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Up in the Air – Atkinson performs Beethoven

This is a lovely performance on an invisible piano by comedy genius Rowan Atkinson (also known as Mr. Bean). The air piano act include two Beethoven sonatas: the first movement from the Pathétique Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op.13 and the third movement of the Moonlight Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2. Read more >>

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maitea
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« on: September 22, 2017, 08:24:00 AM »

Recorded a while ago in July, when I was 7 months and a half pregnant! So much has changed now!!And my understanding and feeling of the piece is different already.. but hopefully some valid ideas in there too! Wonderful piece in any case!

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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2017, 11:42:50 AM »

Awesome! Completely in class with the great pianists. Doubt that I heard this piece better performed!
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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2017, 07:07:28 PM »

Great audio and video quality so props to whoever did the recording. As for your playing I thought your use of rubato was very good. You also seem to have amazing control over the arpeggios. It really goes a long way to making those fast passages come through very clearly while still being able to immerse us listeners in this sound world with your expressive playing.

Bravo! Beautiful performance. Thank you so much for sharing it.
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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2017, 08:16:49 AM »

Thank you both very much for listening and taking the time to write and be so generous with your comments! And yes.. the arpeggios took/keep taking lots of time to enjoy Smiley

I agree, my videographer is ace. He works in London if you want his details!

Thanks again to bother!
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« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2017, 08:19:15 PM »

I agree, this performance is definetely up there with the best performances of this piece. I thought your dynamics where great, especially that subito at 2:50 which was absolutely breathtaking. You also have a very great technique, but most importantly, your playing is very musical and colourful and that is in my opinion the most important aspects of Debussy. Anyways, awesome job! One of the best performances I have heard on pianostreet. Please post more Debussy here!
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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2017, 01:42:20 PM »

So sorry late reply! Thank you for your very nice words. Had the opportunity to hear your Ravel and Chopin. You are a brilliant pianist! Keep posting videos!xxx
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« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2017, 07:07:32 PM »

So sorry late reply! Thank you for your very nice words. Had the opportunity to hear your Ravel and Chopin. You are a brilliant pianist! Keep posting videos!xxx

Thank you so much!
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« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2017, 05:26:21 PM »

Marvelous rendition of this Debussy composition. As a conservatory graduate, I have played and heard it many times, but I must say your interpretation and complete control of its various "programme" sections made this piece come alive. Please keep studying and recording. You are very talented and play beautifully.

John Cannon
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