This interview took place at Steinway Hall in Manhattan
Maurizio Pollini Hong Kong interview by RTHK – The Works, 14 April 2009.
Outtakes from the documentary “Memories of John Browning: The Lhevinne Legacy Continues” (2006). The American pianist John Browning (1933-2003) explains and demonstrates some principles in piano playing as they were taught by Josef & Rosina Lhévinne.
At the end he plays Chopin‘s Nocturne In D flat major, Opus 27 no. 2.
Compare Chopin Nocturnes Opus 27 (1836) 2. Lento sostenuto (D-flat major)
On Wednesday 16 November 2013 the Royal College of Music welcomed brilliant pianist Lang Lang to give an afternoon masterclass in our Britten Theatre.
Compare Rachmaninov Prelude Preludes Opus 32 (1910) 5. Prelude in G major – Moderato
“The Last ditch effort to diatonically contain the ever increassing chromatic density of the last decade of the 19th Century”. Excerpt from lecture 4 “The Delights and Dangers of Ambiguity”
from the 1973 Harvard Lectures
The video is in 2 parts :
In this interview by Adriaan van Dis, you can hear Ivo Pogorelich playing Scriabin Etude op.8 n°2
Compare Alexander Scriabin performances of Etudes (12) Opus 8 (1895) 2. Etude in F-sharp minor – A capriccio, con forza
Great video by David Pentecost
In this documentary you can hear Frederic Lamond playing Feux Follets by Liszt and Arthur Rubinstein the G sharp minor variation from Symphonic Etudes op.13 by Schumann
Compare Franz Liszt performances of Liszt Etudes d’exécution transcendante S 139 (1851) 5. Feux follets
Eibenschütz said of Brahms that he “played as if he were improvising, with heart and soul, sometimes humming to himself, forgetting everything around him. His playing was altogether grand and noble, like his compositions.“