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    Solo piano.

    NOW, just to show that I have nothing against the ladies, please listen to this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25CLkPGv66g
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsG_Y...endscreen&NR=1

    It's in two parts I'm afraid. I can't find the piano version on youtube in one piece.

    This has been a favourite of mine since I first heard it in 1956. It was written when the composer, Chopin, was 18(!!) to much acclaim by Schumann.

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    Eric is it Chopin that you are applauding or the Pianist Valentina Lisitsa?
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    Definitely Chopin! I have heard it played better, but I can't find one I would recommend on YouTube. I prefer the solo piano version to the orchestral version you see. Valentina is quite sweet though.
    Best wishes,
    Eric.

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    Another of my favourites: Schumann op9.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HC_OGwx9KgI

    JHC, The music has my primary accolade, but I also enjoy Kissin (Evgeny that is!!!).

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    You really are into Kissin, one recording that I came across well over 20 years ago was Mussorgsky- Exhibition played by Yefim Bronfman - Piano it has become my favourite version of that work The Ravel orchestration is fine but .......
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    I also enjoy the piano transcription far more than the orchestral original. I guess I just really enjoy solo piano, but some works lend themselves to this perfectly I think. Although I prefer the orchestral originals, I like the Liszt transcriptions of Wagner very much, especially the Horowitz versions.

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    Perhaps I misunderstand you Eric regarding transcriptions if so I apologise, Pictures at an Exhibition was a Piano composition later to be orchestrated by other composers, Ravel being the most well known, The Bronfman recording was from Mussorgsky's original score, I have noted that Kissin has also recorded this but I have not heard it.
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    I discovered Helene Grimaud only a couple of years ago when one of our stores had a sale of Cds @ NZ$4.95 I just picked a selection that were new to me and she featured on one of them. This clip is a bit jerky.

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    Apologies for my delay - CHRISTMAS!!

    Hello JHC,
    Re your "Perhaps I misunderstand you Eric regarding transcriptions if so I apologise, Pictures at an Exhibition was a Piano composition later to be orchestrated by other composers", no, you didn't misunderstand me! It was my error during one of my many "senior moments" - I meant to say "piano version" and not piano transcription. I had transcriptions on my mind.
    Your clip of Helene Grimaud is lovely and a great talent.
    BTW, have you heard this lovely young lady? Yuga is another great talent and one of my current favourites - she will go far!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaWUPra8xog
    Have a great New Year!
    Eric.

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    She is great Eric and another unknown for me I must post this clip of her with Rachmaninoff’s 2nd so she can handle the big stuff too eh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JHC View Post
    I discovered Helene Grimaud only a couple of years ago when one of our stores had a sale of Cds @ NZ$4.95 I just picked a selection that were new to me and she featured on one of them. This clip is a bit jerky.

    Uh-oh, the "Wolf-Lady" Helene Grimaud - She has some wolves in a big open-air enclosure behind her house in some rural area of the northeast coast of the US.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Corno Dolce View Post
    Uh-oh, the "Wolf-Lady" Helene Grimaud - She has some wolves in a big open-air enclosure behind her house in some rural area of the northeast coast of the US.
    Aha that rings a bell, I must do some more research Thanks CD
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    Going back a few years, try this Dame, solo

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciIbIKb5_ag

    and with orchestra

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cw-sE1Z3Ts
    Cheers MIKE.

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    Cheers MIKE.

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