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#1915151 - 06/18/12 07:27 AM Valentina Lisitsa at Royal Albert Hall
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Streaming live on Youtube at 8PM tomorrow.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4NQPteMjuo
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#1915167 - 06/18/12 08:27 AM Re: Valentina Lisitsa at Royal Albert Hall [Re: suniil]
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That would be 3PM EDT (boston)
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#1915171 - 06/18/12 08:34 AM Re: Valentina Lisitsa at Royal Albert Hall [Re: suniil]
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Don't forget she's a guest on this afternoon's 'In Tune' program on the BBC's classical radio station Radio 3 (www.bbc.co.uk/radio3 - click on Programmes, then 'I' for In Tune), starting at 1630 BST (just under 3 hours from now). She'll probably be playing a few pieces on the studio Steinway B to wet our appetites for tomorrow....
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#1915176 - 06/18/12 08:44 AM Re: Valentina Lisitsa at Royal Albert Hall [Re: suniil]
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In the great tradition of spelling/grammar nazis prowling PW, you meant "whet", right?? :P

What will she be playing?
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#1915189 - 06/18/12 08:58 AM Re: Valentina Lisitsa at Royal Albert Hall [Re: suniil]
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Aha, you spotted the deliberate mishtake grin.
I believe guests on the program turn up on the day with a list of what they want to play, usually around 15 minutes' worth of music (plus chat). So we won't know until she arrives.
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#1915233 - 06/18/12 11:11 AM Re: Valentina Lisitsa at Royal Albert Hall [Re: suniil]
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Look out for me in the audience laugh

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#1915276 - 06/18/12 01:30 PM Re: Valentina Lisitsa at Royal Albert Hall [Re: suniil]
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Piano event of the year for me.

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#1915639 - 06/19/12 09:43 AM Re: Valentina Lisitsa at Royal Albert Hall [Re: suniil]
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If anyone else from here is going, do say hi if you see me. I have a lot of time to kill before the concert haha. Unfruitfully trying to find somewhere o practice.

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#1915645 - 06/19/12 09:52 AM Re: Valentina Lisitsa at Royal Albert Hall [Re: debrucey]
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Originally Posted By: debrucey
If anyone else from here is going, do say hi if you see me. I have a lot of time to kill before the concert haha. Unfruitfully trying to find somewhere o practice.


They'll probably have a nice piano down on the stage; I'm sure nobody will mind if you use it. wink
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#1915760 - 06/19/12 01:30 PM Re: Valentina Lisitsa at Royal Albert Hall [Re: suniil]
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She is going to attract lot of you tubers today, as youtube features her in Music spotlight.
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#1915766 - 06/19/12 01:39 PM Re: Valentina Lisitsa at Royal Albert Hall [Re: Andy Platt]
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Originally Posted By: debrucey
If anyone else from here is going, do say hi if you see me. I have a lot of time to kill before the concert haha. Unfruitfully trying to find somewhere o practice.


They'll probably have a nice piano down on the stage; I'm sure nobody will mind if you use it. wink
Yes, why not play the Appassionata followed by several Rachmaninov pieces? Kind of a pre concert recital.

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#1915783 - 06/19/12 02:18 PM Re: Valentina Lisitsa at Royal Albert Hall [Re: suniil]
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I could actually do that lol, I have those pieces in my rep at the moment. But I don't think I will try and upstage valentina lisitsa hah

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#1915784 - 06/19/12 02:21 PM Re: Valentina Lisitsa at Royal Albert Hall [Re: suniil]
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#1915791 - 06/19/12 02:37 PM Re: Valentina Lisitsa at Royal Albert Hall [Re: suniil]
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#1915798 - 06/19/12 03:00 PM Re: Valentina Lisitsa at Royal Albert Hall [Re: debrucey]
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Originally Posted By: debrucey
I could actually do that lol, I have those pieces in my rep at the moment.
That's why I chose them!

Is Royal Albert Hall as amazing to English people as I guess it is to most Americans? It makes Carnegie Hall or Avery Fischer Hall look like my living room. The first time I saw RAH was when I Youtubed the celebratory performance of Jerusalem from the Proms.


Edited by pianoloverus (06/19/12 03:10 PM)

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#1915819 - 06/19/12 04:05 PM Re: Valentina Lisitsa at Royal Albert Hall [Re: suniil]
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Very nice so far!
(moonlight 3rd movement little faults and tempo rushes are forgivable imo :P)


Edited by babama (06/19/12 04:22 PM)

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#1915831 - 06/19/12 04:34 PM Re: Valentina Lisitsa at Royal Albert Hall [Re: suniil]
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she is exactly the kind of talent classical music needs, capable of attracting a whole new audience and reaching them thru new media.

and man, that bosie imperial sounds grrrreat.
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#1915833 - 06/19/12 04:40 PM Re: Valentina Lisitsa at Royal Albert Hall [Re: suniil]
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Ouch Rachmaninoff not going so well IMO. Tempo choices too extreme. Too much risk in 39/6 and 23/5. 32/12 rushed. 32/10 messed up the most important moment (the cadenza).


Edited by babama (06/19/12 04:41 PM)

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#1915837 - 06/19/12 04:46 PM Re: Valentina Lisitsa at Royal Albert Hall [Re: suniil]
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I am enjoying.

29,000 viewing.

baba

how about what she IS doing right? huh?
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#1915839 - 06/19/12 04:48 PM Re: Valentina Lisitsa at Royal Albert Hall [Re: suniil]
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pure awesomeness IMHO. can't quite believe i'm watching a fantastic live concert in RAH in the middle of the afternoon (chicago time). i'm not getting my work done!
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#1915840 - 06/19/12 04:50 PM Re: Valentina Lisitsa at Royal Albert Hall [Re: lilylady]
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Here comes Chopin!
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#1915852 - 06/19/12 05:09 PM Re: Valentina Lisitsa at Royal Albert Hall [Re: suniil]
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Currently playing Liszt Todtentanz. Never heard a solo version, but it's just as impressive.

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#1915858 - 06/19/12 05:12 PM Re: Valentina Lisitsa at Royal Albert Hall [Re: suniil]
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Imperial Bösendorfer smile Valentina is in top form
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#1915860 - 06/19/12 05:15 PM Re: Valentina Lisitsa at Royal Albert Hall [Re: suniil]
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She messed up the cadenza pretty badly....everything is so fast!!
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#1915861 - 06/19/12 05:16 PM Re: Valentina Lisitsa at Royal Albert Hall [Re: suniil]
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that piano is a perfect match for her -- amazing. wonder if it's mic'd for the size of that hall?
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#1915863 - 06/19/12 05:16 PM Re: Valentina Lisitsa at Royal Albert Hall [Re: suniil]
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Scriabin and Chopin was nice and Totentanz makes up for Rachmaninoff. smile

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#1915864 - 06/19/12 05:18 PM Re: Valentina Lisitsa at Royal Albert Hall [Re: suniil]
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Too fast...honestly I thought a lot of it sounded pretty sloppy...
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#1915868 - 06/19/12 05:23 PM Re: Valentina Lisitsa at Royal Albert Hall [Re: suniil]
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For me who knows nothing about classical music, it is not about the note-by-note mistakes but this is the moment an average music lover can appreciate Classical Music and the effort behind it.
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#1915870 - 06/19/12 05:25 PM Re: Valentina Lisitsa at Royal Albert Hall [Re: suniil]
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It's not as good as her youtube video I'll give you that, but still very impressive the way she pulled it off live.

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#1915871 - 06/19/12 05:25 PM Re: Valentina Lisitsa at Royal Albert Hall [Re: suniil]
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well said suniil
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