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#1988301 - 11/18/12 09:01 PM Like a piano ought to sound.
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Registered: 03/24/10
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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


Edited by Bech (11/18/12 09:01 PM)
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#1988307 - 11/18/12 09:29 PM Re: Like a piano ought to sound. [Re: Bech]
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Hey, Bech--

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

Thanks!

--Andy
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#1988316 - 11/18/12 09:53 PM Re: Like a piano ought to sound. [Re: Bech]
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#1988320 - 11/18/12 10:36 PM Re: Like a piano ought to sound. [Re: Bech]
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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).

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#1988322 - 11/18/12 10:42 PM Re: Like a piano ought to sound. [Re: Bech]
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Here's another pianist playing a Hamburg Steinway. I love his efficiency, no excessive movements.


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#1988375 - 11/19/12 03:47 AM Re: Like a piano ought to sound. [Re: Bech]
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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.


Edited by debrucey (11/19/12 03:49 AM)

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#1988544 - 11/19/12 01:33 PM Re: Like a piano ought to sound. [Re: debrucey]
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Who's the dude in the oversized photo, and why is it on stage?
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#1988578 - 11/19/12 02:57 PM Re: Like a piano ought to sound. [Re: Bech]
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A former Moscow Conservatory faculty member perhaps? I love the playing, though!

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#1988581 - 11/19/12 03:02 PM Re: Like a piano ought to sound. [Re: Bech]
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Another wonderful pianist, Vadim Rudenko.


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#1989061 - 11/20/12 07:08 PM Re: Like a piano ought to sound. [Re: Cinnamonbear]
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The Debussy is stunning - who's playing it? And forgive me if it's you! Beautiful.
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