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#395954 - 12/19/07 12:11 AM Piano-related documentaries
CherryCoke Offline
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Registered: 07/11/02
Posts: 531
Let's list 'em (hope this hasn't already been done).

Here's some I've seen and enjoyed reasonably well:

Cliburn: Playing on the Edge (2001 competition)
Playing with Fire (Cliburn 97)
Evgeny Kissin: The Gift of Music
The Art of the Piano: Great Pianists of the 20th Century
Imagine...Being a Concert Pianist (Benjamin Grosvenor and others featured)

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#395955 - 12/19/07 04:49 PM Re: Piano-related documentaries
hopinmad Offline
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Registered: 06/07/07
Posts: 1001
Loc: Eryri/Manchester
I've only seen mmthe Imagine one and it was ages ago, I wish I could see it again.
Are they often shown?
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#395956 - 12/19/07 11:24 PM Re: Piano-related documentaries
Lento Offline
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Registered: 12/07/07
Posts: 50
Loc: Canada
I just found the Imagine documentary on youtube, I suppose I should be helpful and share the link
http://youtube.com/watch?v=XiMY2HtxPPI

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#395957 - 12/19/07 11:35 PM Re: Piano-related documentaries
pianojerome Offline
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Registered: 01/01/05
Posts: 9868
Richter: The Enigma
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#395958 - 12/20/07 02:15 AM Re: Piano-related documentaries
Antonius Hamus Offline
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Registered: 05/24/05
Posts: 2230
Alfred Brendel: Man and Mask.

You can even find it in youtube.

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#395959 - 12/20/07 10:09 AM Re: Piano-related documentaries
mazeppa Offline
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Registered: 03/08/06
Posts: 17
Loc: Wales UK
Excellent documentary about Olivier Messiaen "Un regard sur Olivier Messiaen... avec Roger Muraro".
Issued as bonus DVD with Muraro's superb Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant-Jesus.
Ref. Accord - Universal Classics France 476 719 0

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#395960 - 12/20/07 11:11 AM Re: Piano-related documentaries
hopinmad Offline
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Registered: 06/07/07
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Loc: Eryri/Manchester
Are they often shown? On telly?
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#395961 - 12/20/07 11:27 AM Re: Piano-related documentaries
Auntie Lynn Offline
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Registered: 12/07/04
Posts: 1149
Loc: San Francisco, CA
"Beyond the Practice Room" was on PBS here Sunday night. The kids were about 13--18 and were sensational players, although I don't see any of them getting a job...no personality...

BTW, I bought the videos of Playing with Fire (local boy makes good Jon Nakamatsu won that one). If anyone interested, come on over (bring a six pack)...

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#395962 - 12/20/07 01:55 PM Re: Piano-related documentaries
DDS24P&FOP87 Offline
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Registered: 01/18/07
Posts: 374
 Quote:
Originally posted by Lento:
I just found the Imagine documentary on youtube, I suppose I should be helpful and share the link
http://youtube.com/watch?v=XiMY2HtxPPI

Thanks for posting that. I really enjoyed that little excerpt of Benjamin Grosvenor playing the Glinka piece.
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She was with me even in my grave
When the last of my friends turned away,
And she sang like the first storm heaven gave.
Or as if flowers were having their say.

- Anna Akhmatova, "Music"(Dedicated to Dmitri Shostakovich)

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#395963 - 12/20/07 01:59 PM Re: Piano-related documentaries
DDS24P&FOP87 Offline
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Registered: 01/18/07
Posts: 374
 Quote:
Originally posted by Auntie Lynn:
"Beyond the Practice Room" was on PBS here Sunday night. The kids were about 13--18 and were sensational players, although I don't see any of them getting a job...no personality...
Wow, I thought Natalia Kazaryan's interpretation of Bach had plenty of personality (as well as artistry, maturity, etc.).
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She was with me even in my grave
When the last of my friends turned away,
And she sang like the first storm heaven gave.
Or as if flowers were having their say.

- Anna Akhmatova, "Music"(Dedicated to Dmitri Shostakovich)

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#395964 - 12/20/07 04:31 PM Re: Piano-related documentaries
Lento Offline
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Registered: 12/07/07
Posts: 50
Loc: Canada
 Quote:
Originally posted by DDS24P&FOP87:
 Quote:
Originally posted by Lento:
I just found the Imagine documentary on youtube, I suppose I should be helpful and share the link
[url=http://youtube.com/watch?v=XiMY2HtxPPI
]http://youtube.com/watch?v=XiMY2HtxPPI
[/url]

Thanks for posting that. I really enjoyed that little excerpt of Benjamin Grosvenor playing the Glinka piece. [/b][/QUOTE]
no problem!
That's a multipart series BTW, the link was for part I, if you click on more videos from the user, you can find the other 9 parts... just pointing that out in case you didn't realize

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#395965 - 12/21/07 02:57 PM Re: Piano-related documentaries
DDS24P&FOP87 Offline
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Registered: 01/18/07
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Yeah, Lento, I did eventually get time to watch the whole series. It was very interesting to watch, and I forwarded the link to a few friends. I sure wish there was a YouTube video of Benjamin Grosvenor playing that entire Glinka/Balakirev piece! Beautiful!
_________________________
She was with me even in my grave
When the last of my friends turned away,
And she sang like the first storm heaven gave.
Or as if flowers were having their say.

- Anna Akhmatova, "Music"(Dedicated to Dmitri Shostakovich)

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#395966 - 12/21/07 03:14 PM Re: Piano-related documentaries
DDS24P&FOP87 Offline
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Registered: 01/18/07
Posts: 374
 Quote:
Originally posted by DDS24P&FOP87:
I sure wish there was a YouTube video of Benjamin Grosvenor playing that entire Glinka/Balakirev piece! Beautiful! [/b]
Found it! It starts at 4:15 in the video below:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=3FJeOaRjZaE&feature=related
_________________________
She was with me even in my grave
When the last of my friends turned away,
And she sang like the first storm heaven gave.
Or as if flowers were having their say.

- Anna Akhmatova, "Music"(Dedicated to Dmitri Shostakovich)

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#395967 - 12/22/07 10:25 AM Re: Piano-related documentaries
signa Offline
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Registered: 06/06/04
Posts: 8483
Loc: Ohio, USA
this kid is really good. thanks for the video link!

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