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I finally got a chance to play the Steingraeber D-232 that Keith commented on in the original post in this thread. It's every bit as good as he said. Just before I stopped by the shop, they had received another D-232 that was even better than the one Keith wrote about. At least, in my opinion, it was a bit better.
FWIW, these 2 videos are of the Steingraeber 232 that ClsscLib liked so much. The instrument in these videos has sold and is no longer available. The dynamic range in the Scriabin on this recording is quite large, so if you turn it up too much while it is soft ( it starts quite softly) , it might get too loud for you when the music gets to its more powerful moments. For those of you not familiar with this particular piece by Scriabin, you are in for a treat. Such a great piece of music.
Marty in Minnesota
It's much easier to bash a Steinway than it is to play one.
Would not have had a clue. What a fantastic interpretation he does.
Ax found the piece on imslp and it looks like something I might try (with two hands though). I wonder what the purpose of it being written/played with just LH when written with a grand staff? There are so many high treble notes! (I'll leave out why that might make it hard for some females to play with just LH!)
It's haunting me, but my 'season' is here and it is hard to find time to practice something new right now, but I am always on the lookout for 'the next piece'! With such a rich bass, it should sound nice on a MH.
"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything."
Since Scriabin died in 1915, his Op. 9 (which consists of two works for the left hand) couldn't have been one of those written for Paul Wittgenstein (Austrian pianist who lost his right arm in WW1). But I wonder if these Scriabin pieces were part of Wittgenstein's repertoire.