Monday, October 3, 2005

Pianist Keyed Up For World’s Largest Piano Lesson

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A classical pianist is getting keyed up for what should be a noteworthy event: The world’s largest piano lesson.

Richard Bosworth has spent the last 10 months preparing for the lesson, which will be taped on Sunday (Oct. 9) and broadcast on the web on Oct. 16.

Although the lesson will be geared to all levels of music ability, the folks who watch won’t actually learn to play something like, say, “Chopsticks.”

Instead, Bosworth will play Chopin’s “Andante Spiniato in G & Grande Polonaise Brillante in E flat, Op 22” and demonstrate how a classical pianist prepares for a performance and the decisions that go towards how he or she plays the music.

Bosworth doesn’t know how many students will attend his world record piano lesson but admits he’s getting an “adrenaline rush” thinking about it.

If all goes well, Bosworth’s lesson will be the start of a series of other “webimentaries” that he hopes will stop the “invisible separation” that classical music gets from popular culture.

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