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Discussion in 'Bass Humor [DB]' started by Don Kasper, Jun 2, 2020.

  1. Don Kasper

    Don Kasper Gold Supporting Member

    I have to be somewhere...(else).
    (I've actually heard this piece, or a few repetitions of it - thanks Local NPR Station! - decades ago, when I was an inquisitive, open-minded youngster. It is to be repeated 840 a row.)
    Enjoy! Enjoy! Enjoy! En........
    Pianist Igor Levit has performed a 20-hour long Erik Satie piece virtually, in a bid to raise awareness of musicians who have been silenced by the coronavirus pandemic.

    Since mid-March, iconic concert halls, theatres and classical music festivals have been forced to come to a halt, leaving the future and finances of many artists uncertain.

    To highlight their plight, the German-Russian virtuoso live-streamed his rendition of Satie’s 1893 composition, titled Vexations (French for ‘agony’), from the B-sharp studio in Berlin via Twitter last Saturday (watch below).

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  2. turf3


    Sep 26, 2011
    Well, I haven't watched the video yet but it appears that German-Russian virtuoso pianist Igor Levit has metamorphosed into the young attractive pianist Joana Gama. Neat trick, that.
  3. Don Kasper

    Don Kasper Gold Supporting Member

    It was the first YT version that I saw...mea culpea, etc.
  4. yodedude2

    yodedude2 Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2005
    san antonio, texas
    'According to the 1971 edition of the Guinness Book of Records: The New York Times critic fell asleep at 4 a.m. and the audience dwindled to six. At the conclusion, one of them shouted "Encore!"' :cool:
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