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

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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')

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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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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 ♫

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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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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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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?!)

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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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My absolute favorite - not a piano, a concertina, but some of the rockinest music ever laugh

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQPEsa5e7K0

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#1092945 - 08/27/08 06:35 PM Re: Your Favorite YouTube Videos/Performances  
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Monster M&H - thanks for posting that duo! I loved it - very much "gets under your skin."

There's some great videos here - nice to be introduced to so many different things.

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#1092946 - 08/27/08 10:41 PM 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 [/b]
Oh yeah, it is a debate point over the years wink I like Lang Lang playing very much, although not everything he performs to my taste. He is very mature musically and extremely proficient technically. I have an impression of him that he acts like a grown-up child and have great fun. Although it is perhaps a pose he does, and a show he performs, I also understand he may be distracting - but I can't stop liking him because of that if you know what I mean laugh

To change the subject, I also agree that all of Victor Borge's videos are worth watching. I especially like the Page turning one laugh


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Hi all, I have just spent the last two hours or so listening to your favourites and choices.

I have loved all of it especially Danse Macabre and Forever Forever. In fact these were first and last!!

So inspirational and lovely. Something to reach for and enjoy. Thanks again for taking the trouble to post your choices. I have enjoyed every munute.

So, I keep practising, in the hope I can play as wonderful as I have heard tonight. (Or somewhere near!!)
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I love this!!!!! Best scene from The Pianist. http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=RkUVb1AJbSM


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http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=UBmajjf5WKE

ok, it's not piano, but briliant!

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Here's one of my favorites. Besides absolutely loving this piece by Chopin, the fact that this youngster can play it like this is beyond incredible!! See what you think:

Chopin Nocturne #20

Additionally, here is what I consider to be one of the greatest performances in jazz ever:

Chick Corea and Return to Forever-Romantic Warrior


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Additionally, here is what I consider to be one of the greatest performances in jazz ever:

Chick Corea and Return to Forever-Romantic Warrior [/QB]
Ahhh... that is the heart of jazz. thanks!!!


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Has anyone mentioned (let's say) this

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=ra_zTSRsxlc

yet? He is really fun to watch and also seems to play well.


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signa - I love that guy, and this was a really fine performance.

CC2 - Chick Corea - wonderful

glitzer - how charming!

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x38NQFk5OCc&feature=related
Volodos Playing Rakoczy March

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJaNp-qBrS0
Lisitsa Playing 'La Ci Darem La Mano' Variations

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87dy7ekjCcU
Katchen Playing Hungarian Dances 7 and 4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wj6_5qWZCDY
Rubinstein Playing Ritual Fire Dance

I'm not an adult so I hope you guys can forgive me for posting in the adult beginner's forum. wink


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Hey!

Something slightly different:

A British Comedy sketch with Andre Previn - very funny;
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=vP8TUe993uo
Mark

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Who doesn't love young talents?

Not piano either, but simply fantastic IMO. 14 yo Li Jie plays Gran Jota:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJfigIzhIls

Her hands are so, so tiny, but plays with such finesse and confidence.

Compare, if you will, both her performance and hand size with the master himself, Segovia, of Bach's BWV 1007

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlXlaOeYl2c

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVYPXLPdep4

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Here's the great James Taylor with his superb classic

Fire and Rain

Or for something really unique try Alison Krauss'

Let Me Touch You for Awhile

Regards, JF


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Or for something really unique try Alison Krauss'

Let Me Touch You for Awhile

Regards, JF
Big fan of the Krauss, here. Her Live in Kentucky album is just brilliant! smile

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Has anyone mentioned (let's say) this

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=ra_zTSRsxlc

yet? He is really fun to watch and also seems to play well.
actually, he put a lot of his videos there, and the best ones are perhaps his Rameau. he's a strange guy at piano though...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egyChWmcKEQ

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[/qb][/QUOTE]actually, he put a lot of his videos there, and the best ones are perhaps his Rameau. he's a strange guy at piano though...


Yes, I actually meant the whole collection.

As endless and constantly recurring threads about Lang-Lang have proved, these antics are a matter of taste of course, but I actually like to be visually entertained also (why a video if you sit like a statue and have the facial expression of an undertaker?).


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Originally posted by John Frank:
[b]
Or for something really unique try Alison Krauss'

Let Me Touch You for Awhile

Regards, JF
Big fan of the Krauss, here. Her Live in Kentucky album is just brilliant! smile [/b]
Really big fan here (since back when she 1st started at about 13 or so) - have every album and have seen her in person 3 times - what an awesome talent (champion fidler also).

Regards, JF


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Some great performances listed above.

However, I believe this one is almost more than a sensitive heart can bear.

It's Artur Rubinstein's performance of the 2nd movement of Chopin's Piano Concerto #2.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5IG3H6RBGI&feature=related

Kathleen


After playing Chopin, I feel as if I had been weeping over sins that I had never committed, and mourning over tragedies that were not my own." Oscar Wilde, 1891
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Quote
Originally posted by glitzer:
[b] Has anyone mentioned (let's say) this

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=ra_zTSRsxlc

yet? He is really fun to watch and also seems to play well.
actually, he put a lot of his videos there, and the best ones are perhaps his Rameau. he's a strange guy at piano though...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egyChWmcKEQ [/b]
What a riot! Talk about "getting into your playing":... laugh


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Originally posted by Prince Charles:
Hey!

Something slightly different:

A British Comedy sketch with Andre Previn - very funny;
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=vP8TUe993uo
Mark
That was REALLY funny!!!


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Quote
Originally posted by signa:
[b]
Quote
Originally posted by glitzer:
[b] Has anyone mentioned (let's say) this

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=ra_zTSRsxlc

yet? He is really fun to watch and also seems to play well.
actually, he put a lot of his videos there, and the best ones are perhaps his Rameau. he's a strange guy at piano though...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egyChWmcKEQ [/b]
What a riot! Talk about "getting into your playing":... laugh [/b]
I actually quite despise that because it distracts the viewer from the actual piece. It's not charming or cute, it's just unseemly. If you are making a recording, this is okay but if you are a concert pianist or you are filming yourself this really detracts from the performance in my opinion. At least he has good taste in the pieces he picks though. smile


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If you enjoy haunting melodies in your piano music as I do, perhaps you'll enjoy this beautifully emotive pianist playing a beautifully evocative work:

Rachmaninov Vocalise

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ek-GwyUOmUs

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Originally posted by loveschopintoomuch:

However, I believe this one is almost more than a sensitive heart can bear.

It's Artur Rubinstein's performance of the 3rd movement of Chopin's Piano Concerto #2.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5IG3H6RBGI&feature=related

Kathleen
I agree. That is a very moving performance.


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Hi Dennis,
If you enjoyed Rubinstein's performance of that Chopin piece, I would like to introduce you to one of his students, Dubravka Tomsic, whom he brought over from Slovenia in the 1950's, at the age of twelve, to personally train. While I could not find a video of it, this audio of her playing the same Second Movement of Chopin's Piano Concerto #2 is one of the most beautiful things I've ever heard done on ANY instrument. See if you don't agree. Enjoy!!

Dubravka Tomsic


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Martha Argerich circa 1965, namely Scarlatti's K141. stunning..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcsRl_LIJHA

Her (Chopin's) polonaise 53/6 is also remarkable to watch and listen to
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCSEwfqs-VM&feature=related

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smile I just found this last night, a cool piano-based version of the Macgyver theme song, and maybe I'm crazy but I love it!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAy8uaaDspU

And, someone posted this awhile ago - another favorite - the funky Fur Elise wink
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fa837PCtXAQ&feature=related

smile

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I like doing searches for any of the Glenn Gould videos.


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MVB: I have to relate a rather funny story about The Warsaw Concerto and how people who do not play the piano...well, they just have no idea.

We had some friends over last year and were sitting in the living room, which houses my grand piano. I remarked that I had finally had it tuned and that it sounded great (considering it has a cracked sound board and was made in 1917). At this, my friend said (knowing I was classically-inclined) that there was one piece that he just loved and wanted me to play it for him. (A little background is needed here. I had been away from the piano for over 25 years and even then was just average in ability.)

I was thinking, perhaps a Chopin prelude or waltz. Ha!

"What would you like me to play?"

He answered: "The Warsaw Concerto." eek

I replied that as soon as I got the Chicago Symphony Orchestra jammed into the room and had 20 more years of lessons, I might be able to comply with his request. laugh

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Here is a Ray Charles gem... http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=IhGZdSkX6IM


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Nobody can beat this version of Schindler's List. If you want jaw-dropping emotion and improv, this is it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-yNqdQA1bM


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Ray Charles - It Ain't Easy Bein' Green

Good stuff.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZJxL3PrrLM

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This one is non-piano, but I still felt the need to post it. Usually electric guitars and orchestras don't work, but believe me - this does!

Steve Vai and Holland Metropole Orchestra - Lotus Feet

The main solo at 3:55 is just wonderful!

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Hi Dennis,
If you enjoyed Rubinstein's performance of that Chopin piece, I would like to introduce you to one of his students, Dubravka Tomsic, whom he brought over from Slovenia in the 1950's, at the age of twelve, to personally train. While I could not find a video of it, this audio of her playing the same Second Movement of Chopin's Piano Concerto #2 is one of the most beautiful things I've ever heard done on ANY instrument. See if you don't agree. Enjoy!!

Dubravka Tomsic
Wow amazing stuff


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incredible Gould:
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=yR5AVUiNI-0
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Hi guys
I've been a lurker for some time. I was a member back in the olden days before the big split.These videos are great. I've listened to most of them. Some of my fav's are:

My last piano teacher;

Chopin Prelude in B Flat Minor
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=796x4VEjBHA


Chopin Mazurka Op.33 in D Major
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWTMEFFmSy0&feature=related

Chopin Mazurka Op.33 No.4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIOQ3gaxCKs&feature=related


HER BIL.

Nessun Dorma
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpkPibAORw0&feature=related

And this little 9 yo girl:

The Enchanted Garden
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-Xfj-sVUGY


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Here's a video of my teacher playing his own composition!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=809LndXH50E

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My favourite, a very young Gould. Part way through he gets up walks to the window while still humming the tune and then returns to the piano to continue playing.

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=qB76jxBq_gQ

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Alltogethermorris, Yes, Glenn Gould. thumb I've also recently found this clip and thought that the interruption was funny, as well as the dog's expressions. smile

I had the opportunity to see an opera performance of "Eugene Onegin" with music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky which was fabulous and would love to share but it's not on YouTube. laugh


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among other things
Kissin - Scriabin Etude Op. 8 No. 12
Kissin - La Campanella
Zimerman - Schubert Impromptus
Zimerman - Chopin Ballades

Fun stuff:
Wibi Soerjadi: He's a Pirate... one hand and a hook
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcsCG6Fgykc

Asian guy playing all the cool Super Mario tunes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFZki6TcY4w

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The finest amateur pianist that I've come across on Youtube is without a doubt, a guy named Pianodoc82, who creates his own arrangements and plays entirely 'by ear'. The results are very impressive. thumb

http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=pianodoc82

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My favourite, a very young Gould. Part way through he gets up walks to the window while still humming the tune and then returns to the piano to continue playing.

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=qB76jxBq_gQ
Love this clip - you can see his brain working 100 miles an hour!


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#1092997 - 10/06/08 11:19 AM Re: Your Favorite YouTube Videos/Performances  
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Alright, this is an aural performance and not visual but its quite amazing. This is a recording of Mazeppa from Emil Von Sauer, pupil of liszt, and its played at a breakneck speed much like the Berezovsky performance also popular on youtube. the only difference is, this one astoundingly better in my humble opinion. please listen with attentiveness and enjoy.

Mazeppa

#1092998 - 10/09/08 12:31 AM Re: Your Favorite YouTube Videos/Performances  
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My favorite is of Martha Argerich playing Liszt's Funerailles! Her technique is amazing and her hands are so strong! Love it.

#1092999 - 10/09/08 01:01 PM Re: Your Favorite YouTube Videos/Performances  
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This is my latest favorite: smile

Takin' It Back With Barack, Jack (For "Swing" Voters) laugh
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJW67YfLWgs

#1093000 - 10/09/08 07:04 PM Re: Your Favorite YouTube Videos/Performances  
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Here's one of my favorites. It's by David Nevue and it's titled "The Vigil"

His YouTube video is on my blog at http://pianomusings.blogspot.com/2008/10/recommended-video-david-nevue-vigil.html


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#1093001 - 10/13/08 11:24 PM Re: Your Favorite YouTube Videos/Performances  
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After visiting a London Piano dealer, I stopped off in Starbucks and started chatting to this woman who I'd seen in the dealers....anyway here she is....and a great piece of music:

>> Click Here

#1093002 - 10/16/08 07:51 PM Re: Your Favorite YouTube Videos/Performances  
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pofq1m2U4fk

awesome, just awesome
I love how he reaches to the heavens at the end smile

#1093003 - 10/16/08 08:00 PM Re: Your Favorite YouTube Videos/Performances  
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also Moonlight Sonata mvt. 3 by Kissin, greatest performance of this piece I've heard

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=z_9-2nbyYGU

#1093004 - 10/17/08 12:27 AM Re: Your Favorite YouTube Videos/Performances  
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Here's one Amateur performance I like. And a link to the original Composers performance. It's pop, but a favorite of mine.

Keith Green

Keith Himself


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#1093005 - 10/17/08 07:36 AM Re: Your Favorite YouTube Videos/Performances  
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Here's another exotic Keiko Matsui video for your viewing/listening enjoyment:


Full Moon and the Shrine



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#1093006 - 10/17/08 10:11 AM Re: Your Favorite YouTube Videos/Performances  
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I love these. Not a big flashy display of technique, but I think it shows how beautiful music can be by playing with passion.

Keith Jarrett - Over the Rainbow

Keith Jarrett - I Loves You Porgy


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#1093007 - 10/22/08 02:42 AM Re: Your Favorite YouTube Videos/Performances  
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Here's one I've come to really like:

yoshiki anniversary
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1a9w5JmYmGA

kieko matsui water lilly
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXgPIxSEFAY


I liked the maksim video mentioned before

and the map of the problemesqe-(she taught herself that, good heavens!)

#1293825 - 10/26/09 07:19 AM Re: Your Favorite YouTube Videos/Performances [Re: jaket]  
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I like the performances of Maksim Mrvica to specifically Cubana Cubana, Croatian Rhapsody, Nostradamus, Child in Paradise, Flight of the Bumble Bee and a lot of it.
Cubana
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8oTg-is-8w


Also, Ernesto Lecuona's - Malaguena
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuQQxZ7TXaY

#1295634 - 10/28/09 06:42 PM Re: Your Favorite YouTube Videos/Performances [Re: nodules]  
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Reviving this thread are we? Here's my favorites:

Yuja Wang plays Georges Cziffra's insanified version of Flight of the Bumblebee:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8alxBofd_eQ

Harry "The Hipster" Gibson plays "4F Ferdinand":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqlkyQEiUOc


#1295642 - 10/28/09 07:17 PM Re: Your Favorite YouTube Videos/Performances [Re: Sean M.]  
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#1295653 - 10/28/09 07:40 PM Re: Your Favorite YouTube Videos/Performances [Re: Sean M.]  
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Originally Posted by Sean M.
Reviving this thread are we? Here's my favorites:

Yuja Wang plays Georges Cziffra's insanified version of Flight of the Bumblebee:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8alxBofd_eQ

Harry "The Hipster" Gibson plays "4F Ferdinand":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqlkyQEiUOc



I guess I'll be up to Yuga Wang's speed just as soon as I get past Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Book #99! grin


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