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Classical Music at 180 MPH (O Fortuna Carmina Burana) Piano/Cello
Classical Music at 180 MPH (O Fortuna Carmina Burana) Piano/Cello Want to become a Piano Guys founder? Click link for all the exciting details www.thepianoguys.com Be first to receive our Limited Edition PianoGuys album! (Youtube hits) here: www.thepianoguys.com Download on iTunes here itunes.apple.com Download on Amazon.com here: www.amazon.com We're on facebook now!! :) www.facebook.com Don't forget to add our Twitter! :) www.twitter.com It was impossible to turn down an invitation from one of our fans (Brad and Andrea Harker) to visit a private race track in the middle of the Nevada desert just outside of Las Vegas. We took our cameras with us and a new tune that we created just for the occasion. Thanks to a number of subscribers for the suggestion to remake this epic classical piece by Carl Orff! It was one of three possibilities we were considering when writing with the race track in mind. In the end it was no contest; especially when we read the English transition of the Latin lyrics in the piece -- which speak of fate like a "wheel" and a "driving force!" Our version of O Fortuna was so much fun to create that it was done in a matter of three days (we couldn't let ourselves do anything else until it was finished). It consists of 6 piano tracks, 43 acoustic cello tracks, 3 percussion tracks, and 48 vocal tracks. A special thanks to Orin Harker (He owns the white car) , along with his wife Val, who hosted us, gave us all the ride of our lives, and taught us about the coolness of Radical Racing! They definitely went the "extra mile ...
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 :)
Summertime - Piano Improvisation
Summertime - Piano Improvisation at the moment I live in Germany and here the summer is nearly always much humid one (RAIN), I hatred this type of summer and I have tried this my version of "Summertime" what mean's for me this 2007 German much rain summer. Many of his compositions have been used on television and in numerous films, and many became jazz standards. The jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald recorded many of the Gershwins' songs on her 1959 Gershwin Songbook (arranged by Nelson Riddle). Countless singers and musicians have recorded Gershwin songs, including Fred Astaire, Louis Armstrong, Al Jolson, Bobby Darin, Art Tatum, Bing Crosby, Janis Joplin, John Coltrane, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Sam Cooke, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Madonna, Judy Garland, Julie Andrews, Barbra Streisand, Marni Nixon, Natalie Cole, Patti Austin, Nina Simone, Maureen McGovern, John Fahey, The Residents, Sublime, and Sting. About the composer: George Gershwin (September 26, 1898 July 11, 1937) was an American composer and pianist whose early death brought to a premature halt one of the most remarkable careers in American music. Gershwin's compositions spanned both popular and classical genres, and his most popular melodies are universally familiar. He wrote most of his vocal and theatrical works in collaboration with his elder brother, lyricist Ira Gershwin. George Gershwin composed music for both Broadway and the classical concert hall, as well as popular songs that brought his work to an even wider public. Gershwin's compositions have been used in numerous films and on television, and many became jazz standards recorded in numerous variations. Countless singers and musicians have recorded Gershwin songs. Early life Gershwin was named Jacob Gershowitz at birth in Brooklyn on September 26, 1898. His parents were Russian Jews. His father, Morris (Moishe) Gershowitz, changed his family name to 'Gershvin' sometime after immigrating to the United States from St. Petersburg, Russia in the early 1890s. Gershwin's mother Rosa Bruskin had already immigrated from Russia. She met Gershowitz in New York and they married on July 21, 1895.[1] (George changed the spelling of the family name to 'Gershwin' after he became a professional musician; other members of his family followed suit.) George Gershwin was the second of four children.[2] He first displayed interest in music at the age of ten, when he was intrigued by what he heard at his friend Maxie Rosenzweig's violin recital.[3] The sound and the way his friend played captured him. His parents had bought a piano for lessons for his older brother Ira, but to his parents' surprise and Ira's relief, it was George who played it.[4] Although his younger sister Frances Gershwin was the first in the family to make money from her musical talents, she married young and devoted herself to being a mother and housewife. She gave up her performing career, but settled into painting for another creative outlet — painting was also a hobby of George Gershwin. Gershwin tried various piano teachers for two years, and then was introduced to Charles Hambitzer by Jack Miller, the pianist in the Beethoven Symphony Orchestra. Until Hambitzer's death in 1918, he acted as Gershwin's mentor. Hambitzer taught Gershwin conventional piano technique, introduced him to music of the European classical tradition, and encouraged him to attend orchestra concerts.[5] (At home following such concerts, young Gershwin would attempt to reproduce at the piano the music that he had heard.) Gershwin later studied with classical composer Rubin Goldmark and avant-garde composer-theorist Henry Cowell.
Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata" - 2nd Movemen
Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata" - 2nd Movemen Andante con moto from Beethoven's Piano Sonata in F minor. Rehearsal run before recital in Musikverein, Vienna.
The Next Mozart 6-Year Old Piano Prodigy Wows All
The Next Mozart 6-Year Old Piano Prodigy Wows All 6-year old Emily Bear has wowed audiences from the White House to her own house. Playing the piano since age 3, Emily also composes her own music. Has WGN-TV discovered the next Mozart?
Brahms Piano Quartet C Minor 3rd mvt Andante opus 60
Brahms Piano Quartet C Minor 3rd mvt Andante opus 60 One of Brahms' most beautiful slow movements, for string trio with piano. FAQ Q: Who is playing this piece? A: Sorry, I don't know. I licensed this recording from Keith Salmon, of Royalty Free Classical Music (dot org). Q: Who is this Brahms person? A: You can read about him here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brahms Q: If it's a piano quartet, why do I hear violins? A: A piece of music for a solo instrument accompanied by a piano is most often called a sonata (violin sonata, flute sonata, etc.), but when a string trio (violin, viola, violoncello) is joined by a piano, it's called a piano quartet. A piece for four pianists is usually referred to as "eight-hand piano music." Go figure. Q: Something sounds wrong in the second beat of the measure that starts at 5:26. A: Yes; the violist plays a D-natural on the second beat; it should be a D-sharp. Q: This is really beautiful; what other pieces are like this? A: I don't know of another piece that's this beautiful in quite this way, but the other piano trios, quartets and quintets of Schubert, Schumann and Brahms are really good, so that's a good place to start. Q: Is there a way I could make the bar-graph scores myself? A: The Music Animation Machine MIDI file player will generate this display; you can get the (Windows) software here: http://www.musanim.com/player/ There are lots of places on the web where you can get MIDI files; I usually go to the Classical Archives site first: http://www.classicalarchives.com/ Q: Could you do a MAM video of _________? A: Please read this: http://www.musanim.com/all/MAMRequests.html Q: Can I get a DVD with videos like this? A: Yes: http://www.musanim.com/mam/video.html Q: What do the colors in the bar-graph score mean? A: The colors indicate: violin, viola, violoncello, piano top staff, piano bottom staff. Q: Why do the scores move at different speeds? A: The bar-graph score is graphical, and in it, time translates exactly into horizontal position; conventional notation is symbolic, so there is usually one symbol per note, regardless of whether it's a long or a short note, and the symbols are more or less evenly spaced (for legibility); so, when the notes are faster, the notation needs to move faster to keep up. Q: Why am I crying? A: I don't know, but the first time I heard this piece in a concert, I cried too. I also cried the first time I read through it with string players. Something about it. .
Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata" - 3rd Movement
Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata" - 3rd Movement Allegro ma non troppo from Beethoven's Piano Sonata in F minor. Rehearsal run before recital in Musikverein, Vienna.
First Movement from Piano Sonata in E-flat minor - Samuel Barber
First Movement from Piano Sonata in E-flat minor - Samuel Barber Visual score with Vladimir Horowitz' recording of the first movement from Samuel Barber's Piano Sonata in E-flat minor.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 21 - Andante
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 21 - Andante Piano Concerto No. 21 - Andante "Elvira Madigan"
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