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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:12 am

Young violinist Augustin Hadelich plays my fav VC, the Sibelius, at 2019 Salzburg Festival, with Orchestre symphonique de l'ORF under Kerem Hassan , also Shostakovich’s 10th Symphony ( I did not hear ) :

https://www.rtbf.be/auvio/detail_concer ... id=2559532

Hadelich’s 2014 Avie cd of the Sibelius with Lintu / Liverpool got largely rave reviews at Amazon-US. I have not heard the cd. To my ear, there is an austerity,urgency,darkness to the Heifetz/Beecham recording which despite dated sound remains my fav, but Hadelich very fine here.

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Belle » Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:33 pm

Carl Tausig, "The Ghost Ship". I just found this on U-Tube and was bowled over by the virtuosity of the piece - in the style of Liszt, naturally enough:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuoP2RIqyrs

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:59 am

Isabelle Faust,Eva Kupiec playing Janacek's wonderful Violin Sonata,Harmonia Mundi cd.

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:02 am

Rach3 wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:59 am
Isabelle Faust,Eva Kupiec playing Janacek's wonderful Violin Sonata,Harmonia Mundi cd.
A different recording of that Janacek Violin Sonata:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3-yVswUQAs

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:24 am

And after the Janacek,Protopopov's Piano Sonata No.2, Stefan Schleiermacher,pianist,"Soviet Avant Garde" cd:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzW8PWB-aU8

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by jserraglio » Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:49 am

Bach BWV 1001-1006 Susanne Lautenbacher 1960 Musicaphon/Bayer Records

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bach-Sonatas-P ... 7548623697

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:19 am

Hans Gal,Violin Sonata,Op.17, Nurit Pracht,Konstantin Lifschitz, Nimbus cd “The Emigre Composers”.

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:29 am

Gabriel Dupont’s “ Poeme “, my Mirare cd, also here :


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFepzzOcRk0&t=3s

Marie-Catherine Girod : piano
Quatuor Pražák

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:45 pm

Sabaneev Piano Trios, my Genuin cd, Ilona Then-Bergh,violin,Wen-Sinn Yang, cello,Michael Schafer,piano. Amazing music.

Here, too : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxK379u ... -hp5MwtU4I

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:12 pm

Pianist Severin von Eckardstein's live Alkan Piano Sonata " Les Quatre Ages" , 2001 recital in Siegen,Germany. Stunning.Not to be missed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TqWqdM1rWw&t=8s

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by jserraglio » Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:44 am

The late Koho Uno in 1995 conducting the Shinsei Nihhon Symphony Orchestra: LvB Sym 2 and 6. Top-notch interpretations by a celebrated Japanese music critic turned conductor in the vein of Mengelberg, Knappertsbusch and Furtwangler. I had never heard of him in either role.

Here's his Schubert 9 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXgkiI0VfMs



Brahms 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJcfZhQFjxs



Beethoven 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVNQnXLhhIc



Beethoven 7 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58zEWFrcu7Y


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Re: What I listened to today

Post by jserraglio » Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:44 am

Mercury Olympian MG 50037
Schubert “Unfinished” Symphony
Tchaikovsky Romeo & Juliet Fantasy-Overture
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Antal Dorati

Never reissued on CD, afaik.

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by jserraglio » Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:44 am

Oedipus Rex: Pears Modl Stravinsky WDR 1951

Peter Pears (Oedipus)
Martha Mödl (Jocasta)
Heinz Rehfuss (Creon, Messenger)
Otto von Rohr (Tiresias)
Jean Cocteau (narrator)
Helmut Krebs (Shepherd)

Kölner Rundfunkchor, Kölner Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester
Igor Stravinsky
08. October 1951, live, mono, Funkhaus, Köln

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Post by jserraglio » Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:14 pm

Nikolai Peiko, String Quartets 1-3

from Melodiya C10-13037 GOST 5289-73 (1979)

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Post by jserraglio » Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:27 pm

Krips Wiener Philharmoniker - Johann Strauss II London CS 6007

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by jserraglio » Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:57 am

Arturo Toscanini NBC Symphony
July 18, 1943 Studio 8H
Bond Concert

SUPPE: Poet & Peasant Overture (Dichter & Bauer)
MASSENET: Scenes Alsaciennes
Dimanche Matin
Au Cabaret
Sous les tilleuls
Dimanche Soir
BOLZONI: Al Castello Medioevale No. 1 (Medieval Castle Serenade)
J. STRAUSS II: Voci di Primavera (Frühlingsstimmen)
NICOLAI: Lustigen Weiber von Windsor Overture
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Arturo Toscanini NBC Symphony
June 25, 1944 Studio 8H

Bond Concert

PROKOFIEV: Symphony No.1 "Classical"
MANCINELLI: Scene Veneziane- No.3 Scherzo (Fuga degli amanti a Chiogga)
WALDTEUFEL: Les Patineurs waltz Op.183 (Skaters)
TCHAIKOVSKY: Nutcracker-Suite, Op.71a
ROSSINI: La Gazza Ladra Overrure

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by jserraglio » Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:28 pm

Frieder Weissmann in Italy 1957-1969

1
WAGNER: Tannhäuser – O du meiner holder Abendstern (sung in Italian)
Giuseppe Taddei (baritone)
Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano della RAI/Frieder Weissmann
16.12.1957


2
MAHLER: Kindertotenlieder
Lucrezia West (contralto)
Orchestra Sinfonica di Torino della RAI/Frieder Weissmann
8 January 1960


3
COMPLETE CONCERT

BACH-RESPIGHI: Passacaglia in C minor
MOZART: Violin Concerto no. 1 K.207*
CHAUSSON: Poème*
SAINT-SAENS: Symphony no. 3**
Arthur Grumiaux (violin)*
Alberto Bersone (organ)**
Orchestra Sinfonica di Torino della RAI/Frieder Weissmann
2 February 1962


4
MOZART: Piano Concerto in D minor K.466
Pieralberto Biondi (piano)
Orchestra Alessandro Scarlatti di Napoli della RAI/Frieder Weissmann
6 June 1961


5
R. STRAUSS: Schlagobers - Tanz der kleine Pralinees – Galopp – Finale, Allgemeiner Tanz
Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma della RAI/Frieder Weissmann
21 December 1963


6
STUDIO SESSION
WAGNER: Siegfried Idyll
MAHLER: Symphony no. 5 – Adagietto
SIBELIUS: Valse triste
IBERT: Divertissement
Orchestra Alessandro Scarlatti di Napoli della RAI/Frieder Weissmann
4 January 1969

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:01 pm

Carlos Surinach’s ( Barcelona 1915 - New Haven 1997) Piano Concerto (1973),Daniel Blanch,pianist,Sinfonia Varsovia,Jacek Kaspszyk,conductor,Columna Musica cd :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZ1gwXG ... Iw&index=1

Interesting, dark, percussive work , virtuosic for both piano and orchestra , but probably a one-hear for me.

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:23 pm

Pianist Diane Andersen’s 1996 Arcobaleno cd of solo Bartok, 14 Bagatelles,Op.6 ( ca. 1909-10 ), 4 Dirges,Op.9a (ca.1909 ), and 8 Improvisations,Op.20 (1920 ).The cd also has his Piano Sonata , but I find the other works more interesting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_IDQmJvtbs (the Andersen cd, Improvisations)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kk18FUdU7d4 (June de Toth, Dirges)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iaprGXqViY (Bagatelles,Zoltan Kocsis )

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:27 pm

Rach3 wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:23 pm
Pianist Diane Andersen’s 1996 Arcobaleno cd of solo Bartok,...

Allan Evans' Dec.,2109, Bartok blog very much worth re-visiting: https://arbiterrecords.org/category/blog/

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:08 am

Vaughan-Williams' Piano Quintet,Stockholm Syndrome Ensemble,"Moveable Feast " cd, extraordinary work.

Different performance here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3na3sPQXmHA

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:10 am

Bernd Zimmermann's brief but effective Violin Sonata "Phantasy" , and Martinu's Double Concerto for 2 String Orchestras,Piano and Timpani, amazing.

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by maestrob » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:59 am

Rach3 wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:10 am
Bernd Zimmermann's brief but effective Violin Sonata "Phantasy" , and Martinu's Double Concerto for 2 String Orchestras,Piano and Timpani, amazing.
Agreed about the Martinu........

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:49 am

One of my fav violin concertos ,Bartok # 2, here Kristof Barati,Verbier Festival Orchestra / Valery Gergiev :https://www.rtbf.be/auvio/detail_concer ... id=2596798

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:06 pm

Saint-Saens Etudes for Piano,Opa.111 and 135, Pies Lane,pianist,Hyperion cd. Gems.


By other pianists, but with scores :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDH5CYeFLZk ( Op.111 )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skTRoUSZf1c (Op.135, for left hand )

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by jserraglio » Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:52 am

video -> Richard Goode - Bach, Chopin, Brahms, Beethoven from a Paris 1996 recital

Bach
Partita No.4 BWV 828

Chopin
Mazurka op.07 No.3
Mazurka op.41 No.4
Mazurka op.17 No.2
Mazurka op.17 No.1
Mazurka op.17 No.4
Polonaise-fantaisie op.61

Brahms
Intermezzo op.117 No.1
Intermezzo op.76 No.4
Capriccio op.76 No.2
Capriccio op.76 No.8

Beethoven
Piano Sonata No.32 op.111

Paris, Cité de la Musique, 14 December 1996

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:03 am

jserraglio wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:52 am
video -> Richard Goode - Bach, Chopin, Brahms, Beethoven from a Paris 1996
Wow ! Was the intermission after the Chopins or Brahms ?

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by jserraglio » Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:43 am

Rach3 wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:03 am
jserraglio wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:52 am
video -> Richard Goode - Bach, Chopin, Brahms, Beethoven from a Paris 1996
Wow ! Was the intermission after the Chopins or Brahms ?
Dunno. IIRC, (having listened to the audio w/o watching), it unfolded in one long sequence. It has been posted on symphonyshare if you have access to that forum.

My daughter and I heard Goode live in Severance Hall around that time in an all-Beethoven recital. Introspective playing, as in this recital, cf. the soul-stirring Bach in this Paris recital!

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:29 pm

John Adams’ 1993 Violin Concerto, wonderful, neglected masterpiece, Robert McDuffie,violin, Houston Symphony/Eschenbach, 1999 Telarc cd.

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:29 pm

Solo piano music of Norman Dello Joio, mostly written 1940 - 46 , Sonata # 1 especially, Jaemi Kai,pianist,2000 Elan cd.

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:42 pm

Kevin Oldham’s 1993 Piano Concerto, Ian Hobson,pianist,Kansas City Symphony / William McLaughlin, Catalyst cd 1994.

Hans Werner Henze’s 1967 Piano Concerto # 2, Rolf Plagge,pianist,Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie / Gerhard Markson, CPO cd 2000.

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:21 pm

The 5 piano concertos of Villa-Lobos,London Decca 2-cd set, ca. 1997, Cristina Ortiz,piano, Royal Philharmonic / Miguel Gomez-Martinez. Nos. 4 and 5 real gems.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUXyLAyrUOQ ( No. 5 )

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Post by Rach3 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:17 pm

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Concerto No. 23 en La Majeur pour piano et orchestre, K. 488
Frédéric Chopin - Prelude No. 15 en Ré Majeur, op. 28/15 (bis)
Eric Lu, piano

Johann Nepomuk Hummel - Concerto en Fa Majeur pour piano et orchestre, op. posth.
Howard Shelley, piano et direction

Frédéric Chopin - Concerto No. 1 en mi mineur pour piano et orchestre, op. 11
- Nocturne No. 20 en do dièse mineur, op. posth (bis)
Charles Richard-Hamelin, piano

Eric Lu, piano
Charles Richard-Hamelin, piano
Sinfonia Varsovia
Howard Shelley, piano et direction

https://www.rtbf.be/auvio/detail_concer ... id=2605562

All very well done, especially Richard-Hamelin. I do have an lp of the Hummel A minor PC (Op.85 or 87) , but this broadcast was my first hearing of the F major Hummel ( amazing slow mov.) .This concerto served as an interesting “bridge” between the Mozart and Chopin. All 3 concertos, composers, “simpatico” , or “kindred spirits” . I suspect the Hummel rarely heard live.

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Rach3 » Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:57 am

BBC Radio 3 Record Review today compares several recordings of one of my fav PC’s , the Bartok 3rd, ( Bavouzet “ wins” ) , as well as other items of interest today, including Thomas Ades new PC, and Record of the Week , Isbabelle Faust’s recording of the Schoenberg VC:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000g2vb

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Post by maestrob » Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:52 pm

Rach3 wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:57 am
BBC Radio 3 Record Review today compares several recordings of one of my fav PC’s , the Bartok 3rd, ( Bavouzet “ wins” ) , as well as other items of interest today, including Thomas Ades new PC, and Record of the Week , Isbabelle Faust’s recording of the Schoenberg VC:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000g2vb
I have the Bavouzet/Bartok CD and understand why he won. It's a superb recording, which I gave five stars when it came out not too long ago.

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Post by Rach3 » Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:44 pm

Two great concertos heard today :

Shostakovich Cello Concerto #1 :
https://www.rtbf.be/auvio/detail_concer ... id=2607479 (Altstaedt,Eschenbach,Elbe Phil.,Rheingau Festival,July, 2019,Gersenheim )

Prokofieff Violin Concerto # 1 :
https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/9305 ... one-lamsma ( Lamsma,Canellakis, Radio Phil.,TivoliVredenburg,Utrecht,Feb.2020 )

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Post by Rach3 » Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:49 pm

Rach3 wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:44 pm
Two great concertos heard today :
Then complete change of pace, Hummel's Piano Sonatas Nos.5,6, the two best of his nine (IMHO), mine the late Constance Keene,pianist,Newport Classics cd's :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdbLs-Zqsno (5)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRB_u_a-zZo (6)

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Post by Rach3 » Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:31 pm

Colli is a pianist I follow, have his debut solo cd . His recent Scarlatti has gotten gotten good reviews I believe.

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Post by Guitarist » Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:04 pm

Rach3 wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:31 pm
Colli is a pianist I follow, have his debut solo cd . His recent Scarlatti has gotten gotten good reviews I believe.
I have both volumes of Scarlatti--they are superb.

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Post by Guitarist » Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:07 pm

Excellent playing and sound on this SACD.

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Post by Rach3 » Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:07 pm

Strauss/Godowski -Der Zigeunerbaron Metamorphose for the left hand-Misha Krivoruchko,pianist

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijvpZpD-Pos

All the practice for 9 minutes of music !

Thank goodness he did not have to learn the right-hand part ,too !

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Post by Rach3 » Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:15 pm

Alicia de Larrocha playing Albeniz’ “Corpus Christi en Sevilla” , from "Iberia", audio with score , a new respect for any pianist who plays this well , or at all !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96ZVbYau__w

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Post by Rach3 » Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:29 am

Was not really anxious to hear the Grieg PC, but I do follow this pianist and Vanska was conducting, as well one my favs, Sibelius # 5 , on the program ( plus , at one time I tried to play Lisiecki's encore here ). Glad I did hear. Very fine playing throughout the Concerto, esp. 2nd,3rd movs. Lisiecki will take his place among Canada’s great ones,I believe. Detailed and sharply etched , yet expansive , reading by Vanska of the 5th,great playing by LPO.

https://www.rtbf.be/auvio/detail_concer ... id=2611244

Enregistré le 05/04/2019 au Royal Festival Hall, London

Arnold Bax - Tintagel

Edvard Grieg - Concerto en la mineur pour piano et orchestre, op. 16
Felix Mendelssohn - Venetianisches Gondellied en sol mineur, op. 19/6 (bis)

Jean Sibelius - Belshazzar's Feast, suite op. 51
- Symphonie No. 5 en Mi bémol Majeur, op. 82

Jan Lisiecki, piano
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä

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Masterful playing and excellent sound.
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Post by Rach3 » Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:40 pm

A rare early Liszt solo piano , while he was in love (again) apparently, about 6 minutes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMhAjvhwjnw

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Post by Rach3 » Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:04 am

Interesting 2-piano recital. I had never heard the Janacek in any version, nor the Brahms Quartet in this version.This Brahms version works well I thought, bit darker, more dramatic, slow mov. in this version suggesting more his late solo piano works yet to arrive, at least as played here. I did not hear the other 2 works.

https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/9324 ... ovirtuozen

Twee Nederlandse pianovirtuozen nemen plaats achter de vleugel: Thomas Beijer en Nicolas van Poucke. Een heerlijk concert met Johannes Brahms’ Sonate voor 2 pianos opus 34b en Lutoslawski’s hilarische Variaties op een thema van Paganini. De mannen sluiten af met het Sluwe Vosje van Janacek in een fijnzinnige bewerking door multitalent Beijer. Live March 8 ,2020,Hilversum.

Leos Janácek
Het sluwe vosje ; Sel. (Arr.)

Witold Lutoslawski
Variaties voor 2 piano's, "Variaties over een thema van Paganini"

Johannes Brahms
Sonate voor 2 piano's, op.34b

Sergej Rachmaninov
Suite voor 2 piano's nr.1, op.5, "Fantaisie-tableaux" - deel III, "Les Larmes" (Largo di molto)

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Post by Rach3 » Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:39 pm

Pianist Schaghajegh Nosrati plays Bach’s 3rd and 4th Partitas, an interesting “March,Intermezzo and Waltz “ by Thomas Blomenkamp ( 1955 - ), a composer, work, not previously known to me, and Schubert’s D.958 Sonata, all in Bremen, 2019. My first hearing of this pianist.Posted because , per the BBC presenter , Andras Schiff is very enthusiastic about her Bach playing. I prefer a softer edge here, but , as Schiff apparently notes in his autobiography,what do I know ? I did not hear the Schubert.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000g3lx

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Post by maestrob » Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:13 pm

Yesterday's two-piano concert was a real winner, many thanks! The Janacek was a very effective piece, and new to me. The Brahms was well-known and loved: I have this Martha Argerich disc pictured below, also available in her boxed set of Warner recordings. The Rachmaninoff was strangely incomplete: they omitted the finale, which is quite a showpiece!

Thanks again for an enjoyable morning!

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Post by Rach3 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:14 pm

A bracing, yet sensitive , account of my fav Poulenc solo piano work, “Les Soirees de Nazelles “, pianist Llyr Williams at a festival in Wales,2019:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000gcb7

My recording is Pascal Roge, a little more reserved. Surprised to hear from the presenter Poulenc dismissed this composition as not very good.

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