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#2152328 - 09/17/13 05:15 PM Inspiring Waldstein interpretation (Horowitz)
Dwscamel Offline
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Maybe the best recording of this piece I've ever heard, both as a function of the musicality of the playing and the sound quality of the recording itself:

Shine on, you crazy, bowtie-loving diamond you smile.
Beethoven - Op.49 No.1 (sonata 19)
Czerny - Op.299 Nos. 5,7 (School of Velocity)
Liszt - S.172 No.2 (Consolation No.2)

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Rachmaninoff - Sonata 2, movement 2 in E minor

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#2152951 - 09/18/13 11:56 AM Re: Inspiring Waldstein interpretation (Horowitz) [Re: Dwscamel]
ando Offline
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Registered: 11/23/10
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Loc: Melbourne, Australia
My impressions of this recording: Love the dynamics and tone, troubled by some of the tempo changes. Felt strange at times, but also beautiful at times.

#2152987 - 09/18/13 01:09 PM Re: Inspiring Waldstein interpretation (Horowitz) [Re: Dwscamel]
Michael Sayers Offline
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Registered: 02/15/13
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That Horowitz recording is special - my favourite recording though is from one of Josef Hofmann's live Casimir Hall recitals:



#2153024 - 09/18/13 02:06 PM Re: Inspiring Waldstein interpretation (Horowitz) [Re: Dwscamel]
ando Offline
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One thing I think is undeniable is that these old recordings from this era have a certain charm that isn't present anymore on modern recordings. More adventurous.


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