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#1553488 - 11/08/10 08:08 AM Piano Duets as Very Soft Porn...
TrapperJohn Offline
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Not that there's anything wrong with that... laugh




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#1553540 - 11/08/10 10:04 AM Re: Piano Duets as Very Soft Porn... [Re: TrapperJohn]
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#1553543 - 11/08/10 10:10 AM Re: Piano Duets as Very Soft Porn... [Re: TrapperJohn]
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They are simply amazing. Have you ever visited their homepage? There is an interesting article posted about their personal lives. It is hard for me to believe that they aren't genuinely sexually attracted to one another (he is gay). Phenomenal pianists, remarkable actors!!!

On a side note: My husband fell in love with this piece long before he was familiar with Astor Piazzolla. He heard it in the movie "Frantic" with lyrics sung by Grace Jones. We later saw Christopher O'Riley perform this with Carter Brey on cello. Talk about sensuous. Whoowww!!!
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#1553623 - 11/08/10 12:38 PM Re: Piano Duets as Very Soft Porn... [Re: TrapperJohn]
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Wow - awesome playing! shocked

Here's my favorite piano duet.. I used to play this with my teacher years ago:

Scaramouche/Brazileira


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#1553649 - 11/08/10 01:31 PM Re: Piano Duets as Very Soft Porn... [Re: TrapperJohn]
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I don't see any porn but they play great and it sounds like a tango. But I don't believe that what you see is what you hear in that video though.
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#1553693 - 11/08/10 02:53 PM Re: Piano Duets as Very Soft Porn... [Re: TrapperJohn]
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I think you're basically right. smile

And I feel sure that Mozart absolutely intended a flirtatious/erotic thing in some of the 4-hand sonatas, where the players' hands sort of 'interlock' -- like, the "bass" player's R.H. goes up between the treble player's hands for a while.
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#1553932 - 11/08/10 09:02 PM Re: Piano Duets as Very Soft Porn... [Re: Mark_C]
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I studied a play during high school, in which a married woman played a piano duet with another man. My English teacher said that it was considered very flirtatious to play duets together because your thighs would be touching. In fact, it was even considered flirtatious to sit down at someone's spot right after they've gotten up because you'd be sharing their body heat.
Originally Posted By: Mark_C
I think you're basically right. smile

And I feel sure that Mozart absolutely intended a flirtatious/erotic in some of the 4-hand sonatas, where the players' hands sort of 'interlock' -- like, the "bass" player's R.H. goes up between the treble player's hands for a while.

Didn't he often play these duets with female students?

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#1553950 - 11/08/10 09:42 PM Re: Piano Duets as Very Soft Porn... [Re: TrapperJohn]
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True story:

Monica and I once did a duet together. The long distance, my inability to stick with the script, and her constant nitpicking, it just didn't work out.

We're still friends though. Sometimes I think she wants more however. It's hard to tell with her.

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#1554043 - 11/09/10 12:19 AM Re: Piano Duets as Very Soft Porn... [Re: Mr Super-Hunky]
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Here's another one I used to play with my best friend, Stella. I always had trouble keeping up with her (she performed once at Carnegie Hall). It was a lot of fun, though: smile

Masquerade Waltz - Khachaturian


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#1554096 - 11/09/10 02:23 AM Re: Piano Duets as Very Soft Porn... [Re: TrapperJohn]
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Ahhh... I don't know if duet is so sensual but I sure appreciate when my duet partner is not too big. I don't enjoy sharing someone else's body heat. My teacher loves duets and I have to play for the annual piano ensemble. My partner this year is a very skinny college student:) She also smells like freshly washed all the time. I really appreciate it. I have a keen sense of smell - My husband thinks that I must have been a dog in my former life.
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#1554154 - 11/09/10 06:36 AM Re: Piano Duets as Very Soft Porn... [Re: TrapperJohn]
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Always wondered what Soft Porn was.

Seems very nice: especially enjoyed the climax at the end wink




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#1554155 - 11/09/10 06:55 AM Re: Piano Duets as Very Soft Porn... [Re: GlassLove]
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Originally Posted By: GlassLove
It is hard for me to believe that they aren't genuinely sexually attracted to one another (he is gay). Phenomenal pianists, remarkable actors!!!



Just great - the "spoiler" strikes again - with this disclosure of the cold, hard facts you've just about totally deflated the whole sensual image they (and I, by extension) attempted to vividly and selaciously portray in this thread eek

You have to admit that they do play piano with abandoned passion though - even if they're not "playing" away from the keyboard laugh

I just wish you had saved your "revelations" until the very end of the thread (wherever that might eventually be) smile

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#1554245 - 11/09/10 10:22 AM Re: Piano Duets as Very Soft Porn... [Re: TrapperJohn]
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Oh sorry John. I didn't mean to spoil anything. When I watch it, I still think that they are genuinely attracted to one another despite my knowledge.

I did show this to my husband. I tried to speed up my "road to a grand piano" by promising that once we got one, he could lie his arms inside the piano just as Roe begins the piece and I would play for him Libertango. He thought that technically, it would be much more impressive if he were to climb inside of our upright and do the same thing. That comment was followed by, well, you have to learn to play Libertango first blush So much for that idea!!!!!
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#1554503 - 11/09/10 06:33 PM Re: Piano Duets as Very Soft Porn... [Re: FarmGirl]
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Originally Posted By: TheMostImprovedDog
I have a keen sense of smell - My husband thinks that I must have been a dog in my former life.



Ahhh...so this could explain your user name?

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#1554520 - 11/09/10 07:09 PM Re: Piano Duets as Very Soft Porn... [Re: GlassLove]
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Originally Posted By: GlassLove
They are simply amazing. Have you ever visited their homepage? There is an interesting article posted about their personal lives. It is hard for me to believe that they aren't genuinely sexually attracted to one another (he is gay). Phenomenal pianists, remarkable actors!!!



LOL, this is a spoiler actually. I was convinced that these 2 were...you know..."active" together off the bench. They give such sensual performances.

..didn't realize that he is ghey...(not that there's anything wrong with that...lol)
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#1554759 - 11/10/10 07:33 AM Re: Piano Duets as Very Soft Porn... [Re: GlassLove]
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Originally Posted By: GlassLove
Oh sorry John. I didn't mean to spoil anything. When I watch it, I still think that they are genuinely attracted to one another despite my knowledge.


As I think you know I was only kidding you - I had no idea of what their personal relationship is - I was simply interested in promoting the subtle sensual fantasy that they created so beautifully (besides bringing this exciting piece of music to the attention of a wider audience.


Originally Posted By: GlassLove
That comment was followed by, well, you have to learn to play Libertango first blush So much for that idea!!!!!


smile A man after my own sense of ironic logic thumb I would love to be able to play this myself and may work on it somewhere down the line, although it does seem like it might be difficult to master - but well worth the effort indeed!

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#1554760 - 11/10/10 07:38 AM Re: Piano Duets as Very Soft Porn... [Re: Maharishi]
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Originally Posted By: Maharishi
Always wondered what Soft Porn was.

Seems very nice: especially enjoyed the climax at the end wink


Glad to see that I'm not the only one to notice this intensely simulated symbolic display! Very perceptive!

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#1560608 - 11/19/10 07:38 AM Re: Piano Duets as Very Soft Porn... [Re: Mr Super-Hunky]
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Originally Posted By: mr_super-hunky
True story:

Monica and I once did a duet together. The long distance, my inability to stick with the script, and her constant nitpicking, it just didn't work out.

We're still friends though. Sometimes I think she wants more however. It's hard to tell with her.


Commitment? Equal pay? Top billing?

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#1560860 - 11/19/10 04:50 PM Re: Piano Duets as Very Soft Porn... [Re: TrapperJohn]
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Elssa and Stella nice combi of names grin


Masquerade Waltz - Khachaturian great job
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#1560864 - 11/19/10 04:51 PM Re: Piano Duets as Very Soft Porn... [Re: TrapperJohn]
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Here is a duet that fits your bill as "soft porn" I think and which is terrific playing anyway (listen to HD version please)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuqLl_F4rCk&feature=player_embedded


Edited by wouter79 (11/19/10 04:57 PM)
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#1561018 - 11/19/10 11:10 PM Re: Piano Duets as Very Soft Porn... [Re: wouter79]
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Originally Posted By: wouter79
Here is a duet that fits your bill as "soft porn" I think and which is terrific playing anyway (listen to HD version please)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuqLl_F4rCk&feature=player_embedded


On a 9ft Stuart & Sons piano (maybe longer?), no less! The piano sounds great. I was hoping they would explore those extra keys, so I could hear what the sound was like, but no.
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#1561092 - 11/20/10 05:31 AM Re: Piano Duets as Very Soft Porn... [Re: wouter79]
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Originally Posted By: wouter79
Here is a duet that fits your bill as "soft porn" I think and which is terrific playing anyway (listen to HD version please)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuqLl_F4rCk&feature=player_embedded


Brilliantly played with superb videography - extremely enjoyable performance by Igor and Olga, but hardly soft porn - unless masterful technique and very big pianos turn you on - maybe size does matter after all laugh

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#1561212 - 11/20/10 11:13 AM Re: Piano Duets as Very Soft Porn... [Re: TrapperJohn]
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John, Acording to frozenicicles "it was considered very flirtatious to play duets together because your thighs would be touching." smile
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#1561310 - 11/20/10 03:23 PM Re: Piano Duets as Very Soft Porn... [Re: wouter79]
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Originally Posted By: wouter79
John, Acording to frozenicicles "it was considered very flirtatious to play duets together because your thighs would be touching." smile


Well, there are various orientations for "duets with thighs touching" - some not even involving a piano laugh

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#1561559 - 11/21/10 03:00 AM Re: Piano Duets as Very Soft Porn... [Re: wouter79]
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuqLl_F4rCk&feature=player_embedded

How beautiful.. they look so in love (as well as in sync). heart Thanks for posting that. smile

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#1562791 - 11/23/10 07:06 AM Re: Piano Duets as Very Soft Porn... [Re: Elssa]
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Originally Posted By: Elssa
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuqLl_F4rCk&feature=player_embedded

How beautiful.. they look so in love (as well as in sync). heart


In sync? - Yes!

In love? - yes too, but like most concert pianists more with themselves than anyone else laugh

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#1562863 - 11/23/10 10:40 AM Re: Piano Duets as Very Soft Porn... [Re: wouter79]
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Originally Posted By: wouter79
Here is a duet that fits your bill as "soft porn" I think and which is terrific playing anyway (listen to HD version please)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuqLl_F4rCk&feature=player_embedded


You do realize they are in a "church"...

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