Yuja Wang live at Carnegie Hall May 1

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Yuja Wang live at Carnegie Hall May 1

Post by Rach3 » Wed May 01, 2019 7:18 pm

See later May 2 post.Archived now.

On NOW, 7:17 pm US CDT,Wed., May 1, may be archived (? ) :

New World Symphony,under MTT,Carnegie Hall,

Julia Wolfe, Fountain of Youth
Prokofieff, Piano Concerto No.5,Yuja Wang
Berlioz,Symphony Fantastique

https://www.medici.tv/en/concerts/micha ... yuja-wang/
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Re: Yuja Wang live at Carnegie Hall May 1

Post by Rach3 » Thu May 02, 2019 8:48 am

DOES appear to be archived,for awhile, free VOD.WIll have to sign-up for free account at link, quick, easy,no obligations :

https://www.medici.tv/en/concerts/micha ... yuja-wang/

I did not hear the Berlioz.The Wolfe piece was very good.Wang amazing technically and musically ( how anyone can play, memorize this score, Mon Dieu ! ) , kudos to her for presenting a not exactly audience-friendly score I'll bet was new to many even at Carnegie. Encore a virtuoso, jazzy piece MTT wrote for her.For me,the last 2 movs of the Prokofieff 5th PC could be part fo his ballet music, esp. "Romeo and Juliet " ; the first 3 movs. insane, recalling the piano Toccata,Etudes,2nd Symphony.The New World Symphony top notch playing in the first-half.I may go back and hear their Berlioz.

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Re: Yuja Wang live at Carnegie Hall May 1

Post by Rach3 » Thu May 02, 2019 5:51 pm

My recording of the Prokofieff 5th PC is the 1964 RCA lp with Lorin Hollander,Eric Leinsdorf,Boston Sym.,Hollander then about 20 years old .

From the liner notes : “Hollander spent about four days battling with the six hideously difficult bars of the first movement beginning roughly thirty seconds after the start of the concerto.Memorizing the toccata movement - the third - took him three months, even though playing it on this record takes only a minute and forty-nine seconds.” Those 6 bars at about 0:30 here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMkmNJ8ynzs . The toccata mov at about 9:06 , same link. (Richter/Rowicki 1958 ).

Lorin Hollander was a wunderkind technically as a youngster, but youngsters today I suppose are much like young golfers , all hitting 350 yard drives. In any event, I suspect one reason more youngsters dont play the Prokofiev 5th is that they feel just not worth the considerable effort for them,to learn as it is not an audience pleaser like the 1st,2nd,3rd. ( Similar to the Chopin-Godowsky Etudes ? ) Hats off to Ms.Wang.

Here is a bizarre ( to me ) 1964 NYT review complaining that then 20-year old Hollander was trying to be too lyrical in the “ nitromanic ” Prokofieff 2nd PC , whose melodies are said to be “ not romantic melodies” :

https://www.nytimes.com/1964/10/30/arch ... monic.html

I’ve also heard, among others, the 1958 Richter recording, a great 1955 live YT with Ciani / Abbado, and a great live broadcast with Gergiev / Babayan a couple years ago.

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Re: Yuja Wang live at Carnegie Hall May 1

Post by Rach3 » Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:39 am

Ms.Wang tired of it all ? From Lebrecht's blog :

https://slippedisc.com/2019/06/yuja-wan ... uit-at-35/

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Re: Yuja Wang live at Carnegie Hall May 1

Post by maestrob » Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:07 pm

Rach3 wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:39 am
Ms.Wang tired of it all ? From Lebrecht's blog :

https://slippedisc.com/2019/06/yuja-wan ... uit-at-35/
The musical life at the top for great artists that so many young talents crave becomes extremely stressful and unfulfilling rather quickly, and many suffer burnout and turn to teaching. It's really hard to say "NO!" when your career is in full flower.

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