Volodoz vz. Yuja Wang

Been watchin vidz ov both

n i iz a fan ov both

N I haf noticed da YUJA iz wikid in light fingawork
Wikid articulation, nice tone etc n a wikid zhitzo vibe

but da VOL haf a much mo MOFO zound…big round ruzzian chordz, full and luzciouz penizm

I try to be fair n objective n wunda if I iz influenced by da VIZUAL prezence ov each ov deze peniztz

Maybe da difference in MOFONEZZ n ZOLID ZOUND n tone iz partially pzychological n influenced by deir appearance…or iz it juz a FACT dat da VOL haz a beefiah zoundin tone :cow: :cow2:

  • tiz all in yo head - da YUJA iz a zkinny chick but if u cloze yo eyez zhe haf a truly BEEFY tone too
  • haha tiz juz objectively tru - a big beefy mofo iz bound to zound mo BEEFY n mo MOFO

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Alzo a poll fo general preference -

  • I prefah YUJA
  • I prefah da fuckin VOL

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I prefer da thicccc vol

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Have you heard Yuja live? She projects really well!

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tru n da VOL live actually 80% pppppp with unacorda

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haha tru in da modern VOL all zchub progz

not da early all PIMP/ROCK progz :sunglasses:

tru to da firzt row :sunglasses:

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Dis da difference between Russian school and jailyard/curtiz/whateva US academic sheeyat. Itz not just da yuja…

I sat all the way in the back at Carnegie Hall and she sounded great.

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Juilliard does not teach anyone anything. There is no “American” school.

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tru, maybe I shoulda said da American competition factory

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I put Yuja because she the real deal and could do fat Russian projection tone, glassy serkin clarity and brendel warmth as though she picking a lipstick. ‘Twas insane… also vol rep learn rate somewhere near me and I don’t play piano so I handicap him for lazy bones disease. Overall I’d still rather listen to Vol perfs though as a musical personality.

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That makes it seem like the teachers actually do something. It really is 90% talented kids trained elsewhere, and da rest it da teacher rigging comps and at best - treating da student well.

At worst, you’ll get groped at your lesson.

:woman_facepalming:

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Tru, da vol rep learning a bit slow.

their tone is both fine but i find volodos occasionally quite bangy

i actually prefer the interps of yuja overall, volodos sometimes really awesome tho, good schubert

Da VOL bout to beat Dapussy in 2021 amiright? Memba seeing sumting on his upcumming prog w Schubert relique snatch.

Da Youuuuuuuuja supaman dat Ho cue steel drums … wunda wut shez programming up next - some rando pizzes mishmashed togetha again LOL

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REZPEC

a :rectum: clazzic

Dunno if this is heresy, but I preferred Yuja’s Op. 39 no. 5 (rach) over Horowitz’s ones. It gets too technical with him. (not sure if this adds to the discussion. i still prefer horowitz in general though.)

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out of curiosity what do people think of curtiss in general? i heard it’s the most elite piano school out there.

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a commie Chinese laundering institution run by frauds, as all the “top schools” are. The kids often play pretty well, but that is more of a testament to da level of education in Russia, Korean, China than the level of groping that goes on in Curtiss.

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