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Author Topic: Liszt - Sonata in B minor (Enzo) - for Dave (furtwaengler)  (Read 291 times)
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« on: August 07, 2017, 03:06:57 AM »

"Thanks so much, Emill. I must now see it Enzo's Liszt is shared around here. I've not heard it and that would mean much to me. "    furtwaengler



Hello Dave,

May I share this with you and EVERYONE ELSE.  This was during a recital at Eastman and I must say Enzo has gone a some way since we started posting here in 2006.  Hope you may like it and as always we value your comments .....  at the moment Enzo will be starting this Fall his Masters program in the same school.

MANY, MANY THANKS for all the support and encouragement all these years and as always comments and observations are most welcome.

emill
   
a hehe moment:  I don't know if Enzo got taller but his pants or socks shrunk? (:-))!!
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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2017, 12:09:15 AM »

Wow! Heís come a long way since Liebestraume! This is a very polished, patient, mature performance carefully detailed down to the micro level. The details are consistent and logical and fit the big picture. And such overwhelming power and conviction! His dynamic control and suspense, knowing when to really let loose...itís all there. Itís a towering accomplishment to say the least. I donít think Iíve ever done anything that close to perfect in my life.

It is a wonderful thing about this website to watch stories of lives unfold. When you first introduced us to Enzo he was this interesting and passionate Wunderkind and Iíve enjoyed watching him grow and surpass me. You appear to have done well allowing him to chase these dreams and support him in a dangerous field in a dangerous world. I donít see that there would be anything holding him back from doing anything he desires in the music world, whether that be a solo career, a teaching position or both. Iíd love to be in the room one day to hear him play. Has he decided what his focus is going to be in his masters? I really cannot wait to see what unfolds next.

Thanks for sharing this with me. It is a phenomenal treat. You may want to know that the Liszt B minor may have been the first piece I ever wanted to play and itís been a lifelong love.
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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2017, 11:39:47 AM »

What a fantastic performance. Both lyrical and also full of rhythmic drive when needed, very impressive indeed. I hope more people will take the time to listen to this. You should be proud - I hope to see his career develop and progress.
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« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2017, 04:04:11 AM »

 
  It is a wonderful thing about this website to watch stories of lives unfold. When you first introduced us to Enzo he was this interesting and passionate Wunderkind and I’ve enjoyed watching him grow and surpass me. You appear to have done well allowing him to chase these dreams and support him in a dangerous field in a dangerous world.

Hello Dave ....

Above all, my gratitude for making this dad's heart feel so joyful even for a moment with such generous comments.

May I also apologize for the "silence" Enzo has frequently displayed.  We have always been protective for him and were so scared to let him leave for Eastman, always worried how he will relate to the world, now that he is on his own.  He keeps to himself "all" of time, has very few "friends", speaks only a few words and practically never goes out.  That is probably one of the main reasons why he chose Rochester, NY,  (crapchester for some) where it is so cold 8 months of the year and has a "small, rural, quiet town" atmosphere over conservatories in New York, Boston, Baltimore and San Francisco who accepted him.  But he is so different when it comes to performing.  He loves to perform even on short notice, never shy or afraid or nervous .... and he loves to teach.  He is totally and instantly transformed into a different person when it comes to those.

"A dangerous field, a dangerous world" ....  yes, fully agree, ... so many talented and prodigious musicians, "waylaid by the roadside". 

Still afraid and worried, but less after each year as he transforms himself into a more mature and competent pianist.  I have seen him perform and teach piano music majors here during his summer breaks and I am most surprised at his confidence and growth, he seems to leap exponentially with each year.  With a Masters degree from Eastman, hopefully in 2 years, he will survive here (Philippines) as a teacher in a worse case scenario. Grin   Although Enzo diligently works hard, we have also a lot to thank Eastman for granting him a full tuition scholarship and a graduate award, without which we could NEVER afford sending him there.  Truly his American sojourn has done him well.   

So Many Thanks again for all the support, all these  years.

What a fantastic performance. Both lyrical and also full of rhythmic drive when needed, very impressive indeed. I hope more people will take the time to listen to this. You should be proud - I hope to see his career develop and progress.

Hi Andrew,
Coming from an excellent pianist like you,  makes me swell with joy some more! Grin 
Many, Many THANKS ....
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