Tuesday, April 29, 2008

George Winston: Rain - Piano Performance Video

When I first heard this piece of music, I was literally blown away! "How'd he do that?" I thought to myself. How can one man create such a full sound on the piano?

Of course, classical pianists have and continue to lead the way in making the piano such a rich sounding instrument. But here was a music that kind of sounded classical but wasn't.

It had a more modern feel to it. And ... it was titled "Rain."

In the classical world, this is called "program" music because the title suggests the inspiration of the composer and helps guide the listener towards what the composer had in mind.

Whatever you want to call it, you have to watch this video at YouTube http://youtube.com/watch?v=Uj6VLLa29zs

You'll see George play the piece. The video intersperses nature scenes with concert footage. A must see!

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