mah bad self wuz mighty impressed by da sheer tech of volodos(it LOOKS more impressive than hamelin). but foh sum reasons I think that I am beeing fooled da playing-random-chords-all-around keyboard-tech iz maybe not as difficult as it looks. and da volodos iz only a show off? pozzibly?
da jemboy can play da volodos stuff in one sitting, and mah bad self iz of course impressed. but when da jemboy iz playing da chop-gods he haff to edit it(just watch da videos on utube). da doc can play all of da chop gods with ease.
so wut do da sdc board haff to say on this mattah?
Ah saw Volodos play Da Prok 2 n it woz lyk sum of da mozt wikid playin ah haz eveh witnezzed live. He’z lyk a fuckin demon, woz no need fo da condutor, as Volodos led da orchestra. Played two encores: one Balakirev tranzcription (ah think), den a Gaykovsky one. OTT pianizim.
Well can be. A friend of mine heard Da Matsuev live n said it woz near flawless tech but seemed lyk he didn’t give a fuck about any interpretation. He played Da Pimp Totentanz n Da Strauzz Burlezque. btw Da Matsuev appeared pizzed n smelt of it too
da fact dat u uzed da jemboy’z vid as a standard of judgement has rid urself with all qualification and credential in ur statement altogether.
But da Voodoodick knowz how to work a piano (to attain da right sound), and the ‘musical quality’ control (for eg, phrasing, structure, layer and color) are superior to da doc.
Yet, da Doc haz da more natural approach to da keyboard, so it doesn’t APPEAR to be difficult. (For eg, in da book of da Hamelin and da 8, it’z claimed da da Doc makes DOn Juan looks easy. WHile most pianist thrived to make it look like as difficult as can be (:da Slit:))
Da Doc haz the tech equipment to play some of the most unnatural and bizzare composition that I think Voodoodick can’t even start to imagine to play. But da Voodoodick iz better in what he does.