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Bizarre Da Vinci Instrument
2013-11-20 11:55:48

[ Watch The Video: Leonardo da Vinci's Weird Piano Heard For The First Time ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online What do you get when you cross a harpsichord, an organ and a viola da gamba? A 500-year-old Leonardo da Vinci invention that had never been played – until now. On Monday, Polish concert pianist Slawomir Zubrzycki staged the first-ever public performance of the viola organista – an instrument conceived by da Vinci during the Renaissance and...

2013-10-16 16:23:15

First Recorded Collaboration Between Lang Lang, Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker NEW YORK, Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's best-selling pianist, Lang Lang, joins one of the most renowned orchestras for two of the 20th century's landmark piano concertos. Lang Lang teams up with the Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle in Berlin's Philharmonie for a studio recording of Prokofiev's Third Piano Concerto and Bartok's Second Piano Concerto. The recording...

2013-09-16 08:26:40

Brand Returns to TV for the First Time in Four Years NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gap's fall global marketing campaign - Back to Blue - continues today with the launch of two videos that reinforce the idea of getting back to what matters most--our truest selves. Grounded in the idea of expressing one's authentic self, each spot features a contemporary musician, who for the first time is recording a song made famous years ago by their parent and making it their own....

2013-09-09 23:01:40

Festive Evening of Song on Monday, September 30, at New York Botanical Garden New York (PRWEB) September 09, 2013 Today The FSH Society, a world leader in combating muscular dystrophy, announced that its annual Festive Evening of Song, featuring luminary pianist Steven Blier and Broadway veteran Judy Kaye, will take place on Monday, September 30, 2013 at the New York Botanical Garden. The event will be a rare union of two musical icons to raise funds for FSH muscular dystrophy research....

2012-05-24 23:00:14

World-renowned Pianist Hélène Grimaud and Famed Cellist Jan Vogler Perform a Benefit Recital for the Wolf Conservation Center, in South Salem N.Y., to be Held at the Luxurious Bedford Post Inn, Owned by Richard Gere South Salem, NY (PRWEB) May 23, 2012 Webcast registration: http://nywolf.org/webcast Her adventurous approach to the classics has seen her compared to Glenn Gould. Offstage, she has famously studied and raised wolves. Now Hélène Grimaud´s most...

2012-01-30 07:40:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- South Florida's premier modern jazz organization is privileged to feature Jacky Terrasson, a 1993 Thelonious Monk Competition winner, who has garnered acclaim and awards in America and France for two decades. Following the first of his 10 Blue Note recordings, The New York Times Magazine named Jacky as "one of 30 artists, 30 and under, most likely to change American culture for the next 30 years." Graphic:...

2012-01-18 13:08:00

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Jan. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York Philharmonic Principal Violist Cynthia Phelps will perform with pianist extraordinaire Warren Jones at an alumni reception hosted by the Music Academy of the West on Friday, January 20. The event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, located at 70 Lincoln Center Plaza in New York City. Ms. Phelps, who attended the Music Academy in 1979 and 1983, was a Distinguished Alumni Award...

2011-09-23 07:00:00

Las Vegas all-star event, SOUL to SOUL, produced by international concert pianist Danny Wright and friends, kicks off The Danny Wright Foundation of Music, and introduces forthcoming album of all original works. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) September 23, 2011 Accomplished pianist and composer Danny Wright, who has sold over 6 million albums worldwide, is adding philanthropist to his resume as he announces the âœDanny Wright Foundation of Music.â Wright...

2011-01-27 06:05:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pianist Simone Dinnerstein's latest album, Bach: A Strange Beauty (Sony Classical), makes its debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Traditional Classical Chart. Dinnerstein is also the only Traditional Classical artist to grace the Billboard Top 200 chart which compiles the entire music industry's top selling albums. In addition, this week the album is No. 4 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums Chart (new artists across musical genres). Bach: A Strange...

2011-01-22 22:31:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At the state dinner for Hu Jintao, the pianist Lang Lang played a tune that all Chinese recognize as encouraging hatred of the United States as the enemy of China. Read the beginning of The Epoch Times article below; get the complete story at this link: http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/content/view/49822/ Read the difference. The Epoch Times publishes in 17 languages and in 33 countries. TheEpochTimes.com. Chinese Pianist Plays Propaganda Tune at...