Started by Gurn Blanston, September 23, 2019, 05:45:22 AM
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Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on September 18, 2023, 09:09:24 AMHow did you find those recordings to be? I do have some of Bavouzet's recordings (love the French ones that I have);however, I have not heard his Haydn and am curious as to what others here think of them.PD
Quote from: Karl Henning on September 18, 2023, 12:52:37 PM
Quote from: vandermolen on September 17, 2023, 06:41:14 PMI don't think that he could stand the music! VW may have chopped around the poems as well.
Quote from: Mandryka on September 18, 2023, 08:21:45 AMDo try the Leon McCawley CDs - they are worth it IMO. Other modern piano versions which I found myself rather seduced by were Sokolov, Richter playing sonata 20 on a CD on Stradivarius called "à notre dame de la fidélité" and Horowitz on a Naxos CD with the Liszt sonata. This was in December last year, when I spent a few days listening to Haydn on this type of instrument, even though I think the uniformity of modern instruments tends to impoverish the music. Despite my reservations, the Richter is interesting to me, and I revisit the whole recital sometimes. I'm not saying anyone else will hear it, but I sense a strange and intriguing melancholy. I could do without all the others - Sokolov, Horowitz, McCawley.
Quote from: Spotted Horses on September 18, 2023, 10:02:04 AMFollowing ChatGPT's directions, Haydn Piano Sonata No 37, Pienaar, Brautigam, BuchbinderActually all three were equally successful performances. The finale (menuetto) was probably the most interesting movement.I think three listens to one of these sonatas is too much, I will have to pare it down to 2. Perhaps I will alternate Brautigam with either Pienaar or Buchbinder, but not both. ChatGPT, command me!
Quote from: Spotted Horses on September 18, 2023, 10:02:04 AMFollowing ChatGPT's directions, Haydn Piano Sonata No 37, Pienaar, Brautigam, Buchbinder
Quote from: AnotherSpin on September 18, 2023, 11:10:15 PMyesterday I was leafing through Gavrilov's book, where in one place Gavrilov writes that Richter played like a zek (term for convict in Russia). Not necessarily an accurate characterisation, but there's something to it.
Quote from: Mandryka on September 19, 2023, 12:26:24 AMA distinctive combination of power and tenderness - lioness's paw in a velvet glove.
Quote from: Florestan on September 19, 2023, 12:57:41 AMActually, zek means not just any type of convict, but especially and particularly an inmate of the Soviet labour camps, of the Gulag (cf. Solzhenitsyn). Corroborating this with the "strange and intriguing melancholy" mentioned by @Mandryka, Gavrilov may have actually unwittingly paid Richter a subtle compliment.
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