Spirituality by Way of Ahrt: Ravel's Piano Conerto, Adagio Asai. Bernstein vs. Grimaud vs. Michelangeli

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    Jul 14, 2015 4:11 AM GMT


    JESUS JESUS JESUS , 2ND MOVEMENT JESUS TAKE ME BACK TO NEW YORK JESUS YES. To hear this Stephen? (Smile, I got off the subway at Columbia University and walked up to Manhattan School of Music. They would open their season with this.)

    Their performance was as good if not better than what I heard at the NY Philharmonic.

    But Bernstein is passed.

    Precious memories.
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    Jul 14, 2015 4:17 AM GMT
    I sat no more than 12 rows back, center.

    Rizzoli’s 57th Street is where I bought a recording of Adagios.

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    Jul 14, 2015 4:18 AM GMT
    I'm not crazy about the choice of pianos in this performance.
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    Jul 16, 2015 3:29 AM GMT
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    Jul 16, 2015 3:34 AM GMT
    Just the second movement played by Bernstein:

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    Jul 16, 2015 3:37 AM GMT
    Bernstein has this.

    Jesus.
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    Jul 23, 2015 8:50 AM GMT
    StephenOABC saidBernstein has this.

    Jesus.


    Not so fast, here's Michelangeli:



    The live version (with coughing--but still entertaining)