Posts Tagged ‘PIano’

Fun Fact Friday, Number Eighty-Eight!

August 17, 2018

The category for today’s trivial imponderable is “music/instuments.”  Do you know . . . what is known as the Rolls Royce of pianos?

I’ll give you a hint: it is not a Steinway (which is what I would have guessed).  Rather, it is the Bösendorfer Imperial Grand (manufactured only in Vienna).  Side note: I actually had the opportunity to play a Bösendorfer Imperial Grand when I was traveling in Chíle many years ago . . .

Source: Sorry, Wrong Answer: Trivia Questions That Even Know-It-Alls Get Wrong, by Dr. Rod L. Evans.

Mission Impossible!

August 14, 2018

The new movie (Mission Impossible: Fallout) was released a couple of weeks ago.  It was action-packed and suitable for satisfying the adrenaline junkie in us all.  Here is a version of the Mission Impossible theme song, courtesy of the Piano Guys (along with Lindsey Stirling on violin).  Enjoy!

The Fourth Wonder!

April 12, 2017

Here are the Piano Guys performing at the Fourth Wonder of the World, Petra, Jordan, rocking the Rimsky Korsakov classic “Sheherazade” as well as the Indiana Jones theme song.

Can You Say Prodigy?!

December 1, 2016

Here is an amazing performance (Beethoven) by a three-year-old prodigy!  Wow.

From the Scottish Highlands!

October 21, 2016

Happy Friday!  I never tire of listening to the wonderful music of The Piano Guys.  Here is a version of “This is Your Fight” song.  And the scenery is not too bad either.  Enjoy!

An Organ Master!

September 1, 2016

Pachelbel_signatureJohann  Pachelbel . . . [while we know he was born in 1653 (in Nuremberg, Germany), we don’t know the exact date of birth — but he was baptized on September 1st — so today will have to do] . . . was considered one of the most important composers of the middle Baroque era as well as one of the great organ masters of the generation before Johann Sebastian Bach.   Of course, my favorite piece would be the Canon in D Major. . . enjoy!

Jurassic Piano Guys!

July 20, 2015

Whether you’ve seen the movie or not, anything “touched” by the Piano Guys is pure joy!  Here is their rendition of the Jurassic Park Theme song.   I keep waiting on the T-Rex to make an appearance and eat them . . . hmm, perhaps the music is to soothing (taming the savage beast), that he is merely enjoying it as well.

How About Some Vince Guaraldi!

April 28, 2015

I truly love The Piano Guys! Here there are doing their rendition of a Charlie Brown medley (a la Vince Guaraldi). If this doesn’t get you in a good mood, then nothing will. Happy Tuesday!

A Fresh Ode to Joy!

March 31, 2015

I have longed admired and enjoyed the music of the Piano Guys.  Here is a version of Beethoven’s Ode to Joy utilizing four men, three minutes, two cellos, and one piano.  Enjoy!

How About Some Mozart?!

March 16, 2015

Here’s the solo cadenza for the first movement of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 17 in G performed by highly gifted pianist Lang Lang.  Lang has been heralded as “the hottest artist on the classical music planet” by the New York Times.  Did you know that he was inspired to learn how to play the piano by the Tom and Jerry cartoon “The Cat Concerto?”  Enjoy!