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I'm crazily deeply madly in love with Valentina Lisitsa (Read 40513 times)

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Re: I'm crazily deeply madly in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #450 on: July 11, 2013, 01:39:12 PM »
Just messing around...

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Re: I'm crazily deeply madly in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #451 on: July 11, 2013, 03:06:35 PM »
Some might indeed, but not, I suspect, Stevenson or Hamelin, the two pianists from my list who are NOT dead!


Um, Argerich isn't dead, nor is Pollini.
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Re: I'm crazily deeply madly in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #452 on: July 11, 2013, 05:10:25 PM »
Um, Argerich isn't dead, nor is Pollini.
No, of course not - THANK GOD! More haste, less speed (note to self!)...

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Re: I'm crazily deeply madly in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #453 on: July 12, 2013, 01:04:49 AM »
Rachmaninoff (OK now, j_menz?!)

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Re: I'm crazily deeply madly in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #454 on: December 09, 2014, 11:14:42 PM »
I still love her!!!
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Re: I'm crazily deeply madly in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #455 on: December 10, 2014, 05:33:54 PM »
Valentina Lisitsa is coming to my city next year to play Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2! I'm seriously considering bringing flowers for her. Can anyone advise me on the proper protocol for giving flowers to a soloist?

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Re: I'm crazily deeply madly in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #456 on: December 11, 2014, 10:47:57 AM »
Valentina Lisitsa is coming to my city next year to play Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2! I'm seriously considering bringing flowers for her. Can anyone advise me on the proper protocol for giving flowers to a soloist?
In view of her rock-star-like status, and the ongoing conflict in Ukraine I wonder if she now employs bodyguards that will prevent any strangers approach her.  Yes, you may still see people give her flowers, but that's probably just a show that's pre-arranged with her manager.
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Re: I'm crazily deeply madly in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #457 on: December 13, 2014, 03:39:52 PM »
In view of her rock-star-like status, and the ongoing conflict in Ukraine I wonder if she now employs bodyguards that will prevent any strangers approach her.  Yes, you may still see people give her flowers, but that's probably just a show that's pre-arranged with her manager.

I was thinking that maybe I would give her the flowers during the applause as she's taking a bow. Maybe I could approach the platform and hold out the flowers to her?

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Re: I'm crazily deeply madly in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #458 on: December 13, 2014, 04:27:38 PM »
"Helas"! I do not think Lisitsa is a great performer... I dont like her style... Only a lot of technik but without "soul"... She seems like a cowboy in front of the piano (in her case... a cowgirl :)
Music is not malabarism...
she seems to have a lack of deep musical sensibility.
But this is only my opinion, of course.

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Re: I'm crazily deeply madly in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #459 on: December 13, 2014, 05:38:12 PM »
But this is only my opinion, of course.

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Re: I'm crazily deeply madly in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #460 on: December 13, 2014, 06:31:47 PM »
I was thinking that maybe I would give her the flowers during the applause as she's taking a bow. Maybe I could approach the platform and hold out the flowers to her?

In Sweden we hand in the flowers at the ticket office before the concert. The flowers are of course properly marked with a greeting card, and you can also say "this is for the soloist" (becasue sometimes they don't accept private flower gifts to peopel in the orchestra!) Then the artist gets the flowers at curtain call.
That's how we do it.

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Re: I'm crazily deeply madly in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #461 on: December 13, 2014, 07:24:12 PM »
You are not alone my friend.
Neither of you are! She's more than merely competent, for sure, but I've yet to feel really drawn to any of her performances that I've heard.

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Re: I'm crazily deeply madly in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #462 on: December 25, 2014, 09:13:42 AM »
" x.x.x.x.x... Music is not malabarism... she seems to have a lack of deep musical sensibility.
But this is only my opinion, of course.  

You are not alone my friend.

Thal

Neither of you are! She's more than merely competent, for sure, but I've yet to feel really drawn to any of her performances that I've heard.

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Re: I'm crazily deeply madly in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #463 on: December 25, 2014, 04:31:00 PM »

It must be the spirit of CHRISTMAS ! !  This is the day I have been waiting for ! ! !    
THAL and AHINTON sharing a common viewpoint !   ;D ;D ;D  W O W  ! ! !  
Will this last until the New Year???  :-\
This is by no means as unusual as you appear to think.

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Re: I'm crazily deeply madly in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #464 on: December 25, 2014, 04:34:18 PM »
Indeed, we have previously agreed about the merits of Bowen's PC No.4.

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Re: I'm crazily deeply madly in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #465 on: December 25, 2014, 06:56:40 PM »
Indeed, we have previously agreed about the merits of Bowen's PC No.4.

Thal   

really?!?  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: I'm crazily deeply madly in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #466 on: December 25, 2014, 07:06:32 PM »
Yes, about 5 years ago ;D
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Re: I'm in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #467 on: December 26, 2014, 08:00:28 AM »
I always loved the original, but thought that Liszt's version of the piece was very ugly.

I'm sorry, but what? What do you mean Liszt's version of the piece, the only version is Liszt's version, he wrote the piece and would have played it brilliantly. I think you mean that all the pianists you have listened to play it didn't play it as well as Valentina. Not Valentina played it better than Liszt himself.

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Re: I'm in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #468 on: December 26, 2014, 09:15:26 AM »
I'm sorry, but what? What do you mean Liszt's version of the piece, the only version is Liszt's version, he wrote the piece and would have played it brilliantly.

Methinks Paganini may quibble there.  ::)
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Re: I'm crazily deeply madly in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #469 on: December 31, 2014, 07:16:19 PM »
I think she has excellent technique, but I don't often hear much interpretive depth--she seems content with surface brilliance. Still, I prefer her to Lang Lang!  ;)

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Re: I'm crazily deeply madly in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #470 on: January 10, 2015, 02:11:04 AM »
Valentina Lisitsa is coming to my city next year to play Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2! I'm seriously considering bringing flowers for her. Can anyone advise me on the proper protocol for giving flowers to a soloist?

ONLY IM ALOWWED TO GIVE HER Flowers!!!

If you do you're dead!!!
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Re: I'm crazily deeply madly in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #471 on: January 10, 2015, 02:17:24 AM »
ONLY IM ALOWWED

That there College edumacation is surely paying off.  ::)
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Re: I'm crazily deeply madly in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #472 on: January 10, 2015, 03:00:46 PM »
ONLY IM ALOWWED TO GIVE HER Flowers!!!

If you do you're dead!!!
That would therefore save me from a terminal fate, then, as I wouldn't give her so much as the time of day, at least on the often somewhat dubious strength of her playing (however nice a person she might be)...

I'd only consider bringing flowers to a Lisitsa performance if Argerich was to be in the audience because then I'd have someone to whom to give them...

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Re: I'm crazily deeply madly in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #473 on: January 10, 2015, 03:52:03 PM »
You old romantic ;D
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Re: I'm crazily deeply madly in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #474 on: January 10, 2015, 04:23:12 PM »
You old romantic ;D
Nothing wrong with that, old chap!

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Re: I'm crazily deeply madly in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #475 on: January 10, 2015, 05:58:24 PM »
Indeed not. Chivalry survives in this Country thanks to us.

I was only practicing the noble art on a 6ft tall Brazilian the other day.

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