Piano Pieces

May 30, 2018 at 12:57pm

For Michael: Here's the third missing thread originally discussed under the Asturias video. Playing the Villanesca requires you to master the hand-crossing technique. Here is the piece being played by Pierre Morabia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqyOMz4pQ7Y

April 30, 2018 at 9:42am

I can't believe it that the movie "Space Odyssey 2001" is 50 years old this April. Here is Also Sprach Zarathustra (a tone poem from Richard Strauss) which was featured prominently in the movie and played on the piano here by David: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7E3u4ABksco

Do you know of any other classical piece being used in movies? Share below.

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May 27, 2018 at 4:32pm
Michael LS

Yes!! That's the one, very impressive with the part. The playing of the Tempest, the sequence of the notes, is the code to unlock the message that is hidden in a black key. How awesome!

May 27, 2018 at 11:25pm
Gavin Koh

Here's another one - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gw05bErme6Q - Beethoven's Appassionata was featured in the van Damme... See More

Here's another one - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gw05bErme6Q - Beethoven's Appassionata was featured in the van Damme action flick "Hard Target" where Lance Henriksen (of Aliens fame) and Arnold Vosloo (of Mummy fame) act.

May 30, 2018 at 6:53pm
Michael LS

Ah nice! Anyway, that song is out of reach to me. Too difficult for me.

May 28, 2018 at 8:38pm
April 6, 2018 at 1:24pm

This video shows the different genres of music in the world. The pianist tried to put the most famous songs of each country to demonstrate the name of each style, playing a song for each region of the world from A to Z.

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Goh Zensen

Wow, I suppose ethnomusicologists would disdain this because while some countries are represented by their folk music (which is most rightful), others are by either the nationality of their... See More

Wow, I suppose ethnomusicologists would disdain this because while some countries are represented by their folk music (which is most rightful), others are by either the nationality of their classical composers or the country's pop music! So far Brazil is represented most accurately by its Samba classic Tico-Tico.

Japan should be Sakura (if folk), if not Sukiyaki (if pop). USA is most debatable - though Ragtime could be one, what about Gershwin's Broadway/Blues, Sousa's Marches, John Williams's Oscar Soundtracks, Rock & Roll and Hip-Hop, just to name a few? Maybe I would choose Home of the Range (American Folk Song & the Unofficial Anthem of the Amercian West)!

April 7, 2018 at 12:43am
Gavin Koh

Fabricio Andre Bernard Di Paolo, or Lord Vinheteiro, is first and foremost an Youtube Star who wanted to teach other Brazilians about classical music. He has been putting out great piano videos... See More

Fabricio Andre Bernard Di Paolo, or Lord Vinheteiro, is first and foremost an Youtube Star who wanted to teach other Brazilians about classical music. He has been putting out great piano videos since 2008, and I would consider taking his opinions with a pinch of salt. Because, it's all for entertainment sake and after all Youtube Stars are here to get more clicks (which translates to cash for people like Lord Vinheteiro).

April 9, 2018 at 1:09pm
Goh Zensen

Exactly!

April 12, 2018 at 3:18pm
April 12, 2018 at 10:50am

Extremely difficult piano pieces #5 - You are bound to gasp in awe if you take a journey on Charles-Valentin Alkan's Le Chemin de Fer, or "The Railroad". The pace for this piece is relentless and is sure to pose a difficult task for any pianist attempting to learn it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_TvrwcX5tk

April 11, 2018 at 6:31pm

Extremely difficult piano pieces #4 - Villa-Lobos' Rudepoema is sure to give any pianist a rude surprise for its very high level of difficulty. Could you endure playing this twenty minute long tonal portrait? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUA5EJKxY5o

April 6, 2018 at 6:17pm
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Gavin Koh

The killer difficulty really comes after 29 seconds.

April 7, 2018 at 10:03pm
April 6, 2018 at 12:13pm

Lord Vinheteiro accompanied a gameplay of Sonic The Hedgehog, playing the Sonic songs and making their sound effects!!

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