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Chopin/Godowski etudes explained & played!
« on: December 30, 2014, 06:58:17 AM »
Aussie pianist David Stanhope is releasing a new CD of the Chopin/Godowski etudes Op. 10, and he is also releasing a YouTube video series that's a lot of fun to watch.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/zp-ZUVVVlHk" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/zp-ZUVVVlHk</a>

  • Explanation of what makes the original Chopin etude so hard, with examples
  • Performance of the Chopin original
  • Explanation of the fiendish new twists Godowsky adds, with examples
  • Performance of the Godowski version

Plus, he's a fairly amusing presenter, and not at all awkward. I recommend these. Click the video to view the others in the series.

Offline mc ukrneal

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Re: Chopin/Godowski etudes explained & played!
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2014, 07:18:35 AM »
Aussie pianist David Stanhope is releasing a new CD of the Chopin/Godowski etudes Op. 10, and he is also releasing a YouTube video series that's a lot of fun to watch.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/zp-ZUVVVlHk" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/zp-ZUVVVlHk</a>

  • Explanation of what makes the original Chopin etude so hard, with examples
  • Performance of the Chopin original
  • Explanation of the fiendish new twists Godowsky adds, with examples
  • Performance of the Godowski version

Plus, he's a fairly amusing presenter, and not at all awkward. I recommend these. Click the video to view the others in the series.
Very interesting. Would also suggest reading the booklet that accompanies the Hyperion recording, which goes etude by etude and is also very informative. It is free on the hyperion website.
Offenbach gets a raw deal in recordings considering his talent! For a discussion of this outstanding composer too little recorded: http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,5572.

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