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#1788331 - 11/13/11 07:39 PM Re: Why is Hamelin such a god of technique? [Re: thalbergmad]  
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Originally Posted by thalbergmad
Originally Posted by debrucey
Such criticism is always levied against people who are able to play things technically perfectly.


Not always.There are plenty of pianists who can play technically perfectly and not be musically boring.

Thal
Of course there are some exceptions, but I think deburcey's statement is often true.

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#1788343 - 11/13/11 07:57 PM Re: Why is Hamelin such a god of technique? [Re: pianoloverus]  
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Originally Posted by pianoloverus
Originally Posted by thalbergmad
Originally Posted by debrucey
Such criticism is always levied against people who are able to play things technically perfectly.


Not always.There are plenty of pianists who can play technically perfectly and not be musically boring.

Thal
Of course there are some exceptions, but I think deburcey's statement is often true.


If it is true, and that's a very big "if" for such a sweeping generalization, it may be because there is good reason for it.


#1788361 - 11/13/11 08:48 PM Re: Why is Hamelin such a god of technique? [Re: AldenH]  
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And in my opinion Hamelin is one of them.

#1788368 - 11/13/11 09:00 PM Re: Why is Hamelin such a god of technique? [Re: pianoloverus]  
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Originally Posted by pianoloverus
Originally Posted by thalbergmad
Originally Posted by debrucey
Such criticism is always levied against people who are able to play things technically perfectly.


Not always.There are plenty of pianists who can play technically perfectly and not be musically boring.

Thal
Of course there are some exceptions, but I think debrucey's statement is often true.

I don't disagree with that. But so far I have not connected with Medtner's music, and this could possibly be the fault of Hamelin's recordings. Those are the only ones I have really listened to.

As stated earlier, I admire Hamelin's technical address (it is really quite amazing!), but now I am wondering if after all the fault does not lie with Medtner. His music has a fascination on the printed page, but those notes do not come to life in Hamelin's recordings.

Just curious, I'm willing to keep trying.


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#1788382 - 11/13/11 09:12 PM Re: Why is Hamelin such a god of technique? [Re: argerichfan]  
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Pick up the re-released Milne set on Brilliant Classics; it's cheap and definitely different than Hamelin's set.

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