Indeed, I think that you are absolutely right about that! I would add Walter Gieseking to that list, too. When I listen to such great pianists, I almost don't notice the piano itself, because all I hear is "music" -- similarly with great guitarists (such as Bream), etc., it is as if the instrument disappears and just the music remains (if anybody understands what I mean by that!).tubeman wrote:... I disagree ... that the "sound quality [of a piano] is too consistent and standardized." A very skilled pianist, such as Horowitz, Richter, Sokolov, Pogorelich, Brendel, Uchida, etc. can coax many sounds and colors out of the piano--it's just not as easy or noticeable as on the guitar.
Ah, the oboe, what a marvelous instrument, but at least as difficult as the guitar. But such a joy to listen to. Preferably Mozart oboe concerto in C. TMHO one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever composed.tormodg wrote:I have always wanted to play cello but it's too bulky. I also fancy the oboe but I have asthma so it's not the best choice for me. My uncle, and his uncle, both play oboe in orchestras and it's a wonderful instrument that takes a long time to master.
I took piano lessons for years and can noodle but gave it up enough to realize that I'm stuck with CG forever.
Err, yes, it's nice. I used to have vinyl of Heinz Holliger playing it coupled with the Richard Strauss oboe concerto. That was a good combination. But there are quite a lot of flautists who think it was originally written for flute. I don't know their reasons.zupfgeiger wrote: Mozart oboe concerto in C. TMHO one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever composed.