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Topic: Rachmaninov had big
Message: Posted by: Joey Stalin (Nov 1, 2007 06:39AM)
Rachmaninov had big [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifKKlhYF53w]Hands[/url]
Message: Posted by: Andy the cardician (Nov 1, 2007 07:35AM)
Thanks
Message: Posted by: Fauna Gob (Nov 1, 2007 09:03AM)
Actually his hands are fine, the rest of his body is tiny though.

But we wont hold it against him
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Nov 1, 2007 11:10AM)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xui7x_KF7bY&NR=1

They are truely a wonder. Excellent thank you. The link is for I will Survive also a must see.
Message: Posted by: The Drake (Nov 1, 2007 11:49AM)
Joey,

I find this video offensive to anyone who doesn't have big hands or boards with knobs on them to help them play the piano!

Ok... so I'm jerkin your chain.LOL

Can anyone tell me the deal with the guy not wearing pants? Is it part of a regular bit or just this act?

Best,

Tim
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Nov 1, 2007 01:11PM)
He is the virtuoso violinist that can play to the level of the finest ever to take up a bow but prefers a 'monty python' approach. See their other videos. Go to their main site...

http:www.igudesmanandjoo.com

Listen to the purity of tone he gets from that violin. Stunning.
Message: Posted by: The Drake (Nov 1, 2007 01:16PM)
Thanks for the link Doug!

Best,

Tim
Message: Posted by: MagiClyde (Nov 2, 2007 02:18AM)
These videos are absolutely hilarious! Thanks for pointing them out, guys!
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Nov 3, 2007 06:53PM)
The videos are hilarious. But it turns out that there is some controversy. Rainer Hersh claims that Igudesman and Joo stole his material.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nWzC19Iq_c

Yikes.

John
Message: Posted by: stoneunhinged (Nov 3, 2007 07:24PM)
Very interesting, indeed. It would seem to be true that Joo stole the basic idea of using sticks on the piano. Nothing else, however, is the same. And IMHO, Joo is much, much funnier. So they didn't steal a whole routine; they just stole the sticks. Hmmmm.

I've seen people play guitar with their teeth, like Hendrix. Didn't make 'em any better than Hendrix, did it?

I don't know. There's a line they might have crossed, I suppose.

But you know, I watched the Ticket to Ride video five times straight, I liked it so much. Do you think Sir Paul is gonna post a video on YouTube accusing them of stealing?

It seems to me like sour grapes due to someone taking your original, simple idea and doing much bigger things with it.

Jeff
Message: Posted by: DStachowiak (Nov 4, 2007 06:58AM)
Actually, I'm pretty sure I saw Victor Borge do a similar bit decades ago. BFD.
I thought Igudesman and Joo were hilarious.
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Nov 4, 2007 07:10AM)
You are correct. It's an Old BORGE BIT. But then most things relating to Classical Piano Humor are. Saw him live in Anchorage. Was hilarious.