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If you could instantly have one piece perfected...
« on: September 10, 2015, 05:43:21 PM »
...what would it be? We're talking Zimerman quality for the rest of your life, all perfect, in recordings, competitions, concerts... this one piece would be perfect! What would you choose?
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Re: If you could instantly have one piece perfected...
«Reply #1 on: September 10, 2015, 05:45:59 PM »


Hungarian Rhapsody 2

yes it's cliche   yes it's Bugs Bunny

but that would be it.

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Re: If you could instantly have one piece perfected...
«Reply #2 on: September 10, 2015, 05:48:25 PM »
Maybe something big and epic like the whole Beethoven Hammerklavier Sonata or the Liszt Sonata in B Minor.

But considering what's hardest, maybe Cziffra's Fantasy on William Tell or Ravel's Gaspard or La Valse... So hard to choose!!!!!

Which would you pick Noah?
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Re: If you could instantly have one piece perfected...
«Reply #3 on: September 10, 2015, 05:54:02 PM »
Such an impossible question... Because if it would be perfect then I would play it all the time...so which of all the pieces I really like would not get boring after a while? Maybe something modern and less tonal?

No, it's simply not possible to answer this one.

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Re: If you could instantly have one piece perfected...
«Reply #4 on: September 10, 2015, 05:56:58 PM »
Which would you pick Noah?

Chasse Neige.
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Re: If you could instantly have one piece perfected...
«Reply #5 on: September 10, 2015, 06:09:41 PM »
Chasse Neige.

Interesting choice, from the TEs I would go with No 10 in F minor myself but I relistened to it and Chasse Neige is certainly worthwhile.
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Re: If you could instantly have one piece perfected...
«Reply #6 on: September 10, 2015, 06:13:16 PM »
Interesting choice, from the TEs I would go with No 10 in F minor myself but I relistened to it and Chasse Neige is certainly worthwhile.

There are some pieces, Ondine or Ballade 1 or winterwind, for example, that I really want to play, but that I think with years of practice and dedication I could actually play. But Chasse Neige, what the heck? How on earth do you even do that? You could say the same about mazeppa or feux follets, but... who wants to play those? ;D
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Re: If you could instantly have one piece perfected...
«Reply #7 on: September 10, 2015, 06:31:32 PM »
Scriabin Sonata 5.

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Re: If you could instantly have one piece perfected...
«Reply #9 on: September 10, 2015, 06:49:17 PM »
Scriabin Sonata 5.

I thought about that, but I don't like the piece a whole lot. I think I would like to choose something that I like to hear, 40 years down the road... ;D
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Re: If you could instantly have one piece perfected...
«Reply #10 on: September 10, 2015, 07:02:18 PM »
I think I would like to choose something that I like to hear, 40 years down the road... ;D

Noah you have no idea how unbelievably wise that statement is...   
 

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Re: If you could instantly have one piece perfected...
«Reply #11 on: September 10, 2015, 08:04:36 PM »
Chasse Neige, what the heck? How on earth do you even do that? You could say the same about mazeppa or feux follets, but... who wants to play those? ;D
Hehe, I was thinking the same thing

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Re: If you could instantly have one piece perfected...
«Reply #12 on: September 11, 2015, 01:32:30 AM »
Noah you have no idea how unbelievably wise that statement is...   
 
But how unfortunately misguided it is to say something like that to dismiss Scriabin's fifth sonata.

Myself, I'd go with... hm...
Maybe Wilde Jagd.. Hard to decide, really.
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Re: If you could instantly have one piece perfected...
«Reply #13 on: September 11, 2015, 01:34:05 AM »
But how unfortunately misguided it is to say something like that to dismiss Scriabin's fifth sonata.

Myself, I'd go with... hm...
Maybe Wilde Jagd.. Hard to decide, really.
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Re: If you could instantly have one piece perfected...
«Reply #14 on: September 11, 2015, 01:37:00 AM »
On second thought, maybe this.
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Ugh. It's Thalberg's Op. 74 I think.
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Re: If you could instantly have one piece perfected...
«Reply #15 on: September 11, 2015, 01:47:59 AM »
If a short luece ie excerpt or si gle movement
hm maybe this


If we can di an entire opus like a suite or full sonata it set of shorts that are related
then kapustim op 40. Hands down

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Re: If you could instantly have one piece perfected...
«Reply #16 on: September 11, 2015, 03:11:41 AM »
If a short luece ie excerpt or si gle movement
hm maybe this


If we can di an entire opus like a suite or full sonata it set of shorts that are related
then kapustim op 40. Hands down

Pletnev doesn't get mentioned very often in these forums (he seems to get attention as a composer/transcriber than a pianist here). However, he is one of my favorite 10 pianists, along with Grigory Sokolov (inserts heart emojis) and Andre LaPlante. And I LOVE that suite. I tried the Tea Dance and the Sugar Plum Fairy for a recital and tried to learn both in 2 weeks. But then, I could only choose one, and the Chinese Dance is umm.. risky ;D and it's not very pretty. [hail to Tchaikovsky for his Asian Stereotyping.. NOT ::)] So I did the Sugar Plum Fairy. Worst decision in my life, JK ;D

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Re: If you could instantly have one piece perfected...
«Reply #17 on: September 11, 2015, 12:51:06 PM »
Pletnev doesn't get mentioned very often in these forums (he seems to get attention as a composer/transcriber than a pianist here). However, he is one of my favorite 10 pianists, along with Grigory Sokolov (inserts heart emojis) and Andre LaPlante. And I LOVE that suite. I tried the Tea Dance and the Sugar Plum Fairy for a recital and tried to learn both in 2 weeks. But then, I could only choose one, and the Chinese Dance is umm.. risky ;D and it's not very pretty. [hail to Tchaikovsky for his Asian Stereotyping.. NOT ::)] So I did the Sugar Plum Fairy. Worst decision in my life, JK ;D
awesome , glad to hear i am not only admirer.  his playing is nothing short of superb. super creative, his conducting skills shape his overall aesthetic and I believe serves him well in his 'orchestration' to the piano with both his transcribing/composing, but also his interpretation of textures and lines in standard works by others.

he is in my top 4 of all time right behind Earl Wild, Rosalyn Turek, Yeol Eum Son.

i do love this entire suite, i did play the Taneyev version of that sugar plum dance (and will likely work the pas de deux next again from the Taneyev) , no matter who penned the arrangement (not from the original suite, but the direct or concert transcription, the standard one is not so bad)  are all buggers to learn .

Great as this one is, and I love the entire thing, I am also a huge fan of his sleeping beauty concert suite, that one gets even less play.here the master goes at 1-4 excerpt

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Re: If you could instantly have one piece perfected...
«Reply #18 on: September 11, 2015, 01:21:37 PM »


I watched Kissins version of this and thought If I could perfect it bring everything out as great as I heard his version (my preferred version) Then this would probably be it.

Anything on this level just reinforces both how great the composers were as were (and are) the pianists that can really play them.
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Re: If you could instantly have one piece perfected...
«Reply #20 on: September 12, 2015, 05:55:24 PM »
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Re: If you could instantly have one piece perfected...
«Reply #21 on: September 12, 2015, 07:04:28 PM »
bump

What would you take? You completely stormed PS by the way you made like 15 posts lol ;D
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