Lalita Cantellyou -  Thailand

Lalita introduces the pieces herself on each video.

Lalita's Blog

My Name is Lalita and I was born and live in Thailand. I am at the moment 11 years of age and was introduced to piano music when I was 4 years old when Santa left me a small keyboard in my Xmas stocking. Later I got a larger keyboard and still later I got the electric piano that I have now for Xmas from my Dad. Since then it has become my close friend and I spend a lot of my time playing with it. Of course I have given it a name - Piano - (very unique isn't it) - who has a nameless friend after all?

Anyhow, I am trying to improve my performance all the time and hope one day to be able to play very well. Posting and watching clips on YouTube is helping me with that and I am now enjoying very much making new friends with the same interests as I have.
Country: Thailand
Interests and Hobbies: I love natural things and animals and I have a hamster that I have named (of course) Godziller, I like reading most of all (apart from my piano) and have lots of books; Nature and all of the amazing things that are and have been in the world are my favourite subjects, Going to the Zoo is a mixture of enjoyment and distress for me because though I love to see all the animals it pains me to see them locked up in cages and I sometimes see the sorrow in their eyes and it makes me sad.
Films and Shows: I have many movies on VCD and DVD - nature, action, concerts, super heroes (Superman, Spiderman, Batman among them)... What's life without a few Super Heroes after all ... and I like to watch them on Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoon. I never watch them during the week because I don't have time after homework and piano practice. I hate TV and never ever watch it. In fact my family doesn't have a TV connection of any kind.
Music: Classical music is my favourite I think... I'm not a Rock and Roll, Jazz or Country and Western girl... But I love Barry Manilow, The Bee Gees, Moody Blues, Englebert and also Pavarotti, Demis Roussos and Julio Iglesias, and have quite a few of their concerts on DVD.
Books: Certainly NOT mathematics or Physics or Chemistry that's for sure.

This is a very lively little piece titled The Private Detective that I like a lot. I don't know where it originated but if anyone can enlighten me on that I would appreciate the information. Anyhow I hope you enjoy it.  

Hello again everyone,
This piece, as far as I know, was composed by Paul de Senneville and later made famous by Richard Clayderman. Now, because we can't do a very good job of pronouncing the French language we call it 'The Charging Goblins'.
 

 Marriage D'Amour (Paul de Senneville).

 Ballard Pour Adelaine

Nostalgy

 Rondo

L-Ocean

 Souvenirs  D'Enfance

Greensleeves

 Le Fleurs Sauvages

     Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata (1st mvt) 

 
 

 Mozart's Sonata K545 Mvt 1, Mvt 2 & Mvt 3.

Please see the final segment of mvt 3 in the video responses. This had to be cut along with other trimmings because of the 10 minute limit per upload.

In this submission I am interpreting this fantastic suite, Sonata 1 K545 by Mozart, in perhaps a lot different manner than he originally intended, but I have a feeling that he would not be too hard on me for doing that, under the circumstances. I hope you agree.

Though I am not familiar with the original theme, I have interpreted it to suit a little message I want it to portray with it, as, the present and the future state of our planet.

Movement 1, might represent the turmoil; the hurricane of confusion and distress, being suffered by millions in war zones; the bombs and rockets exploding, and the terrified people running from the mayhem and violence, clutching their babies and loved ones, trying, without hope, to escape to find peace and stability.

Movement 2, in contrast, might represent the life that most of the rest of us live, with calm and plenty; children making and sharing music, playing in the garden or the park with their pets and parents, or just having fun with their friends.

Movement 3 might represent all of us children, regardless of where or who we are, growing to adulthood and running all over the place trying desperately to clean up the mess that all of the fools; the insane and greedy, past and present dictators and presidents; the warmongers and fanatics have spent so much time and money and effort bestowing upon us as their legacy.

Well, however you might like to interpret them, I hope you enjoy my effort.
Ava Maria background by my Dad.

Please feel free to share this clip with your friends.
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Additional info.
Because this piece is being interpreted as it is, it might be worth explaining that I have emphasised the heavier cords in the first movement to represent the bombs and rockets of war; the rapid sequences to represent the associated fear and frantic attempts to escape; the slower and more subdued sections to represent the short periods of calm between attacks.

With the second movement I tried to capture a calm and pristine environment, but think I still played it a little too fast.

With the third movement I tried to portray a kind of panic, where people (of the future - the present children, like me) are running all over the place trying to stop the creeping destruction of global warming and environmental decay, while at the same time trying to rebuild the devastated areas and clean up the enormous mess that will be left for us to contend with.



 

When I discussed this all with my Dad initially he suggested I write a short composition, detailing as best I could how what is happening in our world today is effecting me. I did and then he helped me to prepare it in a condensed script that could accompany the music that I had chosen for my message. I practiced the three movements trying hard to include the emotions involved, and though perhaps not perfect (a few slips here and there too) I feel that I managed to get it mostly as I wanted it.

All rather a novel approach to Mozart's fabulous suite I agree, but it seemed to fit my main concerns and I feel sure that the Spirit of Mozart - if it is looking down on me - will not be offended.. I hope so..

Additional info.
Because this piece is being interpreted as it is, it might be worth explaining that I have emphasised the heavier cords in the first movement to represent the bombs and rockets of war; the rapid sequences to represent the associated fear and frantic attempts to escape; the slower and more subdued sections to represent the short periods of calm between attacks.

With the second movement I tried to capture a calm and pristine environment, but think I still played it a little too fast.

With the third movement I tried to portray a kind of panic, where people (of the future - the present children, like me) are running all over the place trying to stop the creeping destruction of global warming and environmental decay, while at the same time trying to rebuild the devastated areas and clean up the enormous mess that will be left for us to contend with.

When I discussed this all with my Dad initially he suggested I write a short composition, detailing as best I could how what is happening in our world today is effecting me. I did and then he helped me to prepare it in a condensed script that could accompany the music that I had chosen for my message. I practiced the three movements trying hard to include the emotions involved, and though perhaps not perfect (a few slips here and there too) I feel that I managed to get it mostly as I wanted it.

All rather a novel approach to Mozart's fabulous suite I agree, but it seemed to fit my main concerns and I feel sure that the Spirit of Mozart - if it is looking down on me - will not be offended.. I hope so..