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Who would have thought the easiest piano bit in the world fit into so many different styles? I'm sure my musical friends (looking at mike14780) might appreciate it. Thanks to fernanb for posting it for me!

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bovil
Dec. 13th, 2007 02:34 am (UTC)

I hate to be a bastard, but many pianists have done "theme and variation" arrangements on Chopsticks. Liberace's arrangement was one of his trademark gags.

The scary thing is Bob Smale playing chopsticks with the Lawrence Welk Orchestra was even nellier...

robearal
Dec. 13th, 2007 03:23 am (UTC)
What the heck was he looking up at when doing the glissandi? All I could think of was Number One on the StarTrek pilot The Cage looking up at the sky as she screams into her communicator, "Can you give me more power?"
thespian
Dec. 13th, 2007 05:26 am (UTC)
Starting, of course, with Aleksandr Borodin, César Cui, Anatol Liadov, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, and Liszt, whose 'Variations' appeared about 140 years ago, and which is, I believe, actually the variant being played here, for the most part.
wasabi
Dec. 13th, 2007 09:18 am (UTC)
I have to give props to Liberace bringing "Send In The Clowns" and "Vesti La Giubba" together. Brilliant.
esprix
Dec. 13th, 2007 04:44 pm (UTC)
Well, yes, but I still found it amusing. I've always enjoyed any "musical joke" written by composers (I think the first one I heard was Mozart's, and even before becoming a music major it cracked me up). I like these other two as well - oh so gay! :)
robearal
Dec. 13th, 2007 03:15 am (UTC)
It was fun when he broke into Beethoven, but when he started the Lizst Hungarian Rhapsody I about lost it. YAY!
esprix
Dec. 13th, 2007 05:09 pm (UTC)
It was a challenge for me, being so far out of music school, to identify everything. Hee!
mike14780
Dec. 13th, 2007 07:07 am (UTC)
How is it impressive?
Ok, so he can play three pieces and stuff. But he didn't really put the Chopsticks theme into those three pieces. He just played bits and pieces of them. I like the liberace version better! And the rings! And the wardrobe.

A much better performance I think. hehe. But yea, that dude is pretty good. :P

Thanks for thinking of me Alan as one of your "musical friends." :)
esprix
Dec. 13th, 2007 02:11 pm (UTC)
Re: How is it impressive?
I heard a lot more than 3 pieces, and heard the theme repeated throughout, but I'll admit it's not the height of musical parody by any means. Still, amusing. :D
dracut
Dec. 13th, 2007 12:38 pm (UTC)
I can't deconstruct the musical heratige, but I know what I like and am envious of the talent.
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cd332
Dec. 14th, 2007 05:34 am (UTC)
connection and Ms-DOS 4.0 here is too slow for viewing youtube.

i just want to say your icon RAWKS my WORLD!
esprix
Dec. 14th, 2007 01:19 pm (UTC)
Ah, another Foster's fan, eh? Love 'em! (Them and Storm Hawks, but only for the slash potential.) Bloo and Mac are truly the coolest couple on TV. :)

Oh, and another thing - coco coco coco! :P
cd332
Dec. 14th, 2007 05:04 pm (UTC)
hands down this is my favorite animated guy:



(probably the only "british" person i can tolerate)

brian is pretty hilarious too.

he and stewie really steal the show.
sftyson
Dec. 15th, 2007 06:29 pm (UTC)
totally incredible
3dollarwm
Dec. 17th, 2007 06:46 pm (UTC)
two-fingered tale
I thought it was entertaining. Thanks for posting it.
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