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Remarkable music-remarkable pianist

Post by Steinway » Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:49 am

When you have one hour and twenty-two minutes to spare, sit back and watch and listen to one of the world's greatest interpreters of JS Bach play the entire French Suites, BWV 812-817 in a live performance that is totally mesmerizing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeBz6BMQ ... -lwh-vrecs


Schiff is certainly in my top five list of favorite pianists.

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Re: Remarkable music-remarkable pianist

Post by maestrob » Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:53 am

Yes, for Bach he's excellent, also for Schubert.......

And just for the record (no pun intended), who are the other four?

I'd be hard-pressed in this day & age to limit myself to ten

Uchida
Schiff
Kempf
Van Cliburn (early)
Horowitz
Alicia De Larrocha
Maria Tipo
Solomon
Samson Francois
Feltsman
Rubinstein (Chopin)

and so on........just off the top of my head.

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Re: Remarkable music-remarkable pianist

Post by Seán » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:54 am

I agree, Schiff's Bach is beautiful.
maestrob wrote:Yes, for Bach he's excellent, also for Schubert.......

And just for the record (no pun intended), who are the other four?

I'd be hard-pressed in this day & age to limit myself to ten

Uchida
Schiff
Kempf
Van Cliburn (early)
Horowitz
Alicia De Larrocha
Maria Tipo
Solomon
Samson Francois
Feltsman
Rubinstein (Chopin)

and so on........just off the top of my head.
and Murray Perahia?
Seán

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Re: Remarkable music-remarkable pianist

Post by maestrob » Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:21 am

Seán wrote:I agree, Schiff's Bach is beautiful.
maestrob wrote:Yes, for Bach he's excellent, also for Schubert.......

And just for the record (no pun intended), who are the other four?

I'd be hard-pressed in this day & age to limit myself to ten

Uchida
Schiff
Kempf
Van Cliburn (early)
Horowitz
Alicia De Larrocha
Maria Tipo
Solomon
Samson Francois
Feltsman
Rubinstein (Chopin)

and so on........just off the top of my head.
and Murray Perahia?
Sure thing! :wink:
and Moriz Rosenthal (see below)

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Re: Remarkable music-remarkable pianist

Post by Ricordanza » Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:53 am

Cliftwood wrote:Schiff is certainly in my top five list of favorite pianists.
You and I are fortunate to have heard him in some remarkable recitals in Philadelphia.

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Re: Remarkable music-remarkable pianist

Post by stenka razin » Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:10 pm

Schiff is a great and sensitive artist. I have his first Bach '48' from Decca and love it. 8)

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Re: Remarkable music-remarkable pianist

Post by Allen » Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:11 am

I love Schiff's Bach. I have his recording of the English Suites on Decca. It's wonderful.

Other (living) Bach interpreters I admire are Murray Perahia and Angela Hewitt.

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