Pianathon Final Bonus Track – The Godfather – Medley – C. Copolla & N.Rota

So the time has come to play the last pianathon request from last year… it will be the famous soundtrack from The Godfather. The theme from The Godfather has already been featured in the pianathon so I have played a short medley as an extension (Mazurka-Waltz-Main Theme). This song request is from our family friend Julie in Paris. Encore, un grand merci pour votre don. Un très beau choix de morceau pour terminer l’aventure du pianathon. Dédié à vous et votre famille… j’espère que ce medley vous plaira!

 

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Pianathon Bonus Track 4 – Beethoven – Für Elise

This is probably one of the most played pieces on the piano :). As a teenager, I always refused to learn/play it as all the school kids played it. So now that my teenage rebel phase is over and as this lovely Beethoven piece was requested, I have decided to play it after all ;). Für Elise was requested by my friend Aleks and her family in Munich. Hvala još jednom na donaciji :). Dedication goes to Aleks, Simon, Tim and Nina! Nadam će vam se svidjati :).

 

Pianathon Bonus Track 3 – J. Barry -Goldfinger Bond Theme

Next on the Bonus track series will be the famous Bond theme Goldfinger. This song dedication goes to my friend Celine in Boston. Many thanks again for your generous donation on my last fundraiser :). You asked for a movie soundtrack, e.g. Game of Thrones, as I don’t watch it (I know, crazy!), I decided to go with an older film classic, hope you will still appreciate this one ;)!

 

Pianathon Bonus Track 2 -Billy Joel – Piano man

Hello everyone! Continuing on the Pianathon bonus tracks, I’m sight-reading an arrangement of a classic by Billy Joel, Piano man, that was requested by my Andy in Adelaide, Australia. Many thanks for your generous donation on my last fundraiser page :). Hope you’ll enjoy this version!

 

 

Pianathon Bonus Track 1: Puccini, Nessun Dorma

If you’ve missed the pianathon tunes from last year, I will be uploading a couple of bonus tracks from my last song requests from 2016 :). The first one is the famous opera aria Nessun Dorma by Puccini. This is a song request by my friends Liz and Anthony in London. Enjoy this piano version :)!

Pages 499-500: Abba – Thank You for the Music

The time has come… my final two pages of my pianathon challenge. I chose Abba’s Thank you for the music. A big thank you to all of you for supporting me along this challenge throughout this year of 2016. The pianathon has enabled 3200 Euros to go to MSF, Oxfam and Room to Read. Thrilled, merci ! Happy New Year 2017 with many good music tunes :). Musically yours, Yelena

 

Page 498: R. Levesque – Quand les hommes vivront d’amour

Hello everyone, today on the pianathon is the penultimate piece of my challenge: a fundraiser request by my dear family friend Martine in Dijon… Quand les hommes vivront d’amour by Quebecois composer Raymond Lévesque. Many thanks for your generous donation and your continued support on my pianathon this year! Ce morceau est aussi un cadeau pour ton grand anniversaire, en Janvier de la nouvelle année 2017. Je te souhaite plein de belles choses pour tes soixante ans… Je t’embrasse fort.

Pages 496-497: H. Mancini – The Pink Panther Theme

Following on great movie soundtracks and my fundraiser page song requests, I’m playing the famous Pink Panther Theme composed by Henry Mancini. This song goes to my friend Lise in Paris. Many thanks for your generous donation and your continued support of my pianathon throughout this year :)! J’espère que le choix de morceau te plaira!

Pages 491-495: Badelt/arr.Radnich – Pirates of the Caribbean Medley

Hello everyone, tonight I’m playing a medley from Pirates of the Caribbean arranged by J. Radnich. I went for the pirate look as well :). Dedication goes to Kerian in Dijon, France. J’espère qu’on aura l’occasion de le jouer ensemble :).