DASDC Recording Recommendation thread


#161

Yep, that’s the one


#162

Thanks!


#163

This prompted me to put on his later recording for Vox, and it’s excellent as well.

Kentner is often unjustly overlooked in these contexts. I like his playing a lot.


#164

#165

Yes yes the early Kentner benediction especially

I also remember a Denis Kozhukhin Benediction which I heard him play in NYC many years ago, it was a miracle.

Hmmm, the don juan - the 2 Barere takes from the 1930’s (HMV) are good.

I really liked how my friend Yunqing played it back in the J… this vid isn’t even his best perf and it’s fucking good:

Part 2


#166

Here’s a random Chinese schoolgirl playing it :tm:

Let moi add her Fb instead of even hearing a bit dis :sunglasses:


#167

Tru, the Kentner is my favorite. I didn’t like da Arrauzal or da Osbourne. Dont see the fuss over Osbourne, find him very manicured and quite dull.


#168

Tru. I only really like his Vingt Regards. I could take it leave his other recs.


#169

Per Ashish’s recommendation I listened to Okada’s a few times and was very impressed -


#170

Thought you were initially impressed by his :rocky: Etude Tableaux?

They were very solid, if not exceptional. But they make one of the best reference recs in clean modern sound.

Can any modern pianist beat this rec?

What a tease, I wish Volodos would rec the complete set.


#171

Yes it’s part of the Marston Levy series. There’s a live one and a studio, not sure if the live one has been issued yet (I only bought volumes 1-3, I think there’s a 4th now).


#172

If anyone is new to Medtner and doesn’t know where to start with his sonatas, Tragica is a great one to open with and my favourite perf I’ve heard is definitely this one -

Criminally low viewcount on this!


#173

Beus is incredible. It’s a shame he isn’t better known. His recordings are excellent - his Griffes and Scriabin disc in particular.


#174

He became an immediate SDC legend back in 2005 with this perf -

Was my first exposure to the piece, due to that fact - most subsequent recs I heard were a bit :nopazz:


#175

Tru da Dr BEUS, a legendary mofo.


#176

Bach-Busoni Chaconne.

I enjoy a variety of approaches but for an etched-in-granite solid approach; I’ve heard no one match Kissin.

The discussion of Kissin reminded me that in my mind he owns this piece, but I’m open to my mind being changed.

Other recommended recs?


#177

There’s an extraordinary broadcast of Hamelin doing it. Can’t recall date, but it’s from a Canadian piano festival 2001ish. I also really enjoyed Lise de la Salle playing it last winter, who was wide open and quite beautiful.

Standard recommendations otherwise are Bolet & ABM.


#178

Do you prefer it to end in minor or major? Or with the hollow octave like the original.


#179

Also I saw :doc: play this live on Nov13th 2003. I met him after the concert and got an autograph. :girth:


#180

Randomly, that was the date I finished high school.