How long can you play a burning piano?

How long can you play a burning piano?


norman lebrecht

December 21, 2016

Only in Japan.


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  • Jean says:

    I wish it was a Waldstein, a Chopin Polonaise or something a bit more sensible…

  • Maria says:

    Just waiting for the first viola joke.

  • Paul Davis says:

    Surely, sir, in this case: Yosuke Yamas-heater.
    Warmest rearguards.

  • John Borstlap says:

    A nice example of the transition from (bad, very bad) music to pure sound.

    Of course such destructive dada ‘performances’ stem from the profound iwsh to destroy symbols of culture. Dada war born in the 1st world war, and has formed a tradition since:

  • Cyril Blair says:

    This is the appropriate performance for the Trump inaugural.

  • Sue says:

    Liszt and his pyrotechnics?

  • clarrieu says:

    Scriabin’s “Vers la Flamme” would be the appropriate piece, but is it short enough?

  • B. Singer says:

    Well,…. much longer than one can play a burning guitar I suspect. 🙂