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bito On October - 22 - 2010
Replica of a Walter & Sohn piano from about 18...
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What a wondrous musical instrument is the piano.  From Chopsticks to Chopin. Classical, Jazz, Rock, and often from every corner of the world.
How many afternoon sandlot ball games has the piano disrupted to the piano and their lessons?

I must thank a friend of mine, with the initials of “Kalima” in helping me with some of these choices.

Moonlight Sonata–  Beethoven

“The Piano’s Been Drinking–Not Me” Tom Waits

Stardust – Hoagy Carmichael

Darryn’s Honky Tonk Piano In Concert!!  Amazing!

“Darryn playing a bit of piano up at Loch Rannoch. It was lying in a ditch, and going to be thrown in a skip the next day, so my friend is now the proud owner ”

Rafal Blechacz: Preludes (Chopin)

Jerry Lee Lewis ~ Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On~ 1957

Oh, so many more left for you to post.  Enjoy.

Written by bito

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  1. javaz says:

    Am I the only person who loves Harry Connick Jr?

    The man knows how to play the piano --

  2. Khirad says:

    Pianos are nice, but I still think it’s a travesty the harpsichord fell out of favor.

    I’m not alone.

    Tori Amos -- Blood Roses

    Faith and The Muse -- And Laugh But Smile No More

    Or, the old thing.


  3. Khirad says:

    Perfect for a gray day.

    Ophelia’s Dream -- Quando Corpus Morietur

    Dark Sanctuary -- Les M

  4. Khirad says:

    Tori Amos -- Precious Things

    Vanessa Carlton -- A Thousand Miles

  5. PatsyT says:

    Rachmaninoff plays Chopin Nocturne Op. 9 No. 2

  6. PatsyT says:

    Grieg Piano Concerto, 1st Movement, Pawel Mazurkiewicz

  7. Kalima says:

    Marouan Ben Abdallah

    Arthur Rubinstein -- Paganini Rhapsody

  8. PatsyT says:

    20th Century
    Sergei Prokofiev
    Piano Concerto No. 1 D-flat major, Op. 10
    1st Movement: Allegro brioso

    Yefim Bronfman
    Charles Dutoit
    En-Aichi-Kay Symphony Orchestra
    En-Aichi-Kay Hall

  9. Kalima says:

    Herbie Hancock -- Maiden Voyage

    HH with Corinne Bailey Mae. I dedicate this one to KQ

  10. PatsyT says:

    From the Romantic Period
    Piano Trio Number 4 in E minor
    Beaux Arts Trio plays Dvorak “Dumky”

  11. AdLib says:

    Not strictly piano but beautiful piano sections:

    Rhapsody in Blue -- George Gershwin

    Here’s an incredible lesson in piano playing:

    A Night at the Opera -- Chico Marx

    A bit more modern:

    The Way it is -- Bruce Hornsby

    Piano Man -- Billy Joel

    Crocodile Rock -- Elton John

  12. PatsyT says:

    Also from the Impressionist Period
    Erik Satie
    Trois Gymnop

  13. PatsyT says:

    I have a few in mind Bito,
    This is from the Impressionist Period
    Maurice Ravel
    Jeux d’Eau ~ Fountains

    More Ravel
    Miroirs, Noctuelles, Robert Casadesus, piano

  14. bitohistory says:

    Well, if no one else will post, I will. 😀

    Dr. John playing ‘IKO IKO’

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