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by pianoman
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Piano
Topic: George Li Thread
Replies: 4
Views: 10242

Re: George Li Thread

George Li playing a Tiny Desk concert on NPR on an upright! (ends with La Campanella, if anyone is interested): https://www.npr.org/2018/08/28/642546451/george-li-tiny-desk-concert https://i.imgur.com/AqZXq1R.jpg The first of half of this disc is a live recording of the work Li is most famous for pl...
by pianoman
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Piano
Topic: Seong-jin Cho Thread
Replies: 5
Views: 10076

Re: Seong-jin Cho Thread

https://i.imgur.com/JJtbIlg.jpg The “Wanderer” Fantasy is somewhat out of character for Schubert. It was his attempt to write a big, in-your-face, virtuosic showpiece when that was really not at all what he was about. But because of this—because a composer’s most technically difficult piece always ...
by pianoman
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Harvard Sued for Asian Quotas in Admissions
Replies: 23
Views: 44597

Re: Harvard Sued for Asian Quotas in Admissions

The celebrated psychologist, YouTube sensation, and former Harvard professor Jordan Peterson weighed in on the Harvard lawsuit a year ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sv_BcV6yfyU Peterson very quickly arrives at the core of the matter: that standardized testing and other observable metrics can o...
by pianoman
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Piano
Topic: Seong-jin Cho Thread
Replies: 5
Views: 10076

Re: Seong-jin Cho Thread

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/71QNxLk8eSL._SS500_.jpg In the 90s, there was a trend in classical performance to play music on instruments from the period the music was written, as close to the original as possible. A lot of these period performances just reminded us why the world developed mo...
by pianoman
Thu May 14, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Piano
Topic: Lang Lang Thread
Replies: 6
Views: 13985

Re: Lang Lang Thread

https://i.imgur.com/MDmOD6p.jpg Those wondering if Lang Lang's first Beethoven album contains any noticeable increase in vigor since his recent betrothal to German-Korean pianist Gina Alice Redlinger will be disappointed to know that all of the material on this disc is drawn from live performances ...
by pianoman
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: List of Asians in Rock Music
Replies: 0
Views: 3504

List of Asians in Rock Music

This list was crowdsourced from multiple Asian Reddit subs, with some of my own information. It is heavily indebted to these two threads: https://www.reddit.com/r/asianamerican/comments/9aujyl/punkindiefolk_bands_with_asianamerican_members/ https://www.reddit.com/r/aznidentity/comments/edxg6j/asian_...
by pianoman
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mongolian Folk Metal Thread
Replies: 1
Views: 6481

Re: Mongolian Folk Metal Thread

Album Review: The Gereg https://i.imgur.com/JVHMjoL.jpg This entire album (with one exception) is in the key of Eb at A440, which leads me to think Mongolians tune their instruments a half-step lower (the way Western musicians have during certain periods of history) and that they are playing in wha...
by pianoman
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Harvard Sued for Asian Quotas in Admissions
Replies: 23
Views: 44597

Re: Harvard Sued for Asian Quotas in Admissions

Here we go. The federal court ruling has been appealed: https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2020/2/19/sffa-files-admissions-appeal-brief/ Students for Fair Admissions Files Appeal Brief in Harvard Admissions Case By Benjamin L. Fu and Dohyun Kim, Crimson Staff Writers February 19, 2020 Anti-affirmati...
by pianoman
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Piano
Topic: Yuja Wang Thread
Replies: 7
Views: 20887

Re: Yuja Wang Thread

Yuja has caused a slight dust-up in the classical music community for wearing sunglasses during a performance in Vancouver, Canada. She was apparently harassed by security at the airport and wore the sunglasses to conceal red and swollen eyes. The website Slipped Disc criticized the performance, and...
by pianoman
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Strings
Topic: TwoSet Violin Thread
Replies: 1
Views: 5662

Re: TwoSet Violin Thread

In this Sestercentennial of Beethoven's birth, the classical concert of the year may have just been TwoSet's live-streamed performance of Tchaikovsky's violin concerto to approximately 40,000 viewers. What began as a joke has become a new performance milestone for classical music in the digital age ...