• Les poètes sont parmi nous

    7 Jul 2011, 8:58 de piano_kiki

    Petite revue des concerts parisiens de ces trois derniers mois.

    Avant, lorsqu’on disait Schubert, on disait Schnabel, Kempff, Brendel. Aujourd’hui, on dit Radu Lupu – et tout est dit. Le geste court, le chant noble, le discours limpide : Radu Lupu apporte à Schubert ce qu’une quinte juste apporte à un accord de trois sons : la perfection. Entre un p et un pp, Radu Lupu glisse mille nuances. Entre un Schubert et un Schumann, Radu Lupu dessine mille couleurs (le 11/5 à Pleyel). Joli camaïeu, aussi, que celui proposé par Nelson Freire. Avec Murray Perahia, il est un des rares pianistes à transformer tout ce qu’il touche en or. Nelson Freire a ce piano moelleux et caressant, cette science incomparable du chant. On en oublierait presque que la musique de Liszt est virtuose (le 11/4 à Pleyel). Avec Perahia en revanche, au terme d’un programme fourre-tout, on eut de cesse de deviner l’immensité de ce pianiste, visiblement à bout de souffle. Un mauvais soir, sans doute (le 14/3 à Pleyel).
  • Music meme

    20 Mar 2010, 1:55 de Babo-chan

    Name your top 10 most played bands on Last.fm:
    1. ムック
    2. Pendulum
    3. ギルガメッシュ
    4. GACKT
    5. Bigbang
    6. 마리서사
    7. exist†trace
    8. Bryan Adams
    9. SS501
    10. Howard Shore

    How many times have you listened to number one?
    1320 times.

    Is this your favourite band?
    It absolutly is. No doubt about it. They have become a big part of my life, I would not be the same without them.

    What got you into number one?
    I searched for some new music for some years ago and stumbled on them. Sadly, I can't remember the first song I heard of them.

    Why the hell have you listened to that so much?
    Like I said, they have become a big part of my life and I love them.

    Top 5 songs of number one:
    Ryuusei, Freesia, Shiva, Ame no Orchestra and Mama I think...there are alot of other great songs aswell, but at the moment, I think these are my favourites.

    Something you think you’d thoroughly enjoy doing with the band?
    Oh my..anything I guess XD

    Favorite memory of the artist?
    Maybe my first concert with them...or when I shook their hands ^^
  • it's all ennui

    11 Sep 2006, 10:33 de kasetaishuu

    I was going to write something here about Cesar Franck. I watched Nelson Freire perform the other day (he is rocking solid on his Isaac Albeniz, I wish we'd see more pianists tackling the Evocación from Iberia, technically sonofabitchy though as it is) and found myself kinda disconcerted by his rendition of the Prélude, Choral et Fugue. I was going to complain we never hear any Franck other than the PC&F, but the only non-PC&F Franck I own is an old 2-CD compilation by Philips, which I hadn't ripped to the PC yet and hadn't listened to in years, something I'm fixing now. As for concerts, even when it's french-embassy-sponsored* you don't get much of that repertoire, programs often favouring some mind-crushingly boring Poulenc instead.

    I digress. Nelson Freire decided for clarity, more tempo giusto than the usual dramatic delays, and a more constrained attitude re: tempo and dynamic variations. Used to people performing this piece as if it were some Lisztian apocrypha…
  • importing cd collection

    17 Mar 2006, 23:21 de kasetaishuu

    today: Stravinsky by Claudio Abbado (The Firebird and Le Sacre du Printemps) and by Alexander Rahbari (another The Firebird, Petrushka and Suites n.1 and n.2); Nelson Freire playing Villa-Lobos; some miscellaneous Tchaikovsky; and seven concerti by Vivaldi.