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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2004 2:16 am    Post subject: A few small recordings... Reply with quote

...that I would like to share.

I find them kind of interesting. Smile

- Debussy - Arabesque No.1
- Chopin - Etude 10/12 - Arrau
- Chopin - Etude 10/4 - Argerich Live
- Liszt - La Campanelle - Ignaz Friedman - 1926
- Chopin - Polonaise Op.53 in D flat + - Ignaz Friedman
- Chopin - Prelude 28/24 - Rubinstein
- Rachmaninoff - Prelude in C sharp minor - Rachmaninoff
- Chopin - Valse Brillante - Rubinstein

Lemme know what you think. Razz

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2004 2:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How come they are all low recording quality?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2004 2:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheRach wrote:
How come they are all low recording quality?


I found them like that, probably to ease internet transfers, that's the reason I picked those ones, among many others.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2004 2:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Except for the Argerich, I've heard all those performances previously. Nice to hear the golden agers (Friedman and the Rock), as usual, those were my favorite. The Arrau was technically fabulous (his 10/1 is of the same ilk..dry and impeccable), and I love those old Rubinstein preludes (I assume that's from the EMI recording).

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2004 2:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm listening to the Arrua rev etude now. It's quite faster than what I have heard. Technically perfect, as thrac mentioned. I'll listen to the others after this one.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2004 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Arrau > j00

His Beethoven and Liszt is much better than the Chopets though.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2004 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice! Please don't delete this for the next 12 hrs, I'm at the wrong comp Very Happy.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2004 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the Op 34/1 waltz PS, its my favourite and i hadn't listened to a recording of it since my Roger Woodward plays Chopin cd got broken. Now i can listen to that beautiful piece whenever i like. cheers
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2004 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks a lot! That 's nice! The 1926 recording sounded very vintage! A good recording to keep! Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2004 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

aout4 wrote:
Thanks a lot! That 's nice! The 1926 recording sounded very vintage! A good recording to keep! Smile


There's a complete Ignaz Friedman box set on Pearl; highly recommended.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2004 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PianistSk8er wrote:
...that I would like to share.

I find them kind of interesting. Smile

- Debussy - Arabesque No.1
- Chopin - Etude 10/12 - Arrau
- Chopin - Etude 10/4 - Argerich Live
- Liszt - La Campanelle - Ignaz Friedman - 1926
- Chopin - Polonaise Op.53 in D flat + - Ignaz Friedman
- Chopin - Prelude 28/24 - Rubinstein
- Rachmaninoff - Prelude in C sharp minor - Rachmaninoff
- Chopin - Valse Brillante - Rubinstein

Lemme know what you think. Razz

PS

you couldn't even alphabeticize it in any way, could you! Surprised
lol sorry.. it's a sort of peeve of mine Razz
but I'll go in some correspondence with the order in which you posted them nonetheless..

- Argerich's playing is, again, really wonderful
even though I don't really like that Etude that much..

- I actually don't like Arrau's interpretation of the Rev...
In my opinion, it seems it is so fast to the point where there is less musicality. Technically, it's great. But to me, that's of a slighly lesser importance... Rolling Eyes

aout4 wrote:
Thanks a lot! That 's nice! The 1926 recording sounded very vintage! A good recording to keep! Smile

you're right about the vintage sound ~ I like it too Smile

- but I don't really like this one in various parts either.. a tad too elaborate for my tastes Rolling Eyes Wink

- Friedman's Polonaise I like though!
I sort of expected a little more/less "oomph" in some parts, but I really enjoy this one ^_^
What can I say though? It's probably my favorite Polonaise Wink
BTW... isn't it in A flat major, not D flat..? o_O

- Rubinstein's 28/24 is really powerful ~ much enjoyed
not my favorite prelude, but the playing makes up for it
- his Valse Brillante is really delicate.. I've usually heard much bolder versions of it, but this one is nice also. Not my favorite, but still good.

- I don't know what to say about the Rachmaninov.. by Rachmaninov Rolling Eyes Wink Cool

(did I by any chance go a tad overboard with the smileys? hehe Razz)
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2004 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Debussy is Arabesque No. 2, not 1 Wink. I actually liked the Arrau a lot, who said he was unflamboyant? lol.

I heard the Argerich before, really neat recording, but sometimes a rather sloppy left hand, but so fast it's not very recognizable Very Happy.
And Chozart's right, the polonaise is in A flat.
Great Friedman recordings, which version of LC is that?

I'm a huge fan of vintage recordings, thanks a lot Very Happy.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2004 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chozart wrote:
PianistSk8er wrote:
...that I would like to share.

I find them kind of interesting. Smile

- Debussy - Arabesque No.1
- Chopin - Etude 10/12 - Arrau
- Chopin - Etude 10/4 - Argerich Live
- Liszt - La Campanelle - Ignaz Friedman - 1926
- Chopin - Polonaise Op.53 in D flat + - Ignaz Friedman
- Chopin - Prelude 28/24 - Rubinstein
- Rachmaninoff - Prelude in C sharp minor - Rachmaninoff
- Chopin - Valse Brillante - Rubinstein

Lemme know what you think. Razz

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you couldn't even alphabeticize it in any way, could you! Surprised
lol sorry.. it's a sort of peeve of mine Razz
but I'll go in some correspondence with the order in which you posted them nonetheless..


Surprised I did! the look at the names of the pieces! Smile

Chozart wrote:
(did I by any chance go a tad overboard with the smileys? hehe Razz)


Hey, well all do that. Wink

As for the number of the rhapsody and the key of that Polonaise, I'm sorry, I typed it all up in a hurry, but the music is still all there. Wink

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2004 3:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I stand corrected in that you did have some form in which you posted those recordings. However, WTF... the composers' names are of more significance, as they stand entirely unique!
even so, you should have posted the names first then, not the composers! Surprised lol Razz

anyway, shutting up about that.. Rolling Eyes

I should thank you for putting them up..
so thanks ^_^
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2004 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PianistSk8er wrote:

As for the number of the rhapsody and the key of that Polonaise, I'm sorry, I typed it all up in a hurry, but the music is still all there. Wink

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sorry.... ^^
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