New repertoire/programs of living pianists


#21

OMFG. As much as I hate this, and as much as I felt like a moron for paying 75 to hear Zimerman in 2014, this is not just classical music. Concert prices in general have gone up hugely this decade.


#22

While record earnings have gone down

They love that Ferrari don’t they


#23

Is there a rec of KZ?


#24

This is why I adore Vienna! Every concert in Musikverein you can listen for 5 or 6 euros. It’s standing place and if you want to have a good place, you have to come earlier. But anyway, it’s worth. Not to mention that many times I notices few free sitting places, so I was listening second part on a good seet.

Konzerthaus has sitting tickets for 14 euros for people under 26. Opera costs 3 or 4 euros for standing places!


#25

No I didn’t do it. It was memorable though, and I don’t regret paying 75, though at the time, beforehand, I thought it was horrendous. Z’s a bit special though. I would pay 75 only for him, Sokolov, that’s probably it.


#26

You could probably get cheap seats in the nosebleed, but I don’t even really go to concerts anymore where I’m not going to get a good recording, and for Kissin it means paying 110€. So this is the last time I’ll see him for a while.


#27

Tomorrow I’ll be trying to get tomorrowland tickets for 500€ each, and it’ll probably be soldout before I get let into the site.


#28

:cold_face:

Da X is so happy he’s content in todayland


#29

We might be heading to your hood afterwards, since my friend really wants to go to a Scandinavian country. I‘m keen for Italy, particularly Veneto although I’ll avoid Padova. Despite living in Europe for several years, I’ve barely seen any of it.


#30

Padova is essential for one thing – the Giotto frescoes in the Scrovegni Chapel. A Russian friend and I drove from Venice to Padova to Vicenza in a day trip back in 2008 or so, stopping at a few Palladio villas along the way. It was amazing – Vicenza’s beautiful. So if you have the chance…


#31

Padova is my ex’s hometown, so I don’t think I could go there without it triggering a lot of bad memories. But I’m definitely keen for Vicenza, Verona, Treviso and Venice.


#32

Venice is a bit of a tourist trap apparently. The other cities I’d be up for any time.


#33

Yeah I know, and we’ll be going in late July/early August so it’ll be even worse. A lot of people I know didn’t like Venice, but I don’t think I can go to Veneto and not go to Venice (especially since we’ll probably be flying into Venice).


#34

Well, I suppose it is, if you hang around during the day in the central spots. But saunter just a little away from the sites and it becomes wonderfully quiet and magical. I haven’t been back for a decade and probably won’t ever go again, but god it’s an amazing place, so beautiful. I had a bunch of memorable trips there in the Noughties, including drinking champagne on a totally deserted Rialto Bridge at midnight on Russian NYE, then walking pissed through Piazza San Marco. It was all dead silent and ghostly, abandoned and breathtaking. Everyone should experience 3+ days there but away from the crowds.


#35

It seems that Trifonov will really do complete Thr Art of Fugue!

" The program concludes with the monumental Art of Fugue …"


#36

the 2019-2020 season at carnegie hall was just anounced
kissin, ax, bronfman, uchida, schiff, levit - all playing beethoven only recitals
how boring

gerstein and hamelin more varied repertoire
matsuev is playing liszt and scriabin


#37

At the same time, it’s not unexpected, although really the anniversary season should be 20-21 since Beethoven was born in December. Personally I’d love to attend the Schiff and the Levit. The others not so much, although Kissin could probably put together some good interpretations.


#38

Yes, I’m with Brew - Hamelin too depending on rep.


#39

I was going to say it looks like a dull offering, but checking the site myself here are six concerts I’d really look forward to. I bet the last three in particular will be really good with this pianist/rep combo.







#40

Hamelin’s playing his favourite piece I see. :nauseated_face:

I like Levit’s programme, particularly that he’s playing op 22, which isn’t often programmed but is a personal favourite because it was the first Beethoven sonata I learnt.