Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Justine Verdier, piano

A selection of Justine Verdier's performances in presented here.  She plays music by Haydn, Beethoven, Ravel, Scriabin, Chopin, Bach, Liszt and Prokofiev..  Enjoy!   

UPDATE: 7 October 2012

Justine also played this modern piano concerto by the Polish composer Milosz Magin (1929-1999) who is one of those composers nobody knows about yet, but no doubt will.  I have some criticisms of his composition techniques, which are in fact not really his fault (some of what he does strikes me as acceptable theme music for some banal sit-com movie), however of Ms. Verdier's rendition of his music, I have none, for she manages to capture everything this music requires.

Milosz Magin (1929-1999) : Concerto No. 2 for Piano, string orchestra and Timpani (1964)

UPDATE: 2 November 2012

"Justine VERDIER and Daniel DIAZ, founder of the "DUO PIANISSIMO" ® perform "the MOLDAU", symphonic poem by SMETANA, arrangement for piano 4 hands by the author. It is interesting to notice some differences of texture compared with the orchestral score."

Indeed it is, and the selection of piano reductions for performance, whether by the composers of the associated orchestral score or not, is a trend worth promoting.  Their performance is wonderful. 

Bedrich Smetina (1824-1884)  "La Moldau"    

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