[Youtube] Interesting interview with Eliot Fisk

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[Youtube] Interesting interview with Eliot Fisk

Post by glassynails » Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:53 am

He seems like a very intelligent guy!
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Re: [Youtube] Interesting interview with Eliot Fisk

Post by John Oster » Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:00 pm

Thanks for posting it. That's one of my favorite pieces--no one plays it with the intensity that Fisk does!
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Re: [Youtube] Interesting interview with Eliot Fisk

Post by David Norton » Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:20 pm

To my way of thinking, Maw's "Music of Memory" should be considered in direct alignment with what the Bach-Segovia "Chaconne" was 80 years ago, or what the Britten "Nocturnal" was 50 years ago. It is a significant new musical peak for the CG repertoire (albeit not THAT new), a third pinnacle of equal importance to the two which I previously cited, and one which really needs to be mastered by any player who has intentions of making a professional concert career in this day and age.
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Re: [Youtube] Interesting interview with Eliot Fisk

Post by John Oster » Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:47 pm

It's hard to find a piece that is musically interesting/challenging, pushes players to the limits of playability (in places), all the while still sounding like music! "Music of Memory" readily fills all of those requirements. I heard Fisk play it years ago--a staggering display of virtuosity. It's too bad he hasn't recorded it. I think it's more musically accessible than Kurt Schwertsik's "Ein kleines Requiem", for instance, which Fisk has recently recorded.
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Post by Gary Macleod » Sat Dec 17, 2016 11:43 pm

glassynails wrote:He seems like a very intelligent guy!
He can talk the talk but he sure can't walk the walk

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Re: [Youtube] Interesting interview with Eliot Fisk

Post by glassynails » Sun Dec 18, 2016 2:31 am

David_Norton wrote:To my way of thinking, Maw's "Music of Memory" should be considered in direct alignment with what the Bach-Segovia "Chaconne" was 80 years ago, or what the Britten "Nocturnal" was 50 years ago. It is a significant new musical peak for the CG repertoire (albeit not THAT new), a third pinnacle of equal importance to the two which I previously cited, and one which really needs to be mastered by any player who has intentions of making a professional concert career in this day and age.
Sorry, but although I found Eliot and the interview interesting (mostly because of his passion for the music) I can't stand Maw or Britten. Very unlistenable music in my opinion. I don't know how people could sit through 20 minutes of Britten or Maw. Just my opinion of course. I couldn't see either Segovia or Llobet liking this type of music.
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Re: [Youtube] Interesting interview with Eliot Fisk

Post by John Oster » Sun Dec 18, 2016 7:51 am

Gary Macleod wrote:
He can talk the talk but he sure can't walk the walk
Oh, how original--another Fisk-bashing. :roll:
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Re: [Youtube] Interesting interview with Eliot Fisk

Post by glassynails » Sun Dec 18, 2016 4:39 pm

tubeman wrote:Oh, how original--another Fisk-bashing. :roll:
I'm not bashing Fisk, I don't like Maw or Britten really.
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Re: [Youtube] Interesting interview with Eliot Fisk

Post by John Oster » Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:26 pm

glassynails wrote:
tubeman wrote:Oh, how original--another Fisk-bashing. :roll:
I'm not bashing Fisk, I don't like Maw or Britten really.
And I didn't direct that at you! Sorry--should have quoted the offending post. Will do that now. But while I'm at it, just because Segovia wouldn't like it doesn't mean it isn't good! :wink:
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Re: [Youtube] Interesting interview with Eliot Fisk

Post by Gary Macleod » Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:57 pm

tubeman wrote:
Gary Macleod wrote:
He can talk the talk but he sure can't walk the walk
Oh, how original--another Fisk-bashing. :roll:

Your point ?

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Re: [Youtube] Interesting interview with Eliot Fisk

Post by glassynails » Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:57 pm

tubeman wrote:
Gary Macleod wrote:
He can talk the talk but he sure can't walk the walk
Oh, how original--another Fisk-bashing. :roll:
I think I agree with Gary, but you're right, let's not turn it into a Fisk-bashing thread. Fisk is a smart guy and very passionate about the guitar and the repertoire, but that's about as far as I go to be honest. I did enjoy listening to him talk, of course he could of let the interviewer talk a little more too I think.
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