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Alexander Icharev (1929-1985)
« on: September 22, 2017, 08:07:18 AM »
Hello all,
As some of you already know I have been researching a bout Alexander Icharev for a recording I made of his transcription of Ravel's La Valse (already available on youtube):
I had some quite interesting updates about his life, and added in the small article I wrote about him:
http://opusdissonus.com.br/icharev.htm

And I just uploaded 2 LPs of his playing and an all-Chopin recital

Full LP with Schumann & Chopin (1976)


First part of Chopin Recital (14/9/1983)


Second part of Chopin Recital (14/9/1983)


Full LP with Chopin, Brahms & Ravel/Icharev (5/9/1984)


Very important part of the piano history out of private collections, a great Russian pianist, with a playing without any "show off" (or "skandal" as Tausig would say). Music at its best.

All the best
Artur Cimirro
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Re: Alexander Icharev (1929-1985)
«Reply #1 on: September 22, 2017, 11:09:53 AM »

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Re: Alexander Icharev (1929-1985)
«Reply #2 on: September 22, 2017, 01:57:39 PM »


is that a sarcastic clap because cimiro uploaded a pianist playing yet another chopin/schu/brahms????
Composing/improvising

Chopin's 4th ballade and 3rd sonata.
Scriabin Op. 42 no. 1, 2, and 3.
Bach Partita No.4

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Re: Alexander Icharev (1929-1985)
«Reply #3 on: September 22, 2017, 02:24:21 PM »
is that a sarcastic clap because cimiro uploaded a pianist playing yet another chopin/schu/brahms????
no, it is legit, it's the rock, it's serious. it is a 'you da real mvp' type of props, i think the research is cool and kudos to archiving and bringing to light forgotten pianist and rare recordings, etc.

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Re: Alexander Icharev (1929-1985)
«Reply #4 on: September 22, 2017, 04:31:29 PM »
is that a sarcastic clap because cimiro uploaded a pianist playing yet another chopin/schu/brahms????
I understand this would be a possible way of thinking to some people,
Personally I often say "right words said by the wrong mouth are wrong words" - So I work hard to be in the opposite side of this - Trying to be myself the "right mouth to say right words".

Actually if someone is aware of my interest as a composer/pianist myself (my CDs of Tausig, Michalowki, Zichy, Szanto, Wieniawski, and next projects - check on youtube), and have at least read a little bit about my work on interpretation (Scientific System of Interpretation or Musical Hermeneutics - check http://opusdissonus.com.br/CIMIRRO_studio-master-class_001.htm ) the person will notice I would never post someone just "playing another chopin/schumann/brahms".

I decided to continue my research on Icharev because I noticed his interpretations are results of deep study, he was not copying the interpretation of someone nor destroying the piece as several pianists do today just because of their personal marketing.
Even when I do not agree with Icharev's playing here or there in a piece I'm always open the hear and respect his opinion because of his, let's say, "honest interpretation", the same will not happen with the most part of pianists who are now called "great interpreters" - if I can paraphrase Sorabji - I would not cross the road to watch a concert of most of them.

Icharev's life history is quite interesting too.
So I hope people can see this is not "one more trying Chopin"


Thanks visitor!

All the best
Artur Cimirro
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Winston Churchill

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Re: Alexander Icharev (1929-1985)
«Reply #5 on: September 22, 2017, 06:07:29 PM »
Don't worry I know, I'm actually subscribed to your youtube channel.
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Chopin's 4th ballade and 3rd sonata.
Scriabin Op. 42 no. 1, 2, and 3.
Bach Partita No.4

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Re: Alexander Icharev (1929-1985)
«Reply #6 on: September 22, 2017, 06:13:16 PM »
Don't worry I know, I'm actually subscribed to your youtube channel.

Great, thank you so much.  ;)

Best
Artur
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Winston Churchill

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Re: Alexander Icharev (1929-1985)
«Reply #7 on: September 22, 2017, 06:23:46 PM »
The Chopin recital vid is soooo good, his Op. 23 is prophetic.
Composing/improvising

Chopin's 4th ballade and 3rd sonata.
Scriabin Op. 42 no. 1, 2, and 3.
Bach Partita No.4