Pianist Lukas Vondracek,live 2017

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Pianist Lukas Vondracek,live 2017

Post by Rach3 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:27 am

Pianist Lukas Vondracek, a youngster I follow, live at the Konzerthaus,Vienna, Nov.24,2017:

Vítezslav Novák - Reminiscences, op. 6
Johannes Brahms - Sonate No. 1 en Do Majeur pour piano, op. 1
- Sonate No. 3 en fa mineur pour piano, op. 5
Robert Schumann - Arabesque, op. 18 (bis)
Bedrich Smetana - Furiant, 2e livre des Danses tchèques (bis)

A lithesome, light-handed,almost whimsical at times, more sunlit reading of the First Sonata, a refreshing change from often more ponderous, “ dark” readings.Third Sonata darker, more dramatic, as expected, but slow mov. not as hushed, reverent, poetic as I’ve heard him play it previously ( and as I prefer in that mov. ).

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Re: Pianist Lukas Vondracek,live 2017

Post by Lance » Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:38 pm

Hugely difficult to keep up with the enormous number of pianists on the scene today. Thank you for helping us to keep up somewhat!
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Re: Pianist Lukas Vondracek,live 2017

Post by maestrob » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:41 am

Just finished listening to Vondracek's recital in full. I must admit to being impressed with his Novacek, the Brahms I and his encores, not so much by his erratic tempo choices in the slow movement of Brahms III. He has a CD that I may acquire.

Thanks for sharing this interesting artist. I note in passing that he was a contestant in the 2009 Van Cliburn competition, but seemingly did not place.

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