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Recordings of live performances of note - XXIII
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Bozo
2019-05-27 22:57:00 UTC
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Liszt / Busoni Fantasy on Themes from Mozart's " Marriage of Figaro" :



Sound is a bit cavernous ; turning down volume helps, fww.
Bozo
2019-05-28 14:45:08 UTC
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Zoltan Kocsis ( RIP ) in 1987 playing Liszt's "Reminiscences de Norma" :


Bozo
2019-05-28 14:55:44 UTC
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The original Liszt “ Figaro “ before Busoni apparently abridged it to make it more accessible (?) :

(Mariam Batsashvili )
Bozo
2019-05-28 19:12:28 UTC
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My first hearing I believe of Levit in a Romantic concerto, here the Schumann with German Orchestra of Berlin under Robin Ticciati, very spirited, light-handed , but not without emotion, bit quick in the cadenza for me , especially fine last mov. :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0005gsq ( about 1:25:00 in )

Unusal encore, Alkan’s Prelude, “ Song of the Mad Women by the Seaside.”
Bozo
2019-05-29 15:15:59 UTC
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Young 20-something Swiss pianist Louis Schwizgebel live recently at the UK Hay Festival, “Ondine” from Ravel’s “Gaspard “ , Debussy’s “L’isle joyous”, and Mussorgsky’s “Pictures” complete. A pianist I follow, bravos here :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0005gw0
Bozo
2019-05-29 18:22:50 UTC
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Martinu's great VC # 2 , Frank Peter Zimmermann, Rotterdam Phil.,Manfred Honeck,Concertgebouw May 25,2019 : https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/9134-uit-tsjechie-martinu-en-dvorak
Bozo
2019-05-29 22:19:00 UTC
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Van Cliburn at age 18, Tchaikovsky PC # 1, Jan.23,1953, Juilliard Orchestra,Jean Morel, at Juilliard,NYC live. From the Juilliard archive , recent thread here. Only 96 kbps apparently , and I question the playback speed. His interpretation did not change over the coming years, but more extraordinary energy here IF the playback speed is accurate. And at 18 ; Mon Dieu.

http://jmedia.juilliard.edu/digital/collection/p16995coll3/id/11004/rec/6

Beveridge Webster playing Roger Sessions’ interesting Piano Concerto, Feb.10,1956, at Juilliard with Morel :

http://jmedia.juilliard.edu/digital/collection/p16995coll3/id/1389/rec/14 ( At 22:10 in )
Bozo
2019-05-31 02:16:14 UTC
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Daniel Pollack ( 1935 - ) , 1956 at Juilliard, Barber Sonata ( 1949 ) :

http://jmedia.juilliard.edu/digital/collection/p16995coll3/id/11997/rec/41

https://music.usc.edu/daniel-pollack/

Adele Marcus ( 1906-1995 ) , 1957 at Juilliard, Brahms 3rd Sonata, Paganini Book 1. Some glitches , but what wonderful glitches :

http://jmedia.juilliard.edu/digital/collection/p16995coll3/id/11777/rec/44

https://www.nytimes.com/1995/05/05/obituaries/adele-marcus-is-dead-at-89-taught-many-notable-pianists.html


Holy cow both !
Bozo
2019-05-31 13:07:33 UTC
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George Katz, at Juilliard , 1952, Liszt B minor Sonata ,about 24:00 in :

http://jmedia.juilliard.edu/digital/collection/p16995coll3/id/10871/rec/9

http://plannedgiving.juilliard.edu/meet-our-donors/george-and-julia-katz

Michael Block,at Juilliard , 1957, Rach PC # 2 :

http://jmedia.juilliard.edu/digital/collection/p16995coll3/id/11823/rec/19
Bozo
2019-06-03 14:05:36 UTC
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New 2019 piano concerto by composer Michael Jarrell , my first hearing of the composer or his work, World premiere May 25,2019,Philharmonie de Paris, Radio France Phil.,Bertrand Chamayou,pianist,Kazuki Yamada, conductor, 25 minute video.Somewhat interesting, but a one-hear for me.Chamayou apparently has a more favorable opinion of the work, as apparently did the audience :

https://www.francemusique.fr/concert/paris-philharmonie-jarrell-berlioz-banks-chamayou-opde-rf-mrf-maitrise-de-notre-dame-de-paris-choeur-d-enfants-de-l
Bozo
2019-06-03 15:38:05 UTC
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Pianists Florian Mitrea and Adela Liculescu live at the 2019 Radio Romania piano festival. Very fine playing indeed , several works (delightful ) , composers , new to me as were the pianists.I skipped the Liszt, but not the Beethoven or the others.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0005nq3

Ludwig van Beethoven,Piano Sonata no 21 in C major, Op 53 ('Waldstein')
Franz Schubert,Hungarian Melody in B minor, D 817
Sigismund Toduță, Passacaglia : 12 Variations on a Romanian Carol
Radu Paladi, Rondo a capriccio
Paul Constantinescu, Variations on a Romanian Folksong and Dobrogean Dance (segue)
Christoph Willibald Gluck, Melody from 'Orpheus and Eurydice'
Domenico Scarlatti ,Keyboard Sonata in D minor, K.141
Franz Liszt, Piano Sonata in B minor, S.178
Enrique Granados , Quejas, o la maja y el ruiseñor (from 'Goyescas')
George Enescu ,Pavane from 'Piano Suite no 2 in D major, Op 10'
Igor Stravinsky ,Three Movements from 'Petrushka'
Adela Liculescu , Arlecchino ( her own work )
Bozo
2019-06-06 14:07:04 UTC
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Pianist Deszo Ranki live at Schwetzingen Festival ( 2019 ? ) :

https://www.rtbf.be/auvio/detail_concert-de-l-apres-midi?id=2506474

Haydn, Piano Sonata Hob.XVI:41
Brahms, Handel Variations
Schubert, D.960

Ranki a Budapest Liszt Academy classmate of Sir Andras Schiff and the late Zoltan Kocsis.

Dont run across Ranki live often in the few sources I monitor,attractive program, so wanted to listen. Perhaps I did not pay close enough attention or was not in a receptive mood as did not find the playing here very engaging. You might,of course.
Bozo
2019-06-06 19:37:11 UTC
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This performance of the DSCH PC # 2 by a young Korobeinikov WAS engaging:


Bozo
2019-06-07 19:59:30 UTC
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A heads up for Clara Haskil fans next week,Thursday, June 13, on Radio Belgium Francaise, I believe this probably the SWR cd:

Clara Haskil: le récital de 1953 au château de Ludwigsburg
Émission du 13/06 - 20:00

https://www.rtbf.be/musiq3/emissions/detail_concert?programId=2011#livearea

Ce soir nous mettons à l'honneur « La Grande Dame de la Musique ». C'est ainsi que l'on a surnommé Clara Haskil, la célèbre pianiste née à Bucarest en 1895.
Le 11 avril 1953, elle donnait un récital au château baroque de Ludwigsburg, dans le sud-ouest de l'Allemagne, non loin de Stuttgart. Un moment musical précieux enregistré à l'époque par la radio SWR. Les bandes magnétiques originales ont récemment fait l'objet d'une restauration gommant souffle et bruits parasites. C'est l'occasion de redécouvrir ce beau concert sous une nouvelle lumière.

Programme :
J.S. Bach : Toccata en mi mineur BWV 914
D. Scarlatti : Sonates K.132, K.193, K.87
Beethoven : Sonate n°32 en ut mineur op.111
R. Schumann : Bunte-Blätter, op.99
R. Schumann: Abegg-Variationen op.1
Debussy : Etudes nos. 10 et 7
Ravel : Sonatine en fa dièse mineur
Bis :
J.S. Bach/F. Busoni : Nun komm der Heiden Heiland BWV 659
R. Schumann : Abschied (Waldszenen, op.82)
Bozo
2019-06-11 13:18:29 UTC
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In case you missed first time, Andsnes and Hamelin April 4, 2017, live at the Muziekgebouw,Amsterdam, in music for 2 pianos:

https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/6649-toppianisten-leif-ove-andsnes-marc-andre-hamelin

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Larghetto en allegro KV.deest in Es gr.t.

Stravinski, Igor
Concert voor 2 piano's

Debussy, Claude
En blanc et noir

Stravinski, Igor
Le sacre du printemps (Arr.)


Stravinski, Igor
Circus polk
JohnGavin
2019-06-11 15:13:58 UTC
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In case you missed first time, Andsnes and Hamelin April 4, 2017, live at the Muziekgebouw,Amsterdam, in music for 2 pianos:

Their all Stravinsky two-piano CD for Hyperion is highly recommended.
Bozo
2019-06-14 12:37:27 UTC
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Clara Haskil: le récital de 1953 au château de Ludwigsburg
Émission du 13/06 - 20:00
https://www.rtbf.be/musiq3/emissions/detail_concert?programId=2011#livearea
Ce soir nous mettons à l'honneur « La Grande Dame de la Musique ». C'est ainsi que l'on a surnommé Clara Haskil, la célèbre pianiste née à Bucarest en 1895.
Le 11 avril 1953, elle donnait un récital au château baroque de Ludwigsburg, dans le sud-ouest de l'Allemagne, non loin de Stuttgart. Un moment musical précieux enregistré à l'époque par la radio SWR. Les bandes magnétiques originales ont récemment fait l'objet d'une restauration gommant souffle et bruits parasites. C'est l'occasion de redécouvrir ce beau concert sous une nouvelle lumière.
J.S. Bach : Toccata en mi mineur BWV 914
D. Scarlatti : Sonates K.132, K.193, K.87
Beethoven : Sonate n°32 en ut mineur op.111
R. Schumann : Bunte-Blätter, op.99
R. Schumann: Abegg-Variationen op.1
Debussy : Etudes nos. 10 et 7
Ravel : Sonatine en fa dièse mineur
J.S. Bach/F. Busoni : Nun komm der Heiden Heiland BWV 659
R. Schumann : Abschied (Waldszenen, op.82)
Bozo
2019-06-14 23:12:21 UTC
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The Op.111 here was not good, start to finish. The Schumann was the most successful of the program. Nothing legendary, but in fairness just 1 recital, and an off day? Just IMHO,of course. I defer to the Haskill experts.
Bozo
2019-06-17 12:39:45 UTC
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I believe this is Bernard Haitink's last appearance in the Netherlands as he is retiring after a couple Summer festivals later this year. Radio Phil. in Amsterdam,June 15, selected lieder of Strauss, Bruckner 7th :

https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/9150-bernard-haitink-dirigeert-bruckners-zevende-symfonie
Gerard
2019-06-17 14:39:41 UTC
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Post by Bozo
https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/9150-bernard-haitink-dirigeert-bruckners-zevende-symfonie
You can see the concert (HD or so - only Bruckner 7) here:

Frank Berger
2019-06-17 17:19:44 UTC
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https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/9150-bernard-haitink-dirigeert-bruckners-zevende-symfonie
Retiring? He's barely 90. That's young for a conductor.
AB
2019-06-17 18:20:29 UTC
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https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/9150-bernard-haitink-dirigeert-bruckners-zevende-symfonie
Retiring? He's barely 90. That's young for a conductor.
wish I was a conductor.... I am not much less than 90 and don't feel particularly 'young'!

AB
Frank Berger
2019-06-17 21:28:36 UTC
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https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/9150-bernard-haitink-dirigeert-bruckners-zevende-symfonie
Retiring? He's barely 90. That's young for a conductor.
wish I was a conductor.... I am not much less than 90 and don't feel particularly 'young'!
AB
I'm 71.5 and probably know how you feel (not exactly, of course). My
main problem is lack of stamina. I can play ball and run around with my
grandchildren but after 10 minutes I'm wiped out. I think it's mostly
because I'm almost completely sedentary more so than age itself. My
wife swims or works out every morning. She's in better shape than me
despite two artificial knees and one hip.
Bozo
2019-06-17 21:54:24 UTC
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My wife swims or works out every morning. She's in better shape than me
despite two artificial knees and one hip.
" Never try to impress a woman, because if you do she'll expect you to keep up the standard for the rest of your life. " W. C. Fields
graham
2019-06-17 22:00:10 UTC
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I believe this is Bernard Haitink's last appearance in the
Netherlands as he is retiring after a couple Summer festivals later
this year. Radio Phil. in Amsterdam,June 15, selected lieder of
https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/9150-bernard-haitink-dirigeert-bruckners-zevende-symfonie
Retiring?  He's barely 90.  That's young for a conductor.
wish I was a conductor.... I am not much less than 90 and don't feel
particularly 'young'!
AB
I'm 71.5 and probably know how you feel (not exactly, of course).  My
main problem is lack of stamina.  I can play ball and run around with my
grandchildren but after 10 minutes I'm wiped out.  I think it's mostly
because I'm almost completely sedentary more so than age itself.  My
wife swims or works out every morning.  She's in better shape than me
despite two artificial knees and one hip.
If it's any consolation, I first saw Haitink conduct when he had a full
head of hair:-(
AB
2019-06-18 00:20:08 UTC
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Post by Frank Berger
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https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/9150-bernard-haitink-dirigeert-bruckners-zevende-symfonie
Retiring? He's barely 90. That's young for a conductor.
wish I was a conductor.... I am not much less than 90 and don't feel particularly 'young'!
AB
I'm 71.5 and probably know how you feel (not exactly, of course). My
main problem is lack of stamina. I can play ball and run around with my
grandchildren but after 10 minutes I'm wiped out. I think it's mostly
because I'm almost completely sedentary more so than age itself. My
wife swims or works out every morning. She's in better shape than me
despite two artificial knees and one hip.
there are people in their 80s and even 90s who run the NY Marathon (26 miles)
AB
Bozo
2019-06-18 12:25:14 UTC
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From WQXR (NYC) : “ On Friday, June 7 brought you a live broadcast from Carnegie Hall with Yannick Nézet-Séguin leading the Philadelphia Orchestra in an all-Russian program, including Prokofiev's dazzling Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major featuring soloist Beatrice Rana.  Listen to the archived broadcast.”

Stravinsky: Funeral Song
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 26
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 13

https://www.wqxr.org/story/listen-philadelphia-orchestra-live-carnegie-hall-stravinsky-prokofiev-rachmaninoff/

I have heard Rana do this PC live video broadcast recently with Detroit Symphony, but want to hear the Rach Sym. # 1, which I think is under-appreciated , and which I enjoy usually more than his 3rd Sym.
Bozo
2019-06-23 18:10:54 UTC
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I have had mixed reactions to this pianist the few previous lives of his I've heard, but this recital worth hearing for pianophiles IMHO :

Christian Blackshaw, 2018 Schwetzingen Festival, Sonatas : Mozart K.533 ( I don’t encounter that sonata live much ),LvB Op.109,Schubert D.958:

https://www.rtbf.be/auvio/detail_concer ... id=2512948
Frank Lekens
2019-06-25 08:33:17 UTC
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Pianists Florian Mitrea and Adela Liculescu live at the 2019 Radio Romania piano festival. Very fine playing indeed , several works (delightful ) , composers , new to me as were the pianists.I skipped the Liszt, but not the Beethoven or the others.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0005nq3
Ludwig van Beethoven,Piano Sonata no 21 in C major, Op 53 ('Waldstein')
Franz Schubert,Hungarian Melody in B minor, D 817
Sigismund Toduță, Passacaglia : 12 Variations on a Romanian Carol
Radu Paladi, Rondo a capriccio
Paul Constantinescu, Variations on a Romanian Folksong and Dobrogean Dance (segue)
Christoph Willibald Gluck, Melody from 'Orpheus and Eurydice'
Domenico Scarlatti ,Keyboard Sonata in D minor, K.141
Franz Liszt, Piano Sonata in B minor, S.178
Enrique Granados , Quejas, o la maja y el ruiseñor (from 'Goyescas')
George Enescu ,Pavane from 'Piano Suite no 2 in D major, Op 10'
Igor Stravinsky ,Three Movements from 'Petrushka'
Adela Liculescu , Arlecchino ( her own work )
Nice recital!
The Liszt sounded different to me, more improvisatory in parts? OTOH I'm
not really all that familiar with that work, maybe it's just that.
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Frank Lekens

http://fmlekens.home.xs4all.nl/
https://franklekens.blogspot.nl/
Bozo
2019-06-28 15:45:08 UTC
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Young Canadian pianist and past Chopin Competition winner Jan Lisiecki in recital, a pianist I follow.I wanted to hear the Rachmaninoff primarily, but glad I also listened to his technicolor Ravel and aggressive Chopins.More self-assured as he matures.

Mozart - 12 Variations sur 'Ah, vous dirai-je Maman, K. 265.
Schumann - Quatre Nachtstücke, op. 23.
Ravel - Gaspard de la Nuit
Rachmaninov - Cinq Morceaux de fantasie, op. 3
Chopin - Nocturne No. 19 en mi mineur et Scherzo en si mineur

Enregistré le 2 juin 2018 à Wurzbourg

https://www.rtbf.be/auvio/detail_concert-de-l-apres-midi?id=2515318
g***@gmail.com
2019-06-29 03:38:52 UTC
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http://youtu.be/O3d4lEK0SJ8
Sound is a bit cavernous ; turning down volume helps, fww.
(Upcoming radio program):

https://www.wfmt.com/programs/collectors-corner-with-henry-fogel/
Bozo
2019-06-29 14:01:44 UTC
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"Nessun dorma" (abbreviated) by a 10-year old girl:

https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/television/8517656/emanne-beasha-performs-nessun-dorma-americas-got-talent-video
Bozo
2019-07-02 14:49:56 UTC
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Wonderful recital of Rachmaninoff songs and Schubert’s D.959. Rachmaninoff’s songs for female voice seem more attractive than those for male voice (?) , D.959 perhaps my fav Schubert sonata:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0006ffp

Rachmaninov: Son, op. 38/5; Ne poi, krassavitsa, pri mne, op. 4/4; Ostrovok, op. 14/2; Oni otvetxali, op. 21/4


Katharina Konradi, soprano

Wolfram Rieger, piano

Schubert: Piano Sonata No 20 in A, D959

Igor Levit, piano

Vilabertran,Spain,2018 Festival.

World premiere of Charles Villiers Stanford’s Violin Concerto last month in England, at about 18 minutes into this broadcast. Per the BBC presenter, the work , by then 23-year old composer, was shown in 1875 by the composer to Joachim , but BBC gives no reason why not performed “in public” until now. To my pianophile ear the 37-minute work is well-crafted,although perhaps not memorable, on the lighter rustic side, with the exception of the very fine slow mov. Worth a hearing IMHO. I did do a back-to-back repeat.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0006ffy
AB
2019-07-02 19:02:38 UTC
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many years ago I transcribed for bassoon and played a number of songs for male voice by R. some were very beautiful.....

AB
Al Eisner
2019-07-23 00:23:55 UTC
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Recently heard in concert: pianist Juho Pohjonen playing two of Rameau's
"Nouvelles Suites": varied, stylish, and (to my ears) highly effective
renditions. A recorded version of one from back in May:
(Drier acoustics than
where I heard it, and recorded at low volume, so turn it up!) [In
program notes Pohjonen argues that some of Rameau's more-forward-looking
harmonic ideas work best with equal temperament, hence on piano.]

The second half of the recital consisted of three Scriabin sonatas:
enjoyable and technically assured, but don't ask me to comment on
Scriabin-performance style. :)
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Al Eisner
c***@gmail.com
2019-07-23 00:53:17 UTC
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Last week we went to a Lincoln Center CMS concert featuring Pohjonen. Excellent program featuring the Arensky d-minor Trio in the second half. It’s quite a workout for the pianist! All three of the principal was performers were superb up-and-comers: Bella Hristova, violin; Nicholas Canellakis, cello. Hristova and Pohjonen played Mozart K 454, and Anthony McGill (of the NY Phil) played the Brahms Clarinet Trio with Pohjonen and Canellakis. It was all good but the Arensky was special. Pohjonen is technically and musically outstanding and has a very calm onstage demeanor. He’s also older than he looks—a real baby face :-)

AC
Al Eisner
2019-07-23 18:55:56 UTC
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Last week we went to a Lincoln Center CMS concert featuring Pohjonen. Excellent program featuring the Arensky d-minor Trio in the second half. It’s quite a workout for the pianist! All three of the principal was performers were superb up-and-comers: Bella Hristova, violin; Nicholas Canellakis, cello. Hristova and Pohjonen played Mozart K 454, and Anthony McGill (of the NY Phil) played the Brahms Clarinet Trio with Pohjonen and Canellakis. It was all good but the Arensky was special. Pohjonen is technically and musically outstanding and has a very calm onstage demeanor. He’s also older than he looks—a real baby face :-)
AC
Thanks for that report. I first heard Pohjonen in SF a dozen or so years
ago (I recall his program included Prokofiev 7), and have enjoyed him
each time I've heard him since. All of the above performers have appeared
multiple times at Music at Menlo, which is of course run by the same
folks who run the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Of the
pianists they regularly bring. (His Music at Menlo debut was recorded:
https://www.amazon.com/Maps-Legends-Disc-VIII-Variations/dp/B004F9YX8M/,
which has a variations theme. The Mozart sonata and Grieg ballade are
terrific; the Brahms Handel variations were very impressive in concert,
but on rehearing on the CD seemed on the aggressive side.) Later this
week he'll be playing in a Schumann trio, etc.
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Al Eisner
c***@gmail.com
2019-07-23 19:17:14 UTC
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Last week we went to a Lincoln Center CMS concert featuring Pohjonen. Excellent program featuring the Arensky d-minor Trio in the second half. It’s quite a workout for the pianist! All three of the principal was performers were superb up-and-comers: Bella Hristova, violin; Nicholas Canellakis, cello. Hristova and Pohjonen played Mozart K 454, and Anthony McGill (of the NY Phil) played the Brahms Clarinet Trio with Pohjonen and Canellakis. It was all good but the Arensky was special. Pohjonen is technically and musically outstanding and has a very calm onstage demeanor. He’s also older than he looks—a real baby face :-)
AC
Thanks for that report. I first heard Pohjonen in SF a dozen or so years
ago (I recall his program included Prokofiev 7), and have enjoyed him
each time I've heard him since. All of the above performers have appeared
multiple times at Music at Menlo, which is of course run by the same
folks who run the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Of the
https://www.amazon.com/Maps-Legends-Disc-VIII-Variations/dp/B004F9YX8M/,
which has a variations theme. The Mozart sonata and Grieg ballade are
terrific; the Brahms Handel variations were very impressive in concert,
but on rehearing on the CD seemed on the aggressive side.) Later this
week he'll be playing in a Schumann trio, etc.
--
Al Eisner
Thanks for yours, Al. We subscribed to the CMS concert series for many years but switched our allegiance to the NY Phil Ensembles for a few reasons (ticket prices, concert times, programs, and did I mention ticket prices?). So it was nice to reconnect via the CMS' engaging summer programs. I will look out for a solo recital by Pohjonen--indeed, for any appearance by him.

Alan
Bozo
2019-07-23 20:18:28 UTC
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I will look out for a solo recital by Pohjonen--indeed, for any appearance by him.
The PC a “guilty pleasure “ of mine, Pohjonen plays S-S PC # 5 in 2017 with Greewich,Conn. USA Symphony, live video, well done by all concerned. Encore , Grieg’s “ Butterfly” :


Al Eisner
2019-07-24 17:09:03 UTC
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I will look out for a solo recital by Pohjonen--indeed, for any appearance by him.
http://youtu.be/or5arpx6ZBM
I think SS #5 is quite respectable. For me, I reserve "guilty pleasure"
for "Africa" (especially) and similar works. :)
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Al Eisner
Bozo
2019-07-25 15:48:54 UTC
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14-year old pianist Yoav Levanon live at Verbier,2019.

While I cant really recommend the rest of the recital,you might want to advance to, hear the final encore.

https://www.medici.tv/en/concerts/yoav-levanon-recital-chopin-medtner-rachmaninov/

Chopin 3rd Sonata
Medtner Sonata “ Elegia”
Rachmaninoff 2nd Sonata
Encores:
Liszt “ La Campanella”
Hiromi Uehara,”The Tom and Jerry Show “
Bozo
2019-07-26 21:42:39 UTC
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Pianist Sergey Redkin at Verbier,2019,live video. As I recall, I was impressed with some of his playing at the 2015 Tchaikovsky Competition where he placed 3rd to Masleev’s 1st ( I was not impressed by Masleev then, who is also to play later at 2019 Verbier, so we shall see ). I have not heard Redkin since, plus I would not miss this programme, and glad I did not miss it :

https://www.medici.tv/en/concerts/sergey-redkin-plays-tchaikovsky-prokofiev-and-rachmaninov/

Tchaikovsky,”Dumka” , Op.59
Prokofieff, Sonata No.6, Op.82
Pause
Rachmaninoff,Etudes Tableaux, Op.39,complete ( Nos.7 -9 here ! )

Encores: Bagatelles : Kapustin,Op.59,# 9 ; Silvestrov,Op.1,# 1 (gorgeous)

Reminded me how much the 2nd,3rd movs, of this Prokofieff “War” Sonata remind me nonetheless of his “Romeo et Juliet” score, although arguably that another “ war “ . Magnificent Rachmaninoff,makes a case Op.39 is the ultimate solo work of the composer.

How one plays , let alone memorizes, these works, even if playing them since they were 10 ….

VERY impressive here, even in the shadow of Richter. A pianist I will follow.
Bozo
2019-07-27 13:29:26 UTC
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Repertorie not usually associated with cellist Anner Bijlsman (?), Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto # 2, live 1976,with Netherlands Radio Phil., Roberto Benzi :

https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/4750-omroeparchief-radio-filharmonisch-orkest-en-cellist-anner-bijlsma-o-l-v-roberto-benzi
Gerard
2019-07-27 18:00:26 UTC
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Post by Bozo
https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/4750-omroeparchief-radio-filharmonisch-orkest-en-cellist-anner-bijlsma-o-l-v-roberto-benzi
Anner Bijlsma has died this week (July 25). At the age of 85 years.

https://www.mensenlinq.nl/overlijdensberichten/anner-bijlsma-8438086
https://www.nporadio4.nl/podium/nieuws/3296-cellist-anner-bijlsma-85-overleden
https://www.conservatoriumvanamsterdam.nl/nieuws/2019/7/in-memoriam-anner-bijlsma-1934-2019/
Bozo
2019-07-27 18:46:05 UTC
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Post by Gerard
Anner Bijlsma has died this week (July 25). At the age of 85 years.
Thank you for that info. Was not aware when I posted. RIP.
Frank Lekens
2019-07-28 10:58:54 UTC
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Post by Gerard
Anner Bijlsma has died this week (July 25). At the age of 85 years.
Thank you for that info. Was not aware when I posted. RIP.
Quite a few more old recitals of his put online to commemorate:
https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten
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Frank Lekens

http://fmlekens.home.xs4all.nl/
https://franklekens.blogspot.nl/
HT
2019-07-23 14:35:34 UTC
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Recently heard in concert: pianist Juho Pohjonen playing two of Rameau's
"Nouvelles Suites": varied, stylish, and (to my ears) highly effective
http://youtu.be/0Mf-426tUew (Drier acoustics than
where I heard it, and recorded at low volume, so turn it up!) [In
program notes Pohjonen argues that some of Rameau's more-forward-looking
harmonic ideas work best with equal temperament, hence on piano.]
enjoyable and technically assured, but don't ask me to comment on
Scriabin-performance style. :)
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Al Eisner
Thanks! I liked his Rameau on YT. Hope to hear his Scriabin one day!

Henk
Bozo
2019-07-23 16:20:29 UTC
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Maria Joao-Pires at age 32 , Concertgebouw , 1976 :

https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/4076-legendarisch-archief-pianiste-maria-joao-pires

( Sound not the best.)

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Sonate voor piano nr.12, KV.332

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Variaties voor piano (12), KV.265 (300e) , "Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman"

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Sonate voor piano nr.14, KV.457

Chopin, Frédéric
Preludes voor piano (24), op.28 - compleet

Chopin, Frédéric
Etudes voor piano (12), op.25 - nr.7
Bozo
2019-07-23 16:24:28 UTC
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P.S. The Etude encore did not play for me.
Frank Lekens
2019-07-28 11:06:17 UTC
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Post by Al Eisner
Recently heard in concert: pianist Juho Pohjonen playing two of Rameau's
"Nouvelles Suites": varied, stylish, and (to my ears) highly effective
http://youtu.be/0Mf-426tUew (Drier acoustics than
where I heard it, and recorded at low volume, so turn it up!) [In
program notes Pohjonen argues that some of Rameau's more-forward-looking
harmonic ideas work best with equal temperament, hence on piano.]
enjoyable and technically assured, but don't ask me to comment on
Scriabin-performance style. :)
Nice! Thanks.
--
Frank Lekens

http://fmlekens.home.xs4all.nl/
https://franklekens.blogspot.nl/
Bozo
2019-07-29 13:31:09 UTC
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Francesco Piemontesi, piano, live.

Schubert - Sonate pour piano No. 16 en la mineur, D.845
Schubert - 11 Ecossaises, D. 781.
Schubert - Quatre Impromptus, D. 935, Op. Posth. 142.

Enregistré le 30 août 2018 à Schwarzenberg

An excellent pianist , even if not always as interesting a pianist as I found him to be when I first encountered him years ago , but I follow him , and here find little to fault. Had not heard these works recently, and was good to be reminded how extraordinary these works are ( and technically demanding, even for Piemontesi, eg. end of D.935 , # 4,where he may have had a spot or two of strain. ).

https://www.rtbf.be/auvio/detail_les-grands-festivals-de-l-ete?id=2525912
Bozo
2019-07-31 15:46:34 UTC
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Wonderfully performed concert ! All wonderful works I dont think often heard live (with the exception of the Janacek) :

https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/9192-delft-chamber-music-festival-from-the-street

Janacek, Leos
Sonate voor piano, "Sonáta 1.X.1905"
Eckardstein, Severin von

Sjostakovitsj, Dmitri
Sonate voor altviool en piano, op.147

Guez, Nimrod / Eckardstein, Severin von

Dutilleux, Henri
Sonatine voor fluit en piano, 1943

Kogelenberg, Herman van / Cemin, Alphonse

Medtner, Nikolai
Pianokwintet, Op. Posth. (1946)

July 27,2019 at Museum het Prinsenhof,Delft,Netherlands
Bozo
2019-07-31 19:28:53 UTC
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Wonderfully performed concert ! All wonderful works I dont think often heard live (with the exception of
Sjostakovitsj, Dmitri
Sonate voor altviool en piano, op.147
Guez, Nimrod / Eckardstein, Severin von
I enjoyed the Viola Sonata,which at times had a klezmer-like quality,albeit sad. My first hearings of it today ( I listened 3 times !). Per Wiki, the Sonata was the last composition of the composer completed less than a month before his death in 1975. The last movement is apparently dedicated to Beethoven,with some tips of the hat to the "Moonlight" ( to my ear, in the piano part ).
Bozo
2019-07-31 21:37:22 UTC
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I enjoyed the Viola Sonata,which at times had a klezmer-like quality,albeit sad. My first hearings of it today ( >I listened 3 times !).
I have discovered Radio 4 left out the first movement of the Sonata. The listing does say " compleet ". Perhaps the recent heat ?
Bozo
2019-08-01 20:51:14 UTC
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Andsnes plays the Britten PC, one of my fav PC’s, at 2019 Proms,with BBCSO/Gardner. Wonderful reading by all concerned.Encore by Mompou:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00076mg

An assessment of Andsnes' 2017-18 season performance of the PC with the NYPO/Pappano, the first time the NYPO had played the work in 36 years( ! ) : http://www.andsnes.com/news/post/andsness-britten-is-a-revelation-with-new-york-philharmonic
AB
2019-08-02 00:06:39 UTC
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00076mg
An assessment of Andsnes' 2017-18 season performance of the PC with the NYPO/Pappano, the first time the NYPO had played the work in 36 years( ! ) : http://www.andsnes.com/news/post/andsness-britten-is-a-revelation-with-new-york-philharmonic
assume you have heard Grosvenor play it..

AB
Bozo
2019-08-02 00:32:14 UTC
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< assume you have heard Grosvenor play it..

Yes , Grosvenor empahsizing the light, lyrical elements, Andsnes the dark, percussive.
Frank Lekens
2019-08-03 12:47:17 UTC
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I enjoyed the Viola Sonata,which at times had a klezmer-like quality,albeit sad. My first hearings of it today ( >I listened 3 times !).
I have discovered Radio 4 left out the first movement of the Sonata. The listing does say " compleet ". Perhaps the recent heat ?
Strange!

Here's the entire recital as it was broadcast that night. It was not a
live broadcast: the recital had been played that afternoon.
https://www.nporadio4.nl/zomeravondconcert/uitzendingen/675950:2019-07-27-zomeravondconcert
But here the concert is uncut and they did play it in its entirety. It
starts at 22'57" and I don't immediately hear anything wrong with the
first movement.

Why it's missing from the tracked version on
https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/9192-delft-chamber-music-festival-from-the-street
is anyone's guess. Seems to me a human or technical error rather than a
decision for artistic or sound quality reasons. Or was the editor thrown
off by the lengthy pause (between 32' and 33') where the violinist is
retuning his instrument?

(Or does that retuning mean it was horribly off key in the first
movement? If so I didn't hear that.)

It rather changes the sonata's character if you don't start with this
movement, doesn't it? :-)
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Frank Lekens

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https://franklekens.blogspot.nl/
Neil
2019-08-04 13:14:55 UTC
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Ogdon playing Rach 3 from 1988 with the BBC Scottish and Jerzy Maksymiuk.
Bozo
2019-08-11 13:53:19 UTC
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Pianist Llyr Williams at 2019 Edinburgh Festival .Recommended istening.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0007dcc

First half :

Grieg: Lyric Pieces (selection)

Bellringing Op 54 6 'Klokkeklang'

To Spring Op 43 6 'Til våren'

March of the Trolls Op 54 3 'Trolltog'

Puck (Little Troll) Op 71 3 'Småtroll'

Vanished Days Op 57 1 'Svundne dager'
The Brook Op 62 4 'Bekken'

Evening in the Mountains Op 68 4 'Aften på højfjellet'

Cradle Song Op 68 5 'Bådnlåt'

Homewards Op 62 6 'Hjemad'

Interval :


Donald Macleod looks at another artist who will appearing at the EIF this year, soprano Joyce Di Donato. 

Handel: 'Scherza infida' from Ariodante

Mozart: ‘Voi che sapete' from The Marriage of Figaro

Rossini: 'Una voce poco fa’ from The Barber of Seville

Second half :


Wagner / Liszt: Fantasy on Themes from Rienzi

Wagner / Liszt: Spinning Chorus from Flying Dutchman

Wagner: Sonata for the book of Mrs.M.W.

Wagner / Liszt: Entry of the Guests from Tannhäuser
Wagner / Liszt:: Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde
Bozo
2019-08-11 19:14:46 UTC
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Kirill Gerstein plays Mozart ’s PC # 20,K.466, with Dresden Staatskapelle under Oramo, June 19,2019 in Dresden:

https://www.rtbf.be/auvio/detail_les-grands-festivals-de-l-ete?id=2529000

Wasn’t really interested in hearing the work again just yet, but glad I did as I find Gerstein always interesting, and he was here, a very forceful,dramatic,darker reading, distinctive rhetoric, with cadenzas he may have composed which perhaps push the boundaries perhaps bit too far in the Romantic direction, but effective. Really made me enjoy the work again, which often seems too tame in most hands.
Bozo
2019-08-11 22:05:34 UTC
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Violinist Alina Ibramigova with Netherlands Radio Phil.under Vasily Petrenko,Jan.12,2019,at Concertgebouw, Shostakovich VC # 2, Op.129 ; in a word, powerful:

https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/8538-petrenko-in-brahms-en-sjostakovitsj
Bozo
2019-08-11 23:05:24 UTC
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https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/8538-petrenko-in-brahms-en-sjostakovitsj
And while at Radio 4, the Shostakovich Piano Quintet,Op. 57, Aug.6,2019 at Meiringen Festival,Switzerland:

https://www.nporadio4.nl/concerten/9203-kamermuziek-in-de-zwitserse-alpen

Leonskaja, Elisabeth / Keulen, Isabelle van / Reents-Kang, Hyunjong / Schiller, Christoph / Demenga, Patrick
Bozo
2019-08-13 13:31:09 UTC
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Beethoven Concerto pour piano No. 4 en sol majeur, op. 58 (Version orchestre de chambre avec pianoforte et quintette à cordes reconstruit par Hans-Werner Kuthen)

Beethoven - Quartuor à cordes No. 15 en la mineur, op. 132.

Avec Muza Rubackyte, piano, Katarzyna Budnik-Galazka, alto et le Shanghai Quartet

Enregistré le 19 mars 2016 à Varsovie

https://www.rtbf.be/auvio/detail_concert-de-l-apres-midi?id=2530534

Interesting Beethoven ,although not my cup of tea.
Frank Lekens
2019-08-19 09:56:17 UTC
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Beethoven Concerto pour piano No. 4 en sol majeur, op. 58 (Version orchestre de chambre avec pianoforte et quintette à cordes reconstruit par Hans-Werner Kuthen)
Beethoven - Quartuor à cordes No. 15 en la mineur, op. 132.
Avec Muza Rubackyte, piano, Katarzyna Budnik-Galazka, alto et le Shanghai Quartet
Enregistré le 19 mars 2016 à Varsovie
https://www.rtbf.be/auvio/detail_concert-de-l-apres-midi?id=2530534
Interesting Beethoven ,although not my cup of tea.
I'm rather enjoying it.
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Frank Lekens

http://fmlekens.home.xs4all.nl/
https://franklekens.blogspot.nl/
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