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#472786 - 02/22/09 10:41 PM Grimaud in Houston
John Pels Offline
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Registered: 05/31/07
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Loc: Tomball, Texas
I finally saw Grimaud last Friday. She played the Brahms 1st rather than the Beethoven 4th. Truthfully I wasn't wildly impressed. I was definitely looking for a bit more introspection, especially in the 2nd movement. I was looking for a bit more sound, but didn't get that either. Good solid playing, but far from extraordinary. I think the last artist I saw performing the Brahms 1st was Garrick Ohlsson. That was wonderful. Bronfman will be playing the Brahms 2nd next month. I am looking forward to that after hearing his Rach. 3 last year. Her performing outfit was quite unique though. White slacks and white tails.

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#472787 - 02/22/09 11:39 PM Re: Grimaud in Houston
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Loc: Pacific Northwest, US.
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Originally posted by John Pels:
Her performing outfit was quite unique though. White slacks and white tails.
Grimaud is always eye candy, though I prefer pet rats to wolves. Cannot say I've been fond of her recordings, but I suppose to each his own.

My last encounter with the Brahms D minor in the concert hall was Leif Ove Andsnes. An unforgettable evening. He just has it all: great looks, sublime stage charisma, a piano tone to die for, sovereign musicianship. I left the venue in tears. There is something so manly about his playing, it was as if Brahms wrote his concerto for him.
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#472788 - 02/23/09 12:03 AM Re: Grimaud in Houston
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Loc: Texas
I want to see her bring a wolf onstage with her and leash it to a piano leg.
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#472789 - 02/23/09 03:02 AM Re: Grimaud in Houston
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Registered: 01/13/08
Posts: 1049
Loc: Evansville, Indiana
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Originally posted by argerichfan:
 Quote:
Originally posted by John Pels:
Her performing outfit was quite unique though. White slacks and white tails.
Grimaud is always eye candy, though I prefer pet rats to wolves. Cannot say I've been fond of her recordings, but I suppose to each his own.

My last encounter with the Brahms D minor in the concert hall was Leif Ove Andsnes. An unforgettable evening. He just has it all: great looks, sublime stage charisma, a piano tone to die for, sovereign musicianship. I left the venue in tears. There is something so manly about his playing, it was as if Brahms wrote his concerto for him. [/b]
Andsnes, one pianist I have not been able to see live. I am sad by this. I love his recordings. Last time I saw Brahms D minor performed was Emanual Ax.

Recently here in evansville, pianist Bryan Wallick played the Brahms. I was not able to go to that concert, but it had favorable reviews.

As for Grimaud, I saw her play the Schumann concerto in Chicago. I was not to impressed with her either. Ill be honest did not find her all that attractive either.

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#472790 - 02/23/09 11:25 AM Re: Grimaud in Houston
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Registered: 07/08/08
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Loc: Albany, NY, USA
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Originally posted by Loki:
I want to see her bring a wolf onstage with her and leash it to a piano leg. [/b]
lol...

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Originally posted by jdhampton924:
I was not to impressed with her either. Ill be honest did not find her all that attractive either. [/b]
I think it's the piercing eyes.


While I am drawn to her and really want to love her music (I'm telling you, it's the eyes) I do feel Grimaud is overrated.

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