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#1544174 - 10/26/10 06:45 PM Can this piano piece be named?
Dagrecco1982 Offline
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Registered: 10/24/10
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Hello everyone,
I am new to the forums and I hope I placed this topic in the right section. I apologize if I did not.

There is a particular scene from the movie, "The House of Yes" where the main characters play a piano duet. Off and on for the past 5 years, I've been trying to figure out the name of the piece. I contacted the composer, to no avail.

I began thinking that maybe this was a classical or romantic piano piece. I began to think: who better to ask then those intelligent people on a piano forum.

Since many of you have so much more experience then I do, I figured you can identify this piece. The piece starts around 1:14. Someone once told me that Mozart wrote many duets for he and his sister. Could this be one of them? Although I must admit it doesn't sound very classical.

Any ideas?
Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my question.


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#1544177 - 10/26/10 06:49 PM Re: Can this piano piece be named? [Re: Dagrecco1982]
dolce sfogato Offline
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He didn't do that, so it must have been his sister who wrote that. Cheers, Nannerl!
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#1544181 - 10/26/10 06:56 PM Re: Can this piano piece be named? [Re: Dagrecco1982]
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It is not a single classical piece. It begins with "popcorn" till 1.14 cool. Then some other piece is played and on 1.48 I hear some piano duet transcription of "Hotel California" by The Eagles. After that there is some popular jazz tune in it. It's a sort of remix of some songs. None of them are classical..


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#1544183 - 10/26/10 06:57 PM Re: Can this piano piece be named? [Re: dolce sfogato]
Dagrecco1982 Offline
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Well, I don't know if any of the Mozart's did write it. It was just a speculation and I was wondering if anyone recognized the piano piece: heard it played, played it themselves, etc...

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#1544184 - 10/26/10 06:58 PM Re: Can this piano piece be named? [Re: Dagrecco1982]
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I don't know the piece, but I would guess either Ravel or Messiaen?

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#1544185 - 10/26/10 06:58 PM Re: Can this piano piece be named? [Re: Dagrecco1982]
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I think it's just an amalgam of things that sound nice in a film, not more, not less.
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#1544186 - 10/26/10 07:00 PM Re: Can this piano piece be named? [Re: Dagrecco1982]
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Its Chopsticks until 1:14 and at 1:48 some jazzy piano thing happens. I'm talking about the piece in the middle. Sorry, I didn't make it clear. It's the piano piece played first by Park Posey and then with her brother as a duet.

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#1545383 - 10/28/10 11:55 AM Re: Can this piano piece be named? [Re: Dagrecco1982]
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Oh it is indeed Chopsticks instead Popcorn, but the piece on 1.48 is a sort of classical version of Hotel california. Listen to this



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