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March 19, 2020 at 2:52pm

Vladimir Samoylovich Horowitz was an American classical pianist and composer born in the Russian Empire.

He was acclaimed for his virtuoso technique, his tone color, and the excitement engendered by his playing. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest pianists of all time.

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Vladimir Samoylovich Horowitz was an American classical pianist and composer born in the Russian Empire.

He was acclaimed for his virtuoso technique, his tone color, and the excitement engendered by his playing. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest pianists of all time.

#DoYouKnow #VladimirHorowitz #Horowitz #virtuoso #biography #teacher #student

March 11, 2020 at 5:19pm

Beethoven thought he was younger than he was!

For many years, Beethoven believed he was born in 1772, not 1770.

Why?

His father Johann van Beethoven, who was responsible for his piano learning as a child, told others his son was actually two years younger in order to make him seem like more of a child prodigy than he was. Some say it was to draw comparisons to Mozart, who himself was somewhat of a child prodigy.

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Beethoven thought he was younger than he was!

For many years, Beethoven believed he was born in 1772, not 1770.

Why?

His father Johann van Beethoven, who was responsible for his piano learning as a child, told others his son was actually two years younger in order to make him seem like more of a child prodigy than he was. Some say it was to draw comparisons to Mozart, who himself was somewhat of a child prodigy.

#beethoven #DoYouKnow #birthday #anniversary #prodigy #mozart

March 10, 2020 at 3:44pm

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

February 12, 2020 at 7:48pm

Johann Sebastian Bach, with his wives Maria Barbara (m. 1707–1720) and Anna Magdalena (m. 1721–1750), fathered 20 children over his lifetime.

His first was born in 1708 when Bach was 23, with his last coming into the world in 1742, when the composer was 57. Sadly, only ten survived through to adulthood.

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Johann Sebastian Bach, with his wives Maria Barbara (m. 1707–1720) and Anna Magdalena (m. 1721–1750), fathered 20 children over his lifetime.

His first was born in 1708 when Bach was 23, with his last coming into the world in 1742, when the composer was 57. Sadly, only ten survived through to adulthood.

#Bach #AnnaMagdalena #MariaBarbara #DoYouKnow

February 12, 2020 at 7:46pm

No one is sure of the exact birth date of Ludwig van Beethoven, who was born in Bonn, Germany in December 1770.

He was baptised on 17 December, so he was probably born the day before. His birthplace (pictured) is now the Beethoven-Haus museum.

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No one is sure of the exact birth date of Ludwig van Beethoven, who was born in Bonn, Germany in December 1770.

He was baptised on 17 December, so he was probably born the day before. His birthplace (pictured) is now the Beethoven-Haus museum.

#DoYouKnow #beethoven #birthday #anniversary

January 27, 2020 at 12:05pm

If you have watched a piano concert or recital, you would have noticed that pianists on stage all sit with their right sides facing the audience. Why are the pianos placed in this position, at a right angle to the audience? Have you ever wondered who set this precedent? Who was the first performer to do this?

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If you have watched a piano concert or recital, you would have noticed that pianists on stage all sit with their right sides facing the audience. Why are the pianos placed in this position, at a right angle to the audience? Have you ever wondered who set this precedent? Who was the first performer to do this?

#dussek #liszt #performing #recital #concert #teacher #DoYouKnow

December 17, 2019 at 3:52pm

Do you know: No one knows the exact day Beethoven was born.

All we know is that he was baptised on 17 December 1770.

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Do you know: No one knows the exact day Beethoven was born.

All we know is that he was baptised on 17 December 1770.

#DoYouKnow #beethoven #teacher #birthday #mystery

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Gavin Koh

16th December is commonly accepted as Beethoven's birthday since his family and even his teacher Johann Albrechtsberger celebrated it on that day.

December 17, 2019 at 11:24pm
Gavin Koh

And Germany has come to accept this day as his birthday too... http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-12/17/... See More

And Germany has come to accept this day as his birthday too... http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-12/17/c_138636556.htm

December 17, 2019 at 11:25pm
December 8, 2019 at 8:46am

The study confirmed Račevska's earlier insight: "We found intelligence to be a significant predictor of the preference for instrumental music." (Side note: Intelligent students were not likewise disproportionately drawn to singing.)

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The study confirmed Račevska's earlier insight: "We found intelligence to be a significant predictor of the preference for instrumental music." (Side note: Intelligent students were not likewise disproportionately drawn to singing.)

#study #parent #teacher #DoYouKnow #brain

December 1, 2019 at 12:02pm

An exhibition in 2006 showed Mozart's life as lavishly lived with an income that could beat other musicians in the 18th-century Vienna. He earned a whopping 10,000 florins a year! That made him one of the top 5% of the high earners. At this time, you could live an easy and elite life without any hassles. 500 florins a year was just enough!

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An exhibition in 2006 showed Mozart's life as lavishly lived with an income that could beat other musicians in the 18th-century Vienna. He earned a whopping 10,000 florins a year! That made him one of the top 5% of the high earners. At this time, you could live an easy and elite life without any hassles. 500 florins a year was just enough!

#mozart #DoYouKnow #discovery #teacher

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