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Oscar Peterson

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Canadian jazz pianist Oscar Peterson’s legendary career is being celebrated in a Heritage Minute. The minute-long video chronicles the seven-time Grammy winner’s rise from a working-class Montreal family to becoming a world-renowned piano virtuoso. It touches on his encounters with greatness, such as being dubbed “the man with four hands,” and acknowledges the racism he faced at jazz gigs in the 1940s.

7 Levels of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

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Hayato Sumino, known professionally as Cateen, is a 25-year-old Japanese classical pianist. He shares his 7 variations on Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, each one increasing in virtuosity.

Level 0 is the nursery rhyme’s humble melody, and Level 1 has flourishes in the style of Mozart.

Level 2 adds lovely harmonies in the form of a lullaby, and Level 3 is in a ragtime style.

Levels 4 and 5 display virtuosic flourishes in the style of Liszt.

Level 6 is in the style of a Chopin étude, and Level 7 gains dizzying speeds and a rich tapestry of colours and dynamics.

Franz Liszt

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Victor Borge and Leonid Hambro perform Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 composed by Franz Liszt. It’s as funny as is it difficult to play! Liszt was a Hungarian composer, virtuoso pianist, conductor, music teacher, arranger, and organist of the Romantic era. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest pianists of all time.

Rousseau

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Rousseau is a popular piano player on YouTube who performs classical and pop music using a reactive visualizer. The result is mesmerizing.