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#395954 - 12/19/07 12:11 AM Piano-related documentaries  
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Let's list 'em (hope this hasn't already been done).

Here's some I've seen and enjoyed reasonably well:

Cliburn: Playing on the Edge (2001 competition)
Playing with Fire (Cliburn 97)
Evgeny Kissin: The Gift of Music
The Art of the Piano: Great Pianists of the 20th Century
Imagine...Being a Concert Pianist (Benjamin Grosvenor and others featured)

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#395955 - 12/19/07 04:49 PM Re: Piano-related documentaries  
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I've only seen mmthe Imagine one and it was ages ago, I wish I could see it again.
Are they often shown?


Patience's the best teacher, and time the best critic. - F.F.Chopin
#395956 - 12/19/07 11:24 PM Re: Piano-related documentaries  
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I just found the Imagine documentary on youtube, I suppose I should be helpful and share the link
http://youtube.com/watch?v=XiMY2HtxPPI

#395957 - 12/19/07 11:35 PM Re: Piano-related documentaries  
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Richter: The Enigma


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#395958 - 12/20/07 02:15 AM Re: Piano-related documentaries  
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Alfred Brendel: Man and Mask.

You can even find it in youtube.

#395959 - 12/20/07 10:09 AM Re: Piano-related documentaries  
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Excellent documentary about Olivier Messiaen "Un regard sur Olivier Messiaen... avec Roger Muraro".
Issued as bonus DVD with Muraro's superb Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant-Jesus.
Ref. Accord - Universal Classics France 476 719 0

#395960 - 12/20/07 11:11 AM Re: Piano-related documentaries  
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Are they often shown? On telly?


Patience's the best teacher, and time the best critic. - F.F.Chopin
#395961 - 12/20/07 11:27 AM Re: Piano-related documentaries  
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"Beyond the Practice Room" was on PBS here Sunday night. The kids were about 13--18 and were sensational players, although I don't see any of them getting a job...no personality...

BTW, I bought the videos of Playing with Fire (local boy makes good Jon Nakamatsu won that one). If anyone interested, come on over (bring a six pack)...

#395962 - 12/20/07 01:55 PM Re: Piano-related documentaries  
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Originally posted by Lento:
I just found the Imagine documentary on youtube, I suppose I should be helpful and share the link
http://youtube.com/watch?v=XiMY2HtxPPI

Thanks for posting that. I really enjoyed that little excerpt of Benjamin Grosvenor playing the Glinka piece.


She was with me even in my grave
When the last of my friends turned away,
And she sang like the first storm heaven gave.
Or as if flowers were having their say.

- Anna Akhmatova, "Music"(Dedicated to Dmitri Shostakovich)
#395963 - 12/20/07 01:59 PM Re: Piano-related documentaries  
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Originally posted by Auntie Lynn:
"Beyond the Practice Room" was on PBS here Sunday night. The kids were about 13--18 and were sensational players, although I don't see any of them getting a job...no personality...
Wow, I thought Natalia Kazaryan's interpretation of Bach had plenty of personality (as well as artistry, maturity, etc.).


She was with me even in my grave
When the last of my friends turned away,
And she sang like the first storm heaven gave.
Or as if flowers were having their say.

- Anna Akhmatova, "Music"(Dedicated to Dmitri Shostakovich)
#395964 - 12/20/07 04:31 PM Re: Piano-related documentaries  
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Originally posted by DDS24P&FOP87:
[quote]Originally posted by Lento:
I just found the Imagine documentary on youtube, I suppose I should be helpful and share the link
]http://youtube.com/watch?v=XiMY2HtxPPI[/quote]

Thanks for posting that. I really enjoyed that little excerpt of Benjamin Grosvenor playing the Glinka piece.

no problem!
That's a multipart series BTW, the link was for part I, if you click on more videos from the user, you can find the other 9 parts... just pointing that out in case you didn't realize

#395965 - 12/21/07 02:57 PM Re: Piano-related documentaries  
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Yeah, Lento, I did eventually get time to watch the whole series. It was very interesting to watch, and I forwarded the link to a few friends. I sure wish there was a YouTube video of Benjamin Grosvenor playing that entire Glinka/Balakirev piece! Beautiful!


She was with me even in my grave
When the last of my friends turned away,
And she sang like the first storm heaven gave.
Or as if flowers were having their say.

- Anna Akhmatova, "Music"(Dedicated to Dmitri Shostakovich)
#395966 - 12/21/07 03:14 PM Re: Piano-related documentaries  
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I sure wish there was a YouTube video of Benjamin Grosvenor playing that entire Glinka/Balakirev piece! Beautiful!
Found it! It starts at 4:15 in the video below:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=3FJeOaRjZaE&feature=related


She was with me even in my grave
When the last of my friends turned away,
And she sang like the first storm heaven gave.
Or as if flowers were having their say.

- Anna Akhmatova, "Music"(Dedicated to Dmitri Shostakovich)
#395967 - 12/22/07 10:25 AM Re: Piano-related documentaries  
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this kid is really good. thanks for the video link!


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