Watch out, Trifonov and Babayan!
Ha, ha, so glad they’ve got nothing else to do. By the way that is not Euston it’s St. Pancras International.
And how many obligatory iphone zombies to film it?
My thoughts, exactly!
I perform in public and people don’t even think twice about recording it, filming it. So far, nothing has turned up on YouTube that I know about. And if you stop them or make them ask permission, it’s considered mean and negative. Honestly.
Better than one story I was told:
amateur pianist performing on a street piano, noticed someone unknown to him passing the hat around; when he finished playing said person had disappeared!
When you’re in public, you’ve given permission.
Especially when you are doing something as “Hey, look at me!” as a musical performance. It isn’t as if you were trying to not be noticed.
A pity it is not musical!!!
I walk through St Pancras quite regularly; compared with the usual standard (very low — so low that the kids who just bash random keys sound better) of playing on these instruments, the playing in the video is actually quite reasonable.
Once, I heard someone play an excerpt from of one of the Brahms concerti — I paused briefly to listen, but, alas, the performer soon switched to a more populist, upbeat work. Was it because he felt under pressure to “entertain”, or because he was simply cycling through different fragments?
What a racket!
Oh, lighten up. You have not paid a fortune to hear a classical concert. Two police officers offered a light approach to the day — shared a little joy. You’re as bad as DiDonato’s judge. It’s a railway station and a couple of bobbies brightened a few dull minutes.
Fun- but a racket nevertheless 🙂 or vice versa
This is all very cheerful, but in the meantime how many thieves are shoplifting in the surrounding stores and terrorists placing bombs behind them…hopefully they were on break.
There’s a guy goes around playing pianos in the streets who dresses as a construction worker and other various assorted uniformed people for the publicity of it. It’s all a spoof. I wonder if this is the case here, as well?
Thank you, Norman! Brought a smile to my face which will last much of the day!
Some of these comments are very mean-spirited.
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