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Complete piano battle scene from the movie Secret between Jay Chou and the "Prince of Piano".

English subtitled. Songs include the Black Key Etude and Waltz in c-sharp minor by Chopin. 不能说的秘密

#JayChou #TheSecret #PianoBattle... See More

Complete piano battle scene from the movie Secret between Jay Chou and the "Prince of Piano".

English subtitled. Songs include the Black Key Etude and Waltz in c-sharp minor by Chopin. 不能说的秘密

#JayChou #TheSecret #PianoBattle #chopin #waltz #etude #movie

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This fascinating account of Siberia’s horrific legacy is told with great verve.

There is much to enjoy in this original slice of travel writing. Yet there is one gaping flaw at its core: the central conceit involving the “lost pianos” of the title.

For this book revolves around a quixotic quest to find an instrument for a talented musician she meets in Mongolia, whose family fled Siberia in the 1930s. This leads to many musical meetings and musings. Some fuel her narrative,... See More

This fascinating account of Siberia’s horrific legacy is told with great verve.

There is much to enjoy in this original slice of travel writing. Yet there is one gaping flaw at its core: the central conceit involving the “lost pianos” of the title.

For this book revolves around a quixotic quest to find an instrument for a talented musician she meets in Mongolia, whose family fled Siberia in the 1930s. This leads to many musical meetings and musings. Some fuel her narrative, such as the tale of Vera Lotar-Shevchenko, a pianist of “rare brilliance” thrown into a gulag, where fellow prisoners carved a keyboard into her wooden bunk so she could practise at night.

#book #review #Siberia #SophyRoberts #lost

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Congratulations to alumni Sulwyn Lok and Churen Li on receiving the Paul Abisheganaden Grant 2019!

#ystmusic #ystconservatory #nus #congratulations #alumni... See More

Congratulations to alumni Sulwyn Lok and Churen Li on receiving the Paul Abisheganaden Grant 2019!

#ystmusic #ystconservatory #nus #congratulations #alumni #SulwynLok #ChurenLi #PaulAbisheganadenGrant #grant

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Comments from YouTube users:

- I'm Turkish and I thought the rondo couldn't get any more Turkish yet I was terribly wrong :D this is incredible

- These boys are musical geniuses, good actors as well as so good humorists; They make a game of their effort and years of hard disciplined work so people can get some fun by listening to classical music. I totally admire them.

- Everytime I'm doing music homework and I need to listen to a piece on Youtube..I always end up... See More

Comments from YouTube users:

- I'm Turkish and I thought the rondo couldn't get any more Turkish yet I was terribly wrong :D this is incredible

- These boys are musical geniuses, good actors as well as so good humorists; They make a game of their effort and years of hard disciplined work so people can get some fun by listening to classical music. I totally admire them.

- Everytime I'm doing music homework and I need to listen to a piece on Youtube..I always end up watching these two and procrastinating xD

#IgudesmanJoo #TurkishMarch #mozart #cover #humour #comedy #entertainment #RondoAllaTurca

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A Silent Piano is essentially still an acoustic piano, enpowered with the choice of muting the sounds that are produced when the hammer strikes the strings. Consequently, its main selling point would be that it offers the player a chance to have private silent practice, even in the wee hours like 2am.

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A Silent Piano is essentially still an acoustic piano, enpowered with the choice of muting the sounds that are produced when the hammer strikes the strings. Consequently, its main selling point would be that it offers the player a chance to have private silent practice, even in the wee hours like 2am.

#silent #buy #parent #teacher #digital #acoustic

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The suite consists of
"Mia and Sebastian's Theme"
"City of Stars"
"Another Day of Sun"

Jacob Koller filmed this at his rehearsal for a concert at Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Japan. Played on a Steinway Concert Grand Piano.

#lalaland #cover #performing... See More

The suite consists of
"Mia and Sebastian's Theme"
"City of Stars"
"Another Day of Sun"

Jacob Koller filmed this at his rehearsal for a concert at Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Japan. Played on a Steinway Concert Grand Piano.

#lalaland #cover #performing #grand #concert #JacobKoller

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On Tuesday evening, wearing a crisp white suit against an inky black stage, Dave gave what has been hailed by the music industry as one of the greatest Brits performances and “the best political speech ... in a decade”.

In the week in which the government unveiled a controversial new immigration system and No 10 refused to deny whether the PM agreed with an adviser who suggested black people were mentally inferior, Dave’s decision to use his platform to give voice to the black British... See More

On Tuesday evening, wearing a crisp white suit against an inky black stage, Dave gave what has been hailed by the music industry as one of the greatest Brits performances and “the best political speech ... in a decade”.

In the week in which the government unveiled a controversial new immigration system and No 10 refused to deny whether the PM agreed with an adviser who suggested black people were mentally inferior, Dave’s decision to use his platform to give voice to the black British experience was particularly resonant.

#dave #BorisJohnson #racist #award #ceremony

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The dazzling UK-based Malaysian pianist Mei Yi Foo was recently in residence at the Conservatory, showcasing compositions by leading composers from Malaysia and Singapore, including works by YST faculty Chen Zhangyi, Adeline Wong, Chow JunYan, as well as Chung Shih Hoh, Joyce Koh, Americ Goh, Chie Tsang Lee, and Samuel Cho.

The performance was accompanied by a forum, where Foo and the composers illuminated on their work and artistic approach. Foo also shared her wisdom with our... See More

The dazzling UK-based Malaysian pianist Mei Yi Foo was recently in residence at the Conservatory, showcasing compositions by leading composers from Malaysia and Singapore, including works by YST faculty Chen Zhangyi, Adeline Wong, Chow JunYan, as well as Chung Shih Hoh, Joyce Koh, Americ Goh, Chie Tsang Lee, and Samuel Cho.

The performance was accompanied by a forum, where Foo and the composers illuminated on their work and artistic approach. Foo also shared her wisdom with our students in a chamber masterclass that proved to be both educational and enlightening.

#MeiYiFoo #yst #ystmusic #conservatory #ystconservatory #composer #masterclass #education

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Man I've done way too many of these. Today I teach my dog to play piano. Oh boy.

#dog #pet

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A little history about the Essex pianos.

Designed by Steinway & Sons, made in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China by Guangzhou Pearl River Piano Group Ltd.

Essex pianos are designed and engineered in New York by Steinway & Sons and made in China at the Pearl River factory. Steinway introduced its Essex line of pianos in early 2001 with a limited offering of models made by Young Chang, and the brand kept an unusually low profile in the piano market for a number of years... See More

A little history about the Essex pianos.

Designed by Steinway & Sons, made in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China by Guangzhou Pearl River Piano Group Ltd.

Essex pianos are designed and engineered in New York by Steinway & Sons and made in China at the Pearl River factory. Steinway introduced its Essex line of pianos in early 2001 with a limited offering of models made by Young Chang, and the brand kept an unusually low profile in the piano market for a number of years. In 2006, a major relaunch of Essex included a new and very complete line comprising 35 grand and 31 vertical models and finishes.

#DoYouKnow #essex #steinway #PearlRiver #grand #acoustic #buy #parent #teacher #YoungChang

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We thought we’d pick out 10 pianists who have not only helped place female players into the spotlight, but who also have a knack for flawless balance when it comes to playing the piano!

1. Martha Argerich
2. Helene Grimaud
3. Annie Fischer
4. Myra Hess
5. Alicia de Larrocha
6. Maria João Pires
7. Clara Schumann
8. Beatrice Rana
9. Mitsuko Uchida
10. Yuja Wang

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We thought we’d pick out 10 pianists who have not only helped place female players into the spotlight, but who also have a knack for flawless balance when it comes to playing the piano!

1. Martha Argerich
2. Helene Grimaud
3. Annie Fischer
4. Myra Hess
5. Alicia de Larrocha
6. Maria João Pires
7. Clara Schumann
8. Beatrice Rana
9. Mitsuko Uchida
10. Yuja Wang

#female #MarthaArgerich #HeleneGrimaud #AnnieFischer #MyraHess #AliciaDeLarrocha #MariaJoaoPires #ClaraSchumann #BeatriceRana #MitsukoUchida #YujaWang #popular

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Applications for YST’s Master of Music programme (2020 admission) are OPEN till 15 April 2020!

The two-year programme is designed for those who have just completed a qualifying BMus or appropriate university-level studies (in Singapore or overseas) and wish to advance their professional studies in music at YST.

Here, you pursue higher-level music study in your Major area, develop instrument-specific and group pedagogy skills relevant for music education in Singapore and abroad... See More

Applications for YST’s Master of Music programme (2020 admission) are OPEN till 15 April 2020!

The two-year programme is designed for those who have just completed a qualifying BMus or appropriate university-level studies (in Singapore or overseas) and wish to advance their professional studies in music at YST.

Here, you pursue higher-level music study in your Major area, develop instrument-specific and group pedagogy skills relevant for music education in Singapore and abroad, and undertake professional learning for success in the music industry.

The MMus is offered with major specialisations in Brass, Composition, Conducting, Piano, Strings and Woodwinds.

#yst #registration #master #application #pedagogy #teacher #parent #university #degree #education #ystmusic #conservatory #ystconservatory

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Congratulations to alumni Sulwyn Lok and Churen Li on receiving the Paul Abisheganaden Grant 2019!
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#ystmusic #ystconservatory #nus #congratulations... See More

Congratulations to alumni Sulwyn Lok and Churen Li on receiving the Paul Abisheganaden Grant 2019!
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#ystmusic #ystconservatory #nus #congratulations #alumni #SulwynLok #ChurenLi #PaulAbisheganadenGrant #grant

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An old upright piano was pushed up against a brick wall with the sign “Free Piano.”

The piano, once the pride of many American living rooms, seems out of tune with a growing number of households. People who own old uprights, especially the oak and walnut ones, often have the same problem as those with homes full of traditional brown furniture: When you need to get it out of your house, you can’t sell it or even give it away.

"I know it’s super-duper expensive to move a piano.... See More

An old upright piano was pushed up against a brick wall with the sign “Free Piano.”

The piano, once the pride of many American living rooms, seems out of tune with a growing number of households. People who own old uprights, especially the oak and walnut ones, often have the same problem as those with homes full of traditional brown furniture: When you need to get it out of your house, you can’t sell it or even give it away.

"I know it’s super-duper expensive to move a piano. What immediately went through my mind were visual images of how this piano might have been used. Maybe a family once sat around it or a kid took lessons on it? Why was it discarded? Pianos bring people together, they are part of celebrations. It kind of made me sad to see it out there in the alley"

#abandon #disposal #sell #buy #renovation #upright #old

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Americans are still making music, just not as much on traditional pianos.

"As the technology for electronic instruments and keyboards has improved people have switched, because you don't have to tune an electronic keyboard. You can carry it with you, it's lightweight. It can make any sound you want."

The economic difficulties of piano dealers reflect the larger issues that faced America’s piano manufacturers. Like the U.S. auto industry, it was hit hard by imports from Asia, as... See More

Americans are still making music, just not as much on traditional pianos.

"As the technology for electronic instruments and keyboards has improved people have switched, because you don't have to tune an electronic keyboard. You can carry it with you, it's lightweight. It can make any sound you want."

The economic difficulties of piano dealers reflect the larger issues that faced America’s piano manufacturers. Like the U.S. auto industry, it was hit hard by imports from Asia, as well as by the growing popularity of electronic keyboards.

There were 160 piano makers in the U.S. a century ago. There are only four major producers today. Manufacturing has shifted largely to China, Korea and Japan.

#acoustic #digital #buy #parent #teacher #sell #manufacturer

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The piano has been the staple of family homes for generations, but cultural shifts and the recession have seen sales plunge in the United States.

The owners of many piano stores are under pressure as the traditional acoustic piano falls out of favour. Children have been distracted by smart phones and iPads and sport.

Why learn the piano when you can make a phone sound like an instrument at the touch of a finger?

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The piano has been the staple of family homes for generations, but cultural shifts and the recession have seen sales plunge in the United States.

The owners of many piano stores are under pressure as the traditional acoustic piano falls out of favour. Children have been distracted by smart phones and iPads and sport.

Why learn the piano when you can make a phone sound like an instrument at the touch of a finger?

#acoustic #digital #SmartPhone #technology #iphone #ipad #buy #parent #teacher #sell

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Renowned pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim's masterclasses on Beethoven's piano sonatas were recorded at Symphony Hall, Chicago. January 2005

The featured works are: the Appassionata Sonata, Op. 57; the first movement of Sonata Op. 31 No. 1 and the third movement of Sonata Op. 109.

Barenboim takes each player through their chosen sonata movement, illustrating the importance of structure and the relationships between tempo, harmony and dynamics.

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Renowned pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim's masterclasses on Beethoven's piano sonatas were recorded at Symphony Hall, Chicago. January 2005

The featured works are: the Appassionata Sonata, Op. 57; the first movement of Sonata Op. 31 No. 1 and the third movement of Sonata Op. 109.

Barenboim takes each player through their chosen sonata movement, illustrating the importance of structure and the relationships between tempo, harmony and dynamics.

Daniel Barenboim gives a masterclass on the Beethoven piano sonatas, coaching some of the world's rising piano stars who already have international careers (like Lang Lang, here at his best, David Kadouch and Jonathan Biss).

#DanielBarenboim #LangLang #DavidKadouch #JonathanBiss #beethoven #sonata #masterclass #conductor #performing #teacher #learning

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The evolution of cartoon music from 1928 to the present day.

Many of the cartoons and animes started as comic and mangás. But I put the opening dates for the animation versions.

#Vinheteiro #cartoon #evolution #theme... See More

The evolution of cartoon music from 1928 to the present day.

Many of the cartoons and animes started as comic and mangás. But I put the opening dates for the animation versions.

#Vinheteiro #cartoon #evolution #theme #cover #comic #manga #anime

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Trevor Woodison is touring South West pubs trying to find which of them still has a playable piano.

He then offers to tune the instrument and for a small fee provide an evening's entertainment.

So far he has catalogued more than 80 neglected pianos in his mission to bring back the traditional knees up.

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Trevor Woodison is touring South West pubs trying to find which of them still has a playable piano.

He then offers to tune the instrument and for a small fee provide an evening's entertainment.

So far he has catalogued more than 80 neglected pianos in his mission to bring back the traditional knees up.

#tuning #TrevorWoodison #abandoned #neglected #pub #community

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There has been no composer with a more tumultuous life than Robert Schumann (1810-1856). The epithet Romantic wholly applies to the German, whose love life, trials and tribulations were often stranger than fiction.

That was the basis for celebrated South Korean pianist Kun-woo Paik's all-Schumann recital, fortuitously held on what today's romantics know as Valentine's Day.

Even the fear of the coronavirus did not deter a sizeable audience (including many Koreans) from enjoying... See More

There has been no composer with a more tumultuous life than Robert Schumann (1810-1856). The epithet Romantic wholly applies to the German, whose love life, trials and tribulations were often stranger than fiction.

That was the basis for celebrated South Korean pianist Kun-woo Paik's all-Schumann recital, fortuitously held on what today's romantics know as Valentine's Day.

Even the fear of the coronavirus did not deter a sizeable audience (including many Koreans) from enjoying Paik's marvellous two-hour show, which was substantially expanded from its original programme.

#RobertSchumann #Schumann #recital #KunWooPaik #performing #recital #concert #review #ChangTouLiang #coronavirus #covid19

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Scottish singer Lewis Capaldi and rapper Dave were the big winners at the Brit Awards on Tuesday, in a ceremony packed with performances.

Crowds cheered at Britain's annual pop music honours, in their 40th year, as Dave took full advantage of the spotlight and a prime-time television slot to make a political statement against Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

"It is racist whether or not it feels racist. The truth is our prime minister is a real racist," he rapped, in a powerful... See More

Scottish singer Lewis Capaldi and rapper Dave were the big winners at the Brit Awards on Tuesday, in a ceremony packed with performances.

Crowds cheered at Britain's annual pop music honours, in their 40th year, as Dave took full advantage of the spotlight and a prime-time television slot to make a political statement against Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

"It is racist whether or not it feels racist. The truth is our prime minister is a real racist," he rapped, in a powerful performance of his song Black on a white piano flashing with images.

Mr Johnson has faced criticism in the past for referring to African people as "piccaninnies" with "watermelon smiles".

#dave #BorisJohnson #racist #award #ceremony

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A man with Parkinson's disease believes learning to play the piano has helped to slow its effects on his body.

Derick Davies was diagnosed with the progressive neurological disorder in 2008.

The 74-year-old has symptoms such as tremors, but said it has progressed more slowly than doctors predicted: "I put this down to the piano, and to trying to have a positive attitude."

Parkinson's UK said music could help people and called for more research.

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A man with Parkinson's disease believes learning to play the piano has helped to slow its effects on his body.

Derick Davies was diagnosed with the progressive neurological disorder in 2008.

The 74-year-old has symptoms such as tremors, but said it has progressed more slowly than doctors predicted: "I put this down to the piano, and to trying to have a positive attitude."

Parkinson's UK said music could help people and called for more research.

#DerickDavies #Parkinson #medical #therapy #research #disorder

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Every year for Bach’s birthday a spontaneous, global community of musicians unites to sow the seeds for future generations of classical music lovers and share their joy and inspiration for their artform.

Register to perform now!

#Bach #BachInTheSubway #BachInTheSubway2020... See More

Every year for Bach’s birthday a spontaneous, global community of musicians unites to sow the seeds for future generations of classical music lovers and share their joy and inspiration for their artform.

Register to perform now!

#Bach #BachInTheSubway #BachInTheSubway2020 #birthday #anniversary #celebration #performing #public

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A photo released on Mar 2, 2020 shows a picture taken on February 18, 2020 in the Israeli coastal city of Caesarea of a man playing the Piano of Siena, a 19th century instrument that disappeared for decades and was found recently in an Israeli house.

#PianoOfSiena #found #disappeared... See More

A photo released on Mar 2, 2020 shows a picture taken on February 18, 2020 in the Israeli coastal city of Caesarea of a man playing the Piano of Siena, a 19th century instrument that disappeared for decades and was found recently in an Israeli house.

#PianoOfSiena #found #disappeared #antique #ancient #history

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Written when Jon Schmidt was about 21, "All of Me" is one of his most popular original tunes.

#JonSchmidt #ThePianoGuys #performing #original