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Offline mjin1

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Favorite Sonata in B minor interpretations? suggestions?
« on: June 20, 2011, 06:48:45 PM »

I really think Andre Watts's interpretation of this piece is awesome, but I'm trying to find a few other interpretations to listen to.

I keep reading that Evgeny Kissin's interpretation is awesome, has he recorded this piece? I can't seem to find a CD of his with Sonata in B minor on it.

Any other interpretations you guys like of Liszt's Sonata in B minor?

 

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Re: Favorite Sonata in B minor interpretations? suggestions?
«Reply #1 on: June 20, 2011, 08:13:38 PM »
Even though this person is an amateur, he does a good job with the sonata in B minor:

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Re: Favorite Sonata in B minor interpretations? suggestions?
«Reply #2 on: June 22, 2011, 12:25:36 PM »
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Re: Favorite Sonata in B minor interpretations? suggestions?
«Reply #3 on: June 22, 2011, 08:39:37 PM »
But seriously: There's a guy named Ozan Marsh on YouTube who plays it, but unfortunately only half of it is uploaded. It is something else...

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Re: Favorite Sonata in B minor interpretations? suggestions?
«Reply #4 on: June 24, 2011, 04:45:51 PM »
Zimerman

EVERYTHING Zimerman plays he turns to gold I swear. (In this case the piece is already gold and he just, shines the gold up even more :P)

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Re: Favorite Sonata in B minor interpretations? suggestions?
«Reply #5 on: June 24, 2011, 08:12:51 PM »
For me, Sultanov.
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Re: Favorite Sonata in B minor interpretations? suggestions?
«Reply #6 on: June 29, 2011, 03:05:06 PM »
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Re: Favorite Sonata in B minor interpretations? suggestions?
«Reply #7 on: July 09, 2011, 01:44:35 AM »
The 1930's Vladimir Horowitz recording is electrifying and breathtaking. The Claudio Arrau recording from 1970 is masterful. There's the 1953 recording by Annie Fischer thatís so musical and emotional.  Check out the Sviatoslav Richter and Alexis Weissenberg recordings also. There are others that come to mind, but these are first on my list.

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Re: Favorite Sonata in B minor interpretations? suggestions?
«Reply #8 on: July 09, 2011, 02:49:25 AM »
Add another point for Zimerman.

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Re: Favorite Sonata in B minor interpretations? suggestions?
«Reply #9 on: July 15, 2011, 12:30:22 PM »
I've heard a few professional, big-name pianists perform it live too, but honestly the best live performance I've heard is David Fung's. Very sensitive, artistic reading throughout. Not sure about the recording since I haven't heard it.

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Re: Favorite Sonata in B minor interpretations? suggestions?
«Reply #10 on: July 16, 2011, 12:14:21 AM »
The 1930's Vladimir Horowitz recording is electrifying and breathtaking. The Claudio Arrau recording from 1970 is masterful. There's the 1953 recording by Annie Fischer thatís so musical and emotional.  Check out the Sviatoslav Richter and Alexis Weissenberg recordings also. There are others that come to mind, but these are first on my list.

Those are some really good choices!

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Re: Favorite Sonata in B minor interpretations? suggestions?
«Reply #11 on: April 13, 2013, 09:51:25 PM »
My favorite is Yundi Li's version.

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Re: Favorite Sonata in B minor interpretations? suggestions?
«Reply #12 on: April 14, 2013, 12:40:28 AM »
I found Pogerelich's live performance quite outstanding:

P.S. There is another rather important Piano Sonata in B minor ;)

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Re: Favorite Sonata in B minor interpretations? suggestions?
«Reply #13 on: April 14, 2013, 04:33:28 AM »
My favorite interpreter of this piece is Simon Barere. Please listen to it. =)

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Re: Favorite Sonata in B minor interpretations? suggestions?
«Reply #14 on: April 14, 2013, 05:20:48 AM »
P.S. There is another rather important Piano Sonata in B minor ;)

Berg's op 1?

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Re: Favorite Sonata in B minor interpretations? suggestions?
«Reply #15 on: April 14, 2013, 09:51:09 PM »
Chopin's 3rd was what I had in mind: a very complex work to interpret, and few indeed meet the challenge I think.

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Re: Favorite Sonata in B minor interpretations? suggestions?
«Reply #16 on: April 14, 2013, 11:57:55 PM »
Chopin's 3rd was what I had in mind:

Do you mean Chopin's Allegro de concert or Kogosowski's hash job?

EDIT: Ooops. My bad!

Why am I getting sonatas and concerti confused so much of late?  :-[
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Re: Favorite Sonata in B minor interpretations? suggestions?
«Reply #17 on: April 15, 2013, 12:08:29 AM »
Andrť Laplante:




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Re: Favorite Sonata in B minor interpretations? suggestions?
«Reply #18 on: April 16, 2013, 03:05:39 PM »
Dinu Lipatti if you don't mind older recordings; he makes it light, beautiful and effortless.
If you want stormy, edgy, but with golden tone look to Argerich, one of her better recordings in my mind with a divine slow movement.
Cortot recorded it also and his is almost improvisational at times, but incredibly fresh (even after nearly eighty years!)
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Re: Favorite Sonata in B minor interpretations? suggestions?
«Reply #19 on: April 22, 2013, 03:21:33 PM »
Yundi Li FTW
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Re: Favorite Sonata in B minor interpretations? suggestions?
«Reply #20 on: January 13, 2016, 05:02:16 AM »
Andre Laplante as someone said earlier.
Also Jorge Bolet is really good.
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Re: Favorite Sonata in B minor interpretations? suggestions?
«Reply #21 on: January 13, 2016, 05:14:17 AM »
The two best the I have heard are Artur Rubinstein and Arthur Friedheim.
They don't "get lost" during the slow parts and they don't sprint when it gets loud.
Sometimes I can only groan and suffer and pour out my despair at the piano.

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Re: Favorite Sonata in B minor interpretations? suggestions?
«Reply #22 on: January 13, 2016, 08:55:04 AM »
I really think Andre Watts's interpretation of this piece is awesome, but I'm trying to find a few other interpretations to listen to.

I keep reading that Evgeny Kissin's interpretation is awesome, has he recorded this piece? I can't seem to find a CD of his with Sonata in B minor on it.

Any other interpretations you guys like of Liszt's Sonata in B minor?

 

Martha Argerich's for me!

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Re: Favorite Sonata in B minor interpretations? suggestions?
«Reply #23 on: January 13, 2016, 10:53:01 AM »
Eric Heidsieck

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Re: Favorite Sonata in B minor interpretations? suggestions?
«Reply #24 on: January 13, 2016, 02:32:00 PM »
John Ogdon's in Moscow - 1976. How's about this for a technically demanding programme?


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Re: Favorite Sonata in B minor interpretations? suggestions?
«Reply #25 on: January 14, 2016, 03:45:53 AM »
I like:
Yuja Wang
Andre LaPlante
Valentina Lisitsa
Mariam Bhatashvilli
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