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Re: Old programs from Univ. of Michigan - Prokofiev, Rachmaninov
pianojerome #1835430 01/31/12 01:33 AM
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When I was a student there, I heard Louis Lortie play 27 Chopin Etudes in one concert, followed by the Chopin G Minor Ballade as an encore. It was unbelievable!


2006?


Sounds about right. I was there from 2005-2009.

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Re: Old programs from Univ. of Michigan - Prokofiev, Rachmaninov
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Originally Posted by pianojerome
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Originally Posted by stores
Not news to me! GO BLUE!!!!!!


cool

When I was a student there, I heard Louis Lortie play 27 Chopin Etudes in one concert, followed by the Chopin G Minor Ballade as an encore. It was unbelievable!


Sounds about right. I was there from 2005-2009.


Sounds amazing. Did he play them in order? Did he really end with the three nouvelle etudes? (That seems anticlimactic...)

-J

Re: Old programs from Univ. of Michigan - Prokofiev, Rachmaninov
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Originally Posted by beet31425
Originally Posted by pianojerome
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Originally Posted by stores
Not news to me! GO BLUE!!!!!!


cool

When I was a student there, I heard Louis Lortie play 27 Chopin Etudes in one concert, followed by the Chopin G Minor Ballade as an encore. It was unbelievable!


Sounds about right. I was there from 2005-2009.


Sounds amazing. Did he play them in order? Did he really end with the three nouvelle etudes? (That seems anticlimactic...)

-J


(Woops -- meant to quote stores there, when he asked if it was 2006.)

He played the 3 Nouvelles Etudes after Op. 10 and before Op. 25. Otherwise, they were all in order. I don't remember if there was an intermission - stores, were you there? Do you remember?

It WAS 2006 -- February 4. Here's the program from that winter season: http://ums.aadl.org/ums/programs_20060100winter


Sam
Re: Old programs from Univ. of Michigan - Prokofiev, Rachmaninov
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Originally Posted by Arghhh
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Not news to me! GO BLUE!!!!!!


cool

When I was a student there, I heard Louis Lortie play 27 Chopin Etudes in one concert, followed by the Chopin G Minor Ballade as an encore. It was unbelievable!


2006?


Has he been doing those Etude recitals for that long? In 2010 he came to Kalamazoo, MI to do this set.


On the WMU campus or at Chenery?



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Re: Old programs from Univ. of Michigan - Prokofiev, Rachmaninov
pianojerome #1835534 01/31/12 05:37 AM
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Originally Posted by pianojerome
Originally Posted by beet31425
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Originally Posted by stores
Not news to me! GO BLUE!!!!!!


cool

When I was a student there, I heard Louis Lortie play 27 Chopin Etudes in one concert, followed by the Chopin G Minor Ballade as an encore. It was unbelievable!


Sounds about right. I was there from 2005-2009.


Sounds amazing. Did he play them in order? Did he really end with the three nouvelle etudes? (That seems anticlimactic...)

-J


(Woops -- meant to quote stores there, when he asked if it was 2006.)

He played the 3 Nouvelles Etudes after Op. 10 and before Op. 25. Otherwise, they were all in order. I don't remember if there was an intermission - stores, were you there? Do you remember?

It WAS 2006 -- February 4. Here's the program from that winter season: http://ums.aadl.org/ums/programs_20060100winter


I was certainly there. Intermission at Hill? You HAVE been to Hill, yes? Hahaha.



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Re: Old programs from Univ. of Michigan - Prokofiev, Rachmaninov
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Originally Posted by stores
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Not news to me! GO BLUE!!!!!!


cool

When I was a student there, I heard Louis Lortie play 27 Chopin Etudes in one concert, followed by the Chopin G Minor Ballade as an encore. It was unbelievable!


2006?


Has he been doing those Etude recitals for that long? In 2010 he came to Kalamazoo, MI to do this set.


On the WMU campus or at Chenery?


At Chenery, as part of the Gilmore Festival. There he played Op. 10 followed by the Trois Nouvelles Etudes, intermission, then Op. 25. By the time he got to the end (Op. 25 no. 11), I had the impression his focus was waning. He then played an encore, but I don't remember what it was - some very lyrical, non-virtuosic piece.


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Originally Posted by beet31425
Originally Posted by pianojerome


cool

When I was a student there, I heard Louis Lortie play 27 Chopin Etudes in one concert, followed by the Chopin G Minor Ballade as an encore. It was unbelievable!


Sounds amazing. Did he play them in order? Did he really end with the three nouvelle etudes? (That seems anticlimactic...)

-J


Just found the original PW thread about that concert:

http://www.pianoworld.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Forum/2/topic/010588/Number/0/site_id/1

Here's what I wrote about it after the concert:

Originally Posted by pianojerome
He played TWO encores! Chopin's First Ballade, and a Mozart Fantasy.


Wow. He really made those etudes sound easy - not really easy, but just entirely natural. He had such a light touch, and never seemed to get tired at all. Op. 10 No. 2 and Op. 25 No. 6 were particularly impressive.

He had a big grin on his face almost the entire time. He looked like a (big) litle kid, just having fun. He even danced around a bit during some of the more dance-like etudes. That's really the impression I got, while he was playing this monstrous program, was that he was just playing and having a really good time.


Well, I enjoyed it. smile


Originally Posted by pianojerome
I had expected a big show. Probably most pianists would play such a program very boisterously to show off their skills.

But not Lortie... he could have been playing the Bach inventions, and his attitude would have been just the same. He just went on stage and had a good time. Of course he recognized the audience, but the moment he sat at the piano, I got the impression that he forgot where he was, and just played the music for the sheer beauty of it.


Gosh, I can't believe that was almost 6 years ago. When I joined this site in 2005, I was still a senior in high school. Life has changed a bit since then.


Sam
Re: Old programs from Univ. of Michigan - Prokofiev, Rachmaninov
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Sam!

Thanks for the link. So many names to recognize and see their planning of materials. I will have to come back for a more thorough browsing. As time progressed the number of programs expanded so that it seems there were programs almost every week sometimes.

Wonderful!

Ralph

Re: Old programs from Univ. of Michigan - Prokofiev, Rachmaninov
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Originally Posted by Arghhh
Originally Posted by stores
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Originally Posted by stores
Originally Posted by pianojerome
Originally Posted by stores
Not news to me! GO BLUE!!!!!!


cool

When I was a student there, I heard Louis Lortie play 27 Chopin Etudes in one concert, followed by the Chopin G Minor Ballade as an encore. It was unbelievable!


2006?


Has he been doing those Etude recitals for that long? In 2010 he came to Kalamazoo, MI to do this set.


On the WMU campus or at Chenery?


At Chenery, as part of the Gilmore Festival. There he played Op. 10 followed by the Trois Nouvelles Etudes, intermission, then Op. 25. By the time he got to the end (Op. 25 no. 11), I had the impression his focus was waning. He then played an encore, but I don't remember what it was - some very lyrical, non-virtuosic piece.


Nice place to hear a concert. Last I was there was for Perahia. Are you at WMU? I have a good friend on the faculty there.



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"It's ok if you disagree with me. I can't force you to be right."

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Re: Old programs from Univ. of Michigan - Prokofiev, Rachmaninov
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Hi stores, I spend quite a bit of time at WMU... is your friend on the piano faculty?


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Re: Old programs from Univ. of Michigan - Prokofiev, Rachmaninov
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Hi stores, I spend quite a bit of time at WMU... is your friend on the piano faculty?


She is.



"And if we look at the works of J.S. Bach — a benevolent god to which all musicians should offer a prayer to defend themselves against mediocrity... -Debussy

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