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Great Recordings and Reviews / Re: Forgotten pianists of the LP era
« Last post by JBS on Today at 06:33:27 PM »
Arkivmusic is promoting thus heavily.

Is he actually worthwhile?
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Right, people like Arrau, Backhaus, and even Feinberg have been reissued at least once or many times (incl the GPOC series, so not very obscure). Firkushny as well--although he is a good addition and one I'm curious about. But at least the first two on my list, afaik, there is nothing currently in print.
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A music critic was sentenced to death and stood before the firing squad. He was asked if he had any final requests — a cigarette perhaps, or a blindfold.

“Yeah,” he said, “play ‘Achy-Breaky Heart,’ but shoot me first.”
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The Diner / Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Last post by Ken B on Today at 05:25:16 PM »
Whisky Galore

This is the remake with Eddie Izzard. It starts well, and its heart is in the right place, but it runs out of steam. There are few really distinctive characters (only Fenella Woolgar really). Perhaps they thought photography and period detail would suffice; they don’t. I have not seen the original but bet it's better.
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Great Recordings and Reviews / Re: Forgotten pianists of the LP era
« Last post by Ken B on Today at 05:20:45 PM »
Gyorgy Sandor.
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Pat B's phrase is good. Cramming discs illogically. Avoid that and all is well. I can figure out if these 50 discs are just 20 hours ...
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You have some great ones there: how about  Claudio Arrau and Wilhelm Backhaus ?

Two great names, fer shur, but as I read it the OP is looking for pianists not so well known...on the "forgotten" side. :)
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I'd like to back up all the way to the subject line for the thread.

And question the word "make.”
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No one had to "make" me do anything. It was love at first hearing and is a love that has never left me.

It was clear to me that they meant “make” meaning “cause,” not “force.”
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Great Recordings and Reviews / Re: Forgotten pianists of the LP era
« Last post by Cato on Today at 05:00:14 PM »

Ruth Laredo
Eugene Istomin
Michael Ponti
John Browning

Rudolf Firkusny
Bruce Hungerford
Misha Dichter


You have some great ones there: how about  Claudio Arrau and Wilhelm Backhaus ?

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