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Sometimes one piano is simply not enough

I watched Anchors Aweigh with some friends last week (an interesting dichotomy of stars: Gene Kelly is the dancer but sings only competently; Frank Sinatra sings beautifully but simply can’t keep up with Kelly in dance). What really got me was how liberally the movie sampled from classical music. I mean, Sinatra sings lyrics to Tchaikovsky’s first piano concerto, for heaven’s sake.

Almost as good? Jose Iturbi leading 18 pianists in a Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody. Check out the curve of his fingers as he plays – I’m no pianist, but something tells me that’s not standard form.

Update: Sorry, guys, turns out this video isn’t embeddable; you’ll have to click the link provided when you hit play. I can’t seem to find another version! If anyone out there can, please email me! There’s a Medal of Violar in it for you!


About Jenn

Despite being the former digital marketing intern at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Jenn German does not like Mozart. Beethoven could've totally beaten him up. Also she has an arts management graduate degree from American University, but this changes nothing.



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