Cabinet minister releases classical piano CD (+video)main
As part of his campaign to promote safe driving, the German tourism minister Peter Ramsauer has published ‘Adagio im Auto’, a CD on which he plays soothing classical music. Ramsauer, 57, reckons that Mozart can stop accidents and save lives. Among other tracks, he plays the ‘Elvira Madigan’ movement of Mozart’s 21st piano concerto (K467) with a Berlin Opera orchestra. Watch a clip here.
And here’s a better example of his technique in a Ch0pin etude. A bit stiff, but it’s tough getting your phrasing perfect on a TV talkshow and a poorly-tuned Yamaha.