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I think that this is really impressive

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I think that this is really impressive

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/damianthompson/100243153/pianist-maria-joao-pires-panics-as-she-re...
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This is quite extraordinary. The wonderful Maria João Pires is ready to play a Mozart piano concerto with the Amsterdam Concertgebouw conducted by Riccardo Chailly, only to hear the orchestra begin playing another Mozart concerto – no 20 in D minor, K466, not what she was expecting or had prepared for. Can you imagine her horror? You'll have to watch the film below to find out what happened next.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=CJXnYMl_SuA
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Re: I think that this is really impressive

The lady deserves a gold star Smiley Smiley Initially I thought she was going to burst into tears.
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I was nearly in tears when she started playing  Cry
I would like to hear the applause when the audience realised she had been playing from memory and no preparation  Smiley
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Re: I think that this is really impressive

Amazing  Smiley
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Re: I think that this is really impressive

Beautiful....
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Re: I think that this is really impressive

Incredible...
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when the audience realised she had been playing from memory and no preparation  Smiley

Wonder if the audience realised?
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Re: I think that this is really impressive

would the audience know if she played any old thing?  put in lots of twiddles, twirls and rills and who's to know?
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Re: I think that this is really impressive

I think classical music audiences would know Wink