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#1532284 - 10/10/10 11:53 AM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: Andromaque]
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Still no Rondo Op 1 so far. frown

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#1532286 - 10/10/10 11:58 AM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: LisztAddict]
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Check out the fingers - especially the thumbs - on Da Sol Kim - amazing! shocked

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#1532292 - 10/10/10 12:04 PM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: cruiser]
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He seems to play with a lower wrist and much flatter fingers than the norm.

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#1532294 - 10/10/10 12:06 PM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: Andromaque]
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Kim sounds much more individual than Huganci, as it seems. he changed his hair-do from QEC, looked more masculine now.

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#1532295 - 10/10/10 12:07 PM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: Andromaque]
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He is not doing the staccato notes as written.

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#1532318 - 10/10/10 12:46 PM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: Andromaque]
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Originally Posted By: Andromaque
I want to confess that despite my utter ignorance of the polish language, I like this style of presentation far better than the Cliburn. Muuuuchhh less schmaltz and camera in the face of the contestant before, during and after.. Even though I do not get the comments, they seem to be focused on the details of the performance and not the sob story or the cooking prowesses of any individual..

I know, IMHO etc.. but seriously, what do you think?


I agree, I disliked watching the Super Bowl - uh, I mean the Cliburn.

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#1532320 - 10/10/10 12:48 PM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: Andromaque]
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I think Kim is a step above Huangci.

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#1532324 - 10/10/10 12:53 PM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: landorrano]
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Originally Posted By: landorrano
Originally Posted By: Andromaque
I want to confess that despite my utter ignorance of the polish language, I like this style of presentation far better than the Cliburn. Muuuuchhh less schmaltz and camera in the face of the contestant before, during and after.. Even though I do not get the comments, they seem to be focused on the details of the performance and not the sob story or the cooking prowesses of any individual..

I know, IMHO etc.. but seriously, what do you think?

I agree, I disliked watching the Super Bowl - uh, I mean the Cliburn.



i feel the same. even some pianists were not comfortable with media in your face approach then, and some even refused to be interviewed. this is much better, focusing on performance of each individual instead.

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#1532328 - 10/10/10 01:01 PM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: Andromaque]
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The commentators are really focusing on Da Sol Kim's performance. Wish I could understand what they say.


Ching-Yun Hu in 2 minutes.


Edited by LisztAddict (10/10/10 01:07 PM)

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#1532334 - 10/10/10 01:06 PM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: LisztAddict]
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ditto..

flat fingers a la Horowitz..

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#1532337 - 10/10/10 01:12 PM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: Andromaque]
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Only one contestant, Marek Bracha, will play Rondo Op 1 in this whole competition.

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#1532341 - 10/10/10 01:15 PM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: Andromaque]
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By the way, if you want to insert the online broadcast of this competition on your site, you could easily do that using this code:

Quote:
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<param name="movie" value="http://cm2.atmitv.pl/ContentManager/swf/Player.swf"></param>
<param value="false" name="menu"></param>

<param value="true" name="allowFullScreen"></param>
<param value="always" name="allowScriptAccess"></param>
<param value="m=http://cm2.atmitv.pl/ContentManager/utilitiesGetFlashPlayList.go?id=1239&a=0&sp=1&h=ELK&l=http://cm2.atmitv.pl/ContentManager/img/player-skins/blue.png&f=http://cm2.atmitv.pl/ContentManager/swf/Player.swf" name="flashvars"></param>
<embed flashVars="m=http://cm2.atmitv.pl/ContentManager/utilitiesGetFlashPlayList.go?id=1239&a=0&sp=1&h=ELK&l=http://cm2.atmitv.pl/ContentManager/img/player-skins/blue.png&f=http://cm2.atmitv.pl/ContentManager/swf/Player.swf" src="http://cm2.atmitv.pl/ContentManager/swf/Player.swf" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowScriptAccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="685" height="420"></embed>
</object>
</div>


Enjoy!


Edited by MarianneAlkonost (10/10/10 01:24 PM)
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#1532359 - 10/10/10 01:47 PM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: Andromaque]
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Hu: A combative Chopin!!

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#1532360 - 10/10/10 01:49 PM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: Andromaque]
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She has good tone quality, but not so much in direction of music.

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#1532362 - 10/10/10 01:55 PM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: Andromaque]
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LA, we are going to have to stop agreeing.. smile

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#1532369 - 10/10/10 02:02 PM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: Andromaque]
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Hu is having a few problems with her Op 53

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#1532392 - 10/10/10 02:37 PM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: Andromaque]
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Sudo has really small hands.

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#1532396 - 10/10/10 02:40 PM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: Andromaque]
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I've been watching a few minutes, I don't know who is playing, Sudo I think, but I find her playing quite charming.

Also, I find her technique admirable, a great deal of fingerwork from a relatively stable hand, less vertical movement than usual. An approach that corresponds well with Chopin, she's been around people who know.

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#1532407 - 10/10/10 03:01 PM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: Andromaque]
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Very good! But I wished for more fire, more passion, more tension.

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#1532416 - 10/10/10 03:12 PM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: Andromaque]
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I saw the italian girl this morning and the japanese girl later today (briefly). Both of them played tthe mazurkas way too fast and sort of valse like.

I still havenĀ“t heard a mazurka that i really feel. Yes, note perfect and all .... but something lacks.

Regarding the first prize, if Blechacz sets the latest standard, i don't think anyone i ve seen this year comes close to him.

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#1532420 - 10/10/10 03:18 PM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: izaldu]
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Originally Posted By: izaldu

Regarding the first prize, if Blechacz sets the latest standard, i don't think anyone i ve seen this year comes close to him.


Meself, I don't take things so seriously. I listen when I have the time, I enjoy or I find without interest. Who gets what or merits what, doesn't concern me.

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#1532435 - 10/10/10 03:48 PM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: Andromaque]
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Fair rnough ... it sure concerns them though, and from that perspective thy approach these recitals ...

I didn t mean it as to who should win or not. Many times, competitions leave out interpreters that a lot of people think should ve continued or even won. But earlier in thread the question was made about the possibility of no 1st prize ... my Blechacz comment was just a comparison between the last winner and this year's contestants. Also, i wouldn t expect a Blechacz out of every edition of the Chopin.

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#1532472 - 10/10/10 04:53 PM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: LisztAddict]
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I think only one contestant will play Allegro de Concert op.46

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#1532516 - 10/10/10 05:50 PM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: kawaifans1025]
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I am listening to the Polish Radio at the moment and it seems that Fei-Fei Dong is the experts' favorite today. What they are saying is that she is worth a special prize for mazurkas. Especially for her interpretation of Mazurka A minor op. 17/4

They say Chopin would be amazed by hearing her and surprised by what he composed.


They also liked Leonora Armellini very much.

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#1532630 - 10/10/10 09:04 PM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: Andromaque]
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I don't know if anyone has pointed this out already but I've just noticed that there is now a video archive which I don't think was there before.
http://konkurs.chopin.pl/en/edition/xvi/video/archive

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#1532636 - 10/10/10 09:13 PM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: timmyab]
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Originally Posted By: timmyab
I don't know if anyone has pointed this out already but I've just noticed that there is now a video archive which I don't think was there before.
http://konkurs.chopin.pl/en/edition/xvi/video/archive


I hadn't noticed it earlier either and I sure am glad it's there! It gives me a chance to watch the performances I missed.
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#1532641 - 10/10/10 09:35 PM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: Andromaque]
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That's really great! Unfortunately I didn't manage to watch all performances as much as I would have wanted to, so this is a good opportunity to catch up!
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#1532645 - 10/10/10 09:38 PM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: Andromaque]
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Yes, Timmyab! I just got back from a weekend at the coast - and to my surprise, I find the archived videos from the first round.

I was just about to say that "at least the Cliburn has archived performances..." but now the Chopin Competition quality shines. Even though I don't understand a word of Polish, I am liking it much better!

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#1532649 - 10/10/10 09:45 PM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: Andromaque]
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I am watching Nicolay right now, as I didn't have the chance to listen to this talented young performer live...
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#1532824 - 10/11/10 03:56 AM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: Andromaque]
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i went straight to watch Kozhyainov ... whom i d missed ... he's great

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