Chopin's mazurkas

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Dry Brett Kavanaugh

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: Mandryka on September 28, 2022, 09:25:02 AMYes the interpretation is good but the actual pianism, or maybe it's the recording, lacks the refinement and fluidity and colour of the top tier mazurka-wallahs.


Beating the dead horse in December, I think this album deserves some appreciation. It's not a top-tier performance, but the music is unique and lyrical.



Dry Brett Kavanaugh

Quote from: Mandryka on March 24, 2019, 04:42:38 AMPletnev plays 30 minutes of mazurkas, I don't know what to make of it really, it's refined and poetic and reticent.

[flash=200,200]https://www.youtube.com/v/ruVA4kKpaAc&t=121s[/flash]

I like it very much.

Dry Brett Kavanaugh

Quote from: Verena on December 18, 2022, 08:25:08 AMThe big gestures which you mention are sometimes too much of a good thing for me, too. I think I mostly listen for the timing and that's what I love about his interpretation. Having listened to some mazurkas again today, I guess my favorites remain Maryla Jonas, Reisenberg, Rubinstein (on some days) and Boshniakovich. But he comes quite close.

Thank you for the names you mentioned. I checked Boshniakovich (older recording/Denon?) on Youtube and I liked it a lot. I didn't know about him. I will look for a physical cd in Japan next year. Yes, just like wine tasting, I enjoy listening to Mazurkas in diverse approaches.

Que

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Quote from: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on December 17, 2022, 04:49:04 PMMy respect to Steinway and the Allied Power industry. Sayonara.

FYI I wasn't surprised by your reservations.

I feel early 20th c. Steinways sound best, and not the more modern ones.

Dry Brett Kavanaugh

Quote from: Que on December 24, 2022, 06:16:08 AMFYI I wasn't surprised by your reservations.

I feel think early 20th c. Steinways sound best, and not the modern ones.

It's not that. I just don't have ears or knowledge to discern the Steinway sound, let alone its sound by decades.  ;D

Mandryka

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A handful of mazurkas like you've never heard before, from Tobias Koch.
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Dry Brett Kavanaugh

Quote from: Mandryka on December 27, 2022, 12:38:37 AM

A handful of mazurkas like you've never heard before, from Tobias Koch.

Both the 2018 and 2019 recordings look interesting with many historic instruments and modern pianos including Kawai.

Dry Brett Kavanaugh


Dry Brett Kavanaugh

Quote from: Mandryka on December 27, 2022, 12:38:37 AM

A handful of mazurkas like you've never heard before, from Tobias Koch.

Koch (and others) sounds good. Nice shyness and sensitivity. I like it.

Dry Brett Kavanaugh


Dry Brett Kavanaugh

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YT list of Tito Aprea's performance is below. Nice rhythm though the playing is loud sometimes.

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7uG3nzjmyOD8mZkkPCuxPNbH3_3hybQb

Verena

Quote from: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on December 19, 2022, 09:03:24 AMThank you for the names you mentioned. I checked Boshniakovich (older recording/Denon?) on Youtube and I liked it a lot. I didn't know about him. I will look for a physical cd in Japan next year. Yes, just like wine tasting, I enjoy listening to Mazurkas in diverse approaches.
Yes, some Chopin Mazurkas by Boshniakovich / Boshnyakovich are on Denon and some others are on Vista Vera.