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#22228 - 08/22/02 02:40 PM Re: Chopin Etudes
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The Pollini recording has all of Op. 10 and Op. 25. It does not contain the three posthumous etudes.
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#22229 - 08/22/02 06:49 PM Re: Chopin Etudes
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Ack! Are you guys nuts? I hate the Pollini recording! Blech! Blech! Blech! Almost turned me off the etudes entirely.

Idil Biret is quite nice (good cheap Naxos recording at that) and I always enjoy Murray Perahia's Chopin but I haven't heard his etudes.

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#22230 - 08/22/02 07:51 PM Re: Chopin Etudes
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Heh...I don't care for Idil Beret much. \:\)
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#22231 - 08/22/02 07:53 PM Re: Chopin Etudes
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#22232 - 08/23/02 11:04 AM Re: Chopin Etudes
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Strange thing about that "Winter wind" denomination, had never heard of it. And knowing that it's referring to op. 25 no.11, I firmly think that op. 10 no.2 sounds more like a "winter wind", chilly and fast, than op. 25 no. 11! Oh, what the heck!
Yes, no point arguing more about recordings... I'm surprised no one mentions the Ashkenazy recording, it's very well-known though I personally don't like it a lot.
But we could spend some time discussing the editions you find interesting... I personally think that Cortot's edition, for the advice it offers and for the profound work it embodies, is the best!!! You can see by his recording that this man had a true linkage with Chopin...
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#22233 - 08/27/02 02:34 PM Re: Chopin Etudes
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#22234 - 08/28/02 02:06 PM Re: Chopin Etudes
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Just a silly question, out of the topic area: What do you consider to be a "fun" duet piece?

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#22235 - 08/28/02 06:06 PM Re: Chopin Etudes
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At this point, any duet. I love duets, and wish I could do more. At this point, though, I want to do something fun. (Duet or not.) I've not been able to play anything non-classical for over a year now, and I've had about 12 pieces to continually work on, and several pieces for competitions not knowing which ones we were actually going to do. Plus, they were (are) very challenging pieces, and were really starting to stress me out. Yesterday I was relieved of a couple of them, after we finally decided what I would be playing in the competition.

I'm just ready for some fun, jazzy, rag type of music. Even just one that wasn't so serious.

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#22236 - 10/16/02 09:57 PM Re: Chopin Etudes
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Okay, how crazy am I for starting the Revolutionary - Op. 10 No. 12? It is my absolute favorite! It's 6 pages long, and I'm thinking about trying to work on a page a week. I started the first page on Saturday, and can pretty much play the first piece. (Not bad for only working on it 4 days...) Was that a totatally awful choice, even though it's my favorite and I'm willing to work very hard on it?

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#22237 - 10/18/02 03:52 PM Re: Chopin Etudes
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Miss Misti:
Yeah! My teacher said that in January I might could start on an etude! I didn't mean for it to slip out this way, but I also asked if I might be able to work on a 'fun' duet piece - and she said yes! Now, to survive the MTNA competition so I can play some fun music!

MM

Looks like the Start of the Etudes-Adventure was anticipated... has your teacher decided to reward you and allowed you to start earlier or are you doing this, let's say, "on your own"?

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