Pianist/composer Conrad Tao

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Rach3
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Pianist/composer Conrad Tao

Post by Rach3 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:33 pm

Just a tiny example of his abilities ( about 3 minutes ) ; Holy cow !:
Elliott Carter's Caténaires:

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

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Re: Pianist/composer Conrad Tao

Post by barney » Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:46 am

I've got his CD American Rage, and I think it's fantastic. Very exciting.

In your post, Rach3, it's not just the flying fingers, it's the delicacy of touch on each note.

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Re: Pianist/composer Conrad Tao

Post by Rach3 » Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:28 am

barney wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:46 am
In your post, Rach3, it's not just the flying fingers, it's the delicacy of touch on each note.

Agreed, it's always hard to play fast AND soft.

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Re: Pianist/composer Conrad Tao

Post by Rach3 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:38 pm

More Tao ( 16 minutes) playing Rzewski's "Which Side Are You On " from "Four North American Ballads" : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euppwaLbByA

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Re: Pianist/composer Conrad Tao

Post by Rach3 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:19 pm

Tao playing live video one of my fav Beethoven sonatas,Op.31,# 3, 2019, at WQXR,NYC, terrific ! Wish more 20-somethings could see, hear him :


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ftj465Qlwpc

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Re: Pianist/composer Conrad Tao

Post by barney » Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:47 pm

Rach3 wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:38 pm
More Tao ( 16 minutes) playing Rzewski's "Which Side Are You On " from "Four North American Ballads" : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euppwaLbByA
Yes, this is on American Rage. Isn't it outstanding?

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Re: Pianist/composer Conrad Tao

Post by Rach3 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:07 pm

Rach3 wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:19 pm
Tao playing live video one of my fav Beethoven sonatas,Op.31,# 3, 2019, at WQXR,NYC, terrific ! Wish more 20-somethings could see, hear him :
Was actually inspired to hear Op.31,# 1 again, too rarely heard IMHO ( Richard Goode,1993,recording on YT, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79LAuhkrBc4 ), and reminded what a great set the entire Op.31 is. We go from almost early Classical Beethoven ( #1) , to almost late transcendent Beethoven ( # 2,“ Tempest” ) , to middle Romantic Beethoven ( # 3,”The Hunt” ).

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