Another signature performance by the extraordinary pianist and adventurer, Paul Barton, at the keys! Bravo. And congrats to the lovely and talented Mayumi Kato for another inspiring piece! Hurrah for East meets West Fusion!
Thanks for the compliment. Glad you liked the piece and the performance.
The piano and the playing are very nice, indeed. What kind of microphones did you use?
Beautiful playing - interesting piano with a fine sound. Looks to me like one of the white keys (E5?) needs easing around 2:33. Note the pianist's right hand has moved down the keyboard, the E5 key is still making its way back up.
Thanks for the compliment. Working with Jennifer was a real pleasure, because, with her, I serve as "collaborator", not just, "accompanist".
Nice playing. May we ask the name of the wonderful pianist who collaborated with you on this piece?
Beautiful work, Gentlemen. Thanks for such a beautiful, full hearted, performance.
Wonderful performance. I will be happy to do as well with my soprano partner, Jennifer. I love what both of you did with this exquisitely beautiful piece.
Bravo Dr. Kogan - beautiful, lyrical, heart-felt, moving. Learn the Saperton transcription too. Contact me if you need the sheet music; I can tell you where/how to get it.
Nice work, Deborah. I think you "get" Duke's songs.
Point of order: it's polite to give your pianist a credit. She's a fine pianist-musician, and she did a great job supporting you, even managing to turn her own pages without distracting from the performance.
And yes, in the spirit of full disclosure, I collaborate with a lot of singers. I love doing art song and lied with them, because we are true collaborators, as you were with your pianist in this video.
What a beautiful piece, beautifully sung. So different with orchestra than with piano - each beautiful in its own way.
Great performance! No extraneous movements or gestures, just virtuoso playing. At 6:19 in the little cadenza on c flat he plays the first 3 chords as Godowsky wrote them then plays an ossia. Anybody know if that was his own?
What a wonderful performance! It compares favorably with David Saperton's recorded performance (Saperton was Godowski's son-in-law). Mr. Rivera sits high and close to the piano - like Godowski and Saperton. Sounded just right to me. Amazing how such a great pianist is so little know in the USA.