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I found this on YouTube... It's a piece by Tempei Nakamura called "Ichigo-Ichie"...
It's one of the most beautiful pieces I've ever heard. Listen to it 2 or 3 times and you won't be able to get
the music out of your head.
See what you think... let me know, Graham howard.
I have appreciated your articles and the no nonsense approach to a subject that is fraught with pitfalls for the
unwary. I was dithering about the piano to buy for my son who has made fair progress with his playing. Originally
we had provided a Yamaha P70 stage piano and he used it to grade 5. The truth was that he was unable to extract any
real nuance from the instrument. We were loaned an old (1928) Chappell instrument that helped him to appreciate the
range of nuance possible with a real piano. He has been playing for 3 years and we were dismayed to be told by his
piano teacher that he was being held back by using an instrument that had seen better days.
In the even, I found a Yamaha U1 that had been refurbished by Yamaha in Japan and was sold to me complete with a
five year guarantee. My son's playing has really improved markedly by playing a nice instrument with a very
responsive and heavy touch keyboard. We looked at hundreds of instruments and my son played them all.
Eventually we found one he liked instantly because it replicated the touch of his teacher's piano and we bought it
from a very knowledgeable piano dealer.
The link below is to the 3rd movement of a complete Kabalevsky sonatina recital given by my 10 year old son a
short time ago and it demonstrates the standard of my son's playing before we had bought the Yamaha U1.