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    Default Valentina Lisitsa

    One of the most controversial pianists in today's world. I enjoy her playing which is dispassionate yet full of energy.

    I think that a lot of people judge her more by the way she became popular via Facebook and Youtube rather than taking her playing into consideration.

    I admire her still.

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    Self-promotion is a necessity as a musician where sometimes the unknown isn't always discovered easily by the label.

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    Coming out soon

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    Wow, all quiet on Western front here.

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    Such a nice gal. Seriously you could drink coffee with her:

    "if a horse could sing in a monotone, the horse would sound like Carly Simon, only a horse wouldn't rhyme 'yacht', 'apricot', and 'gavotte'. Is that some kind of joke?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by albertfallickwang View Post
    One of the most controversial pianists in today's world. I enjoy her playing which is dispassionate yet full of energy.
    That's a harsh label to give any pianist regarding their playing in general.

    I think she's done very well for herself, and she clearly has a ridiculous amount of talent.


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    I believe that she is very brilliant and the fact that she can write her own ticket is important. Glass piano pieces? Yes, and that on her fifth (I think) album.

    Risk taker and I love it!
    "if a horse could sing in a monotone, the horse would sound like Carly Simon, only a horse wouldn't rhyme 'yacht', 'apricot', and 'gavotte'. Is that some kind of joke?"
    --Robert Christgau
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    I love Valentina! I follow her on youtube and other social media, and she seems like such a wonderful person! Her interpretations are either a hit or a miss depending on the work, but that's just my opinion.

    For example of a hit, here she plays this popular Chopin polonaise...LIKE A POLONAISE!!! As opposed to slow schmaltzy preformances

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    Lisitsa finally speaks about her forthcoming album of Glass piano music. So invaluable to her fans!

    "if a horse could sing in a monotone, the horse would sound like Carly Simon, only a horse wouldn't rhyme 'yacht', 'apricot', and 'gavotte'. Is that some kind of joke?"
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    Here she is doing one of the late piano sonatas by Beethoven. This is heaven isn't it?

    "if a horse could sing in a monotone, the horse would sound like Carly Simon, only a horse wouldn't rhyme 'yacht', 'apricot', and 'gavotte'. Is that some kind of joke?"
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    I love it when Valentina plays for the people... she believes that everyone should enjoy classical music, not just a select few.

    "if a horse could sing in a monotone, the horse would sound like Carly Simon, only a horse wouldn't rhyme 'yacht', 'apricot', and 'gavotte'. Is that some kind of joke?"
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    Lisitsa giving us some fashion tips and good music as usual:

    "if a horse could sing in a monotone, the horse would sound like Carly Simon, only a horse wouldn't rhyme 'yacht', 'apricot', and 'gavotte'. Is that some kind of joke?"
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    Not many pianists are brave enough to share their own practice sessions for everyone to enjoy:

    "if a horse could sing in a monotone, the horse would sound like Carly Simon, only a horse wouldn't rhyme 'yacht', 'apricot', and 'gavotte'. Is that some kind of joke?"
    --Robert Christgau
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    I like her playing of the more showy pieces such as Liszt Totentanz and the Rachmaninoff Etude 39/6.

    But in general she seems to play a lot of music without giving it much thought. Adequate certainly, but lacking in terms of interpretation.

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    In preparation for my upcoming Lizst month in April, I offer this lovely track as a preparatory piece for others to relish (an example of what DeepR was saying above here).

    "if a horse could sing in a monotone, the horse would sound like Carly Simon, only a horse wouldn't rhyme 'yacht', 'apricot', and 'gavotte'. Is that some kind of joke?"
    --Robert Christgau
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    --Anonymous

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    Saw many of her yt videos and I liked her playing, no doubt she is hugely talented. So I decided to go to one of her concerts. It was ... bad. I wrote a review in this forum if you are interested in the details. She must have had an off-day.

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