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A 19th Century Marchisio piano, also nicknamed the ‘Immortal’ piano, has been put up for sale on eBay for an astonishing $2,000,000.

As one can assume from its name, that the Immortal Piano has survived many many years of hardship, during which time it has passed hands multiple times, travelled overseas from its home in Italy to the USA, and even appeared among Nazi Plunder during World War Two. It’s had quite the life. Perhaps the new owner can finally give it a few years of rest.... See More

A 19th Century Marchisio piano, also nicknamed the ‘Immortal’ piano, has been put up for sale on eBay for an astonishing $2,000,000.

As one can assume from its name, that the Immortal Piano has survived many many years of hardship, during which time it has passed hands multiple times, travelled overseas from its home in Italy to the USA, and even appeared among Nazi Plunder during World War Two. It’s had quite the life. Perhaps the new owner can finally give it a few years of rest.

#immortal #marchisio #ebay #SebastianoMarchisio #NicodemoFerri #CarloBartolozzi

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#comic #cartoon #minnie #disney

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When the object is something not quite inanimate, as in Chris Cander’s tale of a Blüthner piano, an extra dimension emerges; ideas of potentiality, and of the interplay between human and thing, come in to play.

Like Annie Proulx’s Accordion Crimes, The "Weight of a Piano" imagines what might happen if something designed for the nonverbal expression of thoughts and feelings were pressed into the service of speaking for a range of characters.

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When the object is something not quite inanimate, as in Chris Cander’s tale of a Blüthner piano, an extra dimension emerges; ideas of potentiality, and of the interplay between human and thing, come in to play.

Like Annie Proulx’s Accordion Crimes, The "Weight of a Piano" imagines what might happen if something designed for the nonverbal expression of thoughts and feelings were pressed into the service of speaking for a range of characters.

#ChrisCander #Bluthner #novel #storybook

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The lead musician, Andre Kempen, swims his way into the seat before a grand piano, while the three accompanying violinists stand around him. The music soon starts, with Kempen hitting the ivory keys and the violinists playing along, all breathing air bubbles as they serenade underwater. The beautifully-created video, like any other professionally-filmed piece, does not just show the musicians, but is interlaced with scenes of beautiful marine life. From multi-coloured fish gliding serenely... See More

The lead musician, Andre Kempen, swims his way into the seat before a grand piano, while the three accompanying violinists stand around him. The music soon starts, with Kempen hitting the ivory keys and the violinists playing along, all breathing air bubbles as they serenade underwater. The beautifully-created video, like any other professionally-filmed piece, does not just show the musicians, but is interlaced with scenes of beautiful marine life. From multi-coloured fish gliding serenely from side to side and turtles paddles gracefully around the screen, this is nature at its best.

#fantasy #underwater #violinist

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Music of Erik Satie was instrumental in opening doors in musical expression, so that a number of sub-genres or "schools" could explore new territory. Firstly, Satie provided one of the sparks that set Debussy on a course towards the "Impressionism" movement, and he continued to support Debussy on this course until this style became fashionable and mainstream when the non-conformist in Satie poured scorn on his follower.

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Music of Erik Satie was instrumental in opening doors in musical expression, so that a number of sub-genres or "schools" could explore new territory. Firstly, Satie provided one of the sparks that set Debussy on a course towards the "Impressionism" movement, and he continued to support Debussy on this course until this style became fashionable and mainstream when the non-conformist in Satie poured scorn on his follower.

#Composer #french #learning #musichistory

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There is no Pianovers Meetup on
- 26 Jan 2020, and
- 2 Feb 2020

The next Pianovers Meetup #148 (Valentine's Day Themed) is on 9 Feb 2020.

#ThePianoSG #pianovers #PianoversMeetup #announcement... See More

There is no Pianovers Meetup on
- 26 Jan 2020, and
- 2 Feb 2020

The next Pianovers Meetup #148 (Valentine's Day Themed) is on 9 Feb 2020.

#ThePianoSG #pianovers #PianoversMeetup #announcement

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Bach master Masaaki Suzuki plays four Chorale Preludes from the composer's 'Little Organ Book' at Marylebone Parish Church by the Royal Academy of Music.

Suzuki and his Bach Collegium Japan are performing the Baroque composer's 'St John Passion' at London's Barbican Centre on 10 March.

#MasaakiSuzuki #Bach... See More

Bach master Masaaki Suzuki plays four Chorale Preludes from the composer's 'Little Organ Book' at Marylebone Parish Church by the Royal Academy of Music.

Suzuki and his Bach Collegium Japan are performing the Baroque composer's 'St John Passion' at London's Barbican Centre on 10 March.

#MasaakiSuzuki #Bach #prelude #chorale #church #baroque

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Amazing pianist Boris Giltburg is kicking off his Beethoven Project, for the composer's 250th anniversary year. Follow his videos of all 32 Beethoven piano sonatas at www.beethoven32.com and his YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/borisgiltburgpiano

Here's a moment of Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 1.

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Amazing pianist Boris Giltburg is kicking off his Beethoven Project, for the composer's 250th anniversary year. Follow his videos of all 32 Beethoven piano sonatas at www.beethoven32.com and his YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/borisgiltburgpiano

Here's a moment of Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 1.

#BorisGiltburg #Beethoven #sonata #anniversary

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Sitting in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is the world’s oldest piano. Dating from 1720, the piano was one of the earliest creations by Bartolomeo Cristofori, the inventor of the piano.

Listen to Dongsok Shin performing the Sonata in d minor, K.9 by Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757) on the earliest known surviving piano, made by the instrument's inventor, Bartolomeo Cristofori (1655-1731), in Florence, 1720.

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Sitting in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is the world’s oldest piano. Dating from 1720, the piano was one of the earliest creations by Bartolomeo Cristofori, the inventor of the piano.

Listen to Dongsok Shin performing the Sonata in d minor, K.9 by Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757) on the earliest known surviving piano, made by the instrument's inventor, Bartolomeo Cristofori (1655-1731), in Florence, 1720.

#oldestpiano #Scarlatti #Sonata #hardsichord #BartolomeoCristofori

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Here are the brief descriptions of a few common types of classical concerts:

#concerts #classical #orchestra #recital #learning... See More

Here are the brief descriptions of a few common types of classical concerts:

#concerts #classical #orchestra #recital #learning #opera #symphony #philharmonic #chamber

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Today is the last day(17 January 2020) to register for ABRSM music theory examination: examination date - 28 March 2020.

#teacher #musictheory #examination #learning... See More

Today is the last day(17 January 2020) to register for ABRSM music theory examination: examination date - 28 March 2020.

#teacher #musictheory #examination #learning #ABRSM

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Why is it called Maple Leaf Rag?

Joplin's most famous composition, "Maple Leaf Rag," was published while he was living in Sedalia, Missouri. It was named after the Maple Leaf Club; the date the club was founded is uncertain, but it was no later than November 24, 1898, when the first Maple Leaf ball was held.

#MapleLeafRag #ScottJoplin... See More

Why is it called Maple Leaf Rag?

Joplin's most famous composition, "Maple Leaf Rag," was published while he was living in Sedalia, Missouri. It was named after the Maple Leaf Club; the date the club was founded is uncertain, but it was no later than November 24, 1898, when the first Maple Leaf ball was held.

#MapleLeafRag #ScottJoplin #Ragtime

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MunYee

lol... maybe we can bring some fruits to try this challenge...!

January 15, 2020 at 2:45pm
Mabel Ong

好一首香蕉曲!哈哈!

January 15, 2020 at 10:28pm
Tan Chia Huee

Mun Yee : hahaha good idea ! Use an apple to play Mozart's Turkish March.

January 16, 2020 at 9:58am
Tan Chia Huee

Mabel : yes, the banana has wiped out the impression of chinese culture in this song effectively.

January 16, 2020 at 9:58am
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Plenty of world-class pianists have small hands, including Alicia de Larroccha and Vladimir Ashkenazy, and yet they seem to be able to cope with the most physically demanding works in the repertoire. Physical attributes should never deter someone from learning the piano...

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Plenty of world-class pianists have small hands, including Alicia de Larroccha and Vladimir Ashkenazy, and yet they seem to be able to cope with the most physically demanding works in the repertoire. Physical attributes should never deter someone from learning the piano...

#learning #worldclasspianist #hands

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Gavin Koh

Of course we can. I have played so many pieces by Liszt and Rach that my advice for people with small hands is to learn to be fast with arpeggiating the large chords.

January 14, 2020 at 10:38am
Mabel Ong

You're very self-motivated! I saw so many songs you played in your profile page. You really dare to try many different types of pieces. Well done!

January 15, 2020 at 10:26pm
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The Siena Piano, known also as the ‘Harp of David Piano’ and the ‘Immortal Piano’, underneath the legend what we’re talking about here is a plain old upright piano. It is said that the piano has mysterious qualities, in that its sound can change depending on the style and music which is played. One moment it sounds like a piano, then a harpsichord, sometimes like a bell and then like a violin.

#Immortalpiano... See More

The Siena Piano, known also as the ‘Harp of David Piano’ and the ‘Immortal Piano’, underneath the legend what we’re talking about here is a plain old upright piano. It is said that the piano has mysterious qualities, in that its sound can change depending on the style and music which is played. One moment it sounds like a piano, then a harpsichord, sometimes like a bell and then like a violin.

#Immortalpiano #Harpsichord #TheSienaPiano #SebastianoMarchisio #UprightPiano #ebay

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Claude Debussy was a French composer. He is sometimes seen as the first Impressionist composer, although he vigorously rejected the term. He was among the most influential composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Here are 20 facts about this great composer.

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Claude Debussy was a French composer. He is sometimes seen as the first Impressionist composer, although he vigorously rejected the term. He was among the most influential composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Here are 20 facts about this great composer.

#Debussy #composer #impressionist #learning #musichistory

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Piano is the best instrument to start a strong musical foundation on. There are two categories of reasons why this is the case. The first category of reasons has to do with ease of learning and the second category of reasons is about the piano’s long-term purpose as a tool for any kind of musician.

#learning #instrument... See More

Piano is the best instrument to start a strong musical foundation on. There are two categories of reasons why this is the case. The first category of reasons has to do with ease of learning and the second category of reasons is about the piano’s long-term purpose as a tool for any kind of musician.

#learning #instrument #foundation

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Not in the previous annoying pianist list? What about this list? 🤓

#pianist #learning

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2020 will see the 5th edition of the Steinway Youth Piano Competition for young aspiring musicians age 17 and below. The winner of the National Finals will proceed to The Regional Finals, where he or she will compete for the honor of representing Southeast Asia as a performer at the International Steinway Festival 2020 in Hamburg.

#steinway #sypc... See More

2020 will see the 5th edition of the Steinway Youth Piano Competition for young aspiring musicians age 17 and below. The winner of the National Finals will proceed to The Regional Finals, where he or she will compete for the honor of representing Southeast Asia as a performer at the International Steinway Festival 2020 in Hamburg.

#steinway #sypc #sypc2020 #competition #registration #audition #teacher #parent