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Topic: Studies on Chopin Études : HAmelin ?  (Read 1828 times)

Offline Terry-Piano

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Studies on Chopin Études : HAmelin ?
on: July 22, 2004, 09:36:30 PM
Who played all these ?? And what are recordings of it...besides Marc-André Hamelin recording it for Hyperion label... These insane Godowski pieces have been described as touching territory that "Liszt didnt even dream of :P " .. especially regarding the left-hand
I haven't heard all of them ... so im looking to find alll available recordings.. thanks for your input...

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Re: Studies on Chopin Études : HAmelin ?
Reply #1 on: July 23, 2004, 04:36:19 AM
Aside from Hamelin's which is probably the "definitive" recording, complete recordings of these works have been made by Carlo Grante and Geoffrey Douglas Madge.  There may be others that I'm not aware of. I have the Grante recordings and he does an adaquate job.  I've not heard anything positive about Madge's recordings.  He is know for taking deliberately slow tempi.  In short.... the version to have is Hamelin's.

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Re: Studies on Chopin Études : HAmelin ?
Reply #2 on: July 23, 2004, 08:02:14 AM
Has Libetta got a CD out? If not, *definitely* get his video preformance of the etudes (he preformed all of them live). His Godowsky etudes, in my opinion, at least match Hamelin's, and some of them are even better. He preformed them, btw, in his early 20's if I remember correctly! Italian chap.

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Re: Studies on Chopin Études : Hamelin ?
Reply #3 on: July 23, 2004, 08:59:35 PM
There's another guy, Kevin Hadsell who has his own website (www.kevinhadsell.com) and he's doing this "Piano Dream" project....well anyways if you go to the recordings section of the website, theres a list of CD's he's done so far, and among them are the Chopin-Godowsky etudes, and you can play samples of some of them, I thought he was pretty darn good, I think I'm going to put in an order for the two disks....cheaper than Hamelin's CD too.
wOOt! I have a website now! It's spiffy!

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Re: Studies on Chopin Études : HAmelin ?
Reply #4 on: July 23, 2004, 09:28:54 PM
LISZT_LOVER...

maybe you should read a bit more into the PIANO DREAM site... hahhaa...
i dont think youve gotten the idea of the project...

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Re: Studies on Chopin Études : HAmelin ?
Reply #5 on: July 24, 2004, 01:36:54 AM
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LISZT_LOVER...

maybe you should read a bit more into the PIANO DREAM site... hahhaa...
i dont think youve gotten the idea of the project...



I'm confused as to what you mean....he's recording music...?
wOOt! I have a website now! It's spiffy!

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Re: Studies on Chopin Études : HAmelin ?
Reply #6 on: July 24, 2004, 01:42:54 AM
Oh........I just read the bit about the actual project......this guy is a fake....although his biography is touching(yeah right). Well...I guess I won't be putting in my order then....I'll go give the money to a pianist who deserves it....
wOOt! I have a website now! It's spiffy!
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