Started by jwinter, August 02, 2012, 12:07:21 PM
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Quote from: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on April 28, 2022, 05:57:12 PMI won't be able to find these recordings. I will look for his other recordings. The Zimerman is a high-class, delicate and nuanced performance. There is a classy cuteness as well. It is like a fine meal at a 4-5 star French restaurant. It is great, but you may occasionally miss a greasy, salty food at a popular pizzeria in your town. Anyway, it is a great recording.I think the valses in the recording of Milosz Magin are worth listening to. There is something attractive. His mazurkas are fine as well.
Quote from: Florestan on April 30, 2022, 03:21:57 AMSpeaking of waltzes, cross-post from the WAYL2N thread:This is a crackerjack. The brillante waltzes are brilliantly executed, the more introspective ones have just the right amount of bittersweet melancholy. In both cases, the voices of both hands are markedly delineated, making for a delicious, truly waltzing counterpoint. The splendid, voluptuous, almost achingly beautiful tone of a Bösendorfer (not specified as such in the booklet but clearly distinguishable in the photos) is captured in SOTA sound. An oustanding performance, highly recommended. Check it out, guys --- or PM me for the FLACs and booklet. FWIW, Aimo Pagin is the son of Silvia Marcovici.
Quote from: Mandryka on April 26, 2022, 01:50:47 PMThe Hatto Chopin Walzes - that's Arthur Moreira-Lima - is especially wonderful IMO.
Quote from: hvbias on April 28, 2022, 02:06:33 PMI've been interested in hearing the mazurkas that Szymon Nehring has recorded (there are two Chopin Institute CDs) because he has one of my favorite performances of op. 25/12, played so tenderly that it sounds more like Rachmaninoff than a standard fare Chopin etude. This performance might be on one of those discs if they're taken from the Chopin competition he was in.
Quote from: hvbias on November 14, 2021, 10:47:42 AMHave you ever heard Russell Sherman play the Mazurkas? I think you would find it very unique. Listened to half of disc 1 (Op. 30, 33, 41) in with some of Feldman's first SQ and it was a nice accidental pairing. Sherman plays the Mazurkas like Nocturnes, he downplays dynamic markings. Of course many other more madening things about them, but I can say I won't mind them in small doses.
Quote from: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on May 08, 2022, 05:47:14 AMYes, the Sherman recording is a unique and interesting performance. Accent (and occasional accelerations) are placed on the downbeat (first beat)? This makes some interpretations sound like jazz solo piano a little. Overall, likable and unique recording. Only minor problem for me is that sometimes he plays extended trills and they are not for me.Still listening to the Magin Waltzes and like them a lot.
Quote from: Mandryka on May 01, 2022, 09:46:53 AMThere are a handful of mazurkas recorded, and he does play very tenderly. The op 25/12 is tender too, as you say.
Quote from: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on May 11, 2022, 08:03:31 PM^ Yes, I like Szymanowski Mazurkas! As for the Alice Sara Ott album, first time I listened to it I thought that her performance was so powerless and lacking liveliness and color. But later, I recognized her own unique, subtle nuances/beauty. Her music is like a water paint art while others are oil paintings. Funny I am not fond of her other albums.The Koczalski sounds very Polish!
Quote from: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on May 12, 2022, 07:26:00 PMI will re-listen Nightfall. Yes, I think Ott's strength is her rhythm and her artful decision/diversification of tempi. Personally, a great majority of Mazurkas and Waltz recordings sound too loud for me and I like Sex Pistols and Deep Purple. The Maryla Jonas is jazzy and cool.
Quote from: Mandryka on May 12, 2022, 11:33:16 PMI think you may like Claudio Arrau's waltzes.
Quote from: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on May 13, 2022, 06:59:53 AM Katsaris
Quote from: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on May 13, 2022, 06:59:53 AMmy favorite waltzes are Magin
Quote from: Mandryka on May 13, 2022, 07:24:33 AMUnbearable!
Quote from: Florestan on May 13, 2022, 07:31:40 AMSpeaking of which, I have his complete Chopin series on Decca (10 discs, FLAC and booklet). If anyone is interested either in the whole stuff or specific works, just PM me, folks.
Quote from: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on May 13, 2022, 07:34:12 AM Why? Nice tempi and some good ideas without annoying show-off. Tone may be slightly hard, but I am sure some/many people like it.
Quote from: Mandryka on May 13, 2022, 07:36:05 AMIt's because he does the same thing in each waltz -- he brings out an inner voice in a repeat. I remember feeling it becomes very predictable.
Quote from: hvbias on May 12, 2022, 05:17:51 PM It was in my heavy listening for late night, lights off, but just the glow of the OTL amps.
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