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#549112 - 12/21/07 04:35 PM What do you think of this performance?
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I think it's sublime(the performance and the piece). I felt like I had to share this with other members.

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#549113 - 12/21/07 05:41 PM Re: What do you think of this performance?
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#549114 - 12/21/07 07:44 PM Re: What do you think of this performance?
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What a wonderful touch.
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#549115 - 12/21/07 09:29 PM Re: What do you think of this performance?
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Gee, he makes it sound much better than when I play it! \:D

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#549116 - 12/22/07 11:58 AM Re: What do you think of this performance?
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Very wonderful performance with lots of expression in the right places. I've heard this piece murdered by so many pianists including Van Cliburn!


#549117 - 12/22/07 01:26 PM Re: What do you think of this performance?
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Beautiful piece and beautifully played. Shows that smaller pieces can be very effective when interpreted and performed beautifully.

#549118 - 12/22/07 03:16 PM Re: What do you think of this performance?
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Wow, don't know how I missed this video, being as big a Kissin fan as I am. Thanks for the link.

Nice, good to see his performance of the 2nd Liszt/Pag etude was also uploaded.
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#549119 - 12/22/07 04:10 PM Re: What do you think of this performance?
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His playing of the waltz is superb. I also like the video of his playing "Rage over a lost Penny. Gaby Tu

#549120 - 12/22/07 04:29 PM Re: What do you think of this performance?
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If you go to


you can see around 120 videos of Kissin. On page 7 is his legendary performance of the Chopin Concerto in e minor at the age of 11. Also, check out his performance of the Grunfeld transcription of Strauss waltzes.


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