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Topic: Marc-Andre Hamelin (current virtuoso favourites!)  (Read 2380 times)

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Marc-Andre Hamelin (current virtuoso favourites!)
on: April 09, 2005, 07:24:10 PM
Okay guys, work with me here!MAH must be the most virtuosic pianist currently alive!I just cant get over the fact that in the same year he was nominated for 3 Grammy's!!! And when he records, he rarely takes longer than 2 days. And he else can play the Busoni concerto...LIVE!!! work with me...

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Re: Marc-Andre Hamelin (current virtuoso favourites!)
Reply #1 on: April 09, 2005, 07:25:28 PM
he is amazing indeed.

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Re: Marc-Andre Hamelin (current virtuoso favourites!)
Reply #2 on: April 09, 2005, 07:30:01 PM
your favourite recording/performance? mine is the Schumann CD/ Alkan Grande Sonata etc. and the Godowsky passacaglia

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Re: Marc-Andre Hamelin (current virtuoso favourites!)
Reply #3 on: April 09, 2005, 07:31:19 PM
your favourite recording/performance? mine is the Schumann CD/ Alkan Grande Sonata etc. and the Godowsky passacaglia

I haven't heard alot of him yet. I love his godowsky/chopin etudes and his liszt HR2.

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Reply #4 on: April 09, 2005, 07:36:46 PM
yeah, that Godowsky is AMAZING.especially the winter wind study!never heard a LH like that before!  :o

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Reply #5 on: April 09, 2005, 07:41:43 PM
yeah, that Godowsky is AMAZING.especially the winter wind study!never heard a LH like that before!  :o

amazing doesn't begin to describe. I am going to see him perform in feb.

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Re: Marc-Andre Hamelin (current virtuoso favourites!)
Reply #6 on: April 09, 2005, 07:50:12 PM
NO WAY!!!!!!!i live in South Africa, so we miss out on alot of performers!!! What is he going to play and where?

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Re: Marc-Andre Hamelin (current virtuoso favourites!)
Reply #7 on: April 09, 2005, 08:11:02 PM
and what are our feelings towards pogorelich?

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Re: Marc-Andre Hamelin (current virtuoso favourites!)
Reply #8 on: April 10, 2005, 03:19:11 AM
I am not sure what he wil be playing. pogorelich is alright. I saw him last year. He played pretty slow, but very velvety.

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Re: Marc-Andre Hamelin (current virtuoso favourites!)
Reply #9 on: April 10, 2005, 03:23:55 AM
Some people say that is he is the best pianist since Liszt.  He can play anything.
The masterpiece tell the performer what to do, and not the performer telling the piece what it should be like, or the cocomposer what he ought to have composed.

--Alfred Brendel--

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Reply #10 on: April 10, 2005, 03:27:06 AM
Some people say that is he is the best pianist since Liszt.  He can play anything.

I am beginning to believe that statement.

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Re: Marc-Andre Hamelin (current virtuoso favourites!)
Reply #11 on: April 10, 2005, 04:57:53 AM
Marc-Andre Hamelin = The Second Best Canadian Pianist Who Ever Lived

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Re: Marc-Andre Hamelin (current virtuoso favourites!)
Reply #12 on: April 10, 2005, 05:36:41 AM
Who is the first? I would say that he is the best pianist in the world, as far as I know for now(IMHO).

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Re: Marc-Andre Hamelin (current virtuoso favourites!)
Reply #13 on: April 10, 2005, 01:42:30 PM
Marc-Andre Hamelin = The Second Best Canadian Pianist Who Ever Lived

He is much much better than Glenn Gould.
The masterpiece tell the performer what to do, and not the performer telling the piece what it should be like, or the cocomposer what he ought to have composed.

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Re: Marc-Andre Hamelin (current virtuoso favourites!)
Reply #14 on: April 10, 2005, 04:39:23 PM
He is much much better than Glenn Gould.
only without BACH!!
anyway MAH is one of the best virtuoso now
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Re: Marc-Andre Hamelin (current virtuoso favourites!)
Reply #15 on: April 11, 2005, 11:26:40 AM
Since I am Canadian myself, I wanted to to ask a while ago who you thought was the best canadian pianist.  On this board I've read about how good M-A. Hamelin is. I've read also how good Louis Lortie is (another Canadian) How do you compare one to another.  There is also Alain Lefebvre who is well known...so what do you think?

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Reply #16 on: April 12, 2005, 09:52:39 PM
Hamelin is the best. To me, he's the greatest pianist alive I know.

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Re: Marc-Andre Hamelin (current virtuoso favourites!)
Reply #17 on: April 13, 2005, 10:32:22 AM
and what are our feelings towards pogorelich?


Very controversial. =)
Fortune favours the musical.

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Re: Marc-Andre Hamelin (current virtuoso favourites!)
Reply #18 on: April 13, 2005, 12:59:15 PM
i have a question that is similar to my earlier thread about defining a virtuoso

everyone says MAH has one fo the best techniques in history.

some aspects of technique of course are controlling legato, articulations, dynamics, etc

but in the area of pure speed, to me all concert, 'virtuoso' pianists i have held in similar regard because even when one does not play a fast passage as fast as another i assume its because he doesnt want to not because he cant

but im realizing this may not be true

so my question is, how much faster do you think MAH can play a particular octave passage, run,etc than your everyday recording pianist (e.g. serkin)

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Re: Marc-Andre Hamelin (current virtuoso favourites!)
Reply #19 on: April 13, 2005, 01:13:03 PM
o my question is, how much faster do you think MAH can play a particular octave passage, run,etc than your everyday recording pianist (e.g. serkin)

3.87 times

Dis has been proven by da scientific FURY analysis. [Hodgson & Wright, 1994] 8)

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Re: Marc-Andre Hamelin (current virtuoso favourites!)
Reply #20 on: April 15, 2005, 02:12:42 AM
amazing doesn't begin to describe. I am going to see him perform in feb.

No way. Is he actually coming to Houston??

When/where?

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Reply #21 on: April 15, 2005, 04:53:04 AM
No way. Is he actually coming to Houston??

When/where?

In Feb. at UofH they have an annual piano festival there. I am not sure of the exact time or what the program is.

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Re: Marc-Andre Hamelin (current virtuoso favourites!)
Reply #22 on: April 15, 2005, 04:55:11 AM
I really need to hear more Hamelin.

His Godowsky etudes are SICK.

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Reply #23 on: April 15, 2005, 05:00:21 AM
I really need to hear more Hamelin.

His Godowsky etudes are SICK.

i love those recordings

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Re: Marc-Andre Hamelin (current virtuoso favourites!)
Reply #24 on: April 15, 2005, 07:21:32 AM
a little joke i heard yesterday (not about hamelin, about piano virtuoso):

q: what's the "top" virtuosity in playing piano?
a: tickling it till it shakes it's tail

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