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On 11/15/2020 at 8:22 AM, Maglorfin said:

It's been a while since I last posted in this thread so here are my latest acquisitions:

 

- Fazil Say - complete Beethoven piano sonatas

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I'm happy I came across your post; I didn't realize he recorded a complete set! I just added it to my Amazon list as a reminder to buy it soon. 

 

Have you listened to any of it? What are your thoughts??

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8 hours ago, Bayesian said:

I'm happy I came across your post; I didn't realize he recorded a complete set! I just added it to my Amazon list as a reminder to buy it soon. 

 

Have you listened to any of it? What are your thoughts??

 The last complete set I loved was playen by Paul Lewis.

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On 11/17/2020 at 7:39 AM, Bayesian said:

I'm happy I came across your post; I didn't realize he recorded a complete set! I just added it to my Amazon list as a reminder to buy it soon. 

 

Have you listened to any of it? What are your thoughts??

 

So far, I've only had the time to listen to a few most obvious ones (Moonlight, Appassionata, Pathétique, Waldstein), but I've been very happy with what I've heard so far. Been Say's fan for 15+ years, already heard him live many times and has not yet disappointed me.

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6 minutes ago, Bespin said:

 Excellent for Bach and I love his Beethoven Piano Concerti.

 

Indeed, although I think he occasionally sounds too polished and mechanical.

 

Have you heard his most recent Beethoven piano sonata album? Finally, we have his take on the complete Moonlight sonata, after he recorded only the slow movement for the film Immortal Beloved.

 

 

 

He's the only one who manages to make it sound right at this fast tempo!

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14 hours ago, Bespin said:

I often judge a pianist by his rendition of the Moonlight Sonata 2nd movement.

 

Too quick or too slow and that's a fail...

 

I must say that I find this approach to determine whether you like a pianist or not a bit funny - you make your decision based exclusively on two minutes of music by a single composer - or did you actually mean the most famous 1st movement? In my own 25 years as a musician, I learned that broadly speaking, at the end of the day there's no such thing as "too quick" or "too slow" in the music (excluding those most obvious, notorious and greatly exaggerated deviations), there's only different interpretations - and all of them may be fascinating for one reason or another. One of the most famous examples are definitely Glenn Gould's two recordings of Goldberg Variations made almost three decades apart, one extremely fast and youthfully impatient while the other is slow, thoughtful and plodding - just as probably his own personal character and/or interpretational point of view changed over those decades. I own, love and listen to both recordings (although I do prefer the slower one) - my choice of one or the other can depend on my mood, feelings, weather ... :lol: Williams also conducts his pieces in different tempi!

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17 minutes ago, Bespin said:

I prefer him for Bach.

 

For Beethoven's piano sonata it's Kempff (historical) and Paul Lewis (modern). Some sonatas by Rubinstein too.

 

Did you heard Paul Lewis? I love his Diabelli's variations too.

 

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I remember it's a good cycle, but I never purchased it. Perhaps it was too similar to Brendel's cycles.

 

11 minutes ago, Maglorfin said:

I own, love and listen to both recordings (although I do prefer the slower one)

 

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11 hours ago, Bespin said:

I have the main theme on a Kunzel album, that's enough.

No, Bes, it's not enough.

You need the whole score.

MAIN TITLE; DON'T WANT OUT; CLAIRE AND MACK'S DREAM; these are all fine cues, from a truly great JNH work.

 

 

 

 

2 hours ago, bruce marshall said:

Please stack CDs VERTICALLY so I can read them, dammitt!

Bes can stack his CDs any way he wants. Any more of that and I'll stack you vertically.

DON'T MESS WITH THE BES!

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