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The fastest piano playing ever Barry Lyndon style


An unofficial world piano playing speed record. Jozef Kapustka plays Chopin Minute waltz in 58 seconds. This represents roughly over 750 notes per minute or approximately 13 notes per second. Although there is not a slightest trace of evidence that Chopin intended the piece to be played at a supersonic speed, it has been a hard to die fantasm of many generations of pianists to “make it” in or under 1 minute. Even though actually possible to physically accomplish in a more or less successful manner it remains nevertheless a little convincing and somehow confusing stunt that is totally unjustified musically and artistically. Recorded live in March 2011. A musical joke that does not constitute a valid performance nor was intended as such. Consultation: Yuki Takahashi and Yuko Hitsumoto. The Waltz in D flat major, Op. 64, No. 1, popularly known as the Minute Waltz, and also Valse du petit chien, is a waltz for solo piano by Frédéric Chopin. It is dedicated to the Countess Delfina Potocka.Chopin wrote the waltz in 1847 and had it published by Breitkopf & Härtel in Leipzig the same year, as the first of the Trois Valses, Op. 64. The second waltz is in the enharmonic parallel minor key of C sharp minor.The piece is given the tempo marking Molto vivace. The waltz is a playful piece, more so than any of Chopin’s other waltzes. Camille Bourniquel, one of Chopin’s biographers, reminds the reader that Chopin got the inspiration for this waltz as he was watching a small dog chase its

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Tea for Two in style of Fats Waller


A version of Tea for Two that leans heavily on a Fats Waller recording and with additional influences from Liberace and Russ Conway. In this clip it is Mike Thomson’s encore at his recital for the Billy Mayerl Society (www.billymayerlsociety.co.uk)in 2003. It is reproduced here by kind permission of Mike Lorenzini.

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Lord of all Hopefulness – Liberace style :-)


Me playing Lord of all Hopefulness like Liberace probably would

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Chopsticks Liberace Style


I’m no Liberace, but here is my arrangement of Liberace’s arrangement of Chopsticks, as best as I could do by ear and think this is as close to the actual version Liberace played as I have seen! I haven’t written it down so unfortunately don’t have sheet music for it as learned by ear. Haven’t practiced it much so is still quite ‘raw’ and apologies for poor video quality, I used a digital camera to film and lost quality uploading etc. so isn’t the best. Let me know what you think! Audio of the version I learned can be found at: www.liberace.org Click Music Samples, then Chopsticks!

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