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more doodling on the piano… January 15, 2009

Filed under: Music — Jung @ 11:42 am

Trying to be as tragic, epical, and melodramatic as I could, not sure if it was happening… I seriously need to experience actual pain, not potential or possible, but authentic and genuine; not being imaginary but having verifiable existence… God help me… Smile

This is for you, Linda…

AnotherSzymanowski.mp3

forgive me for my very squeaky soft pedal…


doodling on the piano… January 7, 2009

Filed under: Music — Jung @ 11:43 pm

Somehow found this music in a pile of copied sheetmusic… so beautiful a compositioin… it is only 1 day old… I know it could be better but who cares, I am playing it now… 

szymanowski.mp3 


Remembering Oscar Peterson December 24, 2007

Filed under: Music — Jung @ 10:14 am

15 August 1925 – 23 December 2007

Oscar Peterson

Oscar Peterson

Oscar Peterson

Pictures I took at the Blue Note, he sounded Schumann-esque that day…


Following Chopin August 11, 2007

Filed under: Music,Travelog — Jung @ 2:01 pm

Thanks to Andrzej’s seamless arrangements, “Following Chopin” troop of 25 had a memorable trip.

We covered Chopin Museum and Wilanow Palace in Warsaw, Zelazowa Wola — Chopin’s birth place, Antonin Palace (Chopin was once the guest of the prince there) — where I played a recital, Wieliczka Salt Mine Museum — where I saw an ad of my recital on a billboard Smile, Wawel Castle, Old Town, and Saint Mary Cathedral in Krakow, and the Krakow National Museum (where Leonardo da Vince’s portrait is in permanent display) — where I played a recital with a surprisingly large turn out, then Lazienki Palace back in Warsaw, and the farewell dinner at Andrzej’s beautiful home lovingly prepared by his beautiful wife Arlette and we also met their gorgeous 12-year-old soccer star son Arthur.

Here are a few of the photographs I took, to see the entire gallery visit my NEW gallery site here! I haven’t loaded the other not so great (pixel wise) pictures from my iPhone, maybe I will add more to the gallery later Smile

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Aspen Ideas Festival July 12, 2007

Filed under: Music,Travelog,Video — Jung @ 11:29 am

This past weekend took my new toy iPhone to Aspen for the Aspen Ideas Festival. This is basically a post of how iPhone’s camera responds to light — if a subject is well lit with spot lights, it works fantastically — though it rarely happens in real life… Wink For the ease of use and to quickly document everyday moments, it is quite wonderful with 2.0 megapixels.

landing Ayaan
Landing in Aspen, some stranger got in my picture :: Ayaan Interview

Kirsten Shoes
dear friend Kirsten Walgreen :: her lovely comfy shoes

Rob Elliot
Rob Rieman and the Dutch Royals :: Elliot Gerson – the master mind behind the Festival (took the snap shot without him knowing when he sat next to me… 8) )

Dinning Room
the view from the dinning room at the Aspen Meadows during dinner.

Me Flower
Me with a $30 thousand Sony pro camera on fancy tripod (not mine, but how I love this sutff…) :: random well lit lilies

Some political discussion highlights of the Ideas Festival have been posted on YouTube (my non-political, no agenda concert didn’t make it there Wink ) I was too lazy to leave the room to hear Clinton’s speech since I heard him during the last festival. But he seems to be a big focus of the video clips. Check out this Link !


Another Countdown Widget :-) April 23, 2007

Filed under: Music — Jung @ 6:44 pm

Saturday, April 28, 2007 at 8:00 p.m.


A Countdown Widget… April 16, 2007

Filed under: Music — Jung @ 7:00 am

Not that I don’t work hard enough, but maybe this will stop me from playing with my computer too much? Wink

Saturday, April 21st, 2007 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 22nd, 2007 at 2:00 p.m.


Joyce Hatto Hoax — Breaking News! February 27, 2007

Filed under: Music — Jung @ 1:14 pm

Hatto

The husband confessed…

read the article on BBC NEWS online


Joyce Hatto — The Ultimate Recording Hoax February 22, 2007

Filed under: Music — Jung @ 9:43 pm

Joyce HattoIt seems like Joyce Hatto is all what people (at least pianists) are talking about these days. As I was telling my former teacher about my wish of early retirement from the stage (before I actually made any mark…) to focus on leaving a recorded legacy (did I say legacy? ha, and I thought I have little ambition in life… Wink ,) the name Joyce Hatto popped up once again.

We all heard of plagiarism, but nothing has ever been done in such scale! Ms. Hatto had been bed ridden since the 70s due to serious illness until her death last year, yet her husband has released more than a hundred of her recordings that made her into the most neglected virtuosic pianist ever cheap kamagra jelly uk! She recorded the entire Chopin-Godowski Transcriptions amongst all other major works and major concertos including the flawlessly performed Rachmaninoff 3rd Concerto. She recorded exclusively with the National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra with René Kohler conducting. Interesting enough, no instrumentalist has come forward claiming to ever worked for such orchestra, and no record of such conductor could ever be found!

The stolen tracks include recordings by Browning, Nojima, Hamelin, Bronfman, Ashkenazy… to name a few, makes one wonder how they could have thought they would get away with such major piracy without ever being discovered? What kind of ambition drives one to such dishonesty? Quite unimaginable!

Here is the link to the Times article Harold from WQXR sent me, and also the link to Pristine Records where you may find all stolen tracks listed with details of sound wave comparison — this ought to keep you busy for a few hours this evening…


What can I say? I am a fan… February 13, 2007

Filed under: BooBoo and LouLou,Hello Kitty,Music — Jung @ 5:18 am

Oh, well, only in a small degree… more so of gadgets and machines. And when it comes in pink with a kitty face — makes it just so much more fun Smile

HelloKittyHumidifier

This is in response to Hello Kitty Hell

A Hello Kitty Humidifier (the cold steam comes out of the kitty ears.) Just added to my collection of plugged in kitties.

The real kitty is LouLou, my 14 months old Brit Boy.


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