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A huge THANKS to all who attended and played, and for all their work done in preparation.
Our piano players were:
Claire, Charlotte, Trevor, Jessica, Sophie and Wayne,
It was a wonderful concert, enjoyed by all.
This short film has a great relevance to music and learning music, worth watching.
The BBC and James Rhodes, what you can do with 20 minutes a day!
Many thanks to Eve, Julia, Victoria, Trevor, Wayne and visitors Carole and Beverly who attended the concert on 6th December.
It’s difficult practicing 2 pieces and trying to perfect them, then playing them in front of other students. However the performances were excellent, well done to all!
Great video here, showing the effect of playing a musical intrument on the brain.
My all time hero. Horowitz was the consummate virtuoso. He was a throwback to the towering giants of the late Romantic era. He took piano technique to a new level in the 20th century. Audiences would be packed with pianists trying to work out how he could accomplish such feats.
He recorded prodigiously and his musical intelligence and sensitivity was beyond peer. His encores were a thing to be treasured. Here is perhaps his most famous, just over 3 minutes of barnstorming technical effortlessness, not a movement on his face, just concentration and all that keyboard power in authoritative control.