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Offline Christo

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Re: Concerto for Two Pianos (20th century)
« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2020, 02:53:29 AM »
Hurrah!  :)

It was fun though to browse through my cds and YT and discover some really good music.

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It was, my thanks! Last week I bought this 3cd box at JPC (I think 3 euros). A real treasure trove:

Janine Reding & Henry Piette (pianos), Orchestre National de France, Boston Symphony orchestra, The Bavarian Radio Orchestra, Strasbourg Radio Symphony Orchestra, Rafael Kubelik, Charles Munch, Eugen Jochum, Louis Martin. Label: Doremi, 3:48 hours length in total, containing:
•   Martinů: Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra
•   Pasquini, B: Sonata in D Minor 
•   Bach, W F: Sonata in F Major 
•   Brahms: Variations on a theme by Haydn for orchestra, Op. a 'St Anthony Variations'
•   Schumann: Andante con Variazioni 
•   Milhaud: Chanson Créole 
•   Alexander Tansman: Fantasy on Strauss Waltzes
•   Goossens: Rhythmic Dance
•   Debussy: Lindaraja
•   Martinů: Czech Dances (3)
•   Stravinsky: Concerto for Two Pianos
•   Malipiero: Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra
•   Tailleferre: Jeux de plein air (Outdoor Games)
•   Alain: Litanies
•   Poot: Rhapsodie
•   Carmargo Guarnieri: Negro Dance
•   Bartók: Concerto for  pianos, percussion & orchestra
 

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Re: Concerto for Two Pianos (20th century)
« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2020, 03:35:43 AM »
It was, my thanks! Last week I bought this 3cd box at JPC (I think 3 euros). A real treasure trove:

Janine Reding & Henry Piette (pianos), Orchestre National de France, Boston Symphony orchestra, The Bavarian Radio Orchestra, Strasbourg Radio Symphony Orchestra, Rafael Kubelik, Charles Munch, Eugen Jochum, Louis Martin. Label: Doremi, 3:48 hours length in total, containing:
•   Martinů: Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra
•   Pasquini, B: Sonata in D Minor 
•   Bach, W F: Sonata in F Major 
•   Brahms: Variations on a theme by Haydn for orchestra, Op. a 'St Anthony Variations'
•   Schumann: Andante con Variazioni 
•   Milhaud: Chanson Créole 
•   Alexander Tansman: Fantasy on Strauss Waltzes
•   Goossens: Rhythmic Dance
•   Debussy: Lindaraja
•   Martinů: Czech Dances (3)
•   Stravinsky: Concerto for Two Pianos
•   Malipiero: Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra
•   Tailleferre: Jeux de plein air (Outdoor Games)
•   Alain: Litanies
•   Poot: Rhapsodie
•   Carmargo Guarnieri: Negro Dance
•   Bartók: Concerto for  pianos, percussion & orchestra

Thanks Christo!

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Re: Concerto for Two Pianos (20th century)
« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2020, 03:42:53 AM »
All the concertos can be found here:
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/utqa8JEpDvM" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/utqa8JEpDvM</a>

Indeed they can. But the fact that it is ALL of the (one piano) concertos, 107 minutes of continuous music, is also a disadvantage for finding a particular work. In fact I had taken a cursory scan through that video over a week ago, stopping every 10 minutes or so to listen, and had not found it. There is much athematic, bravura writing for the piano in #2 and I had not happened to hit anything that I recognized. That's why I didn't post that link.

But fair enough, it IS on YouTube, and for anyone who wants to hear the Concerto #2, it starts at 29:18...

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Re: Concerto for Two Pianos (20th century)
« Reply #23 on: January 09, 2020, 06:02:06 AM »
Ordered (from Amazon)!

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Re: Concerto for Two Pianos (20th century)
« Reply #24 on: January 09, 2020, 06:11:02 AM »
Ordered (from Amazon)!

Firkusny also recorded it, though I remember finding the recording overly resonant. 

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/yx5SttFICe4" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/yx5SttFICe4</a>

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Re: Concerto for Two Pianos (20th century)
« Reply #25 on: January 09, 2020, 11:40:14 AM »
Indeed they can. But the fact that it is ALL of the (one piano) concertos, 107 minutes of continuous music, is also a disadvantage for finding a particular work. In fact I had taken a cursory scan through that video over a week ago, stopping every 10 minutes or so to listen, and had not found it. There is much athematic, bravura writing for the piano in #2 and I had not happened to hit anything that I recognized. That's why I didn't post that link.

But fair enough, it IS on YouTube, and for anyone who wants to hear the Concerto #2, it starts at 29:18...
One of the posts below the video actually links all the concertos and movements, so easy to find your way once you have this.
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Re: Concerto for Two Pianos (20th century)
« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2020, 04:00:58 AM »
Firkusny also recorded it, though I remember finding the recording overly resonant. 

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/yx5SttFICe4" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/yx5SttFICe4</a>

I have this recording but with different couplings. I would describe the sound as warm and slightly resonant - it was recorded in 1993

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Re: Concerto for Two Pianos (20th century)
« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2020, 08:49:22 AM »
I have this recording but with different couplings. I would describe the sound as warm and slightly resonant - it was recorded in 1993

Yes, it sounds better than I remember.   I have much better audio equipment now.

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Re: Concerto for Two Pianos (20th century)
« Reply #28 on: January 10, 2020, 05:56:41 PM »
One of the posts below the video actually links all the concertos and movements, so easy to find your way once you have this.

Yes, I see them now. For some reason the comments were not visible when I viewed that page earlier in the week. Weird.