Pianist Louis Schwizgebel plays Saint-Saens PC #5

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Pianist Louis Schwizgebel plays Saint-Saens PC #5

Post by Rach3 » Mon May 13, 2019 9:05 am

Young Swiss pianist Louis Schwizgebel, a pianist I follow , here in a very-well played, unhurried, Saint-Saens PC #5, a guilty pleasure of mine , " crickets on the Nile and a can-can down the Champs d' Elysee " as a friend once described the 5th.With BBC Symphony under MartynBrabbins , an Aparte cd released in 2015:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00051fc

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Re: Pianist Louis Schwizgebel plays Saint-Saens PC #5

Post by Ricordanza » Tue May 14, 2019 5:50 am

With a name like Schwizgebel, he better be good!

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Re: Pianist Louis Schwizgebel plays Saint-Saens PC #5

Post by maestrob » Tue May 14, 2019 8:09 am

Ricordanza wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 5:50 am
With a name like Schwizgebel, he better be good!
I have now listened to the piano concerto. Schwizgebel has a light, fluid touch that suits the music admirably, BUT I wonder how much he can change his style to suit, say, Beethoven or Bach. Time will tell, I suppose. Thanks for posting! He has about half a dozen CDs of varying repertoire on amazon: perhaps I'll sample one or two of those.

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Re: Pianist Louis Schwizgebel plays Saint-Saens PC #5

Post by Rach3 » Tue May 14, 2019 8:26 am

Beethoven PC # 4 at Leeds Competition, 2012:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NnImTz2EWw

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Post by Lance » Tue May 14, 2019 11:08 am

One of my absolutely favourite piano concertos! Many recordings of this on hand. Especially like Richter's and Jean-Marie Darré's - the latter a fine pianist we don't hear much about anymore. She recorded all five of the S-S concertos for EMI (long unavailable and high-priced on Amazon). Schwizgebel's work is unknown to me.
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Re: Pianist Louis Schwizgebel plays Saint-Saens PC #5

Post by Rach3 » Tue May 14, 2019 8:43 pm

Lance wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 11:08 am
One of my absolutely favourite piano concertos!
My introduction to Schwizgebel was a radio broadcast of his wonderful LvB # 4 at the 2012 Leeds Competition,when he was about 22, now at the YT I posted here earlier.

As to the Saint-Saens PC # 5 , you may be interested in a recording on an Arbiter Records cd set I have by Ignance Tiegerman, who moved to and taught in Cairo for years, having been Ignazy Friedman's "best" ( per Friedman ) pupil. Not the best sound( or orchestra) as the recording was fragile tape if I recall, but now at YT:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPY6DWnQB0Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsLgj5Y6Jnc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yk78Fp76GWE
Cairo Symphony Orchestra
dir. José Ferriz
1963 in Cairo (Tiegerman's farewell concert, age 70 )

The extensive liner notes :
http://arbiterrecords.org/catalog/ignac ... -of-cairo/

At the end of the notes :
"He was buried in the Bassatine Jewish cemetery ( in Cairo), but refugees from the Sinai Peninsula who came to Cairo after the 1967 war moved into the cemeteries near Ma’adi, often overturning or demolishing the stones, and the whereabouts of Tiegerman’s grave and personal papers remain a mystery." Copyright,Allan Evans

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Post by Lance » Wed May 15, 2019 10:26 am

Yes, I have that 4-CD set entitled "Masters of Chopin," on Arbiter 158. I kind of forgot about that one and will have to listen to Tiegerman's recording again. Thanks for bringing that to our attention.
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Re: Pianist Louis Schwizgebel plays Saint-Saens PC #5

Post by Rach3 » Fri May 24, 2019 9:26 am

Ricordanza wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 5:50 am
With a name like Schwizgebel, he better be good!
I will be listening next Wed., May 29 to pianist Louis Schwizgebel play live Ravel's " Gaspard " and Musorgsky's "Pictures " , a good chance to further assess this young pianist :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0005gw0

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Post by Rach3 » Wed May 29, 2019 10:19 am

Young 20-something Swiss pianist Louis Schwizgebel live recently at the UK Hay Festival, “Ondine” from Ravel’s “Gaspard “ , Debussy’s “L’isle joyous”, and Mussorgsky’s “Pictures” complete. A pianist I follow , bravos here :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0005gw0

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Re: Pianist Louis Schwizgebel plays Saint-Saens PC #5

Post by maestrob » Wed May 29, 2019 12:46 pm

Rach3 wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 10:19 am
Young 20-something Swiss pianist Louis Schwizgebel live recently at the UK Hay Festival, “Ondine” from Ravel’s “Gaspard “ , Debussy’s “L’isle joyous”, and Mussorgsky’s “Pictures” complete. A pianist I follow , bravos here :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0005gw0
Mostly very good, especially in the Debussy and Ravel, and the more delicate portions of "Pictures." I would have preferred more weight in the "Baba Yaga" and "Great Gate of Kiev," but his "Dance of the Unhatched Chicks" was superbly and delicately done. Richter, Horowitz and Giltburg play the Moussorgsky better IMHO, but this was a very pleasing performance by Schwizgebel. Thanks for posting :D !

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Re: Pianist Louis Schwizgebel plays Saint-Saens PC #5

Post by Rach3 » Wed May 29, 2019 1:27 pm

maestrob wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 12:46 pm
Thanks for posting :D !
You are welcome. I largely agree about the "Pictures", he is more a colorist than one with large sonority, but I did think the quiet " hymn" sections of the " Great Gate " were wonderfully done, as was the "Chicks."

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