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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #1350 on: May 07, 2019, 01:28:07 PM »
great on soooo many levels

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #1351 on: May 12, 2019, 09:38:11 AM »
They are c. 1900, so unfortunately, no.

A magnificent collection of etudes.

No. 5 ;)

https://www.pianostreet.com/smf/index.php/topic,31182.0.html

I can't say enough of your playing, Andrew.  It is a pleasure to hear your expression, interpretation, and you top it off with your golden tone.  Do you have any other Liapunov recordings by chance?
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #1352 on: May 12, 2019, 05:55:41 PM »
Nice to hear! The only other one I've played in public is no.12, but it was a very long time ago. The audio isn't great, and the performance could be better, link below. (The no.5 one, on the other hand, I'm happy with.)


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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #1353 on: May 28, 2019, 07:45:42 AM »


 ::)
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«Reply #1354 on: May 29, 2019, 08:44:49 PM »
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #1355 on: June 05, 2019, 05:21:27 AM »

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #1356 on: July 04, 2019, 03:00:37 AM »
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #1357 on: July 07, 2019, 10:54:54 PM »
Favorite new teacher quote -- "You found the only possible wrong answer."

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #1358 on: July 16, 2019, 05:12:11 PM »
Favorite new teacher quote -- "You found the only possible wrong answer."

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #1360 on: July 26, 2019, 10:34:32 PM »
Favorite new teacher quote -- "You found the only possible wrong answer."

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #1361 on: July 30, 2019, 01:12:05 PM »



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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #1362 on: August 08, 2019, 08:18:40 AM »
Nice to hear! The only other one I've played in public is no.12, but it was a very long time ago. The audio isn't great, and the performance could be better, link below. (The no.5 one, on the other hand, I'm happy with.)

Bravo!  Have you considered doing a Liapunov CD?  He could surely use the exposure.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #1363 on: August 11, 2019, 10:39:13 AM »
Bravo!  Have you considered doing a Liapunov CD?  He could surely use the exposure.

He could, but thankfully some good youngish pianists have taken up the case. I'm thinking of Florian Noack and Vincenzo Maltempo.

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #1364 on: September 02, 2019, 04:40:13 AM »

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #1365 on: September 02, 2019, 09:26:31 AM »
Beethoven's 4th Symphony

Barenboim conducting BBC Proms 2012.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #1366 on: September 04, 2019, 11:12:53 PM »


I wasn't that impressed.  Yeah, you pay more for a decent grand piano.  The guy and his playing got kind of old too.  I think it was the staring toward the camera.  And tension or something in the playing.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #1367 on: September 05, 2019, 11:42:08 AM »


I think once is enough.  Now I'm up to speed again.  ::)
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #1368 on: September 11, 2019, 11:26:08 PM »
Favorite new teacher quote -- "You found the only possible wrong answer."

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #1369 on: September 12, 2019, 01:19:40 AM »
I wupped Batman's ass.

What else?

Actually in addition to the above masterpiece, I'm listening to Glenn Gould's acoustic piano version of the contrapunctus IX from the AF.  I think there's only the one recording.

Yeah, after the entry of the subject in the bass in about measures...I don't know, about maybe bar 100 or so.  It gets tough to memorize.

And forget about trying to do sustain for the main "Art of Fugue" when the subject comes in in Bb....AFAIC, it just can't be done.

I do think Gould's trick of increasing his tempo as the piece progresses is somewhat effective.  I mean, it's certainly one way to encourage the audience along.  I don't necessarily agree, but I don't have the whole piece in memory so I can't really judge.  It's a long-ass fugue, and it's kind of complicated in its way.

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #1370 on: September 12, 2019, 11:23:51 PM »
All right.  I found a trending piece of music.  Woo who!   ::) :P

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/the-worst-best-day-of-my-life-how-a-song-went-viral-then-suddenly-disappeared-871991/

Looks like the lyrics weren't quite what I thought.  I'm not surprised, but I wasn't really expecting that.  Be warned if you click here (which you will now)! 
https://www.beatgogo.com/lyrics-translation/lil-boom/10147/already-dead-omae-wa-mou
https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/lilboom/alreadydead.html

Kind of changes things for that parrot video.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #1371 on: September 23, 2019, 11:52:17 PM »



Dang.  They could have just kept it all the same Back to the Future theme, but he went and added the third movie that makes the piece pretty different.  I didn't know what he was doing at first.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #1372 on: September 23, 2019, 11:57:29 PM »
I guess this too.  It was next on the list.   ::)






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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #1373 on: September 24, 2019, 09:58:04 PM »


ah, that hit the spot

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #1374 on: September 25, 2019, 12:54:56 AM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Night_Session!_Vol._1

Back when Jim Hall wasn't being all artsy and Hampton Hawes still had the balls to play straight bebop.


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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #1375 on: September 26, 2019, 01:29:12 PM »
Costa was a gem, this is so freaking good, this music  is a chilly walk outside at sunset in late november w a hot cup of cider




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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #1376 on: September 27, 2019, 02:41:17 PM »

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #1377 on: October 04, 2019, 01:40:13 AM »
Whole thing is so great esp the dueling pianos and stride and swing

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #1378 on: October 04, 2019, 02:11:34 AM »

Made a Liszt. Need new Handel's for Soler panel & Alkan foil. Will Faure Stein on the way to pick up Mendels' sohn. Josquin get Wolfgangs Schu with Clara. Gone Chopin, I'll be Bach

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #1379 on: October 06, 2019, 10:51:45 AM »
Favorite new teacher quote -- "You found the only possible wrong answer."

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #1380 on: October 08, 2019, 12:05:06 AM »

Dope

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #1381 on: October 17, 2019, 10:48:04 PM »


That fugue  8)
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #1382 on: October 23, 2019, 04:37:29 AM »
Three years, and you'll still be hard pressed to find a person who makes better arrangements of popular music than this guy.

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When you find that uncommonly great 1 What re you listening to right now?
«Reply #1383 on: October 23, 2019, 11:07:13 PM »
This is it chief,  and how many "pros" I had to stop 20 sec in,  so many pianists  use this etude : which is really one of the lyrical  ones, as a chance to blast through it like a race,  this girl get the tempo just right and the articulation everything it's so good


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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #1384 on: October 24, 2019, 05:23:29 PM »
A propos of nothing, I was just reminded of this tune last evening while chatting with an old school friend online.  I find it not surprising that Chester Thompson kept the signature Hammond organ fills and the general shape of his solo from the studio recording, but his trick of moving a half step up for a bit i.e., going "outside," then coming back in during his solo is something I should work on.  It'll be effective on piano as well.  Best used sparingly.  After all, I'm not some funk saxophone player wearing a funny hat playing in some crappy dive.

It's a neat, idiomatic trick, but I never got around to incorporating that in my own playing. 


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Re: When you find that uncommonly great 1 What re you listening to right now?
«Reply #1385 on: October 25, 2019, 10:48:30 AM »
This is it chief,  and how many "pros" I had to stop 20 sec in,  so many pianists  use this etude : which is really one of the lyrical  ones, as a chance to blast through it like a race,  this girl get the tempo just right and the articulation everything it's so good

Playing Kapustin slower. . . always good advice. 8)
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #1386 on: October 27, 2019, 12:46:59 AM »
Favorite new teacher quote -- "You found the only possible wrong answer."

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Re: When you find that uncommonly great 1 What re you listening to right now?
«Reply #1387 on: October 29, 2019, 01:48:28 PM »
Playing Kapustin slower. . . always good advice. 8)
hi Goldentone I tend to agree , but it has to be within reason,  there is too slow , and w the Kap,  one needs to try and abstain from romanticizing it too much , Ie excess rubato and tempo expansion and contraction need to be kept in check and subtle if at all!
Ie the Elaine Rodrigues recording , she's a good pianist, well regarded and its earned but her prelude etude , its ,um, well, ...here see for yourself,  not my thing .....


Then there is a place for excitement and super agility and briskness, the no 8 for example , still many a pianist  miss places of great expression , here this guy is awesome there's good videos of him in the competition scene , he's from Belarus. I used to think I had a favorite recording of this one and that I had heard pretty much the best way it could probably be done by a few pianists, then I came across this, and , well here, speaks for itself...esp around 1:41 +  GAH! so good!!!!


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Re: When you find that uncommonly great 1 What re you listening to right now?
«Reply #1388 on: October 30, 2019, 09:21:45 AM »
hi Goldentone I tend to agree , but it has to be within reason,  there is too slow , and w the Kap,  one needs to try and abstain from romanticizing it too much , Ie excess rubato and tempo expansion and contraction need to be kept in check and subtle if at all!
Ie the Elaine Rodrigues recording , she's a good pianist, well regarded and its earned but her prelude etude , its ,um, well, ...here see for yourself,  not my thing .....


Then there is a place for excitement and super agility and briskness, the no 8 for example , still many a pianist  miss places of great expression , here this guy is awesome there's good videos of him in the competition scene , he's from Belarus. I used to think I had a favorite recording of this one and that I had heard pretty much the best way it could probably be done by a few pianists, then I came across this, and , well here, speaks for itself...esp around 1:41 +  GAH! so good!!!!

I enjoyed both selections, Vis.  The romanticized Pretude:  I thought she played very well.  Those black sleeves, though.  They even came into her hands.  The gentleman played  most dexterously, yes.  I am no expert on Kapustin as you know 8) but these pieces have warmth, and so if they are characteristic of Kapustin, I can enjoy his music.  I don't see any classical in it, however.  Perhaps one could call his genre refined jazz.

I can imagine playing these at a dinner party. . . A delicious evening of refinement.  If you can associate refinement with Kapustin, then no such evening can carry embarrassment.  :)         
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«Reply #1389 on: November 03, 2019, 02:21:37 PM »

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #1390 on: November 05, 2019, 02:33:50 AM »


Made a Liszt. Need new Handel's for Soler panel & Alkan foil. Will Faure Stein on the way to pick up Mendels' sohn. Josquin get Wolfgangs Schu with Clara. Gone Chopin, I'll be Bach

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #1391 on: November 10, 2019, 12:29:11 AM »
Favorite new teacher quote -- "You found the only possible wrong answer."

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«Reply #1392 on: November 14, 2019, 04:52:23 AM »
So freaking awesome

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«Reply #1393 on: November 14, 2019, 11:19:38 AM »

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«Reply #1394 on: November 15, 2019, 11:25:31 PM »

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #1395 on: November 21, 2019, 04:17:02 PM »

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #1396 on: November 26, 2019, 06:53:24 AM »

Made a Liszt. Need new Handel's for Soler panel & Alkan foil. Will Faure Stein on the way to pick up Mendels' sohn. Josquin get Wolfgangs Schu with Clara. Gone Chopin, I'll be Bach

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #1397 on: November 28, 2019, 12:25:31 PM »

(FULL ALBUM) Scriabin - The complete Mazurkas - Artur PIZARRO
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_compositions_by_Alexander_Scriabin#Piano_works

Moved down to the mazurkas but didn't want to hunt for the first one...
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #1398 on: December 06, 2019, 04:48:54 AM »

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #1399 on: December 09, 2019, 08:00:57 AM »

Made a Liszt. Need new Handel's for Soler panel & Alkan foil. Will Faure Stein on the way to pick up Mendels' sohn. Josquin get Wolfgangs Schu with Clara. Gone Chopin, I'll be Bach