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Offline jc

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particular pianists, particular piano works?
on: March 30, 2003, 07:51:57 PM
Hello :)

Do you belive that some pianists are especially good at interpreting some piano works of a particular composer?
For example, I always think of Artur Rubinstein when I play Chopin's works.

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Re: particular pianists, particular piano works?
Reply #1 on: March 30, 2003, 08:04:10 PM
Emil Gilels played Beethoven
Vladimir Horowitz played Rachmaninoff
Gyorgy Cziffra played Liszt
Sviatoslav Richter played Prokofiev

Sure they did play other composers' music but somehow certain pianists gets associated with certain composers...

Plus, Horowitz called Liszt the greatest in the piano world. Still, I personally think he was better at expressing himself through Rachmaninoff than Liszt.

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Re: particular pianists, particular piano works?
Reply #2 on: March 31, 2003, 10:43:02 AM
uchida and mozart and schubert
schnabel and beethoven
cortot and schumann and chopin
horowitz actually, i think, plays everything well but i think his scarlatti is amazing
ashkenazy and everything but his chopin is very good
kissin and chopin and liszt
gould and bach
schiff and bach and bartok
arrau and beethoven?? or brahms?

thats all i can think of now.
i'll see if i can think of more next time...

this is actually quite fun...  :)
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Re: particular pianists, particular piano works?
Reply #3 on: March 31, 2003, 01:25:22 PM
how about alfred brendal (Schubert??)? Also martha argerich and maurizio pollini?   :)

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Re: particular pianists, particular piano works?
Reply #4 on: April 01, 2003, 06:14:02 AM
i think alfred brendel plays mozart particularly well
and ashkenazy is amazing at beethoven and chopin
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Re: particular pianists, particular piano works?
Reply #5 on: April 01, 2003, 06:34:39 AM
Then too there was Serkin playing Beethoven and Mozart; Geiseking playing Debussy and Ravel; Bolet playing Liszt; and Ashkenazy playing Rachmaninoff.
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Offline PoSeiDoN

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Re: particular pianists, particular piano works?
Reply #6 on: April 01, 2003, 08:41:44 AM
Beethoven, Schubert - Brendel
Mozart - Brendel, Perahia
Rachmaninoff - Rachmaninoff, Bronfman, Horowitz
Chopin - Ashkenazy, Horowitz
Bach - Perahia, Fischer

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Re: particular pianists, particular piano works?
Reply #7 on: April 01, 2003, 10:26:05 AM
argerich and chopin
pollini and chopin and liszt and....most things!
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Re: particular pianists, particular piano works?
Reply #8 on: April 07, 2003, 07:29:09 PM
Nikolai Lugansky and Rachmaninov. Sound clips can be found at :
https://Lugansky.homestead.com/sound.html

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Re: particular pianists, particular piano works?
Reply #9 on: April 21, 2003, 04:30:45 AM
Clifford Curzon; Mozart and Schubert.
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Re: particular pianists, particular piano works?
Reply #10 on: April 06, 2004, 09:17:05 PM
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. . . For example, I always think of Artur Rubinstein when I play Chopin's works.


I always think of Artur Rubinstein whenever I play. He was the rarest of all the rarest musicians in that literally everything he had ever played (at least on his discs), he convinces me authoritatively, consistently and yet intimately. From Beethoven to Villa-lobos.

Alfred Brendel is superb in Liszt, Beethoven, Schubert and Mozart. Not bad at all in Chopin (albeit extremely rare), Schumann and Moussorgsky either!

Leslie Howard rules in Liszt. The only thing Brendel falls short of Howard is the amount of output on disc of this composer. Oh how I long for Brendel on Liszt's:
- complete Etudes
- complete Hugarian Rhapsodies
- complete Annees de pelerinage III
only to mention the least!

Ashkenazy is good on the Gaspard de la nuit by Ravel and part of Liszt's Etudes d'execution transcendante (1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 10, 11). Other recordings aren't too impressive, especially Chopin and Beethoven.

Julius Katchen was splendid on Brahms. What a pity on his early death. :'(

Wilhelm Kempff was a Beethoven authority who deserved his name. Not bad on Schumann either.

The French female pianist Cecile Ousset is outstanding in Ravel.

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli has a beautifully mellow tone on Debussy - on Preludes I, II and Images I, II.

And did you know that the veteran (70 this year) Chinese pianist Fou Tsong plays some very fine Chopin, Debussy and Mozart?
Peter (Hong Kong)
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Re: particular pianists, particular piano works?
Reply #11 on: April 06, 2004, 09:47:31 PM
Schiff - Bach
Brendel - Beethoven
Rubinstein - Chopin
Ashkenazy - Rachmaninoff
Sandor - Bartok

By the way, I'd take Schiff over Gould any day of the week.  Listen to Schiff's recording of Bach's French Suites...  Oh my...  Amazing!

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Re: particular pianists, particular piano works?
Reply #12 on: April 07, 2004, 05:13:38 AM
Alicia De Larrocha - de Falla, Albeniz and Granados
Robert Casadesus - Debussy, Ravel and Faure
Marc-Andre Hamelin - Alkan & Godowsky  
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Re: particular pianists, particular piano works?
Reply #13 on: April 07, 2004, 07:04:08 AM
Krystian Zimerman - Chopin
Claudio Arrau - Beethoven
Leonard Bernstein - Bernstein  ;)
Milkhail Pletnev - Tchaikovsky
Wilhelm Beckhaus- Beethoven, Brahms
Wilhelm Kempff - Beethoven
Louis Kenter - Liszt
Ivan Moravec - Debussy
Ignaz Friedman - Chopin

Zhiliang
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