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#1092914 - 08/26/08 02:25 AM Your Favorite YouTube Videos/Performances  
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For me it's got to be Bill Evans playing My Foolish Heart.
I must have watched this clip hundreds of times. It's a piece that I am going to attempt to learn but the chord changes (and especially the inversions/voicings Bill is using) are quite advanced for a chap just starting grade 2 jazz!
Whats your faves?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2LFVWBmoiw&feature=related


Bill Evans spoke of the "universal mind" that exists in all people, if they can learn to think in the language that the universal mind uses -- a musical language that remains alive and well today, still scintillating, still expanding, still showing those who can hear it the depths of ecstasy and pain and life and love.
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#1092915 - 08/26/08 02:26 AM Re: Your Favorite YouTube Videos/Performances  
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Hi Simon,

what's grade 2 jazz ?

Michel Legrand "I will wait for you"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CY7GGSPD9wo

#1092916 - 08/26/08 02:37 AM Re: Your Favorite YouTube Videos/Performances  
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Hi knotty
Love that legrand video - adding to my faves.........
ABRSM (UK) do jazz grades now.


Bill Evans spoke of the "universal mind" that exists in all people, if they can learn to think in the language that the universal mind uses -- a musical language that remains alive and well today, still scintillating, still expanding, still showing those who can hear it the depths of ecstasy and pain and life and love.
#1092917 - 08/26/08 03:04 AM Re: Your Favorite YouTube Videos/Performances  
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Here are mine:

Danse Macabre by Saint-Saens
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GxR1RlOXrY

The Piano Duet from The Corpse Bride:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVQ1TCVMlpo

Hope you guys will like these too. smile


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#1092918 - 08/26/08 03:10 AM Re: Your Favorite YouTube Videos/Performances  
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Loved both of those, especially the Corpse Bride Duet


Bill Evans spoke of the "universal mind" that exists in all people, if they can learn to think in the language that the universal mind uses -- a musical language that remains alive and well today, still scintillating, still expanding, still showing those who can hear it the depths of ecstasy and pain and life and love.
#1092919 - 08/26/08 05:29 AM Re: Your Favorite YouTube Videos/Performances  
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Allow me to submit this one. Peter Nero - Summer of 42. Notice how he takes a big breath at about the 2:09 mark so he can give it his all.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-M7h3wtSG2k


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#1092920 - 08/26/08 05:47 AM Re: Your Favorite YouTube Videos/Performances  
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This has been posted widely here on PW, but it's still my favorite and *still* is able to make me cry:

"The Piano" by Aidan Gibbons, set to "Comptine d\'un Autre Ete" by Yann Tiersen

Here's a piano arrangement of "Death is the Road to Awe" (from The Fountain soundtrack). I like this because the young man in this video (Lennon Aldert) wrote the transcription himself and it is a tour de force... I've emailed him off and on over the past couple of years and have assured him that I will tell everybody when he is famous that I knew him Way Back When:

"Death is the Road to Awe" transcribed and performed by Lennon Aldert

And you gotta love the next one, just because the piece is an AB forum favorite, and because Maksim in black leather is pretty darned cute in a goth sort of way:

"Croatian Rhapsody" performed by Maksim in all his leathery glory

...I have 42 videos on my "Piano Solo" YouTube playlist, so I'd better stop now. whome Maybe I'll add a few later.


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#1092921 - 08/26/08 06:42 AM Re: Your Favorite YouTube Videos/Performances  
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Here's one from an unusually musically talented lady... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzl2h9OTMBU

and another one more dear to my heart... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InkOpCmInhE

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#1092922 - 08/26/08 06:55 AM Re: Your Favorite YouTube Videos/Performances  
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and another one more dear to my heart... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InkOpCmInhE

Howard
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#1092923 - 08/26/08 07:17 AM Re: Your Favorite YouTube Videos/Performances  
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It has been quite an incredible task to limit myself to only a few videos! I could quite easily link dozens of videos that are related to various Final Fantasy pieces or new-age music that I can play/aspire to play, but I'll apply some self-restraint and just link 3 that are of very different natures:

Map of the problematique (Piano Cover) by muso90
I'm a big fan of muse, and I'd never have thought anybody could do a piano version of 'Map of the problematique'. But I was proved wrong! I think its amazing how she taught herself this by ear, and the ending is simply stunning.

Gladiator by mormalv
Ok so this one isn't quite 'piano' as such, but close enough. I'm also a fan of the movie Gladiator and, again, I'm very impressed at how somebody has managed to play this by ear. There are 2 songs within this video, I especially enjoy the "main theme" song that is from roughly 2:10 onwards.

Where the heck is Matt? (2008) by mattharding2718
The ultimate feel-good video! laugh I seem to be deviating ever-further away from the topic of piano performances, but this simply has to be in my favourites. At least there is some piano within the backing music (which, of course, I've had a go at teaching myself)!


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#1092924 - 08/26/08 07:33 AM Re: Your Favorite YouTube Videos/Performances  
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Map of the problematique (Piano Cover) by muso90
I'm a big fan of muse, and I'd never have thought anybody could do a piano version of 'Map of the problematique'. But I was proved wrong! I think its amazing how she taught herself this by ear, and the ending is simply stunning.

Man, I love that song! Like you, I didn't think Muse on the piano was possible - until I heard this guy:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcYcyzT1FcI (ripping through 'Hysteria')

#1092925 - 08/26/08 07:38 AM Re: Your Favorite YouTube Videos/Performances  
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#1092926 - 08/26/08 07:43 AM Re: Your Favorite YouTube Videos/Performances  
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My three favourite on youtube are:

Lang Lang - Rachmaninov cadenza

I'm not much of a fan of Lang Lang, but my jaw drops everytime I watch him play the cadenza in Rachmaninov's 3rd piano concerto. Just skip ahead to 2min 50 to see it.

Beethoven Appassionata

by Valentina Lisitsa (sound starts 12secs in). This piece is just great melody followed by great melody. And I like how she plays it. And I like her as well wink

Richter - the Enigma

This comes from the end of the film. Just such a sad note to end on - gives me goosebumps every time.

#1092927 - 08/26/08 08:12 AM Re: Your Favorite YouTube Videos/Performances  
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#1092928 - 08/26/08 08:36 AM Re: Your Favorite YouTube Videos/Performances  
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Not a piano tune but if you get this song, you will better understand me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79e8k0F2jVk&feature=related

#1092929 - 08/26/08 03:25 PM Re: Your Favorite YouTube Videos/Performances  
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This has to be my favorite (except for the loud hissing sound confused ).

Round Midnight/Waltz for Debbie - Oscar Peterson


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#1092930 - 08/27/08 03:10 AM Re: Your Favorite YouTube Videos/Performances  
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Originally posted by RobM:

Map of the problematique (Piano Cover) by muso90
I'm a big fan of muse, and I'd never have thought anybody could do a piano version of 'Map of the problematique'. But I was proved wrong! I think its amazing how she taught herself this by ear, and the ending is simply stunning.
Thanks so much for posting this. I loved it! Now I just have to wait until I can play like that... wink

Balf ♫

#1092931 - 08/27/08 04:41 AM Re: Your Favorite YouTube Videos/Performances  
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Brilliant!


Bill Evans spoke of the "universal mind" that exists in all people, if they can learn to think in the language that the universal mind uses -- a musical language that remains alive and well today, still scintillating, still expanding, still showing those who can hear it the depths of ecstasy and pain and life and love.
#1092932 - 08/27/08 08:37 AM Re: Your Favorite YouTube Videos/Performances  
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This as appeared on the forum somewhere.

Still... someone who can play Bach with so much feeling !!

I also like that he plays intimately for Argerich and Freire.
Mauricio Vallina Plays Bach Kempff Siciliana


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#1092933 - 08/27/08 08:53 AM Re: Your Favorite YouTube Videos/Performances  
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Been away for a spell, but one of my favorites is Joy Spring performed by Cesar Camargo Mariano & Romero Lubambo, piano and 6 string... a tune I'm currently working on...

Joy Spring


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#1092934 - 08/27/08 09:02 AM Re: Your Favorite YouTube Videos/Performances  
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Originally posted by Euan Morrison:
[QB] My three favourite on youtube are:

Lang Lang - Rachmaninov cadenza

I'm not much of a fan of Lang Lang, but my jaw drops everytime I watch him play the cadenza in Rachmaninov's 3rd piano concerto. Just skip ahead to 2min 50 to see it.
My jaw just hit the floor laugh


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#1092935 - 08/27/08 09:39 AM Re: Your Favorite YouTube Videos/Performances  
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Here's about as sweet & lovely as it may get (both the piece and the pianist!):

Keiko Matsui plays "Forever Forever"

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#1092936 - 08/27/08 10:24 AM Re: Your Favorite YouTube Videos/Performances  
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Euan Morrison and MmmmBalf - glad you enjoyed it as much as I do! laugh If you browse some of the other videos by the same user, you can see she has 2 tutorials for this tune in case you're interested - one that resembles her own recording and also a simplified version. I attempted the advanced tutorial not so long ago but realised very quickly that it was beyond my capabalities! I'm sure I'll try again in a few months though.

That Lang Lang video is certainly jaw-droppingly good.....but I just can't take the guy seriously because of his ridiculous expressions and movements. Its far better if I shut my eyes.


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#1092937 - 08/27/08 11:03 AM Re: Your Favorite YouTube Videos/Performances  
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This as appeared on the forum somewhere.

Still... someone who can play Bach with so much feeling !!

I also like that he plays intimately for Argerich and Freire.
Mauricio Vallina Plays Bach Kempff Siciliana
That's a great video, ddh. It's a piece I recently fell in love with, after hearing Kissin play it on a cd. I have the sheet music, but it's a bit more difficult than I imagined.

I liked watching Argerich and Freire (i don't know of him) in the background, toying with the cigarette and just relaxing and feeling the beauty of the music.

(and on a sidenote; how many times will you ever see Martha and Cartman in the same shot?!)

#1092938 - 08/27/08 11:14 AM Re: Your Favorite YouTube Videos/Performances  
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That Lang Lang video is certainly jaw-droppingly good.....but I just can't take the guy seriously because of his ridiculous expressions and movements. Its far better if I shut my eyes.
I know what you mean, I'm a bit undecided on him. I can see why the movements are distracting and put people off. I also sometimes think they are exaggerated for effect. But he seems to be having fun and enjoying playing the music, so I don't mind what he gets up to.

The pianist corner forum has a few threads on the matter... wink

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I just have to post this... smile The boy in the vid got a chance to practice on a Kawai Grand and his mom took a video of him. Even then he's really good, I can't help but add this to my favorites...
He's playing a Filipino folk song arranged for the piano.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2q6moX1YWQ&feature=related


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Originally posted by Euan Morrison:
I have the sheet music, but it's a bit more difficult than I imagined.

I liked watching Argerich and Freire (i don't know of him) in the background, toying with the cigarette and just relaxing and feeling the beauty of the music.

(and on a sidenote; how many times will you ever see Martha and Cartman in the same shot?!)
Euan, I just ordered the sheet music, but, if You find it difficult, it may prove quite challenging for me frown

B.T.W. who is Cartman ?


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Almost any performance by Victor Borge is worth watching. Check out the duets between him and the opera singer. . . .I have been captivated by Victor Borge ever since I heard him say: "We have a deal. She doesn't touch my piano, and I don't touch her coloratura." Just search for Victor Borge on youtube to catch some of his performances.

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