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by mikhailp
Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:52 pm
Forum: Recordings - CD/DVDs
Topic: rachmaninoff sonata in b-flat minor performed by horowitz
Replies: 26
Views: 22337

Re: rachmaninoff sonata in b-flat minor performed by horowitz

When Rachmaninoff plays the main theme (the slow march theme), he plays it fortissimo where it is written piano, and i'm sure that most people would expect that if they have heard it before :) I wasn't aware that Rachmaninoff revised the 2nd Sonata. I've read that Horowitz premiered it, and as Rachm...
by mikhailp
Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:49 pm
Forum: Meet & Greet!
Topic: Help needed, please!
Replies: 3
Views: 4804

Re: Help needed, please!

Did this help fix the problem, opus23#10?
by mikhailp
Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:46 pm
Forum: Recordings - CD/DVDs
Topic: First Symphony
Replies: 12
Views: 10241

Re: First Symphony

I've heard it several times in recordings, but something about the electronically fabricated bass or brass section notes just doesn't shake me the way a real orchester would :wink: I was refering to how it would affect me at a live performance, as most pieces usually have more of an impact in more n...
by mikhailp
Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:14 am
Forum: Meet & Greet!
Topic: Hello, All
Replies: 23
Views: 20610

Re: Hello, All

I'll try to find the link if its online, I don't exaclty recall where I've seen it. Perhaps in form it is weaker, but this is something incredbily personal and unusual about the fourth concerto. At moments, it is more beautiful than anything else I have ever heard, and more emotional as well. But it...
by mikhailp
Wed Oct 29, 2008 3:24 am
Forum: Rachmaninoff Magazine: "The Bells II" * In DISTRIBUTION NOW *
Topic: The Bells no. 2
Replies: 11
Views: 10564

Re: The Bells no. 2

Wouter! Can you give us a small hint at what will be in the new edition?

Can't wait! :D
by mikhailp
Wed Oct 29, 2008 3:21 am
Forum: Best Recordings
Topic: Howard Shelley's recordings of SVR
Replies: 12
Views: 12066

Re: Howard Shelley's recordings of SVR

Is there anything particular you can tell us about Howard Shelly's style? What makes his recordings unique?
by mikhailp
Wed Oct 29, 2008 3:18 am
Forum: Recordings - CD/DVDs
Topic: First Symphony
Replies: 12
Views: 10241

Re: First Symphony

When Rachamaninoff wrote this, he was pretty terrified of death, and obsessed with it as well.

From I have heard of this symphony, I would be scared to experience it in a concert hall, considering his ability to transfer emotional expression...

What was it like for you, Daniel?
by mikhailp
Wed Oct 29, 2008 3:12 am
Forum: Recordings - CD/DVDs
Topic: rachmaninoff sonata in b-flat minor performed by horowitz
Replies: 26
Views: 22337

Re: rachmaninoff sonata in b-flat minor performed by horowitz

But how many musicians change what they play in performance? Rachmaninoff himself refused to have one concrete version of what he wrote, and when he would perform his works he would be spontaneous and random at times, inserting octaves here or perhaps changing the shape of a melody elsewhere. Even R...
by mikhailp
Wed Oct 29, 2008 3:09 am
Forum: Meet & Greet!
Topic: Hello, All
Replies: 23
Views: 20610

Re: Hello, All

Have any of you ever seen the interview with Vladmir Ashkenazy where he speaks about the 4th Piano Concerto? He spoke of it in comparison to the first three, and said that he believed it wasn't as successful and powerful as the previous piano concerti were. For me, its especially grasping, especiall...
by mikhailp
Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:34 pm
Forum: Best Recordings
Topic: Howard Shelley's recordings of SVR
Replies: 12
Views: 12066

Re: Howard Shelley's recordings of SVR

it seems that at this rate pretty soon we'll have inter-societal competitions for interpretation or rachmaninoff :) Ashkenazy has a very, very original way of interpreting Rachmaninoff like no other pianist... yet every time I listen to his recordings I'm always surprised because I thought he played...
by mikhailp
Fri Oct 03, 2008 11:04 pm
Forum: Best Recordings
Topic: Howard Shelley's recordings of SVR
Replies: 12
Views: 12066

Re: Howard Shelley's recordings of SVR

I haven't heard those recordings yet, but he is in fact an honorary member of our Society!
by mikhailp
Fri Oct 03, 2008 11:02 pm
Forum: The Life of Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff
Topic: Movie on Rachmaninoff - Finally!!!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 23878

Re: Movie on Rachmaninoff - Finally!!!!!

Very interesting! I'll try to have a movie night here at the conservatory so we can all watch it :)

Thank you Amphissa!
by mikhailp
Fri Oct 03, 2008 10:59 pm
Forum: Meet & Greet!
Topic: Hi everyone! Daniel from Romania here...
Replies: 17
Views: 16000

Re: Hi everyone! Daniel from Romania here...

now THATS a way to start ones fascination of Rachmaninoff :D
i also first heard the 1st Piano Concerto many years ago and it inspired me to persue music...

still is my favorite piece!
by mikhailp
Fri Sep 26, 2008 1:54 am
Forum: Meet & Greet!
Topic: Hi everyone! Daniel from Romania here...
Replies: 17
Views: 16000

Re: Hi everyone! Daniel from Romania here...

Sorry to disappoint but I'm not from Romania...
However, I was born in Odessa, Ukraine!

Where in Romania do you live?
by mikhailp
Tue Sep 16, 2008 5:30 pm
Forum: *Members Weekend* 12-14 September 2008 - Agenda and Reactions
Topic: Reflections!
Replies: 3
Views: 13147

It sounds fantastic! What kind of food was served?

I wish there could have been live streaming from the concerts :)

Does anyone know if there were any recordings made?
Hope I can make it next year =/

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