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Offline nakulanb

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Favorite Solo Piano Recordings
« on: September 08, 2022, 05:10:14 PM »
What are some of yours?

Pascal Roge - Faure Solo Piano Works
Ivan Moravec - Chopin Nocturnes
Pascal Roge - Assorted "Nocturnes" album.

I took off my Bach and Mozart from the list.  I really do prefer the spacey and pretty sides of music more.
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Re: Favorite Solo Piano Recordings
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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2022, 05:44:35 PM »
I love Debussy and Ravel!

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Re: Favorite Solo Piano Recordings
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2022, 05:53:50 PM »
The first ten favorites that jumped to mind:










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Re: Favorite Solo Piano Recordings
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2022, 06:06:05 PM »
The two that jumped out were the Chopin and Grieg, of whom the latter I am basing off the cover.  I've never heard the composer's work.

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Re: Favorite Solo Piano Recordings
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2022, 06:15:48 PM »
The two that jumped out were the Chopin and Grieg, of whom the latter I am basing off the cover.  I've never heard the composer's work.

There's a single disc selection of Grieg's Lyric Pieces by Emil Gilels that gets all the love and many will tell you is the place to start. But its Daniel Adni's complete on the original 4 lps and near complete on the 2cds above for me.

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Re: Favorite Solo Piano Recordings
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Re: Favorite Solo Piano Recordings
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2022, 11:31:59 PM »

Andras Schiff - Mozart Piano Sonatas

Thanks for mentioning this enjoyable recording - I don’t know that I’d ever heard it before.
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Re: Favorite Solo Piano Recordings
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2022, 12:14:45 AM »
Some of them:

Arthur Rubinstein - Chopin's Solo Piano Works
Vladimir Ashkenazy - Beethoven's Piano Sonatas
Vladimir Ashkenazy - Rachmaninov's Preludes
Mitsuko Uchida - Mozart's Piano Sonatas
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Re: Favorite Solo Piano Recordings
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2022, 04:16:54 AM »
Thanks for mentioning this enjoyable recording - I don’t know that I’d ever heard it before.

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Re: Favorite Solo Piano Recordings
« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2022, 05:20:47 AM »
Yep!  And I'm Captain from talkclassical!

I thought so. In that case, be sure to listen to the Grieg that people recommended, especially the earlier opus numbers in the Lyric Pieces. My own choice for that music would be Walter Gieseking. I think you might like the Albeniz I mentioned too.
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Re: Favorite Solo Piano Recordings
« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2022, 05:51:09 AM »
Gould: Bach, Goldberg Variations - both, though I slightly favor the 1981 version
Gould: Consort of Musicke - music of Byrd and Gibbons, not written for piano but works so well on it
Aimard: Ligeti, Etudes
Oppens: Carter, Complete Piano Music
Rangell: A Bridge to Bach - similar concept to Consort of Musicke but with more composers on it
Sheppard: Bach, Partitas
Bolcom: Heliotrope Bouquet - rags by various composers incl. the pianist; LP only last I looked
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« Reply #15 on: September 09, 2022, 06:10:42 AM »
Yep!  And I'm Captain from talkclassical!

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Re: Favorite Solo Piano Recordings
« Reply #16 on: September 09, 2022, 06:23:32 AM »
Some favorites:

Bach: The Art of Fugue, Geoffrey Douglas Madge
Beethoven: Op. 106, Rudolf Serkin
Beethoven: Op. 111, Wilhelm Kempff  (DG mono 1950'es)
Chopin: Nocturnes, Bart van Oort
Bartok: For children, Geza Anda
Hindemith: Ludus Tonalis, Hans Petermandl
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Re: Favorite Solo Piano Recordings
« Reply #17 on: September 09, 2022, 06:40:45 AM »
Reinbert de Leeuw - Piano Music (Satie)

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« Reply #18 on: September 09, 2022, 06:44:15 AM »
Reinbert de Leeuw - Piano Music (Satie)

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Re: Favorite Solo Piano Recordings
« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2022, 06:44:32 AM »
Yes, Lang Lang's Goldberg Variations revealed you.  :)

Which I did on purpose, to see who would pick up on it.  ;)