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Rhapsody in Blue [Monday ~♪~ July 5th, 2010 at 12:14pm]

benjpianist
Hi everyone! Here's my performance of Rhapsody in Blue (originally for 2 pianos) with pianist (accompanist) Arkadi Serper. Please leave comments on the YouTube page and remember to subscribe if you like my performance!




The second part of the video can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HgiFgRz73I.

For more, visit my webpage at http://www.benjpianist.webs.com
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J. Ph. Rameau Le Rappel des oiseaux [Friday ~♪~ April 23rd, 2010 at 1:53pm]

roman_gurochkin
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Karl Jenkins - Requiem for soloists, chorus and orchestra_01 [Friday ~♪~ February 5th, 2010 at 1:02pm]

roman_gurochkin
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E. Podgaits - Concerto for mandolin and chamber orchestra [Monday ~♪~ January 18th, 2010 at 10:58pm]

roman_gurochkin
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Benjamin Lazar, Benjamin Alard (France)_02, earlymusic XII international festival, St.Petersburg [Monday ~♪~ January 11th, 2010 at 9:44pm]

roman_gurochkin
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Вариации на тему Н. Паганини Концерт памяти М. М. Белавина, балалайка - Д. Пенюгин, рояль - А. Тихо [Monday ~♪~ January 11th, 2010 at 9:41pm]

roman_gurochkin
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GALYA - “If Only…” [2009] piano solo [Tuesday ~♪~ December 8th, 2009 at 11:57am]

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Artist : GALYA
Title : “If Only…”
Genre : piano solo, ambient, new age, easy listening
Date Released : 2009

http://www.galyanewagemusic.com

1. If Only
2. Breath
3. Ashka
4. Une fois encore
5. Aquarelle
6. The Diary Of Jane
7. Air
8. Riverland
9. Silence
10. So Me
11. Angel Dust

"...In her compositions, this young pianist and composer appropriate the New Age music with a grace and intelligence. A true invitation to travel and poetry, this music derive its strength and originality by the polyphony of sound and perfect mastery of the piano..."
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New! [Wednesday ~♪~ October 21st, 2009 at 10:49am]

husbife





Your Name: Kayla, nicknamed Nano or husbife. Call me whatever you'd like!

Age: 21 next month

Location: California, USA

Favorite type of Piano Music: Romantic period pieces. But jazz/Blues/swing is fun too. :)

Been playing for: Only a year. :( I have much to learn.

Favorite Composer: Chopin, and recently, I've really been enjoying Rachmaninoff

What do you love about piano? The versatility, the sound, the emotion... everything!

What do you hate about piano? Nothing! But I have small hands, so some songs are a bit of a stretch for me. ;_;

Picture?:Just two.Collapse )


Nice to meet you!

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[Friday ~♪~ July 10th, 2009 at 4:25pm]

a_papier_mache
What anyone be willing to transcribe the sheet music to a fairly easy song for me?

I'd be happy to email you the song.
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New videos! [Friday ~♪~ June 5th, 2009 at 9:04pm]

benjpianist
Hi again everyone! Lately I've posted another 6 videos, which you should definitely check out at my YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/benjpianist. Remember comments, ratings, and especially subscriptions on youtube are always appreciated! 

Here I'm posting a few of my videos. Enjoy! Let me know what you think. :) 

Nocturne Pour Tamaki - Yoshihisa Hirano

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Nocturne Pour Tamaki, written by Yoshihisa Hirano for the popular anime Ouran High School Club character Tamaki Suou. Performed by Benjamin Shapiro.
Download the MP3 of this performance here:
http://www.orbitfiles.com/download/id...
If you enjoyed this video, please remember to subscribe! To view my official webpage, visit http://benjpianist.webs.com/.


Prelude No. 1 WTC. 1 in C Major - J.S. Bach

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The first prelude in Johann Sebastian Bach's Well Tempered Clavier Book 1. Performed by Benjamin Shapiro.
Download the MP3 of this performance here:
http://www.orbitfiles.com/download/id...
If you enjoyed this video, please remember to subscribe! To view my official webpage, visit http://benjpianist.webs.com/.


Fugue No. 1 WTC. 1 in C Major - J.S. Bach

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The first fugue in Johann Sebastian Bach's Well Tempered Clavier Book 1. Performed by Benjamin Shapiro.
MP3 of performance available for download here:
http://www.orbitfiles.com/download/id...
If you enjoyed this video, please remember to subscribe! To view my official webpage, visit http://benjpianist.webs.com/.


Thank you!

~Benj Shapiro (http://benjpianist.webs.com)


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Pianomania at the Cliburn! [Thursday ~♪~ May 21st, 2009 at 2:34pm]

jade_cliburn
Hello fellow enthusiasts,
my name is Jade Simmons, I'm a pianist and the webcast host for the 13th Van Cliburn Intl Piano Competition which starts on Friday May 22nd and goes through June 7th. Register at www.cliburn.tv to watch all of the onstage action, complete with competitor interviews, commentary in between performances, backstage access, etc. The music starts at 12:50pm CST this Friday.

Here on livejournal I am keeping a daily competition blog called Keeping up with the Kliburn. Check it out!

jade-cliburn.livejournal.com

Sincerely,
Jade Simmons

www.jademedia.org
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Note Speller [Monday ~♪~ May 18th, 2009 at 8:34am]

uepianogirl
Hello. I am currently giving piano lessons to an adult, and he is working on learning his notes better. Are there any online games or worksheets (for free) that he can use to help him with this? I was thinking of something like a notespeller game or worksheet or something...any ideas?
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Shostakovich! [Friday ~♪~ April 17th, 2009 at 12:31am]

benjpianist

Hi everyone! Posting again with my most recent recording, Shostakovich Prelude No. 2 Op. 34 in A Minor. Let me know what you think!




 Prelude No. 2 Opus 34 in A minor by Dmitri Shostakovich. I like to think of this piece as a scherzo. Performed by Benjamin Shapiro.

If you enjoyed this video, please remember to subscribe! To view my official webpage, visit http://benjpianist.webs.com/.

Thank you! 

~Benjpianist
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[Sunday ~♪~ March 29th, 2009 at 6:34pm]

tartanlioness
[ mood | relaxed ]

Name: Cammie
Age: 18
Location: Denmark

The rest are really silly for me to answer because I do not actually play the piano. I learned to play chords only two weeks ago and that's actually quite an accomplishment for me, since I've always sworn I'd never ever learn to do ANYTHING at a piano (my hand to hand coordination is awful!). I practice on my parents' 14-year-old keyboard and it's good enough for me.

I've sung in different choirs since I was 7 and now I work in a church choir. Learning to play chords is for me mainly a step in my further education as a singer: it helps me perform much better, since a song is always better with music to it.

I do, however, like classical music, especially piano, organ and violin. I don't have any favourite composers as such, though I do enjoy Bach, Vivaldi and romantic music in general.

I find chords on the net and I'm making a small collection, trying to learn them. I haven't learned many yet, only about four, but since I hadn't even touched a piano until fifteen days ago, I'm quite happy with that :D

Anyone who knows where I can find the chords to A Fine Frenzy's "The Well"?  

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Mad World - Piano Cover [Tuesday ~♪~ February 24th, 2009 at 12:33pm]

benjpianist
Hi again, everyone! I just wanted to share the second cover I've done (I don't usually sing in my videos), this one of Mad World by Gary Jules. Please let me know what you think!

 



Mad World by Gary Jules (originally Roland Orzabal from Tears for Fears) , from the soundtrack of the movie Donnie Darko. I had to speed it up a little to get it to flow -- I don't have strings accompaniment, unfortunately! Also featured in the video game Gears of War. Performed by Benjamin Shapiro. 
If you'd like a higher quality mp3 of my performance of Mad World, you can find it here:http://www.orbitfiles.com/download/id...
If you enjoy this video, please remember to subscribe! To view my official webpage, visithttp://benjpianist.webs.com.

Thank you!
~Benj Shapiro
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Intro post [Thursday ~♪~ February 19th, 2009 at 7:57pm]

quotamour
Your Name: Kristi
Age: 40
Location: USA, the wild west (Arizona)
Favorite type of Piano Music: Romantic
Been playing for: 9 years of classical training as a child, then several years of synthy keyboarding, then over 20 years of nothing at all - I just reconnected with the piano last year.
Favorite Composer: Chopin
What do you love about piano? everything - I love expressing myself through it.
What do you hate about piano? nothing, unless you count that I never have as much time as I'd like (for playing).
Picture?: My icon. =)
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Allo! : ) [Monday ~♪~ December 8th, 2008 at 8:44pm]
arlynne

Your Name: Kira
Age: 17
Location: Canada
Favorite type of Piano Music: modern?
Been playing for: 8 years
Favorite Composer: No one. I play whatever I find pretty.
What do you love about piano? The feeling of accomplishment after learning a full song through.
What do you hate about piano? Forgetting how to play songs if you haven't practiced them in awhile.
Picture?: Nah P=

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New! [Monday ~♪~ November 17th, 2008 at 11:44am]

benjpianist
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Your Name: Benj Shapiro
Age: 14 (almost fifteen!)
Location: Berkeley, CA, USA
Favorite type of Piano Music: Classical Romantic (Brahms, Rachmaninoff)
Been playing for 9 years
Favorite Composer: Rachmaninoff
What do you love about piano? "Music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable." Leonard Bernstein
What do you hate about piano? Gah! Why do ivory keys have to come from elephants? Why can't we have ivory keys without taking ivory from elephants? :-(
Picture?:(behind a LJ-cut if you have one; piano pics are encouraged!) Go to http://www.youtube.com/benjpianist to see pics and videos of me.

Hi everyone! As you can see from the application above, I'm new here. I'd like to share with you all two pieces I recently posted online at my YouTube account -- please rate, comment, and if you enjoyed my playing, subscribe! I try to post music often. I currently have 26 videos up.



Thank you!
~Benj Shapiro

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Mythical records "Odyssey of rapture" vol. 1 [Saturday ~♪~ November 15th, 2008 at 9:16pm]

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Mythical records, is now taking pre-orders for their new compilation "Odyssey of Rapture" vol. 1. The album includes neo-classical compositions by Abandoned Toys, Library Tapes, The synthetic dream foundation, Hannah Fury, Samantha Bouquin, Ephemeral mists, and many more great composers/artists. The official release date is Dec. 10th 2008. The full track list includes:



1. David Reyes "The magic woods"
2. Library Tapes "The rivers turned to cobblestone"
3. Abandoned Toys "An expanding tremble"
4. Ephemeral Mists "A pale slumber"
5. Phanatos "Voyage (quest for the shores of aphrodite)"
6. Aranis "Vala"
7. The new pollutants "Kidnap theme"
8. Hana (Jeff Greinke & Anisa Romero) "Hide"
9. Michel Avannier "La rencontre"
10. The synthetic dream foundation w/ Hannah Fury "Trapeze"
11. MePhI "Crystal night"
12. Aonua "Spirit of the deep"
13. Fiona Joy Hawkins "Contemplating"
14. Samantha Bouquin "Tale for a sunken moon"
15. Scythelence "Transparent eyelids"
16. Enigma de Ultratumba "To my unrest"
17. Samanta Ray & Pete Ardron "Interuterion 3"
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New... [Tuesday ~♪~ October 28th, 2008 at 2:44pm]
phantomi
[ mood | busy ]


Your Name: Adri
Age:  19
Location: USA
Favorite type of Piano Music: piano rock, classical, basically anything with the piano in it :]
Been playing for: 12 years
Favorite Composer: im too indecisive to choose...
What do you love about piano? Everything
What do you hate about piano? Who could hate anything about the piano? bur I do hate being given a peice the day of a performance, and having to play it 20 minutes later.  (my chior teachr used to do that to me all the time :/ )
Picture?: None.

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