Unique Halloweenconcert with Valentina Lisitsa in Leiden – 31 Oct. 2010

OMG… you don’t wanna miss this Halloweenconcert with pianist Valentina Lisitsa on 31 October in Leiden… SPOOOOKY ! ­čÖé

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OMG… Valentina in a coffin! Click on the picture above to enlarge

So, if you dareÔÇŽ on 31 October 2010 things get ‘scary’ in the Waag in Leiden when ‘spookish’ classical compositions will be played by daredevil-pianist Valentina Lisitsa in a HALLOWEENCONCERT! Tickets can still be ordered via Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden.

One of the pieces Valentina will be playing at the Halloweenconcert is the solo piano version of Liszt’s sensational Totentanz…

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Halloweenconcert’s programme (click on picture above to enlarge)

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Halloweenconcert’s location: The Waag in Leiden

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Valentina Lisitsa : solo takes Rachmaninoff #4

On August 7th, 2010, I’ve published two new videos on my YouTubechannel with another 18 minutes of some exquisite playing by Valentina Lisitsa, filmed by me in London, Abbey Road Studios, December 6th, 2009.

It’s some of my footage of Valentina doing solo take recordings of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No.4, as part of her Rachmaninoff Project with the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), conducted by Michael Francis and produced by Michael Fine.

For this project with the LSO – that’s bound for release by the end of 2010 – Valentina recorded at the Abbey Road Studios in London Rachmaninoff’s four piano concertos and Rachmaninoff’s Paganini Variations in September 2009 (piano concerti 1 and 2), in December 2009 (piano concerti 3 and 4) and in March 2010 (Paganini Variations).

If you like Rachmaninoff you can’t afford missing Valentina’s exquisite, brilliant, electrifying and delicate ‘Rachy touch’. Listen and enjoy! ­čÖé

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Halloween Concert Valentina Lisitsa in Leiden 31-10-2010

Voor wie het aandurft… op 31 oktober 2010 gaat het spoken in de Leidse Waag en klinken de engste klassieke composities in een HALLOWEEN CONCERT met daredevil-pianiste VALENTINA LISITSA ! Kaartverkoop via de Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden.

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Klik enkele malen op de foto hierboven om het concertprogramma te vergroten

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De Waag in Leiden

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Documentary on Valentina Lisitsa’s Rachmaninoff Project 2009-2010

In January 2010 I published on my Youtube-channel a documentary – divided in three parts – on Valentina Lisitsa‘s Rachmaninoff recording project in London.

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London, December 2009: me and Val at the end of a joyful day of stunning recording sessions in the Abbey Road Studios.

Valentina’s Rachmaninoff project concerns the recording of piano concerti 1 to 4 and the Paganini Variations and probably a few pieces for piano solo. The documentary focuses on the first phase of the project, the recording of piano concertos 1 and 2. Interviews with Valentina Lisitsa, conductor Michael Francis and producer Michael Fine are alternated with impressions of the recording sessions.

Documentary: Valentina Lisitsa’s Rachmaninoff Project 1/3

Documentary: Valentina Lisitsa’s Rachmaninoff Project 2/3

Documentary: Valentina Lisitsa’s Rachmaninoff Project 3/3

Hope you’ll enjoy this!

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Valentina Lisitsa’s highly addictive piano magic: a playlist

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A while ago I made a playlist on my Youtube-channel of some electrifying video’s of the incomparable, one and only Valentina Lisitsa. Highly recommended, but with a warning: this ‘piano magic’ is highly addictive stuff, before you know it you can’t get enough of it! Can you take it? Find out here ­čÖé