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The best piano observer.
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I’m sure it was posted here because she is such an outstanding pianist 🙄


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Originally Posted by dogperson
I’m sure it was posted here because she is such an outstanding pianist 🙄
Oh, yea - as a pianist, she has a very outstanding quality !

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One really has to wonder why this was posted!

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I love how inconspicuous her Covid mask is! I hardly noticed it!

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Wow. Pathetic! Both for the OP and whoever the pianist is.



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Originally Posted by BruceD
One really has to wonder why this was posted!

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I was very suspicious of the OP's purpose upon first glance at the video link in the first post. I'm still not sure about that.

On the other hand, after listening to the video, it seems clear to me that she has been serious and has worked very hard at her piano playing. I've been struggling with piano for 5 years and am no where close to playing as well as she does. Kudos to her.

My final and lasting impression is that it must be horrible to go through life not being taken seriously because one's body is the point of distraction that others, myself included, stumble over. I'm glad I took the time to listen to the whole video.


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Originally Posted by Ralphiano
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One really has to wonder why this was posted!

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I was very suspicious of the OP's purpose upon first glance at the video link in the first post. I'm still not sure about that.

On the other hand, after listening to the video, it seems clear to me that she has been serious and has worked very hard at her piano playing. I've been struggling with piano for 5 years and am no where close to playing as well as she does. Kudos to her.

My final and lasting impression is that it must be horrible to go through life not being taken seriously because one's body is the point of distraction that others, myself included, stumble over. I'm glad I took the time to listen to the whole video.


Per the Internet, she was a piano teacher through her 20’s, and then decided to purse modeling and plastic surgery (3 breast augmentation surgeries among others ).


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Originally Posted by Ralphiano
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One really has to wonder why this was posted!

Regards,

I was very suspicious of the OP's purpose upon first glance at the video link in the first post. I'm still not sure about that.

On the other hand, after listening to the video, it seems clear to me that she has been serious and has worked very hard at her piano playing. I've been struggling with piano for 5 years and am no where close to playing as well as she does. Kudos to her.

My final and lasting impression is that it must be horrible to go through life not being taken seriously because one's body is the point of distraction that others, myself included, stumble over. I'm glad I took the time to listen to the whole video.


Per the Internet, she was a piano teacher through her 20’s, and then decided to purse modeling and plastic surgery (3 breast augmentation surgeries among others ).

I'm always saddened to see someone so unhappy with their body that they feel the need to undergo surgeries or tattoos to make it something else. I wish her well and hope she finds happiness.


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PianoStartsAt33 #3048495 11/23/20 08:17 AM
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I actually see some unbalance, and it is not on the piano sound crazy

OMG, that kind of people need help.


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I imagine that a lot of the women here were going "ouch, my aching back" just watching this. The reason for a male member posting it can be assumed, though the appeal is probably not universal. (Though benefit of the doubt: there was also an assessment of pianos.) I'm always thinking like a student and this was no exception. (not male)

So one of the things in piano playing we work on is weight distribution, use and balance of the body, arms (not just hands) which are connected to the body incl. muscles etc. Personally I have been overcoming a lifelong habit of lordosis and its side effects, and this includes how you end up leaning toward the keyboard or the side as needed, the weight going into your feet. This lady's lordosis is extreme, because with the frontal ballast there has to be a rear counter ballast. She does a fairly decent job with fingery music, but the C minor Prelude - I've not often heard such lack of power in the chords esp. where it's forte. That's body movement, and how you "swing" your arms. I wonder how she played and sounded before the breast augmentations. Piano is after all also an athletic activity.

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I imagine that a lot of the women here were going "ouch, my aching back" just watching this.

OMG yes yes yes! Not just now but as she ages...she’s going to have to take them out eventually if she wants to continue to walk in her older age. I don’t pretend to understand why women do this to themselves and try not to judge, but it looks awfully painful! OUCH!


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Well, it certainly puts Lola Astanova in a different light.

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Originally Posted by Sam S
Well, it certainly puts Lola Astanova in a different light.
in terms of "reasons for posting", probably mostly the same. Doesn't interest me, frankly. What I wrote about, that does, for practical reasons.

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Originally Posted by keystring
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Well, it certainly puts Lola Astanova in a different light.
in terms of "reasons for posting", probably mostly the same. Doesn't interest me, frankly. What I wrote about, that does, for practical reasons.

Before she started the plastic surgeries, she was a piano teacher who had a history of competitions prior to that.


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Originally Posted by dogperson
Before she started the plastic surgeries, she was a piano teacher who had a history of competitions prior to that.
I read when you wrote about that. Which is why I wondered about the things I wrote about.

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Ok if she can do it, we have NO excuses. I mean, she clearly has to adapt her technique. She hardly reach the pedals and her back. Oh my posturing for hours must not be easy for her.
I'm actually very impressed by that video. No jugment. She is clearly very talented and dedicated to her art. That prelude in C tho I didn't enjoy. Way too quick. Felt like she was flexing her skills at a piece that has to be enjoyed slooooooooooooow.


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