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Offline amy

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CONTEMPORARY PIANISTS
on: April 10, 2003, 03:50:24 AM
hi... i need to familiarize myself with some contemporary pianists... and young composers (modern).. etc..
preferably not someone who's passed away..
with the exception of glenn gould.
thank you.

musician.. and song names please.

-amy

Offline frederic

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Re: CONTEMPORARY PIANISTS
Reply #1 on: April 10, 2003, 08:56:56 AM
Contemporary pianists????
Contemporary composers????
song names???

i don't understand what you mean
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Offline amee

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Re: CONTEMPORARY PIANISTS
Reply #2 on: April 10, 2003, 01:03:48 PM
How about Aaron Copland?  His pieces are quite enjoyable.  I've played The Cat and the Mouse and liked it extremely.  However I'm not very familiar with contemporary composers myself.
"Simplicity is the highest goal, achievable when you have overcome all difficulties." - Frederic Chopin

Offline davy10tunes

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Re: CONTEMPORARY PIANISTS
Reply #3 on: April 10, 2003, 02:39:43 PM
amy, for pianists look through the list of recording artists at www.dgclassics.com and www.hyperion-records.com
for composers look through music publishers lists such as www.boosey.com these should include mini biographies etc. A few pianists to look at are Steven Osborne who has recorded the contemporary composer Nikolai Kapustin, you can hear audio clips on his site.Joanna MacGregor, she does a lot of contemporary stuff and Earl Wild who is a great pianist and a published composer.Hope this helps you get started.

David
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Offline amy

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Re: CONTEMPORARY PIANISTS
Reply #4 on: April 15, 2003, 11:23:37 PM
;D guys!!!! i need today pianists that only play piano..
no orchestral stuff!!!..
ahhhhhh im going crazyyyyy.....

anyone like michael Nyman..
no crazy classical players please!!!!!

thank you
-amy

Offline willster

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Re: CONTEMPORARY PIANISTS
Reply #5 on: April 16, 2003, 03:42:09 AM
michael nymans a complete musical lightweight and doesn't count.

Severin von eckardstein won the contemporary pianist prize at the leeds international piano competition playing prokofiev's 2nd piano concerto.

Contemporary can mean anything though.

A modern contempory composer could be cage who wrote all kinds of nonsense for prepared piano.

Offline Colette

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Reply #6 on: April 16, 2003, 04:06:07 AM
Notable and good contemporary composers who are still living?hard, but there are some. (They aren't all that young though)...
Gyorgy Liget, Hungarian, Ned Roreom, American, Pierre Boulez, French, who wrote three amazng piano sonatas, Hans Werner Henze, German, George Crumb, American, Philip Glass, American, who wrote the opera Einstein on the Beach, Rodion Shchedrin, Russian, wrote 3 piano concertos.

Offline tosca1

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Reply #7 on: April 16, 2003, 06:08:19 AM
These are two pianist improvisers who are certainly not in the "classical" pianist mould.  Keith Jarrett and Chick Corea.  They are both contemporary, living pianists and are famous for explorations in improvisation.  Neither of them is  a young pianist but they are well worth investigating and are distinctive and highly acclaimed.
Good wishes,
Robert.

Offline Colette

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Reply #8 on: April 16, 2003, 10:46:27 PM
I think Keith Jarrett is a fantastic pianist and first rate innovator. Take a listen to his own compositions. He's also recorded some classical music, like the complete Bach Preludes and Fugues.

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Reply #9 on: May 06, 2003, 07:25:20 PM
I am a little biased, but I truly enjoy Justin Kociban. He has some tremendous talent and can improvise like nobody's business. He has written some 20 or so piano miniature's as well as variations on many, many pieces. (my favorite is great balls of fire, He makes jerry lee look like a pansy pianist). The great thing about him is that he is only 16 and has had really no one to teach or guide him, except God himself. Truly phenomenal. He actually has found Chopin's Fantasie Impromptu quite easy. He just learned both hands separately then played them together. He has complete control over both hands. I mean he owns Mozart's Fantasie in D minor. I could go on and on about him, but I won't. I know that he is working on getting some stuff recorded soon and I can't wait. I will definately keep you informed on what is going on.

BoliverAllmon
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