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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!

Watch here the amazing performance:

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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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