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Offline Florestan

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Re: In memoriam Ivan Moravec 1930-2015.
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2015, 05:50:37 AM »
Sad news. RIP.
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Re: In memoriam Ivan Moravec 1930-2015.
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2015, 06:12:17 AM »
Oh no!!!

One of the great pianists of our time.

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Re: In memoriam Ivan Moravec 1930-2015.
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2015, 06:48:13 AM »
Listening to him on Youtube now, playing Clair de Lune.  Beautiful, poetic playing.  He will be missed indeed.
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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2015, 06:55:48 AM »
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Re: In memoriam Ivan Moravec 1930-2015.
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2015, 08:05:03 AM »
Oh, my. Very sad to hear this. One of the greats, no doubt.



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« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2015, 08:40:15 AM »
Very sad news indeed.

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Re: In memoriam Ivan Moravec 1930-2015.
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2015, 12:12:16 PM »
One of my absolute favorites. Aside from his great playing, he seemed genuinely charming and sincere. I love this interview:

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Re: In memoriam Ivan Moravec 1930-2015.
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2015, 02:17:28 PM »
RIP. I had the pleasure of hearing him play Chopin at the Edinburgh festival some years ago. I shall never forget it, one of the highlights of my concert going life.  He will be missed.

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Re: In memoriam Ivan Moravec 1930-2015.
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2015, 02:40:44 PM »
I hope his performances travel through the centuries!

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Re: In memoriam Ivan Moravec 1930-2015.
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2015, 03:18:09 PM »
Definitely one of the greats of the recorded era.  I was able to attend one of his recitals in the early aughts, where he played Debussy, Ravel, Brahms, and Chopin.  It was one of the best recitals I've attended, and I even stood in line afterward to get his autograph on a Mozart disc, something I have otherwise not done.  He will be missed, but at least there are those great recordings.
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Re: In memoriam Ivan Moravec 1930-2015.
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2015, 09:09:14 PM »
A true poet of the instrument. A student of Michelangeli, I believe.
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Re: In memoriam Ivan Moravec 1930-2015.
« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2015, 09:24:44 PM »
I only know some of his Chopin on Supraphon - and creepily enough was playing the Préludes one (depicted in the first post) yesterday, early morning, as I woke up and went back to bed with a migraine right away. Lights out, Moravec in, two rounds ... wonderful recording.
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