Touching the Sound

Touching the Sound

The Improbable Journey of Nobuyuki Tsujii

DVD - 2014 | Widescreen edition.
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A documentary that depicts the life journey of blind pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii and his extraordinary ability to communicate and connect with audiences the world over. It reveals at the same time the power of music to provide hope to people in difficult circumstances. Filmmaker Peter Rosen has followed the career of Mr. Tsujii since the Japanese pianist's gold-medal triumph at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition of June 2009.
Publisher: [Germany] : EuroArts Music International GmbH, [2014]
Edition: Widescreen edition.
Copyright Date: ?2014
Branch Call Number: DVD 927.862 TSU TOU
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (70 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in.
digital, optical, stereo, PCM, rda
NTSC, rda
video file, DVD video, all regions, rda
Additional Contributors: Tsujii, Nobuyuki 1988-


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May 22, 2016

This is a 2014 documentary about the blind pianist---Nobuyuki Tsujii.
Utterly amazing, highly fascianting, unbelievably moving and profoundly inspirational!

Mar 04, 2016

I was a music teacher when I was younger, and you can believe me this blind little Japanese man is an absolute wonder of perfect musical sense and virtuosity on the piano. I would like to hug him, he is so humanly touching. You should see and hear his live performance in Carnegie Hall. The video is available here in VPL. My other absolute favorite is the little Californian Japanese girl prodigy Umi Garrett, this piano virtuose. She can be seen on Youtube. Incredible talent and absolutely lovely, lively, charistmatic little piano virtuose. You should see her at age 10 playing the most difficult piano pieces effortlessly, and you won't believe your ears and eyes. There are other young "prodigy" pianists also on Youtube now, but no other young person can come close to Umi. Watch her if you want to see the wonder of human talent and charisma.

Mar 03, 2016

This is an inspiring story about the world's most gifted pianist/composer. He was born blind. At age 2 years 7 months he could play what his mother sang to him. He also composes movie soundtracks. I wish there were CDs in VPL with his compositions. He has composed an elegy for the earthquake victims in Japan (2011) that can be heard on the DVD that is about his Carnegie Hall debut. He plays Rachmaninoff piano concerto no. 2 on You Tube (BBC Proms). It is one of the best ever recorded. You must see the Carnegie Hall DVD with Nobuyuki. He gets a standing ovation.

Feb 03, 2015

A nice documentary chronicling the life of Nobuyuki Tsuji thus far in becoming a world class pianist. A shame my library doesn't own any of his recordings... Good thing some are on Freegal!

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