Brahms voice & playing old !!! recording
Posted 19 February 2007 - 01:59 PM
After all that, I hope the post will accept the two files Brahms_talks.mp3 (140.5K)
Number of downloads: 271
Number of downloads: 256... well it seems to have worked!
Posted 14 February 2008 - 03:57 AM
After all that, I hope the post will accept the two files Brahms_talks.mp3
Brahms_valses.mp3... well it seems to have worked!
Some press talk about it, and some years ago an English newspaper "Classic CD" spread a recording of socalled "Valse minute" played by Chopin in Nohant, apparently in 1848. The recording was bring to Pierre Boulez's IRCAM center in Paris from Jean-Michel Baillat, and here they discover it's a fake.
Instead you can hear the audio of Brahms also on You Tube.
And you can also see this wonderful site: http://www-ccrma.sta...rg/brahms2.html
After all the first seems to me autentic, but not the second one.
Posted 04 March 2008 - 11:58 AM
I went there, and true, I have now some more doubts about the fact of that waltz being "played" by Brahms… probably though, it is played by someone not later than 1900, since the style is very much like what it was at the end of 19th century.
I've got my self quite a lot of recordings from old pianists or composers, and there is a consistency about all that (Stavenhagen, von Sauer, Saint-Saëns, Mahler, Grieg, Reger, Granados,d'Albert, Bussoni, Lamond, and others.)…
But, to come back to that site you indicated to us, and to that fantastic work explained there, on what they did with that wax roll, I'm probably an old fool of a musician, but when I came to the last recording they presented there, that hungarian dance, reconstructed in accordance with all the data obtainable from the original wax recording, even if the work is certainly not the deepest of Brahms, even if it was played artificially and giving that sort of sound quality you would have on a electronic guitar, believe it or not, but it made me cry !
Even so, one can feel the greatness of the being and his conception, just like if he was there.
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