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Krystian Zimerman on Rach 1 (Read 5230 times)

Offline aslanov

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Krystian Zimerman on Rach 1
« on: January 30, 2010, 08:10:45 AM »
K, i usually don't post much anymore, but I just stumbled on Zimerman playing rachmaninov's first concerto with seiji ozawa...is it just me, or is this one of..ney, THE most brilliant rendition of this piece, both by the orchestra and zimerman himself.

Here is the link to part 2, where the cadenza is..it's insane. I urge everyone to listen to the whole thing
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What do you think?

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Re: Krystian Zimerman on Rach 1
«Reply #1 on: January 30, 2010, 08:15:16 AM »
Indeed, this is one of my favorite recordings of this piece ever, and this is coming from someone who grew up on Byron Janis and Rachmaninoff's own recording. Simply stunning in every way. Shame that Zimerman has gone off the mental deep end and we won't be seeing many (or any) disks from him anymore, let alone performances. He is supposedly to retire in 2011.

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Re: Krystian Zimerman on Rach 1
«Reply #2 on: January 30, 2010, 04:07:29 PM »
He is supposedly to retire in 2011.
Where did you hear that? :(
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Re: Krystian Zimerman on Rach 1
«Reply #3 on: January 31, 2010, 12:06:44 AM »
Where did you hear that? :(

I heard on a yahoo group. I am not sure if it is completely true, nor if the source is reliable.

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Re: Krystian Zimerman on Rach 1
«Reply #4 on: January 31, 2010, 12:14:07 AM »
Well I think he lives not far from me. I might go and ask him :P

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Re: Krystian Zimerman on Rach 1
«Reply #5 on: January 31, 2010, 12:18:53 AM »
I heard on a yahoo group. I am not sure if it is completely true, nor if the source is reliable.
It says so that too on Wikipedia.

Well I think he lives not far from me. I might go and ask him :P
If you do, can you ask him to come play down here in South America? :D
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Re: Krystian Zimerman on Rach 1
«Reply #6 on: January 31, 2010, 12:29:09 AM »

If you do, can you ask him to come play down here in South America? :D

If, yes. So he never went to South Amerika?

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Re: Krystian Zimerman on Rach 1
«Reply #7 on: January 31, 2010, 01:20:07 AM »
If, yes. So he never went to South Amerika?
Not that I know of. In an article from 2007 he said he wanted to, but wasn't able to arrange for the transportation of his piano.
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Re: Krystian Zimerman on Rach 1
«Reply #8 on: January 31, 2010, 11:13:47 PM »
I reckon pletnev is worth a listen. just my opinion

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Re: Krystian Zimerman on Rach 1
«Reply #9 on: February 01, 2010, 09:38:34 AM »
I reckon pletnev is worth a listen. just my opinion

I really dislike Pletnev's playing. It is overly reckless to the point of it being abrasive. He shouldn't even be mentioned next to Zimerman, much less in comparison. He is a decent conductor, though. He should stick to that instead.

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Re: Krystian Zimerman on Rach 1
«Reply #10 on: February 04, 2010, 07:34:25 AM »
Well I think he lives not far from me. I might go and ask him :P

LOL.
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Re: Krystian Zimerman on Rach 1
«Reply #11 on: February 04, 2010, 07:42:26 AM »
Well I think he lives not far from me. I might go and ask him :P

If you see him could you ask him about this?



It's a serious question! :D

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Re: Krystian Zimerman on Rach 1
«Reply #12 on: February 06, 2010, 03:17:44 AM »

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Re: Krystian Zimerman on Rach 1
«Reply #13 on: February 06, 2010, 04:17:19 AM »
I heard on a yahoo group.

i also like him... which yahoo group are you talking about?
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Re: Krystian Zimerman on Rach 1
«Reply #14 on: April 21, 2010, 04:08:09 PM »
yeah i agree, probably the best recording ever. i also think leif ove andsnes is wonderful, if he didn't commit himself to the plain-as-wood BBC radio orchestra... boston orchestra is just so good :)

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Re: Krystian Zimerman on Rach 1
«Reply #15 on: April 21, 2010, 04:39:18 PM »
Rach 1 is a great concerto.
Although personally I prefer the original version.
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Re: Krystian Zimerman on Rach 1
«Reply #16 on: April 21, 2010, 09:22:07 PM »
Rach 1 is a great concerto.
Although personally I prefer the original version.
you mean the Rach one?
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Re: Krystian Zimerman on Rach 1
«Reply #17 on: April 22, 2010, 04:49:13 AM »
Rach 1 is a great concerto.
Although personally I prefer the original version.

Agreed. I learned the original version a few years ago and never regretted learning that one instead. It is simply a great piece to play, although it shows a lot of Arensky's influence. It's great to see what kind of student he was, and what he came from.



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