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An article on Friday 20 January 2012 about virtuoso classical pianist and YouTube-sensation Valentina Lisitsa in dutch national newspaper De Volkskrant. Valentina plays in The Netherlands, on Sunday 22 january 2012 in Delft and on Friday 27 January 2012 in Haarlem. The article in De Volkskrant shows that more and more big media finally begin to recognise what I (see my videos of Valentina on the web) and so many people on YouTube have known for years already… the unique stature and greatness of Valentina! 🙂
My video Valentina Lisitsa: a somehow impossible combination of Backhaus and Argerich, published in March 2010 – and having more than 47.000 views on 13 November 2011, when this message was published – deserved a remake, a promotion from SD to HD.
Here’s the ‘makeover’, published on YouTube on 12 November 2011. Play the clip in 1080p to see the best result in High Definition.
This superb electrifying performance has now over 500.000 views and shows Valentina Lisitsa’s deep connection with Liszt’s Totentanz. Total control and commitment combine in the best way and Valentina’s performance is unmatched in its display of musical brilliance. Videos on her YT-channel now have over 28 million views! Subscribers: more than 34.000. Very telling!
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 🙂
A segment of the Facebook profile-page of ‘Gharana’
Yesterday I’ve created a Facebook profile on my Concertzender radioprogramme Gharana. The profile-page is named ‘Gharana – in depth radio on raga performers’. For an impression of the programme watch the Gharana-promo-video on Youtube.
If you like raga music and like to know more about my programme, feel free to join the Gharana Facebook-profile as a member. I’d love to welcome you there!
Two days ago I published one more video on Youtube of Kaushiki Chakrabarty’s dazzling concert on April 15th, 2007, in Amsterdam.
She performs a composition in teentaal in raag Hamsadhwani. Kaushiki is accompanied on tabla by Subashish Bhattacharya and on harmonium by Vyasmurti Anandteerth Katti. On tanpura: Julia Ohrmann. Concert in The Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, April 15th, 2007. It’s a must-see and -hear for all lovers of Kaushiki’s singing.
Copyright of this video: Pieter de Rooij, Tonal Ties Productions.
Click here to watch my other video’s on youtube.
I’ve just published another video on my Youtube Channel, titled ‘3 beautiful songs from Serbia by three great female singers’. This tradional music from mid-twentieth century Serbia features enchantingly beautiful singing, that will immediately reach evry true music lover’s heart and soul. Also added some info over there.