“Lean on Me” by Bill Withers… a powerful and beautiful song that portrays life an friendship in a great way. B. Withers, about writing the song: “I bought a little piano and I was sitting there just running my fingers up and down the piano. In the course of doing the music, that phrase crossed my mind, so then you go back and say, ‘OK, I like the way that phrase, Lean On Me, sounds with this song.'”
Hello everyone! I’m sight-reading a piece from one of my favorite cartoons when I was a kid (go Pixar!), Toy Story. The piece is You’ve got a friend in me by Randy Newman. Dedication goes to some good friends in town :)!
Today I’m sight-reading a piano arrangement from one of Brahms’ Hungarian Dances. You will recognized the piece I’m sure ;)! Dedication goes to my grandfather Dida Antun and his sister Baka Draga who no longer are with us… They have both been great inspirations to the whole family. I chose this tune to remember the Hungarian forefathers in the family !
Sight-reading “Ain’t no mountain high enough”, one of Marvin Gaye’s first hits, together in duet with Tammi Terrell. You might also recognize this tune from the movie Sister Act ;). Dedication goes to my friend Kaja in San Francisco, one of the best hikers I know! There’s always a higher mountain to climb :)!
Yes, my pianathon is still going, page 223/500:)! I haven’t posted a page count picture in a while, this time… in the Blue Hills Reservation in Massachusetts from today’s hiking trip!
Tonight, I’m revisiting a film soundtrack, the famous theme from The Godfather. Considered as one of the best movies of all times, I think The Godfather needs no introduction! Dedication goes to my Italian friend Beatrice in Cambridge. Un baci de Boston and hopefully see you soon!
Good evening everyone! Another classic French song sung by Edith Piaf from the 1960s. Dedication goes to my friend Doris in Paris, almost adopted Parisian! Vidimo se na kavicu uskoro u Parizu :).
Tonight on the pianathon will be a classic Brazilian “Bossa Nova” song by Antonio Carlos Jobim which won the Grammy for best record back in 1965. A great tune, which I’m sure you will recognize!
Dedication goes to my friend Sonia who recently moved to Paris! Je te souhaite un bon debut dans ta nouvelle ville :). I chose this song as I remember you had a lovely trip in Brazil. Hope you like the song!
Tonight, I’m rediscovering a piece I learnt a few years ago: The Spruce by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. When I was traveling in Finland back in 2009, I asked a music shopkeeper for suggestions of nice short piano pieces by Sibelius and he recommended the 5 Pieces for the piano, Op. 75, that are about trees! 5 pieces for 5 trees! Dedication goes to my friend Ines in Munich. Ich hoffe das es dir gefaellt! Bis bald!