[Dixielandjazz] National Anthem
meetmrcallaghan at gmail.com
Fri Oct 8 10:22:22 PDT 2010
I doubt very much if it was Lang Lang. He was on the "Capitol Fourth"
program hosted by Jimmy Smits and delivered a beautiful rendition of
Rachmaninoff's "Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini",or at least that
segment of it that has always been known as "Story of Three Loves" or
more recently, the theme from "Somewhere in Time"
It has been my favorite piano composition ever since I was knee high
to an armadilla.
I thought Lang Lang to be an outstanding pianist and don't think he
would be capable of lousing up our national anthem.even if he tried..
On 10/8/10, Janie McCue Lynch <janie39 at socal.rr.com> wrote:
> I found this link to the game, Bob & Harry....limited audibility on the
> keyboard player, and couldn't find out who he was, but the wild cheering of
> the crowd actually appeared to be for a military flyover that was occurring.
> During the playing of the anthem it also looked like there were patriotic
> parachutists over the stadium, prior to the flyover.
> janie39 at socal.rr.com
> janiemc39 at yahoo.com
> > On 10/7/10, I wrote:
> >> ON the Giants, Braves game. Anyone hear that piece of crap?
> Harry Callaghan replied:
> > No, I didn't hear it, Bob............but let me take a wild stab in
> > the dark.....
> > What country singer performed it?............or was it some former
> > "American Idol" contestant?
> It was some piano player. I suppose he was someone popular or well-known.
> He hit several grace notes that weren't supposed to be there, (In other
> words, mistakes) and then several times played a lot of very sloppy
> arpeggios that sounded as if he ran his elbows up and down the keyboard.
> Then, he really didn't even finish the song.
> I couldn't believe it. And of course the multitudes applauded as if it was
> the greatest thing they had ever heard.
> I was listening to the Giants broadcast on radio. I don't know if it got on
> the national radio or TV broadcast.
> As far as I am concerned, it was painful and embarrassing...
> Great game though.
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