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Topic: Krystian Zimmerman vs Murray Perahia  (Read 2488 times)

Offline thalberg

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Krystian Zimmerman vs Murray Perahia
on: December 28, 2013, 08:08:38 PM
How would you describe the differences in their playing?  Who do you like more?

Offline chopin4life

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Re: Krystian Zimmerman vs Murray Perahia
Reply #1 on: December 28, 2013, 08:31:01 PM
Krystian Zimmerman!! In my opinion the best Living Chopin interpreter (maybe even of all times)
Currently working on:
Bach, WTC 1, c minor/d minor
Bortkiewicz, op 15 no 9
Chopin, op 25 no 1/ op 40 no 2
Ravel, sonatine
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Offline awesom_o

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Re: Krystian Zimmerman vs Murray Perahia
Reply #2 on: December 28, 2013, 11:44:50 PM
I've never seen Zimerman live, and I've only seen Perahia live once.
I've watched tons of videos of both, however.

In a way though, I would say they have many similarities.

Both have absolutely amazing technique... insane economy of motion, control of sound, and overall musical fluidity.

Both have a certain 'no nonsense' approach to musical interpretation.

I can't say I like either of them over the other. Both have impeccable taste and insane accuracy.

Sometimes Perahia's Chopin playing can be a bit overly-muscular in a certain way. In a way I would say it's a bit American. Not really a criticism, given that he is such an amazing artist.... but Zimerman's Chopin is certainly more Polish.

Both of them are wonderfully crisp and lyrical in classical stuff!

I would love to see them play 4 hands together!

What would you say about them?
 
 

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