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Re: Thread alerting us about upcoming important concerts?
johnstaf #2854727 06/01/19 06:26 PM
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Martha went through a prolonged battle with cancer in the 90's, to the point where it metastisized in her lungs and lymph nodes. She barely and I mean *barely* scraped through. I got to know her shortly after she came through that, and it took such an immense toll on her. The aggressiveness of the treatments really messed her up and she has been struggling with her health ever since - she is such a trooper. if I were her, I would have stopped playing in public after that - that she gives any concerts at all is a testament to her inner strength! She is a wonderful woman and such a gifted pianist.

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Originally Posted by Amy C
Martha went through a prolonged battle with cancer in the 90's, to the point where it metastisized in her lungs and lymph nodes. She barely and I mean *barely* scraped through. I got to know her shortly after she came through that, and it took such an immense toll on her. The aggressiveness of the treatments really messed her up and she has been struggling with her health ever since - she is such a trooper. if I were her, I would have stopped playing in public after that - that she gives any concerts at all is a testament to her inner strength! She is a wonderful woman and such a gifted pianist.


Thanks for that Amy. I remember hearing her say how fortunate she was that they were able to leave the muscles in her back intact after part of her lung was removed, as she wouldn't be able to play the same way otherwise.

With her health struggles, touring must be especially demanding. Travel can be hard on the youngest and fittest of us.

Even though she has shunned the limelight, she has been very open about her health, and the various struggles in her life. I admire her for that.

I've always wanted to meet her more than anyone else. Maybe I'll bump into her on the street some day. I'd love to thank her for being a wonderful part of my life.

What an extraordinary woman. I remember buying my first Martha CD decades ago. It was Prokofiev 3. Hearing her play it at 77 could have been a bit nostalgic, but it wasn't because what I heard was a great artist in her prime. I've never heard playing like it.

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Originally Posted by Amy C
Martha went through a prolonged battle with cancer in the 90's, to the point where it metastisized in her lungs and lymph nodes. She barely and I mean *barely* scraped through. I got to know her shortly after she came through that, and it took such an immense toll on her. The aggressiveness of the treatments really messed her up and she has been struggling with her health ever since - she is such a trooper. if I were her, I would have stopped playing in public after that - that she gives any concerts at all is a testament to her inner strength! She is a wonderful woman and such a gifted pianist.


My word! I didn’t have a clue about that. I’ve always admired her as a pianist but wow!


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Amy C #2854927 06/02/19 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Amy C
Martha went through a prolonged battle with cancer in the 90's, to the point where it metastisized in her lungs and lymph nodes. She barely and I mean *barely* scraped through. I got to know her shortly after she came through that, and it took such an immense toll on her. The aggressiveness of the treatments really messed her up and she has been struggling with her health ever since - she is such a trooper. if I were her, I would have stopped playing in public after that - that she gives any concerts at all is a testament to her inner strength! She is a wonderful woman and such a gifted pianist.

What an amazing and inspirational story!


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That would be an interesting concert to attend.



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Originally Posted by Sibylle

Well I'd go to hear her any time, but Vienna is a little far. grin

I love that Mozart F major concerto.
(The D minor isn't too bad either.) ha

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Well I'd go to hear her any time, but Vienna is a little far. grin

I love that Mozart F major concerto.
(The D minor isn't too bad either.) ha

Haha, yes!

The thing is, I'll be in Vienna anyway at that time, doing a course grin So, naturally I bought a ticket!


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Sibylle #2878145 08/09/19 05:55 PM
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Well I'd go to hear her any time, but Vienna is a little far. grin

I love that Mozart F major concerto.
(The D minor isn't too bad either.) ha

Haha, yes!

The thing is, I'll be in Vienna anyway at that time, doing a course grin So, naturally I bought a ticket!



Lucky you! Be sure to give us your recap of the concert.



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Lucky you! Be sure to give us your recap of the concert.

Will do!

I may or may not be overdoing it with recitals and concerts for the rest of this year. But I have 15 years to catch up with and have been working my backside off to make some extra cash, so I figured I might as well grin

So here's what's booked:

August 27th: Ivo Pogorelich at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg
September 4th: Yuja Wang and Staatskapelle Dresden in Dublin
September 25th: Mitsuko Uchida and Mahler Chamber Orchestra in Vienna

Plus, I'm sorely tempted to fly to Zagreb (Croatia) in November to hear Kissin playing Beethoven sonatas! I *have* to hear that program, and his tour dates are really inconvenient for me this time - for example, he'll play it in the Vienna Musikverein a few weeks before I'm in Vienna again in late winter (Feb)!! November may just be doable.

I'd love to hear everyone else's plans!

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Lucky you! Be sure to give us your recap of the concert.

Will do!

I may or may not be overdoing it with recitals and concerts for the rest of this year. But I have 15 years to catch up with and have been working my backside off to make some extra cash, so I figured I might as well grin

So here's what's booked:

August 27th: Ivo Pogorelich at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg
September 4th: Yuja Wang and Staatskapelle Dresden in Dublin
September 25th: Mitsuko Uchida and Mahler Chamber Orchestra in Vienna

Plus, I'm sorely tempted to fly to Zagreb (Croatia) in November to hear Kissin playing Beethoven sonatas! I *have* to hear that program, and his tour dates are really inconvenient for me this time - for example, he'll play it in the Vienna Musikverein a few weeks before I'm in Vienna again in late winter (Feb)!! November may just be doable.

I'd love to hear everyone else's plans!



Wow! Great bookings so far, and if you can add Kissin, wow, again!



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Holy sh*t!

Heads up everyone who was planning to hear the Beethoven sonatas from Kissin this coming season - they’re selling out many months in advance.

I checked out several of the European recitals in November, December, January and February, and the only one that had a halfway decent seat left (balcony, but at least not in the back on the right or something like that) was London in early February.

It’s only a week before I’ll be off to Vienna again, but I can’t miss this. Haven’t heard my favourite sonata live in literally decades

Just letting ye know... get your tickets if you were planning to.


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Originally Posted by Sibylle


So here's what's booked:

August 27th: Ivo Pogorelich at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg
September 4th: Yuja Wang and Staatskapelle Dresden in Dublin
September 25th: Mitsuko Uchida and Mahler Chamber Orchestra in Vienna

Plus, I'm sorely tempted to fly to Zagreb (Croatia) in November to hear Kissin playing Beethoven sonatas! I *have* to hear that program, and his tour dates are really inconvenient for me this time - for example, he'll play it in the Vienna Musikverein a few weeks before I'm in Vienna again in late winter (Feb)!! November may just be doable.

WOW! Amazing. What better excuse for such travel. You're gonna be in for a great end of summer season!


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Yuja Wang piano, Feb 18th, 2020. Walt Disney Concert Hall. Valentine's date smile

https://www.laphil.com/events/performances/717/2020-02-18/yuja-wang


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Originally Posted by bSharp(C)yclist
Yuja Wang piano, Feb 18th, 2020. Walt Disney Concert Hall. Valentine's date smile

https://www.laphil.com/events/performances/717/2020-02-18/yuja-wang


Would be enjoyable to attend. Alas...



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Orange County Philharmonic has a great lineup:
Daniil Trifonov February 9th at Soka Performing Arts in Orange County, CA, followed by
Yuja Wang February 20th at Segerstrom (after her recital at Walt Disney)
plus Midori and Jean Yves Thibaudet doing a complete cycle of Beethoven Violin Sonatas January 31-Feb. 1st at Segerstrom.

Daniil playing all Bach. The Chaconne transcription by Brahms, the Rach transcription of the E major violin partita , the Lizst transcription of the organ Fantasia and Fugue in g minor, followed by the complete The Art of Fugue.


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cmb13 and I are going to be attending this Stephen Hough performance on Saturday evening, April 18th @ 8:00PM at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. If anyone else is going to be attending, let us know and we can all go chill in one of the members lounges:

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Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3
Brahms: Symphony No. 1

With its grand orchestration and stormy, romantic movements, Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto is a vital precursor to the composer’s “heroic” middle-period style, which the NSO explores later this season in Beethoven at 250. Stephen Hough effortlessly conquers the concerto, which demands remarkable mastery and range of color from the soloist. Brahms’s radiant First Symphony and Julia Wolfe’s Fountain of Youth complete the program, making a thrilling NSO debut for conductor Louis Langrée, Music Director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.


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Sounds amazing - enjoy! And I'm a tiny bit jealous that you get to meet up just like that. Silly ocean, always in the way.


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