Friday, September 14, 2012

Valentina Lisitsa : Mozart Concerto in D minor, K466

Fig I : Valentina Lisitsa
It is in sheer irritation that I am posting this here. The ignoramuses in Sony have blocked Valentina Lisitsa's Youtube video of the Mozart K466 piano concerto on the grounds that the pianist is Martin Stadtfeld! Any ass at all, with the exception of anyone in the recording industry, can see that Martin Stadtfeld would have required some major surgery before he looked anything like Valentina Lisitsa! 
Fig II : Martin Stadtfeld

Poor Stadtfeld may end up through no fault of his own looking bad in this affair. He's a pianist who has recorded quite a lot of Bach and although I don't like his rather interventionist style of interpretation, he's an honest musician, and deserves better than to be managed by a company with an IQ of 160. That, incidentally, is a total IQ of 160.

As some sort of consolation to our music-loving friends in Germany, I have uploaded the audio from the Youtube video. It's decent sound – 192 kbs VBR. 

Mozart : Piano Concerto No 20 in D minor K466 
Valentina Lisitsa, Freiburger Mozartorchester, Michael Erren

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