Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Hubert Bath|
Richard Clayderman Concerto with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Genres: New Age, Pop, Soundtracks, Classical
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A must for any collection.
irmita | usa | 06/25/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"To play the piano well takes years of commitment and dedication, and Richard Clayderma proves that he is a talented pianist in this classical cd. This cd contains a wide selection of popular pieces, including Beethoven's well-known Fur Elise and his haunting and superb Moonlight Sonata. Various classical composers are well represented in this fabulous cd, including Franz Liszt, whose magnificent piece entitled "Liebestraum" is played beautifully by Clayderma. This cd is definitely one to play during any time of the day, for it provides not only relaxing music, but it also gives listeners the valuable opportunity to be exposed to music that stirs the soul."
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1
irmita | 11/16/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I am --------, and I have played Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1. An expressive work which requires great passions, Clayderman has often been too loud, breaking the melodious balance between the orchestra and the piano. I was tuned off already by the first few chords, which were struck too loudly. There also lacks a element of surprise and Russian animosity in this recording, which Jorge Bolet and Evgeny Kissin both capture in their recordings with Dutoit and Karajan, respectively."
For non-serious listeners only!
J. Irsay | NYC, USA | 01/07/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Well, what can you say about Richard Clayderman? Anything one says about him says more, in truth, about his audience... naive non-specialist listeners who, at least, are not listening to Rap. But for any serious musician or listener, Clayderman's work and approach sticks in the craw. His music is one step away from a synthesizer. Though it's no worse than the piano music published for amateurs in the nineteenth century, with the same banal melodies and utter lack of musical sophistication, we get the impression that he knows he is a well-paid, third-world famous hack.
Proof positive: Watch his youtube video of the Tschaikovsky Concerto desecration. I say "watch" (never mind the cheap additions and chop-ups), as his hands most often have nothing to do with the music, while his face emotes those counterfeit feelings that drive his innocent, impressionable fans wild.
He is apparently a beloved figure in the middle-of-the-road pop-classical world. He has found his audience, works hard and easily pays the rent. I guess he has reached as far as he wants to reach."