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La Traviata, the film:
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Post by Brian Peacock » Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:44 am

Interesting examination of Shostakovich...

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Post by Brian Peacock » Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:50 pm

de’Cavalieri’s mysterious enharmonic passage.



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Post by Hermit » Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:00 am

Thanks for those. ^^^

Fireworks with Fred and Martha, and a couple of bonus sparks thrown in.


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Post by Brian Peacock » Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:13 am

Jesus plays The Goldberg Variations with all the repeats as written...



Interview with Jesus.

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Post by Brian Peacock » Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:52 pm

Apparently 'the violin business is the biggest shark tank there is'. Where there be money, there be sharks.



There is much woo about those old time fiddles...

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Post by Hermit » Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:04 am

Brian Peacock wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:52 pm
There is much woo about those old time fiddles...

Pity the short version of the filmed experiment stops short of giving detailed results. They have been provided in the long version and in a journal, though.

From the journal article's abstract:
When asked to choose a violin to replace their own for a hypothetical concert tour, 6 of the 10 soloists chose a new instrument. A single new violin was easily the most-preferred of the 12. On average, soloists rated their favorite new violins more highly than their favorite old for playability, articulation, and projection, and at least equal to old in terms of timbre. Soloists failed to distinguish new from old at better than chance levels. These results confirm and extend those of the earlier study and present a striking challenge to near-canonical beliefs about Old Italian violins.
PDF of the entire article

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Post by Brian Peacock » Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:45 pm

:tup: Cheers for the link. There's similar myths around vintage guitars, pianos, and wine.
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Post by Hermit » Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:45 am

Omefuckengoddess, just listen to this! Martha Argerich at 69. Nobody seems to have told her fingers about ageing, and regarding her mental abilities, she's playing the entire piece without the aid of looking at the score. And how she plays it! Just heavenly.



She is 78 years old now, and still firing on all cylinders. There's a recording of her playing Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 (again sans score) six weeks ago, this time with another ancient performer, Daniel Barenboim, conducting, on Youtube, but I prefer Chopin's piano.

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Post by Brian Peacock » Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:01 am

12 minutes into that and I'd saved it to my HD. :tup:
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Post by Hermit » Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:19 am

Brian Peacock wrote:
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12 minutes into that and I'd saved it to my HD. :tup:
Phone off the hook...

Argerich does not play fossilised scores left behind by dead composers. She lives the music. That's why her performances are so alive. As she said in the clip below, she does not want to imitate herself, get into some sort of routine. So she piles interpretation - that may change from one performance to the next - on top of a technically accurate rendition of the score. It kind of explains why she does not read off the score during concerts. It has to be totally mastered in order to focus on its interpretation that takes the listener on a trip*.

I suppose all top class performers do that - more or less. Martha Argerich just does it better than most.




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