Questions tagged [piano]

For questions that address the history, characteristics or music that dominantly features the piano instrument.

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What is the title of this classic Russian(?) piano song?

I am trying to identify a song my mom played on piano when I was little. She learned it by ear approx 60 years ago in Canada (her cousin, also Canadian, taught her) and just knows it as "the russian ...
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Which famous musicians despise piano competitions, barring Bartók and Ives?

Source: The Dark Side of Piano Competitions, by Michael Johnson, AUG. 7, 2009 [reproduced here also] [...] A petition now circulating has attracted more than 500 signatures urging “transparency” ...
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Fast song in Victor Borge's “Page Turner” comedy routine

Victor Borge was a Danish musician who was also known for his comedy routines. Here he combines music and comedy in a routine based on a volunteer from the audience being unable to turn pages for him....
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Quiet solo piano piece in Youtube video

I would like to know where the music piece in this video is coming from (from 0:00 to 2:30, and it starts again from 2:38). Typically, what is the artist, the title, etc.? (Ultimately, I would like ...
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What is the name of Opus No. 8 by Nikolay Ladukhin?

This is a question regarding an historical Russian composer. I have done much research regarding the works of Nikolay Ladukhin (Russian: Николай Михайлович Ладухин). However, piecing together a more ...
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What resources exist for compiling a list of solo piano works considered to be part of the “standard repertoire” or canon?

I'm attempting to compile a list of solo piano works considered to be part of the "standard repertoire" or canon. Does anyone have any tips on books, websites, journal articles, etc. that might ...
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Identifying themes in Tsfasman's “Fantasy on themes from dance melodies by Matvey Blanter”

Lately, I've been learning "Fantasy on themes from dance melodies by Matvey Blanter" (Фантазия на темы танцевальных мелодий М. Блантера), a song written by Alexander Tsfasman. I'm interested in ...
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Unknown avant-garde piano song performed by Kyari Leen Alcantara

I have no idea what the title of this beautiful solo piano piece is. It kinda reminds me of an obscure avant-garde style. Here is the YouTube link: Kyari Leen Alcantara - Piano, Adult Recital, AUp
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Can someone identify this piece

This piece is stuck in my brain and I can't know the name of the track youtube link extension: wzJxlmIzU_0 Full link: https://youtu.be/wzJxlmIzU_0
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Is Sviatoslav Richter using the pedal in his recordings of Bach's “The Well-Tempered Clavier”?

Is Sviatoslav Richter using the pedal in his recordings of The Well-Tempered Clavier? I'm not able to listen and deduce whether he is using it or not. (Since I like his way of playing, I would like ...
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Episode 9 of “The Apprentice”

Can anyone identify the piano solo played in the background of the cafe scene in Episode 9 of "The Apprentice" played on 28 November 2018? It starts at around 43.30mins. Sounds like Chopin but I don'...
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Identifying a piano sonata

Could you please help me to identify a piano sonata? If it helps, I remember playing it in my second year of piano classes. I tried sound search with shazam, sound hound and midomi, to no avail. ...
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Is there a prepared piano in Staier's recording of Diabelli Variations?

In Andreas Staier recording of Beethoven's Diabelli Variations, there is some weird stuff going on throughout variations 22 and 23 (recording here starts at var 22). It sounds like there's paper ...
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Can you identify the piano music that I heard at a Chinese Lantern Festival?

You can find it here. I heard it at a Chinese Lantern Festival, so there's a possibility that it may be a Chinese folk song.