Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Video: Sonetto 104 del Petrarca

Here's the product of my second video adventure. This time the lighting and video quality are quite a bit better. Thanks to my friend Bassett for lending me a real video camera. I still need to work on improving the audio quality, but I'm actually quite happy with the performance. And I'll take a decent performance over video/audio quality any time.

I was recording the video on the Labor Day holiday, and every time I hit Record, somebody on the street would start making a bunch of noise, or Maple would walk by and shake her collar, or Shiner would start meowing. Then around two o'clock in the afternoon, the animals settled down, the neighbor across the street stopped grinding metal plates and the neighbor next door put away the lawn mower. I sat down, hit the red button, and that was it.

The piece is Franz Liszt's Sonetto 104 del Petrarca, one of my favorites to play.


  1. Dear Kenneth,
    Hearing you play is only part of the pleasure; watching you at the piano brings even more feeling to the music. Thanks for this latest sound-and-sight posting for our delight.

    Lots of love, Louise


    ME xoxoxo

  3. Dear Kenneth,

    It's one of my favorites. Thanks for posting it. It's a wonderful performance. Douglas would have been so pleased!

    Love, Mom

  4. My first hearing was with my old Pentium III - the audio really broke up - pleasurable nevertheless. The "dual-core" does a very much better job. It is really a very beautiful performance, Kenneth. Thank you - I will be hearing it frequently.

    Love Dad.