I seem to be into enjoying excerpts of performances I've found on YouTube. For those of you who saw The Pianist, you'll remember this scene where his family has been taken to the concentration camps and killed, his hiding place destroyed, his help moved away, and he's near freezing in a bombed out ruin with one can of fruit his remaining food. A German officer discovers him and asked him what he used to do. He tells him he'd played the piano. Before the war, he was solo pianist for the city orchestra and played also on the radio. The officer points to a piano that's been abandoned in the ruins and tells him to play. He sits. You wonder if he's still able to after all he's been through. Then comes this wonderful scene and the humanity of the officer is shown, as well as the beauty of this wonderful piece of music. Enjoy.
The Pianist - Chopin Ballade No.1in G minor
*******See Michi Gabriel's moving poem in Lock Raven Review dedicated to the pianist in this movie. She posted the link in comments, but I'm putting it here, too, so others won't miss it. The poem is so very painfully beautiful.