Fri Dec 14, 2012, 10:25 AM
MrScorpio (62,924 posts)
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I don't rock marijuana, but I do Rachmaninoff (Original post)
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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)
Fri Dec 14, 2012, 11:36 AM
TrogL (31,713 posts)
3. I play that. Just not at those tempi
The pianos I have access to lack enough resonance to take the beginning that slow. My poor fingers can't handle the flourish before the reprise anywhere's near that fast.
I rate the whole performance rather muted.
Saw Miroslav Kultyshev play it for the Tchaikovsky Piano Competition. Amazing performance with him dripping sweat at the end. He broke the piano.
Response to TrogL (Reply #5)
Fri Dec 14, 2012, 12:52 PM
hifiguy (24,796 posts)
6. Ooh, I forgot about that one. Beautiful!
And "Isle of the Dead" too. It seems that only gigantic Russian and Finnish bassos can really bring the goods these days with the subterranean voice parts.