Canadian Plays World-Record Piano Solo
Musician Gonzales tickles ivories for 27 consecutive hours
By Sam Biddle,  Newser Staff
Posted May 18, 2009 3:11 PM CDT
Canadian musician Gonzales has broken the world record for longest solo piano performance.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Canadian musician and producer Gonzales set the world record for longest solo piano performance today, AFP reports, clocking in at 27 hours, 3 minutes, and 44 seconds. The harrowing performance incorporated 300 musical pieces, from Britney Spears to Beethoven. Gonzales was allowed a 15-minute break between three-hour sets, and 30 seconds to rest between songs.