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Astounding Chopin Etudes Performance
« on: May 17, 2016, 04:39:42 PM »
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Re: Astounding Chopin Etudes Performance
«Reply #1 on: May 17, 2016, 06:02:55 PM »
pencil, I always admired your performance of 10-5 on your youtube. I believe the one you recorded a while back a year ago not sure. I say this because I am re-working my 10-5 these days. It has always been one tricky etude for me.
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Re: Astounding Chopin Etudes Performance
«Reply #2 on: May 17, 2016, 06:37:49 PM »
Well thanks Brian! What an unexpected and kind thing to say :)
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Re: Astounding Chopin Etudes Performance
«Reply #3 on: May 17, 2016, 07:19:41 PM »
Well..  I guess you nailed it.
It was unexpected yesterday and today.
But I push myself to be a better person everyday.
A higher expectation tomorrow follows.

So for now , I choose to be kind to people I find it easy to be kind to, and I look favorably upon.  

And I'll work on the rest of them another day.
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Re: Astounding Chopin Etudes Performance
«Reply #4 on: May 17, 2016, 08:03:20 PM »
I haven't listened to all of them yet. I loved 10-01 and 10-02.
I didn't particularly like 10-08 though. Those very sudden changes of dynamics which he makes there do not really fit in with Chopin for my taste.

Edit: Oh, what a surprise, you guys being suddenly so kind to each other  ;)
Chopin, 10-8 | Chopin, 25-12 | Haydn, HOB XVI:20

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Re: Astounding Chopin Etudes Performance
«Reply #5 on: May 17, 2016, 08:07:23 PM »
I haven't listened to all of them yet. I loved 10-01 and 10-02.
I didn't particularly like 10-08 though. Those very sudden changes of dynamics which he makes there do not really fit in with Chopin for my taste.

Edit: Oh, what a surprise, you guys being suddenly so kind to each other  ;)
I was always kind to him.  I turn the cheek.
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Re: Astounding Chopin Etudes Performance
«Reply #6 on: May 17, 2016, 08:07:38 PM »
What? Sarcasm? Anyway 10/1 25/11 25/5 were among the best. It's hard to enjoy anybody else play 25/3 after hearing Pollini.

Oh and 25/10, WOW!! The first performance that I actually enjoyed listening to it! And I enjoyed it very much! 8) :o :o
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Re: Astounding Chopin Etudes Performance
«Reply #7 on: May 17, 2016, 08:18:22 PM »
I grew up on Pollini so I always have to kind of adjust listening to other renditions.
Brian, move your cheek closer please...  ;)

Chopin, 10-8 | Chopin, 25-12 | Haydn, HOB XVI:20

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Re: Astounding Chopin Etudes Performance
«Reply #8 on: May 17, 2016, 08:30:08 PM »
oh I see what's going on there now, huh, now you think you're some expert on tax forms , right?
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Re: Astounding Chopin Etudes Performance
«Reply #9 on: May 17, 2016, 08:46:14 PM »
Well, I am not a bad accountant. Not at all. I just have some issues with deadlines. And penalties lol
Chopin, 10-8 | Chopin, 25-12 | Haydn, HOB XVI:20

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Re: Astounding Chopin Etudes Performance
«Reply #10 on: May 17, 2016, 08:51:27 PM »
Well, I am not a bad accountant. Not at all. I just have some issues with deadlines. And penalties lol
lol.  hehe.  ok
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Re: Astounding Chopin Etudes Performance
«Reply #11 on: May 17, 2016, 09:14:21 PM »
I am touched to hear this pianist plays the ending of 10-3 in that gentle slow fashion. I thought I was the only one who interpreted it that way.
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Re: Astounding Chopin Etudes Performance
«Reply #12 on: May 17, 2016, 09:45:11 PM »
I like how he takes his time with 25-4. So much better and you can actually enjoy and savor all the melodic and harmonic transitions.
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Re: Astounding Chopin Etudes Performance
«Reply #13 on: May 18, 2016, 02:12:55 AM »
Add 10/10 and 25/1 to the list of fantastic ones. This performance was actually the first one I heard but after purchasing pollini's recording I completely forgot about this one. I only listened on and off for about 2 weeks before switching so I couldn't really appreciate them.
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Re: Astounding Chopin Etudes Performance
«Reply #14 on: May 19, 2016, 05:38:38 PM »
I am sorry, but his 25-11 is too nonchalantly played for me. Not moving at all.
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Re: Astounding Chopin Etudes Performance
«Reply #15 on: May 26, 2016, 03:35:11 AM »
Sometimes I can only groan and suffer and pour out my despair at the piano.