This is Conrad Tao at work.
“We are not amewsed,” said Queen Vic-clawia
Rostropovich was asked if he had any regrets defecting to the US. “The only regret is I had to leave our beloved poodle behind. But we have replaced her now with another poodle, who has a special talent.” “What’s that?” “She plays modern music.”
Yes. It is impossible, and that is why, on this clip, he is playing with no care, no intent or, worst sin of all, no phrasing. Phrasing is, unsurprisingly, as integral to a phrase, as the notes contained within it. To play (I cannot bring myself to call this nonsense practice) without phrasing is a total waste of time and, instead of honing an interpretation, does actual damage to whatever end result he might be aiming for. I guess though, that if his concert’s already sold out he doesn’t have to bother that much.
Jeez, you must be fun at parties…
And I suggest that you stop sucking lemons.
ok, Debbie Downer
Mr Tao is a genius. He should be commended for promoting late 20th and 21st century composers. I wish him well.
It is well known that cats respond wonderfully to classical music. Just heaven!
At around 0:39, his cat looks at us as if to say “Hmm…what a show off”…..
Was Conrad trying to play the Empurrer concerto ?
If the cat somehow gets on stage and climbs upon the piano, that could be a ‘cat-astrophe’!
That cat is clearly not recognizing the performer’s cues to turn the page.
That’s enough, Conrad. If you are truly the genius that you want the public to believe you are, then quit your cheesy, manipulative tactics and give your talent a chance to speak for itself. As for this pointless video, your wise cat is clearly (and appropriately) unconvinced.
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