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Offline James

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Transcendental Etudes - the metronome
on: January 17, 2002, 12:19:30 PM
I am great fan of Claudio Arrau - both in his performances of a wide range of music and also in his articles and comments on music.

I remember his mentioning  Liszt`s metronome marking to Feux-follets - Arrau follows the Allegretto marking of this piece, rather than adopting the colouristic and, admittedly, extremely exciting approach of most interpreters (headed by that wonderful Richter recording from Sofia). The result - from a slower tempo - really convinces me and coincides with my instincts for this work.

One of the characteristics that I most admire in Arrau is his tireless seeking for the `truth` in his interpretations(however unattainable that may be in practice). When challenged interpretation he mentioned the Allegretto marking - and Liszt`s metronome indication.

I have yet to find these - though I have not looked very deeply, as yet.

Is there anybody on the forum who can enlighten me on this?

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Re: Transcendental Etudes - the metronome
Reply #1 on: March 15, 2004, 06:17:42 PM
Claudio Arrau is a superb pianist!
I don't Know who play better Trancedental Studies than Arrau.
Arrau listen Busoni playing Liszt and love it. Busoni`s metronome marking to Feux-follets is 120-126 for a eighth note.

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Re: Transcendental Etudes - the metronome
Reply #2 on: March 16, 2004, 12:03:41 AM
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Claudio Arrau is a superb pianist!
I don't Know who play better Trancedental Studies than Arrau.


I will second that. Arrau is one of my favourite pianists.

But I also would add Jorge Bolet and Cziffra (not better or worse, but certainly different).
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Re: Transcendental Etudes - the metronome
Reply #3 on: March 16, 2004, 01:10:36 AM
jeno jando is superb with these pieces, and hes the cheapest too. a must buy. i have cziffra and berezovsky too, but jando is my fave.
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Re: Transcendental Etudes - the metronome
Reply #4 on: April 11, 2004, 06:29:26 PM
Lazar Berman and Vladimir Ovchinnikov have very good recordings of the whole set, although I protested on Ovchinnikov being awarded the First Prize in the 1987 Leeds International Piano Competition.

Vladimir Ashkenazy also has a fine recording of 7 from the 12: Nos.1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 10, 11. It is in these Etudes that I would truly like to hear more from this pianist.
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Offline cherub_rocker1979

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Re: Transcendental Etudes - the metronome
Reply #5 on: February 05, 2006, 03:09:58 AM
I don't Know who play better Trancedental Studies than Arrau.

Me neither!

Offline ramseytheii

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Re: Transcendental Etudes - the metronome
Reply #6 on: May 28, 2006, 12:34:04 PM
What metronome would you use for Mazeppa?

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Offline franz_

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Re: Transcendental Etudes - the metronome
Reply #7 on: May 28, 2006, 12:37:51 PM

I don't Know who play better Trancedental Studies than Arrau.

Cziffra? Berezovsky?
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Offline stevie

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Re: Transcendental Etudes - the metronome
Reply #8 on: May 28, 2006, 03:36:41 PM
jeno jando is superb with these pieces, and hes the cheapest too. a must buy. i have cziffra and berezovsky too, but jando is my fave.

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Offline emmdoubleew

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Re: Transcendental Etudes - the metronome
Reply #9 on: May 28, 2006, 05:54:06 PM
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Re: Transcendental Etudes - the metronome
Reply #10 on: June 05, 2006, 10:37:06 PM
Claudio Arrau is a superb pianist!
I don't Know who play better Trancedental Studies than Arrau.

Lazar Berman and Jorge Bolet are strong contenders... i think it depends on which study we are talking about... and what you look for in each of the studies... I love Arrau's Harmonies du Soir though
 

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