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  • ScooterC
    Posted on 31 Jan 2012

    Mr. Zander's talk WAS funny and reminded me of my favorite pianist Victor Borge, who had great whimsical teaching methods.
    My mother & Mr. Borge taught me about classical music and the oddities of the English language and sounds. they were my elementary teachers in the realm of classical music and the instruments that made the sounds.

    I grew up in the world of classical music and my like or dislike of different musical backgrounds was based on what my ears & brain had become accustomed to.
    I don't care for opera (but a few arias ring my bell); Broadway musicals and marching tunes are not my cup of tea.
    The vocals for Bluegrass is a NO; and is especially true of Japanese and most Asian traditional singing, however, I love the instrumental sounds! Which makes New Age music especially favored by my ears.
  • SergioSP
    Posted on 23 Jan 2012

    It is the most fascinating lecture I have experimented in my entire life. Mr Zander captures his audience, where with burst I include myself through the screen, using the truth that all we are capable of recognizing, exposing some abundances: the magnificent recourse of knowledge on the classical music; the magic recourse to observe the human nature; and the formidable recourse to explain with grace his contents through his art and his words. He manages in short minutes to connect the observer with his own feelings, the certainly unique thing distinctive of human beings.
    Posted on 17 Jan 2012

    Very inspirational. Loved it. I never knew the 3% approximation of Classical music lovers. Keep up the awesome work Classical Archives.
  • PPL
    Posted on 15 Jan 2012

    I once heard that Mozart composed his Piano Sonata No.8 in A-, K.310 at about the same time when his mother had died. Once you know this, you can hear it in the music, certainly if you lost your mother recently and (try to) play it yourself. Mr Zander is right, and aside of the scenic gesticulation he does, there's a lot of truth in what he says and acts on stage. Music, and classical music especially, is a very strong and universal medium to help you cope with very strong emotions. And you can convey it to others and share it with them. If only you can survive the 10 year old player stage and go beyond that, of course ...

    Thank you classical archives for putting this youtube recording under our attention, it deserves it.
  • MCelestine
    Posted on 15 Jan 2012

    re: PPL's comment
    I agree totally with this, "Music, and classical music especially, is a very strong and universal medium to help you cope with very strong emotions. And you can convey it to others and share it with them". I have heard it too about Mozart composing the piano sonata 8 in the circumstances you describe.
  • scottiem
    Posted on 15 Jan 2012

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  • KBS
    Posted on 16 Jan 2012

    re: scottiem's comment
    And YOU are a complete ass! One of those negative people that always likes to make negative comments about things that are informative and inspiring.
  • maestralien
    Posted on 14 Jan 2012
    Edited on 14 Jan 2012

    Excellent Mr. Zander!
  • CamisPianoStudio
    Posted on 12 Jan 2012

    The Chopin piece he uses in this seminar is always a benchmark for my intermediate students. I now have a few more fun ways to teach this piece thanks to this video!
  • benjaminds
    Posted on 12 Jan 2012

    Seeing this video nearly a year ago litterally changed my life. It has had a huge impact on me. It's a pity Classical Archives only has one recording conducted by him! Especially considering he has educational albums out there, where the first disc has the performance, and the second disc Mr. Zander dissecting and explaining the piece.
  • Netrebko
    Posted on 10 Jan 2012

    Mr. Zander's talk was funny, moving and inspirational.
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