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    La Campanella - GARRITAN STEINWAY

    Franz Liszt
    La Campanella

    From, Grandes Études de Paganini

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    Re: La Campanella - GARRITAN STEINWAY

    Thanks for sharing this! Although well made I still find it difficult to evaluate the possibilities of a piano sound based on sequenced midi pieces.
    Here a live recording played by Yundi Li for comparison, perhaps that better illustrates what I mean.

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    Bill

    A fantastic demo of this stunning new piano. You did an outstanding job ! Every time I hear a new demo, I get more and more impatient to get my own Authorized Steinway.....
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    Re: La Campanella - GARRITAN STEINWAY

    Not the deepest of Liszt’s compositions or transcriptions but certainly the most fun. This is a good example for the sound of lots of quick little notes. Lots and lots of quick little notes….

    Overall, I think it sounds great.
    Trent P. McDonald

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    Re: La Campanella - GARRITAN STEINWAY

    Quote Originally Posted by NothanUmber View Post
    Thanks for sharing this! Although well made I still find it difficult to evaluate the possibilities of a piano sound based on sequenced midi pieces.
    Your point is well taken. It is difficult to evaluate unless you can get your hands on it. I have an M-Audio keyboard and when I play the Authorized Steinway with it, it's as close as to the real McCoy as I've gotten with samples.

    Here a live recording played by Yundi Li for comparison, perhaps that better illustrates what I mean.

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    Interesting interpretation. I didn't like his holding the tempi back until the end. But then, tempo will always be debated in classical music, lol
    Never look at the trombones. It only encourages them. Richard Strauss

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    Quote Originally Posted by valhalx
    when I play the Authorized Steinway with it, it's as close as to the real McCoy as I've gotten with samples.
    This is good to hear! It would be really great if you could post a small example (it doesn't have to be la campanella ). (If you want to keep your personal playing out of the public that's also absolutely ok of course!)

    Here another interpretation of the campanella (this time from Rubinstein) that seems to have more emphasis on bigger contexts than Li's "celebrate every note" approach. I like both interpretations for what they are

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    Quote Originally Posted by trentpmcd View Post
    Lots and lots of quick little notes….
    Oh, yeah! Yee-hah!

    Excellent job on this, Bill. Loved it!

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    Re: La Campanella - GARRITAN STEINWAY

    Quote Originally Posted by LouisD View Post
    Bill

    A fantastic demo of this stunning new piano. You did an outstanding job ! Every time I hear a new demo, I get more and more impatient to get my own Authorized Steinway.....
    Great to hear from you Louis and thanks. I figured this would be a good one to show off the Garritan Steinway.
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    To counterbalance light La Campanella it would be great idea to sample Liszt's Mazeppa from Transcendental Etudes, e.g. from here: http://www.classicalmidiconnection.com/cmc/liszt.html (the best MIDI I managed to find). It would show the thunder of Steinway

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    Re: La Campanella - GARRITAN STEINWAY

    Quote Originally Posted by trentpmcd View Post
    Not the deepest of Liszt’s compositions or transcriptions but certainly the most fun. This is a good example for the sound of lots of quick little notes. Lots and lots of quick little notes….

    Overall, I think it sounds great.
    Thanks Trent. You're right about it not being the deepest of his efforts, lol. In fact, there are a couple of compositional blunders in this, not the least of which is the constant hammering on D#, lol.

    Eh, it's a showpiece.

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