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Offline musicsdarkangel

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Garrik Ohlsson performance (Beethoven)
on: June 14, 2005, 06:13:13 PM
I just saw him playing three sonatas by Beethoven, closing with the Hammer K

Wow.   I hated his Pathetic, but the later two were just incredible.


He also gave me advice after the show.  He also says that rather than doing technical excersizes, you should do Chopin etudes.

Anyway, he was quite a nice guy, and put on a hell of a performance.


Has anyone heard his Beethoven recordings?  I was truly impressed!

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Re: Garrik Ohlsson performance (Beethoven)
Reply #1 on: June 14, 2005, 06:16:31 PM
But don't you have to do technical exercises in order to work up to Chopin Etudes?

Hehe, in college we had a lot of the arrogant types give us advice--advice that worked for other professionals, not meant for students. But it made them sound smart. You can always tell the performers from the teachers, eh?

I have no idea who Garrik is.

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Re: Garrik Ohlsson performance (Beethoven)
Reply #2 on: June 15, 2005, 09:40:22 AM
I believe he won the International Chopin competition in 1970.  He performed a complete Chopin cycle in my city a number of years ago, and I like what I heard. 
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Re: Garrik Ohlsson performance (Beethoven)
Reply #3 on: June 15, 2005, 01:11:59 PM
I heard him play the Beethoven 4th concerto with the Indianapolis Symphony a few years ago.  It was awesome! ;D ;D
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Re: Garrik Ohlsson performance (Beethoven)
Reply #4 on: June 15, 2005, 08:30:28 PM
Yeah, he has massive repitoire (2nd in my list next to Ashkenazy).


He is so versatile, and musical.

I think he is underrated.

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Re: Garrik Ohlsson performance (Beethoven)
Reply #5 on: June 15, 2005, 08:41:29 PM
Yeah, he has massive repitoire (2nd in my list next to Ashkenazy).


He is so versatile, and musical.

I think he is underrated.

I've heard him a few times, and I was very impressed.  He has a very commanding presence.

If I recall, he has over 30 piano concerti memorized and playable at a moment's notice.

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Re: Garrik Ohlsson performance (Beethoven)
Reply #6 on: June 16, 2005, 02:42:43 AM
I saw him play Prokofiev 2 with Cincinnati.  Insane.

DAYUM

I don't know what he played for the encore (think it was Rach 23-2, well something along the lines) and it was FIREWORKS.  Absolutely incredible.
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Re: Garrik Ohlsson performance (Beethoven)
Reply #7 on: June 16, 2005, 04:04:34 PM
I've heard him a few times, and I was very impressed.  He has a very commanding presence.

If I recall, he has over 30 piano concerti memorized and playable at a moment's notice.

WOAH


that can't be true!!  I believe it; he's known for his massive repitoire.

That's still insane.

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Re: Garrik Ohlsson performance (Beethoven)
Reply #8 on: June 16, 2005, 04:05:10 PM
so his pathetic was pathetic?

I just saw him playing three sonatas by Beethoven, closing with the Hammer K

Wow.   I hated his Pathetic, but the later two were just incredible.


He also gave me advice after the show.  He also says that rather than doing technical excersizes, you should do Chopin etudes.

Anyway, he was quite a nice guy, and put on a hell of a performance.


Has anyone heard his Beethoven recordings?  I was truly impressed!

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Re: Garrik Ohlsson performance (Beethoven)
Reply #9 on: June 16, 2005, 09:09:09 PM
so his pathetic was pathetic?


hehe yes.

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Re: Garrik Ohlsson performance (Beethoven)
Reply #10 on: June 17, 2005, 03:22:41 AM
Yes, I know he won the Chopin piano competition in Warsay, and I have a record with Gershwin Music. I think he is quite good, but I don't know him very much.

What is what make him great? putting aside his massive repertoire?.



 

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Re: Garrik Ohlsson performance (Beethoven)
Reply #11 on: June 17, 2005, 03:36:48 AM
He is maturing very well.   In his young age Horacio Gutierrez and him appeared quite arrogant, bot with age his musicianship has grown steadily.  He enjoyed friendship with the late Claudio Arrau and, IMO he is at his best in Schubert and Haydn, which in a way belies his enormous technical equipment.

He is a big Mason and Hamlin fan too, btw, and was the victim of marketing terrorism by Steinway for saying publicly that he liked Bosendorfer pianos.
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Re: Garrik Ohlsson performance (Beethoven)
Reply #12 on: June 18, 2005, 04:21:50 PM
Yes, I know he won the Chopin piano competition in Warsay, and I have a record with Gershwin Music. I think he is quite good, but I don't know him very much.

What is what make him great? putting aside his massive repertoire?.



 

Just listen to his recordings...he's just fabulous.

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Re: Garrik Ohlsson performance (Beethoven)
Reply #13 on: June 18, 2005, 04:23:12 PM
He is maturing very well.   In his young age Horacio Gutierrez and him appeared quite arrogant, bot with age his musicianship has grown steadily.  He enjoyed friendship with the late Claudio Arrau and, IMO he is at his best in Schubert and Haydn, which in a way belies his enormous technical equipment.

He is a big Mason and Hamlin fan too, btw, and was the victim of marketing terrorism by Steinway for saying publicly that he liked Bosendorfer pianos.

Wow, thanks for the info.

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Re: Garrik Ohlsson performance (Beethoven)
Reply #14 on: June 19, 2005, 12:53:01 AM
You can listen to an appearance he made on the radio here.

https://saintpaulsunday.publicradio.org/listings/shows04_11.htm

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Re: Garrik Ohlsson performance (Beethoven)
Reply #15 on: June 19, 2005, 04:38:19 PM
ooooo thanks.
 

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