The CATCerto: Nora the Cat PurrformsPublished September 3, 2009
For all of you "longhair" music and cat lovers out there, here is a rare purrformance that I highly suggest you must not miss. Not only will you meet a charming feline, but she is also a kitty who has extremely fine musical taste.
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I am positive that many of you felinophiles have been already been delighted by Nora. Her name is almost synonymous with classical keyboard performances. But just in case you have not had a chance to listen to her play, or have purrhaps forgotten, she is that adorable cat who possesses such extraordinary talent and who not only spontaneously plays the piano, but also thoroughly enjoys playing duets along with her feline servant. Nora practices diligently and even sits in on the piano lessons which her devoted human companion passionately gives to those aspiring to master the ivory keys.
This said, a creative classical composer found Nora on the internet. After "discovering" her, that fabulous feline with the highly trained "ear" for melodious harmony, Maestro Mindaugas Piecaitis composed a brilliant show piece to feature Nora. Her stellar purrformance, accompanied by the Klaipeda Chamber Orchestra is now a huge hit all over the Internet. The highly dissonant and technically challenging composition was written especially for Nora.
I don't know about you, but as a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, I was incredibly impressed with such technical excellence which only Nora's two well trained paws could master. Although I practiced for hours trying to hone my technique and artistry, I was not able to even approach Nora's level of virtuosity.
Nora is certainly a piano-playing pussycat without rival. Grab a cup of coffee, kick your shoes off, and be prepared for 4 minutes of delight listening to the CATcerto (the entire performance) uploaded to YouTube by sanmartinfields. You can also visit Nora's website for more feline musical offerings and breaking MEWs at: http://www.ravenswingstudio.com/NoraWeb/nora_home.html
Has Nora inspired you to give your cats piano lessons, and if so do you think their talent will be an addition to or some unwanted competition to which Nora may be not be thrilled? Leave a comment and let us know.