Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
Latest Pianoteq add-on instrument: U4 upright piano
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
PianoSupplies.com (150)
Piano Accessories Music Related Gifts Piano Tuning Equipment Piano Moving Equipment
We now offer Gift Certificates in our online store!
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Piano
Quick Links to Useful Stuff
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano Accessories
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#1533876 - 10/12/10 01:34 PM Friedrich Gulda
antony Online   content
Full Member

Registered: 11/12/07
Posts: 395
Loc: Portland, OR
I know there was a recent thread on this pianist, I believe due to his passing. I had heard the name before, but never heard him play. WELL, last night I was listening to KUSC in my car and they were playing archive recordings due to an award, and his recordings of the late 50's of the Beethoven sonatas won. So they played the Walsdstein, an old hissing mono recording of it that was an off-the-rails, wild-a@s, raucous, and in the words of the announcer, "incandescent" performance. I was absolutely stunned and enthralled. I must hear more of him!!

Top
Ad 800 (Pearl River)
Pearl River World's Best Selling Piano
#1533883 - 10/12/10 01:40 PM Re: Friedrich Gulda [Re: antony]
pianoloverus Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/29/01
Posts: 19336
Loc: New York City
This was the performance that got me interested in Gulda:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m017xsXZTNc&feature=related

His frist movement of the Waldstein is unusually fast...for me, a little too fast.

Top
#1533933 - 10/12/10 02:32 PM Re: Friedrich Gulda [Re: antony]
Victor25 Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/30/09
Posts: 1676
Loc: The Netherlands
You HAVE to listen to his Appassionata. For me its still the most coherent non-rubato and perfect performance of the Op57.
_________________________
Currently working on: Perfecting the Op 2/1, studying the 27/2 last movement. Chopin Nocturne 32/2 and Posth. C#m, 'Raindrop' prelude and Etude 10/9
Repetoire: Beethoven op 2/1, 10/1(1st, 2nd), 13, 14/1, 27/1(1st, 2nd), 27/2, 28(1st, 2nd), 31/2(1st, 3rd), 49/1, 49/2, 78(1st), 79, 90, 101(1st)

Top
#1533983 - 10/12/10 03:46 PM Re: Friedrich Gulda [Re: antony]
argerichfan Offline
8000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/15/06
Posts: 8885
Loc: Pacific Northwest, US.
And you HAVE to hear his Op. 27/1. Gulda takes the final plunge in the Scherzo down to the low C. Thrilling in an almost cathartic way.

Yes, yes, Beethoven's piano didn't go that far down, but it's obvious what the intention was. Going back to the priggish way many pianists treat this movement will make you long for Gulda.
_________________________
Jason

Top
#1533995 - 10/12/10 04:01 PM Re: Friedrich Gulda [Re: antony]
MarkH Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/16/08
Posts: 855
Loc: Seattle, WA
I haven't heard his cycle from the 50s, but his '67 cycle is my favorite. It contains most of my favorite versions of the sonatas. His WTC also contains most of my favorite versions of those pieces. It's really a shame he didn't record more - he was fantastic!
_________________________
Currently Studying: Bach - English Suite No. 5; Beethoven - Op. 27 No. 1; Chopin - Op. 27 No. 1; Chopin - 3rd Scherzo

Top
#1533999 - 10/12/10 04:08 PM Re: Friedrich Gulda [Re: Victor25]
antony Online   content
Full Member

Registered: 11/12/07
Posts: 395
Loc: Portland, OR
Can't wait to hear his Appasionatta. By the way he played the Waldstein he's got what it takes to do that piece justice! Curious to see how he does Bach now...
BTW, the announcer called him the "bad boy" of classical music and said he once showed up for a performance only wearing his skull cap!

Top
#1534060 - 10/12/10 05:59 PM Re: Friedrich Gulda [Re: antony]
mr_roberts_z Offline
Full Member

Registered: 10/09/07
Posts: 204
Loc: Canada
Originally Posted By: antony

BTW, the announcer called him the "bad boy" of classical music and said he once showed up for a performance only wearing his skull cap!


Not once. He did this relatively often in the '70s (there are videos...) and would start with a Mozart sonata before launching into extreme modern music with a flute, accompanied by his (also naked) wife at the time on vocals and percussion.

Top
#1534061 - 10/12/10 06:01 PM Re: Friedrich Gulda [Re: antony]
dolce sfogato Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/29/10
Posts: 2641
Loc: Netherlands
he died twice, quite a feat, and wrote a terrific cello-concerto!
_________________________
Longtemps, je me suis couché de bonne heure, but not anymore!

Mussorgski tableaux d'une exposition/Rachmaninoff etudes tableaux op.39

Top
#1534254 - 10/12/10 11:27 PM Re: Friedrich Gulda [Re: mr_roberts_z]
argerichfan Offline
8000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/15/06
Posts: 8885
Loc: Pacific Northwest, US.
Originally Posted By: mr_roberts_z
Originally Posted By: antony

BTW, the announcer called him the "bad boy" of classical music and said he once showed up for a performance only wearing his skull cap!


Not once. He did this relatively often in the '70s (there are videos...)

Really? For what purpose? Who would want to see him without clothes? Rather odd, especially as anyone but well-built youngsters generally look better in clothes.

Otherwise, Gulda made a spiffy recording of the Mozart 2 piano concerto with Herbie Hancock. I've also heard a few of his jazz recordings. He was definitely an amazing bloke. Argerich has always given short shift to her time with Michanlengeli (what, 20 minutes?), but she has always treasured the time she spent working with Gulda.
_________________________
Jason

Top
#1534381 - 10/13/10 03:25 AM Re: Friedrich Gulda [Re: antony]
SoundEffect Offline
Full Member

Registered: 06/07/10
Posts: 78
Hm, not knowing how often he recorded the Sonatas, can anybody point out the recording to get starting with from this list? http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dpopular&field-keywords=gulda+beethoven&x=0&y=0

I'd love to get started with the "Gulda Experience"!

Top
#1534507 - 10/13/10 10:00 AM Re: Friedrich Gulda [Re: argerichfan]
mr_roberts_z Offline
Full Member

Registered: 10/09/07
Posts: 204
Loc: Canada
Originally Posted By: argerichfan
Originally Posted By: mr_roberts_z
Originally Posted By: antony

BTW, the announcer called him the "bad boy" of classical music and said he once showed up for a performance only wearing his skull cap!


Not once. He did this relatively often in the '70s (there are videos...)

Really? For what purpose? Who would want to see him without clothes? Rather odd, especially as anyone but well-built youngsters generally look better in clothes.

Otherwise, Gulda made a spiffy recording of the Mozart 2 piano concerto with Herbie Hancock.


Gulda seriously didn't care about who wanted to see what. He did whatever he pleased.

Regarding the Mozart concerto, actually it was Chick Corea. Spiffy indeed, but after a while it becomes obvious who's playing which piano... However, Gulda, Corea, and Hancock all performed together for an evening of jazz improv in 1978.

For my Gulda devotion, look at this post.


Edited by mr_roberts_z (10/13/10 10:11 AM)
Edit Reason: "Chic"

Top
#1534512 - 10/13/10 10:10 AM Re: Friedrich Gulda [Re: mr_roberts_z]
argerichfan Offline
8000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/15/06
Posts: 8885
Loc: Pacific Northwest, US.
Originally Posted By: mr_roberts_z

Regarding the Mozart concerto, actually it was Chic Corea.

Absolutely. Sorry, a bit hasty with the post last night.
_________________________
Jason

Top
#1534513 - 10/13/10 10:12 AM Re: Friedrich Gulda [Re: argerichfan]
abcdefgh Offline
Full Member

Registered: 05/11/09
Posts: 203
Originally Posted By: argerichfan
And you HAVE to hear his Op. 27/1. Gulda takes the final plunge in the Scherzo down to the low C. Thrilling in an almost cathartic way.

Yes, yes, Beethoven's piano didn't go that far down, but it's obvious what the intention was. Going back to the priggish way many pianists treat this movement will make you long for Gulda.


Do you have a link to a recording?
I'm studying this sonata at the minute smile

Top
#1534522 - 10/13/10 10:23 AM Re: Friedrich Gulda [Re: abcdefgh]
argerichfan Offline
8000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/15/06
Posts: 8885
Loc: Pacific Northwest, US.
Originally Posted By: bryanw

Do you have a link to a recording?

I heard it on an old LP, but would this be it?

I'm thinking it would make a nice Christmas present to myself, along with an Apple 27" Cinema Display. (Yeah, fat chance on the latter...)
_________________________
Jason

Top
#1534528 - 10/13/10 10:38 AM Re: Friedrich Gulda [Re: antony]
pianoloverus Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/29/01
Posts: 19336
Loc: New York City
I heard he took off his clothes during the cadenza.

Top
#1534541 - 10/13/10 10:56 AM Re: Friedrich Gulda [Re: antony]
Victor25 Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/30/09
Posts: 1676
Loc: The Netherlands
Also listen to his Op 2/2 and 2/3, no one plays it like he can!
_________________________
Currently working on: Perfecting the Op 2/1, studying the 27/2 last movement. Chopin Nocturne 32/2 and Posth. C#m, 'Raindrop' prelude and Etude 10/9
Repetoire: Beethoven op 2/1, 10/1(1st, 2nd), 13, 14/1, 27/1(1st, 2nd), 27/2, 28(1st, 2nd), 31/2(1st, 3rd), 49/1, 49/2, 78(1st), 79, 90, 101(1st)

Top

Moderator:  Brendan, Kreisler 
What's Hot!!
HOW TO POST PICTURES on the Piano Forums
-------------------
Sharing is Caring!
About the Buttons
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Interesting books about the piano, pianists, piano history, biographies, memoirs and more!
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
ad (Casio)
Celviano by Casio Rebate
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Knabe Pianos
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Teacher wants me to play a "loud" piece too. (suggestions?)
by Tides
16 minutes 27 seconds ago
Playing for ~9 months.. Where to go next?
by alexbergauer
24 minutes 22 seconds ago
Aluminum plating on Steinways?
by chasingrainbows
32 minutes 4 seconds ago
Associate Diploma repertoire
by lacrymosa85
Today at 07:55 AM
Questions for those that use dremel for hammer shaping.
by UnrightTooner
Today at 07:29 AM
Who's Online
136 registered (ando, alexbergauer, ajames, aesop, 255, 44 invisible), 1447 Guests and 15 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
76230 Members
42 Forums
157578 Topics
2314633 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
(ads by Google)

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission