So… thread a bit PW level, but here da membahz have mo brain
What’s the best pianissimo you have ever witnessed in a Live concert (no recordings). And why (piece, context, etc)
For me, it was by Luchessini playing Liszt Sonata.
The Sonata in general was a bit easy tempos, not enough power maybe… but in the end, fuck!!! when he made the second scale down, before final chords!! at first i was not sure it the piano was producing actual sound, or it was my imagination. damn!!! never heard anything like that before!!! so marvelously done!! like a distant echo. damn…
Pogorelich several times, but some unfogetable places - the end of Beethoven op.111, the end of 2nd mvt of Rach 2, pianississimo and briliantissimo passages in Liszt Mephisto and also live Brahms op.118/2. and many more Pogo examples
Next, last week, Argerich and Maisky - one of the best concert in my whole life! some pp places - Grieg Sonata 2nd mvt., Chopin Sonata 3rd mvt (encore), Schumann Fantasiestucke (encore too)
Lang Lang Chopin PC 1 - 2nd mvt, one incredible place
Andsnes Beethoven PC 3 - 2nd mvt
Bronfman Beethoven op.27/1 begining, Scarlatti Sonatas etc.