Great piano commercial!

Posted by: Rich Galassini

Great piano commercial! - 08/18/09 09:31 PM

Hat tip to Phil Bondi for sending this to me.

If you have not yet seen this, check it out:

Great Piano Commercial
Posted by: BDB

Re: Great piano commercial! - 08/18/09 09:41 PM

Do you know the Paraphrases by Borodin, et al.? It is a similar idea, inspired by Borodin's daughter who wanted to play the piano with her father, but only knew how to play a version of Chopsticks.
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: Great piano commercial! - 08/18/09 09:42 PM

That's cute! smile Thanks for sharing.
Posted by: Piano World

Re: Great piano commercial! - 08/18/09 11:52 PM

It's Awww-some.


Thank you Rich & Phil
Posted by: jotur

Re: Great piano commercial! - 08/19/09 02:28 AM

That was wonderful.

Cathy
Posted by: Norbert

Re: Great piano commercial! - 08/19/09 02:38 AM

Fabulous.

Will try this with some of my customers now....

Norbert grin
Posted by: M.O.P.

Re: Great piano commercial! - 08/19/09 07:29 AM

Awesome!
Posted by: marimorimo

Re: Great piano commercial! - 08/19/09 08:36 AM

Wow! I love it! laugh Thanks for sharing.
Posted by: rada

Re: Great piano commercial! - 08/19/09 09:08 AM

Encouragement. Isn't that what we're all here for?
rada
Posted by: Deerwood Dad

Re: Great piano commercial! - 08/19/09 10:48 AM


That was just terrific -- a real day brightener. Thank you.
Posted by: Paul in FWB

Re: Great piano commercial! - 08/19/09 11:08 AM

It's a nice public service spot. I'm sure it must have been inspired by an urban legend that has circulated for years.

The predominant version seems to feature Paderewski as the doting pianist and "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" as the song played by the little boy, but I've seen variations substituting Horowitz as the pianist and/or "Chopsticks" as the song.

Here's the text of the Paderewski/Twinkle version:

http://www.acousticbylines.com/quotes-jokes-stories/paderewski.htm

I'm actually surprised Snopes.com doesn't have an article debunking this ...
Posted by: Deerwood Dad

Re: Great piano commercial! - 08/19/09 11:42 AM

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Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: Great piano commercial! - 08/19/09 11:53 AM

Originally Posted By: Paul in FWB
[...]

The predominant version seems to feature Paderewski as the doting pianist and "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" as the song played by the little boy, but I've seen variations substituting Horowitz as the pianist and/or "Chopsticks" as the song.
[...]


A version with Horowitz would likely be the least plausible. At certain points in his career, he probably would have had a nervous breakdown had he come on stage to meet this.
Posted by: aEquals440

Re: Great piano commercial! - 08/19/09 12:01 PM

Some pastors have been known to use this story in sermons. How neat that it has been made into a video!
Posted by: FogVilleLad

Re: Great piano commercial! - 08/19/09 02:31 PM

Effective presentation of the joy of making music.
Posted by: Mark...

Re: Great piano commercial! - 08/19/09 05:17 PM

How the hell did the parents lose their child...lol

Cute ad...
Posted by: pianogal37

Re: Great piano commercial! - 08/19/09 05:37 PM

That's a lovely ad.
Posted by: master88er

Re: Great piano commercial! - 08/19/09 05:54 PM

Now why doesn't NAMM do something USEFUL - like buy national media time with this ad!
Posted by: pno

Re: Great piano commercial! - 08/19/09 06:40 PM

I wonder what would happen in a real situation.
Posted by: _just.jose

Re: Great piano commercial! - 08/20/09 12:34 AM

Wow (:
That was cool ! :]
Great post !
Posted by: Rich Galassini

Re: Great piano commercial! - 08/20/09 06:28 AM

Quote:
I wonder what would happen in a real situation.


I have met some artists that I think would have reacted just the same way as the man on the commercial. I've also met some.... who wouldn't. smile

So, I guess it depends.
Posted by: _just.jose

Re: Great piano commercial! - 08/21/09 04:55 PM

What was that piece that the pianist played?
Was it like ... improv ?
Or was it an actual piece? :]
I wanna play it!
Posted by: KawaiDon

Re: Great piano commercial! - 08/22/09 07:48 PM

I remember hearing the Paderewski story years ago - I believe it is true.
Posted by: pno

Re: Great piano commercial! - 08/22/09 08:51 PM

Originally Posted By: Rich Galassini
Quote:
I wonder what would happen in a real situation.


I have met some artists that I think would have reacted just the same way as the man on the commercial. I've also met some.... who wouldn't. smile

So, I guess it depends.


I think in a real situation, the security would have acted before the pianist knew it. I don't think the curtain would even open. Maybe I am just too unromantic.
Posted by: sophial

Re: Great piano commercial! - 08/22/09 09:26 PM

Absolutely adorable!!
Posted by: Rich Galassini

Re: Great piano commercial! - 08/23/09 03:54 PM

Originally Posted By: KawaiDon
I remember hearing the Paderewski story years ago - I believe it is true.


I had heard it too. I don't know if it is true, of course, but I'd like to believe it is, Don. smile