A Blissful Hauskonzert through a Meet-up Connection


Well, it finally came to pass, and technology reigned, bridging the distance between player and audience. I was naturally present in body and spirit, but my face with its register of emotions was plainly blocked by my piano rack.

About 12 hours before the event, I had posted a video revealing the seating arrangement. It amounted to a horseshoe formation, allowing the computer screen to be easily seen by all listeners.


At one point I flipped the web cam from my Steinway grand to the Baldwin, so I could render Bach Prelude (WTC) 1 with a different timbre.


This was a very attentive audience that fed warm vibrations back and forth.

With the piano doubling as an iMac host and refreshment table, there were no spills in sight.


It was a remarkable evening, indeed, needing an encore!


Chopin Waltz in A minor Op. Posthumous
Chopin Waltz in Ab
Chopin Nocturne in C# minor, Op. Posthumous
Chopin Prelude in E minor
Second Movement, Pathetique Sonata, Beethoven (Adagio)
“Moonlight Sonata,” movement 1, Beethoven
Fur Elise, Beethoven
Bach Prelude no. 1 in C (WTC)–played on the Baldwin
Mozart Sonata, K. 545

A Home Piano Concert Draped in Technology

About arioso7: Shirley Kirsten

International piano teacher by Skype, recording artist, composer, piano finder, freelance writer, film maker, story teller: Grad of the NYC HS of Performing Arts, Oberlin Conservatory, NYU (Master of Arts) Studies with Lillian Freundlich and Ena Bronstein; Master classes with Murray Perahia and Oxana Yablonskaya. Studios in BERKELEY and EL CERRITO, California; Member, Music Teachers Assoc. of California, MTAC; Distance learning and Skyped instruction with supplementary videos: SKYPE ID, shirleypiano1 Contact me at: shirley_kirsten@yahoo.com OR http://www.youtube.com/arioso7 or at FACEBOOK: Shirley Smith Kirsten, http://facebook.com /shirley.kirsten TWITTER: http://twitter.com/arioso7 Private fund-raising for non-profits as pianist--Public Speaking re: piano teaching and creative approaches
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