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Re: Where's that Thread of 'Ultimate Piano Recordings' Sound+++/Perform+++
« Reply #40 on: August 10, 2011, 07:50:07 PM »
That's a great list. I know there's a Thread already here we could get stacked on, but I can't find it.

Pollini/Boulez 2/Prokofiev 7
Pogo/Prokofiev 6
Kocsis/Debussy (Ph.)

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Re: Where's that Thread of 'Ultimate Piano Recordings' MODS!!!
« Reply #42 on: August 11, 2011, 02:37:22 AM »
I guess if the emphasis is on performance quality then it must not be this thread:

http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,17632.msg471267.html#msg471267

for best sound quality.

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Re: The Most Realistic Sounding Solo Piano Recordings on CD (SNIPS)
« Reply #43 on: August 11, 2011, 03:13:46 AM »
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Re: The Most Realistic Sounding Solo Piano Recordings on CD
« Reply #44 on: August 11, 2011, 05:22:22 PM »
Paul Lewis' Beethoven, which allowed me to like this music for the first time.
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Re: The Most Realistic Sounding Solo Piano Recordings on CD
« Reply #45 on: August 11, 2011, 09:45:00 PM »
There was an interesting conversation about Pollini's Beethoven. I have it on DGG "Originals" and it is really a very good sounding disc for me. And Pollini's playing is involving, powerful and technically superb. I had it on DGG LP also but when I compared it to the CD release I didn't notice any difference.
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Re: The Most Realistic Sounding Solo Piano Recordings on CD (SNIPS)
« Reply #46 on: August 12, 2011, 06:02:07 AM »
TTT

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Re: Where's that Thread of 'Ultimate Piano Recordings' MODS!!!
« Reply #47 on: August 12, 2011, 06:02:34 AM »
MODS, feel free to absorb me into one of these other Threads.

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Re: The Most Realistic Sounding Solo Piano Recordings on CD (SNIPS)
« Reply #48 on: August 12, 2011, 07:05:35 AM »
What's TTT? 'There's The Thread'?? haha ;)

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Re: The Most Realistic Sounding Solo Piano Recordings on CD
« Reply #49 on: September 19, 2022, 12:00:53 AM »
I agree with Scarpia regarding different philosophies of piano recording.  Do you want an up-close or more distant recording?  For my money, more distant recordings tend to sound more realistic, but I often prefer an up-close perspective.  Anyway, some recordings, usually of the more distant variety, that sound especially realistic include:

- Christian Zacharias' MDG recordings of Mozart, Schubert, and Scarlatti

- Russell Sherman's recordings of Beethoven (GM Recordings) and Schubert (Albany)

- John O'Conor's Beethoven, Schubert, and Mozart recordings on Telarc

- Robert Silverman's Diabelli Variations (Stereophile) and Mozart (IsoMike), though both have background noise

- Jean Bernard Pommier’s Beethoven sonatas, especially the earlier sonatas, on Erato

- Arcadi Volodos’ solo recordings of Schubert, Liszt, and the recent Vienna recital

- Gerard Willems’ Beethoven (though the Stuart and Sons piano sounds rather different than normal)

- Francine Kay’s Debussy Preludes on Audio Ideas

Thanks for this very good list. And it helped me to discover the Francine Kay (and to regret the absence of a Book 2)

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Re: The Most Realistic Sounding Solo Piano Recordings on CD
« Reply #50 on: September 19, 2022, 04:47:51 AM »
Thanks for this very good list. And it helped me to discover the Francine Kay (and to regret the absence of a Book 2)

Audio Ideas has both books.  Analekta has Book I only. 
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Re: The Most Realistic Sounding Solo Piano Recordings on CD
« Reply #51 on: September 19, 2022, 06:58:25 AM »
Thanks.

I’ve just been listening to a fabulous Preludes Bk 2 from Pollini in concert in Amsterdam in 1974. When Pollini’s on form, he’s impressive.
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