In Reply to: I've been curious about that one posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on June 2, 2017 at 18:44:08:
is important, but I go for a max saturation for a Prokofiev 3.
Szell provides excitement as well as beautifully delineated harmonic structure. He really surprised me here cuz, I didn't think he'll be good for this sort of tune.. This is more emotionally charged than Kondrashin/Janis set. Graffman's articulation is even more laser sharp than Janis. Cool and collected but I hear he's a lot more in tune with the band and he's not afraid to let it go a bit to show Prokofiev's manic side which makes the music even more colourful.
I also think that Szell's fastidious direction works well on Prokofiev's idiosyncratic personality.
I am not surprised if you wouldn't go for Graffman. Very different style from Cliburn. Interestingly, I can hear a bit of graffman in Yuja!
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Topic - Two Substantial New Releases: Prokofiev Piano Concertos and Strauss' Ein Held - email@example.com 08:35:12 06/01/17 (13)
- Gergiev's Strauss? Souds like a torture to me... - kuma 00:36:51 06/02/17 (4)
- RE: Gergiev's Strauss? Souds like a torture to me... - firstname.lastname@example.org 07:37:01 06/02/17 (3)
- RE: Two Substantial New Releases: Prokofiev Piano Concertos and Strauss' Ein Held - srl1 18:01:16 06/01/17 (4)
- Thanks, I like a touch of voluptuousness in Prokofiev, as well as bite - email@example.com 22:05:29 06/01/17 (3)
- Thanks for your positive POV's. I've just read that Gergiev isn't big on depth or sensuality. - firstname.lastname@example.org 10:55:21 06/01/17 (0)
- "His other Munich releases haven't gone over very well" - Chris from Lafayette 09:48:41 06/01/17 (0)
- RE: "Not a big fan of Gergiev" - Ivan303 08:58:10 06/01/17 (0)
- Introspective moments.... - kuma 23:02:36 06/02/17 (0)