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#2044547 - 03/07/13 02:58 PM How about a "my favorite piano on YouTube" thread?
Brad Hoehne Offline
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I haven't seen one of these in a while. If everyone is okay with it, I propose a thread where we post wonderful YouTube, Vimeo (or other) piano videos that we've found.

I'll start with one that I've watched a dozen times and still love, Wilhelm Kempff playing the Tempest Sonata:

Intro and Movement 1:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTzA6Mg_i7A

Movement 2:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIsqFjiA7ao

Movement 3:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfjD-DQ5REk

These videos are as much about about Kempff's face as they are about the music, which is probably my favorite performance of this sonata.
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#2044555 - 03/07/13 03:13 PM Re: How about a "my favorite piano on YouTube" thread? [Re: Brad Hoehne]
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Piano or piano performance?

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#2044583 - 03/07/13 03:55 PM Re: How about a "my favorite piano on YouTube" thread? [Re: Brad Hoehne]
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Either http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qB76jxBq_gQ or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7zwcTYFgBw ...his face, his voice, his hands...oh, *swoon* <3 laugh The first one's more fun but...there's almost, in my opinion, an actual visual representation of the transcendence in music in the latter...
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#2044737 - 03/07/13 07:51 PM Re: How about a "my favorite piano on YouTube" thread? [Re: Brad Hoehne]
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My favorite footage is anything of Bunin, Pogorelich, Horowitz or Gould. But I'd say I've probably watched these two videos more than any other.



I believe these are the two best players to ever have participated in the Chopin competition.




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#2044774 - 03/07/13 08:49 PM Re: How about a "my favorite piano on YouTube" thread? [Re: Brad Hoehne]
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Very easy one for me. It's this, hands down -- because it's one of my favorite pianists (and, it turned out, the teacher of my main teacher!), the quite spectacular setting, and how extraordinary the different camera angles are for that vintage.
And I even forgive them for misspelling his name. ha


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#2044777 - 03/07/13 08:58 PM Re: How about a "my favorite piano on YouTube" thread? [Re: Mark_C]
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Originally Posted By: Mark_C
Very easy one for me. It's this, hands down -- because it's one of my favorite pianists (and, it turned out, the teacher of my main teacher!), the quite spectacular setting, and how extraordinary the different camera angles are for that vintage.
And I even forgive them for misspelling his name. ha



That's freaky. I like those angles. But it kept reminding me of the Adams Family or old vampire movies from the 30s or something. I don't know why lol.

I wish they didn't chop the piece up into a million pieces.

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#2044810 - 03/07/13 10:10 PM Re: How about a "my favorite piano on YouTube" thread? [Re: Mark_C]
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While not a performance, this "filmed studio test" is just fun to watch as he meanders through 6-8 pieces. I think it shows some of the personality of Georges Cziffra.



Except for the hiss, it's not a bad recording of a Bösendorfer.
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#2044888 - 03/08/13 04:06 AM Re: How about a "my favorite piano on YouTube" thread? [Re: Brad Hoehne]
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As there have already been plenty of piano VIDEO threads, I like the idea of a favorite PIANOS thread encountered in videos. While certainly recording methods as well as simple video quality in general make this difficult, there are still many a piano that produce a notable tone in recordings! I particularly like the tone of Tzvi Erez's 1912 Bosendorfer.
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#2044975 - 03/08/13 09:51 AM Re: How about a "my favorite piano on YouTube" thread? [Re: Brad Hoehne]
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Well, here is both my favorite PIANIST and my favorite PIANO:
Throw in my favorite PIANO TUNER/technician and you've got a blend that can't be beat:



(Be sure to watch in HD). Although the recording quality for film back then was not nearly as good as it is today, Gould is able to extract so many colors out of his beloved Steinway, with the help of him and his lifelong friend and blind piano tuner/tech Verne Edquist (this is akin to Horowitz and his tuner/technician Franz Mohr). I love the way Verne's tuning sounds (he did it all by ear of course) and at the insistence of Gould, the bright voicing really is well suited for Bach. The tenor (left-hand) portion of this piano is amazing - it speaks immediately and has so many nice harmonics.

Of course it helps that Gould is the one playing it! smile

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#2044982 - 03/08/13 10:04 AM Re: How about a "my favorite piano on YouTube" thread? [Re: Bobpickle]
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Rosalyn Tureck performing Bach :



I've been listening to her for many years and yet she never ceases to amaze me.


Edited by worov (03/08/13 10:27 AM)

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#2044997 - 03/08/13 10:42 AM Re: How about a "my favorite piano on YouTube" thread? [Re: Brad Hoehne]
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I see now that the title I gave to my thread was somewhat ambiguous. I originally meant for folks to post any "piano or piano performance related video", whether that be a favorite performance, a favorite "demo" of a piano, or online lesson or whatever. Feel free to interpret it as you will.

I'm looking for both lost or hidden gems and pieces and performances that we're all familiar with! The contributions so far have been wonderful.


Edited by Brad Hoehne (03/08/13 01:07 PM)
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#2045003 - 03/08/13 10:51 AM Re: How about a "my favorite piano on YouTube" thread? [Re: Brad Hoehne]
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Quote:
I'm looking for lost or hidden gems!


Oh, we're talking about hidden gems ! Then, the Goldberg Variations link I have provided in my last post will be no help. This is a popular work, I think you already know it.

Check out this :



God, I love Schumann so much.


Edited by worov (03/08/13 05:00 PM)

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#2045183 - 03/08/13 05:06 PM Re: How about a "my favorite piano on YouTube" thread? [Re: worov]
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Here is another one :



Some of Shostakovich's music is sadly neglected. His 24 Preludes (opus 34) are almost never performed and yet they are wonderful.

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#2045231 - 03/08/13 06:55 PM Re: How about a "my favorite piano on YouTube" thread? [Re: Brad Hoehne]
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I have hundreds saved in Favorites. A few of them:

Achucarro plays Chopin Nocturne Op. 9 No.2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScVkvd9-N-g

Trifonov plays Trifonov
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvPfWzyZIO8&feature=related

Ginsburg plays Beethoven/Rubinstein/Ginsburg Turkish March
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhHxqfOJ2uc&feature=related

Plowright plays Bach/Fryer Sarabande from Cello Suite No.6
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITbcJMKVmts

De Larrocha plays Bach/Cohen Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jjjMGCl030

Andsnes plays Halvorsen/Andsnes Chant de Veslemoy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=288to6E5GDA

Mortensen plays Piazzolla/Mortensen Milonga del Angel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RLZBgLH7H8&feature=related

Hough plays Paderewski Nocturne
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsolZt7KYH4&feature=related

Gulda plays Gulda Aria
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4lllwIxebQ


Edited by pianoloverus (03/08/13 07:04 PM)

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#2045390 - 03/09/13 07:13 AM Re: How about a "my favorite piano on YouTube" thread? [Re: Brad Hoehne]
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Hi all,

Some examples of my current favorite piano on YouTube:







Someday...

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