10 October, 2010

Rhapsody on a theme by Paganini op. 14 Variation 18

Last night, I got to go to my favorite symphony in all of Utah and hear them perform my current favorite classical music piece. The solo pianist was Conrad Tao, a sixteen-year-old currently enrolled in Juilliard’s Pre-College Division studying piano. It took me a second to realize that the person he is closet in age to in my family is my baby brother. Yikes! Sixteen did not seem like that young of an age until I pictured Michael up there.

This clip (of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra) features the last few seconds of variation 17 that lead into everyone's favorite variation.

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