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The Traitor, Leonard Cohen With Martha Wainright (from I’m Your Man Show)


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Now the swan it floated on the english river
Ah the rose of high romance it opened wide
A sun tanned woman yearned me through the summer
And the judges watched us from the other side

I told my mother “mother I must leave you
Preserve my room but do not she’d a tear
Should rumour of a shabby ending reach you
It was half my fault and half the atmosphere”

But the rose I sickened with a scarlet fever
And the swan I tempted with a sense of shame
She said at last I was her finest lover
And if she withered I would be to blame

The judges said you missed it by a fraction
Rise up and brace your troops for the attack
Ah the dreamers ride against the men of action
Oh see the men of action falling back

But I lingered on her thighs a fatal moment
I kissed her lips as though I thirsted still
My falsity had stung me like a hornet
The poison sank and it paralysed my will

I could not move to warn all the younger soldiers
That they had been deserted from above
So on battlefields from here to barcelona
I’m listed with the enemies of love

And long ago she said “i must be leaving,
Ah but keep my body here to lie upon
You can move it up and down and when I’m sleeping
Run some wire through that rose and wind the swan”

So daily I renew my idle duty
I touch her here and there — I know my place
I kiss her open mouth and I praise her beauty
And people call me traitor to my face

Fabulous rendition: Mozart Concerto D Minor K466 Freiburger Mozart-Orchester, Michael Erren,Valentina Lisitsa


Mozart Concerto D Minor K466 Freiburger Mozart-Orchester, Michael Erren,Valentina Lisitsa

great compositions/performances: Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3, in C minor, Op. 37, Daniel Barenboim / Dresden Staatskapelle 2007


Beethoven : Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37 Daniel Barenboim / Dresden Staatskapelle 2007

great compositions/performances: Mozart – Horn Concerto No. 2 in E flat, K. 417 [complete]


Mozart – Horn Concerto No. 2 in E flat, K. 417 [complete]

 

historic Musical Bits: Wilhelm Kempff plays Chopin Impromptu No. 3 in G flat Op. 51 (rec.1958)


Wilhelm Kempff plays Chopin Impromptu No. 3 in G flat Op. 51 (rec.1958)

historic musical bits: Koeckert-Quartett · Antonín Dvořák · String Quartet F major op. 96 “American” (rec ~1953)


Koeckert-Quartett · Antonín Dvořák · String Quartet F major op. 96 “American”

great compositions/performances: Beethoven String Quartet No 4 Op 18 in C minor Alban Berg Quartet


Beethoven String Quartet No 4 Op 18 in C minor Alban Berg Quartet

Fabulous Renditions: Beethoven “Für Elise” Valentina Lisitsa Seoul Philharmonic


Beethoven “Für Elise” Valentina Lisitsa Seoul Philharmonic

Fabulous renditions: Valentina Lisitsa – Paganini-Liszt La Campanella (two Separate musical events)


Paganini-Liszt La Campanella 


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La campanella

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“La campanella” (Italian for “The little bell”) is the nickname given to the third of Franz Liszt‘s six Grandes études de Paganini (“Grand Paganini Études”), S. 141 (1851). It is in the key of G-sharp minor. This piece is a revision of an earlier version from 1838, the Études d’exécution transcendente d’après Paganini, S. 140. Its melody comes from the final movement of Niccolò Paganini‘s Violin Concerto No. 2 in B minor, where the tune was reinforced by a little handbell.[1][2][3]

The étude is played at a brisk allegretto tempo and studies right hand jumping between intervals larger than one octave, sometimes even stretching for two whole octaves within the time of a sixteenth note. As a whole, the étude can be practiced to increase dexterity and accuracy at large jumps on the piano, along with agility of the weaker fingers of the hand. The largest intervals reached by the right hand are fifteenths (two octaves) and sixteenths (two octaves and a second). Sixteenth notes are played between the two notes, and the same note is played two octaves or two octaves and a second higher with no rest. Little time is provided for the pianist to move the hand, thus forcing the pianist to avoid tension within the muscles. Fifteenth intervals are quite common in the beginning of the étude, while the sixteenth intervals appear twice, at the thirtieth and thirty-second measures.

 
The two red notes are 35 half-steps apart, which is about 46cm apart on a piano.

However, the left hand studies about four extremely large intervals, larger than those in the right hand. For example, in bar 101, the left hand makes a sixteenth-note jump of just a half-step below three octaves. The étude also involves other technical difficulties, e.g. trills with the fourth and fifth fingers.

The work has been arranged by other composers and pianists, most notably Ferruccio Busoni and Marc-André Hamelin.
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Published on Jan 27, 2014

Valentina Lisitsa performed Liszt La Campanella from Paganini Etude No 3 at Concert hall, Seoul Art Center, 25th November, 2013 under Masters Series which Composer Jeajoon Ryu present.(Encore after 3 hours recital.)

Valentina Lisitsa – Liszt La Campanella – from Paganini Etude No. 3

 

fabulous Renditions: Valentina Lisitsa – Edvard Grieg – The Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16(two videos)


 Edvard Grieg – The Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16(two videos)- Valentina Lisitsa

historic music bits: BEETHOVEN Piano Trio No.7 ‘Archduke’ | E.Gilels, L.Kogan, M.Rostropovich | 1956


BEETHOVEN Piano Trio No.7 ‘Archduke’ | E.Gilels, L.Kogan, M.Rostropovich | 1956

great compositions/performances: Franz Schubert: String Quartet No. 13 in A minor (the Rosamunde Quartet), D. 804, Op. 29


Franz Schubert: String Quartet No. 13 in A minor (the Rosamunde Quartet), D. 804, Op. 29

fabulous musical renditions: Freiburger Mozart-Orchester, Michael Erren,Valentina Lisitsa


Freiburger Mozart-Orchester, Michael Erren,Valentina Lisitsa

FABULOUS MUSICAL RENDITIONS: Exploding Beethoven: Tempest Sonata Live from Paris Valentina Lisitsa


Exploding Beethoven: Tempest Sonata Live from Paris Valentina Lisitsa

Best musical Interpretations: Beethoven Sonata Op 57 “Appassionata” Mov1, ,3, Valentina Lisitsa, piano


Beethoven Sonata Op 57 “Appassionata” Mov1

Best musical collections: Mozart – Symphonies No. 25, 29, 35, 36, 38, 39, 40, 41 Wiener Philharmoniker Leonard Bernstein


Mozart – Symphonies No. 25, 29, 35, 36, 38, 39, 40, 41 (Bernstein)

historic musical bits: Claudio Arrau Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 30


Claudio Arrau Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 30

historic musical bits: MOZART Symphony No 40 in G minor, KV550, LEONARD BERNSTEIN|Boston Symphony Orchestra


MOZART Symphony No 40 in G minor KV550 LEONARD BERNSTEIN

historic musical bits: Franz Schubert Symphony No.8 “Unfinished” D 759, Leonard Bernstein


Franz Schubert Symphony No.8 “Unfinished” D 759, Leonard Bernstein

historic musical bits: Leonard Bernstein “Overture König Stephan” Beethoven, Wiener Philharmoniker


Leonard Bernstein “Overture König Stephan” Beethoven

great compositions/performances: Beethoven Piano Sonata 10 G major Barenboim


Beethoven Piano Sonata 10 G major Barenboim

 

Historic Musical Bits: Mozart: Piano concerto n. No. 21 in C major, K.467(“Elvira Madigan”) Pollini-Muti


Mozart: Piano concerto n. No. 21 in C major, K.467 (“Elvira Madigan”) Pollini-Muti

Great compositions/performances: Mendelssohn – Violin Sonata in F minor, Op. 4 Classical Music Best Piano and Violin


Mendelssohn – Violin Sonata in F minor, Op. 4 – Classical Music Best Piano and Violin

historic musical bits: Shostakovich Plays Shostakovich – Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 102


Shostakovich Plays Shostakovich – Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 102

Historic musical bits: Mendelssohn: Symphony no. 3 “Scottish” – Klemperer & Philharmonia Orchestra


Mendelssohn: Symphony no. 3 “Scottish” – Klemperer & Philharmonia Orchestra

great compositions/performances: Frederick Delius: Florida Suite (1888, Reedited by Beecham, 1963)


Frederick Delius: Florida Suite (1888, Reedited by Beecham, 1963)