So last night I sat about 10 feet from this woman

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  1. GCDEF

    GCDEF Supporting Member

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    while she played this. Unbelievable and kind of humbling when you see what the seriously trained classical people can pull off.

    Something different I thought I'd share.

     
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    Eh knees are too pointy for me.

    Notice that for this cover she's not using a music stand.

    (Ok I'm done)
     
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  3. TheGuildedAge

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    Meh, that's the Mustang Sally of the classical world.:sarcasm
     
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    looks the same as this from the side..

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    amazing and (it should be) humbling to all us self-taught run-of-the-mill dime-a-dozen blues/rock/country players (totally talking about myself here...)
     
  7. GCDEF

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    Even more impressively, she didn't have a music stand (or music), or wear tan pants.

    Seriously though, she played with a full orchestra and the timing and precision required to pull of the interplay between the two was mind boggling. It was so fast and so precise that any kind of screw up would have resulted in a pretty good trainwreck.

    After the performance, she was called back for an encore, where she just played by herself. I'm not well versed enough to know what she played, but I'm thinking it was an improv. She just sat there for about 20 minutes wailing away. She came across as really enjoying herself and truly appreciative that the audience liked what she was doing. Probably one of the best performances by anybody of any genre I've ever seen.
     
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    Wow...what artistry!

    I admit I was thinking 'Wakemanesque' for a second. :)

    This gal is a serious talent.

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    Would be funny if when the camera showed her fingers on the keyboard, she had Man Hands!

    Seriously though, amazingly talented lady.
     
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    LOL!!!

    Having a Spinal Tap moment...

     
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    Okay, so performance at that level of artistry (with no music) is called a Concert Pianist, lol. That's just the way it works, and after all that training and practice, you expect that. Well, same as when you're in a (good) band, to some extent... you know, but a different style of music.

    2nd the Ana Vidovic!
     
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    and puffy shirt!

    On my more serious side, wow. I don't think I've seem anyone quite that elegant playing a piano. Graceful and flowing..
     
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    I can't say for sure if that was improv but I have met a couple of concert pianists and they told me they always have a few pieces under their belt for encores.

    One I met in college said that he picked the most obscure compositions for his encores because he liked to confound audience members who are in-the-know.

    That said, they claim that Beethoven could improve all night and blow people's minds. So who knows?

    Fine performance regardless.
     
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    I don't know. It probably wasn't, but I didn't recognize it. The way it flowed it just had that feel to it. The write up from Friday's performance in the paper said her encore was Ave Maria, and this certainly wasn't that.
     
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    I say tone is in the fingers. Seriously, that was great!
     
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    ...or, this:

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    In all seriousness, she's MUCH prettier than Gandalf. And, she's quite a musician, as well.

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    Was she wearing Jerry Seinfeld's Puffy shirt? joking. She is a fabulous musician. Bravo!
     
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    This is what happens when you don't buy into the "practicing too much kills the music, maaaan...." argument.
     
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    I love to witness a master, a true expert in any field. Just the hours of sacrifice and obsession alone is mind-numbing.
     

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