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Discussion: Tchaikovsky, Grieg: Piano Concertos - Shimizu, Kobayashi

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Post by flyingdutchman October 8, 2006 (1 of 7)
So has Kobayashi, the growler, foot-stomper, grunter, and yeller come out or has he learned yet to shut the heck up?

Post by Polly Nomial October 8, 2006 (2 of 7)
flyingdutchman said:

So has Kobayashi, the growler, foot-stomper, grunter, and yeller come out or has he learned yet to shut the heck up?

Who cares? Get Volodos (Tchaikovsky) and Ogawa (Greig) and avoid the risk.

Post by freddie October 8, 2006 (3 of 7)
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Post by Claude October 8, 2006 (4 of 7)
The playing on the Volodos disc is great, but I find the sound to be harsh and cold. I have many CDs that sound better.

Post by Polly Nomial October 8, 2006 (5 of 7)
Maybe so Claude, it does avoid the grunting though doesn't it?

Post by wolfE October 8, 2006 (6 of 7)
flyingdutchman said:

So has Kobayashi, the growler, foot-stomper, grunter, and yeller come out or has he learned yet to shut the heck up?

Of all my Exton-SACDs with Kobayashi, this is the "best" concerning his disturbing mannerism. And for the rest I wrote a short review (look at "reviews"). Today I listened to both concertos one more time and I only can repeat my recommendation. These are careful and lyric interpretations which surpass Volodos and Ogawa. Naturally this is a point of individual taste. For example I prefer the more lyric approach to the Tschaikowsky whereas others will prefer the powerful playing of Volodos (BTW I am sure that the Volodos-recording is not DSD).

Post by deckerm October 9, 2006 (7 of 7)
Who cares? Get Volodos (Tchaikovsky) and Ogawa (Greig) and avoid the risk.
I could not agree more. Both are outstanding performances.

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