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#1251647 - 08/18/09 09:31 PM Great piano commercial!
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Hat tip to Phil Bondi for sending this to me.

If you have not yet seen this, check it out:

Great Piano Commercial
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#1251657 - 08/18/09 09:41 PM Re: Great piano commercial! [Re: Rich Galassini]
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Do you know the Paraphrases by Borodin, et al.? It is a similar idea, inspired by Borodin's daughter who wanted to play the piano with her father, but only knew how to play a version of Chopsticks.
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#1251659 - 08/18/09 09:42 PM Re: Great piano commercial! [Re: Rich Galassini]
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That's cute! smile Thanks for sharing.
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#1251719 - 08/18/09 11:52 PM Re: Great piano commercial! [Re: Horowitzian]
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It's Awww-some.


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#1251758 - 08/19/09 02:28 AM Re: Great piano commercial! [Re: Piano World]
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That was wonderful.

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#1251760 - 08/19/09 02:38 AM Re: Great piano commercial! [Re: jotur]
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Fabulous.

Will try this with some of my customers now....

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#1251797 - 08/19/09 07:29 AM Re: Great piano commercial! [Re: Norbert]
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Awesome!
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#1251806 - 08/19/09 08:36 AM Re: Great piano commercial! [Re: M.O.P.]
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Wow! I love it! laugh Thanks for sharing.
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#1251820 - 08/19/09 09:08 AM Re: Great piano commercial! [Re: marimorimo]
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Encouragement. Isn't that what we're all here for?
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#1251861 - 08/19/09 10:48 AM Re: Great piano commercial! [Re: rada]
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That was just terrific -- a real day brightener. Thank you.
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#1251875 - 08/19/09 11:08 AM Re: Great piano commercial! [Re: Deerwood Dad]
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It's a nice public service spot. I'm sure it must have been inspired by an urban legend that has circulated for years.

The predominant version seems to feature Paderewski as the doting pianist and "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" as the song played by the little boy, but I've seen variations substituting Horowitz as the pianist and/or "Chopsticks" as the song.

Here's the text of the Paderewski/Twinkle version:

http://www.acousticbylines.com/quotes-jokes-stories/paderewski.htm

I'm actually surprised Snopes.com doesn't have an article debunking this ...
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#1251896 - 08/19/09 11:42 AM Re: Great piano commercial! [Re: Paul in FWB]
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Edited by Deerwood Dad (08/19/09 11:53 AM)
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#1251899 - 08/19/09 11:53 AM Re: Great piano commercial! [Re: Paul in FWB]
Horowitzian Offline
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Originally Posted By: Paul in FWB
[...]

The predominant version seems to feature Paderewski as the doting pianist and "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" as the song played by the little boy, but I've seen variations substituting Horowitz as the pianist and/or "Chopsticks" as the song.
[...]


A version with Horowitz would likely be the least plausible. At certain points in his career, he probably would have had a nervous breakdown had he come on stage to meet this.


Edited by Horowitzian (08/19/09 03:28 PM)
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#1251908 - 08/19/09 12:01 PM Re: Great piano commercial! [Re: Deerwood Dad]
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Some pastors have been known to use this story in sermons. How neat that it has been made into a video!
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#1251997 - 08/19/09 02:31 PM Re: Great piano commercial! [Re: aEquals440]
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Effective presentation of the joy of making music.

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#1252089 - 08/19/09 05:17 PM Re: Great piano commercial! [Re: FogVilleLad]
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How the hell did the parents lose their child...lol

Cute ad...

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#1252099 - 08/19/09 05:37 PM Re: Great piano commercial! [Re: Mark...]
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That's a lovely ad.
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#1252113 - 08/19/09 05:54 PM Re: Great piano commercial! [Re: pianogal37]
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Now why doesn't NAMM do something USEFUL - like buy national media time with this ad!
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#1252131 - 08/19/09 06:40 PM Re: Great piano commercial! [Re: master88er]
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I wonder what would happen in a real situation.


Edited by pno (08/19/09 06:40 PM)
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#1252300 - 08/20/09 12:34 AM Re: Great piano commercial! [Re: pno]
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Wow (:
That was cool ! :]
Great post !
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#1252380 - 08/20/09 06:28 AM Re: Great piano commercial! [Re: _just.jose]
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Quote:
I wonder what would happen in a real situation.


I have met some artists that I think would have reacted just the same way as the man on the commercial. I've also met some.... who wouldn't. smile

So, I guess it depends.
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#1253553 - 08/21/09 04:55 PM Re: Great piano commercial! [Re: Rich Galassini]
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What was that piece that the pianist played?
Was it like ... improv ?
Or was it an actual piece? :]
I wanna play it!
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#1254229 - 08/22/09 07:48 PM Re: Great piano commercial! [Re: _just.jose]
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I remember hearing the Paderewski story years ago - I believe it is true.
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#1254263 - 08/22/09 08:51 PM Re: Great piano commercial! [Re: Rich Galassini]
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Originally Posted By: Rich Galassini
Quote:
I wonder what would happen in a real situation.


I have met some artists that I think would have reacted just the same way as the man on the commercial. I've also met some.... who wouldn't. smile

So, I guess it depends.


I think in a real situation, the security would have acted before the pianist knew it. I don't think the curtain would even open. Maybe I am just too unromantic.
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#1254282 - 08/22/09 09:26 PM Re: Great piano commercial! [Re: pno]
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Absolutely adorable!!

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#1254659 - 08/23/09 03:54 PM Re: Great piano commercial! [Re: KawaiDon]
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Originally Posted By: KawaiDon
I remember hearing the Paderewski story years ago - I believe it is true.


I had heard it too. I don't know if it is true, of course, but I'd like to believe it is, Don. smile
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