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
(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
#2030286 - 02/10/13 07:03 AM Giacomo Franci
debrucey Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 01/18/06
Posts: 2606
Loc: Manchester, UK
Search for this guy's Stravinsky recordings on Spotify if you fancy a laugh. Particularly the Petrouchka pieces. I think I've uncovered the secret identity of BachMach2


Edited by debrucey (02/10/13 07:06 AM)

Top
Ad 800 (Pearl River)
Pearl River World's Best Selling Piano
#2030429 - 02/10/13 11:54 AM Re: Giacomo Franci [Re: debrucey]
DameMyra Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/21/04
Posts: 1970
Loc: South Jersey
I Googled his name and found his website. He is also a conductor it seems, or perhaps, he is a conductor who also plays piano. The clips he has up are very puzzling indeed. The level of playing is around that of a very average high school student, under tempo with many missed notes. His "Black Key" Etude is actually painful to listen to. I'm not sure why he would post these clips, unless he is astoundingly lacking in any kind of self-awareness.
_________________________
Private Piano Teacher
MTNA/NJMTA/SJMTA

Top
#2030432 - 02/10/13 11:55 AM Re: Giacomo Franci [Re: debrucey]
debrucey Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 01/18/06
Posts: 2606
Loc: Manchester, UK
In one of the stravinsky etudes (no. 4 I think) you actually hear him cry out in frustration at one point when he keeps making mistakes haha.

Top
#2030566 - 02/10/13 02:44 PM Re: Giacomo Franci [Re: debrucey]
Mark_C Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/11/09
Posts: 19796
Loc: New York
Very, very strange.

He doesn't stink, but he's.....not good. grin

The most puzzling thing, maybe: what it says on the front page of his website:

"...compared to Glenn Gould, and Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli..." -- Musica Magazine

Let's see what truth we could make of that:

-- what comes after the final "dot dot dot" is.........NOT!

-- compared to Gould's normality and Michelangeli's record of showing up

-- "Musica Magazine" is the musical branch of The Onion smile


BTW, some other things....on the musical samples page, here's some of what it says:

Chopin's Military Polonaise is called Op. 53
An etude is called "studio" (close enough I guess) grin
Length is repeatedly spelled lenght (ditto)


Bruce: How did you find this guy?

Top
#2030598 - 02/10/13 03:41 PM Re: Giacomo Franci [Re: debrucey]
debrucey Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 01/18/06
Posts: 2606
Loc: Manchester, UK
Someone posted the link of the petrouchka pieces on a friend's facebook who is currently learning them (and plays them fabulously). Tom Hicks, you may remember him from Gina Bachauer.
I listened to the whol 2CD album, so enthralled was I at how bad it was. Even the pieces written for children are sloppy as heck. The mind boggles lol.

Top

Moderator:  Brendan, Kreisler 
What's Hot!!
8 Live Ragtime Piano Players on the Cape!
-------------------
HOW TO POST PICTURES on the Piano Forums
-------------------
Sharing is Caring!
About the Buttons
-------------------
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Seiler Pianos
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Is it really necessary to practice scales?
by rov
34 minutes 7 seconds ago
Connect virtual piano to a loopstation?
by Fannix-kun
Today at 01:58 PM
Happy Birthday Charles Ives!!
by Dfrankjazz
Today at 01:11 PM
False beating and unison tuning
by SMHaley
Today at 12:41 PM
Erard/Linke - Obtaining info from Museum of Music - France
by wdmcjrd
Today at 11:59 AM
Who's Online
158 registered (anamnesis, Adames, ajames, accordeur, 36251, 39 invisible), 1825 Guests and 13 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
76594 Members
42 Forums
158381 Topics
2325712 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