Sunday, April 1, 2012

Eclectic Tastes



Vladimir Horowitz was, in my humble, unprofessional opinion, THE best pianist to have ever 'run up and down' the keyboard....bar none.

His technique and interpretation of compositions was questioned by a few as being 'muddy' and taking far too much leeway.

That being so, I love his energy and abandonment. I hope this little piece, played only on the black keys by the way, gets you moving on this first Sunday in April.

Happy Birthday to my sister Marilyn today.....yes, an April Fools baby she was and is!



14 comments:

  1. Jim

    I tried to post this on yesterdays entry but am unable to. You should join the Eastern shore Hookers who meet every Tuesday at the Musquodoboit Library. It is a free drop in with a fun group of hookers.

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    1. Thanks anonymous! I may check this out...to get me out more! Now WHO are you?

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  2. Wow!! This guy is good! Happy birthday to Marilyn. I hope you're having a good weekend Jim.

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  3. Check him out on You Tube Bobbi.....he is a maniac on the piano!
    It is bright and sunny here and Ron is already out in the garden....I feel guilty and will join him....soon.

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  4. Loved it! I am amazed that anyone can master using both hands to make music. I have never had the ability of using both hands to do anything right. I would guess it's right brain and left brain conflict. LOL!

    Happy Birthday to Marilyn! I hope it's a great day for her!

    Happy Sunday, Jim!

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    1. Glad you like it Sharon. Imagine being able to 'express' oneself like that! I wonder if he was difficult to live with?
      Hope your Sunday is good too! And if Marilyn is reading this, she thanks you, I'm sure. She is 'away' for her birthday.

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  5. He was a fabulous musician.
    Happy April Fool's Day (I'm so glad I no longer teach 6th-graders) and Happy Birthday to your sister!

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    1. LOL! You are so right about April Fools Day as a teacher! I used to try to 'get' my kids every year.....sometimes I really 'got them good'! lol

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  6. Have you seen Geoffrey Rush in "Shine" and his interpretation of the life and times of David Helfgott?

    * Shine is a 1996 Australian film based on the life of pianist David Helfgott, who, driven by his father and teachers, has a breakdown. Years later he returns to the piano, to popular if not critical acclaim.

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  7. I haven't seen this John but have certainly heard of it and Rush's performance. The two , Horowitz and Helfgott could have a lot in common......both were very intense in their performances.

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  8. I liked this and also your post of yesterday. And now I remember that I forgot to look up the herring. But I will. Happy Birthday to your sister!

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