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Quote from: Mandryka on July 06, 2022, 11:32:48 PMAnyone know anything about Maria Christina Mohovich? Some of these mazurkas seem so strong and characterful they make me think of Tipo's nocturnes. There's a good Schumann Cd too - symphonic etudes.
Quote from: Leo K. on July 07, 2022, 09:05:51 AM I really love this recording from Sergio Fiorentino (Newport Music Festival) - each Mazurka is forceful in a way, with intention and truly like a dance. Same with the other works on this recording!
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
Quote from: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on September 26, 2022, 07:49:00 PMJfyi, friends. Fryderyk Chopin: Best Mazurka Performances 1927-2015.
Quote from: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on September 26, 2022, 07:49:00 PMJfyi, friends. Again, this is a very interesting interpretation. Though I may not personally love it, the performance is very attractive.
Quote from: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on September 26, 2022, 07:49:00 PMAgain, this is a very interesting interpretation. Though I may not personally love it, the performance is very attractive.
Quote from: Mandryka on September 28, 2022, 09:25:02 AMI want to tell you a story. I can find it easily on spotify, but not on qobuz. My media server interface allows me to have it play on spotify and then search for it automatically on qobuz. The qobuz search engine will make suggestions of alternatives if they can't find it -- as you can imagine the suggestions are normally not very helpful. Anyway, when I searched on qobuz for the first track of the Polish Radio recording, that's a mazurka by someone called Henryk Sztompka, it came up with this and I must say, I think it's worth hearing some of it once, at least. Delicate, natual sounding, joyful polish playing. Extremely salon and ultimately annoying because every mazurka seems played in the same way. It's been in the background all afternoon and it's made the house feel like a scene from Chekhov's Three Sisters.
Quote from: Mandryka on November 01, 2021, 10:38:25 PMWorth hearing, this one, I think, for the piano of course, an 1853 Pleyel very nicely restored, but also for the rhythms - which in Tatiana Larionova's hands seem complicated and natural at the same time. I like it, I hope she does a release with the rest.
QuoteAll opuses on this recording contain four pieces, with the exception of Op. 7, which contains five pieces. Opp. 6, 7, 17 were all composed between 1830 and 1833 (although Op. 7 No. 4 might have been composed as early as 1825), so they share similarities while also showing a development of style and harmonic language. Mazurkas Op. 6 were written in Vienna during 1830, and signal arrival at a fully mature, fully formed, self-contained and stylised dance, but made very clearly for performance and listening (it is good to remember that when the mazurka was first appropriated by other composers at the time, it was still intended to be danced to). Both Op. 6 and 7 end with two very short mazurkas, like post-scripts or after- thoughtsChopin himself assembled mazurkas in opuses meant for publication, with a dramaturgical concept that emerges clearly already from Op. 17, undergoes development in Op. 24, and reaches its peak in Op. 41, often considered to be the most cohesive set of all. Chopin balances moods and tempi relationships between the pieces in each set more and more carefully.What can be observed in Chopin's mazurka opuses are intentional close tonal and motivic relationships between the mazurkas and their contrasting moods. From Op. 17 onwards, the first mazurka sets the stage for the following pieces, with the second or third usually an ebullient, lively oberek, and the last mazurka becoming more complex and extended, and always in a minor key. However, it was not always the case until recently, with the order in Op. 41 differing between various editions. In some, Op. 41 No. 4 appears first, breaking the pattern of the most extended mazurka being the last in the set
Quote from: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on October 06, 2022, 01:29:24 PMI checked the Vol. 2 and it is as wonderful as the Vol. 1. I agree with you that her rhythmical sense is fascinating.
Quote from: Mandryka on October 07, 2022, 12:44:58 AMIt's very good
Quote from: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on November 04, 2022, 08:51:04 PMRecent listenings:Terenkova's performance reminds me of the Mohovich above a little. There are unique and likable ideas. She has/presents some attractive images. Definitely she has her own, and well-planned, aesthetic ideas. Listeners maybe divided on this unique recording, however.Alexandra Sostmann's Mazurkas are likable too while I didn't enjoy her Bach FS. For Mazurkas, I like her timing and tone. For my personal preference, i wish she had some darkness and mystery. Still, likable and memorable performance.
Quote from: Mandryka on November 07, 2022, 11:28:44 AMYes it's a shame that Terenkova hasn't recorded more mazurkas. It's indeed like Wasowsky, not least because of the weighiness of it. Perfumed - reminds me a bit of how Sokolov does them, I need to listen to those Sokolov recordings again to be sure. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efT7a9V8kCc&ab_channel=ADGO
Quote from: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on November 07, 2022, 01:26:46 PMYes, it seems to me, Terenkova partly sounds like Wasowski and partly sounds like Michel Block. I found her Mussorgsky likable as well.For the Sokolov, as always, his tone is bright.
Quote from: hvbias on November 13, 2022, 02:17:23 PMMichel Block's late in life Mazurkas are like Wasowski, these are both only in small doses for me, those tempi can be a bit much in the Mazurkas. For me Block's best Chopin are his DG recordings from the early 60s. edit: I haven't heard the Block Chopin Institute CD, last I checked it wasn't on Qobuz.
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