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Quote from: Mandryka on March 24, 2019, 04:42:38 AMPletnev plays 30 minutes of mazurkas, I don't know what to make of it really, it's refined and poetic and reticent.https://www.youtube.com/v/ruVA4kKpaAc&t=121s
Quote from: Mandryka on May 29, 2022, 08:34:31 PMVery much enjoying Richter's 1979 preludes.
Quote from: Todd on May 28, 2022, 07:55:30 AMA few years back I went on a mini-Mazurka bender. Among complete sets I've heard, I prefer playing with an individual, or really interventionist, sound. Vassily Primakov, Pietro De Maria, Arthur Rubinstein's first set, Yakov Flier, and Luisada's RCA set all stand out for me, with the unabashedly self-indulgent Primakov probably my favorite. He seems to be one of those pianists who plays music a certain way just because he can. As such, I'd love to see him take up recording again.Among incomplete but still substantial blobs of Mazurkas, the inimitable Michel Block (on Pro Piano), William Kapell, and the micro-managed to the Nth degree Klara Min all stand out. For small but substantive blobs, Halina Czerny-Stefańska and Ivan Moravec stand out.Now that I stream more and more, I may have to dive even deeper to find the one or two or three new sets that hit the spot. No other Chopin works seem to withstand such variety of interpretation.
Quote from: Florestan on May 30, 2022, 10:49:22 AMLooks like Fou Ts'ong recorded the Mazurkas two times:The complete set on Sony Classics and just 18 of them on Westminster:What is your preference between these two, folks?
Quote from: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on May 30, 2022, 08:45:43 AMI like the Michel Block and William Kapel !
Quote from: Mandryka on May 30, 2022, 11:53:23 AMI think you will like this, it is probably my favourite complete set on modern pianohttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Mazurkas-by-Fou-Tsong-2009-11-10/dp/B01K8R6MEM/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1K6VUVD3K3EOV&keywords=four+mazurkas+cd&qid=1653939787&sprefix=fou+mazurkas+cd%2Caps%2C63&sr=8-1
Quote from: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on May 30, 2022, 08:42:04 PMYes, it is a great recording while I like the Sony set as well!
Quote from: Mandryka on May 30, 2022, 11:58:36 PMI'm sorry, I put the wrong link in, I meant to point out Nina Milkina's recording http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2001/nov01/Chopin_Mazurkas.htmThat Fou recordinb on a Pleyel seems to me to be less interesting than his Sony disc. I don't know the Nonsuch one. But the Milkina is everything that the musicweb review says it is.
Quote from: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on May 31, 2022, 09:06:05 AMOk, I will send an email to the address mentioned in the article!
Quote from: Mandryka on May 28, 2022, 09:06:40 AMYou should listen to Cortot (the 1955 Munich recital has good sound -- best performance is earlier probably), Demidenko, Arrau live in Prague, Perahia, Wojciec Switala, Pletnev in Dubai last week, Shura Cherkassky, Pogorelich, Vladimir Tropp, Emil Gilels possibly, Deszo Ranki's second recording (be careful, not the first), Pollini in 1975 (I can let you have it), Friedrich Gulda, Sofro in Tokyo maybe, Moiseiewitsch maybe (however it's spelt.) I haven't kept up with recent performances, but that should keep you busy for a while.
Quote from: Mandryka on May 30, 2022, 11:58:36 PMThat Fou recordinb on a Pleyel seems to me to be less interesting than his Sony disc. I don't know the Nonsuch one. But the Milkina is everything that the musicweb review says it is.
Quote from: Mandryka on May 31, 2022, 07:50:28 PMAs far as I can see there's no other live Arrau recording of op. 28.What some people say they can hear in the Prague performance is that somehow magically he creates a sense of flow, logical movement, from one prelude to the next. So that the whole thing seems like a single piece of music. No one ever explains what he's doing to create this effect, and it's the sort of suggestion which can hypnotise, a sort of group think which even this post is contributing to. I'm afraid I've been hypnotised. Here's Jed Distler on ithttps://www.classicstoday.com/review/review-5821/I didn't notice any problematic ideas about phrasing in there. The sound didn't create a problem for me either - I think the transfer is rather good actually, despite the audience noise etc. I don't know that I've ever listened to the Philips recording, if I have it clearly didn't have an impact.
Quote from: Mandryka on June 25, 2015, 04:40:15 AMJanina Fialkowska plays Chopin's mazurkas. This is some of the the most emotionally subtle, nuanced and varied, the most beautiful, the most focused, mazurka playing I have heard. It is also the least stormy, the least passionate, the most "tasteful", the most genteel.
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