcgillcomposer vs. amanfang, Beethoven Op. 78
«Reply #20 on: March 16, 2008, 05:45:28 PM »
thierry, you voted for what?

If you didn't realize, there was never a recording of mcgillcomposer!

If you didn't realize, mcgillcomposer posted a recording and then removed it. And a recording by far better than Amanfang's. Two different worlds really.

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Re: DUEL - mcgillcomposer vs. amanfang, Beethoven Op. 78
«Reply #21 on: March 16, 2008, 05:55:56 PM »
If you didn't realize, mcgillcomposer posted a recording and then removed it. And a recording by far better than Amanfang's. Two different worlds really.

I have downloaded "mcgillcomposer's" recording. The playing of the Sonata was very good, but it was not mcgillcompser playing! Of course, this recording would have been much better (from playing, instrument, recording etc.) as amanfang's recording.

But again: there was never a recording of mcgillcomposer playing Beethoven op.78
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Re: DUEL - mcgillcomposer vs. amanfang, Beethoven Op. 78
«Reply #22 on: March 16, 2008, 06:02:36 PM »
I have downloaded "mcgillcomposer's" recording. The playing of the Sonata was very good, but it was not mcgillcompser playing! Of course, this recording would have been much better (from playing, instrument, recording etc.) as amanfang's recording.

But again: there was never a recording of mcgillcomposer playing Beethoven op.78


Dude of course it was him playing. I can't see where you're getting the idea that it is not him ... I don't see any other evidence than because it was professionaly played. The fact is that this guy actually IS playing at that level.