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Name of composition in automobile commercial?

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  1. markfresa

    markfresa New Member

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    There is a new automobile commercial on American television that opens with a pianist playing a famous phrase, which I believe is Liszt.
    I believe it is an advertisement for Land Rover, but it might be another company.
    If anyone has seen it and knows the name of the composition, I would be grateful to know it.
    Thanks in advance,
    Mark
     
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    I think it is Saint-Saens Piano Concerto #2 in G-minor. But I could be wrong.


    (Bonus if you can help me name this concerto:

    http://www.studiodaily.com/filmandvideo ... /6702.html

    below the pictures and the first paragraph there is a red graphic, click on "download" and watch the commerical...I think it is one of Mozart's middle movements of a piano concerto. Or it could be Beethoven but I am not too sure.)
     
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    The one with the descending minor triads? I have that song stuck in my head, now. But I don't know the piece.

    I also don't know the other piece, JG. I don't think it's a Mozart or Beethoven concerto, I'm familiar with those. :?:
     
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    Yes, the descending minor triads

    It is not Beethoven or Mozart. Possibly Rachmaninoff?
     
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    Nice car!! :lol:
     
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    No that's not the commerical...
     
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    After some Googling time, I saw that someone says that the Land Rover piece is Grieg's piano concerto. But I just went back to look again at that post, I can't find it now.

    J - that Hyudai piece sounds like something Italian. Couldn't find any info on it, either.
     
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    Yep, I found same answer as Monica by Googling. I don't know that ad, but I do believe every pianist should learn at least the first few famous bars of that concerto. Easy, but impressive-sounding and dramatic to boot!
     
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    Dramatic is certainly the correct word for that. There is a scene in the musical, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, where the leading man pulls the sexy secretary into his arms, dips her, and then passionately kisses her all while that famous part in the concerto plays clear and loud.
     
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    You guys are certainly romantic, that is for sure.
    I think it is Grieg, and will check it out today. Definitely not Ravel.
     
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