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Offline ignaceii

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Still mad
« on: February 28, 2014, 09:24:27 PM »
Because we rarely get the chance to hear the big top 5s of the great competitions. And as a Belgian knowing the Queen Elisabeth, I know what they have been going through. First rounds, commissioned work solo, Mozart pianoconcerto, final commissioned work solo+orch, solo piece,
pianoconcerto.
I will check out the Leeds, Moscow, Chopin (only Chopin ? - bit boring no ?). And Gilels, Ashkenazy, Queen winners, Uchida, Michelangeli, Lupu, all top 10s of the competition. You can check on the website, and even listen to archives.
Boris Giltburg the latest winner, massive musician, major blackout in the semi-final in Mozart, but overruled by the jury because his recapitulation and end was masterful, in the final, and win.

But NO. We only see practically Langs everywhere, with his name written on everything he comes across. Wangs... Youtube talents.
I do see their qualities to. But in the UK, Lang is a king, my God. Doctor HC. Masterclasses, ...
He won some youth competitions at 15.

They melt down compared to the Giltburgs. He had already a career going, and still competed.
You have to do it. Lang is too busy watching in the hall of the Royal College of Music in stead of listening through a masterclass (I think he should be the one taking the masterclass), let alone
challenge in the Leeds (also honoured there for WHAT ?), or Brussels.

And Wang (Shostakovitch 2nd pianoconcerto too easy, ...)...

I'd rather here more from Bozhanov. Great competitor, did a lot of competitions.

It's become a shitty business with DG in front.




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Re: Still mad
«Reply #1 on: March 01, 2014, 01:26:44 PM »
DG promotes youngsters like Jan Lisiecki and the Jussen brothers due to their obvious good looks.

Bozhanov plays like a mad genius in love with the music, but facially he is not as good-looking as the pianists who get promoted. This makes him harder to sell, compared to musicians like Grimaud who have good looks and an obvious 'story' on their side, but much less to say musically.  :(



Such a talent, really.




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Re: Still mad
«Reply #2 on: March 04, 2014, 12:39:13 PM »
So, you're saying I'm right.
Do you know, reading Piano International, that there was a german pianist Klang Klang, we never heard from him because of his name.
But he is back as you know, leaving the K's behind. But he got less musical than before, more a popstar.

Well ain't that sad. And no one cares in this pianostreet.

Once made in China was like hell, now they are kings and pretentious queens. And we, poor guys of the EU, throw out the red carpet, as for their panda's.

Sad. Labels don't care a bit about music, only the show must go on.


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Re: Still mad
«Reply #3 on: March 04, 2014, 01:06:31 PM »
Did you see how bad Yundi let himself go?


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Re: Still mad
«Reply #4 on: March 04, 2014, 07:24:42 PM »
Yes, something else than Lang Lang (royal albert hall quickest sold out 48 hours, for 2 recitals).
In uk they are pretty mad.
I would like to assemble as much as possible links to extraordinary artists, that need attention.
Thanks.

By the way that flashing lightning background on the video, what a pianist must suffer.