Posts Tagged ‘PIano’

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!

Respect the Piano!

December 12, 2014

Here’s a topic that is near and dear to my heart.  Pianos are musical instruments when played as well as fine pieces of furniture when not played.  I have never considered a piano a toy . . . but the Goops do!

Piano Torture
Pianos are considered toys
By Goops, and naughty girls and boys;
They pound upon the keys,
They lift the cover up, on top,
To see the little jiggers hop,
And both the pedals squeeze!

But instruments so rich and fine
(Especially if they’re not mine)
I ought to treat with care;
So when my elder sister plays
She’ll find it is in tune always,
Nor injured anywhere!

Source: More Goops and How Not to Be Them: a Manual of Manners for Impolite Infants Depicting the Characteristics of Many Naughty and Thoughtless Children by Gelett Burgess.

Bourne/Vivaldi ala the Piano Guys!

July 28, 2014

Okay, more Vivaldi than “Bourne,” but still an awesome performance.  I’m a huge fan of the Jason Bourne movies and a huge fan of the Piano Guys, so it stands to reason that this rendition would be win-win!  I was not disappointed in the least.  These guys are really talented and they always come up with great ideas to keep it interesting.  And they always look like they are having so much fun — truly inspirational.  Enjoy!