Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

Trying Something New with Search
(ad)
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
Who's Online
136 registered (accordeur, alexii, anrpiano, ABC Vermonter, adrienschmitt, 37 invisible), 1290 Guests and 6 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#1992675 - 11/30/12 03:21 AM Too Many? Alt: Unique Performances
Derulux Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/06/05
Posts: 5446
Loc: Philadelphia
First, the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBlQZyTF_LY

This is, I feel, a remarkable feat of musicianship in which 10,000 musicians (supposedly--I did not count) came together to perform Beethoven's 9th Symphony.

I don't recall Beethoven writing it for quite so many voices, and to some, it may be over the top, but just knowing the issues with sound delay and the logistics that go into making a production like this happen, I feel this is a remarkable feat. For starters, how did anyone in the upper decks even see the conductor?

Does anyone know of any other unique and/or creative performances that may shed new light on musicianship, or like this one, are simply impressive to behold even if they are relatively "standard" takes?
_________________________
Every day we are afforded a new chance. The problem with life is not that you run out of chances. In the end, what you run out of are days.

Top
Piano & Music Gifts & Accessories (570)
Piano accessories and music gift items
#1992720 - 11/30/12 07:59 AM Re: Too Many? Alt: Unique Performances [Re: Derulux]
debrucey Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 01/18/06
Posts: 2606
Loc: Manchester, UK
They have a few pitching issues lol

Top
#1992727 - 11/30/12 08:19 AM Re: Too Many? Alt: Unique Performances [Re: Derulux]
DameMyra Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/21/04
Posts: 2130
Loc: South Jersey
The 1988 concert celebrating the 135th anniversary of the Steinway piano is on DVD. In it over a dozen pianists including Ruth Laredo, Stephen Hough, David Dubal, Grant Johannesen and Christopher O'Riley play Schumann's Carnival. Each plays a movement. (A couple double up.) I think Hough playing Replique is on YouTube. My favorite performance is of Shura Cherkassky playing the final Marches des Davidsbundlertanze. His performance is so close to the edge. He takes the ending so fast, that it seems everything is going to fall apart. He hangs on. I find it absolutely thrilling. I wish I had been there to see it live.
_________________________
Private Piano Teacher
MTNA/NJMTA/SJMTA

Top
#1992782 - 11/30/12 11:12 AM Re: Too Many? Alt: Unique Performances [Re: DameMyra]
Damon Online   happy
6000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/22/06
Posts: 6472
Loc: St. Louis area

Here's another: 18 pianists lead by Jose Iturbi.

_________________________
Horowitz was awesome!

Top
#1992791 - 11/30/12 11:37 AM Re: Too Many? Alt: Unique Performances [Re: Derulux]
LadyChen Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 01/25/12
Posts: 521
Loc: Canada
I'm a big fan of Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir initiative. Check it out:
http://ericwhitacre.com/the-virtual-choir/history

Top

Moderator:  Brendan, Kreisler 
What's Hot!!
Why It's Impossible to Tune a Piano!
aka, why you should be nice to your tuner.
--------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

-------------------
Piano Classified Ads
Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
(ad)
Hammond A100 for Sale!
PRICE DROPPED!
(Think B3)
Hammond A100 for sale!
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad 125)
Sweetwater $55,000 Giveaway
Sweetwater $55,000 Mic Locker Giveaway
(ads)
PD - WNG - MH
Wessell Nickel & Gross
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Bechstein in Jerusalem
by David-G
05/28/16 01:55 PM
Questions About Replacing Piano
by newbert
05/28/16 01:49 PM
Moving to ABRSM syllabus from Piano Adventures?
by TrevorM
05/28/16 10:28 AM
Overlapping arpeggios in Chopin's etude in A flat Op 25 No 1
by AndersJ
05/28/16 10:16 AM
I really want to learn the piano..where on earth do I start?
by Cozzie
05/28/16 09:32 AM
Forum Stats
83,794 Registered Members
44 Forums
172,989 Topics
2,528,637 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2016 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission