Helene Grimaud Bach Busoni Chaconne
Old 21st September 2013
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Helene Grimaud Bach Busoni Chaconne

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Old 21st September 2013
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Always loved her playing. Wonderful and insightful musician. Take a listen to her Rachmaninov etudes on Denon. She recorded them when she was a child!!
Amazing raw power and emotive playing. She's really one of those special musicians that come around only once in long while. I always kind of digged those old Denon recordings.



Helene Grimaud - Rachmaninov: Piano Sonata No 2, Etudes-Tableaux / Grimaud
Old 21st September 2013
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Wonderful. That didn't show up a few days ago when I searched Amazon. Must have been too early. Will order now.
Old 23rd September 2013
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Her ample use of rubato reminds me of Moura Lympany's style. I'm minded to order this too but for me the sound is a bit distant. Personal thing. But for me the "up the nostril" camera work clashes with the respectful distance of the recording.
Old 23rd September 2013
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Her ample use of rubato reminds me of Moura Lympany's style. I'm minded to order this too but for me the sound is a bit distant. Personal thing. But for me the "up the nostril" camera work clashes with the respectful distance of the recording.
You wouldn't want to be any closer on the piano sound for this piece, I think. There are some huge forte passages. I don't look at the picture much. Just listen.
Old 24th September 2013
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I don't look at the picture much. Just listen.
Hmmm... IMO the image adds to the beauty of Bach' music.
Old 24th September 2013
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This recording is not my favorite. Reminds me of Elton Johns "live piano" sound in terms of piano sound. Her performance is stunning, of course.
Old 27th September 2013
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I wouldn't normally be compelled to unnecessarily criticise a recording, but I have to say what I'm hearing on this YouTube video is a really bizarre. I'm not talking about the performance, but the sound is phasey, boxy... weird. The piano sounds really metallic - yeah, I see the Elton John thing king2070lplaya's talking about!
Old 27th September 2013
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Yes, don't take the actual YouTube sound too "literally". Plenty of artifacts in there.

I will advise on the sound from the DVD when it arrives.
Old 29th September 2013
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I saw her a dozen times performing in Paris, in the beginning of her career when she was lesser known. She's an amazing musician. Talked to her after one concert in salle Pleyel and fell in love instantly LOL
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