Leeds Piano Competition goes global

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Leeds Piano Competition goes global

Post by Rach3 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:09 pm

A " new " Leeds Competition approach to the ordeal.Still for horses ? From New York Times today:

https://tinyurl.com/yb4yztkg

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Re: Leeds Piano Competition goes global

Post by Lance » Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:25 pm

Shoot, I really wanted to read that article but I'm not a Times subscriber so it won't let me. Anyway the text for that can be copied and pasted here?
Rach3 wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:09 pm
A " new " Leeds Competition approach to the ordeal.Still for horses ? From New York Times today:

https://tinyurl.com/yb4yztkg
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When she started to play, Mr. Steinway came down and personally
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Re: Leeds Piano Competition goes global

Post by maestrob » Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:53 pm

Rach3 wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:09 pm
A " new " Leeds Competition approach to the ordeal.Still for horses ? From New York Times today:

https://tinyurl.com/yb4yztkg
As someone who produced a vocal competition in NYC in Carnegie Hall for 10 years, I applaud Paul Lewis's efforts to rethink the very idea of competitions. This is a format that needs rethinking, to eliminate the emotional blow of losing and being tossed out on your ear. Many fine musicians avoid entering competitions because they are not up to the stress of competing (Imagine fragile Horowitz, Lili Pons or Franco Corelli and you'll understand my meaning.).

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Re: Leeds Piano Competition goes global

Post by Lance » Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:21 pm

Thank you for posting that, Brian. It is a well-written article. And it's about time some good-thinking people are taking steps to amend that whole situation. GOOD FOR THEM and the pianists!
maestrob wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:53 pm
Rach3 wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:09 pm
A " new " Leeds Competition approach to the ordeal.Still for horses ? From New York Times today:

https://tinyurl.com/yb4yztkg
As someone who produced a vocal competition in NYC in Carnegie Hall for 10 years, I applaud Paul Lewis's efforts to rethink the very idea of competitions. This is a format that needs rethinking, to eliminate the emotional blow of losing and being tossed out on your ear. Many fine musicians avoid entering competitions because they are not up to the stress of competing (Imagine fragile Horowitz, Lili Pons or Franco Corelli and you'll understand my meaning.).
Lance G. Hill
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When she started to play, Mr. Steinway came down and personally
rubbed his name off the piano. [Speaking about pianist &*$#@+#]

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Re: Leeds Piano Competition goes global

Post by Ricordanza » Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:08 am

The changes show some fresh thinking. I'm anxious to see if those changes are reflected in the results of this competition.

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