Alicia Keys performing Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata" in honor of Kobe Bryant

Alicia Keys plays Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, one of Kobe and Vanessa Bryant's favorite pieces of music.
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  • I'm seeing folks unhappy with the conductor making a meal of this piece, but he is coaxing the most emotional interpretation possible from Alicia (and the audience who may not be classical music fans) and to do that you sometimes have to make exaggerated gestures. He got the job done and evoked an emotional response and that's what Beethoven was all about, getting a rise out of people. This was great.

    TaiChiKneesTaiChiKneesVor 3 Stunden
  • Much Respect to Alicia.

    StratStratVor 12 Stunden
  • it is not she who plays

    Spykie GamingSpykie GamingVor 19 Stunden
  • This makes me want to cry. Kobe was such an amazing person. 😭😭

    Nolan EngelNolan EngelVor 20 Stunden
  • Damn onions.

    Ryan McIntyreRyan McIntyreVor 20 Stunden
  • Am I the only one who watches this every day?

    SS - 06RD - Morning Star MS (1114)SS - 06RD - Morning Star MS (1114)Vor 23 Stunden
  • just brilliant x

    Human RobotHuman RobotVor Tag
  • When will my tears stop? I keep crying when I see anything related to Kobe and Gia.

    Zuzyn Rose VillanuevaZuzyn Rose VillanuevaVor Tag
  • Hypocrisy in all his splendor!!!🤮🤢🤮

    Raphael StraßeRaphael StraßeVor Tag
  • So many white folks up in their feelings because a black woman dared to play a classical piece for a dead black man. You know good and well it's not about whether she did it "right" or not.

    Latoya StewartLatoya StewartVor Tag
    • Lmao she is not even the one playing the piece, the piano part is pre-recorded!

      John MJohn MVor 2 Stunden
  • Lord who cares whether or not this is the complete first movement , it’s beautifully done , most of you focus on the playing more than the actual message or reason it’s being played

    angelangelVor Tag
  • Such a classy woman!

    DaiBeiDaiBeiVor Tag
  • bad form

    Curry Zhong [Student]Curry Zhong [Student]Vor Tag
  • Does dislikes are of DJs

    Rosangela LimaRosangela LimaVor Tag
  • RIP Kobe. We will remember him. This is just truly amazing piano playing.

    Ezra HoussianEzra HoussianVor Tag
  • ❤️

    Marion92iMarion92iVor 2 Tage
  • The censoring of comments here is funny and sad.

    chaiTVchaiTVVor 2 Tage
  • Plot twist: She was sight reading

    AruesxAruesxVor 2 Tage
  • NEVER LIKED kobe, he was a wife cheater and a lousy role model to black kids.

    sidneybearsidneybearVor 2 Tage
    • you have no clue what you’re talking about.

      I play games That I think I’m good atI play games That I think I’m good atVor Tag
  • Bravo

    Jiffypoppy 2Jiffypoppy 2Vor 2 Tage
  • They could have recruited a professional classical pianist to perform this movement fully to pay due respect to the families and also to not ruin the hell out of such a masterpiece using bullshit background music. This whole group of "musicians" obliterated this piece, period.

    kiyan ahmadiankiyan ahmadianVor 2 Tage
  • If you look at her hands shes not actually playing

    Mr. slippy fistMr. slippy fistVor 2 Tage
    • @chaiTV Yes

      John MJohn MVor 2 Stunden
    • really?

      chaiTVchaiTVVor 2 Tage
  • Yes it's abridged but I love how she felt Beethoven "speaking" to us. We've all felt that.

    C HC HVor 3 Tage
  • *That conductor-*

    Prinshi AhirwarPrinshi AhirwarVor 3 Tage
  • This is incredible and beautiful, and the strings added so much. It's ok to reinterpret old songs, it happens in all genre of music. This is how we keep music alive. I loved every second of this.

    TheTrueHappyTheTrueHappyVor 3 Tage
  • Nononononono, u cant do this to Beethoven pieces 😠

    J.S BachJ.S BachVor 3 Tage
    • @Relaxm8 Before you say anything else, analyze for me the 2nd movement of the same sonata, just a checkup to see if you know anything at all about classical music in general.

      John MJohn MVor 33 Minuten
    • @Relaxm8 Wow, here i am talking about *MUSIC* and here you are talking about *MY WAY OF TALKING*, huge information diff not gonna lie. Composers can do whatever they want with their music, *BUT* people who attempt to interpret must follow some rules not *ALL* of them, but when you ignore *BASIC* theme rules of any song while performing your interpretation is just *BAD* not creative, *BAD*. Sheet music is written for a reason, people spend time to analyze and evolve the dynamics, complexity and musicality for a reason. When Rachmaninoff performed, most of the times he followed note to note the sheet music. This piece *CAN* be changed for performing reasons but you mustn't change the theme of it, if the theme doesn't fit don't play it. FYI i'm in music uni atm, we learn to examine music way before uni time, we don't need anyone's opinion and we don't use anyone's opinion as a point. Random notes doesn't exist in classical music, everything happens for a reason, "Atonal" as you said above is a music theory term we use when we wanna place a note somewhere it doesn't belong to, we use this (for example) to create tension because, it doesn't belong to the corresponding scale we are at a specific moment. Music that doesn't make sense in any way, it is not music, it's just random pitched sound waves, nothing more, nothing less.

      John MJohn MVor 48 Minuten
    • John M lol listen to yourself massage your own ego just to try and prove an insignificant point to myself who couldn’t care less. Im very impressed you can break down the structures and melodies of nearly 200 year old songs wow who else has done that. Sorry was my terminology not what mummy told you or did you find yours written up your teachers rear end where you seemed to have spent a lot of time. I was obviously referring to your comment about random notes not constituting music which was wrong but rather than address that you would attack my terms because you know you’re wrong. Just because she doesn’t play it perfectly within the tight constraints of the score doesn’t mean she ruined it even Rachmaninoff would rarely stick perfectly to his scores would you say he ruined his own music? Just because you studied your whole life doesn’t make your point correct or give you the right to dismiss others. Her intention was obviously never to play perfectly in the original style as this was just Kobes version that he played to his wife used in memorial to a dead father and daughter but you are such a pathetic elitist snob that you care more about the rules of a genre of music and massaging your own ego than respecting human life i feel sorry for you. What’s funny is music is made to be enjoyed by everyone but snobs like you would rather learn as much as you can so you can meet others who did the same and pretend that you can appreciate it more than everyone else. Have fun with your sad life 👋

      Relaxm8Relaxm8Vor Stunde
    • @Relaxm8 For example Chopin's op 25 no 5 Etude "Wrong Note" even though middle voice is played in 2ths lyrically it's atonal,but makes sense since the scale and theme support it perfectly.

      John MJohn MVor Stunde
    • @Relaxm8 "Classical snobs" *Devotes all my life and my future into classical music since i was 6*

      John MJohn MVor 2 Stunden
  • I'm a professional musician and I can appreciate the intent behind this performance. Some people need to chill out. The ones who are complaining about the conductor, the strings, Alicia Keys' interpretation are actually IRONICALLY the ones who will destroy classical music by being so elitist and snobby. CHILL OUT.

    EJ Young MusicEJ Young MusicVor 3 Tage
    • If you don't know the piece at performance level just don't perform it, play something else. It's like going to a concert and the pianist doesn't know the piece, you see the intent but can't justify the playing, it loses all of the piece's meaning.

      John MJohn MVor 2 Stunden
  • it seem that she not even play XD

    Anata no BesutoAnata no BesutoVor 3 Tage
  • moonlight sonata sheesh so great, let alone to play it , you gotta be at least advanced piano player , but i really love it, it is really brings out the sad feel for kobe’s death, cause it contains a lot of minor progression

    Sem David Timothy SitanggangSem David Timothy SitanggangVor 3 Tage
  • What is she wearing?

    Am StradAm StradVor 3 Tage
  • came here to see her perform the 3rd movement...

    Danilo Siliotto JuncosaDanilo Siliotto JuncosaVor 3 Tage
  • Wow she is gifted and that conductor is outta sight

    tama deantama deanVor 3 Tage
  • Conductor looking like he’s about to go duel Voldemort.

    Scottd86Scottd86Vor 3 Tage
    • Yes lol

      SS - 06RD - Morning Star MS (1114)SS - 06RD - Morning Star MS (1114)Vor 23 Stunden
  • Did it reach him?

    Steven NguyenSteven NguyenVor 3 Tage
  • It's on playback

    OniOniVor 3 Tage
  • Amazing tribute but you know the music industry has hit rock bottom when you’re surprised to see artists doing anything remotely impressive

    Auditory CheesecakeAuditory CheesecakeVor 3 Tage
  • I think solo piano would have been much more impactful.

    Sgtluke23Sgtluke23Vor 3 Tage
  • damn i thought it would be 3rd movement atleast

    AquaAquaVor 3 Tage
  • Alicia Keys is not only a great vocalist she’s amazing pianist she played so gracefully Kobe and Giana can feel the love in heaven beaming from the Stadium 😔 it still so sad

    Valerie CanoValerie CanoVor 3 Tage
  • Only 1st movement what about the 3rd 😁

    I N T E N S E !I N T E N S E !Vor 3 Tage
  • if only she played 3rd movement lmao, RIP Kobe

    Donavan BoxDonavan BoxVor 3 Tage
  • I can’t with these classically trained elitists either.

    Võ HoàngVõ HoàngVor 3 Tage
    • If you don't know the piece at performance level just don't perform it, play something else. It's like going to a concert and the pianist doesn't know the piece, you see the intent but can't justify the playing, it loses all of the piece's meaning.

      John MJohn MVor 2 Stunden
  • Violins ruined it. So extra

    Haveyoueverdancedwthe devildanceinthepalemoonlight?Haveyoueverdancedwthe devildanceinthepalemoonlight?Vor 3 Tage
  • What is this version? The performance was great even amazing but it’s not the real thing

    Gilad BaumanGilad BaumanVor 3 Tage
  • Net up: "Playing Moonlight Sonata 3th movement"

    Max WitteMax WitteVor 3 Tage
  • imagine if she pressed the wrong note....

    lone beastlone beastVor 3 Tage
  • the sound quality is so poor though :'( and I'm listening in high quality studio monitors)

    Adrian VAdrian VVor 3 Tage
  • Wow. What a fabulous tribute.

    Nick HoodNick HoodVor 4 Tage
  • Lol the conductor is a Clown... And why every Thing Has to be a fking Show in the US? Disgusting country and ppl

    Alles GutAlles GutVor 4 Tage
  • She didn’t sing yet it was still moving

    Keelie KingiKeelie KingiVor 4 Tage
  • Wow, Yuja Wang is in mortal fear since watching this virtuoso demonstration.

  • petition get twoset to react to this

    ArijArijVor 4 Tage
  • Bravo!🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟👏👏👏👏👌 one of my fav pieces by Ludwig Beethoven!👍🏽🎼🎹🎹🎹🎹🥰🥰😍🌹🌹🌹🌹🥰

    Ann McleodAnn McleodVor 4 Tage
  • I hope twoset never roast this

    호ᄒTazz호ᄒTazzVor 4 Tage
  • i have no idea why the comment section is so negative.

    Jj GabrielJj GabrielVor 4 Tage
    • Hida Beg I meant they could get a professional to perform it

      John MJohn MVor 8 Minuten
    • @John M So sorry the dead guy's wife wanted this piece to be performed because he liked it. How could they forget to give John the full concert experience at his memorial event?

      Hida BegHida BegVor 38 Minuten
    • if you don't know the piece at performance level just don't perform it, play something else. It's like going to a concert and the pianist doesn't know the piece, you see the intent but can't justify the playing, it loses all of the piece's meaning.

      John MJohn MVor 2 Stunden
    • the people on our planet have collectively never been very positive

      Hida BegHida BegVor 19 Stunden
  • The string quartet and conductor were distracting but Alicia did beautifully

    Caroline GuyCaroline GuyVor 4 Tage
  • Imagine a movie about the life of the bryant family shortly before the accident and afterwards seeing vanessaand the kids getting back into life and then this scene where she's looking up and you can feel the pain through her facial expression and this play fading or becoming quiet for shorrt periods

    SultanSultanVor 4 Tage
  • The conductors movements seem a bit inappropriate for the circumstance, in general I don’t think a conductor was necessary

    Nathan LobdellNathan LobdellVor 4 Tage
  • This is a memorial service, not a concert!

    Victoria AlbastraVictoria AlbastraVor 4 Tage
  • Beautiful playing from Alicia and the strings too, but why has this got a conductor? These musicians don't need a conductor.

    Stephen SkinnerStephen SkinnerVor 4 Tage
  • Alicia Keys does a wonderful job. But why the strings?

    King Tyrion IKing Tyrion IVor 4 Tage
  • please back to pop

    Jackson BatistaJackson BatistaVor 4 Tage
  • aight i only played HS orchestra but i’m pretty sure they didn’t need a conductor for this; like it felt so awkward and unnecessary

    ChrisnazzyChrisnazzyVor 4 Tage
  • I just cant with the conductor

    Stephanie OlayinkaStephanie OlayinkaVor 4 Tage
  • 99% of the comments: she's not professional and they wanted someone they knew to play so stop hating on her. 1% of the comments: actually hating

    Delia SanduDelia SanduVor 4 Tage
    • @Relaxm8 still here?

      John MJohn MVor 2 Stunden
    • J.S Bach you left a hating comment you dumbass

      Relaxm8Relaxm8Vor 3 Tage
    • yea, i didnt see any hating comment

      J.S BachJ.S BachVor 3 Tage
  • it's all good but couldn't she have memorized it or all the drugs she used make it harder?

    bqbqVor 4 Tage
  • Respect Alicia that you let the world see that classical music is very important for the world of music its many the full version but with a lot of passion you play Beethoven.And now it is the year of Beethoven.😘🌹🌟🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

    Els Van den eyndeEls Van den eyndeVor 4 Tage
  • She plays Moonlight Sonata terribly and this is a short 1st movement only. If you introduce Moonlight Sonata, you don't play this

    SpawnSpawnVor 5 Tage
    • Play this on your channel if you’re so good and when someone you know dies unexpectedly ill go to your dumbass funeral and complain about the music i hope you believe in god because someone as arrogant and unsympathetic as you will have a first class ticket after someone splits open your empty head

      Relaxm8Relaxm8Vor 3 Tage
    • @emily markx But this is not Moonlight Sonata, but a small piece with wrong notes. And they have a conductor with a group and vionists, making this a show, but not a funeral or a memory

      SpawnSpawnVor 4 Tage
    • She's playing how Kobe played it in honor of him. Have some respect :(

      emily markxemily markxVor 4 Tage
  • For all we know, the conductor and violinists also knew Kobe. They were all just trying to give their respects.

    tsitnedancetsitnedanceVor 5 Tage
  • She is such a goddess

    Chey The queenChey The queenVor 5 Tage
Alicia Keys performing Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata" in honor of Kobe Bryant