October 14, 2019 at 3:18pm

Comment from a YouTube user: I don't think people truly understand just how INSANELY DIFFICULT this act is to pull off.

Hungarian No. 2 is already one of the most difficult pieces to play on piano, but add in another pianist and also the physical humor?

My god the logistics are just mind blowing. Mr. Borge was an incredibly talented musician and funny to boot. And never dirty or offensive. Suggestive at times, but never in a way that was more than PG. The guy playing with him... See More

Comment from a YouTube user: I don't think people truly understand just how INSANELY DIFFICULT this act is to pull off.

Hungarian No. 2 is already one of the most difficult pieces to play on piano, but add in another pianist and also the physical humor?

My god the logistics are just mind blowing. Mr. Borge was an incredibly talented musician and funny to boot. And never dirty or offensive. Suggestive at times, but never in a way that was more than PG. The guy playing with him has some chops too.

Great act.

#VictorBorge #comedy #performing

October 14, 2019 at 11:59am
October 14, 2019 at 11:58am

One of the greatest piano comedians of all time was an American-Danish by the name of Victor Borge, whose career spanned more than seventy years.

Victor Borge’s style of humour quickly won him fans. Borge passed away in 2000, at the age of 91, and the world had lost a natural comedian who had entertained legions of piano music lovers but Borge’s legacy lives on.

#VictorBorge... See More

One of the greatest piano comedians of all time was an American-Danish by the name of Victor Borge, whose career spanned more than seventy years.

Victor Borge’s style of humour quickly won him fans. Borge passed away in 2000, at the age of 91, and the world had lost a natural comedian who had entertained legions of piano music lovers but Borge’s legacy lives on.

#VictorBorge #comedy #performing

October 14, 2019 at 8:13am

Combining piano music, dance, arts, and animation in one. Simple and touching.

#animation #dance

October 14, 2019 at 7:59am
October 13, 2019 at 11:54pm

There are better ways to encourage your child to learn music than to nag at them, says one music professor.

Your child claims to want lessons, but doesn’t seem to put in the effort. The prospect of paying another term’s tuition is the last straw. You order your child off the couch and direct them to their instrument.

What ought to be a rewarding activity for your child has become a bone of contention between you. And you dislike the nagging parent you’ve become.

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There are better ways to encourage your child to learn music than to nag at them, says one music professor.

Your child claims to want lessons, but doesn’t seem to put in the effort. The prospect of paying another term’s tuition is the last straw. You order your child off the couch and direct them to their instrument.

What ought to be a rewarding activity for your child has become a bone of contention between you. And you dislike the nagging parent you’ve become.

#parent #teacher #lesson #pedagogy

October 13, 2019 at 4:54pm

Setting new musical heights, a German-born innovator has crafted what is believed to be the world's largest vertical piano that sits in a concert hall in Latvia.

The piano is around three storeys above the audience. To reach the keys, pianists face a long uphill climb up a steep flight of steel stairs.

#WorldRecord #GrandPiano... See More

Setting new musical heights, a German-born innovator has crafted what is believed to be the world's largest vertical piano that sits in a concert hall in Latvia.

The piano is around three storeys above the audience. To reach the keys, pianists face a long uphill climb up a steep flight of steel stairs.

#WorldRecord #GrandPiano #wow #DoYouKnow

October 13, 2019 at 2:59pm

Many factors can contribute to a superhero movie’s popularity and success. In the case of Wonder Woman, the music plays an important part. How does the melody which is made up of the notes: E-G-B-B♭, create such intense and powerful feelings? Did you also get a hint of a banshee's cry in this theme?

#WonderWoman #movie... See More

Many factors can contribute to a superhero movie’s popularity and success. In the case of Wonder Woman, the music plays an important part. How does the melody which is made up of the notes: E-G-B-B♭, create such intense and powerful feelings? Did you also get a hint of a banshee's cry in this theme?

#WonderWoman #movie #theme #superhero

October 13, 2019 at 2:57pm

A light projection artwork at the Singapore Bicentennial edition of Light to Night Festival hopes to demystify national anthem composer Mr Zubir Said by showing his life story as a boy from Indonesia to the well-known musician behind many important musical works.

Singaporean composer Julian Wong wasted no time in agreeing to take part in the bicentennial edition of the annual Light to Night Festival which was officially launched on Monday (Jan 28 2019). Themed Traces and Echoes, this... See More

A light projection artwork at the Singapore Bicentennial edition of Light to Night Festival hopes to demystify national anthem composer Mr Zubir Said by showing his life story as a boy from Indonesia to the well-known musician behind many important musical works.

Singaporean composer Julian Wong wasted no time in agreeing to take part in the bicentennial edition of the annual Light to Night Festival which was officially launched on Monday (Jan 28 2019). Themed Traces and Echoes, this year’s edition is meant to rediscover Singapore’s collective memories.

He hopes to jog everyone’s collective memory of the man who composed Singapore’s national anthem, Mr Zubir Said.

#ZubirSaid #JulianWong #LightToNightFestival #LightToNightFestival2019

October 13, 2019 at 2:47pm

Tom Hanks re-enacts a classic moment from his 1988 classic "Big" along with some help from actress Sandra Bullock - playing Chopsticks on the Big Piano.

#BigPiano #TomHanks #dance #big... See More

Tom Hanks re-enacts a classic moment from his 1988 classic "Big" along with some help from actress Sandra Bullock - playing Chopsticks on the Big Piano.

#BigPiano #TomHanks #dance #big #movie

October 13, 2019 at 11:14am
October 13, 2019 at 10:13am

"Hey Tracy, wouldn't it be fun to learn how to dance on a big piano like Tom Hanks and Robert Loggia did in the movie 'Big'?"

The combination of "Heart and Soul" along with "Chopsticks" is a pretty challenging cardio workout.

It was reassuring to find out that Hanks and Loggia actually practiced for months for the dance number.

#movie #BigPiano... See More

"Hey Tracy, wouldn't it be fun to learn how to dance on a big piano like Tom Hanks and Robert Loggia did in the movie 'Big'?"

The combination of "Heart and Soul" along with "Chopsticks" is a pretty challenging cardio workout.

It was reassuring to find out that Hanks and Loggia actually practiced for months for the dance number.

#movie #BigPiano #dance

October 13, 2019 at 9:56am

The Piano Project of Knoxville placed pianos that are "painted and playable" in the city.

The project was founded by jazz pianist Brian Clay. Clay presented the first three decorated pianos.

The launch party included Clay, the Downtown Knoxville Alliance, Dogwood Arts, the City of Knoxville Public Arts Committee and Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero.

There are just three now, but they hope to install more in the city.

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The Piano Project of Knoxville placed pianos that are "painted and playable" in the city.

The project was founded by jazz pianist Brian Clay. Clay presented the first three decorated pianos.

The launch party included Clay, the Downtown Knoxville Alliance, Dogwood Arts, the City of Knoxville Public Arts Committee and Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero.

There are just three now, but they hope to install more in the city.

#knoxville #BrianClay #PublicPianos

October 13, 2019 at 12:50am

Warner Music Singapore and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra are proud to release Truly, SSO, a 14-track digital album that reimagines all-time National Day classics with a fresh, modern spin. The release also marks the first time that the two music giants are joining forces to celebrate Singapore’s birthday.

In this album of Singapore’s National Day songs, Truly, SSO draws on Cultural Medallion winner Kelly Tang’s excellent arrangements and conductors Joshua Tan and Darrell Ang’s... See More

Warner Music Singapore and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra are proud to release Truly, SSO, a 14-track digital album that reimagines all-time National Day classics with a fresh, modern spin. The release also marks the first time that the two music giants are joining forces to celebrate Singapore’s birthday.

In this album of Singapore’s National Day songs, Truly, SSO draws on Cultural Medallion winner Kelly Tang’s excellent arrangements and conductors Joshua Tan and Darrell Ang’s inspiring interpretations.

The compilation contains studio recordings as well as past live performances of all-time classics such as “Stand Up For Singapore,” “Rasa Sayang,” “Di Tanjong Katong,” “Chan Mali Chan,” and many more.

The Singapore Symphony Choruses provided the vocals to the well-loved songs, including a premiere performance and recording of “Peribahasa”, a medley of Malay folk songs.

#WarnerMusic #sso #ndp

October 12, 2019 at 9:14pm
October 12, 2019 at 7:15pm
October 12, 2019 at 7:08pm

The use of classical music in classic cartoons started in the 1930s and spawned a whole new learning process for children and adults alike. For example, an episode of Tom and Jerry, the popular cartoon depicting the cat and mouse in a perpetual chase, titled The Cat Concerto, features one of Liszt’s works - Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2.

#cartoon #liszt... See More

The use of classical music in classic cartoons started in the 1930s and spawned a whole new learning process for children and adults alike. For example, an episode of Tom and Jerry, the popular cartoon depicting the cat and mouse in a perpetual chase, titled The Cat Concerto, features one of Liszt’s works - Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2.

#cartoon #liszt #HungarianRhapsody #parent #teacher #learning #lesson

October 12, 2019 at 3:56pm

The design of the Roland Kiyola piano was inspired by Scandinavian furniture, and is now available for the first time in the U.S. at the MoMA Design Store in New York.

Unlike most digital pianos and keyboards, the instrument is slim and elegant, ideal for a small city apartment.

When the lid is down, you’d never know it was a keyboard–it looks and acts like a simple wood table.

When you play, the keys have the feel of real ivory, a stark contrast from most keyboards... See More

The design of the Roland Kiyola piano was inspired by Scandinavian furniture, and is now available for the first time in the U.S. at the MoMA Design Store in New York.

Unlike most digital pianos and keyboards, the instrument is slim and elegant, ideal for a small city apartment.

When the lid is down, you’d never know it was a keyboard–it looks and acts like a simple wood table.

When you play, the keys have the feel of real ivory, a stark contrast from most keyboards.

You can also use the piano’s speaker system to stream music. But it’s not just the technology embedded in the instrument that makes it such a profound detour from your average keyboard.

#roland #kiyola #DigitalPiano #BuyPiano

October 12, 2019 at 3:49pm

The International Sponsorship Fund was created in 2012 as part of ABRSM's commitment to inspire musical achievement and support music education for people from all across the world.

The fund is open to organisations outside the UK and Ireland that provide musical training, performance opportunities and teacher development, particularly where there are barriers to accessing these opportunities.

We are pleased to announce that the application period for the ABRSM International... See More

The International Sponsorship Fund was created in 2012 as part of ABRSM's commitment to inspire musical achievement and support music education for people from all across the world.

The fund is open to organisations outside the UK and Ireland that provide musical training, performance opportunities and teacher development, particularly where there are barriers to accessing these opportunities.

We are pleased to announce that the application period for the ABRSM International Sponsorship Fund 2020 is now open. Please note that the application period will close at 12pm on 12 November 2019.

#abrsm #sponsorship #fund #application

October 12, 2019 at 1:13pm

George Michael was the benefactor who paid an unknown collector £1.45m (1.75m USD) for John Lennon’s Steinway Z1 upright piano in 2000. This was so it could remain in the UK, and not be sold to the Far East, or hidden away in storage.

The piano, a standard Steinway production model, was the instrument on which Lennon famously composed “Imagine” in early 1971.

#GeorgeMichael... See More

George Michael was the benefactor who paid an unknown collector £1.45m (1.75m USD) for John Lennon’s Steinway Z1 upright piano in 2000. This was so it could remain in the UK, and not be sold to the Far East, or hidden away in storage.

The piano, a standard Steinway production model, was the instrument on which Lennon famously composed “Imagine” in early 1971.

#GeorgeMichael #JohnLennon #steinway #imagine

October 12, 2019 at 1:11pm

MEGA discount on preloved pianos (including Yamaha/Kawai) starting from $999
Photobooth for Halloween costume

All customers who rent/purchase a piano 🎹 will be eligible for participation in our LUCKY DRAW 🤑. The Winner will be announced on 1st November 2019 on our FB page.'

#aureus #roadshow... See More

MEGA discount on preloved pianos (including Yamaha/Kawai) starting from $999
Photobooth for Halloween costume

All customers who rent/purchase a piano 🎹 will be eligible for participation in our LUCKY DRAW 🤑. The Winner will be announced on 1st November 2019 on our FB page.'

#aureus #roadshow #event #halloween #BuyPiano #UsedPiano

October 12, 2019 at 11:27am

Child pianist Lydian Nadhaswaram of India won The World’s Best talent show on Wednesday (Mar 13), defeating participants from more than 150 countries to pick up the US$1 million (S$1.36 million) cash prize.

He beat out South Korea’s Kukkiwon, or The Flying Taekwondo Masters in the grand finale, with the final decision made by 50 representatives from 38 countries.

“When I see Lydian, it gives me hope. He should be the answer to Chinese pianist Lang Lang. I think he will be India... See More

Child pianist Lydian Nadhaswaram of India won The World’s Best talent show on Wednesday (Mar 13), defeating participants from more than 150 countries to pick up the US$1 million (S$1.36 million) cash prize.

He beat out South Korea’s Kukkiwon, or The Flying Taekwondo Masters in the grand finale, with the final decision made by 50 representatives from 38 countries.

“When I see Lydian, it gives me hope. He should be the answer to Chinese pianist Lang Lang. I think he will be India's musical ambassador,” A R Rahman (Academy Award-winning Indian Tamil music director) said.

#LydianNadhaswaram #competition #TheWorldsBest #event

October 12, 2019 at 11:13am

Ramin Djawadi wrote the score for all seven prior seasons of the medieval Westeros fantasy – and he's still traumatised by the loss of Hodor.

Using cellos to anchor the score, Djawadi, 44, wrote musical themes for dozens of different characters as well as the rival households.

"I liked the tone of the cello, the range of the cello. It can play really low, and this show being primarily a dark show, I just felt it was a great melody instrument for that," he said.

Flutes... See More

Ramin Djawadi wrote the score for all seven prior seasons of the medieval Westeros fantasy – and he's still traumatised by the loss of Hodor.

Using cellos to anchor the score, Djawadi, 44, wrote musical themes for dozens of different characters as well as the rival households.

"I liked the tone of the cello, the range of the cello. It can play really low, and this show being primarily a dark show, I just felt it was a great melody instrument for that," he said.

Flutes were banned and the piano only made its entrance in the Season 6 finale with the haunting Light Of The Seven theme when Queen Cersei is silently plotting mass revenge.

#GameOfThrones #RaminDjawadi #TVSeries #theme

October 12, 2019 at 11:09am

88 pianists, all between the age of 6 and 14, have broken the world record for the number of people playing the piano at the same time. The previous record stood at 21 people.

The record was broken on 20 August 2019 at Birmingham's International Convention Centre in front of over 500 leading engineers from around the world who had gathered together for their annual meeting. Playing a piece especially written by British composer Martin Riley, the 88 young players were tasked with... See More

88 pianists, all between the age of 6 and 14, have broken the world record for the number of people playing the piano at the same time. The previous record stood at 21 people.

The record was broken on 20 August 2019 at Birmingham's International Convention Centre in front of over 500 leading engineers from around the world who had gathered together for their annual meeting. Playing a piece especially written by British composer Martin Riley, the 88 young players were tasked with playing one note each. However, for the record to work, each player had to be 7 metres away from the piano.

#WorldRecord #wow #event

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