Too many Notes?

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Teresa B
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Too many Notes?

Post by Teresa B » Fri May 27, 2005 5:23 pm

Hi everyone,

Why do concert pianists seem to play Mozart concerti too fast? I've been to two concerts in the past couple of years--one was of the Concerto #23 K488, (I'm forgetting the pianist--he was from California), and the other was of #14, K449. Pianist was Wm. Wolfram.

The first guy took the whole concerto too fast, and the second played the wonderful finale too quickly. I don't know if they're going for the "Wow" factor (not what I would listen to Mozart for), or what. But after K488, the man sitting by me in the audience declared "too many notes," (ha ha :roll: )--but he was justified, because the overly-fast rendition obscured the charm and beauty for the speed.

Anyone notice this in other Mozart concerto performances?

All the best, Teresa
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Post by Ralph » Fri May 27, 2005 6:51 pm

Teresa,

I suggest you re-post this on the Chatterbox board. This board is for concert and opera reviews from members who have just attended them and, truthfully, it gets very little action compared to the other two boards.

I like your post and look forward to a discussion.

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Post by Teresa B » Sat May 28, 2005 4:38 am

OK, thanks, Ralph--I will.

Teresa
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