Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by Left, Jan 8, 2013.
All genres welcome
I'll start off with some Monk
Glenn Gould playing a Bach fugue. His hands!
I don't know enough to suggest a video, but my dad was raving about Art Tatum before Christmas and seemed very happy with the CD boxset he then got
Also like Lang Lang, but I'm sure he's far too mainstream for this thread
Scriabin's infamous "cursed" Sonata No. 6, which the composer refused to perform because he feared its power
Nothing's too mainstream for this thread - I said all genres welcome
Art Tatum was incredible - "God is in the house"
John Cage's gamelan-like Bacchanale for prepared piano
he he, I know, it was more a comment on Lang Lang really
Great piano music and some great talking by the composer. Arvo Pärt. Für Alina.
Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn
Beat me to it
A Nick Didkovsky computer aided composition for pianist Tena Cohen.
Amazing, but perhaps because I'm a baroque snob I never really like hearing Bach played on modern pianos...
My main difficulty with Lang Lang is that I find he tends to tends to sound as if he's playing in the qualifying rounds for a Piano Demolition competition!
Pianos are really just overgrown and pompous percussion instruments.
I'll declare an interest: I play in this guy's band (now, not on this recording). And this isn't his best stuff, but I like what he does with the Latin groove.
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