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Pieces you hate hearing because you love them (Read 5062 times)

Offline chadbrochill17

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Pieces you hate hearing because you love them
« on: July 17, 2012, 07:35:24 AM »
The title might not make sense but I got it from a story my father told me. One of his friends is a choral director and so naturally one year my father asked him around Christmas if they were going to perform handel's messiah to which the director said no. When my father asked why, the reply was, "because I love it."
So is there anything that you absolutely love so much that you hate how it's overplayed? Or do you not care if your favorite piece is played ad nausium by every pianist?

Offline rachmaninoff_forever

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Re: Pieces you hate hearing because you love them
«Reply #1 on: July 17, 2012, 07:04:37 PM »
Rach 1, Rach 2, and Rach 3

I can't find a recording that makes me happy.  That's why I'm waiting for the love of my life, Valentina Lisitsa, to release her CD!  Hopefully it will satisfy my thirst.

Oh, and Rachmaninoff's 1st sonata! 

Valentina I think does a pretty fair job at playing it, but she does this weird change in tempo thing in certain passages and she does it WAAY too much!  And I don't like the piano she plays it on either.  The Bass notes aren't loud enough. 

Ravel's Scarbo

Boris Berezovsky does a good job, but someone recorded it with a box of crayons so the quality SUCKS!
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Offline philb

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Re: Pieces you hate hearing because you love them
«Reply #2 on: July 17, 2012, 08:35:02 PM »
Ravel's Scarbo

Boris Berezovsky does a good job, but someone recorded it with a box of crayons so the quality SUCKS!

Go listen to the Michelangeli bootlegs, I don't think a better recordings of it exist. Horowitz supposedly programmed it back in the 30's, if only he had recorded it...

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Re: Pieces you hate hearing because you love them
«Reply #3 on: July 17, 2012, 09:31:15 PM »
Fantasie-Impromptu Op. 66 by Chopin
Bach Prelude and Fugue BWV848
Beethoven Piano Sonata Op.13
Chopin Etude Op.10 No.4
Chopin Scherzo Op.31
Mussorgsky "The Great Gate of Kiev" from Pictures at an Exhibition

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Re: Pieces you hate hearing because you love them
«Reply #4 on: July 17, 2012, 10:17:14 PM »
I can't find a recording that makes me happy.  That's why I'm waiting for the love of my life, Valentina Lisitsa, to release her CD!  Hopefully it will satisfy my thirst.
Valentina Lisitsa is a terrible pianist. There. I said it.

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Re: Pieces you hate hearing because you love them
«Reply #5 on: July 17, 2012, 11:26:23 PM »
Valentina Lisitsa is a terrible pianist. There. I said it.

 :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o...I don't like Valentina Lisitsa either, but is she that terrible? :-\ 
Bach Prelude and Fugue BWV848
Beethoven Piano Sonata Op.13
Chopin Etude Op.10 No.4
Chopin Scherzo Op.31
Mussorgsky "The Great Gate of Kiev" from Pictures at an Exhibition

Offline rachmaninoff_forever

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Re: Pieces you hate hearing because you love them
«Reply #6 on: July 18, 2012, 02:31:31 AM »
Valentina Lisitsa is a terrible pianist. There. I said it.

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She's my favorite pianist that's alive, but she's not my favorite of all time.  I would listen to Horowitz or anybody from the golden age any day over her.  As long as the recording has good quality.

But what don't you like about her?
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Offline j_menz

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Re: Pieces you hate hearing because you love them
«Reply #7 on: July 18, 2012, 04:23:48 AM »
But what don't you like about her?

Oh, come on. There must be something even you don't like about her.

Her husband, for example?  :P

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