The rest of the program will give you a cross-section of great Pianists like nothing else you have seen. Ken Dryden © Copyright Rovi Corporation. This performence will bring tears to your eyes beleive me. His fans will welcome the opportunity to hear the 50 year old perform 2 of his classics afresh. Piano Grand: A Smithsonian Celebration features acclaimed performers from the worlds of pop, rock, jazz, ragtime, and classical music as they display the broad range of musical expression encompassed by the piano.
This is one to tide the hard core Joel fans over until he releases an album of his classical pieces. Beethoven 11:07 -- Piano concerto in A minor. The editing is a little too tight in places, particularly when one hasn't had time to react to one piece before another artist is suddenly playing three to four seconds later. Oh yes, and one more thing - there had to be a real sense of celebration and entertainment. The lack of liner notes explaining that this is a soundtrack and, perhaps, why these artists were chosen to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the program would be very helpful. The one place where popular classics and classic pop met were in Billy Joel as usual.
The lack of liner notes explaining that this is a soundtrack and, perhaps, why these artists were chosen to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the program would be very helpful. Despite the eclectic line-up, the performers all have one thing in common: a passion for the piano. The same can also be said for Piano Man. A Smithsonian Celebration Shot in Washington, D. Performer s : Billy Joel 1st and 13th works , Robert Levin 2nd work , Jean-Yves Thibaudet 3rd-4th works , Hyung-ki Joo 5th works , Katia and Marielle Labèque 6th work , Cyrus Chestnut 7th work , Dave Brubeck 8th work , Diana Krall 9th work , Eliane Elias 10th work , Jerry Lee Lewis 11th-12 works , piano ; Smithsonian Chamber Orchestra ; Kenneth Slowik, conductor 2nd-3rd and 9th works ; Diana Krall trio: Dan Faehnle, guitar ; Shannon Powel, drums ; Ben Wolfe, bass 9th work ; Eliane Elias trio: Manolo Badrena, percussion ; Marc Johnson, bass ; Satoshi Takeishi, drums 10th work. The Smithsonian Institution and the National Museum of American History teamed up for this special concert, staged to help celebrate the 300th birthday of one of the world's most popular musical instruments: the piano. Joel 5:47 -- Piano concerto no.
. Performers include Billy Joel, Diana Krall, Jerry Lee Lewis, Marcus Roberts, Dave Brubeck, Cyrus Chestnut, Robert Levin, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and many more. The album is too eclectic to belie its low position in Amazon's album charts. An album consisting of music from every genre, all with one thing in common - the piano. Nevertheless the audience loved it. If you're a lover of piano music or the artists on the album, I highly recommend it.
And it shows on this video, e. Description: 1 audio disc approximately 76 min. I personally wanted it for the classical piece by Billy Joel. As Robert Levine, a piano historian and concert pianist, explains, Beethoven's raging talent forced piano makers to enlarge the instrument to its modern size -- the smaller version he learned on wasn't capable of expressing the magnificent music racing in his head. Performers from Jerry Lee Lewis to Toshiko Akiyoshi to the Labeque sisters demonstrate why the piano when played with feeling launches the soul into orbit. The E-mail message field is required.
Grieg 12:13 -- Nocturne in E-flat, op. Rather they are passion-filled performances in front of a live and clearly appreciative audience. Songs performed: Baby Grand Billy Joel Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, 1st Movement, Allegro Molto Moderato Jean-Yves Thibaudet Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On Jerry Lee Lewis Let's Fall In Love Diana Krall Baroque Impressions Cyrus Chestnut Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. But for an eclectic, eccentric and egocentric collection, this is a cause for celebration. The editing is a little too tight in places, particularly when one hasn't had time to react to one piece before another artist is suddenly playing three to four seconds later. Berstein 2:17 -- Baroque impressions : based on a theme by J.
Whoever dreamt up the idea for this album was clearly ambitious. Credits: Produced and written by James Arntz. Watching these pianists become enraptured by the ethereal sounds they elicit simply by caressing its keys equals the joy of hearing their inspired playing. The audience is appreciative even though it must have been confused. Several tracks are recorded on period instruments, supplied by the Smithsonian Institution.
The Smithsonian wisely chose Beethoven as the center piece of the tribute. Therefore although Beethoven and Grieg were natural contributors, the recordings of their pieces are not the ones which classic collections are made of. . . . . .
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