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  • There Is A Fountain Filled With Blood

    05/14/2017 9:27:59 AM PDT · by Revski · 4 replies
    Revski Youtube video's ^ | 5/14/2017 | Revski
    A scenic brook in Autumn, and I sing two verses of the hymn, There is a Fountain Filled with Blood, accompanied with, lyrics, and piano music.
  • Who Stashed Gold Inside A British Piano? It's A Mystery

    04/23/2017 8:57:01 AM PDT · by blam · 26 replies
    News Times ^ | 4-21-2017 | (Richard Vernalls/PA via AP)
    LONDON (AP) — British officials say they've been unable to trace the rightful heirs to a trove of gold coins found stashed inside a piano and worth a "life-changing" amount of money. The school that owns the piano and the tuner who found the gold are now in line for a windfall after a coroner investigating the find declared it treasure. But a couple who owned the piano for three decades before donating it to their local school will likely miss out. Coroner John Ellery said Thursday that, despite a thorough investigation and a public appeal for information, "we simply...
  • Bernie Worrell, 'Wizard Of Woo,' Dies At 72

    06/25/2016 9:04:13 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    NPR ^ | June 24, 2016
    Keyboardist and composer Bernie Worrell, who helped shape the sound of the band Parliament-Funkadelic and influenced countless artists across a wide range of genres, died Friday at 72. Worrell announced earlier this year that he had been diagnosed with late-stage lung cancer. His musical life began early — according to his official biography, he started studying piano at age 3, wrote his first concerto at age 8 and performed with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C., at 10. The classically trained keyboardist (he studied at Juilliard and the New England Conservatory of Music) made his name — and an...
  • Aldo Ciccolini, An Italian Pianist With A French Soul, Dies At Age 89

    02/02/2015 6:46:36 PM PST · by EveningStar · 29 replies
    NPR ^ | February 2, 2015 | Anastasia Tsioulcas
    Pianist Aldo Ciccolini was born in Naples, Italy, but he had a French soul. A passionate champion of French composers, he recorded more than 50 albums, mostly of French repertoire, and along the way championed many underrepresented French composers, especially Erik Satie. Ciccolini died overnight Saturday at age 89, shortly after returning home to Asničres-sur-Seine in the Parisian suburbs from several weeks in the hospital for undisclosed treatments.
  • Keys to staying young: Bucks woman, 91, plays piano on Saturday nights

    08/30/2014 4:22:22 PM PDT · by TBP · 5 replies
    The Morning Call ^ | August 30, 2014 | Jennifer Sheehan
    ta Bieber doesn't need sheet music. She just sits at a lovingly restored piano at McCoole's at the Historic Red Lion Inn in downtown Quakertown and lets her fingers fly. "I have about 120 songs in my head," the Kintnersville resident says. Bieber has fans that come to see nearly every one of her Saturday night performances. She very rarely misses a week at McCoole's piano. Little will stop her, not illness, surgeries or unrelenting snow. Pretty amazing when you consider she's 91 years old.
  • Concert of classical, piano, guitar music in Austin August 9? Help

    08/07/2014 4:53:26 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 3 replies
    7 August 2014 | Mene
    Anyone have any information on any venue of any kind in Austin Saturday, August 9 where one could listen to some pretty music? Interested in classical, guitar, piano, etc. and would be most grateful. That failing, anyone know of a venue where one could watch a good quality foreign film with an actual plot?
  • Mozart Bond

    03/18/2014 11:26:07 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 19, 2007 | iBand IguJoo
    Mozart Bond
  • Leonardo Da Vinci’s viola organista debuts … 500 years after its design

    12/02/2013 9:57:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/01/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    It looks and plays like a piano, but it sounds like a string quartet — and it took 500 years before anyone built it. Leonardo da Vinci’s flight of fancy in designing a hammerless piano, called a “viola organista,” has come to life half a millenium after da Vinci designed it, thanks to a Polish concert pianist and musical engineer. It couldn’t have sounded any better in da Vinci’s head (via Brad Thor and Dan Gainor): A bizarre instrument combining a piano and cello has finally been played to an audience more than 500 years after it was dreamt up...
  • Listen To A Crazy Piano Invented By Leonardo Da Vinci

    11/23/2013 10:55:16 AM PST · by Dysart · 24 replies
    Leonardo da Vinci, in between doing stuff like painting the best-known piece of art in the world, apparently had time to sketch up a quick blueprint for an instrument: the "viola organista," a piano-violin hybrid that he never built. It looks just like a piano, and plays like one, too, but instead of the hammers that connect to strings and play notes, cranks wrapped with horse-hair like violin bows rub the strings. The resulting sound is familiar but strange, something like a church organ that's just a little on the tipsy side.
  • Concerto for Piano and YouTube

    10/11/2013 1:49:55 PM PDT · by Borges · 12 replies
    NYT ^ | 10/11/2013 | VIVIEN SCHWEITZER
    Visitors browsing through the YouTube channel of the pianist Valentina Lisitsa can watch her in hundreds of videos. There are live webcams of her practicing at her home in North Carolina, long blonde hair tossing and brow furrowed in concentration as she reads through new works. There she is in a red gown playing Schumann’s “Traumerei” at a concert in Seoul, and recording Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No. 3 at the Abbey Road Studios in London. Ms. Lisitsa, 43, resurrected a completely stalled career through YouTube.
  • Old Piano Adventure The Saloon Sound

    Guy buys a 100-year-old saloon piano for $75 and coaxes magic out of it.
  • The Making of a Steinway - A Steinway & Sons Factory Tour Narrated by John Steinway (video only)

    08/03/2013 8:00:23 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 11 replies ^ | 9-22-2011 | Steinway & Sons
    The making of a Steinway piano is a time-honored process involving the hands of many skilled craftspeople over the course of almost a full year. Steinway & Sons pianos are built in just two factories worldwide - one in Astoria, NY and one in Hamburg, Germany. Both factories have been building pianos for well over a century, and although Steinway has always been at the cutting edge in utilizing and perfecting the latest technology where it could make the piano better, we have found that certain things are simply better when done by skilled craftspeople than by a machine. For...
  • QUAERITUR: Music during the consecration

    07/09/2012 1:12:14 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | July 9, 2012 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Lately, the music director at our church has been “tickling the ivories” during the Consecration. While at the piano, in the front of church (naturally), he has been playing tunes, based on hymms for sure, on the piano during the entire Consecration (with a well timed pause during the elevation). It’s not irreverent, but it does sound like “lounge music“. [As the non-liturgical instrument, the piano, nearly always does.] I find it annoying, and keep wondering when Tony Bennett comes on stage (I’m kidding, of course). [Put a brandy snifter with a dollar bill on the piano next time...
  • Talented Singing Dog Video

    11/18/2011 5:56:19 AM PST · by randita · 26 replies
    You Tube ^ | 11/18/11 | You Tube
    This adorable dog sings AND plays the piano.Singing Dog
  • 5 Browns Dad Pleads Guilty to Sexually Abusing Famous Daughters

    02/17/2011 12:39:23 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 15 replies
    E! ^ | 02/17/2011 | Staff
    UPDATE: Keith Brown has just pleaded guilty today to sexually abusing his daughters when they were children. The 5 Browns patriarch is facing 10 years to life on a sodomy charge and up to 15 years for two counts of sexl abuse. Per the Salt Lake City Tribune, sentencing is set for March, however, in a deal worked out with prosecutors, the sentences are expected to run concurrently. Big Love this is not. More like Sick Love, if the allegations are true. The father of Utah's classical piano-playing sibling sensations the 5 Browns has been charged with sexually abused three...
  • Father of The 5 Browns faces sex abuse charges

    02/15/2011 5:35:05 PM PST · by Sleeping Freeper · 9 replies
    deseret news ^ | 2/15/2011 | Steve Fidel
    ALPINE — The father of The 5 Browns performing group faces felony child sex abuse charges that were filed several days before he and his wife were critically injured in a spectacular car crash Monday evening. Keith Scott Brown, 55, was charged in 4th District Court on Feb. 10 with one count of sodomy on a child, a first degree felony, and two counts of sex abuse of a child, a second degree felony. Police have been working on the case for several months, and that the resulting charges are part of a plea agreement Brown was expected to plead...
  • Grand piano appears on sandbar

    01/25/2011 12:46:33 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 104 replies
    upi ^ | Jan. 25, 2011
    MIAMI SHORES, Fla.- Authorities in Florida said they have no plans to remove a grand piano that mysteriously appeared on a sandbar near a condominium building. Jorge Pino, a spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, said the piano, which recently appeared on the Biscayne Bay sandbar about 200 yards from Quayside condominiums in Miami Shores, will not be removed unless it's found to pose a danger to boaters or wildlife, the Miami Herald reported Tuesday. "We are not responsible for removing such items," Pino said. "Even a car can become a habitat for wildlife. Unless the item...
  • Chinese pianist plays anti-American song at US State dinner for Chinese premier.

    Doesnt the State Department review this stuff beforehand???
  • Bernie Madoff's Slippers, Piano Can Be Yours at Auction

    10/20/2010 9:16:31 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    CBS News ^ | 10/20/10
    Madoff's Slippers, Piano Can Be Yours at AuctionFeds to Sell Disgraced Financier's Personal Items in NYC; All Proceeds Will Benefit His Wronged Investors NEW YORK, Oct. 20, 2010 (AP) More than 400 of Bernard Madoff's possessions are heading for the auction block in New York City. The items include Madoff's black velveteen slippers, embroidered in gold with "BLM," a Steinway piano and his wife Ruth's 10.5-carat diamond ring. The U.S. Marshals Service will be selling the disgraced financier's personal items on Nov. 13 at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers. They are the last items taken from Madoff's Manhattan...
  • From Bach to Rock: Musicians plunk out tunes on public pianos intalled at NYC landmarks

    06/21/2010 1:05:57 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6-21-10 | SARA KUGLER FRAZIER
    NEW YORK — Music lovers played piano and sang along with strangers over an orchestra of horns, sirens and jackhammers — drawing applause from taxi cabs and sidewalk audiences — on the first day dozens of pianos were placed throughout the city as part of a public art project. Amid the rush of Times Square, on a traffic triangle in the East Village and in a park with the Statue of Liberty in the background, players flocked to the 60 pianos Monday. "This is the first time I've ever touched a piano," said Lynette Morris, a 52-year-old hospital maintenance worker...