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Linsey Pollak turns a carrot into a clarinet using an electic drill a carrot and a saxophone mouthpiece, and plays it all in a matter of 5 minutes.

Linsey Pollak is an Australian musician, instrument maker, composer, musical director and community music facilitator. He has recorded 31 albums, toured his solo shows extensively in Europe, Nth America and Asia as well as performing at most major festivals around Australia.

Linsey has devised many large Festival pieces such as “BimBamBoo” and “Sound Forest”, as well as collaborating on many music and theatre projects around Australia. He established The Multicultural Arts Centre of WA, and has co-ordinated five Cross-cultural Music Ensembles in three different States. Linsey has also worked as a musical instrument maker for 40 years and has designed a number of new wind instruments as well as specialising in woodwind instruments from Eastern Europe.

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Feb 03


YouTube Added: Oct 16, 2011

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November 24, 1968: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York

Haydn: Sonata in C major, Hob. XVI:48
Schumann: Kreisleriana, Op.16

Rachmaninoff: Prelude in G-sharp minor, Op.32 No.12
Rachmaninoff: Moment Musical No.3 in B minor, Op.16 No.3
Rachmaninoff: Sonata No.2 in B-flat minor, Op.36 (Edited by Horowitz)*

Encores:
Debussy: Serenade for the Doll
Liszt: Au bord d’une source
Chopin: Waltz in C-sharp minor, Op.64 No.2
Moszkowski: Etude in F major, Op.72 No.6

* Horowitz broke a string in the second movement of the Rachmaninoff Sonata in this concert. The string was quickly removed by the technician, and Horowitz started again a few bars earlier from where he was interrupted.

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Feb 03


YouTube Added: May 24, 2013

Complete Horowitz’s recital in Carnegie Hall on March 5, 1951. (Previously unreleased)

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1. Schumann – Grand Sonata No. 3, Op. 14 (3rd mvmt ONLY)
– III Quasi Variazioni: Andantino de Clara Wieck [0:00]
2. Mozart – Sonata in B-Flat K. 333
– I Allegro [7:30]
– II Andante [14:46]
– III Allegretto grazioso [20:06]
3. Prokofiev – Piano Sonata No. 7, Op. 83
– I Allegro inquieto [26:05]
– II Andante caloroso [34:32]
– III Precipitato [40:45]
4. Chopin – Mazurka Op. 24, No. 4 [44:42]
5. Chopin – Polonaise in C-sharp Minor, Op. 26, No. 1 [49:35]
6. Chopin – Polonaise ‘Military’ in A Major, Op. 40, No. 1 [56:43]
7. Chopin – Etude in E-Flat Minor, Op. 10, No. 6 [1:01:16]
8. Chopin – Etude in C-sharp Minor, Op. 10, No. 4 [1:05:05]
9. Chopin – Grande Valse Brillante in A Minor, Op. 34, No. 2 [1:07:35]
10. Liszt – Valse Oubliée No. 1 [1:13:22]
11. Liszt – Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6 [1:16:47]
12. Scarlatti – Sonata in A Major, K. 322, L. 483 [1:23:50]
13. Mendelssohn/Bartholdy – Song without words No. 25 ‘May Breezes’ Op. 62 No. 6[1:26:00]
14. Scriabin – Etude Op. 2, No. 1 [1:29:00]
15. Moszkowski – Etincelles Op. 36, No. 6 [1:32:10]

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Feb 02


YouTube Added: Sep 4, 2012

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Best quality possible for an 1985 film. The Last Romantic is a documentary filmed within the home of concert pianist Vladimir Horowitz. The film contains mainly performances of classical works, but also provides an intimate look into Horowitz’s private life.

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Feb 01

Mozart Piano Concerto No 23 A major K 488 Maurizio Pollini, Karl Bohm

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Vladimir Horowitz. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Piano Concerto №23

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Feb 01


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Soloist – Mikhail Pletnev
Moskow Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conductor – Vladimir Fedoseyev
Recorded live at the Alte Oper Frankfurt, 1991

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Feb 01


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Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23
Elisabeth Leonskaja (pf)
New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Kurt Masur

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Jan 31


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Rachmaninov Symphony No.2 in E minor op.27
00:00 1. Largo – Allegro moderato
18:02 2. Allegro molto
27:39 3. Adagio
41:59 4.Allegro vivace

Vladimir Ashkenazy
Concertgebouw Orchestra
Recording:September 1981,Amsterdam

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Jan 30

- Katy Perry: Illuminati Priestess Conducts Witchcraft Ceremony In Front Of The Entire World (The American Dream, Jan 27, 2014):

Did you see Katy Perry’s performance at the Grammys?  It was essentially an Illuminati-themed occult ritual.  Various media reports say that Perry “dressed up as a witch”, and her performance included a Knights Templar cross emblazoned across her chest, a beast with Moloch horns, dancers in dark robes with devil horns protruding from their heads, and pole dancing with a broom.  At the end of the “ceremony”, Perry was “burned at the stake” as the song ended.  All of this hardcore occult symbolism did not get into her performance by accident.  The attention to detail that this performance exhibited shows that someone put a lot of thought and effort into it.  So was Perry actually kidding when she said that she had “sold my soul to the devil” during a television interview a few years ago?  The kind of stuff that Perry is doing now is not for amateurs.  She is either working with someone who is deep into the occult or she is deep into it herself.  And of course the elite absolutely love this stuff.  Even if you don’t believe in “occult rituals” or “Illuminati symbolism”, it is important to remember that the elite do.  In fact, many of them are completely obsessed with this stuff.  And they are more than happy to promote any performer that embraces their world.  That is why we see this stuff pop up in high profile public performances time after time after time. Continue reading »

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Jan 27

Piano concerto No. 5 starts at 0:32:43 into the video.



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Jan 27


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Vladimir Horowitz plays Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.3

Vladimir Horowitz, Pianist / New York Philharmonic Orchestra / Zubin Mehta, Conductor

Live at Avery Fisher Hall, New York, 24.9.1978

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Jan 27


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Pianist: Julius Katchen

Conductor: Sir Georg Solti

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Powerful recording from 1958. This recording is a miracle.

Yes, this recording is a miracle, but part 3 is missing and I’ve already complained about this to the uploader.



Sergei Rachmaninoff plays his piano concerto No. 2


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Pianist Jorge Bolet and conductor Paavo Berglund with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra with a performance of the Rachmaninov 2nd Concerto.

This is the culmination of the Masterclass given by Mr Bolet for this Concerto.

The venue was the Usher Hall Edinburgh Scotland and the year was 1986

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Jan 27


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00:00 1.- Durchaus fantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorzutragen; Im Legenden-Ton
12:06 2.- Mäßig. Durchaus energisch
20:00 3.- Langsam getragen. Durchweg leise zu halten.

Piano: Maurizio Pollini

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Jan 27


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Mstislav Rostropovich; Herbert Von Karajan: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, 1969
Dvorák: Cello Concerto In B Minor, Op. 104, B 191

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Aug 01

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Mar 25

Your (healthy) heart is ‘dancing’ waltz every moment of your life.



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- Waltz dancing in patients with chronic heart failure: new form of exercise training (PubMed – NCBI):

CONCLUSIONS:

In patients with stable chronic heart failure, waltz dancing is safe and able to improve functional capacity and endothelium-dependent dilation similar to traditional aerobic exercise training. Waltz dancing may be considered in clinical practice in combination with aerobic exercise training or as an alternative to it.

- Dancing waltz can help your heart, new study finds (Rapid Citry Journal, March 18, 2012):

Dr. Romualdo Belardinelli, study author and director of cardiac rehabilitation at Lancisi Heart Institute in Ancona, Italy, presented results of a new study that finds that dancing the waltz can help your heart at an American Heart Association meeting in Chicago.

He studied 110 patients with stable congestive heart failure with a mean age of 59. Forty-four subjects were randomly selected to participate in “waltz training” three times per week for eight weeks.

The waltz was selected because it is known internationally, plus the same research team previously found that waltzing helped heart patients regain strength.

Forty-four subjects performed traditional treadmill and cycle exercises, and another group of 22 served as controls.

Results revealed that both the waltzers and standard cardiac exercise group showed improvements in cardiopulmonary function.

However, the waltz group scored better than the standard group on functional and quality-of-life measures as assessed by the Minnesota Heart Failure Living questionnaire.

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