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Offline rubio

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Re: Chopin Recordings
« Reply #60 on: May 08, 2007, 09:57:57 AM »
I would like to sample some of Ignaz Friedman's Mazurkas. Would this be the best disc to go for?

http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Recordings-Vol-Johannes-Brahms/dp/B00007FKPZ/ref=sr_1_1/103-6086389-5715826?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1178650535&sr=1-1

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Drasko

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Re: Chopin Recordings
« Reply #61 on: May 08, 2007, 10:02:01 AM »
Yes

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Re: Chopin Recordings
« Reply #64 on: May 08, 2007, 11:30:05 AM »
Yes
Do you know how it compares to the Pearl set?

Drasko

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Re: Chopin Recordings
« Reply #65 on: May 08, 2007, 11:31:33 AM »
No

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Re: Chopin Recordings
« Reply #66 on: May 08, 2007, 11:33:18 AM »
ok  :D

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« Reply #67 on: May 08, 2007, 11:54:35 AM »
ok  :D

wait

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Re: Chopin Recordings
« Reply #68 on: May 09, 2007, 12:11:42 AM »
Lipatti's 3rd sonata is a must-listen for any pianist.

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Re: Chopin Recordings
« Reply #69 on: May 27, 2007, 05:44:57 AM »
I just heard a fantastic performance of Chopin's "Andante spianato et grande polonaise, Op. 22" by Rubinstein (1935). I must say I really love this piece, and therefore I wonder if you have any suggestions for some other superb versions (for solo piano only)?
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Re: Chopin Recordings
« Reply #70 on: May 27, 2007, 06:05:13 AM »
Sirota


Leschenko

Beautiful and talented, now there's a catch... ;) :-*

Also like Rubinstein's from 1950, haven't heard the earlier one.

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Re: Chopin Recordings
« Reply #71 on: May 27, 2007, 06:06:57 AM »
Forgot to say Francois as well

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Re: Chopin Recordings
« Reply #73 on: May 27, 2007, 06:55:12 AM »
I found out that I already have the Sirota, but I haven't listened to it yet. I ordered a single CD with the Francois polonaises.

Does the Michelangeli performance on that DVD exist on CD? Or maybe I should just go for my first piano DVD.
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Re: Chopin Recordings
« Reply #74 on: May 27, 2007, 06:57:36 AM »
I found out that I already have the Sirota, but I haven't listened to it yet.

Well get listening then! It's bloody good!
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« Reply #75 on: May 27, 2007, 08:23:42 AM »
Does the Michelangeli performance on that DVD exist on CD?

It does but that particular performance might prove difficult to find

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Turin 1962 - Cetra CDE 1021, Classic Editions CO 3538, Ermitage ERM 122, Music and Arts CD-924



Simon can you link to Leschenko disc, I couldn't find it

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Re: Chopin Recordings
« Reply #76 on: May 27, 2007, 09:55:12 AM »
If one likes Chopin, he must get (or at least listen to once) these:





some say he's not musical..but I don't get how. For me, he's both emotionally and technically excellent.

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Re: Chopin Recordings
« Reply #77 on: May 27, 2007, 10:02:20 AM »
Simon can you link to Leschenko disc, I couldn't find it

My pleasure:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00009ILC1/202-4351466-9240634

A storming recital, can see why Argerich likes her, bit of a 'chip off the old block'  ;)

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Re: Chopin Recordings
« Reply #78 on: May 28, 2007, 03:41:21 AM »
I have now listened to the below Chopin disc, "Leo Sirota - A Chopin recital - 1952-1963" and it is very fine. For the "Andante Spianato et Grande Polonaise" his reindition is more virtuosic than Rubinstein and he has a great dynamic range. I must still say that I prefer Rubinstein's performance due to it's melancholic atmosphere and his lovely piano tone. For Sirota I have to add that I find the sound of the CD to be on the bright side, and I prefer Andante's warm/neutral transfers of Rubinstein.

“One good thing about music, when it hits- you feel no pain” Bob Marley

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Re: Chopin Recordings
« Reply #79 on: May 28, 2007, 06:30:41 AM »
My pleasure:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00009ILC1/202-4351466-9240634

A storming recital, can see why Argerich likes her, bit of a 'chip off the old block'  ;)

Thanks, ordered a copy though it'll take bit of time until it reaches me (via London).

Haven't heard her before and unfortunately missed her playing Chopin's E minor here few weeks ago. Opinions on her playing seem to be quite devided and that always makes me curious to hear for myself.