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Secret genius Vitalij Margulis plays Chopin Nocturne Op.27-2
Secret genius Vitalij Margulis plays Chopin Nocturne Op.27-2 Vitalij Margulis plays Chopin's Nocturne no.8 Op.27/2 in D-Flat Major. For good quality of sound (stereo) & vision click this link: www.youtube.com The few albums of Ukrainian pianist Vitalij Margulis (1928) that I've come across through the years are all brilliant and whenever I compare his interpretations to those of other famous pianists my ears always reach the same conclusion: Vitalij Margulis' interpretations seem to be unsurpassable. A bold statement? Well, probably yes, but I think Vitalij Margulis should be considered by everyone at least as a very brilliant representative of the 'Russian School'. I thought it would be nice to introduce him here on youtube cause he's nowhere else here to be found and I think many lovers of classical music have never heard of him. I'm sure they'll be delighted to hear him. Vitalij Margulis is a 'secret genius' and I'm sure you'll enjoy his playing here of Chopin's Nocturne no.8 Op.27/2 in D-Flat Major, a fine example of his musical powers. To illustrate the video I've added pictures of Amsterdam, all taken from the worldwide web.
Victor Borge - Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 piano jokes
Victor Borge - Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 piano jokes Victor Borge was classical piano's class clown :) the man was a genius. In this skit, he .. well.. just watch :)
A Clockwork Orange - Extended Theme & Title Music
A Clockwork Orange - Extended Theme & Title Music Originally written more than 315 years ago by the great English composer Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695) for the Funeral March of Queen Mary II (Died 28th December 1694) - This 17th Century Classic Processional Funeral March was originally scored for 4 trumpets, and then adapted for the Main Opening Title Theme Music of the 1971 film "A Clockwork Orange" which was directed by Stanley Kubrick. The electronic synthesized soundtrack was orchestrated by Wendy Carlos, together with Rachel Elkind, including adaptations of several other extremely well known classical music compositions including several parts of Beethoven's Chorale 9th Symphony. The full soundtrack also includes excerpts from the William Tell Overture, the Thieving Magpie, Land of Hope and Glory, and the well-known 1st and 4th Pomp and Circumstance Marches composed by Sir Edward Elgar. Wendy Carlos has been one of my musical inspirations and role models since my teenage years with her revolutionary & futuristic Moog Synthesizer adaptations that include "Switched-on-Bach" from way back in 1968, and of course the highly creative soundtrack for "A Clockwork Orange". And Congratulations to Wendy Carlos on her 70th Birthday on 14th November 2009! More info on musical genius & composer Wendy Carlos at: www.wendycarlos.com This very personal interpretation and improvised extension of Henry Purcell's - "Music for the Funeral March & Procession of Queen Mary" (1694) is performed on a vintage 1990s Technics PR60 Electronic ...
Frédéric Chopin - Prelude in E-Minor (op.28 no. 4)
Frédéric Chopin - Prelude in E-Minor (op.28 no. 4) Frédéric Chopin-Prelude in E-Minor (op.28 no. 4) Played by: Aldona Dvarionaite Fryderyk Chopin (Polish: Fryderyk [Franciszek] Chopin, sometimes Szopen; French: Frédéric [François] Chopin;March 1, 1810 -- October 17, 1849) was a Polish virtuoso pianist and piano composer of the Romantic period. He is widely regarded as the greatest Polish composer, and one of the most influential composers for piano in the 19th century. Chopin was a genius of universal appeal. His music conquers the most diverse audiences. When the first notes of Chopin sound through the concert hall there is a happy sigh of recognition. All over the world men and women know his music. They love it. They are moved by it. Yet it is not "Romantic music" in the Byronic sense. It does not tell stories or paint pictures. It is expressive and personal, but still a pure art. Even in this abstract atomic age, where emotion is not fashionable, Chopin endures. His music is the universal language of human communication. When I play Chopin I know I speak directly to the hearts of people! Chopin's music for the piano combined a unique rhythmic sense (particularly his use of rubato), frequent use of chromaticism, and counterpoint. This mixture produces a particularly fragile sound in the melody and the harmony, which are nonetheless underpinned by solid and interesting harmonic techniques. He took the new salon genre of the nocturne, invented by Irish composer John Field, to a deeper level of sophistication. Three of ...
Victor Borge - Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
Victor Borge - Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 Victor Borge was classical piano's class clown :) the man was a genius. In this skit, he .. well.. just watch :)
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star 12 Variations by Mozart
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star 12 Variations by Mozart {SUBSCRIBE!!} Thinking of making revised version, comment to say if i should.Hi im Vi and im playing something called...Twinkle Twinkle little star...12 variations(ah! vous dirai-je, maman)!!! Composed By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. I'm Only 13 so leave helpful comments not spam. Thanks. Enjoy!!! (i wuz 11 when i did this) History on Mozart: Musical genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born to Leopold Mozart and his wife Anna Maria Pertl in Salzburg, Austria on January 27, 1756. Leopold Mozart was a successful composer and violinist and served as assistant concertmaster at the Salzburg court. Mozart and his older sister Maria Anna "Nannerl" were the couple's only surviving children, and their musical education began at a very young age. The archbishop of the Salzburg court, Sigismund von Schrattenbach was very supportive of the Mozart children's remarkable activities. By the time Mozart was five years old, he began composing minuets. The next year, he and his sister were taken to Munich and Vienna to play a series of concert tours. Both children played the harpsichord, but Mozart had also mastered the violin. In 1763, when Mozart was seven years old, his father took leave of his position at the Salzburg court to take the family on an extended concert tour of western Europe. Mozart and his sister performed in the major musical centers, including Stuttgart, Mannheim, Mainz, Frankfurt, Brussels, Paris, London, and Amsterdam. They did not return to Salzburg until 1766. During this ...
Andor Földes plays Beethoven Sonata No.24, "À Thérèse"
Andor Földes plays Beethoven Sonata No.24, "À Thérèse" Piano Sonata No. 24 in F-sharp major, op.78, nicknamed "À Thérèse"; composed in 1809. Movements are: - Adagio cantabile, Allegro ma non troppo - Allegro vivace ~~~ Dedicatee of the sonata (composed some five years after Appassionata), Countess Theresa Brunszvik of Korompa was a member of the Hungarian nobility. She was the founder of nursery schools in Hungary, under the Austro-hungarian monarchy on July 1, 1828. Soon the pre-school institution became famous all over Hungary and in 1837, Friedrich Fröbel founded the first "kindergarten" in Germany. She launched the Women's Association in Buda and Pest and initiated an institution for educating women and consistently supported their equality. She was once thought of as a leading contender for being the composer's mysterious "Immortal Beloved". Yet by the time these enigmatic references to a lover had begun to appear in his correspondence and conversation books, Theresa had been out of his life for a couple of years and, indeed, it is she who seems to have been the more disappointed party when their relationship came to nothing in 1809. He, meanwhile, was more besotted with her widowed sister Josephine. Once Beethoven failed to respond to Theresa's love for him, she found solace in caring for disadvantaged children and survived to the age of 86. The composer nevertheless treasured the portrait she gave him on her departure, inscribed with the words : "To the unique genius, to the great artist, to the good man ...
Jean Sibelius - Finlandia
Jean Sibelius - Finlandia Genius guy. Love this piece. London Symphony Orchestra. Grew up hearing Finlandia, but didnt understand its real meaning until I spent some time abroad. For most Finns this is sacred stuff. TomBarristerX commented: "I finally tracked this down. This is indeed the London Symphony, and the conductor is Philip Gibson. It was recorded in 1991. Maestro Gibson has over four decades of experience as a violinist, conductor, and teacher. He has appeared frequently on BBC broadcasts and has recorded frequently. Mr. Gibson is currently the music director of the Barnet Symphony, an amateur group in London. This work appears on the ABM CD "Scenes and Images". (Thanks for clearing that up).
Great Symphonies: Jean Sibelius Symphony No.2 - 1. Allegretto, (dedi
Great Symphonies: Jean Sibelius Symphony No.2 - 1. Allegretto, (dedi I think That Sibelius is a true Genius. He is one of my top 3 favorite composers! This video and the rest of this symphony are a tribute to earthatic, because his videos are jewels and have helped me to discover more classical music! Please visit his channel! Enjoy!
Victor Borge - Debussy's "Clair de Lune"
Victor Borge - Debussy's "Clair de Lune" Heres a more serious Victor Borge playing Claude Debussy's "Clair de Lune," from Suite bergamasque. This isn't the original composition, he seems to add a few notes here and there, maybe for resonance or added harmony.. who knows. Either way, its Victor Borge, one of the 20th Centuries few true piano geniuses. this piece was composed in 1890. (forgive the quality, the video is old and he's playing a Bosendorfer (zing)) :D
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