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#2220895 - 01/26/14 05:57 AM Please can you recommend me some recordings?
Immortal Beloved Offline
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Hello
Please can you recommend me some recordings of the following pieces:
Chopin Études
Liszt Paganini Études
J.S. Bach Well-Tempered Clavier
Thank you very much. smile
Phil
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#2220936 - 01/26/14 08:24 AM Re: Please can you recommend me some recordings? [Re: Immortal Beloved]
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How long is a piece of string? grin

Or what are your preferences?

Especially for the Chopin Études. There're any number of exceptional recordings, but let me point out a couple - Maurizio Pollini's two recordings show a rigorous and unsentimental side to Chopin (and his are probably the most technically exact of readings). The other side of the coin is the newest, by the new kid on the block Jan Lisiecki, who was all of 18 when he recorded the Études last year. His playing is more pliant and concentrates more on the poetic side of Chopin than Pollini, who is more overtly virtuosic.

As for Liszt's Paganini Études, you can't go wrong with Marc-André Hamelin.

And for the WTC, again, you have any number of recordings to choose from (among piano versions, which I presume is what you're after). Personally, I like Angela Hewitt's two versions - the first played on Steinway, the second on Fazioli. Choose your piano....... wink
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#2221011 - 01/26/14 05:21 PM Re: Please can you recommend me some recordings? [Re: bennevis]
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Originally Posted By: bennevis
As for Liszt's Paganini Études, you can't go wrong with Marc-André Hamelin.

And don't forget Hamelin's masterful recording of the complete Chopin-Godowsky etudes for Hyperion, which David Dubal says every pianist should own.
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#2221016 - 01/26/14 05:53 PM Re: Please can you recommend me some recordings? [Re: Immortal Beloved]
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I'm a fan of Pollini with Chopin's etudes, and Hamelin playing the Chopin-Godowsky etudes is a must-have.

I also second Hamelin with the Liszt-Paganini etudes.

And I also second Hewitt for the WTC.

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#2221018 - 01/26/14 05:55 PM Re: Please can you recommend me some recordings? [Re: Immortal Beloved]
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Bach -andras schiff
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#2221048 - 01/26/14 06:38 PM Re: Please can you recommend me some recordings? [Re: Immortal Beloved]
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Chopin Études - another vote for Pollini
Liszt Paganini Études - Haven't heard much but I always prefer Jorge Bolet in Liszt
J.S. Bach Well-Tempered Clavier - Typically prefer Gould for Bach.

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#2221180 - 01/26/14 10:36 PM Re: Please can you recommend me some recordings? [Re: Immortal Beloved]
Eldridge Offline
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Liszt: Leslie Howard or Andre Watts
Chopin: No one beats Pollini, but for contrast try Cortot and Lugansky.
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#2230071 - 02/12/14 12:58 AM Re: Please can you recommend me some recordings? [Re: Immortal Beloved]
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Chopin Etudes: I have to give a recommendation for Vlado Perlemuter
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#2230083 - 02/12/14 01:12 AM Re: Please can you recommend me some recordings? [Re: Immortal Beloved]
Roland The Beagle Offline
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Loc: California
Bach - András Schiff, Glenn Gould, Rosalyn Tureck

and of course, my teacher Lois Roberts laugh. Her live recordings can only be found in our library archives I'm afraid...except for a few gems ripped by her students and fans.

https://soundcloud.com/cgobeille/lois-roberts-plays-bach
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#2231034 - 02/13/14 03:17 PM Re: Please can you recommend me some recordings? [Re: Immortal Beloved]
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Chopin etudes: Adam Harasiewicz
Liszt-Paganini: France Clidat
Bach WTK: Sviatoslav Richter
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#2231222 - 02/13/14 10:48 PM Re: Please can you recommend me some recordings? [Re: Immortal Beloved]
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Chopin - Anievas
Liszt - Watts
Bach - Gould
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#2231228 - 02/13/14 11:07 PM Re: Please can you recommend me some recordings? [Re: bennevis]
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Loc: Seattle area, WA
Originally Posted By: bennevis
How long is a piece of string? grin
I love that expression and am going to use it!
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#2231233 - 02/13/14 11:21 PM Re: Please can you recommend me some recordings? [Re: Immortal Beloved]
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I know how long a piece of string is. It's the same length as a piece of rope.
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#2231234 - 02/13/14 11:21 PM Re: Please can you recommend me some recordings? [Re: Immortal Beloved]
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For Chopin I would take all the ones Horowitz did first, then fill in the rest with Ashkenazy.
For the Liszt, Gary Graffman.
Bach - ?
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