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Topic: What's your favorite performance of the Rach 3 Ossia Cadenza?  (Read 2658 times)

Offline matthew from florida

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I don't think I've found a favorite ossia cadenza, every performance has some elements I like and others I would change. Here are a few from you tube to start but hopefully you have some better videos to share.







Volodos plays the chords very well:


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Offline stevensk

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How do you play it?

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Reply #2 on: April 19, 2017, 04:27:51 PM
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Offline matthew from florida

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stevensk, in my dreams, lol ::)

ca88313, thanks. The Lazar Berman video won't play in the U.S.  ???

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Reply #4 on: April 26, 2017, 06:31:21 PM
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I grew up with a strong diet of Cliburn and Rubinstein and the Cliburn Moscow performance is burned into my brain as the best - when I play it back in my mind, it's his notes...

Here is another video of him playing it with some good shots of his hands - too bad not when the most difficult parts.  I love to see his use of arm weight - I am uber fan of Rubinstein class arm weight.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulE4KlRpIpU - starts @ 11:44

As far as LL and Trif, too exaggerated - garish maybe?  In fact, I don't like this cadenza - I like the other one Rach and Horowitz played.  It is possible to make a cake that has too much chocolate in it.

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I like kissins a lot but I don't like the way it's recorded.

Lazar is pretty fire too
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I've recently become a fan of Lugansky based on this Rach 3 w/o orchestra:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPQzctf_wIk @ 8:40 but it's the other one which I prefer anyway.  The big one is simply too chocolaty and I love chocolate.

Frankly, I don't need the orchestra since I heard it in my head along with all the emotion.  So it's a double win for me to hear just the piano.  And frankly, you simply can't hear all the notes of the piano when performed with orchestra.
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