Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Chopin Kind of Day

Robin Williams gave an interesting explanation of the internet; the ability to follow up on one idea and then a moment later go down a totally different tangent until infinity is reached; my apologies to Robin Williams for destroying his words. The past couple of days I was enjoying the vast amount of piano music available via YouTube and the many folks who have taken the time to increase that library of information.

I was looking for something all together different, a Gershwin piece, Yankee Doodle Blues, which wasn’t listed; but kept following one link after another ending up with Chopin. The first piece on the list was a seven year old kid playing, “
Fantasie Impromptu Op.66”. I would have used the embedding codes to share this with you but this information was no longer available; however the link will take you to it, well worth five minutes of your time.

Instead of the seven year old kid I found a very old man, Vladimir Horowitz, performing the Polonaise Op. 53 in A flat major; please forget the problems of the world for a few more minutes, they will still be there when the music has ended.

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