eno wrote: ↑
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:47 pm
IMHO she is one of the finest but underappreciated CG players on the planet these days.
That might be true about Russian mass culture but not necessarily about Russian classical music school. There are a lot of finest Russian classical musicians with quite delicate playing style, take Rostropovitch or Richter for example.
Also right. My opinion is simply beating around the bush after seeing orchestra performances here, and there are seemingly two schools (I am not definitively saying Russian or else, but simply two different schools), and it is also seemingly that the more delicate one can be fairly associated with Germany while the other one is more of Russia. And its basis is difficult to explain, but for example, a Ukrainian military orchestra was quite loud, and behind the orchestra is supposedly a culture that has long been passed on since the Soviet time (which is shared with Russia), and so on and so forth. Berlin PH also came around that was significantly different compared to the military orchestra. There are many free concert serieses and I saw orchestras from many cities across Europe, and they are quite different from each other, but quite roughly two different schools, louder ones and quieter ones regardless of their different sizes. And as I noted, I am not so sure about the louder one being Russian, as it might be Italian or else, and the conductors also significantly contribute to the loudness and other sonic characteristics.
My remark is something like I have a darker shade of skin than average Ukrainians, and it is seemingly because I am one of Japanese who also have a little darker shades of skin color but there are some Japanese with lighter shades. But we never know, I might be a Spanish Arabesque
or something like that.
I know I should not be stereotyping before American audience, but the fact of the matter is, there are statistical differences regionally or culturelly or otherwise that could help us appreciating the different beauties.