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András Schiff Teaches Bach

András Schiff works with a student on Bach’s Second Partita for Keyboard, one of a set of six and the last group of keyboard suites Bach composed. Read more >>

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« on: March 21, 2016, 05:47:41 PM »

Now that I have your attention, it seems that our dear friend has gone full Holy Spirit:

"Before February, 2016, my first and last fruitful period as a composer occurred way back in 2011, which is the year almost all of my original compositions were composed, namely, my incredibly artistic and original Opus 1 and Opus 2 collections, which to this day still baffles me as to how I composed so many first-rate piano works in such a short period of time. Well actually, I know the answer as to how I could have done it, which is none other than the Holy Spirit. The same way the Apostle Peter describes the Holy Scriptures as being the result of the authors being inspired and led by the Holy Spirit (2 Peter 1:17), I believe that it was not I, but rather the Holy Spirit of God, who inspired and guided me through the roughly three-week period in February, 2016 when at least 10 of my chorale preludes were composed."

taken from http://www.bachscholar.com/bach-hall-chorale-preludes/

I actually really want to see these preludes...

Thoughts?
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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2016, 06:37:58 PM »

He should post the sheet music at least.
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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2016, 06:46:45 PM »

Hasnt he always been a bit of a Looney. I dont believe anybody takes him seriously to be honest. He has a lot of musical knowledge and a firm grasp of the piano but I don't honestly consider him a serious pianist. Many of his performances are very dry. His high quality videos and slow tutorials are the only thing that bumps up his views. I feel like he plays every piece like it's an exam piece.
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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2016, 07:22:52 PM »



ahhh I was wondering how long it would be before that name resurfaced here.  lol.  He has always been a bit eccentric.  He seems to almost troll for reactions so this doesn't surprise me. 

I have a tough time reconciling his rudimentary technique with his resume... they don't seem to fit.  The difference between his recent recordings and those he claims are from his college days is just to big to ignore.   Most of us are better now than we were at university especially if we have stayed in the business--how he could have deteriorated that much is beyond me.
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« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2016, 07:44:37 PM »

I just found this while visiting Jarrod Radnich's website for the first time (he didn't write this, but it is his site, so maybe it would be fair to assume he has no problem with it?):

''Often compared with Franz Liszt, Mason & Hamlin Artist Jarrod Radnich has captured the top position on YouTube for solo piano performance,  ranked #1 for classical artists globally by ReverbNation, was featured at last year’s Emmy Awards and NBC’s Today Show and, with over 90 million video viewers worldwide, has been heralded as “the force that is making the piano cool again.“

http://jarrodradnich.com/

But who am I, still learning Diabeli's sonatina, to say this is false and untrue.
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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2016, 08:06:19 PM »

I just found this while visiting Jarrod Radnich's website for the first time (he didn't write this, but it is his site, so maybe it would be fair to assume he has no problem with it?):

''Often compared with Franz Liszt, Mason & Hamlin Artist Jarrod Radnich has captured the top position on YouTube for solo piano performance,  ranked #1 for classical artists globally by ReverbNation, was featured at last year’s Emmy Awards and NBC’s Today Show and, with over 90 million video viewers worldwide, has been heralded as “the force that is making the piano cool again.“

http://jarrodradnich.com/

But who am I, still learning Diabeli's sonatina, to say this is false and untrue.

now that's just marketing... and it looks like he has a pretty decent publicist so don't be offended, more power to him. It would be good for all of us who perform if he indeed did make the piano cool again.  The cooler, the better.  Grin

imagine if we described ourselves as we think we are... as neurotic as we tend to be... please!  we would talk people right out of buying our music.
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« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2016, 07:25:23 AM »

The one quality Dr. Hall keeps forgetting to mention that he received from God is his humility.
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« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2016, 08:18:25 AM »

His website is pure comedy gold.
"In essence, I pretend I am Bach living today, with a grand piano in front of him."
Seriously, though. Who says things like this?  Tongue

And while Jarrod Radnich's arrangements are catchy and fun, comparing himself to Liszt is especially pretentious and kind of in insult to classical musical, to be honest.
 
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« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2016, 06:36:41 PM »

I love his Joplin performances. Better than anyone else I know in person and he memorized all of them.
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« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2016, 06:39:21 PM »

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« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2016, 06:59:07 PM »

Love what she did with her hair.
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« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2016, 10:49:40 PM »

Love what she did with her hair.

same.
uh oh.
my yellow fever syndrome is resurfacing.


Anyways this dude a quack. Why is he selling editions that are in the public domain as his own??? Like what?? Isn't that illegal???
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« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2016, 11:34:34 PM »

same.
uh oh.
my yellow fever syndrome is resurfacing.


Anyways this dude a quack. Why is he selling editions that are in the public domain as his own??? Like what?? Isn't that illegal???

Stick a few numbers on some notes, call it fingering and you've got your own "published" version.
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« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2017, 11:53:49 PM »

He's my teacher on Skype lol. Despite what you might say about him, he is a very nice person and knows what he's talking about when it comes to the piano. He might not be that good at Classical, but he is awesome at Ragtime/Novelty Piano and I watch his videos on Scott Joplin daily. To be frank I've never been much into Classical, after I read the first two measure I get bored   Embarrassed   Ragtime is where it's at!  Grin Grin
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« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2017, 10:43:38 PM »

Very amateurish playing and insufficient technique.
There are however some pieces for which his technique is adequate, but then the complete lack of musicality becomes even more apparent.

To me this man either 1)totally deluded or even worse, 2)is aware of what he is doing and tries to outsmart people (the bright masses, who don't know much about music and therefore have trouble seeing the difference between a musical genius a guy just hitting white and black keys)

If Bachscholar is a gift of God, then I 'm afraid I must turn into an atheist
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« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2017, 12:21:59 PM »

Very amateurish playing and insufficient technique.
There are however some pieces for which his technique is adequate, but then the complete lack of musicality becomes even more apparent.

To me this man either 1)totally deluded or even worse, 2)is aware of what he is doing and tries to outsmart people (the bright masses, who don't know much about music and therefore have trouble seeing the difference between a musical genius a guy just hitting white and black keys)

If Bachscholar is a gift of God, then I 'm afraid I must turn into an atheist

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