Brahms op. 118/2, 118/3, 118/4, Rachmaninoff 23/10 videos

Posted by: Pogorelich.

Brahms op. 118/2, 118/3, 118/4, Rachmaninoff 23/10 videos - 05/13/12 10:32 AM

Some videos from a recital few months ago

118/2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmArlFrs3kI&feature=channel&list=UL

118/3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEnxn2J_q-k&feature=relmfu

118/4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1TWJJVHtuQ&feature=relmfu

Rachmaninoff Prelude 23/10
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZCrv7LlVbA&feature=relmfu

Just wanted to share. I'm finally starting to build a youtube channel, and will be adding more videos in the next few weeks!

P.S. sorry about the darkness, I hate bright lights on stage, but I probably overdid it a little.....
Posted by: Marzeline

Re: Brahms op. 118/2, 118/3, 118/4, Rachmaninoff 23/10 videos - 05/13/12 10:50 AM

Thank you dear smile
Posted by: Nikolas

Re: Brahms op. 118/2, 118/3, 118/4, Rachmaninoff 23/10 videos - 05/13/12 10:53 AM

Darling,

The interemzzo sounds lovely and you look beautiful! I can't listen to anything else right now, but I promise you (and myself) to come back later. I have so many scores to edit that I'll need the beautiful sound of your recordings! smile

Thanks for (finally) sharring...

Nikolas
Posted by: pianoloverus

Re: Brahms op. 118/2, 118/3, 118/4, Rachmaninoff 23/10 videos - 05/13/12 02:24 PM

Since these are quite well known pieces, it takes a very beautiful performance to hold my interest. You succeeded in doing that!
Posted by: Orange Soda King

Re: Brahms op. 118/2, 118/3, 118/4, Rachmaninoff 23/10 videos - 05/13/12 06:48 PM

Great!! I subscribed. smile
Posted by: Damon

Re: Brahms op. 118/2, 118/3, 118/4, Rachmaninoff 23/10 videos - 05/13/12 10:18 PM

Me too! More Brahms!!
Posted by: stores

Re: Brahms op. 118/2, 118/3, 118/4, Rachmaninoff 23/10 videos - 05/14/12 04:56 AM

Outstanding!!! Bravo!!!
Posted by: Sam Rose

Re: Brahms op. 118/2, 118/3, 118/4, Rachmaninoff 23/10 videos - 05/14/12 08:45 AM

I'm not familiar with these pieces because I'm a classical music boor, but you sure can play! I hope you put up some Chopin, which I'd be more likely to know. Please? laugh
Posted by: GeorgeB

Re: Brahms op. 118/2, 118/3, 118/4, Rachmaninoff 23/10 videos - 05/14/12 08:55 AM

You need to start making a YouTube name. You could rival Lola in terms of looks and Lisitsa in terms of playing. Double win for you.
Posted by: stores

Re: Brahms op. 118/2, 118/3, 118/4, Rachmaninoff 23/10 videos - 05/14/12 12:00 PM

Originally Posted By: GeorgeB
You need to start making a YouTube name. You could rival Lola in terms of looks and Lisitsa in terms of playing. Double win for you.


You might be in trouble here, George. Just sayin'.
Posted by: Cinnamonbear

Re: Brahms op. 118/2, 118/3, 118/4, Rachmaninoff 23/10 videos - 05/14/12 12:04 PM

Originally Posted By: stores
Originally Posted By: GeorgeB
You need to start making a YouTube name. You could rival Lola in terms of looks and Lisitsa in terms of playing. Double win for you.


You might be in trouble here, George. Just sayin'.


No kidding. I'm glad Angelina is... well... Angelina. wink
Posted by: Mark_C

Re: Brahms op. 118/2, 118/3, 118/4, Rachmaninoff 23/10 videos - 05/14/12 01:05 PM

Pogo: In addition to all else, you have such a wonderful way with rhythm and tone. The rhythm thing is so remarkable -- so flexible and tasteful. Like, the way you often stretch melody notes, lovingly lingering, and without losing the basic pulse, and sounding so natural, never artificial or forced. It's musical sorcery at its best. I feel it to this extent in very few pianists, and you've got it.
Posted by: Hakki

Re: Brahms op. 118/2, 118/3, 118/4, Rachmaninoff 23/10 videos - 05/14/12 01:16 PM

Beautiful! Just beautiful.

Thanks for sharing.

regards,
Posted by: Pogorelich.

Re: Brahms op. 118/2, 118/3, 118/4, Rachmaninoff 23/10 videos - 05/14/12 01:33 PM

Originally Posted By: Cinnamonbear
Originally Posted By: stores
Originally Posted By: GeorgeB
You need to start making a YouTube name. You could rival Lola in terms of looks and Lisitsa in terms of playing. Double win for you.


You might be in trouble here, George. Just sayin'.


No kidding. I'm glad Angelina is... well... Angelina. wink


I'm so confused!?? What trouble??

Thanks all for such nice responses. I wish I played with more exaggerated contrast... A lot of things we think we're doing and they don't come through... But some things worked I guess!
Posted by: Pogorelich.

Re: Brahms op. 118/2, 118/3, 118/4, Rachmaninoff 23/10 videos - 05/14/12 01:36 PM

Originally Posted By: Sam Rose
I'm not familiar with these pieces because I'm a classical music boor, but you sure can play! I hope you put up some Chopin, which I'd be more likely to know. Please? laugh


Sorry, I don't play Chopin anymore - but I have part of the 2nd concerto with orchestra in my channel.
Posted by: lilylady

Re: Brahms op. 118/2, 118/3, 118/4, Rachmaninoff 23/10 videos - 05/14/12 01:39 PM

Just listening to 118/2.

My type of interpretation! Very nice.

Not rushed. Each important phrase sung. Notes lingered. Anticipation of the next note.

I am so glad that I tuned in.

I felt the passion of Brahms.
Posted by: LadyChen

Re: Brahms op. 118/2, 118/3, 118/4, Rachmaninoff 23/10 videos - 05/14/12 05:38 PM

Love the Rachmaninoff (will listen to the others later) -- thanks for sharing! You have a beautiful phrasing and I enjoyed your interpretation.
Posted by: Elizabeth_Bennet

Re: Brahms op. 118/2, 118/3, 118/4, Rachmaninoff 23/10 videos - 05/14/12 07:54 PM

This is extraordinary playing! The Brahms is so beautiful - I love the way you shape your phrases. Lovely attention to inner voices and excellent voicing.

I'm so happy to see someone playing Brahms instead of Chopin... I'm so sick of hearing Chopin.
Posted by: Damon

Re: Brahms op. 118/2, 118/3, 118/4, Rachmaninoff 23/10 videos - 05/14/12 07:57 PM

Originally Posted By: Elizabeth_Bennet

I'm so happy to see someone playing Brahms instead of Chopin... I'm so sick of hearing Chopin.


+ a trillion.
Posted by: Mark_C

Re: Brahms op. 118/2, 118/3, 118/4, Rachmaninoff 23/10 videos - 05/14/12 08:43 PM

Originally Posted By: Damon
Originally Posted By: Elizabeth_Bennet
....I'm so sick of hearing Chopin.
+ a trillion.

minus double that (whatever double a trillion would be) ha
Posted by: stores

Re: Brahms op. 118/2, 118/3, 118/4, Rachmaninoff 23/10 videos - 05/14/12 08:48 PM

Originally Posted By: Elizabeth_Bennet
I'm so sick of hearing Chopin.


I love him, but I have to admit I feel the same.
Posted by: Sam Rose

Re: Brahms op. 118/2, 118/3, 118/4, Rachmaninoff 23/10 videos - 05/14/12 08:58 PM

It's sad that some of you are sick of him, but he does get a very disproportionate share of the posts here. As far as I'm concerned, that's not a problem though smile

It may be a lack of musical maturity (it probably is), but I would trade a lot of other music (I don't want to mention names) for another ballade by Chopin. BLASPHEMY, right?
Posted by: Mark_C

Re: Brahms op. 118/2, 118/3, 118/4, Rachmaninoff 23/10 videos - 05/14/12 09:06 PM

Originally Posted By: Sam Rose
....It may be a lack of musical maturity (it probably is), but I would trade a lot of other music (I don't want to mention names) for another ballade by Chopin....

Very big of you to be so open-minded. smile

But have no fear! thumb


(signed, fellow immature lover of Chopin grin
Posted by: Orange Soda King

Re: Brahms op. 118/2, 118/3, 118/4, Rachmaninoff 23/10 videos - 05/14/12 09:43 PM

As long as it's played well, I almost don't mind which composer performers play. I would have no problem going to an all-Chopin recital, although I would get kind of annoyed if it included lots of etudes.

2nd sonata? 3rd sonata? 4 Ballades? Those are undeniable masterpieces (yes, I really like the 3rd Ballade and think it's fantastic), and my favorite of all of those is the 2nd sonata. smile
Posted by: Damon

Re: Brahms op. 118/2, 118/3, 118/4, Rachmaninoff 23/10 videos - 05/14/12 10:45 PM

Originally Posted By: Orange Soda King

2nd sonata? 3rd sonata? 4 Ballades? Those are undeniable masterpieces (yes, I really like the 3rd Ballade and think it's fantastic), and my favorite of all of those is the 2nd sonata. smile


I really like Op.10-3 too, but my favorite Ballade is Op.10-4. Also, I'm kind of partial to the 3rd sonata (op. 5), but there's some good stuff in the second one. smile
Posted by: Mark_C

Re: Brahms op. 118/2, 118/3, 118/4, Rachmaninoff 23/10 videos - 05/14/12 10:53 PM

Originally Posted By: Damon
I really like Op.10-3 too, but my favorite Ballade is Op.10-4. Also, I'm kind of partial to the 3rd sonata (op. 5), but there's some good stuff in the second one. smile

(Damon uses his own opus numbering.) grin
Posted by: Damon

Re: Brahms op. 118/2, 118/3, 118/4, Rachmaninoff 23/10 videos - 05/14/12 11:18 PM

Originally Posted By: Mark_C
Originally Posted By: Damon
I really like Op.10-3 too, but my favorite Ballade is Op.10-4. Also, I'm kind of partial to the 3rd sonata (op. 5), but there's some good stuff in the second one. smile

(Damon uses his own opus numbering.) grin


I'm pretty sure those are correct. (as long as we're talking about Brahms)
Posted by: Mark_C

Re: Brahms op. 118/2, 118/3, 118/4, Rachmaninoff 23/10 videos - 05/15/12 12:01 AM

Originally Posted By: Damon
I'm pretty sure those are correct. (as long as we're talking about Brahms)

OHHHHH!!!!


(Somebody didn't get that. smile
Posted by: wower

Re: Brahms op. 118/2, 118/3, 118/4, Rachmaninoff 23/10 videos - 05/15/12 01:38 AM

I watched all three. Great! Thanks for posting these.
Posted by: Sam Rose

Re: Brahms op. 118/2, 118/3, 118/4, Rachmaninoff 23/10 videos - 05/15/12 01:48 AM

Originally Posted By: Mark_C
Originally Posted By: Damon
I'm pretty sure those are correct. (as long as we're talking about Brahms)

OHHHHH!!!!


(Somebody didn't get that. smile


I got it before I even got to the punchline, and I don't know a single Brahms piece wink
Posted by: jnod

Re: Brahms op. 118/2, 118/3, 118/4, Rachmaninoff 23/10 videos - 05/31/12 09:17 PM

Originally Posted By: Pogorelich.
Some videos from a recital few months ago

118/2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmArlFrs3kI&feature=channel&list=UL

118/3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEnxn2J_q-k&feature=relmfu

118/4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1TWJJVHtuQ&feature=relmfu

Rachmaninoff Prelude 23/10
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZCrv7LlVbA&feature=relmfu

Just wanted to share. I'm finally starting to build a youtube channel, and will be adding more videos in the next few weeks!

P.S. sorry about the darkness, I hate bright lights on stage, but I probably overdid it a little.....


Outstanding! Also, not to be a pedestrian low life (though, no apologies either) but I also *really* like the Zep material at the tail end of your site. 'C'mon Everybody' + Peanuts in particular. I know a guy who saw LZ play at the Filmore East in San Francisco in 1970. He's now a kind of bagged out chemist in his 60s but that just goes to show that you should never underestimate anyone.
Posted by: P I A N O piano

Re: Brahms op. 118/2, 118/3, 118/4, Rachmaninoff 23/10 videos - 06/01/12 10:25 PM

I enjoyed these very much... such texture with such voice! Love everything about it. I am thrilled for you and your future!! You inspire me to improve and practice!! haha! Congratulations! smile
Posted by: Pogorelich.

Re: Brahms op. 118/2, 118/3, 118/4, Rachmaninoff 23/10 videos - 06/07/12 01:07 AM

thanks =)

funny, jnod posted at the exact same time I was giving another recital at the same venue as the posted videos..... haha!
Posted by: slava_richter

Re: Brahms op. 118/2, 118/3, 118/4, Rachmaninoff 23/10 videos - 06/21/12 12:54 PM

Wow, these are truly excellent!! I really didn't expect such wonderful performances. This is what I would expect from a professional concert pianist, and even then, I think these performances are better than most that I've heard even by professionals (or am I mistaken in thinking that you are an amateur or student?). And that's saying a lot, since my gold standards for the Brahms Op. 118 are Katchen and Richter (although he didn't record them all). My only criticism: you didn't play my favorite ones, No. 5 and 6. From what I heard, I think you would do an excellent job with No. 5.

Do you play any of the Brahms sonatas? I think you would do a very good job with them as well. Brahms is my favorite composer, and it's rare that a student or amateur plays him as well as you do (or plays him at all).

This is off topic, but your signature makes me think of Joseph Joachim's motto "Frei Aber Einsam" (free but lonely).
Posted by: Pogorelich.

Re: Brahms op. 118/2, 118/3, 118/4, Rachmaninoff 23/10 videos - 06/21/12 07:02 PM

Oh wow, thank you... I am a student =)

No, no Brahms sonatas yet.. I'm playing the 1st trio at the moment, and the d minor violin sonata soon. I did play 5 and 6 (and 1), but wasn't happy with how I did 5, and the recording of 6 screwed up (half of it was buzzing).

Thank you so much for listening. And yes, "Frei Aber Einsam" is another one of my mottos =)
Posted by: Orange Soda King

Re: Brahms op. 118/2, 118/3, 118/4, Rachmaninoff 23/10 videos - 06/21/12 07:15 PM

Ohhh, the D minor violin sonata is fantastic!!
Posted by: slava_richter

Re: Brahms op. 118/2, 118/3, 118/4, Rachmaninoff 23/10 videos - 06/22/12 09:47 AM

Yes, the D-minor violin sonata is fantastic, as are all his chamber works.

I wish you the best of luck in your future. Based on these recordings, I can say that you're a very sensitive and intelligent pianist.

Just don't take Joachim's motto seriously for too long wink Being alone is perfectly enjoyable when you're 25, but not so much when you're 35 or 45.
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: Brahms op. 118/2, 118/3, 118/4, Rachmaninoff 23/10 videos - 06/22/12 04:46 PM

Superb playing; thank you for sharing. smile
Posted by: Pogorelich.

Re: Brahms op. 118/2, 118/3, 118/4, Rachmaninoff 23/10 videos - 06/23/12 09:10 PM

Originally Posted By: slava_richter
Yes, the D-minor violin sonata is fantastic, as are all his chamber works.

I wish you the best of luck in your future. Based on these recordings, I can say that you're a very sensitive and intelligent pianist.

Just don't take Joachim's motto seriously for too long wink Being alone is perfectly enjoyable when you're 25, but not so much when you're 35 or 45.


I see... not 25 yet though... I guess I have a few years to enjoy hahaha =)
Posted by: Emanuel Ravelli

Re: Brahms op. 118/2, 118/3, 118/4, Rachmaninoff 23/10 videos - 07/17/12 08:55 AM

118/2 is my favorite piece of music in any form, and yours is now one of my favorite interpretations. I listened to the videos of Kissin and Lugansky playing the same piece, and I liked yours better than both of theirs. Especially in comparison to Kissin, whose dirge-like tempo and self-indulgent lingering at many of the most beautiful moments obscure the basic rhythmic pulse of the piece. (One can almost hear the little voice in his head saying "Wait for it, wait for it" . . . ugh.) Your tempi, phrasing, dynamics and the wonderful singing melodic line, on the other hand, seemed nearly perfect to me. The only way in which Kissin does it better is his skillful emphasis on the subtle, gorgeous inner voices.

I think a fine career in music lies ahead for you. The world needs to hear more from you. Keep posting to YouTube -- please.
Posted by: pianoloverus

Re: Brahms op. 118/2, 118/3, 118/4, Rachmaninoff 23/10 videos - 07/17/12 09:27 AM

Originally Posted By: Emanuel Ravelli
... I liked yours better than both of theirs. Especially in comparison to Kissin, whose dirge-like tempo and self-indulgent lingering at many of the most beautiful moments obscure the basic rhythmic pulse of the piece. (One can almost hear the little voice in his head saying "Wait for it, wait for it" . . . ugh.)
I think great artists choose their tempos for reasons other than self indulgence or little voices inside their head. One may choose to differ with their choices but questioning their motives I find cynical.
Posted by: Emanuel Ravelli

Re: Brahms op. 118/2, 118/3, 118/4, Rachmaninoff 23/10 videos - 07/17/12 10:46 PM

You're right. I've heard Kissin live several times, and "great artist" may be an understatement. I think it's clear I disliked his interpretation of the Brahms, but that could have been communicated just as well without the pejoratives.
Posted by: MiaoW

Re: Brahms op. 118/2, 118/3, 118/4, Rachmaninoff 23/10 videos - 07/24/12 01:16 PM

I like your Brahms very much !

Thanks for posting them!
Posted by: ruvido

Re: Brahms op. 118/2, 118/3, 118/4, Rachmaninoff 23/10 videos - 07/27/12 08:33 PM

Very beautiful playing of the Op. 118/2! Your phrasing and use of rubato was just utterly... delicious.
Posted by: Derulux

Re: Brahms op. 118/2, 118/3, 118/4, Rachmaninoff 23/10 videos - 07/27/12 08:53 PM

I have not listened to the Brahms yet, but 23/10 is my absolute favorite of Rachmaninoff's preludes, and you played this marvelously. Do you play any others? smile