Author Topic: Rubinstein & the need for good orchestras  (Read 767 times)

Alan Howe

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Re: Rubinstein & the need for good orchestras
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 07 December 2017, 21:53 »
It's not much good if the pitch goes up...

Alan Howe

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Re: Rubinstein & the need for good orchestras
« Reply #16 on: Thursday 07 December 2017, 21:55 »
Anyway, we're getting off topic here. If anyone cares to try speeding up a recording, then please get back to us. Otherwise, let's stick to the question of the quality of orchestras...

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Re: Rubinstein & the need for good orchestras
« Reply #17 on: Thursday 07 December 2017, 22:05 »
Alan (and Matesic), if you will forgive me a final contribution on the topic: if you increase "tempo" and not "speed", the pitch will stay the same.
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Re: Rubinstein & the need for good orchestras
« Reply #18 on: Thursday 07 December 2017, 22:06 »
Thanks, Ilja. I look forward to reading ours friends' findings.

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« Reply #19 on: Monday 11 December 2017, 12:10 »
Yes, indeed, you are so right! Unfamiliar music is at a disadvantage to start with, since it is... unfamiliar. It needs to be presented in the best possible light, with good sound. If the playing is not at least good [accurate, pleasant to the ear], then not only is the music ill served, but the listener [ at least this listener!] is thinking, I can't wait until this is over! Happily the level of general performance has risen since the 1970's. I am amazed at how good most orchestras are, even student orchestras. Unfamiliar music really needs to be recorded by good performers who are committed to the music. Thanks for bringing up this issue.