Tuesday, May 18, 2010

20 Collaborative Piano Videos You Might Have Missed

Every so often, I come across a video that is memorable for the high level of musicianship and ensemble playing, some great visuals, or just a crazy concept. Here are 20 memorable videos, in no particular order, featured in past Collaborative Piano Blog articles:
  1. Darryl Taylor and Maria Corley Perform H. Leslie Adams’ For You There Is No Song. A wonderful recent performance of a song that should be more well known.
  2. Lee Hoiby’s Last Letter Home from Pfc. Jesse Givens. Andrew Garland and Lee Hoiby perform a song with lyrics written by a young man who lost his life in the Iraq conflict.
  3. Condoleezza Rice Plays the Dvorak Piano Quintet at Aspen. She’s a former Secretary of State, she’s a……collaborative pianist!
  4. Christopher Aaron Smith and Terry Decima Perform Tom Cipullo’s Desire. Go and take a look at the songs of Tom Cipullo. Now.
  5. Elizabeth Schwarzkopf masterclass from 1980…with great Roger Vignoles footage. A young Vignoles looking sharp and playing beautifully 30 years ago.
  6. Roger Vignoles in The Battle Hymn of the Accomopanist. Roger’s own version of the Victor Herbert classic.
  7. Thomas Quasthoff and Hélène Grimaud Perform Hör ich das Liedchen klingen at Verbier. It’s tough to find a performance of Schumann more committed than this.
  8. Vadim Repin and Nikolai Lugansky Play Arvo Pärt's Fratres. From a Tokyo performance in 2004.
  9. The Boston Trio Plays the Ravel Piano Trio 1st Movement. Live from Jordan Hall at the New England Conservatory.
  10. Mischa Maisky and Martha Argerich Play the Debussy Sonata for Cello and Piano. Fine playing, fine camera work and editing.
  11. Anderson & Roe Play Piazzolla’s Libertango. Hot hot hot.
  12. Heather Lundstedt, Scott Douglas, and Ensemble Perform I’m Not Afraid of Anything. It’s hard to believe that Heather was only an undergraduate in this 2006 performance.
  13. Peter Longworth and Mark Johnston Play the Richard Strauss Violin Sonata. Live from Mazzoleni Hall at the Royal Conservatory in Toronto.
  14. Agnieszka Reiner and Sławomir Cierpik Play the 2nd Movement of Robert Schumann's Violin and Piano Sonata in A minor. A memorable performance of a fine sonata by the 200th-birthday-boy.
  15. Ravel’s Nahandove with Maren Engelhardt, flautist Eva Skrinjaric, cellist Christine Hu, and pianist Francis Perron. The video’s random-but-not-so-random footage was filmed around Vienna
  16. Julius Eastman’s Gay Guerrilla Performed at EMPAC. 4 pianos. 1 epic 30 minute piano work.
  17. Stephen Harper Performs With Yo-Yo Ma. Yes, Canada is currently governed by a collaborative pianist of sorts.
  18. Attila Pertis and Monika Egri Play the Blue Danube Waltz on a Pleyel Double Grand Piano. Worth watching both for the playing and for the unique instrument.
  19. Cecilia Bartoli and Mitsuko Uchida Perform Ch'io mi scordi di te. It’s a concert aria…it’s a piano concerto…it’s….Mozart’s one-of-a-kind hybrid concerto/aria.
  20. And finally, last but not least…Accompanist Clones. You too can now overbook yourself to your heart’s content, as your army of clones takes over your town’s collaborative piano scene.
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