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Topic: what's the song from olympics commercial?  (Read 2052 times)

Offline umberto21

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what's the song from olympics commercial?
on: August 20, 2004, 04:27:11 PM
Sorry if this is a silly question, but does anyone know the name of the piano piece being played in the background of the Home Depot commercial that is seen occasionally during the Olympics on NBC?

I've asked some of my friends and none of us know  :-/   Thanks for any help!

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Re: what's the song from olympics commercial?
Reply #1 on: August 21, 2004, 04:47:12 PM
I know I saw a commercial that had the Olympic Fanfare (Bugler's Dream) playing in the background, but I don't remember which commercial it was.  I'm thinking it wasn't the Home Depot one though... Sorry.

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Re: what's the song from olympics commercial?
Reply #2 on: August 31, 2004, 05:27:10 AM
there was some olympics commercial on the Tchaikovsky piano concerto #1...

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Re: what's the song from olympics commercial?
Reply #3 on: August 31, 2004, 08:12:23 PM
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there was some olympics commercial on the Tchaikovsky piano concerto #1...


There was one with Yundi Li on a bicycle (he was dressed as if he were racing--he had all the gear, helmet and spandex and all) and he is racing to a concert hall and he goes into a side door and briskly walks onto stage to the piano and he starts playing Grieg's Concerto in A minor.  And then it shows Yundi Li in a tux playing.  Pretty cool!
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Re: what's the song from olympics commercial?
Reply #4 on: August 31, 2004, 10:09:21 PM
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There was one with Yundi Li on a bicycle (he was dressed as if he were racing--he had all the gear, helmet and spandex and all) and he is racing to a concert hall and he goes into a side door and briskly walks onto stage to the piano and he starts playing Grieg's Concerto in A minor.  And then it shows Yundi Li in a tux playing.  Pretty cool!


It is a cool advert. I love the angle for the opening chords, it's perfect.

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Re: what's the song from olympics commercial?
Reply #5 on: September 01, 2004, 08:23:27 AM
does anyone know the piece from the samsung olympic commercial?

Offline SteinwayTony

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Re: what's the song from olympics commercial?
Reply #6 on: January 18, 2005, 08:58:00 PM
It's actually a piece written specifically for the Home Depot spot by my friend, the composer Kostia.  He sent me the sheet music...it's great!
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