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Veteran pianist Richard Goode plays one of his best programs yet

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Veteran pianist Richard Goode plays one of his best programs yet


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Pianist Claire Huangci dazzles in Springfield Symphony Orchestra opener (review,photos)

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Pianist Claire Huangci dazzles in Springfield Symphony Orchestra opener (review,photos)


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Review: Searching for a Path Out of a Musical Labyrinth

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Review: Searching for a Path Out of a Musical Labyrinth


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Virginia Campbell's Piano Artist Series celebrates 35th season

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Texas family to get new piano with a little help from a Grammy nominee

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Texas family to get new piano with a little help from a Grammy nominee


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How Sarah Mitchell brought the piano bar back to Fairbanks

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How Sarah Mitchell brought the piano bar back to Fairbanks


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Man Returns to Texas Home, Plays Beautiful Music on Flooded Piano

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Eleanor McHale, a fixture at piano during Omaha Press Club Shows, 'had the patience of a saint'
Eleanor McHale, a wedding consultant, church organist and piano player for three-plus decades in Omaha Press Club Shows, was known for her musical ear — and for her patience. “I have never worked with a pianist who could play by ear as beautifully, passionately or skillfully as Eleanor,” said Chris Christen, the show’s longtime executive producer. “She had the patience of a saint, playing songs over and over during rehearsals, allowing our amateur casts to shine on stage   Read More ...
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Elton John, I'm Not Playing this Wonky Piano
EXCLUSIVE Elton John stopped his concert dead in its tracks Saturday night, after his piano failed miserably. The OG Rocket Man was pissed when the instrument seemed to freeze up during his hit, "Philadelphia Freedom." Elton dropped an f-bomb or 2 and the crowd at Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana loved it. Elton wasn't going to budge until the ivories did him justice   Read More ...
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‘Amadeus,’ with H&H, comes to Symphony Hall
The scene is a bacchanalian revel. Mozart and his friend, Emanuel Schikaneder, are drinking heavily and carousing with a bunch of women. The composer is at the piano, banging out eminently Mozartean tunes as the women sing along. Suddenly, Schikaneder plants himself heavily at the bass end of the piano and instigates a drunken duet. Out of the chaos emerges “Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen,” Papageno’s famous aria from “Die Zauberflöte   Read More ...
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Concert review: Pianist Mark Rossnagel returns to Portland with a lyrical program
When Mark Rossnagel moved to Portland from New York to pursue his graduate studies in piano at the University of Southern Maine, he did exactly what an enterprising young musician ought to do: He made himself a useful member of the city’s musical community. Rossnagel became the music director of First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church and joined the university’s adjunct faculty   Read More ...
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Classical music concerts, Nov 9-15
CLASSICAL. Detroit Symphony Orchestra: With conductor Giancarlo Guerrero, pianist Daniil Trifonov and works by Tchaikovsky, Trifonov and Mendelssohn, 7:30 p.m. Thu., 10:45 a.m. Fri., 8 p.m. Sat. Orchestra Hall at Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward, Detroit. 313-576-5111. $15 and up. Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra: With violinist Jinjoo Cho, pianist Christopher Harding and music director Arie Lipsky on cello, 1:30 p   Read More ...
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'Stranger Things' composers Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein on the series' increasingly intense score
Last year the musicians Michael Stein and Kyle Dixon, who scored the music for the second season of Netflix’s “Stranger Things,” added a relatively unorthodox weapon to their instrumental arsenal. A piano. “A real, physical piano,” Stein clarifies. “With keys and strings, which is something we haven’t had prior,” Dixon adds. Up until then, Dixon and Stein hadn’t the need. The once-obscure Austin, Tex   Read More ...
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Review: A Russian Pianist Who Doesn’t Play It Safe (Even With Chopin)
Photo Through its coveted Perspectives program, Carnegie Hall invites outstanding artists to plan a season-long series of concerts. Most designees think big and go adventurous. At first glance it might seem that the Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov is playing it safe with his Perspectives series this season. Three of his seven programs are focused on Chopin, including the sold-out recital he played on Saturday to kick off the series, titled “Hommage à Chopin   Read More ...
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Contemplating a Mystically Charged Two-Hour Piano Epic
One of today’s foremost interpreters of the mystically charged music of Olivier Messiaen is Steven Osborne, a Scottish pianist. On Tuesday, Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival will present him in a complete performance of Messiaen’s two-hour solo epic “Vingt regards sur l’Enfant-Jésus” (roughly, “20 Contemplations of the Child Jesus”). Over a Skype call, Mr. Osborne discussed how the opening of the first movement, “Regard du Père” (“Contemplation of the Father”), sets the entire work in motion   Read More ...
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Veteran pianist Richard Goode plays one of his best programs yet
Popular Stories Masterpieces of the past naturally define our present. But when seldom-heard greatness from distant centuries emerges from the side door, that present can be radically remade. The much-beloved pianist Richard Goode proved it at his annual Philadelphia Chamber Music Society concert: British Renaissance composer William Byrd (1543-1623) needed only to make a relatively brief visit at the start of Wednesday’s Kimmel Center concert to cast a wholly different light on the Bach and Beethoven that followed — in one of the most stimulating and well-played programs I’ve heard from the 74-year-old pianist   Read More ...
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"Like a homecoming": Minnesota-based pianist, Van Cliburn Silver Medalist performing at MSUM
When he was a child, Minnesota-based pianist Kenneth Broberg remembers being fascinated by his mother's upright piano.His parents weren't musicians themselves,   Read More ...
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Pianist Claire Huangci dazzles in Springfield Symphony Orchestra opener (review,photos)
In advance of Saturday evening's 74 season-opening concert by the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Maestro Kevin Rhodes aptly described Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16 as a "jaw-dropping Olympiad for piano." And she did just that, delivering a mind-boggling account of the fiendishly difficult work. Under her fingers, the first movement's spare melody sang plaintively above filmy string chords, snaking through jazzy harmonies that eventually morphed into an austere A-minor march, contrasting angular, peevish gestures with softly seething chromaticism   Read More ...
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Review: Leif Ove Andsnes Blazes Out a Rachmaninoff Rarity
Photo Rachmaninoff’s Second and Third Piano Concertos have long been staples of the repertory. And his First Concerto, though less often played, is youthful and appealing. But his seldom-heard Piano Concerto No. 4 in G minor, his last, has always seemed an oddity. At once breathlessly energetic and strangely elusive, the music can come across like a patchwork of fragmentary, even manic phrases   Read More ...
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Regina Spektor: A Special Solo Performance | Phoenix.org
Event Details The Russian-born singer-songwriter and pianist self-released her first three records and became popular in the New York City area. After being signed, Regina Spektor next two albums debuted at number. The Russian-born singer-songwriter and pianist self-released her first three records and became popular in the New York City area. After being signed, Regina Spektor next two albums debuted at number 3 on the Billboard 200   Read More ...
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UNO confident its 9-foot-long concert piano was grand choice
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — To a concert pianist, choosing and purchasing a piano is kind of like choosing a spouse. You spend much of your life with it, so you want to pick wisely. "Every piano is different, like a human being. Each has its own soul," said Washington Garcia, concert pianist and director of the School of Music at the University of Nebraska at Omaha   Read More ...
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Review: Searching for a Path Out of a Musical Labyrinth
Photo Before playing an unusual — some would say radical — recital in an underground crypt in Harlem, the pianist David Greilsammer explained his thinking to the audience. “Labyrinth,” this 60-minute program, played without a break, was intended to evoke a state of mind common to us all: the feeling of being lost, disoriented, in search of a safe route. The main work was Janacek’s mystical suite “On the Overgrown Path   Read More ...
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'Each has its own soul': UNO confident its new 9-foot-long concert piano was a grand choice
To a concert pianist, choosing and purchasing a piano is kind of like choosing a spouse. You spend much of your life with it, so you want to pick wisely. Garcia, 40, performed his first piano concert at age 7. He’s been playing ever since. And in his 33-year career, he has chosen several pianos. The latest was a concert grand for the main hall in the Strauss Performing Arts Center at UNO, a gift to the school from several area philanthropists Garcia calls “the piano angels   Read More ...
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From a piano triumph to orchestral eloquence, three standout albums
To whet your appetite for the fall music season, here are reviews of some recent recordings of local interest. MORTON FELDMAN: For Bunita Marcus Hamelin, a Canadian-born pianist who now lives in Waltham, has a reputation for technical virtuosity, often put at the service of repertoire well outside the mainstream. So Feldman’s hushed, incomparably spare 72-minute piano opus dedicated to composer Bunita Marcus is about the last thing you’d expect him to tackle   Read More ...
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Del Parkinson performs piano program
TWIN FALLS — Del Parkinson will perform “That’s Amoré,” a piano concert celebrating the universal topic of love, Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium. This most fundamental human emotion will be depicted in selections by Liszt, Gershwin and Bernstein. The program will blend narration with live performance. After discussing the significance of each piece, Parkinson will perform the masterworks   Read More ...
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Fats Waller says he 'Ain't Misbehavin',' but the party's going strong at La Mirada Theatre
When Thomas “Fats” Waller played piano and sang, life was a party. A large man with a big personality, he was known as much for making people laugh as for his extraordinary skill at a jumping style of piano playing known as stride. The music that Waller (1904-43) wrote or reinterpreted remains popular among theater fans due in large part to the revue “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” which won the 1978 best-musical Tony Award as it set toes tapping anew to such songs as “T Ain’t Nobody’s Biz-ness If I Do,” “Honeysuckle Rose” and “Your Feet’s Too Big   Read More ...
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Virginia Campbell's Piano Artist Series celebrates 35th season
One of the series' most faithful featured artists, Italian pianist Cristiana Pegoraro will launch the 2017-18 season in concert at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Deemed “an artist of the highest caliber” by The New York Times following her 1996 debut at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, Pegoraro will perform works by Chopin, Rossini, Piazzolla and Bizet, as well as her own compositions, Campbell said   Read More ...
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Pdf of piano black keys
The song “Tighten Up”; but the other scales aren’t so easy to remember. To read more about this pdf of piano black keys, vincent all separately opening for them. Manual harpsichord such as Goldberg Variations by Bach become much easier to play, 8 piano students ranging in age from 9, and the Hobbyist. Piano chords are major, the fortepiano was a quieter instrument with a narrower dynamic range and a smaller span of octaves   Read More ...
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Ave maria schubert piano pdf
Archived Ave maria schubert piano pdf 26, javascript is required for this feature. See: 12 Lieder von Franz Schubert, Creative Commons Attribution Non, javascript is required for this feature. written some 137 years earlier. President Kennedy’s Funeral Music “Accurate Listing of Funeral Music” by Irving Lowens, Creative Commons Attribution Non, javascript is required for this feature. Schubert’s arrangement is said to have first been performed at the castle of Countess Sophie Weissenwolff in the little Austrian town of Steyregg and dedicated to her, cerca de Viena el 31 de enero de 1797   Read More ...
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Barry Manilow reveals the Philly nightclub he played with Bette Midler that inspired him to go solo
Don’t call what Barry Manilow is doing at the Wells Fargo Center a “tour.” The singer, songwriter, pianist and arranger gave up the road’s long slog in 2015 when he married his manager, Garry Kief, turned 72, and decided his 50-year career — writing and producing commercial jingles, playing piano for Bette Midler at New York’s Continental Baths, selling over 80 million records worldwide — should slow down   Read More ...
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Moab Music Festival celebrates a century of Leonard Bernstein
As the centennial of Leonard Bernstein’s birth approaches in August 2018, Michael Barrett is doing what he can to keep the great American composer-conductor-pianist’s memory alive. “It’s bittersweet for me. There’s a whole generation that has grown up in his absence,” said Barrett, who was Bernstein’s assistant and rehearsal pianist for seven years, up until the legendary maestro‘s death in 1990, and has been a musical adviser to the Bernstein family since then   Read More ...
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Cue the Castanets: The Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments on YouTube
this searing and combative concerto as an autobiographical statement, identifying the composer’s quotations of her own songs as subtle references to her mother and husband, who had tried to keep her from a public career as a pianist. In the mercurial rondo finale, the piano seizes control, in what Ms. Block calls “a plot that encapsulates the most important issue of Beach’s life: her struggle for the freedom to play whenever and wherever she chose   Read More ...
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Ben Folds Shares the Rules for His Ingenious Paper-Plane Song Request System
Throwing a paper plane during a piano performance would normally be bad etiquette. But at Ben Folds' concert next week, it's expected. The singer will spend half of the show taking requests written on slips of paper and thrown onto the stage. It’s been quite a while since Folds toured with only a piano. In recent years, he's had a backing band, Ben Folds Five, or an orchestra with him on stage   Read More ...
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Craig Robinson Plays Impromptu Piano Set at Same Bar Justin Bieber Did
EXCLUSIVE Craig Robinson followed in Justin Bieber's footsteps ... by putting on an impromptu show for some Canadian folks at the same bar and on the same piano Biebs did. The actor and comedian was at the Fifth Pubhouse in Toronto Friday night when the mood struck him to get on the keys and have some fun with the crowd   Read More ...
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Texas family to get new piano with a little help from a Grammy nominee
Video goes viral of father playing piano in flooded living room Singer Vanessa Carlton says she has found a new piano for family Aric Harding returned to his flooded home this week in Friendswood, south of Houston, to pick up some stuffed animals and toys to comfort his seven children, who were taking shelter at a nearby house. One of his sons is an avid piano player and was concerned the family's piano would be destroyed by the floodwaters   Read More ...
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Aric Harding Plays Piano In Flooded Home – Gets 14,000 Instagram Views And New Piano Offer By Vanessa Carlton
Aric Harding is going viral, after an Instagram video of Aric playing the piano in floodwaters that rose as high as the piano’s bench began making the rounds and resonating with viewers. Harding’s below video is so touching, Vanessa Carlton turned to Twitter, also seen in the below tweet, to offer the Friendswood man – who found his piano flooded during Hurricane Harvey – a replacement piano if his piano did not survive the storm   Read More ...
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Mystery musician plays piano at home flooded by Harvey
(RNN) – Surrounded by floodwaters that destroyed much of coastal Texas, an unidentified musician found a moment of peace at the piano. An Instagram user posted the video of the man playing the piano, which was resting in several inches of water. “I went back to our street today because as you guys have probably seen the water has come back with a vengeance   Read More ...
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How Sarah Mitchell brought the piano bar back to Fairbanks
FAIRBANKS — Piano Bar with Sarah Mitchell’s second season — featuring music, laughter and libations in an intimate atmosphere — culminates tonight with the Super Sassy Singer Showcase. After rocketing to the top tier of summer attractions in Fairbanks, organizers are pulling out all the stops for the season finale at 10 p.m. at the Palace Theatre in Pioneer Park. Admission is $10, cash only at the door, and the show is for ages 21 and older   Read More ...
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Man Returns to Texas Home, Plays Beautiful Music on Flooded Piano
FRIENDSWOOD, Texas — A Texas man returning to his waterlogged home to get his children’s favorite stuffed animals sat down to play a beautiful song on his flooded piano. Aric Harding posted a video of himself playing the piano on Instagram, on Wednesday. The post read, in part, “I went back to our street today because as you guys have probably seen the water has come back with a vengeance   Read More ...
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Man returns to Texas home, plays beautiful music on flooded piano
FRIENDSWOOD, Texas — A Texas man returning to his waterlogged home to get his children’s favorite stuffed animals sat down to play a beautiful song on his flooded piano. Aric Harding posted a video of himself playing the piano on Instagram, on Wednesday. The post read, in part, “I went back to our street today because as you guys have probably seen the water has come back with a vengeance   Read More ...
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The Pianist Taka Kigawa on Playing Messiaen’s Bird Marathon
Olivier Messiaen’s “Catalogue d’Oiseaux” (“Catalog of Birds”) is an absurd undertaking for a pianist. Its sprawling score demands that performers master three hours of complex music: the painstakingly transcribed sounds of European birds. The piece is an ideal fit for Taka Kigawa, the adventurous pianist who will play Messiaen’s “Catalogue” on Monday at Le Poisson Rouge in Greenwich Village, his frequent performing home   Read More ...
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Generous donors supply high-tech equipment for Louisville YPAS piano lab
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Students at Louisville's Youth Performing Arts School now have a new, state-of-the-art piano lab thanks to a generous donation. The lab includes 15 new Roland digital pianos. The pianos use the latest interactive software and "play-along" materials, which can make learning piano skills much faster. Students can work with digital flashcards and record and mix their own music   Read More ...
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Pianist Paul Lewis on music, mentors, and ‘a mess of eggs’
‘I think my time zone’s somewhere over the Atlantic,” pianist Paul Lewis joked over the phone from Tanglewood. The English musician had taken the long way to Lenox. After spending a few weeks at the Marlboro Music Festival in nearby Vermont, he had traveled to Scotland to perform with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra at the Edinburgh International Festival, and then flown back across the ocean to Tanglewood   Read More ...
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Abba star asks fans to take a chance on new piano album
(Reuters) - It might take a few moments for fans of Abba star Benny Andersson's to recognize the songs on his new album "Piano". Although it features Abba hits, including "Thank You for the Music", and songs from Andersson's musicals and solo work, he performs them alone at the piano without any accompaniment and without vocals. "The pieces I have chosen to play are an integral part of me", Andersson said in an interview released by his record company   Read More ...
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A Pianist With Modern Flair Takes Over the Salzburg Festival
Photo SALZBURG, Austria — The last time Markus Hinterhäuser worked with the South African artist William Kentridge and the German baritone Matthias Goerne, he was the accompanist — bringing his intense, sensitive piano playing to their multimedia production of Schubert’s “Winterreise” song cycle, which won wide praise and went on to tour the world. But when the three men reunited here this month to collaborate on a high-stakes new production of Berg’s harrowing opera “Wozzeck,” Mr   Read More ...
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Ching-Yun Hu opens concert series in mighty wrestle with Rachmaninoff
Though Sergei Rachmaninoff was one of the great 20th-century pianists, he might’ve thought twice about playing an entire recital of his own works, specifically with the musical cauldrons that are Etude Tableaux and Piano Sonata No. 2. But Ching-Yun Hu, in the opening concert of the Philadelphia Young Pianists’ Academy that she founded — six more will follow, though Aug. 15 — was her typical unstoppable self Tuesday at the Curtis Institute in an all-Rachmaninoff program with both works   Read More ...
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Teen pianist wins competition to play at John Lewis event
.... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... The African American Performing Arts Center hosted four young men in the Inaugural John Lewis Youth Jazz Piano Competition on Wednesday, the winner of which gets to play with jazz trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire at the John Lewis Celebration at the South Broadway Cultural Center tonight   Read More ...
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