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Re: The Competition #542884
05/15/06 01:46 PM
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Probably because Con Amore sounds much more lyrical and romantic than what the Polish language equivalent would be. I don't know Polish, but as Liszt once said (and I'm paraphrasing)..."the Polish language with all those consonants, once after the other, and no vowel in sight." (Anyhow, something like that.)

My mom was Polish, but the only phrases I remember from childhood are swear words, I think. At least, she used to shout them at one of us (three kids) when we were driving her up the wall, which we did quite often.


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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Re: The Competition #542885
05/15/06 02:13 PM
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In the competition, what was the Mozart Piano Concerto that Amy Irving started to play when she found the piano out of tune.

Am not familiar with it and would love to hear it in its entirety.


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Re: The Competition #542886
05/16/06 01:30 AM
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Was it #24? That kind of sticks in my mind. By the way, I love this film. Sadly, it is still not on DVD. The music composer, Lalo Schifrin wrote the background score and tutored the actors on the piano. A number of pianists actually played the classical excerpts (Chet Swiakowski did the Beethoven, Daniel Pollack played the Prokofieff).

Re: The Competition #542887
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Eureka! smile

I went down the basement where many of my older tapes are stored, and I found a copy of The Competition. I forgot that I had recorded it the last time it was on TV.


JerryG:
I'll watch it again today. But I don't have any way of recording that piece to which you are referring. (I'm not that familiar with most of Mozart's works). The only thing I can do is watch the credits afterwards and see if they mention that particular Mozart composition.

I should download that Audacity program the people at ABF use to record their recitals, but it sounds so complicated. :rolleyes:

Anyhow, I give it my best shot, but maybe in the meantime, someone else will have the answer.


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
Re: The Competition #542888
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Bill Finn,

Speaking of Lalo Schifrin, he recorded the first Bossa Nova album I ever heard. That was back in the 50's. I loved the beat and been a Bossa Nova fan ever since.

Two years ago he appeared at the Blue Note in NY and my family took me there for my Birthday. We got there when the doors opened and I got a seat right next to the piano.

With the album sitting next to me on the floor I enjoyed a great evening of jazz. At the end I handed the album to him and he autographed it for me. It was one of the best Birthday's I have had.


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Re: The Competition #542889
05/16/06 08:25 AM
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Originally posted by JerryG:
In the competition, what was the Mozart Piano Concerto that Amy Irving started to play when she found the piano out of tune.

Am not familiar with it and would love to hear it in its entirety.
It is the "other" D major, # 16. I forget the K #. ("Other" meaning not no. 26, the "Coronation" concerto)


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Re: The Competition #542890
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I enjoyed it, but it's not my favorite piano movie.


You will be 10 years older, ten years from now, no matter what you do - so go for it!

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Re: The Competition #542891
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I recall reading somewhere that both Dreyfuss and Irving "practiced" the pieces they "key-sync'd" to so that the fingers/hands were in the correct place. Nothing annoys me more (and you typically find it in old movies from the 30s and 40s) where the actor is "playing" a piece but his hands are either totally in the wrong place or they are playing solid chords when the music is doing arpeggios!

Re: The Competition #542892
05/30/06 11:50 PM
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Teachum - what is your favorite piano movie? I've read a lot of 'reviews' today but saw only two titles. Was everyone talking just about these two?

Re: The Competition #542893
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Has anyone ever seen Madame Souzazka? Now THAT'S a good piano movie. Shirley McClain plays a hardcore piano teacher who grows fond of her young student. It's an awesome movie with some great music. I've never though much of Schumann's music until I saw this movie. There's also a great interpretation of Scriabin's d#m etude. The move came out probably in mid-70s and Shirely McClain does an excellent job playing a strict "drill instructor" piano teacher.


Terry
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