....In this Zimerman video....
I almost was gonna kick your butt for posting a video!
(It would have been a joke.)
Nice to hear someone agrees with what I said on the other thread.
I really don't see how anyone but a world class pianist could be insulted if someone implied that someone like Zimerman played the piece better than they did along with some specific comments about what to listen for in terms of the difference....
I continue to be surprised that you don't seem to grasp or recognize some distinctions.
First of all and mainly, there's a huge difference when the player himself
posts a recording of someone else's playing. That seems so obvious that I won't elaborate at all. I figure that you just overlooked it for some reason.
And, the problem with people posting videos isn't just that there's an "insult"; it's that doing it is a distraction from the focus on the person who has posted the performance.
Finally, people who post such recordings usually don't
give "some specific comments about what to listen for in terms of the difference." When someone does do that, those of us who disagree with you about this thing wouldn't disagree as much, and sometimes not at all, depending on the exact context and how it's done.
I remind you again how incredibly arrogant and obnoxious comments like "you don't seem to grasp..." are. You never for a second consider the possibility that it's you who fail to grasp something. Even more so when preceded the sarcastic "I am continually surprised". How could you be surprised by my comment...it was the same as before?
Even if, for the sake of argument, you were 100% correct your comments would be arrogant because of your tone. Then you assume by writing a lot of nonsense after saying the above that this is some convincing argument to back up your claim. The OP in this thread agrees with me about the value of posting a video by those commenting on a performance.
"In my opinion, if a video or recording like this is shared to underline a specific point of discussion (e.g. here, the evenness and unobtrusiveness of accompaniment) within a constructive and helpful context, it can add to the usefulness of feedback." Finally, in the thread about the Chopin nocturne the poster of the professional video made very specific comments about the performance before posting a video.
You might disagree with what Louis said about the Nocturne performance but that is a separate issue. Despite your claim otherwise, I think it's obvious that your complaining in that thread had a lot more to do with your endless badgering of Louis from almost the first post he made here. There was barely a single post he made where you didn't go to great lengths to try and discredit him. This continued even after he revealed some personal problems.
None of this is or has ever been about the simplistic and rude approach like "You're terrible and you can listen to this video to see how it's supposed to go" that some people seem to think it is.
I have, on occasion, posted some recording(s) that I think would help someone to improve their playing and have never gotten a single complaint.