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This review is from: The Art of Piano - Great Pianists of 20th Century (DVD)
Indispensable of course because there is so little footage available of the great pianists. But the producer/editor seems to think that we like seeing performances of pieces faded out after a few bars, so he has plenty of film time for spoken thoughts from others. Unfortunately, since the commentaries are mostly a monumental waste of time (in the genre "He played incredibly well..." "He was a great virtuoso" - I mean "Duh"), the failure to allow the pianists to play to the end of the pieces is inexcusable and infuriating.
Good news is that Decca has just released a DVD also of the great pianists; I don't have it but I'm hoping they didn't wreck it with vacuous verbiage.
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Initial post: Sep 23, 2008 10:18:12 AM PDT
And what DVD is that? (The Decca one I mean)
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 24, 2012 12:51:58 PM PDT
dana m says:
I'm watching this now on tv. The comments are mostly revealing and educational. It's not just he played incredicbly well, as you say. As a lifelong music listenr i got a lot out of it.
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