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Liszt and the Keyboard – An Illustrated Lecture

September 21st, 2021 in Top Video Picks by | 3 comments

Whatever else the world may debate about Franz Liszt’s life and work, one thing is generally conceded: he was the first modern pianist. Entitled ”Liszt and the Keyboard”, master musicologist Dr. Alan Walker gives us an exciting 47 minute journey describing Liszt being the root of modern piano playing. Liszt’s influence was not that of imitation but of rational solving […]

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Argerich Performs Chopin’s Sonata No. 3 Live

June 29th, 2020 in Top Video Picks by | 4 comments

This Thursday evening the world was fortunate to be able to enjoy Martha Argerich solo – something which is utterly sensational as the legend these days exclusively appear in concerts with orchestras and in chamber music collaborations. Symphoniker Hamburg is running a now ongoing Internet festival at Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, created and designed as musical collages themed around Gustav Mahler’s […]

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Sleigh Ride – A Holiday Greeting on 440 Keys

December 23rd, 2019 in Top Video Picks by | 3 comments

Enjoy The Five Brown’s new rendition of Leroy Anderson’s joyful season’s celebration wondrously arranged for five pianos! This eternal holiday favorite was composed during a severe heat wave in the summer of 1950 and has been a fixture with holiday concerts for more than half a century. It’s said that the main melody of “Sleigh Ride” was used as the […]

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Through Nupen’s Eyes: Young Legends Play Mozart

May 28th, 2019 in Top Video Picks by | 2 comments

On 11 March 1966, two great young pianists appeared together in public for the first time: Daniel Barenboim and Vladimir Ashkenazy played Mozart’s Concerto for two pianos at the Fairfield Halls, Croydon. Looking in the back mirror we realize the unique importance of this performance hi-lighting the two young pianists in the middle of building world famous careers. Enjoying the […]

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Digital Piano? Oh No – 100% Analogue!

February 5th, 2019 in Top Video Picks by | 3 comments

What happens when innovative acoustical ideas come across a vintage broken piano? Well, Ukrainian musicians transformed it into a unique and completely analog hybrid of 20 different instruments that are each connected and controlled by the piano keys. The musicians in the band Brunettes Shoot Blondes came up with an idea of making a true analog construction which could play […]

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