This May Be the Craziest Piece Ever Written for Piano [VIDEO]

This song is so fast the piano keys start to smoke! (Photo courtesy Rousseau/YouTube)

The piano is a huge part of my life. Having taken piano lessons for most of my youth, it has always provided me a means to relax. Even if I am not behind a keyboard myself, I love listening to pianists, regardless of the genre they’re playing. Growing up, I didn’t truly appreciate classical pieces like I do now because my first love has always been and always will be jazz. But when I came across this video on YouTube recently, it stopped me dead in my tracks because it may very well be the craziest piece I’ve heard or seen performed on the piano.

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Gershwin: Two Ways

George Gershwin

Celebrate George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue this winter.

Music has always been a big part of our lives. As children, Heather learned to play the violin, while I spent years taking piano lessons.

Whether you’re singing in the choir, or learning to play an instrument, you’re bound to discover various composers whose works stick with you. Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, and Mozart. As young musicians, we learned something from each of them.

But it was George Gershwin’s masterpiece, “Rhapsody in Blue,” that captured my imagination from the first time I heard it. And Gershwin’s music continues to wow me to this day. Read more of this post