Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by Left, Jan 8, 2013.
And of course the late, great Dave Brubeck.
I find it very hard to relate to the sound of the harpsichord. I like it in ensembles (concertos) but I struggle with solo harpsichord.
Like Spinning Plates, played forwards with a backwards melody - lyrics also sung with a backwards melody forwards. Not the prettiest of songs but technically brilliant IMO.
Twelve tone special!
Unsung genius of 20th century music Milton Babbitt
Boulez's second sonata, one of the greatest piano works of all time
Gould playing Webern - he plays it a bit choppy for me but it's still great
*nods* I know what you mean - I'd have settled for an original fortepiano recording, but it doesn't look like there are any of those on YouTube (the fortepiano postdates Bach somewhat - the original fugues would have been played on clavichord or harpsichord, or organ).
This is a different fugue being played on a fortepiano - you'll hear that the sound is less "bright" and in your face.
ETA: I once went to a recital of Scarlatti harpsichord music at the Wigmore Hall - it's probably the only classical concert in my life where I wanted to bale out half way through, one million pingy little notes in!
Ignore the first 2 minutes of rather dire Jools Holland impression, and move straight on to "Mrs Mills plays Vidor":
very special that - thanks for posting
michel camilo is my piano hero
and this the show stopper
Alice Coltrane's final album was all on the piano..............
Albert Ammons is where it's at. Jools Holland can fuck off!
Davos T Funk
This stuff just makes me want to grin and tap my feet
D flat fucking major!
Anyone who writes in that key is clearly not a string player.
Shostakovich playing his first piano concerto at a ridiculous tempo
Gershwin meets Schoenberg for two pianos
Very nice! Properly woke me up this morning.
That Lutoslawski is amazing, I only wish I could follow the score without getting lost.
Not easy, is it? Works for me if I kind of follow it one beat to the bar. But I've a feeling that's the kind of piece you use the music to learn from before you perform it at speed - not something I'd want to sight-read, anyway! (and anyway, playing anything off two staves at once is just unnatural, in my view ).
Mark Springer from Rip Rig and Panic
The Rachel's ( but with marvellous cello and violin)
which reminds me, this is a nice LP
John Cale La Naissance de L'Amour
I know this has a violin accompanying the piano (hem hem hem), but still a beautiful piece of minimalist music - Arvo Pärt, Spiegel im Spiegel.
He's not considered as cool as some jazz greats but Oscar Peterson was a glorious pianist at his best. Sadly, this tune (his own composition 'Hymn To Freedom') has a little glitch near the end....
The great Mark Hollis and piano
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