The Top 10 Photos of Pianists Showing Off Their Hands

'Just look at these' say the photos

Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 04:19 PM

New album covers by the pianists Lang Lang and Alessio Bax raise an age-old question that pianists face when confronted with a camera: What should they do with their hands?

The solutions, it turns out, are numerous: clasp them in front, hold them in the air, drape them across the keyboard, fold them together. Here are ten solutions to the pianist hand pose. Please share your favorites in the comments below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Comments [5]

WQXR

@Lara thanks for your comment. We'd love to see the infamous photo - Please send us the link!

Oct. 17 2012 01:06 PM
Tessie Tura

Lang Lang say watch me make potholder?

Oct. 15 2012 07:01 PM
Lara Downes from california

I laughed so hard when I saw this. My very first headshot had a very "artistic" positioning of my hands all over my face. I will share it with you if you ask nicely. I'm posting it to Facebook along with a link to your piece!

Oct. 15 2012 06:48 PM

Alessio Bax has the right idea: see me through my work!

Oct. 11 2012 07:45 PM
Fred

http://awkwardclassicalmusicphotos.com/2011/07/15/im-a-pianist-look-at-my-hands/

Oct. 11 2012 06:16 PM

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