Live recent Matsuev,Hamelin,Schiff

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Live recent Matsuev,Hamelin,Schiff

Post by Rach3 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:40 pm

May be of interest to pianophiles here :

Denis Matsuev plays the Rachmaninoff Concertos this past weekend in Moscow, live video, the Rhapsody and Rach # 4 memorable for me . You can quickly sign up for a free VOD account:

https://www.medici.tv/en/concerts/alexa ... s-matsuev/

Hamelin plays both Brahms concertos, same program, Dec.1 ,2017 in Moscow, live video.Something missing in the playing for me, but worth hearing :

http://www.meloman.ru/concert/marc-andre-hamelin/

Tonight, Tues. April 3,2018, 8 pm EDT, Andras Schiff live radio broadcast from Carnegie Hall. May be archived later ? :

https://www.wqxr.org/story/carnegie-hal ... ras-schiff

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Re: Live recent Matsuev,Hamelin,Schiff

Post by Lance » Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:13 am

Yes, of great interest, actually. I watched the first two links. I have been a great fan of Hamelin, but first, I was startled by his appearance. He (like all of us) has aged somewhat in the last few years. I, too, did not find his performance all that interesting. I could not determine who conducted the orchestra, but he sure is a "dancing" conductor showing lots of emotion, maybe too much. I have found Hamelin more exciting in the rare repertoire he plays rather than standard piano literature that has been so well performed and recorded by other great pianists. Still, Hamelin is a genius.

I have had my eye on Matsuev for a long time and have many of his recordings. Some of my Russian friends, who are performing pianists, don't give him much credit, but I have been awed by his playing. I was surprised by the facial contortions he displayed, but his technique is fabulous as his understanding and commitment to the music he selects. He sure knows his "stuff!"

Indeed, appreciate your sending these.
Rach3 wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:40 pm
May be of interest to pianophiles here :

Denis Matsuev plays the Rachmaninoff Concertos this past weekend in Moscow, live video, the Rhapsody and Rach # 4 memorable for me . You can quickly sign up for a free VOD account:

https://www.medici.tv/en/concerts/alexa ... s-matsuev/

Hamelin plays both Brahms concertos, same program, Dec.1 ,2017 in Moscow, live video.Something missing in the playing for me, but worth hearing :

http://www.meloman.ru/concert/marc-andre-hamelin/

Tonight, Tues. April 3,2018, 8 pm EDT, Andras Schiff live radio broadcast from Carnegie Hall. May be archived later ? :

https://www.wqxr.org/story/carnegie-hal ... ras-schiff
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Re: Live recent Matsuev,Hamelin,Schiff

Post by Rach3 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:30 am

Rach3 wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:40 pm
Tonight, Tues. April 3,2018, 8 pm EDT, Andras Schiff live radio broadcast from Carnegie Hall.

The Schiff recital is now archived and can be heard at the link below.I do not know yet whether his second recital tonight, April 5 , will be broadcast, but as of now does not seem so . The April 3 :

https://www.wqxr.org/story/carnegie-hal ... ras-schiff

Mendelssohn: Fantasia in F-sharp Minor, Op. 28
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 24 in F-sharp Major, Op. 78
Brahms: Klavierstücke, Op. 76
Brahms: Seven Fantasies, Op. 116
Bach: English Suite No. 6 in D Minor

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Re: Live recent Matsuev,Hamelin,Schiff

Post by Rach3 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:17 pm

I may have had too much cheap shiraz ( Tisdale of California, excellent at $ 5 / 750ml, anyone can choose a great shiraz if willing to pay $ 50, the true test is finding a good cheap one ), but Schiff made for me a compelling case for a number of similarities between Brahms’ Op.116 and Bach’s 6th English Suite. Schiff’s programming is never ad hoc, and was not so April 3. Hear the Bach if nothing else. Can’t say the Mendelssohn or Beethoven Op.78 ( I prefer Op.79 of the 2 ) impressed me as works, although Schiff was a great advocate.

It appears WQXR will not broadcast Schiff’s April 5 Carnegie. Quell dommage, but thankful for the April 3 podcast as NYC tickets were $ 25 - $ 125.

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Re: Live recent Matsuev,Hamelin,Schiff

Post by Rach3 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:12 am

As encores April 3, Schiff played the entire " Italian " Concerto (could not hear, but he may have intended so at the outset, but the audience applauded after the first mov. so he had to split the work ) , and then finally a brief piece of Brahms new to me , "Albumblatt in A minor " , score apparently just discovered a few years ago and used also in one of Brahms' horn works.

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Re: Live recent Matsuev,Hamelin,Schiff

Post by Rach3 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:52 pm

The Brahm's encore Schiff played ( used in the Op.40 (?) Horn Trio,too ) 👍

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdBcW821goQ

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