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#1915797 - 06/19/12 03:00 PM OT: Valentina Lisitsa at Royal Albert Hall - Live on YouTube  
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Someone has already posted on Pianist's corner, but I thought I might also share this performance.

Right now YouTube is showing the crowd milling around, with the concert about to start. Tune in if you can!
Valentina Lisitsa - Live at Royal Albert Hall


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#1915805 - 06/19/12 03:31 PM Re: OT: Valentina Lisitsa at Royal Albert Hall - Live on YouTube [Re: PianoWorksATL]  
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Thanks.

A Bosie!!!

Just like she always requests.

#1915820 - 06/19/12 04:08 PM Re: OT: Valentina Lisitsa at Royal Albert Hall - Live on YouTube [Re: PianoWorksATL]  
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really cool concert; bosie sounds great; streaming is breaking up tho.

#1915899 - 06/19/12 06:21 PM Re: OT: Valentina Lisitsa at Royal Albert Hall - Live on YouTube [Re: PianoWorksATL]  
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Amazing.

And here is an artist making full use of today's media - a youtube radical.


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#1916550 - 06/21/12 04:14 AM Re: OT: Valentina Lisitsa at Royal Albert Hall - Live on YouTube [Re: PianoWorksATL]  
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it's too bad I can't understand much through her accent. Thankfully, though, I can hear plenty through her beautiful playing smile

Thanks for the post - even though I watch her playing often, I wouldn't have likely noticed this for some time


For anyone interested in the program:

Originally Posted by royalalberthall


Valentina gave fans the chance to vote on what they would like her to play at the concert and will be performing:

F. Liszt
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12

Mozart
Fantasy in C minor K.475

Schubert-Liszt
3 songs: Des Mädchens Klage, Der Doppelgänger, Erlkönig

Beethoven
Sonata Op 27 No. 2 'Moonlight'

interval

Rachmaninov
Etude–Tableau Op.39 No. 6
4 Preludes: G major Op 32. No. 5, G sharp minor Op 32 No. 12, B minor Op 32 No. 10, G minor Op 23 No. 5

Scriabin
2 Poèmes Op. 32
2 Etudes: Op 42 No. 3 'Mosquito', Op 65 No. 1

Chopin
3 Nocturnes: C minor Op 48 No. 1, D flat major Op 27 No. 2, E flat major Op 9 No. 2

Liszt
Totentanz S.525


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#1916558 - 06/21/12 04:32 AM Re: OT: Valentina Lisitsa at Royal Albert Hall - Live on YouTube [Re: Bobpickle]  
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I'm largely ignorant about this lady except for performances I have seen on YouTube.

I don't see any major piano competitions listed for her - just something for duo-pianists.

IF this is true, I would like to know for sure. Anyone who gets success without the competition grind is of great interest to me, since I loathe these competitions. frown


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#1916605 - 06/21/12 07:59 AM Re: OT: Valentina Lisitsa at Royal Albert Hall - Live on YouTube [Re: PianoWorksATL]  
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I have only watched a part of this video, but I love her playing. Thank you for the heads up.

I actually became aware of her through youtube and then because of her love of Bosendorfer. We have provided pianos for her.


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#1917065 - 06/22/12 04:11 AM Re: OT: Valentina Lisitsa at Royal Albert Hall - Live on YouTube [Re: PianoWorksATL]  
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Tame and contrived performance IMO. I can´t believe the attention she gets. Maybe it because of her clever marketing on youtube.

What I object to in the Hungarian rhapsody:
No spine, no bittersweetness, no old time charm. She doesn´t seem to understand the core of the music, playing it in a style that belong somewhere else.

Here is a master playing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufNMkrPeJFU

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#1917178 - 06/22/12 11:21 AM Re: OT: Valentina Lisitsa at Royal Albert Hall - Live on YouTube [Re: pianistical]  
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Originally Posted by pianistical
Tame and contrived performance IMO. I can´t believe the attention she gets. Maybe it because of her clever marketing on youtube.

What I object to in the Hungarian rhapsody:
No spine, no bittersweetness, no old time charm. She doesn´t seem to understand the core of the music, playing it in a style that belong somewhere else.

Here is a master playing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufNMkrPeJFU


yikes, yes. She's playing this wonderful HR as if it's a Chopin ballade. It's got to have bite, gypsy flair, and the rhythmic accents are often missing or off.....


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