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#2133155 - 08/15/13 04:43 AM Mary Siloti
Michael Sayers Offline
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Hi Everyone,

I would find it interesting to read some some thoughts on the recordings of Mary Siloti. Here we have:

an Anton Rubinstein Barcarolle
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6WLOybxBPw

the Schubert G-flat Major Impromptu Op. 90 No. 3
with significant alteration that begins at about 2:05
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ga9rB1bQBwk

and movement one of the Grieg concerto
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HAyTJCwKHs

M.


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#2133159 - 08/15/13 05:09 AM Re: Mary Siloti [Re: Michael Sayers]
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And for those who have not heard him here is Alexander Siloti playing. Maybe one day a record label will release all the home recordings, or perhaps they may otherwise find their way to youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJ6TCZH8uA0

M.

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#2133889 - 08/16/13 02:29 PM Re: Mary Siloti [Re: Michael Sayers]
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The opening of the g minor Barcarolle reminded me greatly of Tchaikovsky's piece(June?) from the Seasons in the same key.


Edited by pianoloverus (08/16/13 02:29 PM)

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#2133900 - 08/16/13 02:59 PM Re: Mary Siloti [Re: Michael Sayers]
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I love her expressive playing, listening to the Grieg concerto now.

I am a big Rachmaninoff fan, and so naturally anyone related to Alexander Siloti has my attention.

Also, people might enjoy hearing more recordings of Mary Siloti through here:

http://www.rachmaninoff.org/board/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=500

Thanks for sharing.

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#2134405 - 08/17/13 03:36 PM Re: Mary Siloti [Re: pianoloverus]
Michael Sayers Offline
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Originally Posted By: pianoloverus
The opening of the g minor Barcarolle reminded me greatly of Tchaikovsky's piece(June?) from the Seasons in the same key.


Yes, well, I suspect that the musical connection between Alexander Siloti and Tchaikovsky was more than with Siloti as just a music editor . . . as with the opening piano bars of Tchaikovsky's 1st piano concerto, there is a source somewhere which says this was Siloti's idea inspired off of one of the Anton Rubinstein piano concertos.

M.

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