Extractions: BUY NOW Crotchet AmazonUK AmazonUS Some over-emphases are evident, however: No. 9, 'Ritter vom Steckenpferd' suffers from an over-projected top line and the opening of the final movement, 'Der Dichter spricht' is overdone. The account of the Schumann Piano Concerto affords many moments of joy. The orchestra's contribution should be saluted, for Neumann inspires the woodwind/piano exchanges to attain the utmost delicacy and intimacy. Moravec, however, takes a rather languishing view of various parts of the first movement. The initial piano flourish seems a trifle ponderous and Neumann nearly stops before the re-statement of the opening (about 6'30). Neumann to his credit seems to want to resist this tendency, and also seems to enjoy the details of Schumann's accompaniment. The orchestral accents can be punchy and exciting. Curiously, Moravec's cadenza for once makes this a gripping event in the structure of the movement
Extractions: About Us Canadian pianist champions Spanish music February 16, 2004 By JIM LOWE Staff Writer MIDDLEBURY A fine pianist made the case for a relatively unknown 19th century Romantic composer, Friday evening at Middlebury College Center for the Arts, with mixed results. The Montreal-born Hamelin, who now lives in Philadelphia, was a more-than-able champion of Albenizs music. He is possessor of a formidable, though easygoing, technique but, more importantly, he has the sensitivity and touch to make colorful music like this work. His wide palette of colors and effects in Iberia were masterful, and his Debussy encore underscored this. Albeniz was a child prodigy as a pianist, and later became a composer and conductor. He earned initial success as a composer of salon music. With age his music gained depth and complexity, becoming highly respected, even by Debussy. Throughout, Albeniz was a nationalistic composer, championing the music and colors of his native land and therein are both the charms and failings of his music. Iberia, Impressions as he subtitled the work, was written 1905-1908 and comprised 12 Spanish atmospheric miniatures, broken up into four books of three movements. Albeniz used recurring Spanish motifs in a variety of ways, many presaging the Impressionistic music of Debussy. He combined that with Liszt-like descriptive material.
Chopin Chopin, ivan moravec by Tom Campbell. Pragueborn pianist ivan moravec isa cult figure in an increasingly marginalized classical music market. http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue8/chopin.htm
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Extractions: A performing classical pianist usually starts playing piano at a very young age, some as early as three years old. Many well-known classical composers were able pianists themselves; for example, Sergei Rachmaninov Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Franz Liszt Frederic Chopin , and Robert Schumann were all virtuoso pianists. Some pianists have special preferences as to which composer's music they play.
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Extractions: These readings appear to be the beginning of a cycle, which should come as welcome news to all Mozarteans. Born in Prague in 1930, Ivan Moravec is a pianist of uncommon gifts and one of the most sympathetic interpreters of Mozart's music ever to sit at a keyboard. His accounts of these concertos, recorded in 1995 and 1997, blend strength and gentleness, spontaneity and calculation, the playful and the serious, in a unique waystirring in the listener that feeling of elevation that is the hallmark of the very greatest Mozart performances. Marriner and the ASMF attain the same high level of excellence, and the sound is superb. Ted Libbey
Extractions: Pianist A pianist is a person who plays the piano . A professional pianist can perform solo pieces, play with an orchestra or smaller ensemble , or accompany one or more singers or solo instrumentalists . A performing classical pianist usually starts playing piano at a very young age, some as early as three years old. Many well-known classical composers were able pianists themselves; for example, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Ludwig van Beethoven Franz Liszt Frederic Chopin ... Robert Schumann , and Sergei Rachmaninov were all virtuoso pianists. Some pianists have special preferences as to which composer's music they play. Most western forms of music can make use of the piano. Consequently, pianists have a wide variety of forms and styles to choose from, including jazz classical music , and all sorts of popular music . Well-known or influential classical pianists: Well known popular music pianists : See List of jazz pianists Well known blues pianists include: Ray Charles also jazz, and
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Extractions: At eighty, the brilliant pianist Claudio Arrau plays passionately on, but successors in the Romantic tradition are hard to find. But Arrau goes on, playing better than ever. His tempos have slowed down over the years - there are drastic differences between his performances of any piece he has recorded more than once - but there can be no doubt that the changes result from conviction rather than physical necessity. He plays Liszt's frighteningly demanding Transcendental Etudes with commanding technique. His newest release, a Liszt potpourri (Philips 6514 273), displays Arrau's blazing emotional fervor and sincerity. It makes the most convincing case on records for Liszt as a major composer. The indispensable boxes of the Arrau Edition are the Liszt, the Schubert, and the Brahms, which is full of near-perfect performances. The more I listen, though, to the rest of the edition, the less I want to be without any of Arrau's interpretations and their sometimes quirky insights. Another major commemorative recording is Claudio Arrau: A Retrospective (CBS M3 37866), which contains performances of Liszt, Schumann, Chopin, Debussy, and Ravel from the late forties and early fifties. Comparing the CBS and Philips versions of Schumann's Kreisleriana shows the earlier Arrau to be a mainstream interpreter and the later Arrau to be more individual, even slightly eccentric, but tantalizing. Perhaps the real asset of the CBS box is the sample of five of Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsodies. Both the music and the playing are far less solemn and imposing than in the Philips box; it is refreshing to hear the earlier Arrau indulge in a romp.
Radoslav Kvapil Press Reviews the disciple of Janácek´s disciple, the leading Czech pianist, Kvapil, who suchremarkable pianists as Rudolf Firkuný, Jan Panenka, ivan moravec and, more http://www.margaretmurphy.com/kvaprevs.htm
Extractions: Radoslav Kvapil has done sterling service for the cause of Czech piano music, including a complete recording of Dvorák´s piano works. Kvapils sympathies range broadly, and if his own concert repertoire is a guide, then this series should attract anyone interested in late 19th century piano music, as well as the Czech enthusiast. Any performance needs not only energy and virtuosity, but also insight. Kvapil brings all these qualities to bear in performances which continually capture and hold the ear. Kvapil was born into the Janácek tradition. It shows in this superb disc. His romanticism is not a stylistic decision. It is an emphatic response to the music, which takes him straight to Janácek´s heart. Each tableau is unforgettably vivid. Kvapil is profoundly moving - one of the great piano records...Breathtaking. Kvapil plays this set with great understanding. He cherishes these curious reflective tonal sideslips, but also charges into the more energetic variations. His ability to characterize swiftly and surely is very necessary. Kvapil responds most vividly to the shorter pieces on this excellent record. These are interesting, intelligent and well-executed performances.
Extractions: Rating: (5 of 5) These are the most passionate, lyrical performances I've heard of Mozart's 24th and 25th piano concerti. Moravec is definitely a great pianist who has substantial empathy for Mozart's scores. Yet I must also add that I was a bit disappointed with Moravec's choice of cadenzas; these wren't as elaborate as those I've heard on other recordings by Ashkenazy and Brendel. Admittedly, Moravec's interpretations may not satisfy those who are well versed with Brendel's performances, yet these are just as credible, and I think, substantially more exciting. Sir Neville Marriner leads the Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields in two splendid performances of the orchestral scores noted for their rich warm sound. The sound quality is quite good, though it may not be as refined as the best I've heard from Teldec, Deutsche Grammophon and Philips.
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Extractions: back to top NAOTO OTOMO, Chief Conductor of the Kyoto Symphony, additionally, holds the post of Resident Conductor of the Tokyo Symphony. He was born in Tokyo and began his music training on the piano at the age of four. Later, he attended Toho Gakuen High School where his musical interests led him to take up conducting. R ecognized for his remarkable natural talents, Mr. Otomo was subsequently accepted for university studies at the affiliated Toho Gakuen School of Music, one of the most renowned music institutes in Japan. There, he studied under leading Japanese conductors including Seiji Ozawa, Kazuyoshi Akiyama, and Tadaaki Otaka. At the age of 21, Naoto Otomo was made Assistant Conductor of the NHK Symphony Orchestra, the youngest person ever to assume that post. He made his debut with that ensemble the same year, 1979, with a critically acclaimed performance of Ravels Daphnis and Chloe During his tenure at the NHK, he
Re: Gould On Mozart? (Amadeus Pianist...) (Amadeus pianist ); From Tim Conway timcon@COMSWEST.NET.AU ; Date Thu BradleyLehman wrote I thought that at least some of it was played by ivan moravec. http://www.glenngould.org/mail/archives/f_minor/msg07382.html
Extractions: Date Prev Date Next Thread Prev Thread Next ... Thread Index Bradley Lehman wrote: >I thought that at least some of it was played by Ivan Moravec. And that >Amadeus soundtrack keeps coming up whenever I search eBay for "Moravec" >(I'm trying to find a CD issue of Moravec playing Beethoven sonatas; CDNow >had me on back-order for months and eventually canceled it...the LPs are >fantastic but getting worn out....) Have you thought about burning your LPs to CD-ROM? With a digital camera and colour printer you can also print out the LP covers at the right size to insert in the jewel cases. Tim Conway Broome, WA, Oz Prev by Date: Re: Gould on Mozart? (Amadeus pianist...)
Extractions: Seattle Times music critic Lutenist Stephen Stubbs E-mail this article Print this article Search archive It's a busy time for the Seattle Chamber Players, that venturesome ensemble whose members always seem to be making new musical discoveries and commissioning new works. Only weeks after their season-opener, the quartet core group and guest artists will reassemble to produce "Trio in Red" at 7 p.m. this Sunday in the Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall. The featured soloist is New York pianist Marian Lee, who joins Seattle Chamber Players members Laura DeLuca (clarinet), David Sabee (cello), Mikhail Shmidt (violin) and Paul Taub (flute). Pianist/composer Daniel Bonnard Romain also will be on hand to play his own solo piano work "Jam!" The day after the concert, the Seattle Chamber Players head for Russia and Estonia, where they'll present new works by contemporary Russian composers, commissioned for last month's season-opener ("Six for Five"). For tickets to Sunday's Seattle performance, visit
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Extractions: Main Page Also see: A pianist is a person who plays the piano A professional pianist can perform solo pieces, play with an orchestra or smaller ensemble , or accompany one or more singers or solo instrumentalists. A performing classical pianist usually starts playing piano at a very young age, some as early as three years old. Many well-known classical composers were able pianists themselves; for example, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Ludwig van Beethoven Franz Liszt Frederic Chopin ... Robert Schumann , and Sergei Rachmaninov were all virtuoso pianists. Some pianists have special preferences as to which composer's music they play. Most western forms of music can make use of the piano. Consequently, pianists have a wide variety of forms and styles to choose from, including jazz classical music , and all sorts of popular music Well-known or influential classical pianists: Martha Argerich Claudio Arrau Vladimir Ashkenazy Gina Bachauer Wilhelm Backhaus Daniel Barenboim Simon Barere Bart Berman Boris Berman Idil Biret Jorge Bolet Alfred Brendel Ferrucio Busoni Bruno Canino Robert Casadesus Shura Cherkassky Dino Ciani Aldo Ciccolini Van Cliburn Harriet Cohen Jean-Philippe Collard Alfred Cortot Clifford Curzon Georges Cziffra Bella Davidovich Alicia de Larrocha Vasso Devetsi Peter Donohoe Barry Douglas Hans Eijsackers Vladimir Feltsmann Annie Fischer Edwin Fischer Leon Fleischer Ignaz Friedman Ossip Gabrilowitsch Walter Gieseking Emil Gilels Jacob Gimpel Grigory Ginsburg
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Extractions: The Orchestra series at Carnegie Hall has expanded to four concerts, thanks to the generous sponsorship of Victor and Sono Elmaleh. St. Luke's Principal Conductor Sir Donald Runnicles will conduct two of the four concerts in the 2004-05 season, with Sir Roger Norrington and David Zinman conducting the first two concerts in the series. Soloists are countertenor David Daniels, soprano Dawn Upshaw, violinist Kyoko Takezawa and pianist Ivan Moravec.