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Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor on the Big Piano

If you love Tom Hanks playing Chopsticks on the giant piano in Big, you’ll love this: two FAO Schwartz staffers in New York City playing Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor. Hit play or go to Link [YouTube]

Bach’s Toccata and Fugue, Played on a Glass Harp

YouTube link. Neatorama has recently featured Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, played on floppy disk drives. Several years ago we showed the piece played on an accordion. But we somehow missed this version, played on a glass harp. The instrumentalist is Robert Tiso.

The Late Movies: Rocking out on the FAO Schwarz Piano

After Tom Hanks and Robert Loggia played “Heart and Soul” and “Chopsticks” on FAO Schwarz’s giant piano in Big, the instrument became a New York landmark. (There’s even a replica in Las Vegas!) Here’s a mix of folks — everyone from tourists to professional dancers employed by the famed toy store — playing some traditional [...]

Vivaldi – Performed on an Accordion

Don’t laugh. This young man gives a remarkable rendition of the third (”Presto”) movement of the “Summer” concerto from The Four Seasons. If you enjoy this, be sure to also view the accordion versions of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumblebee and Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor.