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Offline wildman

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Post rare/unusual recordings of pianists!
« on: June 01, 2012, 02:42:58 AM »
Title says it all.

Share your findings of rare/unusual repertoire/not so well-known recordings of a pianist.  :D ;D :) ;)


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Re: Post rare/unusual recordings of pianists!
«Reply #1 on: June 01, 2012, 02:50:20 AM »
Share your findings of rare/unusual repertoire/not so well-known recordings of a pianist.  
Sviatoslav Richter playing the role of Franz Liszt in the movie "Glinka the composer" [1952]

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Re: Post rare/unusual recordings of pianists!
«Reply #3 on: June 05, 2012, 06:36:25 AM »
ARTHUR RUBINSTEIN in HAMBURG (1966) - NDR documentary

This clip was made in 1966 by the North German Radio when Arthur Rubinstein came to Hamburg, Germany to inspect his own favorite, personal Hamburg Steinway D-274 piano, which was dropped from a crane somewhere while he was taking it on tour. It was sent back to the Hamburg Steinway factory for repairs. The event took place in a room at the Steinway factory in Stellingen, a suburb of Hamburg. Unaware of the cameras and microphones, Arthur Rubinstein improvises and plays snippets of well-known works in a most wonderful way. Rubinstein notices one microphone and does not give consent to record, but I suspect they fooled the man and recorded it anyway to broadcast it later. The presenter reads an explanation (supposedly Rubinstein changed his mind about permission to record/broadcast after two hours of playing), which sounds like falsification of history to me.
P.S.: I know German, but if you click "CC" (enable subtitles), you get a translation, the quality of which I cannot guarantee.

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Offline 49410enrique

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Re: Post rare/unusual recordings of pianists!
«Reply #4 on: June 11, 2012, 10:47:26 AM »
i have this on my portable player i listen to it all the time!

Sofronitsky plays Scriabin Polonaise b-moll, Op. 21 recorded in 1950