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#1988301 - 11/18/12 10:01 PM Like a piano ought to sound.  
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Just discovered Pianist James Rhodes awhile ago. Listened to about 4 other pianists play this piece and when I got to James I says to myself: "This is how a piano oughta sound."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwTJU8ga1zQ&feature=related

Have to spend more time listening to this artist.

Gave Valentina Lisitsa a fair chance with this piece and her Bosendorfer. Sounded very good but to my ears the treble of this piano is too mellow.

Seems as I continue to listen to concert pianists I grow more and more in favor of the Steinway sound.

Bech

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#1988307 - 11/18/12 10:29 PM Re: Like a piano ought to sound. [Re: Bech]  
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Hey, Bech--

Give us the other 4 links, please, so we can says to ourselves, too.

Thanks!

--Andy


I may not be fast,
but at least I'm slow.
#1988316 - 11/18/12 10:53 PM Re: Like a piano ought to sound. [Re: Bech]  
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I may not be fast,
but at least I'm slow.
#1988320 - 11/18/12 11:36 PM Re: Like a piano ought to sound. [Re: Bech]  
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Originally Posted by Bech
Seems as I continue to listen to concert pianists I grow more and more in favor of the Steinway sound.

Bech


Ah, yes. Especially the Hamburg Steinway (which is what this Rhodes guy is playing).

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#1988322 - 11/18/12 11:42 PM Re: Like a piano ought to sound. [Re: Bech]  
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Here's another pianist playing a Hamburg Steinway. I love his efficiency, no excessive movements.


#1988375 - 11/19/12 04:47 AM Re: Like a piano ought to sound. [Re: Bech]  
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We have (had) the same teacher. *clang*

I quite like James Rhodes, but not this particular recording. The voicing is a bit all over the place.

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#1988544 - 11/19/12 02:33 PM Re: Like a piano ought to sound. [Re: debrucey]  
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Who's the dude in the oversized photo, and why is it on stage?


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#1988578 - 11/19/12 03:57 PM Re: Like a piano ought to sound. [Re: Bech]  
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A former Moscow Conservatory faculty member perhaps? I love the playing, though!

#1988581 - 11/19/12 04:02 PM Re: Like a piano ought to sound. [Re: Bech]  
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Another wonderful pianist, Vadim Rudenko.


#1989061 - 11/20/12 08:08 PM Re: Like a piano ought to sound. [Re: Cinnamonbear]  
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The Debussy is stunning - who's playing it? And forgive me if it's you! Beautiful.


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