Pianist Denis Matsuev live at Carnegie Hall Nov.9,2018

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Pianist Denis Matsuev live at Carnegie Hall Nov.9,2018

Post by Rach3 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:49 pm

Not my fav pianist, but the ticket price is great. Just starting to listen now.You will need to sign up for a free account, easy,quick.Video.May need to turn on sound at window bottom.

https://www.medici.tv/en/concerts/denis ... prokofiev/

Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Sonata No. 3 in C Major, Op. 2 No. 31
Sergei Rachmaninov, Variations on a theme by Corelli, Op. 42
Frederic Chopin, Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 52
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, 18 Pieces, Op. 72 ,No. 5: Méditation
Sergei Prokofiev, Piano Sonata No. 7 in B-flat Major, Op. 83
Robert Schumann, "Traumeri",Kinderszenen (Scenes from Childhood), Op. 15
Franz Schubert, Impromptu in G-flat Major No. 3, D. 899, Op. 90
Jean Sibelius, 13 Pieces for Piano, Op. 76,# 2 : Etude
Alexander Scriabin, Etude No. 12, Op. 8
Edvard Grieg / Grigory Ginzburg, "Hall of the Mountain King",Peer Gynt Suite

Venue: Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall
Recording date: 11/09/2018
Available until: February 15, 2019

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Re: Pianist Denis Matsuev live at Carnegie Hall Nov.9,2018

Post by Lance » Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:17 am

Hmm. I have been personally impressed by Matsuev's pianism. The first CD recordings I acquired were on RCA and I had pleasure in tracking all of them down. These include a live 2007 recital at Carnegie Hall [RCA 29146 or a 43-CD set 03227 entitled "Great Moments at Carnegie Hall."] Another RCA disc was on Russian RCA [08063] containing the Grieg Piano Concerto under the baton of Vladimir Spivakov. Then Matsuev began recording for a few other labels including Mariinsky, this latter offering stunning sound. I have some Russian friends that are pianists, however, who seem not to hold him in highest esteem. But there is generally something magnetic in Russian pianists, their training, and the electricity they bring to the music they play. Thank you for pointing out this November 9, 2018 recital.
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Re: Pianist Denis Matsuev live at Carnegie Hall Nov.9,2018

Post by Belle » Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:53 am

I've heard a lot of negative comments about Matseuv but I'm unsure how valid they are. Some of them may be political resentments because of his relationship with Vladimir Putin. You hear the same comments about Valery Gergiev!! Just saying.

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Re: Pianist Denis Matsuev live at Carnegie Hall Nov.9,2018

Post by maestrob » Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:20 pm

Belle wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:53 am
I've heard a lot of negative comments about Matseuv but I'm unsure how valid they are. Some of them may be political resentments because of his relationship with Vladimir Putin. You hear the same comments about Valery Gergiev!! Just saying.
Neither artist is a favorite of mine, but I have this Tchaikovsky recording from 2014, and it's very fine:

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Re: Pianist Denis Matsuev live at Carnegie Hall Nov.9,2018

Post by Rach3 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:19 pm

Belle wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:53 am
I've heard a lot of negative comments about Matseuv but I'm unsure how valid they are. Some of them may be political resentments because of his relationship with Vladimir Putin.
I have heard Matsuev mainly in the big Romantic concertos, encore pieces, and Russian composers' solo works. He is supportive of young Russian artists. On this Carnegie recital , I found the Beethoven ( one of my fav LvB piano sonatas ) the most interesting of his playing, the Chopin the least. There is certainly no shame in bringing big technique to the table. One of his better outings I've heard to date.

It is reported Rachmaninoff said when he himself played his " Corelli" Variations in his recitals, he would play as many of the variations as he thought he could without boring a particular audience.

I suspect Matsuev's Carnegie audience was full of Russians, as evidenced by all the flowers Matsuev got. And , after all, Trump is also a good friend of Putin !

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Re: Pianist Denis Matsuev live at Carnegie Hall Nov.9,2018

Post by Belle » Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:58 pm

I don't know any Russians but my physician came from Poland to Australia in 2000 and, predictably, has little which is complimentary to say about Russians!!!

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Post by Lance » Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:43 pm

Cannot blame your physician's thoughts. However, musicians, for the most part, were largely not to be included in the lineup. Think of what poor Maria Yudina had to go through ... but as much as she detested the Stalin regime, he held her in the very highest esteem. I never realized until I saw a recent documentary on TV that Stalin was a lover of classical music. I know Hitler loved Wagner, but not too many others.
Belle wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:58 pm
I don't know any Russians but my physician came from Poland to Australia in 2000 and, predictably, has little which is complimentary to say about Russians!!!
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Post by Rach3 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:31 pm

Belle wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:58 pm
I don't know any Russians but my physician came from Poland to Australia in 2000 and, predictably, has little which is complimentary to say about Russians!!!
Some histories:

http://www.ce-review.org/99/1/music1_horton.html ("Soviet composers crushed by Stalin ")

https://www.nytimes.com/2003/02/16/arts ... talin.html (Vladimir Ashkenazy author)

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Re: Pianist Denis Matsuev live at Carnegie Hall Nov.9,2018

Post by Rach3 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:42 pm

Lance wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:43 pm
I never realized until I saw a recent documentary on TV that Stalin was a lover of classical music.

Perhaps some insights on why :

https://www.theguardian.com/music/music ... propaganda

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Re: Pianist Denis Matsuev live at Carnegie Hall Nov.9,2018

Post by Lance » Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:55 pm

Who would have thought? I guess we should have KNOWN. I'm surprised about Gilels, who turns out to be one of my favourite pianists. Apparently Richter didn't put up with any ... you know!
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Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:42 pm
Lance wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:43 pm
I never realized until I saw a recent documentary on TV that Stalin was a lover of classical music.

Perhaps some insights on why :

https://www.theguardian.com/music/music ... propaganda
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Re: Pianist Denis Matsuev live at Carnegie Hall Nov.9,2018

Post by Belle » Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:10 pm

Take care about what you read in "The Guardian". Extreme caution and skepticism should be exercised.

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Re: Pianist Denis Matsuev live at Carnegie Hall Nov.9,2018

Post by Rach3 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:42 pm

Lance wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:55 pm
Who would have thought? I guess we should have KNOWN. I'm surprised about Gilels, who turns out to be one of my favourite pianists.
Fortunately,Trump has no clue about classical music.

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Re: Pianist Denis Matsuev live at Carnegie Hall Nov.9,2018

Post by Lance » Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:13 pm

Well, that is most UNFORTUNATE for him. Knowing about classical music might have changed him dramatically!
Rach3 wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:42 pm
Fortunately,Trump has no clue about classical music.
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