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Because I am a spiteful, spiteful person...

I agree with everything this person has to say…

However, besides her lackluster Chopin, I am extremely jealous of Alice Sara in the way that only stupid, teenaged girls can be.  It’s like, I go to her website and instantly start to rage because:

  • She is gorgeous, and there are, like, hundreds of pictures of her being gorgeous all over the place
  • She can draw, both manga and photo-realistically
  • She can speak at least three languages
  • She is gorgeous
  • She can play the piano and is making money playing the piano and is well known for making money playing the piano
  • HAVE YOU SEEN HER ADORABLE BANGS?!!

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One of my favorite pianists, the beautiful Alice Sara Ott performing at the Yellow Lounge, a club in Berlin, Germany and a more casual setting for Classical Music. I really appreciate her efforts to bring Classical Music to a more “everyday” setting. I hope that this generation of musicians can weaken these unfair notions that Classical Music belongs to some stiff, snobby, elite crowd. It’s a wonderful genre of music that offers a commentary on our shared human realities - as all music is. I hope to one day find a cool, casual location to play piano for people, dressed simply in a sport coat and jeans. Don’t need a tux to share good music with people.

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ÓLAFUR ARNALDS + ALICE SARA OTT : EYES SHUT

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Ólafur Arnalds, Alice Sara Ott - Verses

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So pretty, like bells.

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Verses is a new composition by me which uses the famous right hand motif from Piano Sonata No. 3 (Largo) and is followed by that part of that Sonata in its original version played on the piano by Alice. So you hear the motif first recomposed arranged for a string quartet and then just a couple of minutes you will hear it in its original state played on the piano.

With this i wanted to show listeners quite clearly what i was doing with Verses, which they might not realise is composed around a motif from the sonata unless they hear the original sonata next to it.

Ólafur Arnalds releases the first track from The Chopin Project with Alice Sara Ott, talks to The Line of Best Fit