Marta Deyanova??????

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Marta Deyanova??????

Post by Len_Z » Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:48 pm

On a different forum somebody mentioned Marta Deyanova, especially her rendition of Schubert's Impromptus. I have never even heard OF her, let alone anything BY her. Does anybody know her recordings? Are they worth exploring?

Thanks in advance,

The other Len:)

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Re: Marta Deyanova??????

Post by jbuck919 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:02 am

It is hard for me to make a big deal out of Schubert's impromptus. They are not virtuoso pieces, and there was a time when I could play them myself. Frankly, I would not pursue an otherwise unknown pianist based on her reputation with those works.

There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.
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Re: Marta Deyanova??????

Post by Len_Z » Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:42 am

Thanks! I mentioned Schubert's Impromptus only because Deyanova's name came up in a discussion of their various renditions as one of the most dramatic ones along with Virsaladze's and Grinberg's. Other people participating in the discussion preferred much more known versions (i.e. Brendel, Arrau, Lupu, etc.); Deyanova's name was the only one I have never heard of. So I couldn't help but wonder:)

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Re: Marta Deyanova??????

Post by CharmNewton » Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:26 am

She made a number of recordings for Nimbus in the early days of CD. Looks like she recorded No. 3 of the D. 899 set and all four of the D. 935. You can listen to them on Spotify.

I didn't like the sound of the piano as reproduced--somewhat distant and clangorous, bright and spiky. I believe these Nimbus recordings sound best through an Ambisonic decoder which used four channels.

John

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Re: Marta Deyanova??????

Post by Len_Z » Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:52 am

Thanks a lot, John!!!

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Re: Marta Deyanova??????

Post by Rach3 » Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:14 am

She has a Nimbus cd 3-cd set of Schubert Piano Sonatas D.664,894,960,613,568,625 which the only Amazon-US reviewer liked , as well as Nimbus cd’s of the complete Mozart Piano Sonatas, and the complete Op.11 and Op.34 Preludes of Scriabin and Shostakovich, Rachmaninoff Preludes, others, and several YouTubes.

https://www.amazon.com/Schubert-Piano-S ... nova+piano

Listening just now to Schubert Sonata D.894 ( YouTube sound not great, but may be Nimbus' "clangor" as mentioned here ) :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiP9MhoN0MY

"Her playing has a ringing authority which has been likened to Richter, and her combined sense of musical structure and tonal shading enables her to pull off the near miracle of sustaining interest throughout the half-hour opening movement of the monumental G major Sonata, D. 894." BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE

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Re: Marta Deyanova??????

Post by Rach3 » Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:34 pm

FWW, enjoyed the Schubert D.894, reminding myself I really need to hear 894 at least as often as the final 3, and go back to my Schnabel and Richter recordings of 894 as well. So far, thru Op.23, also enjoying her complete Rachmaninoff Preludes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ebVKMMCUkg

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Re: Marta Deyanova??????

Post by Rach3 » Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:56 pm

Rach3 wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:14 am
So far, thru Op.23, also enjoying her complete Rachmaninoff Preludes:
Heard the complete Op.23 and 32.The Rachmaninoff was great.

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Re: Marta Deyanova??????

Post by Rach3 » Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:40 pm

Some of Prokofieff's " Visions fugitives " , Op.22 ; from a Nimbus cd ; delightful playing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPWM-0AcCQ0

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Re: Marta Deyanova??????

Post by Rach3 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:24 am

Scriabin’s Piano Sonata #5 , Nimbus cd :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyVYMWVOl-M

Also at YT is her Nimbus recording of the complete Scriabin Mazurkas I’ll hear sometime.

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Re: Marta Deyanova??????

Post by maestrob » Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:43 pm

Rach3 wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:56 pm
Rach3 wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:14 am
So far, thru Op.23, also enjoying her complete Rachmaninoff Preludes:
Heard the complete Op.23 and 32.The Rachmaninoff was great.
Just for the record, we disagree. I found her playing quite dull, and couldn't stay around to hear the complete set (My attention span lasted for about 20 minutes.). The notes are all there, but there was no electricity. MHO, as always.

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Re: Marta Deyanova??????

Post by Rach3 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:15 pm

maestrob wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:43 pm
Just for the record, we disagree.

Fair enough, thanks for listening. My references are complete sets by Keene , Fiorentino,Weissenberg ( ugh ! ), another complete I cant recall at the moment, Pizzaro in Op.32 complete, those ( not complete ) that Richter and Kissin have recorded, several other not complete.

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Re: Marta Deyanova??????

Post by maestrob » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:34 am

Rach3 wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:15 pm
maestrob wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:43 pm
Just for the record, we disagree.

Fair enough, thanks for listening. My references are complete sets by Keene , Fiorentino,Weissenberg ( ugh ! ), another complete I cant recall at the moment, Pizzaro in Op.32 complete, those ( not complete ) that Richter and Kissin have recorded, several other not complete.
Interesting. If I were in your shoes, I would look for Ashkenazy and Howard Shelley (from the 1980's), as well as listen to Richter again. Rachmaninoff's own recordings of various repertoire are benchmarks for me as well, although sadly he did not record all of his own solo works.

Michael Ponti's complete set has been rated highly, but I don't have it.

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