Tony Lee <[log in to unmask]> wrote
>This CD is well worth the price for the Rakh. third alone.
I cannot agree more....
>Another favorite is her Chopin Piano Cto #1, E-minor, paired with the
>Liszt Piano Cto #1, E-flat major. Both with the London Symphony, Claudio
>Abbado. DG # 449 719-2
I think I will get this one. I have had serious arguments with my
girlfriend about Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1. She is completely obsessed
with the second movement which she said is "so beautiful". To me, it seems
just a long string of beautiful notes but do not "connect" emotionally. I
played her the 2nd movements of Rach Piano 2, Beethoven Piano 5, Grieg's
Piano Concerto, and "challenged" her that these are more worth listening.
It resulted in a disastrous quarrel that I surrender (cos' she won't talk
to me), by promising to listen to the Chopin 20 times again. Perhaps some
Chopin die hards in the List can enlighten me how to listen to this
concerto and like it. Please don't tell me to just give up if I just don't
like it. It will just not do. Any comments from female will be most
helpful.:). I am hoping that my admiration for Ms Agerich will win me
over to Chopin, hence, I will get this CD
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