Sunday, May 22, 2022

If You Like Rhapsody in Blue, You Have To Watch This

 Rhapsody in Blue is one of my favorite compositions. It's too complex to call just a "song". I've heard dozens of recordings of it, watched it live at the Hollywood Bowl, and recorded it for the high-school orchestra way back when. I've known some very talented people who could play the piano part, and they all agreed it was very challenging to play correctly.

The young lady pianist in the video, Khatia Buniatishvili, is astoundingly good. She doesn't miss a single note, and puts a lot of emotion into a piece that most pianists are  struggling to play correctly.

This is also an excellent recording, and I think it's worth the 15 minutes to watch it.



6 comments:

  1. I put on the bluetooth headphones and listened to it just now. Very impressive - as a non-virtuoso keyboard enthusiast, I can say this is one of the best renditions of the famous Gershwin Rhapsody that I have heard. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Yeah, she not only nailed it, she put some feeling and flourish into it, too!

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  2. She is an amazing talent who acknowledges the other performers, a real gem.

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