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enchantedpianist



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 4:20 pm    Post subject: Cortot plays Chopin Reply with quote

Has anyone listened to Cortot's playing the Grande Polonaise Op.22? I think it's the best. He varying volume and speed really transformed the traditional way to interpret this work. He's the poet!
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wanderer



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I don't know. Some people like it, some don't and say it's like a joke! Cortot's intepretation is personal, not conventional!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd have to say that I've never heard it before, but I would hate for any pianist to use rubato in a Chopin polonaise, especially the Grande Polonaise Brillante despite it being characteristic of Chopin. I prefer to think of the polonaises as regal, majestic, stately, march-like, patriotic polonaises (lots of adjectives there Wink). Therefore, to me, it's best to see a Polish king filled with patriotism galloping steadily throughout his kingdom, rather than flailing about like a perverted lunatic. Just my opinion.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nocturne wrote:
I'd have to say that I've never heard it before, but I would hate for any pianist to use rubato in a Chopin polonaise, especially the Grande Polonaise Brillante despite it being characteristic of Chopin. I prefer to think of the polonaises as regal, majestic, stately, march-like, patriotic polonaises (lots of adjectives there Wink). Therefore, to me, it's best to see a Polish king filled with patriotism galloping steadily throughout his kingdom, rather than flailing about like a perverted lunatic. Just my opinion.


You can listen to Cortot's version of Op.22 and let me know your opinion.

http://nt1k23.com/pianists/cort22.mp3
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enchantedpianist



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 12:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

chopin wrote:
nocturne wrote:
I'd have to say that I've never heard it before, but I would hate for any pianist to use rubato in a Chopin polonaise, especially the Grande Polonaise Brillante despite it being characteristic of Chopin. I prefer to think of the polonaises as regal, majestic, stately, march-like, patriotic polonaises (lots of adjectives there Wink). Therefore, to me, it's best to see a Polish king filled with patriotism galloping steadily throughout his kingdom, rather than flailing about like a perverted lunatic. Just my opinion.


You can listen to Cortot's version of Op.22 and let me know your opinion.

http://nt1k23.com/pianists/cort22.mp3



This is fantastic! No word to describe! The more I listen, the more I got addicted to it!!!
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