Videos from Cliburn Competition at YouTube
James Conlon explores the relationship between the concert pianist's internal world and the composer's score - with the finalists of the Twelfth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition as his examples - and examines what makes one interpretation so different from another..I just found them and so far have most enjoyed, #5 with Roberto Plano playing the Dvorak Quintet in A with the Takacs Quartet (3 minutes in) and #6 with Kobrin, especially at 07:15.
The Cliburn International Competition for Outstanding Amateurs is being more or less documented via YouTube this week. The finalists will be chosen tonight and will play tomorrow.
Our hometown guy, Ken Iisaka, got a nice review in the Star Telegram this morning:
Berg's ravishing Sonata No. 1 was poignantly interpreted (by memory!) by California investment analyst Ken Iisaka.While we're on the subject of DVDs and piano music, Argerich fans might want to take a look at newly available DVDs by Martha Argerich
And for those who enjoy chamber music, here's a very highly recommended (10/10) Archduke and Ghost CD by the Freddy Kempf Trio while I'm at it. Click to see more on Argerich and Kempf.