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

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The Pianist Taka Kigawa on Playing Messiaen’s Bird Marathon

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Pianist Paul Lewis on music, mentors, and ‘a mess of eggs’

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Ching-Yun Hu opens concert series in mighty wrestle with Rachmaninoff

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Fargo famous: Local lookalikes pass for celeb status

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‘A Really Cool Gig’: Playing Piano for Bob Dylan’s Nobel Lecture

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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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Chilling Fervor: This Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments on YouTube
a remarkable 1977 PBS program, featured the master pianist Arthur Rubinstein talking with Robert MacNeil and performing two works he’d played to acclaim since his youth: Grieg’s Piano Concerto and the Saint-Saëns Second Piano Concerto, joined by the conductor André Previn and the London Symphony. Half-blind at the time, Rubinstein played magnificently. The Saint-Saëns begins with a solo for piano that nods to the Bach fantasia style   Read More ...
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The week ahead in L.A. classical music, July 9-16: The LA Phil at the Hollywood Bowl and more
Nixon Library Sunday Concerts Coloratura soprano Julia Radosz performs. Richard M. Nixon Library, 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda. Sun., 2 p.m. Free. (714) 993-5075. Piano Spheres: Ray-Kallay Piano Duo Pianists Vicki Ray and Aron Kallay present a program pairing keyboards and electronics; part of DuoFest. Boston Court, 70 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena. Sun., 8 p.m. $30; student and senior discounts available   Read More ...
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The most swinging jazz-piano stars salute Oscar Peterson Monday at the NAC
It couldn’t get any more swinging than the gathering of musicians who will pay tribute to Oscar Peterson on Monday at the National Arts Centre. The Canada Scene concert Oscar, With Love. will feature seven celebrated pianists ranging from Peterson’s friend and fellow Montreal native, Oliver Jones, 82, and Toronto-based Peterson protégé Robi Botos to rising thirty-something U.S. jazz stars Gerald Clayton and Justin Kauflin, as well as Toronto bassist Dave Young, playing music by and for their hero   Read More ...
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Geri Allen, Pianist Who Reconciled Jazz’s Far-Flung Styles, Dies at 60
Geri Allen, an influential pianist and educator whose dense but agile playing reconciled far-flung elements of the jazz tradition, died on Tuesday at a hospital in Philadelphia. She was 60. The cause was cancer, said Maureen McFadden, Ms. Allen’s publicist. Perhaps more than any other pianist, Ms. Allen’s style — harmonically refracted and rhythmically complex, but laden with inertia — formed a bridge between jazz’s halcyon midcentury period and its stylistically diffuse present   Read More ...
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Fargo famous: Local lookalikes pass for celeb status
Music legend, popstar and country crooner. Larry Zahradka (50) and Billy Joel (68) Joel's hits: "We Didn't Start The Fire," "Uptown Girl" and "Piano Man" First recognized: It was "too long ago to remember," Zahradka says. Working as sales manager at Creative Kitchen, Zahradka is compared to the Piano Man a few times a week. People say that they share a similar smile, eyes and grow the same goatee   Read More ...
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Listen to Three Hours of Music, From a Single Note
Photo How long can you play the seven different D notes on the piano — without it being boring? If anyone is suited to take on that question, it’s the pianist R. Andrew Lee, who has developed a reputation as an interpreter of extremely — O.K., almost unbelievably — long, sparse contemporary music. By 2014, when he first approached “The Four Pillars Appearing From the Equal D Under Resonating Apparitions of the Eternal Process in the Midwinter Starfield,” the composer Randy Gibson’s 210-minute, D-saturated work, Mr   Read More ...
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South Korea's Sunwoo wins Cliburn piano competition
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — South Korea's Yekwon Sunwoo has won the 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, which is one of the top showcases for the world's best pianists. The 28-year-old Sunwoo emerged from 30 competitors to claim the $50,000 award and a gold medal Saturday in the competition held every four years in Fort Worth. It was founded in 1962 by the Cliburn, the famed pianist who died in 2013   Read More ...
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South Korean Pianist Wins the Van Cliburn Competition
Yekwon Sunwoo won the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition on Saturday, besting 29 rivals over two weeks of playing to become the prestigious contest’s first champion from South Korea. The Cliburn, held every four years in Fort Worth, was founded in 1962 by Van Cliburn, the American pianist who stunned the world by winning the Tchaikovsky competition in Moscow in 1958, at the height of the Cold War   Read More ...
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Park University student wins silver at Van Cliburn International Piano Competition
Park University music student Kenneth Broberg was announced Saturday as the silver medalist in the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas. Broberg, a Minneapolis area native and a graduate student in Park University’s International Center for Music in Parkville, was one of four Americans in the event and, at age 23, the seventh-youngest competitor, according to university officials   Read More ...
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Two New Recordings by Two Jazz Greats
The pianist Ahmad Jamal, one of the most influential—and simply one of the best—of all jazz musicians, is playing and recording with undiminished vitality at the age of eighty-six. The evidence is in his new album, “Marseille,” which is available digitally this Friday. One thing has stayed consistent in his sixty-five years, to date, of recording: though he’s a pianist and has (with only a few exceptions) led small groups, trios, and quartets that are centered on his own playing, he has always led those small groups with an expressive precision of arrangement more likely to be found in a big band   Read More ...
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‘A Really Cool Gig’: Playing Piano for Bob Dylan’s Nobel Lecture
Photo When Bob Dylan’s Nobel lecture was released on Monday, the transcript was accompanied by an audio recording of Mr. Dylan reading his speech with an unusual sonic touch: jazzy piano chords floating in the background. To some listeners (O.K., me), it recalled the piano-and-conversation interviews by Steve Allen, the former “Tonight Show” host, conveying midcentury sophistication and perhaps some kitsch   Read More ...
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Bear plays the piano during home invasion: Security video
A Vail, Colorado resident thought her apartment had been hit by burglars, until she saw home security video showing a black bear roaming about, stopping for a moment to lean against the piano keys. (June 6) Musicians come in all shapes, sizes and apparently species, according to footage captured on a home surveillance camera. A bear broke into a Vail, Colo   Read More ...
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Park grad student is one of 6 finalists in Van Cliburn piano competition
On average, Park University graduate student Kenny Broberg practices piano four hours a day. But to prepare for an event like the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, he can sit on the bench for more than six. Now that preparation — which includes dipping his exhausted hands and forearms into ice water for recovery — is paying off. Broberg is one of six finalists of the prestigious Van Cliburn, held every four years in Fort Worth, Texas   Read More ...
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Review: Japan Meets France, Through a Pianist’s Sensitivity
Photo As forms of wordless storytelling, mime and music are sister arts that rarely share a stage. Yet they came together on Thursday evening at Weill Recital Hall. There, the pianist Sara Davis Buechner was joined by the mime dancer Yayoi Hirano in a performance of Jacques Ibert’s “Histoires” in which the addition of spare, precise movements and Noh-style masks deepened the music’s mystery and whimsy   Read More ...
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At 19, Philly piano student is crushing the Van Cliburn competition
One of the youngest pianists in the current Van Cliburn International Piano Competition – in progress in Fort Worth, Texas – is a Curtis Institute of Music student well-known to local audiences. Daniel Hsu, one of three Hsu siblings to come through Curtis in the last few years, has been at the school since he was 11. Now 19, he has made a strong showing at the august Van Cliburn   Read More ...
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Billy Joel's former drummer wants to patch things up with the Piano Man  
Billy Joel’s longtime drummer doesn’t know why the 68-year-old Piano Man goes to extremes. Liberty DeVitto, Joel’s timekeeper of 30 years, told us at an L.A. screening of his documentary “Hired Gun: Out of the Spotlight and Into the Shadows,” that he’s still perplexed over his 2005 split from the pop star. “It was Easter Sunday, the next day, Billy had a private plane and I wanted to get on the plane and I was told ‘There’s not enough room for you   Read More ...
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Columbia's lakefront bells reinstalled, ringing
Downtown Columbia's carillon bells are ringing once again every 15 minutes at the Lake Kittamaqundi pier after being reinstalled in an interim structure known as the Bell Tree. The carillon bells were removed from the original wooden flag tower seven years because the tower was deteriorating, and have been in storage. The new -18-foot metal tower was installed by the Columbia Association this spring   Read More ...
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