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    Listening to a superbudget download that includes Beethoven’s first four piano concertos played by Jasminka Stancuhl piano, with Alexander Rahbari conducting the Slovak Radio New Philharmonic Orchestra. Actually I’m listening to the No. 1 concerto.

    A big WOW! for Ms. Stancuhl, who seems otherwise unknown on the Internet. It’s hard to imagine anybody playing this, the last of the “classical” piano concerti*, with more verve and style. Her articulation is beyond impressive, and the runs are like the proverbial strings of pearls. Her playing is a joy to hear.

    How about you? Any happy soloist surprises to share?

    *Since #2 was written before #1.


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    Here’s a little something on her:
    http://www.fazioli.com/en/references/jasminka-stancul
    I did find some of her performances on YouTube. She sounds outstanding and seems to be known for her Beethoven. I plan on getting that download myself. Thanks for pointing her out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KenOC View Post
    Listening to a superbudget download that includes Beethoven’s first four piano concertos played by Jasminka Stancuhl piano, with Alexander Rahbari conducting the Slovak Radio New Philharmonic Orchestra. Actually I’m listening to the No. 1 concerto.

    A big WOW! for Ms. Stancuhl, who seems otherwise unknown on the Internet. It’s hard to imagine anybody playing this, the last of the “classical” piano concerti*, with more verve and style. Her articulation is beyond impressive, and the runs are like the proverbial strings of pearls. Her playing is a joy to hear.

    How about you? Any happy soloist surprises to share?

    *Since #2 was written before #1.
    She's far from unknown, lots of music on record but nothing solo. I first got to know her through some Mozart concertos which drew my attention because they're on a label which specialises in modern music, Col Legno. I hadn't registered that she was special in fact, but then I haven't heard the Beethoven -- just some Schubert, Brahms and Mozart.
    Last edited by Mandryka; Oct-18-2019 at 17:49.

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    I really admire this young Italian pianist and composer. Giulio Andreetta. Here is his composition "Prestissimo"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sg_eeq3Ib7Y

    And here is a rendition of Transcendental Etude n. 10 by Liszt

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0as8I6w1Tps

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    I really admire this young Italian pianist and composer. Giulio Andreetta. Here is his composition "Prestissimo"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sg_eeq3Ib7Y

    And here is a rendition of Transcendental Etude n. 10 by Liszt

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0as8I6w1Tps

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    I have a set of the Bach Cello Suites by Alexey Seleznev that I got as a free 256k download (from some site years ago - it was legit, BTW, as I don't think it was ever released). The performances are very good for such an 'unknown' cellist. There's some more info on Seleznev in the link below....

    http://seleznev.me/category/bio

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