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10 year old blind Down Syndrome kid plays amazing Paganini piano transcription by Liszt

Franz Lizst

Franz Lizst

La Campanella is the third of Franz Liszt‘s six Grandes Etudes de Paganini, based on Paganini’s 2nd Violin Concerto. A demanding piece to execute, such as is common in Liszt’s work, it studies large hand jumps, often larger than an octave, and is a brisk paced Allegretto.

The video shows a 10 year old blind kid with Down Syndrome, Noboyuki Tsuyii, beautifully working his way through the piece and the subsequent standing ovation by the whole auditorium.

If you liked this video watch Pogorelic at the Chopin competition, Yo-Yo Ma’s moving Swan, or Horowitz’s encore in his epic return to Moscow!

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Cultural Beacons: Yo-Yo Ma plays an enchanting The Swan from Saint Saens as encore!

Yo-Yo Ma

Yo-yo Ma, undoubtedly the reference in Cello playing for the past years together with the older genius Rostropovich delightfully interprets a deep and heartfelt version of Sain Saëns “The Swan” from the Carnival of the Animals in a Tokyo performance.

Yo-Yo Ma (born October 7, 1955) is a French American cellist, virtuoso, and orchestral composer. He has received multiple Grammy Awards, the National Medal of Arts in 2001 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011. Ma is regarded by some as the most famous cellist of the modern age.

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If you like this video try watching Horowitz in his historic return to Moscow in 1986, or Pogorelic playing in the Chopin International Piano Competition

Watch Yo-Yo Ma playing The Swan, from Saint Saens Carnival of the Animals

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Cultural Beacons: Shakira Singing Je L’aime a Mourir Live in Paris!

Shakira Live in Paris: Je L'aime a Mourir

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll; (born February 2, 1977), known mononymously as Shakira, is a Colombian singer-songwriter who emerged in the music scene of Colombia and Latin America in the early 1990s. Born and raised in Barranquilla, Colombia, Shakira began performing in school, demonstrating her vocal ability with rock and roll, Latin and Arabic influences with her own original twist on belly dancing. Shakira is a native Spanish speaker and also speaks fluent English and Portuguese as well as some Italian, French, Catalan and Arabic.

Je l’aime à mourir” (English: I love her to death) is a French-language song written by Francis Cabrel. It is taken from his second hugely album Les Chemins de traverse released in 1979 that sold over 600,000 copies in France. The single “Je l’aime à mourir” became a hit single for Francis Cabrel in France,Quebec (Canada), Europe and internationally. In France the single sold 500,000 copies, making it to the top of the French Singles & Airplay Chart Reviews, staying at number one for five consecutive weeks (charts of 7, 14, 21 and 28 September and 6 October 1979). The single became the most sold Cabrel single ever.

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Watch Shakira singing Je L’aime a Mourir Live in Paris in Spanish and French:

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Amazing on stage Performance from the Japanese Wrecking Crew Orchestra in electroluminiscent Suits!

Wrecking Crew Orchestra in Electroluminiscent Suits

Wrecking Crew Orchestra in Electroluminiscent Suits

Amazing On Stage performance of the Japanese Wrecking Crew Orchestra inspired in Tron aesthetics with electroluminiscent suits.

 

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Cultural Beacons: Vladimir Horowitz encore in Moscow. 1986. Schumann’s Traumerei

Russian pianist Vladimir Horowitz

In 1986, the Russian pianist Vladimir Horowitz gave a recital in Moscow after many years in exile. Gorbachev‘s Glasnost and Perestroika allowed for the visiting of major exiled intellectuals such as Solzhenitsyn or Horowitz.

In this historic performance, and specifically during his encore, the camera captures the deep russian nostalgia and the love of its people for beauty and music.

If you like this video, check out Yo-Yo Ma playing an enchanting The Swan from Saint SaensHow a Bach Canon works, or Ivo Pogorelic at the Chopin International competition when he became a legend!

Vladimir Horowitz in Moscow. 1986. Encore, Schumann’s Traumerei.

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