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Offline Florestan

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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #2420 on: May 14, 2019, 08:09:03 AM »
This is the best thing you will see all week.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uRhgERhMcGg

So the Mozart Effect is true after all.  :laugh:

Seriously now, poor kid! I feel for him and his parents. But then again, how many functional adults are (1) wowed by Mozart's Funeral Masonic Music, and (2) willing to express it publicly and unabashedly?

Suppose he yelled Wow! right in the middle of the piece. I've no doubts he'd have been hissed and shhhted.
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« Reply #2421 on: May 29, 2019, 12:16:30 PM »
Looking through the Chopin Institute CD catalog, it occurred to me that possibly no artist has ever released more different recordings of the same work on CD than Antoni Wit and the Warsaw Philharmonic have done Chopin piano concertos. By my count:

Concerto No. 1 - Francois Dumont (NIFC), Yulianna Avdeeva (NIFC), Ingolf Wunder (NIFC), Lukas Geniusas (NIFC), Nikolai Demidenko (Accentus Blu-Ray), Olga Kern (Harmonia Mundi)
Concerto No. 2 - Pawel Wakarecy (NIFC), Evgeny Kissin (Accentus Blu-Ray)
Both - Eldar Nebolsin (Naxos), Kun Woo Paik (Decca)

In other words, there are Warsaw/Wit recordings of the Chopin First Concerto featuring EIGHT different pianists.

The only artist/work combo I can think of that's more prolific is that CD where Christian Zacharias plays the same Scarlatti sonata a billion times.

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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #2422 on: May 29, 2019, 12:27:36 PM »
Looking through the Chopin Institute CD catalog, it occurred to me that possibly no artist has ever released more different recordings of the same work on CD than Antoni Wit and the Warsaw Philharmonic have done Chopin piano concertos. By my count:
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The only artist/work combo I can think of that's more prolific is that CD where Christian Zacharias plays the same Scarlatti sonata a billion times.
Well, someone should tell Martha Argerich that Beethoven composed 5 piano concertos, and that she really could record them all, instead of just recording the first two over and over again... ;D
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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #2423 on: May 29, 2019, 12:39:30 PM »
Looking through the Chopin Institute CD catalog, it occurred to me that possibly no artist has ever released more different recordings of the same work on CD than Antoni Wit and the Warsaw Philharmonic have done Chopin piano concertos. By my count:

Concerto No. 1 - Francois Dumont (NIFC), Yulianna Avdeeva (NIFC), Ingolf Wunder (NIFC), Lukas Geniusas (NIFC), Nikolai Demidenko (Accentus Blu-Ray), Olga Kern (Harmonia Mundi)
Concerto No. 2 - Pawel Wakarecy (NIFC), Evgeny Kissin (Accentus Blu-Ray)
Both - Eldar Nebolsin (Naxos), Kun Woo Paik (Decca)

In other words, there are Warsaw/Wit recordings of the Chopin First Concerto featuring EIGHT different pianists.

The only artist/work combo I can think of that's more prolific is that CD where Christian Zacharias plays the same Scarlatti sonata a billion times.

I thought I had you, but Karajan only recorded Brahms 3 seven times that I know of. WPO '49, Philharmonia '55, Berlin '63, WPO '67, Berlin '73, Berlin '78, Berlin '86. There's also Sony '86 (DVD) but I think it is the same "Telemondial" production as the DG. He also did Beethoven 7 seven times.

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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #2424 on: May 29, 2019, 12:41:55 PM »
Well, someone should tell Martha Argerich that Beethoven composed 5 piano concertos, and that she really could record them all, instead of just recording the first two over and over again... ;D

How many times has she recorded that Mother Goose thing?

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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #2425 on: May 29, 2019, 12:45:20 PM »
Isn't this because they simply were on duty for the Chopin competition?
Struck by the sounds before the sun,
I knew the night had gone.
The morning breeze like a bugle blew
Against the drums of dawn.
(Bob Dylan)

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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #2426 on: May 29, 2019, 01:16:56 PM »
Isn't this because they simply were on duty for the Chopin competition?
Yes, most are competition releases. Paik and Nebolsin are studio and Kissin and Demidenko are live from other concerts.

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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #2427 on: May 29, 2019, 01:24:13 PM »
I thought I had you, but Karajan only recorded Brahms 3 seven times that I know of. WPO '49, Philharmonia '55, Berlin '63, WPO '67, Berlin '73, Berlin '78, Berlin '86. There's also Sony '86 (DVD) but I think it is the same "Telemondial" production as the DG. He also did Beethoven 7 seven times.

I think Takashi Asahina recorded something like 9 Bruckner cycles.

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« Reply #2428 on: May 29, 2019, 01:32:42 PM »
I'm sure Neeme Jarvi recordings things more than once by accident.

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"Gee, this sounds familiar, as though I've heard it before. Get von Bahr on the phone, I think we already did this one."

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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #2429 on: May 30, 2019, 07:35:10 AM »
There are at least 10 Bruckner 8s led by Gunter Wand on legit labels.