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Comments for Speaking of Pianists http://s30329.gridserver.com/wordpress The world of pianists, pianos and piano music Sat, 19 Aug 2017 07:26:21 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.3.2 Comment on Darkness and Light by Carrie Feiner http://s30329.gridserver.com/wordpress/?p=101#comment-1533 Carrie Feiner Wed, 07 Dec 2011 22:48:42 +0000 http://s30329.gridserver.com/wordpress/?p=101#comment-1533 I am enjoying the blog and your writing! WONDERFUL! Also: Congrats on the wonderful programming I am enjoying the blog and your writing! WONDERFUL! Also: Congrats on the wonderful programming

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Comment on Cliburn Competition for Outstanding Amateurs by Dan Gaynor http://s30329.gridserver.com/wordpress/?p=95#comment-1268 Dan Gaynor Tue, 24 May 2011 20:09:42 +0000 http://s30329.gridserver.com/wordpress/?p=95#comment-1268 I love the Danzas Argentinas. I love the Danzas Argentinas.

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Comment on Montreal Competition Winner in Recital by Ken Moriyasu http://s30329.gridserver.com/wordpress/?p=92#comment-1135 Ken Moriyasu Mon, 17 Jan 2011 09:35:51 +0000 http://s30329.gridserver.com/wordpress/?p=92#comment-1135 And what a concert it was! Ms. Arghamanyan was phenomenal. In particular, her performance of the Liszt Totentanz was transcendental. Based on what I heard live today as well as in her recording of the Rachmaninoff and Liszt sonatas, at the age of 21 I think it is safe to say that she is one of the more promising pianists of this generation. Most young virtuosos have the perfect technique (think: Lang Lang), but she possesses something intangible that can separate her from the rest of the pack. And what a concert it was! Ms. Arghamanyan was phenomenal. In particular, her performance of the Liszt Totentanz was transcendental. Based on what I heard live today as well as in her recording of the Rachmaninoff and Liszt sonatas, at the age of 21 I think it is safe to say that she is one of the more promising pianists of this generation. Most young virtuosos have the perfect technique (think: Lang Lang), but she possesses something intangible that can separate her from the rest of the pack.

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Comment on On Teaching: A letter from a colleague by Erica Sipes http://s30329.gridserver.com/wordpress/?p=84#comment-486 Erica Sipes Fri, 09 Apr 2010 14:30:45 +0000 http://s30329.gridserver.com/wordpress/?p=84#comment-486 My jaw wouldn't have dropped...rather, I would have stood up and applauded wildly for this teacher that obviously has her head on straight and is brave enough to press on! Thank you for posting this incident - what an incredible inspiration to me!! -Erica Sipes My jaw wouldn’t have dropped…rather, I would have stood up and applauded wildly for this teacher that obviously has her head on straight and is brave enough to press on! Thank you for posting this incident - what an incredible inspiration to me!!
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Comment on One Take on the Cliburn Finalists by Kristi Strickland http://s30329.gridserver.com/wordpress/?p=51#comment-302 Kristi Strickland Mon, 20 Jul 2009 20:47:07 +0000 http://s30329.gridserver.com/wordpress/?p=51#comment-302 Hi Mr. Gray, Love your blog. I am Elizabeth Strickland's mother. We met briefly after she played the Barber Nocturne at the Focus on Artistry part of PPI summer festival last week. Right before the Van Cliburn, I had a birthday and my husband gave me a new computer with a huge 25 inch screen and I streamed LIVE a lot of the Van Cliburn performances and rehearsals. I especially loved the rehearsals of the finalists and the orchestra conductor alone (which were NOT archived by the way - so that was a real treat), and the ones with the finalists rehearsing with orchestra. All very close up and LIVE while I sat riveted in my office getting NO work done, I assure you. Next year I will be sure to do the same thing - it was amazing entertainment and just so memorable to watch it all live. Thanks, Kristi Hi Mr. Gray,

Love your blog. I am Elizabeth Strickland’s mother. We met briefly after she played the Barber Nocturne at the Focus on Artistry part of PPI summer festival last week.

Right before the Van Cliburn, I had a birthday and my husband gave me a new computer with a huge 25 inch screen and I streamed LIVE a lot of the Van Cliburn performances and rehearsals. I especially loved the rehearsals of the finalists and the orchestra conductor alone (which were NOT archived by the way - so that was a real treat), and the ones with the finalists rehearsing with orchestra. All very close up and LIVE while I sat riveted in my office getting NO work done, I assure you.

Next year I will be sure to do the same thing - it was amazing entertainment and just so memorable to watch it all live.

Thanks,

Kristi

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Comment on The Right Choice? by Alex http://s30329.gridserver.com/wordpress/?p=50#comment-254 Alex Fri, 22 May 2009 19:04:18 +0000 http://s30329.gridserver.com/wordpress/?p=50#comment-254 I think she played well. Although her nervousness became apparent sometimes. I have to say that it was a good performance. A little memory slips here and there, but I don't know if that will cost her the next round. Beus should be interesting to say the least. I think she played well. Although her nervousness became apparent sometimes. I have to say that it was a good performance. A little memory slips here and there, but I don’t know if that will cost her the next round.
Beus should be interesting to say the least.

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Comment on Amateur Competitions by http://stroim-domik-sami.ru/ http://s30329.gridserver.com/wordpress/?p=35#comment-252 http://stroim-domik-sami.ru/ Sun, 10 May 2009 09:35:33 +0000 http://s30329.gridserver.com/wordpress/?p=35#comment-252 Спасибо, люблю читать ваши посты очень интересно Спасибо, люблю читать ваши посты очень интересно

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Comment on Montero Update by Elina http://s30329.gridserver.com/wordpress/?p=43#comment-232 Elina Tue, 28 Oct 2008 23:16:06 +0000 http://s30329.gridserver.com/wordpress/?p=43#comment-232 Oh, how I wish I could be there for the concert! This sounds absolutely amazing! Oh, how I wish I could be there for the concert! This sounds absolutely amazing!

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Comment on Goode on Schubert by Joe http://s30329.gridserver.com/wordpress/?p=41#comment-231 Joe Sun, 12 Oct 2008 04:06:24 +0000 http://s30329.gridserver.com/wordpress/?p=41#comment-231 wonderful quote. so true. Schubert's struggle between major & minor unveils the vulnerability in each of us ... wonderful quote. so true. Schubert’s struggle between major & minor unveils the vulnerability in each of us …

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Comment on Chiu on This by Suzanne Szappanos http://s30329.gridserver.com/wordpress/?p=14#comment-218 Suzanne Szappanos Thu, 25 Sep 2008 14:34:18 +0000 http://s30329.gridserver.com/wordpress/?p=14#comment-218 Would like to obtain the CD with Mr. Chiu playing the Schubert Serenade as transcribed by Liszt? Thank You, Suzanne Would like to obtain the CD with Mr. Chiu playing the Schubert Serenade as transcribed by Liszt?
Thank You, Suzanne

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