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Song identification?

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  1. gigatri

    gigatri New Member

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    I'm embarrassed to ask this as I once knew the answer myself ... but would anyone happen to know the name of the piece being played in the clip (starting at 15 seconds)?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YclVVaxl8HA

    Thank you very much!
     
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    3rd movement, Beethoven Moonlight Sonata.
     
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    Oh my ... <cringing with embarrassment> ... thank you!
     
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    Cringeworthy indeed, but:

    Memory is a funny thing. Oh yes, I recognise that piece, it's ... it's ... er ... damn, I can't remember what it's called or where it's from, but I definitely do know it.
    It happens to many of us from time to time. It's like recognising a person's face but not remembering their name.
    The other week I was trying to remember which Chopin waltz Mompou took as the basis for his Variations on a Theme of Chopin, and from which other Chopin piece the 10th variation, Evocation, quotes. I do meanwhile know both answers, but it didn't help that the "waltz" was actually a prelude. :)

    No, what made me cringe was not the memory lapse aspect, but the fact that this piece was referred to as a "song". Grrr! I do hate it when everything has to be reduced to the level of pop culture terminology. :evil:
     
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    techneut Active Member Piano Society Artist

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    Where have you been lately, Rainer. Everything is a song these days. Get used to it ! And isn't it great that you can stuff 5000 songs on your mp3 player, and about a million on your hard drive ;-)
     
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    Hi Rainer,

    Good point re: the use of "song" ... I hadn't really given it a lot of thought (obviously). I'm not obsessed with pop culture by any stretch of the imagination, but I suppose aspects of it can rub off unknowingly. At least I didn't repeat myself within the message and used "piece" instead! :) Thanks for pointing that out ... and in a way that was much kinder than it could have been. :D

    Best wishes,

    AJ
     
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    Very gracious of you to say so. Perhaps it would have been even kinder if I hadn't said anything at all. :)
     
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    No way ... I'd rather learn something even if it means embarrassing myself a bit in the process. I'm glad you said something!
     
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    SwanY, as in your earlier postings you don't make any sense at all, and you post inappropriate links. I warned you before about posting some online piano lessons link. What is it you want here ?
     

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