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#2173716 - 10/29/13 12:19 PM Tragic Anniversary
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Today marks the 60th year anniversary of the horrible plane crash that robbed us of William Kapell. Here is the only video footage which exists:

http://youtu.be/5IB_uUqP8iY
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#2173740 - 10/29/13 01:17 PM Re: Tragic Anniversary [Re: Thracozaag]
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And my 30th wedding anniversary---
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#2173753 - 10/29/13 01:43 PM Re: Tragic Anniversary [Re: -Frycek]
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Well, Happy Anniversary!

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#2173798 - 10/29/13 03:20 PM Re: Tragic Anniversary [Re: Thracozaag]
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Originally Posted By: Thracozaag
Today marks the 60th year anniversary of the horrible plane crash that robbed us of William Kapell. Here is the only video footage which exists:

http://youtu.be/5IB_uUqP8iY

I thought you were posting footage of the crash. ha
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#2173816 - 10/29/13 03:46 PM Re: Tragic Anniversary [Re: Thracozaag]
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The stupid announcer interrupts the end of the Chopin..

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#2173826 - 10/29/13 04:04 PM Re: Tragic Anniversary [Re: Thracozaag]
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Any observations on the wrist movements that Kapell uses, often while holding a note or notes? Surely not an advocate of the "quiet wrist," I would say.

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#2173833 - 10/29/13 04:17 PM Re: Tragic Anniversary [Re: Thracozaag]
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Koji: If remember correctly you wrote a paper(thesis?) on Kapell. Can you tell us a little about what was in this?


Edited by pianoloverus (10/29/13 04:40 PM)

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#2173990 - 10/29/13 08:24 PM Re: Tragic Anniversary [Re: Thracozaag]
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Could that announcer be a youngish Alistair Cooke?
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#2174059 - 10/29/13 10:58 PM Re: Tragic Anniversary [Re: Polyphonist]
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Originally Posted By: Polyphonist
I thought you were posting footage of the crash. ha

I honestly thought he meant something like that. Of course it seemed nearly impossible, but that's what the wording seemed to mean.

And that's not the only misunderstanding I had. From the title, I thought this was about Hurricane Sandy.

I found it interesting how he distributes the opening of the Scarlatti between the hands -- i.e. not playing the "answer" phrase with the left hand, but using the L.H. to cross over upwards for the mordents. It's similar to how I do it, and I've always wondered if some might consider it "cheating."

It's also very interesting how he adds ornaments and even changes registrations from the score.

I haven't yet gotten up to where the announcer interrupts him. I can 'hardly' wait.

Koji: Thanks so much for posting this. I didn't know there was any video of him.

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#2174068 - 10/29/13 11:13 PM Re: Tragic Anniversary [Re: Thracozaag]
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A couple of days ago was the anniversary of the flight that killed Ginette Neveu. September 1 was the 60th anniversary of the flight that killed Jacques Thibaud.
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#2174069 - 10/29/13 11:17 PM Re: Tragic Anniversary [Re: jdw]
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Originally Posted By: jdw
Could that announcer be a youngish Alistair Cooke?


Yes, indeed!
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#2174290 - 10/30/13 12:03 PM Re: Tragic Anniversary [Re: Thracozaag]
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Speaking of Alistair Cooke, here is Alistair Cooke's tribute to William Kapell in his radio program Letter from America, broadcast the week after the crash, Nov. 5, 1953:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00yqgp4
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