Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
Latest Pianoteq add-on instrument: U4 upright piano
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
PianoSupplies.com (150)
Piano Accessories Music Related Gifts Piano Tuning Equipment Piano Moving Equipment
We now offer Gift Certificates in our online store!
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Piano
Quick Links to Useful Stuff
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano Accessories
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Page 3 of 3 < 1 2 3
Topic Options
#2264272 - 04/19/14 07:28 PM Re: Bach - Chorales 8 + 170 [Re: Louis Podesta]
carey Online   content
6000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/13/05
Posts: 6213
Loc: Phoenix, Arizona
Originally Posted By: Louis Podesta
Originally Posted By: carey
And the first performer was....(from Wikipedia)

"Silvio Vittore Alberto Scionti (born 20 November 1882; d 22 May 1973) was an Italian-born American pianist and teacher. Born in Acireale, Sicily, he trained at the Royal Conservatory in Naples. He eventually settled in the United States, teaching at the American Conservatory of Music, the Chicago Musical College, and the University of North Texas College of Music from 1942 to 1953, and privately in the Dallas area. He performed as a soloist numerous times with the Chicago and Minneapolis orchestras, and frequently gave recitals. After 1935, he and his wife Isabel toured Europe, Mexico, and the United States. He also recorded a handful of piano rolls."

Scionti's students included Ivan Davis and Jack Roberts, both of whom studied with him in the late 1940s. (Louis and I studied with Roberts at UNT in the early 1970's).

Louis - It was fun to hear this !! Thanks for sharing !!


With all due respect to my dear friend Carey, Silvio Scionti was listed as a somewhat faculty member in literature associated with North Texas State University," (as it was known at that time) until the day he died (from 1953 until 1973).

They actually used to wheel him in his wheel chair through the back door of this enormous music school for a special lesson. One of those lessons was Miss America, Phyllis George, who used to list him in her bio as her major teacher.


You're bringing back lots of memories Louis !! grin You are indeed correct about Scionti's continuing "connection" to NTSU well after he stopped teaching there full time in 1953. I recall that I gave my Master's Recital at NTSU about five weeks before Scionti passed away.


Edited by carey (04/19/14 07:28 PM)
_________________________
YouTube channel - http://www.youtube.com/user/pianophilo

Top
#2264696 - 04/20/14 07:48 PM Re: Bach - Chorales 8 + 170 [Re: Polyphonist]
RachFan Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/02/03
Posts: 1329
Loc: Maine, U.S.
Hi Polyphonist,

I just listened to your two Bach Chorales. You articulate them very well, they flow nicely, and you play them with expression too. Very nice!

David

Top
#2265289 - 04/22/14 12:57 PM Re: Bach - Chorales 8 + 170 [Re: Polyphonist]
WellTemperedPizza Offline
Full Member

Registered: 05/26/13
Posts: 56
Loc: London, UK
I very much enjoyed listening to these recordings (I'm less familiar with the chorales than other areas of Bach's music, but I often hear them praised) and would encourage Polyphonist to submit more!

Top
#2265434 - 04/22/14 06:19 PM Re: Bach - Chorales 8 + 170 [Re: WellTemperedPizza]
Louis Podesta Online   content
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/05/13
Posts: 673
Originally Posted By: WellTemperedPizza
I very much enjoyed listening to these recordings (I'm less familiar with the chorales than other areas of Bach's music, but I often hear them praised) and would encourage Polyphonist to submit more!

I second the motion. Every freshman theory student is forced to listen to some TA bang through these in order to teach four part harmony.

Would it not be great if we heard more of them professionally played, again!

Top
#2266678 - 04/24/14 11:56 PM Re: Bach - Chorales 8 + 170 [Re: Polyphonist]
TwoSnowflakes Online   blank
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/15/12
Posts: 1040
I have some constructive criticism: they were too short. I was just settling in for some thoroughly enjoyable Bach and then it was all over.

I encourage you to post more recordings.
_________________________
Currently:
Bach, French Suites, No. 3 BWV 814
Brahms, Op. 118 No. 2 Intermezzo A major
Chopin, Mazurka Op. 67 No.4
With the pedal I love to meddle; When Paderewski comes this way... -Irving Berlin

Top
#2267111 - 04/25/14 07:30 PM Re: Bach - Chorales 8 + 170 [Re: TwoSnowflakes]
Louis Podesta Online   content
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/05/13
Posts: 673
Originally Posted By: TwoSnowflakes
I have some constructive criticism: they were too short. I was just settling in for some thoroughly enjoyable Bach and then it was all over.

I encourage you to post more recordings.

Thank you for asking. There were 371 Chorales, which somewhat answers your question regarding brevity.

They were not written for the Hammerklavier, and the OP should be applauded for taking the courage and insight for recording and presenting these (especially with authentic expressive stylistic devices).

Top
#2269235 - 04/30/14 07:02 PM Re: Bach - Chorales 8 + 170 [Re: Polyphonist]
DonaldLee Online   content
Full Member

Registered: 03/14/11
Posts: 143
Poly,

These were lovely. You made the voices sing so well. They made me smile =)

Donald
_________________________
Currently working on:
Brahms Op. 118
Mozart Sonata K. 576
Bach Prelude and Fugue in b-flat minor (WTC Book I)
Balikerev Islamey



Top
#2290308 - 06/16/14 03:29 AM Re: Bach - Chorales 8 + 170 [Re: Louis Podesta]
Michael Sayers Online   content
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/15/13
Posts: 876
Loc: Stockholms lšn, Sverige
Originally Posted By: Louis Podesta

More importantly, if any piano major got up in a Jury and did this, they would be given a grade of "C" and disqualified as a major. In that there are 644 U.S. accredited college/university music schools by the NAMS, this is the point, people!

Hi Louis, I don't think you give piano professors enough credit. I can't imagine any of them having an issue with the playing in these two chorale recordings - of course what we are hearing is the playing of a grown man with an artistically mature style, not a 17 or 18 year old who they would feel needs to be taught and meticulously so. If a student has a liberated, self-directed style of play, then what is the function of the teacher? I had one piano professor who didn't mind, but in consequence all he could do every week was sit back and watch.

Polyphonist: your playing of these has a tremendous sense of presence and quietude, I would love to hear more of the 371 under your hands.

Top
Page 3 of 3 < 1 2 3

Moderator:  Kreisler 
What's Hot!!
Our latest Issue is available now...
Piano News - Interesting & Fun Piano Related Newsletter! (free)
-------------------
HOW TO POST PICTURES on the Piano Forums
-------------------
Sharing is Caring!
About the Buttons
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Knabe Pianos
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
150 registered (accordeur, Abby Pianoman, A Guy, 36251, 50 invisible), 1800 Guests and 18 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
75560 Members
42 Forums
156227 Topics
2294413 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Questioning the Wisdom of Heavy Actions
by Dwscamel
07/28/14 12:52 PM
What do you think made you passionate about music/pianos?
by Spuds
07/28/14 11:45 AM
Tune lab question
by RonTuner
07/28/14 11:32 AM
What IS this song? (And yes, I mean "song"!)
by TwoSnowflakes
07/28/14 09:35 AM
Kawai Cp200 repair needed
by Walks
07/28/14 08:52 AM
(ads by Google)

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission