This super collection features the top 100 piano tracks. From Grieg to Gershwin, Bach to Beethoven or Mozart to Mussorgsky, there’s something for all to enjoy here. BEST PIANO 100 caters for every mood, and includes performances by some of the world’s best pianists.
TIS is one of the top recording companies in Hong Kong, published numerous "AA" grade recording CD. This piano recording, although not performed by the international master, but its high standard, transparent sound of the piano sound to be heard loud and after the real know.
This superb collection features the top 100 piano tracks. From Grieg to Gershwin, Bach to Beethoven or Mozart to Mussorgsky, there’s something for all to enjoy here. BEST PIANO 100 caters for every mood, and includes performances by some of the world’s best pianists.
The story goes that composer Carter Burwell owes his fortuitous, ongoing collaboration with the filmmaking's Brothers Coen to one crucial requirement: he worked cheap. But the Coens' low-budget film noir debut, Blood Simple (which also launched the career of cinematographer-turned-director Barry Sonnenfeld), certainly got the best of the bargain, a wonderfully less-is-more score highlighted by a compelling solo piano theme. For the Coens' next film, Raising Arizona, a darkly goofy kidnapping-themed comic vehicle for Nicolas Cage and Holly Hunter, Burwell veered bravely into the ozone, mixing heavily Gothic organ, soaring sopranos, bluegrass banjo, whistlers, synths, yodelers, and samples of what sounds like a tin can being kicked down the longest hill in the world into a delightfully heady farrago that recalls Morricone at his most mischievous.
Firma Melodiya presents recordings by one of the best known pianists of the 20th century Lazar Berman.
A graduate of the Central Music School and Moscow Conservatory where he studied under professor Alexander Goldenweiser, Lazar Berman, while still a student, became a prize-winner of the World Festival of Youth and Students in Berlin, and the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Music Competition in Brussels and Franz Liszt International Piano Competition in Budapest. He who struck the audience with his phenomenal virtuosity and unsurpassed technique became the best interpreter of Liszt’s music in this country (in particular, he was the first Soviet pianist who recorded all twelve of Liszt’s Transcendental Études).
Watch Houston turn what you think about learning to play piano on its ear, and get ready for the time of your life! This terrific video contains not only the same hour-long special seen by millions on PBS, but also an additional hour and a half of bonus material never seen on TV! Learn how to have fun playing your favorite tuns at the piano using the same approach that professionals use. Also features Scott at his humorous best giving a presentation in front of a live audience.
Mirroring his onetime boss and mentor Miles Davis' own protean output, Herbie Hancock has explored hard bop, soul-jazz, fusion, funk-rock, soundtracks, hip-hop-inflected pop ("Rockit"), and many permutations in between. His early work for Blue Note, though, offers the best entrée for newcomers. Compiled from five of his albums for the label and covering a period from 1962-1968, this fine sampler includes highlights from his debut, Takin' Off ("Watermelon Man"), the classic Maiden Voyage (the title track and "Dolphin Dance"), and the early electric album Speak Like a Child (the title track and "Riot"). Add to this more indelible cuts like "Cantaloupe Island" and "One Finger Snap," not to mention the presence of numerous '60s jazz luminaries (Dexter Gordon, Freddie Hubbard, Thad Jones, Hank Mobley, Billy Higgins, et al.), and you have perfect way to get a taste of some of the best modern jazz committed to wax.
Best Songs Of Piano Bar Volume 1 is designed for amateur and professional pianists who want to build up a repertoire of internationally known piano bar themes (such as Round Midnight and How Deep Is Your Love). …
Michael Riesman is the conductor and producer of nearly every Philip Glass soundtrack recording, including the Academy-Award nominated scores to KUNDUN, THE HOURS and NOTES ON A SCANDAL. PHILIP GLASS SOUNDTRACKS presents his own transcriptions for solo piano of some of the best Philip Glass film scores.
A step-by-step breakdown of the piano styles and techniques of Dr. John, Pete Johnson, Professor Longhair, Pinetop Perkins, and others that uses their actual licks to teach. 14 songs are covered.
Maria-Joào Pires has recorded these concertos before, for Erato, and this experience shows in assured playing. In K449 I find the sound of the Vienna Philharmonic, recorded in Vienna's Musikverein, too big: the string section seems large and the hall over-reverberant. Furthermore, the piano sounds plummy, and even those who dislike the fortepiano may question its suitability. With these reservations, one can enjoy Pires's deft and sensitive performance, without strong individuality but offering consistent intelligence, and the brisk finale shows her and Abbado at their best. Even so, this is a romanticized slow movement; the gooey orchestral sound does not help, but the pianist is also partly responsible in a way that I have sometimes noted in her performances of Mozart's sonatas.