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Kovacevich Plays Opus 111 and Teaches Opus 90

Stephen Kovacevich performs the first movement of Beethoven Piano Sonata No.32 in C minor opus 111 at the La Roque d’Anthéron Festival in 2004. Read more >>

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nickc
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« on: November 15, 2017, 02:18:09 AM »

3 short pieces for piano...

1) Whisper Rain (0:00)
2) Whisper Sky (2:27)
3) Whisper Moth (4:18)


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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2017, 02:27:37 AM »

These concisely beautiful pieces are among the best you have posted here. There are several things we can learn from them. The best impressionism is not a direct representation of an external stimulus, but rather seeks to characterise the response of the creative psyche to the stimulus; the difference is subtle but vital. Those whose ears seize upon the Eastern component here and commence imagining Oriental realities, it seems to me, are receiving half the message. Does “Gardens in the Rain” show us rain and gardens or Debussy’s perception of them ? Arguably both, but the second is deeper. Your pieces have the quality of a Sung landscape, of containing something “far more deeply interfused”; and like a Sung landscape, they open the doors of perception with very simple resources. That is not at all easy to do in improvisation.

The sound quality here is very high, and brings out the wonderfully unique characteristics of the lower registers of that piano.
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« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2017, 02:37:46 AM »

Hi Nick
I agree that these are inspired improvisations!..... that I will listen to repeatedly.  Thanks so much for sharing these with us and I hope to see more like these.
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