Here’s a beautiful piano-transcription of one of the most beautiful orchestral works in western classical music. The piece’s glimmer of colours and light is beautifully retained in this transcription and performance. For good pianists this arrangement must be (or perhaps has been already) a delightful challenge.
I’ve been tracking down his uploads ever since I noticed his presence on YouTube early this year. Shankar Tucker is quite a phenomenal guy who has conquered a world audience by storm viahis YouTubechannel in less than a year.
One of Shankar Tucker’s videos: Sapnon se Bhare Naina, with singer Rohini Ravada
Shankar Tucker plays the clarinet and a handful of other instruments and is interested in Indian Classical music and Indian folk music traditions. He incorporates these different styles with elements of Jazz, Electronic, Classical and Pop in his compositions. He spends a lot of time in India, where he studies Hindustani music on clarinet with flute-bansuri player Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia. So far Shankar Tucker’s channel has featured collaborations with a bunch of great singers, such as Mahesh Vinayakram, Aditya Rao, Rohan Kymal, Vidya and Vandana Iyer and Nirali Kartik.
Here’s a link to the Hindustan Times writing about him in September 2011, a.o. things saying: “(..) a student of flautist Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia at the Brindaban Gurukul in Mumbai, he has picked the clarinet over flute”. And then, so funny what follows: “(..) he disclosed in an interview to an Indian Express that his guru doesn’t even know about his fusion experiments.” :))
I remember buying this lp in my teens and this is one of its great tracks with David Bedford on church organ and Mike Oldfield soloing on guitar. The album Instructions for Angels was one of those very nice additions to the Canterbury stuff – mostly lp’s – I gathered as a teenager. I share this clip because of the news earlier this month that David Bedford died at the age of 74. May he rest in peace.
Wow, fabulous… veery impressive! The awesome organ playing here works perfect as an addition to the events in Murnau’s classic ‘Nosferatu’. Hats off to Mathias Rehfeldt’s brilliant achievement! A must-watch!
Valentina Lisitsa, filmed by me on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in December 2009, Abbey Road Studios, London. Valentina plays a segment from the 1st Movement of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No.3. (Play in HD).