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Offline rubinsteinmad

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Stereotypes in Piano Playing
« on: October 19, 2015, 08:06:43 PM »
Here ar some (stupid) stereotypes about piano playings from different areas. This topic is for discussing those stereotypes..

America- Insincere playing;
East Europeans- Note-perfect playing (back in the day, some stupid group of Americans thought Russians were note-perfect but had very cold musical souls)
Far East- Technically brilliant, but soulless playng (similar to what some Americans thought of Russians back in the day.)
Middle East, Africans- the stereotypes are that they don't even play piano
African-Americans- Read this article: [url]http://www.classicfm.com/music-news/latest-news/classical-music-racist[//url]

So, what do you think of some of these stereotypes? Can you give some famous exceptions?

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Re: Stereotypes in Piano Playing
«Reply #1 on: October 19, 2015, 08:35:23 PM »
you forgot the biggest stereotype (which happens to be true).

All groups - playing Schumann - dreadful, boring.

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Re: Stereotypes in Piano Playing
«Reply #2 on: October 19, 2015, 08:36:27 PM »
you forgot the biggest stereotype (which happens to be true).

All groups - playing Schumann - dreadful, boring.

Seong-jin Cho played Schumann, but his playing is not dreadful or boring. He played the whole Op. 12 at the Hammamatsu Competition.

Yeoul Eum Son, your little girl, also played that friggen opus at the Cliburn :P She is one of the most interesting players, both in sound and in appearance <3 <3 <3


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Re: Stereotypes in Piano Playing
«Reply #3 on: October 19, 2015, 08:59:11 PM »
Seong-jin Cho played Schumann, but his playing is not dreadful or boring. He played the whole Op. 12 at the Hammamatsu Competition.

Yeoul Eum Son, your little girl, also played that friggen opus at the Cliburn :P She is one of the most interesting players, both in sound and in appearance <3 <3 <3


lol, fair. i was more hitting that no matter how awesome the pianist, there's little one can do with such awful source material.

Yeol is tops in my book, but even in her capable hands, Bobby's solo music just ends up beeing sort of, meh....nothing special.

you're right about her being super interesting. Love just about anything the girl plays. except Schumann of course.

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Re: Stereotypes in Piano Playing
«Reply #4 on: October 19, 2015, 09:51:48 PM »
All groups - playing Schumann - dreadful, boring.

Please STOP with these remarks about Schumann being dreadful and boring. Yes, he's not my favorite either, but he was much better than any of us. And I like some of his music.

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Re: Stereotypes in Piano Playing
«Reply #5 on: October 19, 2015, 09:58:37 PM »
Please STOP with these remarks about Schumann being dreadful and boring. Yes, he's not my favorite either, but he was much better than any of us. And I like some of his music.



I love that pianist, but sometimes shes boring.

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Re: Stereotypes in Piano Playing
«Reply #6 on: October 19, 2015, 10:24:11 PM »
Schumann is wonderful.

Stop being salty ;)

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Re: Stereotypes in Piano Playing
«Reply #7 on: October 19, 2015, 11:53:41 PM »
Schumann has some decent stuff. But, like Chopin, a lot of his good pieces are taken and played to death by incompetent pianists (think the equivalent of Chopin's posthumous C# minor nocturne), so I've still grown to like him less..
I do like some of his stuff though; here's some of what I enjoy:
-Sonata in G minor
-Tocatta
-Kinderszenen (as long as it's played well)
-Walderszenen
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Re: Stereotypes in Piano Playing
«Reply #8 on: October 20, 2015, 12:10:45 AM »
Just because a piece is played 300x per day doesn't make it any worse of a piece. I may not desire to listen to Chopin's Impromptu no. 4, but I still respect it for a nice piece of music.
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Re: Stereotypes in Piano Playing
«Reply #9 on: October 20, 2015, 01:44:27 AM »
No, but it can make you never want to hear it again, which is the case for me with much of Bobby's music.
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Re: Stereotypes in Piano Playing
«Reply #10 on: October 20, 2015, 04:18:18 AM »
you forgot the biggest stereotype (which happens to be true).

All groups - playing Schumann - dreadful, boring.

Translation: I don't like Schumann.

That is literally ALL what you're saying means.

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Re: Stereotypes in Piano Playing
«Reply #11 on: October 20, 2015, 10:37:43 AM »
 
Just because a piece is played 300x per day doesn't make it any worse of a piece. I may not desire to listen to Chopin's Impromptu no. 4, but I still respect it for a nice piece of music.
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...: I don't like Schumann.


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Re: Stereotypes in Piano Playing
«Reply #12 on: October 20, 2015, 03:12:49 PM »
This one is likely not connected to a geographical location, yet one hears the question posed every so often:

Why do you spend so many years in school just to learn how to move your fingers?

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Re: Stereotypes in Piano Playing
«Reply #13 on: October 20, 2015, 03:24:25 PM »
Why do you hate Schumann?

I love Marche Militaire!
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Re: Stereotypes in Piano Playing
«Reply #14 on: October 20, 2015, 10:05:09 PM »
This one is likely not connected to a geographical location, yet one hears the question posed every so often:

Why do you spend so many years in school just to learn how to move your fingers?



This one is likely not connected to a geographical location, yet one hears the question posed every so often:

Why do you spend so many years in school just to learn how to move your fingers?



omg ikr

Those ignorant jerks.....


Thanks for reminding me about the most infamous stereotype ever,