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Offline Bob

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Recordings of composers playing their own works?
« on: December 18, 2018, 08:55:38 AM »
What composers do we have where we have recordings of them playing their own music?

I'm thinking more piano pieces here.  A conductor might have a lot of recordings now.
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Re: Recordings of composers playing their own works?
«Reply #1 on: December 18, 2018, 11:30:33 AM »
Scriabin, Rachmaninoff, Debussy, Feinberg, and Gershwin off the top of my head.
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: Recordings of composers playing their own works?
«Reply #2 on: December 18, 2018, 03:47:45 PM »
Add Ravel to the list

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Re: Recordings of composers playing their own works?
«Reply #3 on: December 18, 2018, 08:12:06 PM »
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Re: Recordings of composers playing their own works?
«Reply #4 on: December 18, 2018, 09:15:21 PM »
The recordings of Elgar improvising, made in a London studio in the 1920s and lost until the 1970s.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qE2A4Z4_IQE
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Re: Recordings of composers playing their own works?
«Reply #5 on: December 18, 2018, 10:18:08 PM »
The kap (one and only Niki Kapustin yeah!)

this is so groovy.


this too

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Re: Recordings of composers playing their own works?
«Reply #6 on: December 19, 2018, 03:16:08 PM »
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Re: Recordings of composers playing their own works?
«Reply #7 on: December 19, 2018, 04:03:01 PM »
Seymore Bernstein

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Re: Recordings of composers playing their own works?
«Reply #8 on: December 19, 2018, 06:25:43 PM »
Brahms
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Re: Recordings of composers playing their own works?
«Reply #9 on: January 04, 2019, 10:47:30 AM »
The kap (one and only Niki Kapustin yeah!)

this is so groovy.

The thread title should be emmended, "Recordings of REAL composers playing their own works"  Not music that isn't worthy to be heard in a supermarket, let alone a music hall.

Next thing you know someone will post Grainger playing his own works, which is actually others' work. . .

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Re: Recordings of composers playing their own works?
«Reply #10 on: January 04, 2019, 12:54:22 PM »
Are piano rolls eligible? If so, then...

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Re: Recordings of composers playing their own works?
«Reply #11 on: January 04, 2019, 08:36:01 PM »
The thread title should be emmended, "Recordings of REAL composers playing their own works"  Not music that isn't worthy to be heard in a supermarket, let alone a music hall.

Next thing you know someone will post Grainger playing his own works, which is actually others' work. . .

Really, visitor.
ouey ouchey. i dig it though.
great minds find the extraordinary in the ordinary so there's that. :-)

ok  on the flip side,
Reger plays Reger

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Re: Recordings of composers playing their own works?
«Reply #12 on: January 06, 2019, 12:32:58 AM »
ouey ouchey. i dig it though.
great minds find the extraordinary in the ordinary so there's that. :-)

ok  on the flip side,
Reger plays Reger

The issue I have with Kap is that he mixed his genres.  Don't try to make classical jazz.  Gershwin succeeded in fusing them.  That is genius. :)

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