Monday, January 18, 2016

Dejan Lazic right to be remembered at Spotify

Bad reviews, no artist likes them. You hope they will be forgotten and ignored. Croatian/Austrian pianist Dejan Lazić did not want to wait for that and tried to use the European “right to forget” regulation to remove a bad review from the Google search index, only to find out, that this action surly will ensure he will always be remembered for this action. It also gave him very bad publicity on social media and some of his youtube movies are spammed with slanging because of his action. As Dejan noticed in an interview with the Guardian, “sugaring the pill makes it all worse” and he leaned his lessons the hard way.
Irony of the matter is, that his playing earns him the right to be remembered… As the bad review in the Washington Post primarily was concerned with his dramatic gestures at the piano, his playing on CD (and Spotify) can speak for itself. Recently Lazić recorded Beethoven’s tricky triple concerto for Sony and the result is one of the most convincing and coherent recordings of this work. 
“An exciting idea this…and it works”! was what the Gramophone wrote about the CD where Dejan Lazić tacks between piano pieces of Scarlatti and Bartok. Finally he made a successful adaptation of Brahms violin concerto (An exciting idea this…and it works, again!) for piano, which almost makes you forget for which instrument this concerto was written. So… Maybe time to re-evaluate this pianist has done for the right reasons and remember him for that…!

Hope you will enjoy this playlist, again :-)

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1828)
-Triple concerto for Violin, Cello, Piano and Orchestra op.56
Giuliano Carmignola, violin
Sol Gabetta, cello
Dejan Lazić,, piano 
Basel Chamber Orchestra
Giovanni Antonini

Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
-Keyboard Sonata K420 in C major
-Keyboard Sonata K58 in C minor
-Keyboard Sonata K82 in F major
Bela Bartók (1881-1945)
-3 Rondos on Slovak Folk Tunes, BB 92, Sz. 84
Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
-Keyboard Sonata K491 in D major
-Keyboard Sonata K430 in D major
-Keyboard Sonata K159 in C major 'La caccia'
Bela Bartók (1881-1945)
-7 Sketches, BB 54, Sz. 44
Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
-Keyboard Sonata K9 in D minor
-Keyboard Sonata K17 in F major
Bela Bartók (1881-1945)
-Marche funèbre from Kossuth, BB 31
(arranged for piano by the composer)
Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
-Keyboard Sonata K3 in A minor
-Keyboard Sonata K380 in E major
-Keyboard Sonata K135 in E major
Bela Bartók (1881-1945)
-6 Danses bulgares. extr. de Mikrokosmos, Vol.VI, Sz.107

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) arr Dejan Lazic (b.1977)
-Piano concerto no 3 in D major 
(after violin concerto op 77)
Dejan Lazic, piano
Atlanta symphony orchestra
Robert Spano, conductor
(HTTP link)

Mr Bad-boy himself...

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