Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
Piano Forums & Piano World
What's Hot!!
Hurricane Irma & Our Piano Friends!
--------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE on Piano World
(ad)
Virtual Sheet Music
Download Sheet Music Instantly
Virtual Sheet Music - Classical Sheet Music Downloads
Sheet Music...
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Piano Buyer Spring 2017
(ad)
4th Finger Enigma Resolved!
Schumann's 4th Finger Enigma Resolved!
Who's Online Now
44 registered members (Bernhard Stopper, bennevis, barbaram, alfredo capurso, CyberGene, 9 invisible), 1,702 guests, and 2 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords & Scales
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 19 of 34 1 2 17 18 19 20 21 33 34
#1532284 - 10/10/10 11:53 AM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: Andromaque]  
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 2,899
LisztAddict Offline
2000 Post Club Member
LisztAddict  Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 2,899
Florida
Still no Rondo Op 1 so far. frown

(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#1532286 - 10/10/10 11:58 AM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: LisztAddict]  
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,187
cruiser Offline
1000 Post Club Member
cruiser  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,187
Cornwall, England
Check out the fingers - especially the thumbs - on Da Sol Kim - amazing! shocked


Michael
#1532292 - 10/10/10 12:04 PM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: cruiser]  
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 1,325
Frozenicicles Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Frozenicicles  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 1,325
Canada
He seems to play with a lower wrist and much flatter fingers than the norm.

#1532294 - 10/10/10 12:06 PM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: Andromaque]  
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 8,483
signa Offline
8000 Post Club Member
signa  Offline
8000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 8,483
Ohio, USA
Kim sounds much more individual than Huganci, as it seems. he changed his hair-do from QEC, looked more masculine now.

(ad ) MusicNotes.com
sheet music search
#1532295 - 10/10/10 12:07 PM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: Andromaque]  
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 2,899
LisztAddict Offline
2000 Post Club Member
LisztAddict  Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 2,899
Florida
He is not doing the staccato notes as written.

#1532318 - 10/10/10 12:46 PM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: Andromaque]  
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 2,572
landorrano Offline
2000 Post Club Member
landorrano  Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 2,572
France
Originally Posted by Andromaque
I want to confess that despite my utter ignorance of the polish language, I like this style of presentation far better than the Cliburn. Muuuuchhh less schmaltz and camera in the face of the contestant before, during and after.. Even though I do not get the comments, they seem to be focused on the details of the performance and not the sob story or the cooking prowesses of any individual..

I know, IMHO etc.. but seriously, what do you think?


I agree, I disliked watching the Super Bowl - uh, I mean the Cliburn.

#1532320 - 10/10/10 12:48 PM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: Andromaque]  
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 2,899
LisztAddict Offline
2000 Post Club Member
LisztAddict  Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 2,899
Florida
I think Kim is a step above Huangci.

#1532324 - 10/10/10 12:53 PM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: landorrano]  
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 8,483
signa Offline
8000 Post Club Member
signa  Offline
8000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 8,483
Ohio, USA
Originally Posted by landorrano
Originally Posted by Andromaque
I want to confess that despite my utter ignorance of the polish language, I like this style of presentation far better than the Cliburn. Muuuuchhh less schmaltz and camera in the face of the contestant before, during and after.. Even though I do not get the comments, they seem to be focused on the details of the performance and not the sob story or the cooking prowesses of any individual..

I know, IMHO etc.. but seriously, what do you think?

I agree, I disliked watching the Super Bowl - uh, I mean the Cliburn.



i feel the same. even some pianists were not comfortable with media in your face approach then, and some even refused to be interviewed. this is much better, focusing on performance of each individual instead.

#1532328 - 10/10/10 01:01 PM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: Andromaque]  
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 2,899
LisztAddict Offline
2000 Post Club Member
LisztAddict  Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 2,899
Florida
The commentators are really focusing on Da Sol Kim's performance. Wish I could understand what they say.


Ching-Yun Hu in 2 minutes.

Last edited by LisztAddict; 10/10/10 01:07 PM.
#1532334 - 10/10/10 01:06 PM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: LisztAddict]  
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 3,886
Andromaque Offline
3000 Post Club Member
Andromaque  Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 3,886
New York
ditto..

flat fingers a la Horowitz..

#1532337 - 10/10/10 01:12 PM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: Andromaque]  
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 2,899
LisztAddict Offline
2000 Post Club Member
LisztAddict  Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 2,899
Florida
Only one contestant, Marek Bracha, will play Rondo Op 1 in this whole competition.

#1532341 - 10/10/10 01:15 PM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: Andromaque]  
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 122
MarianneAlkonost Offline
Full Member
MarianneAlkonost  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 122
Russia, Saint-Petersburg
By the way, if you want to insert the online broadcast of this competition on your site, you could easily do that using this code:

Quote
<div>
<object width="685" height="420" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="http://cm2.atmitv.pl/ContentManager/swf/Player.swf">
<param name="movie" value="http://cm2.atmitv.pl/ContentManager/swf/Player.swf"></param>
<param value="false" name="menu"></param>

<param value="true" name="allowFullScreen"></param>
<param value="always" name="allowScriptAccess"></param>
<param value="m=http://cm2.atmitv.pl/ContentManager/utilitiesGetFlashPlayList.go?id=1239&a=0&sp=1&h=ELK&l=http://cm2.atmitv.pl/ContentManager/img/player-skins/blue.png&f=http://cm2.atmitv.pl/ContentManager/swf/Player.swf" name="flashvars"></param>
<embed flashVars="m=http://cm2.atmitv.pl/ContentManager/utilitiesGetFlashPlayList.go?id=1239&a=0&sp=1&h=ELK&l=http://cm2.atmitv.pl/ContentManager/img/player-skins/blue.png&f=http://cm2.atmitv.pl/ContentManager/swf/Player.swf" src="http://cm2.atmitv.pl/ContentManager/swf/Player.swf" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowScriptAccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="685" height="420"></embed>
</object>
</div>


Enjoy!

Last edited by MarianneAlkonost; 10/10/10 01:24 PM.
#1532359 - 10/10/10 01:47 PM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: Andromaque]  
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 3,886
Andromaque Offline
3000 Post Club Member
Andromaque  Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 3,886
New York
Hu: A combative Chopin!!

#1532360 - 10/10/10 01:49 PM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: Andromaque]  
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 2,899
LisztAddict Offline
2000 Post Club Member
LisztAddict  Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 2,899
Florida
She has good tone quality, but not so much in direction of music.

#1532362 - 10/10/10 01:55 PM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: Andromaque]  
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 3,886
Andromaque Offline
3000 Post Club Member
Andromaque  Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 3,886
New York
LA, we are going to have to stop agreeing.. smile

#1532369 - 10/10/10 02:02 PM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: Andromaque]  
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,187
cruiser Offline
1000 Post Club Member
cruiser  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,187
Cornwall, England
Hu is having a few problems with her Op 53


Michael
#1532392 - 10/10/10 02:37 PM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: Andromaque]  
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 2,899
LisztAddict Offline
2000 Post Club Member
LisztAddict  Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 2,899
Florida
Sudo has really small hands.

#1532396 - 10/10/10 02:40 PM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: Andromaque]  
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 2,572
landorrano Offline
2000 Post Club Member
landorrano  Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 2,572
France
I've been watching a few minutes, I don't know who is playing, Sudo I think, but I find her playing quite charming.

Also, I find her technique admirable, a great deal of fingerwork from a relatively stable hand, less vertical movement than usual. An approach that corresponds well with Chopin, she's been around people who know.

#1532407 - 10/10/10 03:01 PM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: Andromaque]  
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 2,899
LisztAddict Offline
2000 Post Club Member
LisztAddict  Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 2,899
Florida
Very good! But I wished for more fire, more passion, more tension.

#1532416 - 10/10/10 03:12 PM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: Andromaque]  
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,283
izaldu Offline
1000 Post Club Member
izaldu  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,283
I saw the italian girl this morning and the japanese girl later today (briefly). Both of them played tthe mazurkas way too fast and sort of valse like.

I still havenĀ“t heard a mazurka that i really feel. Yes, note perfect and all .... but something lacks.

Regarding the first prize, if Blechacz sets the latest standard, i don't think anyone i ve seen this year comes close to him.

#1532420 - 10/10/10 03:18 PM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: izaldu]  
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 2,572
landorrano Offline
2000 Post Club Member
landorrano  Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 2,572
France
Originally Posted by izaldu

Regarding the first prize, if Blechacz sets the latest standard, i don't think anyone i ve seen this year comes close to him.


Meself, I don't take things so seriously. I listen when I have the time, I enjoy or I find without interest. Who gets what or merits what, doesn't concern me.

#1532435 - 10/10/10 03:48 PM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: Andromaque]  
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,283
izaldu Offline
1000 Post Club Member
izaldu  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,283
Fair rnough ... it sure concerns them though, and from that perspective thy approach these recitals ...

I didn t mean it as to who should win or not. Many times, competitions leave out interpreters that a lot of people think should ve continued or even won. But earlier in thread the question was made about the possibility of no 1st prize ... my Blechacz comment was just a comparison between the last winner and this year's contestants. Also, i wouldn t expect a Blechacz out of every edition of the Chopin.

#1532472 - 10/10/10 04:53 PM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: LisztAddict]  
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 31
kawaifans1025 Offline
Full Member
kawaifans1025  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 31
I think only one contestant will play Allegro de Concert op.46

#1532516 - 10/10/10 05:50 PM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: kawaifans1025]  
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 11
mynek Offline
Junior Member
mynek  Offline
Junior Member

Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 11
Dublin, IRELAND
I am listening to the Polish Radio at the moment and it seems that Fei-Fei Dong is the experts' favorite today. What they are saying is that she is worth a special prize for mazurkas. Especially for her interpretation of Mazurka A minor op. 17/4

They say Chopin would be amazed by hearing her and surprised by what he composed.


They also liked Leonora Armellini very much.



#1532630 - 10/10/10 09:04 PM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: Andromaque]  
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 508
timmyab Offline
500 Post Club Member
timmyab  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 508
Bristol, UK
I don't know if anyone has pointed this out already but I've just noticed that there is now a video archive which I don't think was there before.
http://konkurs.chopin.pl/en/edition/xvi/video/archive

#1532636 - 10/10/10 09:13 PM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: timmyab]  
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 2,944
BB Player Offline
BB Player  Offline



Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 2,944
Not in Texas
Originally Posted by timmyab
I don't know if anyone has pointed this out already but I've just noticed that there is now a video archive which I don't think was there before.
http://konkurs.chopin.pl/en/edition/xvi/video/archive


I hadn't noticed it earlier either and I sure am glad it's there! It gives me a chance to watch the performances I missed.


Greg
#1532641 - 10/10/10 09:35 PM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: Andromaque]  
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 6,451
ChopinAddict Offline
6000 Post Club Member
ChopinAddict  Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 6,451
Land of the never-ending music
That's really great! Unfortunately I didn't manage to watch all performances as much as I would have wanted to, so this is a good opportunity to catch up!



[Linked Image]

Music is my best friend.


#1532645 - 10/10/10 09:38 PM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: Andromaque]  
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 319
opus119 Offline
Full Member
opus119  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 319
Yes, Timmyab! I just got back from a weekend at the coast - and to my surprise, I find the archived videos from the first round.

I was just about to say that "at least the Cliburn has archived performances..." but now the Chopin Competition quality shines. Even though I don't understand a word of Polish, I am liking it much better!

#1532649 - 10/10/10 09:45 PM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: Andromaque]  
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 6,451
ChopinAddict Offline
6000 Post Club Member
ChopinAddict  Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 6,451
Land of the never-ending music
I am watching Nicolay right now, as I didn't have the chance to listen to this talented young performer live...



[Linked Image]

Music is my best friend.


#1532824 - 10/11/10 03:56 AM Re: International Chopin Competition [Re: Andromaque]  
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,283
izaldu Offline
1000 Post Club Member
izaldu  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,283
i went straight to watch Kozhyainov ... whom i d missed ... he's great

Page 19 of 34 1 2 17 18 19 20 21 33 34

Moderated by  Brendan, Kreisler 

Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World)
our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, Digital Piano Dolly, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping* on Jansen Artist Piano Benches, Cocoweb Piano Lamps, Hidrau Hydraulic Piano Benches
(*free shipping within contiguous U.S. only)
(ad)
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad)
Pianoteq
PianoTeq 6 Out now
(ad)
Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restorations and sales
ad
Pierce Piano Atlas


New Topics - Multiple Forums
Casio GP400
by Nordomus. 09/20/17 04:56 AM
Shipping insurance from Canada to Asia
by zanarkanda. 09/20/17 12:31 AM
Voicing Lead Sheets/ Fake Books?
by MacMorrighan. 09/19/17 09:34 PM
Iconic Out of Tune Pianos
by That Guy. 09/19/17 09:08 PM
Do technicians play the piano or just work on them?
by Lakeviewsteve. 09/19/17 08:24 PM
Forum Statistics
Forums44
Topics181,945
Posts2,658,877
Members88,871
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
(ad)
Accu-Tuner
Sanderson Accu-Tuner
Check It Out!
There's a lot more to Piano World than just the forums.
Click Here to
Explore The Rest of Piano World!!
Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers


 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter |


copyright 1997 - 2017 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0