Da WIM MAX ZPEED inveztigazheeyat cummah!


#21

“da da Motta” :stuck_out_tongue:


#22

A born SDCer :slight_smile:


#23

I’m just thinking about the finale of da brothazon op 26 at half tempo. It wud sound like a young hippo dancing in a mud bath.


#24

Not to mention the Hammerklavier Adagio. The sound naturally dies out much faster on pianos of that time compared to modern instruments, I don’t even think you could play it at the tempo most pianists use today.


#25

Yes, exactly. I was thinking about the implications of Alberti bass at half tempo earlier - seeing as it is ultimately a harmony sustaining device on old instruments which didn’t have the pedal capacity of modern 88s.


#26

I just don’t get the fascination some people have with his research. I get it… in the CG sense, but not in any other way. You just have to listen to his playing, it’s self-discrediting. Sounds like shit and seriously lacking in moozicalité :stuck_out_tongue:


#27

Haha I actually feel fo da WIM

da tru ORIGIN ZTORY ov diz ZUPAH VILLAIN’z OBZEZZION WIZ ZPEED liez in hiz early pazzion FO ZPEED n hiz zubzequent fruztration when he dizcovah he can’t ACQUIRE it

da MINI WIM grew up wiz ZIFF RECTUM n HO poztahz on hiz bedroom wallz fo zhor :sunglasses:


#28

I imagine da WIM jerking off ovah da brendull tbh

fo once on here, I feel I am being harzh on da brendull :smiley:


#29

Incidentally, not the Adagio but I just youtubed my way to this -->

In all honesty I do think LvB’s metronome was off so I’m acting devil’s advocate here, but on period instruments his tempo markings actually don’t come across as unreasonable as they do on modern instruments. I wouldn’t want to hear it like this on a Steinway, but on a piano of his time - with a lighter sound and faster decay time - I think the tempo works beautifully. It gets this rough and furious quality, which feels appropriate for Beethoven.


#30

Yes, listening to this, really makes sense (even if the recording is sped up :-P)


#31

That works quite well to my ears. Maybe a little bit too fast, but still.


#32

Yes, exactly what I thought too.


#33

:whale:


#34

Noooo! Not him again!

Click bait!


#35

I guess I’m newly awake. :slight_smile: Seeing now the vid was posted in the Wim thread and had WHOLE BEAT READING written in large text on the thumbnail I shouldn’t have been surprised to see his face turn up as I clicked.

But man I was looking forward to a well played Czerny Etude.


#36

Ok, but what did you actually get? :dong:

… apart from a complete lack of dynamic variation, obviously.


#37

I got the man who thinks twinkle twinkle little star should be sung at half tempo :point_up::bearded_person: :snail::notes::notes: :hear_no_evil:


#38

“if you feel inspired for the next Czerny Etude…” :face_vomiting:


#39

The only thing he inspires me towards is some kind of Belgian genocide.


#40

Tru. Death to the Belgians!