Pianist Benjamin Grosvenor

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Pianist Benjamin Grosvenor

Post by Lance » Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:42 pm

I have been most impressed by the young pianist, Benjamin Grosvenor's work. I now have all his Decca recordings and one that was apparently made available through his agent. It is said he plays more like the pianists from the Golden Era of pianism. I find that largely to be true from what I've heard. Any opinions? And the pronunciation of his name? Usually, I believe GROSVENOR is pronounced GROV-NOR, with no "s" sound. Is this true of Benjamin's name as well, or IS the "s" pronounced?
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Re: Pianist Benjamin Grosvenor

Post by maestrob » Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:11 pm

I LOVE Grosvenor's playing! I've never heard his name pronounced on the radio, but would assume that your professional instincts are correct. At least that's how my friends all pronounce it.

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Re: Pianist Benjamin Grosvenor

Post by Holden Fourth » Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:49 am

+1 from me for Grosvenor.

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Re: Pianist Benjamin Grosvenor

Post by Len_Z » Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:02 am

I have all his CDs as well and find his playing simply outstanding.

Wish I could hear him in a solo recital live. Maybe Carnegie Hall next season?

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Re: Pianist Benjamin Grosvenor

Post by barney » Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:55 am

Outstanding pianist. I have many of his CDs, and heard him live in Melbourne last year playing the Grieg. Fabulous.

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Re: Pianist Benjamin Grosvenor

Post by Holden Fourth » Mon May 08, 2017 6:33 pm

Returning to this topic after listening to the 'Homages' CD.

This young man has to be the best thing to happen to classical piano for many decades. It's the unerring combination of superb articulation, wide dynamic range and a natural feel for the composer whose works he is playing that raises the hairs on the back of my neck. Yes, most of it is from the Romantic repertoire and his ability to play Beethoven Schubert and Mozart will be the real test. However, if he never goes there it won't be a worry. Can't wait to hear him in the complete Chopin Nocturnes and also the larger Schumann works.

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Re: Pianist Benjamin Grosvenor

Post by Ricordanza » Tue May 09, 2017 6:48 am

I'm looking forward to his Philadelphia recital on November 10, 2017.

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