‘Pianists who slam it should be…’

Complete the quotation as you see fit.

It headlines a lovely profile of Mahan Esfahani in today’s Independent newspaper.

And since these things tend to come in threes, we’ve just received two immortal classics of a pianist who slams it.

Check this

and this (especially at 3:52)

He’ll go far.

neill eisenstein
h/t: Zsolt Bognar 

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  • Just dreadful. Never mind the fist at 3:52, what about the fistfulls of wrong notes. Sadly such people do the great Liszt an enormous disservice. Who is it anyway?

  • This is possibly the most ante-Liszt interpretation I have heard!
    Not only it is tasteless and unmusical but it is full of wrong notes and harmonies.
    Just unbelievable that this guy gets many viewings now for such a butchery due to this article with one slaming sentence taken out of context…
    I would have preferred some Bach with the excellent Mahan Esfahani, Mr Lebrecht!!

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