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« Reply #1000 on: June 09, 2016, 12:44:12 PM »

super nice medley and improv/re arrangement and re harmonization. really wish the score was realized out....

"My Favorite Things", "Someday My Prince Will Come" and "Moanin'"
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« Reply #1001 on: June 09, 2016, 05:31:27 PM »

i mean holy freagin katz!  Shocked
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« Reply #1002 on: June 09, 2016, 10:32:52 PM »

I'm about a third of the way through now....



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuXELYdiG8Q
Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 11 in B-flat major Op. 22 - Schnabel
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« Reply #1003 on: June 10, 2016, 07:33:08 AM »

Ives Second String Quartet (1907-1913).  Here are notes that Ives wrote in the margins of the score:

“String Quartet for four men – who converse, discuss, argue (in re ‘Politick’), fight, shake hands, shut up  …. And at the end say “enough discussion for us!”

Here is the “Arguments” movement of this work for your listening enjoyment:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CEA6HZKlp4
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« Reply #1004 on: June 10, 2016, 10:10:14 AM »

Brahms ballades by Michelangeli. I don't think I have heard anyone play them as well as he does. I am inspired to learn them. (Also listening to Perahia Brahms Rhapsodies Op. 79)
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« Reply #1005 on: June 10, 2016, 07:19:04 PM »

Brahms ballades by Michelangeli. I don't think I have heard anyone play them as well as he does. I am inspired to learn them. (Also listening to Perahia Brahms Rhapsodies Op. 79)

I listened to the 5/23/73 live performance Michelangeli did just now.  Great!  Glenn Gould also has a nice recording of them that I like (a little unusual interpretation as often the case with Gould).

The Ballades are among my favorite works of Brahms. I was just reading in my Swafford biography of Brahms where he played these Ballades to Schumann on 1/11/1855 while Schumann was in the asylum.  Schumann entered the asylum on 3/4/1854 and remained there until his death.

“Then, with a welter of feelings, on January 11 Brahms made the journey to Endenich.  There for the first time in nearly a year he sat face to face with the man to whom he owed his fame and his burden.  Schumann was alert and sociable. The two chatted through the afternoon about times old and new.  They tried some piano duets.  Brahms played his Schumann Variations and Four Ballades for the smiling master. After a visit for several hours they walked to Bonn, where Schumann clung to Johannes nearly enough to make him miss his train.”
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« Reply #1006 on: June 11, 2016, 12:09:21 AM »


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JM1dw6BfPs
Sviatoslav Richter plays Beethoven Piano Sonata no. 12, op. 26 - video 1976
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« Reply #1007 on: June 11, 2016, 02:07:21 PM »


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqukjARW06U
Beethoven Sonata N° 13 Daniel Barenboim
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« Reply #1008 on: June 12, 2016, 01:44:59 PM »


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKt0bIE3eaI
Beethoven : Sonata No.14 Op.27 No.2 ("Moonlight") / Valentina Lisitsa
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« Reply #1009 on: June 12, 2016, 02:09:28 PM »


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0m36Tq3F18
Wilhelm Kempff - Beethoven - Piano Sonata No 15 in D major, Op 28
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« Reply #1010 on: June 13, 2016, 11:42:10 AM »


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IblxeFAcqrc
Beethoven, Sonata para piano Nº 15 en Re mayor Opus 28 Pastoral. Daniel Barenboim, piano
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« Reply #1011 on: June 14, 2016, 11:30:33 AM »


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTJy2nFFXpo
ASHKENAZY, Beethoven Piano Sonata No.16 in G major, Op.31 - 1
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« Reply #1012 on: June 14, 2016, 11:56:49 AM »

always expanding my horizons and music awareness and appreciation. Right now quite thrilled at my newest find (to me at least), the ultra groovy and perky Jaroslav Ridky Piano concerto with pianist Frantisek Rauch (who was a really great romatnic interpreter ie chopin  beethoven and the like but i like his treatment of the neoclassical and modernish idiom).

other movements can be linked to from the first mvmnt
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*although not as giddy there's some similarity to the Ivan Jirko No 3, at least it appears to me at least.
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« Reply #1013 on: June 15, 2016, 11:07:33 AM »


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeL3tAb7yV4
Beethoven - Piano sonata n°17 op.31 n°2 - Richter studio
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piano_Sonata_No._17_(Beethoven)
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Past the halfway mark.  Whew....
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« Reply #1014 on: June 16, 2016, 11:19:06 AM »

I could play two (or more) videos at once and get through more recordings that way....  Roll Eyes


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFASPfTx57c
Brendel plays Beethoven Piano Sonata No.18, Op.31 No.3 (1/2)
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEiL-9XCKfY
Brendel plays Beethoven Piano Sonata No.18, Op.31 No.3 (2/2)
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« Reply #1015 on: June 16, 2016, 08:18:22 PM »

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« Reply #1016 on: June 17, 2016, 07:34:03 AM »

This piece is a staple in the organ repertoire.  The video came up in a list of search results, and it quickly became clear there was more to it than the literal title.  I was struck with thoughts of befuddlement and fascination. 



Even without the video part, the interpretation of the piece is rather excellent IMO. 

Wondering what those of you not familiar with the music think of this.
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« Reply #1017 on: June 17, 2016, 11:09:09 AM »


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wlezLVhv00
Beethoven | Piano Sonata No. 19 in G minor | Daniel Barenboim
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« Reply #1018 on: June 18, 2016, 02:53:33 PM »


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzZ22bGLSqc
Brendel plays Beethoven Piano Sonata No.20, Op.49 No.2
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« Reply #1019 on: June 18, 2016, 03:03:12 PM »


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dL0JLNt_3EE
Claudio Arrau Beethoven "Waldstein" (Full)
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Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op. 53 "Waldstein"

I. Allegro con brio
II. Introduzione. Adagio molto - attacca
III. Rondo. Allegretto moderato - Prestissimo

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
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« Reply #1020 on: June 19, 2016, 03:28:12 AM »

Bloody hell, I have completely fallen in love with Medtner's Op.5. Good freaking music. I'm itching to learn it but I already have other commitments, so I'll start working on it later this year!

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« Reply #1021 on: June 20, 2016, 01:08:11 PM »

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« Reply #1022 on: June 21, 2016, 05:20:04 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUOaRKgIBRM
Beethoven 22
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« Reply #1023 on: June 22, 2016, 12:23:39 PM »

absolutely charming!
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« Reply #1024 on: June 23, 2016, 05:45:44 PM »

well..yesterday, some elegant German.
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« Reply #1025 on: June 23, 2016, 11:42:28 PM »

The sound... of snails!  Shocked

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« Reply #1026 on: June 25, 2016, 12:42:32 PM »


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJKirm73xMU
Science For Girls - 14 Days 
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« Reply #1027 on: June 26, 2016, 02:25:51 PM »


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ak_7tTxZrk
Beethoven Sonata N° 23 'Appassionata' Daniel Barenboim
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« Reply #1028 on: June 26, 2016, 05:30:22 PM »

I have to say, I'm really happy that my random recommendation of listening to all the Beethoven sonatas was so influential.
Perhaps next time you need something to do, I might suggest sending a couple hundred bucks into my personal bank account...  Grin
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« Reply #1029 on: June 27, 2016, 11:31:09 AM »

Down to the last ten...



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vq8o92aPEEM
Glenn Gould - Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 24
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« Reply #1030 on: June 27, 2016, 11:38:26 AM »


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pypinF00ugg
Beethoven Piano Sonata 25 played by Vladimir Ashkenazy
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« Reply #1031 on: June 27, 2016, 05:44:23 PM »



alternate performance


has enough schmaltz, pizaz/POP and slavic  oomph to take my like. i love just about everything she plays, and nails 'nostalgia' without being overly sentimental.
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« Reply #1032 on: June 28, 2016, 11:23:55 AM »


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TXQSz_4AMY
Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 26 "Les Adieux" (Pollini) 
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« Reply #1033 on: June 29, 2016, 05:51:25 AM »

I'm listening to BEETHOVEN- Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major “Waldstein”, Op. 53 right now. Just watched CéDRIC TIBERGHIEN performed last sunday in Singapore. Wonderful!


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« Reply #1034 on: June 29, 2016, 11:02:19 AM »


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QREQ8iKZro
Beethoven, Sonata para piano Nº 27 en mi menor Opus 90. Daniel Barenboim, piano
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« Reply #1035 on: June 29, 2016, 11:18:06 AM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yn2CbJls2_A

28....
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« Reply #1036 on: June 30, 2016, 01:40:58 AM »

I never thought I would say this but I am officially in love with Scriabin. Not just his early pieces, or his mid-period works but his ENTIRE output. I initially found his later works to be extremely unappealing but now I'm enthralled by their unique sound...

My cut off point for "enjoyable Scriabin" used to be the second sonata, then it escalated to the 3rd, then 4th, and for awhile the borderline was his 5th sonata. Now I'm walking the streets humming to his 8th and 9th sonatas...
Crazy freaking monsterpieces.



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« Reply #1037 on: June 30, 2016, 02:12:02 AM »



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« Reply #1038 on: June 30, 2016, 03:11:00 AM »

Okay, these late sonatas are masterpieces. Wow! I retract my statement about scriabin's 5th being his magnum opus, these sonatas are GLORIOUS and far superior to his earlier works. Just how the heck did it take me so long to fall in love with these works???

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« Reply #1039 on: June 30, 2016, 11:29:44 AM »


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUCsk7KToMM
Beethoven Piano Sonata No 29 B♭ major Op 106 Hammerklavier Alfred Brendel 
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« Reply #1040 on: July 04, 2016, 12:55:20 PM »

So close...



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koqAdGcty3k
Claudio Arrau Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 30 (Full)
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« Reply #1041 on: July 04, 2016, 09:56:15 PM »


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPpy5YrhMp4
Hélène Grimaud - Beethoven - Piano Sonata Nº31 Op110
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« Reply #1042 on: July 04, 2016, 10:17:37 PM »

Last... one....


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Beethoven Sonata N° 32 Daniel Barenboim
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« Reply #1043 on: July 05, 2016, 04:07:49 PM »

 i simply adore well done 'children's pieces' that really don't have to be for children, but are made such that little hands can play them. doesn't mean they have to be any less lovely, these two are two beautiful little gems.
these are from  a collection of works by Takatomi Nobunaga where each piece has intervals in each hand of a 7th or less....lovely little work. reminds me of Akira Yuyama's similarly styled book  but these have a different feel to them, no less 'magical', no need to talk down to them just because they are young...
 




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« Reply #1044 on: July 07, 2016, 06:51:22 AM »

One word: wow.


Cortot allegedly re-orchestrated this concerto, and while I'm not usually a fan of "improving" on composer's work, I must say that I'm a HUGE fan, especially with Cortot at the piano.
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« Reply #1045 on: July 07, 2016, 07:31:41 AM »

welcome to the club mjames
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« Reply #1046 on: July 07, 2016, 12:20:38 PM »


one minute and change of pure happy  Cheesy  (if it sounds similar to stuff i've mentioned in the past it's because it's also by Yuyama, love just about everything he penned for piano)
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« Reply #1047 on: July 08, 2016, 12:42:46 AM »

Electrifying performances of Schumann's Sonata No. 3 and Scriabin's Sonata No.5 from 1976. Although these unedited performances have a few wrong notes, they are so much more visceral than the emaciated, edited ones that RCA released on LP ages ago. Better sound on this new release, too.

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« Reply #1048 on: July 09, 2016, 01:19:25 PM »

When's Thals birthday?  Haha.


Here we go...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgKjp98fPnw
Bernstein in Vienna: Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major (1970)
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« Reply #1049 on: July 13, 2016, 03:09:36 PM »

Really learning to love Medtner more and more.
So nice to see a concerto's score as well.
Piano Concerto 2 Op.50 - c minor.

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