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by petrof
Tue Oct 02, 2007 1:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Musicians and pain. any related info.
Replies: 7
Views: 1857

It's, very probably, over-practicing.
Thanks for your kind response and advice. I'll think about it.
by petrof
Tue Oct 02, 2007 11:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Musicians and pain. any related info.
Replies: 7
Views: 1857

Musicians and pain. any related info.

I am looking for a good hand physical therapist in Philadelphia area.
Any info would be highly appreciated as well as shared personal experience.
I think, it's overuse case (pain is already for 6 days).
Thanks in advance.
by petrof
Mon Sep 17, 2007 9:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Philly's Verizon Hall Not So Great
Replies: 17
Views: 4983

My immediate opinion aboout Verison hall was that for piano it's not good at all. Now I see that it's not only my opinion and not only about piano...
by petrof
Mon Jul 23, 2007 9:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Piano Techniques
Replies: 14
Views: 3238

A Rach Star Is Born: Gulyak Wins Kapell Competition By Andrew Lindemann Malone Special to The Washington Post Monday, July 23, 2007; Page C04 Sofya Gulyak was nervous but focused when she sat down to play Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra on Saturday night, in...
by petrof
Thu Jul 19, 2007 2:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Piano Techniques
Replies: 14
Views: 3238

Question to Donald I.

>2) When playing, don't do anything that hurts. If you're playing and it hurts you're doing something wrong. And if a teacher tells you to coninue doing something that hurts, find another teacher.<

Why? Can you tell about it a little bit more? - Thanks.
by petrof
Mon Jul 16, 2007 9:47 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Introduction from a newbie
Replies: 20
Views: 3429

Happy Birthday Kevin!
You can find a LOT on youtube.com. As for "Shine", I was not much impressed, maybe because someone told me that it is SO good:).
My love with classical music started from Rach 3.
by petrof
Thu Jul 05, 2007 1:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The 13th International Tchaikovsky Awards
Replies: 1
Views: 1001

--No major controversy

>--No major controversy :). No many pianists from Europe and USA... Lim Dong Hyek (South Korea) lives in Russia for a long time:). Only one winner, Benjamin Moser, is not from Russia! Strange, isn't it? The total list of the pianists-participants is also not very International. Interestingly also th...
by petrof
Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Happy Birthday Lance!!!!!!
Replies: 40
Views: 9534

HB!!!

Happy Birthday and a lot of joy, Lance! [/img]
by petrof
Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Music of DNA
Replies: 9
Views: 3189

I even do not want to go deeper in it!!!!! Here is the reference and abstract on paper published in 2004. It's just an example, that came first when I did search.And it's a clear indication that Rie Takahashi and Jeffrey Miller are just doing noise about it. It's like in music or art business, one h...
by petrof
Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Music of DNA
Replies: 9
Views: 3189

"Reading the article would have helped. The purpose of the study is not to produce music for music's sake but to produce a means of rapidly detecting anomalies in DNA which could be useful in isolating errors in the code." I am quite sceptic about this. Of course, if they'll develop something helpfu...
by petrof
Mon Jun 04, 2007 4:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Music of DNA
Replies: 9
Views: 3189

The idea was in the air. What was necessary... is to get funding for this project, which is, probably, easier in Japan.
by petrof
Mon Jun 04, 2007 4:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Guide to Promising Young Pianists
Replies: 4
Views: 1744

bravo to Anna!

I agree strongly! She is fantastic. Internet Broadcast was great. http://www.imkeb.be/en/concours/ Anna Vinnitskaya 1st prize Piano 2007 Anna Vinnitskaya s’est formée au Conservatoire Rachmaninov (Rostow), chez S. Ossipenko, puis à la Hochschule für Musik und Theater de Hambourg, auprès de R. Nattke...
by petrof
Thu May 31, 2007 10:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Music Videos on YouTube
Replies: 33
Views: 21741

Hi everybody, This is a link to Cliburn YouTube Channel. A lot of ineresting videos including movie The Cliburn 2001: Playing on the edge. http://www.youtube.com/vancliburnfoundation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RCe7wmHdzY There you'll also find info on The Cliburn's Amateurs 2007 which is going ...
by petrof
Tue May 22, 2007 11:04 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Olga Kern: Rachmaninoff, Balakirev, Taneyev, Liadov ...
Replies: 27
Views: 6299

Capital Letters were not mine:). I've just copied someone's review from amazon.com. I also think that it's a little too much to use capital letters :).
Have a great day! I've better start working:).
by petrof
Tue May 22, 2007 10:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Olga Kern: Rachmaninoff, Balakirev, Taneyev, Liadov ...
Replies: 27
Views: 6299

Sure, ChalkpersonJ. I am her fan, which means that any negative comment like yours is negative comment to my music taste. And, for sure, I’ll always spend my $80 to attend her performances. I am wondering where is you such an aggression comes from? Everybody has the right to express the opinion, but...
by petrof
Mon May 21, 2007 10:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Olga Kern: Rachmaninoff, Balakirev, Taneyev, Liadov ...
Replies: 27
Views: 6299

OLGA KERN IS A PHENOMENON.

Dear Lance, It's stated well because it coincides with your opinion:). I desagree. Strongly. I am not alone with my "untrained ear" :). See the reviews at http://www.amazon.com/Chopin-Piano-Concerto-No-1/dp/customer-reviews/B000F8O1DO For instance, here is one: OLGA KERN IS A PHENOMENON. THIS RECORD...
by petrof
Wed May 16, 2007 4:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Olga Kern: Rachmaninoff, Balakirev, Taneyev, Liadov ...
Replies: 27
Views: 6299

Three of them are good. I mean great. They all have stunning technical and musical abilities. And it's just a matter of taste. Someone likes technical perfection, someone likes drama, someone listen with closed eyes, someone needs to watch, someone prefer male performance over female. Whatever. One ...
by petrof
Wed May 16, 2007 11:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Olga Kern: Rachmaninoff, Balakirev, Taneyev, Liadov ...
Replies: 27
Views: 6299

Hmm...this is surprizing! I wonder what you would write here about Pompa-Baldi if he got that prize:). You forgot to discuss Yudenich. Why?
by petrof
Fri Apr 27, 2007 11:49 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bad News -- Slava has died
Replies: 28
Views: 6274

''I feel myself the happiest man in the world''.... it's great that he could say so. He'll be remembered forever. Not only for the music but also as great person!
by petrof
Tue Apr 17, 2007 3:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lang lang and the Yellow River Concerto
Replies: 13
Views: 5127

Yep. not everything by LL is so bad. He can play. Sometimes. Not Chopin.
And I like that he is not so boring as Kissin.
by petrof
Tue Apr 17, 2007 2:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lang lang and the Yellow River Concerto
Replies: 13
Views: 5127

Hmm....I've listened Lang Lang performing Chopin. Auch! Poor Chopin.

Still interesting how LL got to such a top. From some newspaper article I know he had very poor life in China.
by petrof
Fri Apr 13, 2007 11:44 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Best Chopin Pianist?
Replies: 28
Views: 9330

Oxana Yablonskaya is an amazing performer of Chopin.
by petrof
Wed Dec 06, 2006 3:56 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: piano music and competitions
Replies: 23
Views: 4656

Wow!

It's great to have at this forum DONALD ISLER: New york Times wrote: By WILL CRUTCHFIELD Published: April 28, 1986 AT Symphony Space Tuesday, Donald Isler paid a fascinating homage to a great predecessor. He played a program of piano music by Artur Schnabel, framed with sonatas by Schnabel's beloved...
by petrof
Tue Dec 05, 2006 12:09 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: piano music and competitions
Replies: 23
Views: 4656

Dear Sergey, You was our favorite and I was shocked by the results. And I also was kinda surprized when Korobeinikov was not elected for the next round. And I also liked Taverna.. See my previous posts. So, I am in a full agreement with you and pianomodo. Good luck to you, guys. You are great. Do no...
by petrof
Wed Nov 29, 2006 2:51 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: piano music and competitions
Replies: 23
Views: 4656

KARL-HEINZ KÄMMERLING is smartest of the smartest (he was one of 13 and did it!). Ice skating competitions take a rest here.
I am really sorry for many of brilliant pianists who became a victim of this game and other games. They should understand that this is just a GAME and take it easy.
by petrof
Mon Nov 27, 2006 11:15 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: piano music and competitions
Replies: 23
Views: 4656

>How does one account for the many great Chopin players such as >Cortot, Kapell, Lipatti and Argerich to name just a few, who had no >direct contact with Polish culture? If one reads James Methuen->Campbell's excellent book Chopin Playing, it seems there are as many >great Chopin players as there ar...
by petrof
Wed Nov 22, 2006 12:49 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: piano music and competitions
Replies: 23
Views: 4656

finalists

Results of the 3rd stage: WANG Chun - China Alexej GORLATCH - Ukraine KIM Tae-Hyung - Korea Sergey KUZNETSOV - Russia KITAMURA Tomoki - Japan Nikolay SARATOVSKIY - Russia What do you think? To me - quite strange... First of all, why they eliminayed Alessandro TAVERNA, why GORLACH stays...he had obvi...
by petrof
Fri Nov 17, 2006 1:52 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: piano music and competitions
Replies: 23
Views: 4656

I am watching this competition, not everything, unfortunately. I like thoughtful and intelligent performance of Andrey KOROBEYNIKOV, but, unfortunately he was not selected for the next round. KITAMURA Tamoki has a great potential - he is so young! 15 years old. I was not touched by performance of Ja...
by petrof
Thu Nov 16, 2006 1:25 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: piano music and competitions
Replies: 23
Views: 4656

piano music and competitions

Hi everybody,
Here is the ref to web site from which you can see and listen all the 100 performances at one of the biggest international piano competitions.

http://www.hipic.jp/eng/index.html
by petrof
Mon Nov 06, 2006 2:07 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Olga Kern (piano) performance in New York, November 8
Replies: 6
Views: 1610

Karl, I've had a look at your website. Impressive, very impressive. It's a pity I can't listen to your compositions! And also I loved artworks - say hi to the artist.
Cheers!
by petrof
Mon Nov 06, 2006 10:45 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Olga Kern (piano) performance in New York, November 8
Replies: 6
Views: 1610

Wow! with Spivakov. Sounds great!
by petrof
Sat Nov 04, 2006 6:17 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Olga Kern (piano) performance in New York, November 8
Replies: 6
Views: 1610

I love how she performs Rachmaninov works. In particular, Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3, my favorite. She is fantastic. Here is some critical acclaims for Olga Kern: “Kern's musicality radiates off the stage and saturates the hall, and it is joyously alive, immediately communicative, fragrantl...
by petrof
Sat Nov 04, 2006 2:35 pm
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Demure Powerhouse, Sa Chen, pianist
Replies: 1
Views: 3843

great review

Wow! It's a great review - thanks for sharing.
by petrof
Sat Nov 04, 2006 2:19 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Olga Kern (piano) performance in New York, November 8
Replies: 6
Views: 1610

Olga Kern (piano) performance in New York, November 8

Hi everybody! Just want to share an info with you, who can be in New York on November 8 and wish to get an inspiration from the great music. I STRONGLY reccommend! Would be also very interesting to hear your comments and opinions. Olga Kern will perform an exclusive concert with Krzystztof Bednarczy...