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Offline rubinsteinmad

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Re: Most overrated pianists?
«Reply #50 on: September 23, 2015, 10:10:50 PM »
no, there's a lot of good Scarlatti out there on YouTube... here's an old one but Clara Haskil??

For this particular sonata?

When I meant "everyone", I meant everyone who played it, when they played it.

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Re: Most overrated pianists?
«Reply #51 on: September 24, 2015, 02:21:19 AM »
But everyone else sounds SO HARD TO LISTEN TO!

Could you elaborate a bit more? Hard in what way?

There are great many pianists that I enjoy playing Scarlatti and not hard to listen to at all.
But unfortunately the YT videos often have a pretty bad sound quality, so you will not get the same experience as from the original recording.

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Re: Most overrated pianists?
«Reply #52 on: September 24, 2015, 02:40:57 AM »
Could you elaborate a bit more? Hard in what way?

There are great many pianists that I enjoy playing Scarlatti and not hard to listen to at all.
But unfortunately the YT videos often have a pretty bad sound quality, so you will not get the same experience as from the original recording.

Well, you'll find out when you listen to/read that Sonata. It is not a typical sonata- it is very free. I think many pianists make it sound really "just the notes", even though they are VERY accomplished pianists. It just is one of those pieces. That's why I think Pletnev stands out.

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Re: Most overrated pianists?
«Reply #53 on: September 24, 2015, 03:08:46 AM »
Well, you'll find out when you listen to/read that Sonata. It is not a typical sonata- it is very free. I think many pianists make it sound really "just the notes", even though they are VERY accomplished pianists. It just is one of those pieces. That's why I think Pletnev stands out.

It's not really one my favorite sonatas... but I see what you mean.

Have you heard the recording of Yevgeny Sudbin of this piece?

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Re: Most overrated pianists?
«Reply #54 on: September 24, 2015, 04:42:43 AM »
Well, you'll find out when you listen to/read that Sonata. It is not a typical sonata- it is very free. I think many pianists make it sound really "just the notes", even though they are VERY accomplished pianists. It just is one of those pieces. That's why I think Pletnev stands out.

Wait...are you sure you are not confusing sonata K24 with K39? These are two different sonatas, and K39 is the one usually played. They are very similar, but different pieces anyway.

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Re: Most overrated pianists?
«Reply #55 on: September 24, 2015, 08:05:08 PM »
Wait...are you sure you are not confusing sonata K24 with K39? These are two different sonatas, and K39 is the one usually played. They are very similar, but different pieces anyway.

I have no idea what K39 even sounds like ;D No, I meant K24. The hard one. I know there's another A Major sonata that has the same beginning, but that one is WAYYYYY easier. I think its K391 or something, but I forgot.

So I meant K24. I think it's one of the hardest Scarlatti Sonatas technically.

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Re: Most overrated pianists?
«Reply #56 on: September 24, 2015, 08:33:18 PM »
I have no idea what K39 even sounds like ;D No, I meant K24. The hard one. I know there's another A Major sonata that has the same beginning, but that one is WAYYYYY easier. I think its K391 or something, but I forgot.

So I meant K24. I think it's one of the hardest Scarlatti Sonatas technically.
i like his K1, but I'm not really fond into Scarlatti
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Re: Most overrated pianists?
«Reply #57 on: September 24, 2015, 08:36:32 PM »
i like his K1, but I'm not really fond into Scarlatti
So ur fond of Beethoven but not Scarlatti?


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Re: Most overrated pianists?
«Reply #58 on: September 24, 2015, 08:50:13 PM »
So ur fond of Beethoven but not Scarlatti?


YOU FAIL

no, i dont know Scarlatti that well
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Re: Most overrated pianists?
«Reply #59 on: September 25, 2015, 03:53:03 AM »
I have no idea what K39 even sounds like ;D No, I meant K24. The hard one. I know there's another A Major sonata that has the same beginning, but that one is WAYYYYY easier. I think its K391 or something, but I forgot.
That's the K39.
I was just wondering because there really aren't that many recordings of K24 by well known pianists but quite a few of K39. So I wonder where you got the idea that the others play "just the notes".

And yes, it's one of the most virtuoso no doubt.


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Re: Most overrated pianists?
«Reply #60 on: November 01, 2015, 07:39:37 PM »
Alicia de Larrocha is overrated. She is so famous, but she has a terrible sound quality, and has a very thin understanding for music, no soul.

If you wanna listen to Albeniz, listen to Guillermo Gonzalez or Daniel Baremboim.

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Re: Most overrated pianists?
«Reply #61 on: November 01, 2015, 08:54:14 PM »
^what even