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Re: Grigory Sokolov
« Reply #40 on: February 11, 2009, 06:37:20 PM »
The Preludes are very interesting and I really like the Sonata. The jewel in the crown is the Op 25 Etudes which i rate as number one alongside the Ginzburg version. You won't regret getting this.
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Re: Grigory Sokolov
« Reply #41 on: February 11, 2009, 06:39:21 PM »
Has Grigory Sokolov recorded WTC?

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Re: Grigory Sokolov
« Reply #42 on: February 11, 2009, 06:50:00 PM »
The Preludes are very interesting and I really like the Sonata. The jewel in the crown is the Op 25 Etudes which i rate as number one alongside the Ginzburg version. You won't regret getting this.

As a JS Bach fanatic, I tend to judge most piano virtuosi by how they perform Bach keyboard works if they do at all.  Sviatoslav Richter is real special in this respect.  I also enjoyed the Art of Fugue by Tatiana Nikolayeva on Hyperion, a recently acquired CD.

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Re: Grigory Sokolov
« Reply #43 on: February 11, 2009, 07:49:57 PM »
As a JS Bach fanatic, I tend to judge most piano virtuosi by how they perform Bach keyboard works if they do at all.  Sviatoslav Richter is real special in this respect.  I also enjoyed the Art of Fugue by Tatiana Nikolayeva on Hyperion, a recently acquired CD.

Sokolov has recorded Art of Fugue :). If you're getting his Chopin, you may wish to consider this boxset and this other boxset as well.

As for his Chopin, I like it well enough, although I find it a little heavy at times. But I love his Diabelli and his Russians 8).

There's a fair bit of his Bach on youtube if you wish to sample. I see that someone has posted his Goldbergs recently - I haven't listened to these yet, but there are some bits and pieces of partitas and so forth that are phenomenal (IMHO).
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Re: Grigory Sokolov
« Reply #44 on: February 11, 2009, 07:57:57 PM »
Sokolov has recorded Art of Fugue :). If you're getting his Chopin, you may wish to consider this boxset and this other boxset as well.

As for his Chopin, I like it well enough, although I find it a little heavy at times. But I love his Diabelli and his Russians 8).

There's a fair bit of his Bach on youtube if you wish to sample. I see that someone has posted his Goldbergs recently - I haven't listened to these yet, but there are some bits and pieces of partitas and so forth that are phenomenal (IMHO).

The first set looks very interesting.  I bought the Goldberg Variations by Tatiana Nikolayeva recently and the performance was excellent.

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Re: Grigory Sokolov
« Reply #45 on: February 12, 2009, 12:10:13 AM »
Has Grigory Sokolov recorded WTC?
No, but there are scattered bootlegs around which form an almost complete set.

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« Reply #46 on: February 12, 2009, 10:37:17 AM »
The Preludes are very interesting and I really like the Sonata. The jewel in the crown is the Op 25 Etudes [...]. You won't regret getting this.

Heartily seconded, and I love his Art of the Fugue as well, Coopmv. :)

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Re: Grigory Sokolov
« Reply #47 on: March 22, 2009, 04:20:33 AM »
Free download of a live broadcast of the Beethoven PC 1 by Sokolov with Pinnock. This was broadcasted by The Bavarian Radio (Bayern 4 Klassik). 

It was uploaded by another fan of the pianist and link will not last long. (a day or two)

Enjoy!

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=CJ3J3SP0
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Re: Grigory Sokolov
« Reply #48 on: March 22, 2009, 04:44:53 AM »
Sokolov has recorded Art of Fugue :).

Sokolov´s Art of Fugue is marred by an unashamed romantic approach alien to Bach IMO. I might well imagine, that this also is true of Nicolayeva´s AoF (which I have not heard). But each to his own.
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Re: Grigory Sokolov
« Reply #49 on: March 22, 2009, 04:56:56 AM »
Free download of a live broadcast of the Beethoven PC 1 by Sokolov with Pinnock. This was broadcasted by The Bavarian Radio (Bayern 4 Klassik). 

It was uploaded by another fan of the pianist and link will not last long. (a day or two)

Enjoy!

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=CJ3J3SP0

George,  What kind of website is that? 

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Re: Grigory Sokolov
« Reply #50 on: March 22, 2009, 04:59:27 AM »
Sokolov´s Art of Fugue is marred by an unashamed romantic approach alien to Bach IMO. I might well imagine, that this also is true of Nicolayeva´s AoF (which I have not heard). But each to his own.


Overly romantic approach to any of Bach's compositions may sound sweet to the ears but is clearly not HIP ...

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« Reply #51 on: March 22, 2009, 05:01:55 AM »
George,  What kind of website is that? 

It's a filesharing one, basically storage space for downloads, just like mediafire/rapidshare, etc.

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« Reply #52 on: March 22, 2009, 05:16:14 AM »
Overly romantic approach to any of Bach's compositions may sound sweet to the ears but is clearly not HIP ...

Well, I am not going to say, that HIP is the full truth, but romanticism is surely false.  :)
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Re: Grigory Sokolov
« Reply #53 on: March 22, 2009, 05:23:01 AM »
Well, I am not going to say, that HIP is the full truth, but romanticism is surely false.  :)
   

People should seek romanticism in works of Tchaikovsky, Ramaninoff and Wagner, but not in works of JS Bach.

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Re: Grigory Sokolov
« Reply #54 on: March 22, 2009, 05:24:35 AM »
   

People should seek romanticism in works of Tchaikovsky, Ramaninoff and Wagner, but not in works of JS Bach.

I don't think people should seek anything! ;)

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« Reply #55 on: March 22, 2009, 05:25:58 AM »
   

People should seek romanticism in works of Tchaikovsky, Ramaninoff and Wagner, but not in works of JS Bach.

Unfortunately people can do what they want, but again: Each to his own.
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« Reply #56 on: March 22, 2009, 05:30:39 AM »
I don't think people should seek anything! ;)

And they should not be carpet-bombed with anachronistic romanticism in Bach´s music.
But they do, because they ask for it themselves.
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Re: Grigory Sokolov
« Reply #57 on: March 22, 2009, 05:31:28 AM »
George,  Is this recording included in the following set?  I expect to get the set shortly.
  

 


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Re: Grigory Sokolov
« Reply #58 on: March 22, 2009, 05:35:10 AM »
Unfortunately people can do what they want, but again: Each to his own.

unfortunately?

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Re: Grigory Sokolov
« Reply #59 on: March 22, 2009, 05:43:11 AM »
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