REVIEW: Richard Clayderman Michael Fowler Centre, Friday, June 21 French pianist Richard Clayderman sold millions of records by combining easy listening pop melodies and trace-around classical playing. In fact, he has sold so many albums he has been deemed the world’s most successful pianist by the never-discerning Guinness World Records.
People have one of two reactions to the music of French pianist Richard Clayderman – they love it or hate it. For every person who finds his instrumentals hard to distinguish from anonymous elevator music and too populist to be considered classical, there’s the legion of fans who have bought 75 million of his albums.
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Sho Yano, a 21-year-old medical student will graduate from The University of Chicago’s Medical School as the youngest to receive that degree in the Universities History. Yano, with an IQ that cannot be measured accurately within the realms of the current testing practices, first crossed the threshold from childhood academia to college […]