2012年4月21日 星期六

末日降臨 ? 腦殘唱片公司逃命去 ?


在台灣本地網路書店注意到這位芳齡24歲的南韓鋼琴新秀林賢貞(Hyun-jung Lim),號稱將成為百年老店EMI唱片公司繼許納貝爾、巴倫波因和柯瓦契維奇等大師之後,第四位灌錄貝多芬鋼琴奏鳴曲全集的鋼琴家(EMI未完成的貝多芬全集計劃則包括所羅門、季雪金等人)。這樣的頭銜有點唬人...

十二歲移民法國的她,隻身遠在巴黎,為了讓南韓家人能隨時知道她的學習最新發展,便把自己的演奏錄下來,放在YouTube上供家人觀賞,注意到她的不僅是家人而已,更多一般網友也上網瀏覽她的演奏,還跟她討論交換音樂見解,隨著點閱率不斷累積而成為網路紅人,終獲唱片公司青睞,簽下一紙貝多芬鋼琴奏鳴曲全集錄音合約。

這套八CDs的錄音計畫,原本計畫以四套雙CDs分批發行,從文案上來看似乎還蠻有自己想法的。第一套以「英雄」與「永恆的女性-青年時期」兩主題為名,前者有第29號「漢默克拉維亞」奏鳴曲、第11號奏鳴曲和第26號奏鳴曲「告別」;後者則包括第4、9、10、13、14號「月光」奏鳴曲等,於二月間發行上市,台灣網路書店也在三月上架了。

問題是,計畫永遠趕不上變化,日本唱片購物網站已經提前預告全套八CDs錄音將在五月中旬發行,價格則是第一套雙CDs的2倍而已,因此,其他三套雙CDs看來是不打算繼續發行了!難道是因為賣得不好,所以就匆匆提前把包嗎?個人推測,這樣的可能性應該不高才對,因為,市場情況低迷也不是一天兩天的事了,感覺上,應該跟母公司併購交易關聯性較高? 在唱片公司本身都已經朝不夕保的情況下,乾脆來個賤價打包求售。


華文音樂媒體介紹:韓國版王羽佳──林賢貞
個人官方網站:http://www.hjlim.com/ 

筆者跟很多Youtube留言一樣深有同感,太快了...Too Fast...,跟王羽佳以炫技飆速而闖出名號恐怕也脫不了干係。想當年,郎朗不也一樣...

5 則留言:

匿名 提到...

不久前這一套在Amazon.UK賣19.99英鎊

BudgetClassicalCDsFan 提到...

台灣網路書店已經上架,8CDs售價不到台幣1200元,比英國amazon特價時的20英鎊貴二成左右,但若加計運費,相差無幾,因此,台灣售價還算合理。

問題是,英國的特價應該是短暫限時的,現在價格已經調回正常售價33元英鎊,比台灣正好貴二成,恰巧顛倒過來。

比較誇張的是,美國amazon售價則將近96元美金,是台灣的兩倍以上...

BudgetClassicalCDsFan 提到...

林賢貞5月17日美國初登場於曼哈頓Le Poisson Rouge音樂廳,20日紐約時報樂評刊出樂評如下~

Digging Deeply Into Beethoven in Head and Heart

By VIVIEN SCHWEITZER


Recording the 32 Beethoven piano sonatas is an unusual way for a young artist to make a debut on a major record label, but EMI Classics is taking a chance with the distinctive 24-year-old Korean H J Lim. Ms. Lim, who performed the complete cycle in Paris over eight consecutive days in 2010, offered two sonatas — No. 29 in B flat (Op. 106, “Hammerklavier”) and No. 30 in E (Op. 109) — in her American debut on Thursday evening, for a small audience at Le Poisson Rouge.

An idiosyncratic player with plenty of original ideas and the technique to carry them out, Ms. Lim has devoted considerable time to studying not only the works themselves but also Beethoven biographies and letters and other historical materials. For her EMI recording (to be released exclusively on iTunes), she has written her own extensive notes, grouping the sonatas into eight unconventional headings like “Aspects of an Inflexible Personality” (Op. 2, Nos. 1, 2 and 3) and “Extremes in Collision” (Op. 10, Nos. 1, 2 and 3).

During a postconcert discussion with the composer Daniel Felsenfeld, Ms. Lim — an engaging speaker whose French-accented English reflects her years in France, where she moved without her family at 12 to study — spoke about her aim of attaining the right balance between composer and interpreter. “Mutual understanding and empathy,” she added, are essential when performing these sonatas.

Ms. Lim has spoken of Beethoven’s “craziness,” and she emphasized the unsettled elements of the sonatas here, like the intense rolling chords interspersed with the gentle melody of the opening of Opus 109 and the wild fugue of the “Hammerklavier.”

For Ms. Lim, Opus 109, initially dedicated to Antonie Brentano, thought by some to be Beethoven’s Immortal Beloved, reflects the “ideal, spiritual love” sought by Beethoven and Goethe. In her notes she includes the sonata under the heading “Eternal Feminine,” the phrase coined by Goethe in “Faust.”

A physically exuberant player, Ms. Lim tossed back her long, untied hair during more tumultuous moments and played with expressive commitment and colorful nuance throughout both sonatas. The overall arc and momentum sometimes felt distorted, but Ms. Lim’s intellectual analysis and emotional engagement resulted in fresh, vigorous interpretations.

Ji Yu lin 提到...

大大 想請教一下 你都上什麼站去買國外的古典音樂全集的,希望能指點一、二 謝謝

Ji Yu lin 提到...

希望能寄一些資訊到這個郵件 謝謝
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