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#1405070 - 03/27/10 06:00 PM Re: They Came to Play [Re: Mark_C]
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Originally Posted By: Mark_C
Wow......on regular network TV??????
Australia must be pretty good. smile
ABC is the national non-commercial network. And sometimes it gets it right. smile
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#1405151 - 03/27/10 09:04 PM Re: They Came to Play [Re: currawong]
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I can't find it on Comcast TV here in Seattle. I just requested it from Netflix for the second time. Perhaps if others contact Netflix, they will listen.
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#1420018 - 04/19/10 01:17 PM Re: They Came to Play [Re: P I A N O piano]
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There is a showing of the film in New York this Wednesday evening (Apr. 21), 6:30 at Lincoln Center (Walter Reade Theater).

There will also be a "Q & A" session with some of us who were involved in the film, as well as live performances by Henri Delbeau (who was a finalist in the competition) and me (who wasn't). smile

Info

BTW......pay no attention to the next event that's listed after that. ha
No relation to the piano film. smile

P.S. There will also be three showings in May at the Symphony Space on Broadway & 95th St.
(May 16, 23, 30)
I'll be at the last two of those.
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#1420083 - 04/19/10 03:34 PM Re: They Came to Play [Re: Mark_C]
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How exciting! What will you be playing?
I would love to go see the film and hear you play in person. If only I didn't have to play the piano for Wednesday and Sunday church services. I'll be missing out on this one frown

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#1420084 - 04/19/10 03:38 PM Re: They Came to Play [Re: pianist87]
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Thanks for being interested!
I'll probably be playing Chopin's Barcarolle. I mean, we've been talking about it enough on here lately, might as well play it. smile
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#1420085 - 04/19/10 03:41 PM Re: They Came to Play [Re: Mark_C]
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I don't know why, but I always imagine you playing scherzos smile

Originally Posted By: Mark_C
Thanks for being interested!
I'll probably be playing Chopin's Barcarolle. I mean, we've been talking about it enough on here lately, might as well play it. smile
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#1420087 - 04/19/10 03:42 PM Re: They Came to Play [Re: al-mahed]
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(Probably because I'm 'joking' most of the time.)

Scherzo means "joke." smile
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#1420089 - 04/19/10 03:49 PM Re: They Came to Play [Re: Mark_C]
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Originally Posted By: Mark_C
(Probably because I'm 'joking' most of the time.) smile


Yes! Well, I'm looking forward to see the DVD but it seems to be still unavailable...
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#1420257 - 04/19/10 09:16 PM Re: They Came to Play [Re: Mark_C]
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Change of plans! smile

Y'know, this is show business and stuff..... cry .....you never know.

We just learned that the time allotment will be shorter and we can only each play for about 5 minutes.
I tried to play around with 'abridged' versions of the Barcarolle, and they all sukkked.
So I'll plan to do Chopin's C# minor Waltz instead.

If they cut it down more, I might have to switch to the Minute Waltz. ha
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#1420297 - 04/19/10 10:23 PM Re: They Came to Play [Re: Mark_C]
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Hi Mark, op 72-1 is such a great nocturne, duration about 5 minutes smile
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#1420338 - 04/19/10 11:33 PM Re: They Came to Play [Re: al-mahed]
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That would have been good too. smile
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#1420467 - 04/20/10 07:31 AM Re: They Came to Play [Re: Mark_C]
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Mark, sorry I'll miss the movie and your talk/play. I'm in the city this weekend for a show but not until friday. You must have solid nerves to be able to do all this public playing. I get shaky when I play for my wife.... smile
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#1420549 - 04/20/10 11:05 AM Re: They Came to Play [Re: Peyton]
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That was such a short notice!
I guess performers gotta have one or two pieces that they are ready to play anytime, in case something like this happens.

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#1420593 - 04/20/10 12:43 PM Re: They Came to Play [Re: pianist87]
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Originally Posted By: pianist87
That was such a short notice!
I guess performers gotta have one or two pieces that they are ready to play anytime, in case something like this happens.

Not necessarily. We can also throw a tantrum and say "I will not change a single note!" ha
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#1420598 - 04/20/10 12:51 PM Re: They Came to Play [Re: Mark_C]
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haha that works too!

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#1420610 - 04/20/10 01:02 PM Re: They Came to Play [Re: pianist87]
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(Yes, but not well.) smile
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#1438998 - 05/18/10 12:54 PM Re: They Came to Play [Re: P I A N O piano]
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Just a reminder that there will be showings in New York on the next 2 Sundays (May 23 & 30) at 2:30 PM, at the Thalia/Symphony Space on Broadway & 96th Street.

In addition to the screening of the film, there will be a Q & A and brief performances by me and Henri Delbeau, who was a finalist in the Cliburn competition that is covered in the film. I will also be helping to host this event.

Link for more info

If any of you do attend, please come by afterwards and say hello!!
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#1495571 - 08/13/10 11:28 PM Re: They Came to Play [Re: Mark_C]
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Does anyone know how to schedule a screening? I'd love to have this show in my area!

Actually, I'd love to buy the DVD...still not available?
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#1495623 - 08/14/10 01:47 AM Re: They Came to Play [Re: P I A N O piano]
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Hey there!
How about I put the producer in touch with you? I think she'll be thrilled to write or talk to you.
You don't need to give me any contact info for yourself......I know how to tell her to be in touch. smile

About the DVD: It will be made available again very soon. They're doing a 2-week run of the movie (two showings per night) in New York to sort of "celebrate" that.

The flick just got great reviews this week in the NY Times and Village Voice.

And I just got back from the opening of the NY run. We had one of those Q&A/performing gigs after each showing. They're always awesome. smile

P.S. I'm thrilled that you're so interested!
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#1495631 - 08/14/10 02:09 AM Re: They Came to Play [Re: P I A N O piano]
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#1495634 - 08/14/10 02:17 AM Re: They Came to Play [Re: Mark_C]
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Originally Posted By: Mark_C

Cool! But, from the article:

"Professional musicians, actors and other performing artists, when they get to talking about their work, can, let’s face it, be kind of boring in a self-absorbed, detached-from-reality way."

Really? Talking to someone about his or her profession always carries the risk of boredom or alienation, just because the professional is so steeped in it, but surely talking with a professional artist should be one of the less boring experiences?

(Also, as long as I'm in critical mode, I expect more from the Times than that "let's face it", with its faux-casual coloring, as if the author is finally going to drop formal pretense and address some uncomfortable truth we've all been thinking but have been too polite to mention. None of which really applies here. Lazy writing. smile )

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#1495658 - 08/14/10 03:27 AM Re: They Came to Play [Re: beet31425]
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I agree. Maybe this bunch talks more interestingly than your average bunch of professional musicians -- maybe -- but I cringed when I read that opening. I wasn't about to complain, especially because when I saw the review I was with some people involved with the film. But that stuff was a turn-off, a cheap shot with no particular meaning, and it arguably damages the credibility and influence of the review. I was thrilled that the reviewer liked the film but I wished he hadn't made his point that way.
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#1496115 - 08/14/10 09:34 PM Re: They Came to Play [Re: Mark_C]
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Hey Mark! Thanks! I'll look forward to hearing from the producer - lot's of piano interest in my area so this should be great!! smile
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#1496146 - 08/14/10 10:01 PM Re: They Came to Play [Re: P I A N O piano]
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will it be possible to order from abroad (i.e. Europe, Germany)? I'd love to see this, since i saw Kapustin and Alkan performed at this competition and all the other great stuff i was hooked!
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#1496251 - 08/15/10 02:10 AM Re: They Came to Play [Re: P I A N O piano]
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Hey Mark! Thanks! I'll look forward to hearing from the producer - lot's of piano interest in my area so this should be great!! smile

Consider it done. smile
I'll let her know.
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#1496252 - 08/15/10 02:12 AM Re: They Came to Play [Re: Sorcerer88]
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will it be possible to order from abroad (i.e. Europe, Germany)? I'd love to see this, since i saw Kapustin and Alkan performed at this competition and all the other great stuff i was hooked!

Great to see that so many people are interested!
I'm sure it'll be possible to order from anywhere, because the DVD is expected to be available through all the usual internet outlets.

Just found out that the expected release date is Nov. 15.
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#1496655 - 08/15/10 05:57 PM Re: They Came to Play [Re: Mark_C]
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#1544315 - 10/26/10 11:17 PM Re: They Came to Play [Re: Mark_C]
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I just received my copy from neoflix yesterday in the mail. Seems that it's selling now at that particular store and not as a preorder for November.

I bought it using this link: http://www.neoflix.com/store/EEF68/

The site has no information on delivery dates and they don't even inform you when they post the DVD, so beware of that if you decide to order from that link.

Haven't watched it yet, as I've been busy, but I plan to watch it sometime this week as i've only seen the trailers about the documentary so far.

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#1544317 - 10/26/10 11:21 PM Re: They Came to Play [Re: P I A N O piano]
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I've ordered mine, looking forward to seeing it!
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#1544611 - 10/27/10 10:02 AM Re: They Came to Play [Re: P I A N O piano]
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I just received my copy from neoflix yesterday in the mail.
dito! can't wait to see it when i have the time.
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