This for for all the new victims of my blog who haven't seen them.
There are issues with these videos:
I was a professional pianist in California when I was in my early twenties.
These videos were made in San Angelo, Texas - over 25 years later, when I was over the hill and out of practice.
I used an El Cheapo camcorder propped up on a bookshelf. The video quality is extremely poor. And the mic was much too close to the piano, resulting in a loud, harsh tone.
Other than that, everything is perfect.
Make sure your volume is turned down slightly - I'm not joking
Clair de Lune
by Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
I never think of "moonlight" when performing this piece. It was originally titled Promenade Sentimentale, which I think is much more appropriate.
Some critics don't like my interpretation of this piece. That's nothing. I don't like some of my critics.
Music from the opera Turandot
by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
Piano transcription by Jon V.
I wrote this piano "transcription" when I was an eighteen-year-old music student in Los Angeles, and I still like it. If I'm drunk enough, it can throw a mean punch.
It starts out kind of "slow". Be patient. It will get better.
The video quality is so poor that it's embarrassing, and the day I recorded this (in Texas) it was over 110 degrees.
Be kind with your caustic comments - - I'm extremely delicate and sensitive....