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dtwilbanks

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The one SOLO PIANO album you think everyone should own.
« on: May 19, 2007, 07:07:25 AM »
I can't wait to see your responses. If you chose a piano recording in the other thread, by all means, plant it here as well.

Like I'm doing...



Chopin Nocturnes - Arrau

Thanks, folks!

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Re: The one SOLO PIANO album you think everyone should own.
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2007, 07:10:21 AM »
Easy peasy...  :)



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Re: The one SOLO PIANO album you think everyone should own.
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2007, 07:11:30 AM »
Easy peasy...  :)


I have '55, but not '81. What am I missing, Q?

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Re: The one SOLO PIANO album you think everyone should own.
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2007, 07:14:45 AM »
I have '55, but not '81. What am I missing, Q?

An equally fascinating but completely different take: the '81 is touching and reflective, IMO it's like Gould is looking back.

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Re: The one SOLO PIANO album you think everyone should own.
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2007, 07:20:59 AM »
An equally fascinating but completely different take: the '81 is touching and reflective, IMO it's like Gould is looking back.

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Good description of the differences. 

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Re: The one SOLO PIANO album you think everyone should own.
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2007, 07:22:04 AM »

Don

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Re: The one SOLO PIANO album you think everyone should own.
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2007, 07:23:28 AM »
I'm sticking with Tureck's WTC on Deutsche Grammophon.

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Re: The one SOLO PIANO album you think everyone should own.
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2007, 07:24:32 AM »
Thats an easy one:


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Re: The one SOLO PIANO album you think everyone should own.
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2007, 07:27:22 AM »
Great question David:

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Re: The one SOLO PIANO album you think everyone should own.
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2007, 07:29:12 AM »
I don't have any of these. I better get busy.

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Re: The one SOLO PIANO album you think everyone should own.
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2007, 07:41:54 AM »
Right now I think it's this beauty:

“One good thing about music, when it hits- you feel no pain” Bob Marley

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Re: The one SOLO PIANO album you think everyone should own.
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2007, 08:09:57 AM »
I'm sticking with Tureck's WTC on Deutsche Grammophon.

Also a favorite of mine. 

I miss that cute puppy.

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Re: The one SOLO PIANO album you think everyone should own.
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2007, 08:14:03 AM »
Also a favorite of mine. 

I miss that cute puppy.

Agreed...or the dogs heading to the beach!
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Re: The one SOLO PIANO album you think everyone should own.
« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2007, 11:58:10 AM »
Sviatoslav Richter:  "The Sofia Recital 1958"



(Actually, I don't have the entire recital, just "Pictures at an Exhibition" on vinyl.  That alone, however, makes this an essential recording.  Anyone have comments on the other pieces on the CD?)

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Re: The one SOLO PIANO album you think everyone should own.
« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2007, 12:09:18 PM »
Maurizio Pollini plays Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Webern and Boulez



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Re: The one SOLO PIANO album you think everyone should own.
« Reply #19 on: May 19, 2007, 12:14:53 PM »
Agreed...or the dogs heading to the beach!

Okay - I get the picture and aim to please.