Like a piano ought to sound.

Posted by: Bech

Like a piano ought to sound. - 11/18/12 09:01 PM

Just discovered Pianist James Rhodes awhile ago. Listened to about 4 other pianists play this piece and when I got to James I says to myself: "This is how a piano oughta sound."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwTJU8ga1zQ&feature=related

Have to spend more time listening to this artist.

Gave Valentina Lisitsa a fair chance with this piece and her Bosendorfer. Sounded very good but to my ears the treble of this piano is too mellow.

Seems as I continue to listen to concert pianists I grow more and more in favor of the Steinway sound.

Bech
Posted by: Cinnamonbear

Re: Like a piano ought to sound. - 11/18/12 09:29 PM

Hey, Bech--

Give us the other 4 links, please, so we can says to ourselves, too.

Thanks!

--Andy
Posted by: Cinnamonbear

Re: Like a piano ought to sound. - 11/18/12 09:53 PM

Originally Posted By: Bech
"This is how a piano oughta sound."


...I says to myself...

Ravel-Miroirs. 5. La Vallee des Cloches in Equal Beating Victorian Temperament III

Debussy--Relfets dans l'eau in Equal Beating Victorian Temperament III

Rachmaninoff--[Name that tune]--in EBVT III
Posted by: Cherub Rocker

Re: Like a piano ought to sound. - 11/18/12 10:36 PM

Originally Posted By: Bech
Seems as I continue to listen to concert pianists I grow more and more in favor of the Steinway sound.

Bech


Ah, yes. Especially the Hamburg Steinway (which is what this Rhodes guy is playing).
Posted by: Cherub Rocker

Re: Like a piano ought to sound. - 11/18/12 10:42 PM

Here's another pianist playing a Hamburg Steinway. I love his efficiency, no excessive movements.

Posted by: debrucey

Re: Like a piano ought to sound. - 11/19/12 03:47 AM

We have (had) the same teacher. *clang*

I quite like James Rhodes, but not this particular recording. The voicing is a bit all over the place.
Posted by: ClsscLib

Re: Like a piano ought to sound. - 11/19/12 01:33 PM

Who's the dude in the oversized photo, and why is it on stage?
Posted by: Cherub Rocker

Re: Like a piano ought to sound. - 11/19/12 02:57 PM

A former Moscow Conservatory faculty member perhaps? I love the playing, though!
Posted by: Cherub Rocker

Re: Like a piano ought to sound. - 11/19/12 03:02 PM

Another wonderful pianist, Vadim Rudenko.

Posted by: Tmoose

Re: Like a piano ought to sound. - 11/20/12 07:08 PM

The Debussy is stunning - who's playing it? And forgive me if it's you! Beautiful.