What is your favorite recording from this past week?

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What have you been listening to this past week? Share below so we can hear and learn some new music!

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  • I will kick things off!

    I really have enjoyed listening to my favorite Baroque Violinist: Giuliano Carmignola in Vivaldi's 4 seasons. The Orchestra and him are so in sync!

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    • Here is the complete Vivaldi recording Mix he has done for Sony. Unbelievable sense of dynamics, articulation, vibrato, non-vibrato, expression, tempo, and feelings.

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  • This is first of four piano pieces that draw me back continually!  I have both the Liszt and Schubert Standchens and I switch between the two when attempting to get the music off the page!  We could do with a session on how to do hands on top of each other and pedalling staccato?

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlTTgJau33Q&list=RDSlTTgJau33Q&start_radio=1

     

    Roy

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  • 2nd piece - Alfred Brendel's - the Wanderer Fantasy

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAnhIV8wzw0&t=36s

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  • 3rd piece - Martha Argerich.  I was obsessed with two female artists in the 1960's: Nina Simone and Martha Argerich!  Chopin's 1st Piano Concerto.

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUTFVNAa2_E&t=860s

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  • 4th piece the Schubert 4-hander - the Fantasy in F minor.   I will catch up on TB at the weekend.  The session on this was too late for me [to be awake!]  Again, I want to know how to pedal this!

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyjzqPPXDcw

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  • OK - a 5th entry!

     

    Argerich and Eduardo Delgardo

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLAYqhxWiGk

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  • Can't resist.  Personal favourites  Radu Lupu and Murray Perahia

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YGJcEbAcYk

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  • OK enough - but Sondheim is our Mozart!

     

    Elaine Stritch [I'm still here!] and Patti Lupone [the Ladies Who Lunch]

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Xz1TUgdG6A

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTsuK_HGFJg

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      • Gail Starr
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      • 4 mths ago
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      Roy James-Pike I am SUCH a Sondheim fan.  I wish he wrote some solo piano works.  Maybe somebody has transcribed some?

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    • Gail Starr There are lots of arrangements that are available on line - usually with the vocal lines included, of course, but sometimes for solo piano.  That could be a good place to start, although the prices are quite high when the risk is that it might not be quite what was expected.  I just had a look around.  They're not available for free download.  I think it's worth a trip to an old-fashioned music shop to see what's available before purchasing. 

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      • Gail Starr
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      Roy James-Pike  I had never even looked for any, so I鈥檒l start searching! Thank you!

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    • Gail Starr check out the liaisons project!

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  • I have been listening to a lot of Scarlatti recently.  This week I have been watching this recording by Lucas Debargue on repeat. I love his clarity, energy and the ornamentations he has added.

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  • 50th anniversary of Keith Jarrett鈥檚 first solo album Facing You.

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  • I have listened to and practiced Kreisler Vaneyev-prelude & allegro the style of Pugnani-Piano

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    • Anthony Miyake
    • Work with numbers and statistics, but music is my true passion. Piano hobbyist.
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    Here's a video I've been watching this week.  First came across the piece from Yo-Yo Ma's audiobook "Beginner's Mind".  The opening improvisations on guitar and accordion are quite interesting.  I've never seen an accordion player "jam" like that before.

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    • Anthony Miyake the accordions used in tango are usually bandone贸ns.  It is central to the small orchestras that played tango music originally.

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  • I was in folk music mode last week, and started to revive my playing of Bartok鈥檚 6 Rumanian Dances and came across the original field recordings of the folk tunes. I was awe struck how his writing was truly an authentic recreation of folk music in a modern idiom! 

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      • Denise
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      Ching Lee Goh  I just played through them this week. I enjoyed learning them years ago. Interesting recording!!!!

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  • Ahh - what a nice question, thanks Dominic.  After the Chopin masterclasses (I was really so taken away but that tip on the Barcarolle pedalling from ....(??) Dunn, following the Chopin marking, but then it sounded like he suggested a finger pedal) - got a bit chopin-crazy (I know - yawn - but I haven't listened to it for some time, so re-discovered in a way).  Listened to Louis Lortie's recordings - the scherzos, ballades and impromptus with nocturnes in-between.  Really liked Scherzo 1 (and then downloaded the Ivo Pogorelich version of it - which is quite different).

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    • Denise
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    As I am learning Schubert's Impromptu Opus 142 No 3 B flat Major (Rosamunde) - I keep listening to Mitsuku Uchida play it. We just got the CDs of her playing Mozart's Sonatas too... such a great touch. But, the Schubert has been on replay during my commute. https://youtu.be/8C-engb-FZE

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    • Denise We saw Mitsuko Uchida recently - Beethoven's 4th Piano Concerto.  It was amazing how much she used the left pedal - even at the very beginning.

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  • I鈥檝e been listening to Mariya Yudina play SonataNo 2 by Ernst Kshenek. Both performer and pianist are new to me so a double delight!

    Also been listening to the new soundtrack recording of West Side Story. Just fantastic!!!

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  • Listening to Ewa Poblocka after the recommendation from Jarred Dunn in his masterclass yesterday. I鈥檝e never heard her before. Absolutely stunning! Chopin Nocturne Op 55 No 2 is right around 4:50.

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