Peter Lemken
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J. Brahms, Intermezzo Op.117#2, 1886 Steinway B
After 4 hours of work on hammers and action my piano technician declared the piano as ready and after tuning ti, I am happy to present my 136 year old beauty to you as an extraordinary instrument.
It would never have turned this way without the superb technicians who spent numerous hours on bringing a tattered old Steinway back to life.
มุมมอง: 182


Johannes Brahms: Intermezzo E-Major Op.116 No.4
มุมมอง 1812 หลายเดือนก่อน
Recorded on an 1886 Steinway B with an audio downmix from a pair of Røde NT5 in NOS configuration and camera audio with a pair of microcapsules for support and ambience.
Johannes Brahms: Intermezzo b-flat minor Op.117#2
มุมมอง 1424 หลายเดือนก่อน
Recorded on an 1886 Steinway B with 3 different Olympus cameras: OM-D EM1, EM1 MarkII, EM5 Mark II and a Oneplus 5 mobile phone. Stitched into a previous single camera version and a new audio track from two cardioid NT5 Røde condensers in NOS-set up. Editet in kdenlive, a truly outrageously beautiful piece of video editing software. Upload to youtube was done with a 60MB mp4 with X265/HEVC and ...
Johannes Brahms: Intermezzo Op.116 No.2 a-minor
มุมมอง 2046 หลายเดือนก่อน
As usual played on my 1886 Steinway B. As usual strictly Work In Progress as Part of playing the whole Op.116 cycle.
'Redukt' - Einstürzende Neubauten - Encore, Vienna, June 14, 2022
มุมมอง 937 หลายเดือนก่อน
'Redukt' as a meditative addition to their main program. Never mind the video, it's a mobile phone after all, (Still, it's not vertical video and it's post-processed with image stabilization but the audio is actually quite good, that is, after people around stopped talking about stupid stuff.) In the end, it's the band only - and it's one of those goose bump moments in your life. Glad I was the...
Johannes Brahms: Intermezzo A-major Op.118 No.2
มุมมอง 3048 หลายเดือนก่อน
This is an interesting instrument: An 1892 Bösendorfer 280, predecessor to the 'Imperial' with added notes down to F0. Original was with a Viennese action, replaced with a modern Renner-like action. This was the first time I tuned a piano different from my own grand, on which I taught myself tuning within about one year. I am mightily proud that the owner actually asked me to tune the huge beas...
Johannes Brahms - Intermezzi Op. 117 - 1885 Steinway B
มุมมอง 1178 หลายเดือนก่อน
What a rare treat! This piano is even 1 year older than my own Steinway B and it now belongs to friend, a piano technician, who actually was the first to tune my on piano when it arrived here.
Johannes Brahms: Intermezzo Op.118 No.2 A-major on my 1886 Steinway B
มุมมอง 2169 หลายเดือนก่อน
After a full day of cleaning, hammer shaping, voicing, action regulation and my own tuning, this is what my 135 year old beauty sounds like.
Johannes Brahms: 3 Intermezzi Op.117, Steinway B 1886
มุมมอง 1989 หลายเดือนก่อน
Strictly WorkInProgress - ever since I started working on it and I guess that won't ever change. Recorded with an Olympus OM-D E5MarkII for video and support audio with two dynamic omni capsules and a pair of Røde NT5 cardioid as main min microphones. Downmix on audacity and final video version with ffmpeg. Thank you, Free Software!
Radu Lupu plays Brahms Intermezzi Op.117
มุมมอง 8419 หลายเดือนก่อน
In memoriam Radu Lupu, legendary Romanian pianist who studied with Heinrich Neuhaus in Moscow.
Frederic Rzewski - 'The People United Will Never Be Defeated'
มุมมอง 39410 หลายเดือนก่อน
Live performance at UConn, Storrs, CT, October 31st, 2018, Frederic's last performance of his own monumental composition in the US. Recorded with OnePlus 3 mobile phone as video source and as audio source for ambience. Main microphones were tiny stereo capsules to a Tascam DR-05 fixed to the stage floor about 2m away from the piano. No post-processing on any source, just mixing those for a dece...
Johannes Brahms: Intermezzo A-major Op.118 No.2
มุมมอง 10310 หลายเดือนก่อน
A rare find: An 1893 Steinway B in pristine condition, even with its original set of hammers. Original shellack surface, ivory keys, all action parts. Will re-visit the piano to give it a full tuning and get my personal hero piano technician to do some voicing on the hammers. Quite a surprise find and while it's not a steal pricewise, I am tempted to buy it, because by now I know that Bs from t...
Brahms Op. 117 - Bechstein 220cm from 1900
มุมมอง 42511 หลายเดือนก่อน
Quick run through without editing on a modernized Bechstein model IV, just recently superbly voiced. Audio comes from to mini capsules directly into the camera. Yes, the Brahms is still work in progress - and it probably never leave that status.
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 15 Op. 141
มุมมอง 443ปีที่แล้ว
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 15 Op. 141 Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Kurt Sanderling Audience live recording June 9th, 1997 Recorded with Sony TCD-D8 DAT and binaural microphones
Brahms 3 Intermezzi Op. 117 - Steinway B 1886
มุมมอง 417ปีที่แล้ว
Johannes Brahms: 3 Intermezzi Op. 117 Played on an 1886 Steinway B in my home. Recorded with Rode NT5 Cardioids in NOS-configuration (90° and 30cm) plus a distant omnidirectional pair of dynamic microphone for ambience. Didn't notice it was so close to sundown, which is why the light changes so drastically. Camera is an Olympus OM-D M5 MarkII, which usually makes better videos. The piece itself...
Johannes Brahms: Intermezzo Op. 117 No. 2
มุมมอง 459ปีที่แล้ว
Johannes Brahms: Intermezzo Op. 117 No. 2
Johannes Brahms: Intermezzo Op. 117 No. 2
มุมมอง 105ปีที่แล้ว
Johannes Brahms: Intermezzo Op. 117 No. 2
César Franck: Prélude
มุมมอง 179ปีที่แล้ว
César Franck: Prélude
Johannes Brahms: Op.118 No.2 on a 1981 Yamaha CF
มุมมอง 123ปีที่แล้ว
Johannes Brahms: Op.118 No.2 on a 1981 Yamaha CF
Maurice Ravel: 'Le Gibet' on a 1981 Yamaha CF
มุมมอง 253ปีที่แล้ว
Maurice Ravel: 'Le Gibet' on a 1981 Yamaha CF
Franz Schubert: Sonata B-flat major D960, mvt. 2
มุมมอง 173ปีที่แล้ว
Franz Schubert: Sonata B-flat major D960, mvt. 2
Amazing sound quality: OM-D E-5 Mark II
มุมมอง 397ปีที่แล้ว
Amazing sound quality: OM-D E-5 Mark II
César Franck: Prélude (without Choral and Fugue)
มุมมอง 138ปีที่แล้ว
César Franck: Prélude (without Choral and Fugue)
Maurice Ravel: 'Le Gibet' from 'Gaspard de la Nuit'
มุมมอง 778ปีที่แล้ว
Maurice Ravel: 'Le Gibet' from 'Gaspard de la Nuit'
Maurice Ravel: 'Le Gibet' from 'Gaspard de la Nuit'
มุมมอง 160ปีที่แล้ว
Maurice Ravel: 'Le Gibet' from 'Gaspard de la Nuit'
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No.8, Kurt Sanderling, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in 1997
มุมมอง 32Kปีที่แล้ว
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No.8, Kurt Sanderling, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in 1997
Johannes Brahms: Intermezzo A-major Op.118 No.2
มุมมอง 1.1K2 ปีที่แล้ว
Johannes Brahms: Intermezzo A-major Op.118 No.2
Rachmaninoff Moment Musical Op.16#5 on a horrible piano
มุมมอง 1652 ปีที่แล้ว
Rachmaninoff Moment Musical Op.16#5 on a horrible piano
L.v.Beethoven - Bagatelle Op.126 No.4
มุมมอง 2472 ปีที่แล้ว
L.v.Beethoven - Bagatelle Op.126 No.4
L.v.Beethoven - Bagatelle Op.126 No.1
มุมมอง 2652 ปีที่แล้ว
L.v.Beethoven - Bagatelle Op.126 No.1


  • Sean Keel
    Sean Keel 16 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Nice playing too!

  • Sean Keel
    Sean Keel 16 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    It sounds gorgeous...

  • Charles Keledjian
    Charles Keledjian วันที่ผ่านมา

    Incredible unique cadenza!

  • Dion Baillargeon
    Dion Baillargeon 2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I know this is a piano masterpiece, but I want an orchestral version so bad.

  • mint DB
    mint DB 8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Great performance!!!! I’m in tears

  • Francesco Fiacchi
    Francesco Fiacchi 10 วันที่ผ่านมา

    This is unbelievable.

  • studentjohn36
    studentjohn36 15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Back in the "good old days" (pre 1994) Bechstein concert grands sounded just fine without the duplex scale

  • Danny Goodman
    Danny Goodman 23 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I had time to listen to both parts of this recital just today. Superb Zhukov playing here, with both the Scriabin and Chopin. The latter's Sonata #3 is astounding here (despite the video glitches). Thank you, Peter, for being the archivist of Maestro Zhukov's television performances. I'm off to view the December 1997 Moscow recital.

  • Aurel Betz
    Aurel Betz 29 วันที่ผ่านมา

    What a gem! Thank you for posting.

  • Count Backwards
    Count Backwards หลายเดือนก่อน

    Make Wooden Dildos Great Again!

  • John Devine
    John Devine หลายเดือนก่อน


  • grandepittore
    grandepittore หลายเดือนก่อน

    I wonder if the symphony would have sounded different if Maestro Sanderling's collar had been turned down.

  • SilverSurfer
    SilverSurfer หลายเดือนก่อน

    Piano is an amazing instrument, can transmit a whole range of emotions, im still discovering some trough listening to music now at 40 years at age

  • Константин Лыков
    Константин Лыков หลายเดือนก่อน

    Мастер! !!

  • Manfred Bock
    Manfred Bock หลายเดือนก่อน


  • Isaac Parlin
    Isaac Parlin หลายเดือนก่อน

    He did the optional note at the end!!

    JBDAC หลายเดือนก่อน

    Very nice. I've got one from 1872-3 (serial# 5771). Full size, straight-strung, too. Less reinforcing on the frame, sound is more brittle / bell-like, but great clarity. It would be interesting to compare them.

  • Nicola Mastrangelo
    Nicola Mastrangelo หลายเดือนก่อน

    Fantastico a dir poco, non sapevo di questa meraviglia fino ieri

  • Aurel Betz
    Aurel Betz หลายเดือนก่อน

    Hi Peter, Very nice sound and good performance. What model is it, and who restored it?

  • Wolfgang goethe
    Wolfgang goethe หลายเดือนก่อน


  • diogenesagogo
    diogenesagogo 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Shostakovich's compassion & understanding of the flawed human soul runs through all his music like a golden thread. I just pray someone like him is running the universe.

  • prinzip77
    prinzip77 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I cannot believe that he doesn't wear glasses! It should be impossible to read the text without glasses in his age...

  • Conor Hanick
    Conor Hanick 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    This is so astonishingly awful ... but it _is_ hilarious how little he gives a shit, which seems to be the main value in this video.

  • TheEyeThatSees
    TheEyeThatSees 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I did a post of this to the piano sub at Reddit and it got 3 upvotes. A user gave an award as well. I hope Peter doesn't mind that I did that.

  • Conscious_Corpuscle_Conglomerate
    Conscious_Corpuscle_Conglomerate 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Such a brooding meditation. Captures the spirit of the piece completely.

  • Conscious_Corpuscle_Conglomerate
    Conscious_Corpuscle_Conglomerate 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Discovered you through Reddit. Heart-rending perfection and soul in the music (and the thing of envy - your technique.) Hope to listen and learn more from you, Mr. Lemken.

  • Tortuosit of Tapiola
    Tortuosit of Tapiola 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    25:10 The transition back into the main theme, out of the darkness, this it where it gets me. Shostakovich was so awesome in those transitions. Something related is the return into the main theme in Sym 5/1, where he pitches all violins up to go to that key. Shostakovich was the best composer of the 20th century, I hope one day there is a successor.

  • Lauren
    Lauren 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Absolutely stunning

  • Strawberry
    Strawberry 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Start at 00:54

  • prinzip77
    prinzip77 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Great piece!

  • Lucas Machado
    Lucas Machado 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Very interesting interpretation in Chopin. I loved the way he considered the entire opus as a whole, tying the preludes together when necessary

  • Manfred Bock
    Manfred Bock 3 หลายเดือนก่อน


  • Manfred Bock
    Manfred Bock 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Manni bei der Arbeit

  • Hybrid Life
    Hybrid Life 4 หลายเดือนก่อน


  • Tortuosit of Tapiola
    Tortuosit of Tapiola 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I'm completely confused by this one. Skipped over it, but cannot find mvmts 3 and 4. But still it's 50 minutes.???

    • ebbelwoi45
      ebbelwoi45 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Yes, because the first two movements are doubled, unfortunately. I wish Peter Lemken could correct this.

  • Yahan K
    Yahan K 4 หลายเดือนก่อน


  • John Gesselberty
    John Gesselberty 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Not only is the performance superior, but the camera work is a symphony in and of itself. Beautifully filmed.

    • aalleexxii
      aalleexxii 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      The zoomout at the end is well chosen.

  • Mark Adderley
    Mark Adderley 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

    A more introverted and sophisticated work than the first concerto. A work for the connoisseur. For grownups.

  • Jake Nowell
    Jake Nowell 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

    37:20 trumpeter looks like Manfred honeck

  • michel brillaud
    michel brillaud 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

    One of the best "Gaspard" I have heard from him. Pianists play "Scarbo" faster nowadays to show their virtuosity.

  • 横山恵美
    横山恵美 5 หลายเดือนก่อน


  • IanMatthewGray
    IanMatthewGray 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I like the doubling of the bass in the ultimate chord.

    • emilgilels
      emilgilels 19 วันที่ผ่านมา

      Just listened to this performance for the first time. Good job of you to catch that detail at the end. I think the 'doubling' of the final Bb notes in the left hand is actually a call-back to the jump in the left hand (low Bb up to the Bb triad in 2nd inversion) at the very start of the piece! Viewed in that light, it wouldn't be like a traditional 'doubling" (as pianists sometimes do to create a bigger sound). It's a motivic, compositional device, befitting the unique and "composer-centric" approach Rzewski takes to this repertoire.

  • classicfan
    classicfan 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Bei aller Achtung vor dieser großen Pianistin - diese Aufnahme tut ihr keinen Gefallen. Sie ist verwaschen, hallig, undeutlich. Es lingt, als ob die Solistin in den virtuosen Oktaven-Passagen allzu reichlich Pedal nimmt und das Ganze macht einen verschwommenen Eindruck!

    • Peter Lemken
      Peter Lemken 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Sie haben in dieser Hinsicht eine recht exklusive Meinung.

  • Pranav Rajesh and the Great Piano Repertoire
    Pranav Rajesh and the Great Piano Repertoire 6 หลายเดือนก่อน


  • daniealbe
    daniealbe 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Dear Mr. Lemken. I am contacting you to ask if you can provide me with some more information about this piano. I recently bought a 1897 Bösendorfer concert grand (260cm long, 92 keys) and i'm in search for information about this model. May i have your email address to send you some pics and details? Regards from Italy.

  • Michael Zorn
    Michael Zorn 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Perhaps the worst canera angle in recorded history..... At least, the music comes through.

    • Peter Lemken
      Peter Lemken 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

      It was the best I could do at this point, very improvised. Audio comes from a pair of tiny dynamic capsules taped to the stage floor and the camera audio added as ambient sound. His Frankfurt performance was a lot better, unfortunately I cut his head off in that video. Fred laughed at it, but he was happy with the piano and the audio.

  • Matteo Scalone 🎹🎶
    Matteo Scalone 🎹🎶 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

    The beginning of Wilde Jagd feels so WILD, like a hunt. I love how he stops the chords, like firing from a rifle. It feels also like a hunt horn.

  • Thom geo
    Thom geo 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

    МИСТЕРИА ! MYSTERY ! მისტერია! ❤

  • antonio papini
    antonio papini 8 หลายเดือนก่อน

    muy buen registro

  • Sylvia Puccetti
    Sylvia Puccetti 8 หลายเดือนก่อน

    thank you for sharing this beautiful symphony and the wonderful interpretation