|Montero, Gabriela / Piano Recital|
|Add Date:||2006-10-15||Pull Date:||2006-12-17||Charts:||Classical/Experimental|
|Week Ending:||17 Dec||3 Dec||26 Nov||12 Nov||5 Nov||29 Oct||22 Oct|
|1.||Mar 11, 2015:||Subbing |
Scriabin - Etude In C Sharp Minor, Scriabin - Prelude In G, Scriabin - Prelude In E Flat Minor, Scriabin - Prelude In D Flat
|4.||Nov 30, 2006:||beat.net chapter 54.0: trip over beat.net [sub] |
Rachmaninov - Moment Musical In E Minor
|2.||Jul 04, 2009:||Music Casserole |
Scriabin - Etude In C Sharp Minor
|5.||Nov 19, 2006:||Multiple Personality Disorder |
Chopin - Fantasisie-Impormptu In C Sharp Minor
|3.||Dec 14, 2006:||Old New Borrowed & Blues |
In The Style Of A Tango, Chopin - Fantasisie-Impormptu In C Sharp Minor
|6.||Nov 05, 2006:||Multiple Personality Disorder |
Ginastera - Danza Del Gaucho Matrero
Classical piano. Disc 1 is late 19th / early 20th century compositions, and disc 2 is jazzy improvisations based on (mostly) the same. Disc 1 rocks. Brilliant technique, rich tone and thoughtful interpretations. She plays some of the most comprehensible Scriabin I’ve ever heard. Track 7 blows my mind. I don’t really “get” disc 2 – most of the tracks sound like boring jazz noodling and all sound very similar. With a few exceptions, I can’t hear how these are related to the pieces she references. Wow on CD 1 though! Favs Disc 1: 1, 7, 8, 10 – Disc 2: 7, 9. FCC clean.|
*1. Busy romantic piano, lush, minor key. It’s by Rachmaninov but sounds very Liszt.
2. Slow and “pretty”.
3. Heavy chordal Rachmaninov.
4. Mid-slow Scriabin – slightly odd harmonic changes.
5. Very slow – only melody at beginning and end, spare chords in middle.
6. Slow Scriabin – feels crazy somehow, i.e. incoherent (which is cool here)
**7. Crazier. Fuck yeah. Scriabin at his best. Fast. The jewel of this CD set.
*8. Nearly as good as track 7. spanish. Cool trills and rolled chords. Fiery.
9. Slow spanish – between chopin liszt and debussy – doesn’t really go anywhere.
*10. Dissonant and catchy. Fast. By Ginastera - Argentinean composer, uses lots of disjunct rhythms, 7/4 time signatures, etc.
11. Slow, a cross between Latin American, romantic classical music, and new age.
12. Fast, driving, train-like.
13. Bluesy harmonies. Chopin.
14. One of the most famous Chopin pieces. As good as I’ve ever heard it. Perfect on the rubato – not overdone and not ignored.
15. The title says it all: Mephisto Waltz. Devlish/spritely. Impossibly fast and clear scale runs. Sorta ridiculous but cool. The longest track at 11:39.
1. Romantic loungy, jazzy, bluesy.
2. Very slow, pretty.
3. Swirly jazz – does sound a bit like Chopin’s D flat Nocturne.
4. Sounds most like the classical piece she references of any of these here. Cool to hear the original melody lines against a less intense chordal background than in the concerto.
5. Romantic piano, lush chords.
6. More of the same… slow, romantic, lots of swirly scales, half jazz/half classical chords.
*7. Ah, finally some different harmonies! Based on a tango. Great, fun.
8. Slow romantic, slightly Spanish-sounding.
*9. Sounds very Bach – lots of fun trills – way more original-sounding than the other tracks here.
10. Eerie chords, then a juxtaposition of chromatic runs, blues, ragtime, and lounge jazz.
11. Very slow, relaxed. Her own composition. The next track is better though.
12. Slow and personal. Again, her own composition.