The Carrot Clarinet: Linsey Pollak At TEDxSydney 2014 (Video)

Added: Jun 1, 2014


Linsey Pollak turns a carrot into a clarinet using an electic drill a carrot and a saxophone mouthpiece, and plays it all in a matter of 5 minutes.

Linsey Pollak is an Australian musician, instrument maker, composer, musical director and community music facilitator. He has recorded 31 albums, toured his solo shows extensively in Europe, Nth America and Asia as well as performing at most major festivals around Australia.

Linsey has devised many large Festival pieces such as “BimBamBoo” and “Sound Forest”, as well as collaborating on many music and theatre projects around Australia. He established The Multicultural Arts Centre of WA, and has co-ordinated five Cross-cultural Music Ensembles in three different States. Linsey has also worked as a musical instrument maker for 40 years and has designed a number of new wind instruments as well as specialising in woodwind instruments from Eastern Europe.

Vladimir Horowitz At Carnegie Hall – 1968 (Video)

YouTube Added: Oct 16, 2011


November 24, 1968: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York

Haydn: Sonata in C major, Hob. XVI:48
Schumann: Kreisleriana, Op.16

Rachmaninoff: Prelude in G-sharp minor, Op.32 No.12
Rachmaninoff: Moment Musical No.3 in B minor, Op.16 No.3
Rachmaninoff: Sonata No.2 in B-flat minor, Op.36 (Edited by Horowitz)*

Debussy: Serenade for the Doll
Liszt: Au bord d’une source
Chopin: Waltz in C-sharp minor, Op.64 No.2
Moszkowski: Etude in F major, Op.72 No.6

* Horowitz broke a string in the second movement of the Rachmaninoff Sonata in this concert. The string was quickly removed by the technician, and Horowitz started again a few bars earlier from where he was interrupted.

Vladimir Horowitz At Carnegie Hall – 1951 (Video)

YouTube Added: May 24, 2013

Complete Horowitz’s recital in Carnegie Hall on March 5, 1951. (Previously unreleased)


1. Schumann – Grand Sonata No. 3, Op. 14 (3rd mvmt ONLY)
– III Quasi Variazioni: Andantino de Clara Wieck [0:00]
2. Mozart – Sonata in B-Flat K. 333
– I Allegro [7:30]
– II Andante [14:46]
– III Allegretto grazioso [20:06]
3. Prokofiev – Piano Sonata No. 7, Op. 83
– I Allegro inquieto [26:05]
– II Andante caloroso [34:32]
– III Precipitato [40:45]
4. Chopin – Mazurka Op. 24, No. 4 [44:42]
5. Chopin – Polonaise in C-sharp Minor, Op. 26, No. 1 [49:35]
6. Chopin – Polonaise ‘Military’ in A Major, Op. 40, No. 1 [56:43]
7. Chopin – Etude in E-Flat Minor, Op. 10, No. 6 [1:01:16]
8. Chopin – Etude in C-sharp Minor, Op. 10, No. 4 [1:05:05]
9. Chopin – Grande Valse Brillante in A Minor, Op. 34, No. 2 [1:07:35]
10. Liszt – Valse Oubliée No. 1 [1:13:22]
11. Liszt – Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6 [1:16:47]
12. Scarlatti – Sonata in A Major, K. 322, L. 483 [1:23:50]
13. Mendelssohn/Bartholdy – Song without words No. 25 ‘May Breezes’ Op. 62 No. 6[1:26:00]
14. Scriabin – Etude Op. 2, No. 1 [1:29:00]
15. Moszkowski – Etincelles Op. 36, No. 6 [1:32:10]

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23 (Video)


Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23
Elisabeth Leonskaja (pf)
New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Kurt Masur

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