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CAREFUL when performing in China!! #2902163
10/19/19 07:37 PM
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And now for something little different: laugh grin

https://youtu.be/aOj1m1w2ZY8?t=3







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Re: CAREFUL when performing in China!! [Re: Norbert] #2902170
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Wow, anything for a TV show, lol...


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Re: CAREFUL when performing in China!! [Re: Norbert] #2902176
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Too bad it requires full concert length! And a Steinway no less. That's an expensive way to play ping pong. thumb



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Re: CAREFUL when performing in China!! [Re: Norbert] #2902177
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What is there not to love. Table tennis and piano - two favorites and perfect for China! thumb


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Re: CAREFUL when performing in China!! [Re: Tyrone Slothrop] #2902195
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Originally Posted by Tyrone Slothrop
What is there not to love. Table tennis and piano - two favorites and perfect for China! thumb


Show the Steinway some respect, please! frown


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Re: CAREFUL when performing in China!! [Re: Norbert] #2902207
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Hahaha! I love it. It is great showmanship.


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Re: CAREFUL when performing in China!! [Re: Norbert] #2902231
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The stars of the show are the ping pong players who never miss. Boesendorfer or Fazioli should make a new art case model with the ping pong net as part of the case and some ping pong balls attached to parts of the piano,

Re: CAREFUL when performing in China!! [Re: Norbert] #2902245
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This thread reminds me of something someone said to me once at an estate auction where land and property was being auctioned off... I was there to bid on/buy some property adjacent to my current property.

The auction company had a big tent set up, with a large PA system and a guy there playing tunes on a digital stage piano. I asked one of the agents of the auction company why they had the guy there playing the digital piano. He told me that you always need an organ grinder to get the crowd excited.

So, I guess if the pianist wasn't enough to get the crowd excited on their own, the ping-pong players were... I just wonder who the organ grinder was, the pianist or the ping-pong players? smile

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Re: CAREFUL when performing in China!! [Re: Norbert] #2902356
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Joja Wendt is a well known Hamburg based pianist famous for playing highly entertaining pieces of music often with curious stage antics. Like Horowitz he commonly travels with his own Hamburg Steinway D model. For the show in China he needed to invent something that relates to Chinese people on non-verbal basis. Of course this was only part of the show. He's become extremely popular in the country that usually identifies music with something rather serious. Attached "Bumble Bee Boogie" played with famous Andre Rieu orchestra. If you do search, he also plays some of the most difficult other musical pieces. Certainly fun to watch... wink

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=joja+wendt+flight+of+the+bumblebee

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Re: CAREFUL when performing in China!! [Re: Norbert] #2902429
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Originally Posted by Norbert
Joja Wendt is a well known Hamburg based pianist famous for playing highly entertaining pieces of music often with curious stage antics. Like Horowitz he commonly travels with his own Hamburg Steinway D model. For the show in China he needed to invent something that relates to Chinese people on non-verbal basis. Of course this was only part of the show. He's become extremely popular in the country that usually identifies music with something rather serious. Attached "Bumble Bee Boogie" played with famous Andre Rieu orchestra. If you do search, he also plays some of the most difficult other musical pieces. Certainly fun to watch... wink

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=joja+wendt+flight+of+the+bumblebee


It certainly is. Thanks for sharing!


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Re: CAREFUL when performing in China!! [Re: Norbert] #2902459
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Originally Posted by Norbert
Joja Wendt is a well known Hamburg based pianist famous for playing highly entertaining pieces of music often with curious stage antics. Like Horowitz he commonly travels with his own Hamburg Steinway D model. For the show in China he needed to invent something that relates to Chinese people on non-verbal basis. Of course this was only part of the show. He's become extremely popular in the country that usually identifies music with something rather serious. Attached "Bumble Bee Boogie" played with famous Andre Rieu orchestra. If you do search, he also plays some of the most difficult other musical pieces. Certainly fun to watch... wink

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=joja+wendt+flight+of+the+bumblebee



Very entertaining.


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Originally Posted by Norbert
And now for something little different: laugh grin

https://youtu.be/aOj1m1w2ZY8?t=3



Ha ha.. that sounds fun!!!

Did Steinway complain that the official Steinway tennis table net, racquets and balls were not being used? I am sure they will release a memo to remind everyone to do that!

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Originally Posted by Osho
Originally Posted by Norbert
And now for something little different: laugh grin

https://youtu.be/aOj1m1w2ZY8?t=3



Ha ha.. that sounds fun!!!

Did Steinway complain that the official Steinway tennis table net, racquets and balls were not being used? I am sure they will release a memo to remind everyone to do that!

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