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Post by RichardMitnick » Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:41 pm

Curiosity, and I did not want to raise it to a PM to moderators:

I am "subscribed" to a variety of topics (threads). Yet, it seems as if when I do not check in with the forum for some days, I get no email notifications. Then, when I check in to maybe see what is new, I get a bunch in a torrent. Is this correct?
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Post by LSAmadeus » Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:07 pm

RichardMitnick wrote:Curiosity, and I did not want to raise it to a PM to moderators:

I am "subscribed" to a variety of topics (threads). Yet, it seems as if when I do not check in with the forum for some days, I get no email notifications. Then, when I check in to maybe see what is new, I get a bunch in a torrent. Is this correct?
Yea, I've found that if there's a forum I haven't visited in ages, then I post a new message I start gettong email notifications again. Its like posting a message wakes it up.
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Re: Introducing yourself thread!

Post by MaestroDJS » Sun Oct 17, 2010 11:57 am

I'm not new, but it's been almost a year since I posted anything. Nowadays I'm usually scouring digitized libraries and archives around the world, which keeps me busy enough. In any case my posts tended to be extremely long, and probably better suited for the newsletter of the Classical Music SIG (Special Interest Group) I coordinate for Mensa International. Well, like the recently-rescued miners in Chile I'll surface again, at least for a while.

It's also been a little crazy around here since my wife's latest book made The New York Times Best-Sellers List last April and May (see my signature). A good kind of crazy though.

Besides, why foist my own opinions on others when I can let the composers themselves do the talking for me (ha ha)? For example, this year I discovered that Camille Saint-Saëns, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Edvard Grieg attended the very first Bayreuth Festival in August 1876, and they wrote about it for newspapers in their own countries. I'm pretty comfortable in French and German, but I leave Russian and Norwegian to the experts, so I devised a devious scheme. After I translated Saint-Saëns' French articles into English, I located an English version of Tchaikovsky's Russian articles from the University of Cambridge and an English version of Grieg's Norwegian articles from Ohio State University, and arranged a 3-way swap with their translators. Mighty good reading, and now I probably understand Der Ring des Nibelungen better than ever, because Saint-Saëns, Tchaikovsky and Grieg understand music in general more than I ever will, and they knew how to write about it. I also enjoyed Grieg's account of sneaking into a dress rehearsal for Das Rheingold closed to the public, "One doesn't come all the way from Norway just to stand outside." :)

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Re: Introducing yourself thread!

Post by Chalkperson » Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:20 pm

MaestroDJS wrote:I'm not new, but it's been almost a year since I posted anything. Nowadays I'm usually scouring digitized libraries and archives around the world, which keeps me busy enough. In any case my posts tended to be extremely long, and probably better suited for the newsletter of the Classical Music SIG (Special Interest Group) I coordinate for Mensa International. Well, like the recently-rescued miners in Chile I'll surface again, at least for a while.
Whilst we may not be members of MENSA, I think we all benefit from your posts, no matter how long they may be, so why not post them here as well as the Classical Music SIG...best...chalkie
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Re: Introducing yourself thread!

Post by planet_jake » Sat Nov 13, 2010 11:51 am

Hi all. I'm a video artist from Chicago. I've only very recently begun to love classical music. I've been mostly obsessing with early music. Perotin, Ockeghem, Leonin and Bach have been my core obsessions so far, though Monteverdi and D. Scarlatti are never far from my mind either. I've been having a ton of fun lurking the forum these last couple of weeks. I look forward to posting as well. Thanks!

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Post by josé echenique » Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:32 pm

Welcome Planet Jake. Make yourself at home.

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Post by RichardMitnick » Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:34 pm

This is a really cool place!
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Post by Fergus » Sat Nov 13, 2010 4:27 pm

planet_jake wrote:Hi all. I'm a video artist from Chicago. I've only very recently begun to love classical music. I've been mostly obsessing with early music. Perotin, Ockeghem, Leonin and Bach have been my core obsessions so far, though Monteverdi and D. Scarlatti are never far from my mind either. I've been having a ton of fun lurking the forum these last couple of weeks. I look forward to posting as well. Thanks!
Welcome to the club....and one cannot fault your taste 8) :D

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Post by Chalkperson » Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:36 pm

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Re: Introducing yourself thread!

Post by planet_jake » Thu Nov 25, 2010 3:52 pm

Thanks all for your warm welcome! I look forward to posting. :mrgreen:

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Re: Introducing yourself thread!

Post by ChamberNut » Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:54 am

Hello, I've been a member of CMG for awhile, but never got around to posting.

My name's Ray, and I'm from Winnipeg, Canada. I've been listening to classical music for about 6-7 years now.

My favorite composers are Beethoven and Brahms, but I love and listen to the music of many, many composers. Right now, I'm really into the Russians, and late-Romantic/20th Century music. Also recently starting to explore Bach's music more. Never a dull day since I've discovered classical music. :D

Oh, and I also know a certain composer, by the name of Karl. 8)

Cheers to you all,

Ray

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Post by karlhenning » Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:22 pm

Welcome to CMG, Ray!

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Re: Introducing yourself thread!

Post by RichardMitnick » Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:34 pm

Hey Ray, thanks for waking me up. I have not been here for a while, busy with my music blog and my science blog. This is a great forum. And, hey, I hope that you will visit my blog, posted below.

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Post by ChamberNut » Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:48 pm

Thank you both for the welcome! :)

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Post by Fergus » Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:32 pm

Welcome aboard Ray and I hope you enjoy your time here and BTW any friend of Karl is....................... :lol:

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Re: Introducing yourself thread!

Post by slofstra » Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:23 pm

ChamberNut wrote:Hello, I've been a member of CMG for awhile, but never got around to posting.

My name's Ray, and I'm from Winnipeg, Canada. I've been listening to classical music for about 6-7 years now.

My favorite composers are Beethoven and Brahms, but I love and listen to the music of many, many composers. Right now, I'm really into the Russians, and late-Romantic/20th Century music. Also recently starting to explore Bach's music more. Never a dull day since I've discovered classical music. :D

Oh, and I also know a certain composer, by the name of Karl. 8)

Cheers to you all,

Ray
Hi Ray,
I noticed one of your posts somewhere, and that you're from Winterpeg. Welcome from a fellow Canuck. There have been a few Canadians on the board. One from just north of Winnipeg (ChosenBarley), but I haven't seen any of our fellow Canadians the last few weeks. How is the Winnipeg Symphony these days?

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Post by ChamberNut » Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:38 pm

Hi there, the WSO is doing great, thank you for asking, Slofstra. We have a great young, enthusiastic conductor in Alexander Mickelthwate. I think this is his 5th year. We also have the 20th anniversary of the New Music Festival Week, coming up Jan 28th to Feb 4th, which features brand new or 'newer' music from contemporary composers from Canada, USA and other countries. I'm excited as Penderecki will be there this year, and four of his works will be played (Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima, Quartetto per archi, Viola Concerto and Symphony No. 7 'Seven Gates of Jerusalem')

Here are some more of the works being featured in the NMF: 2011 New Music Festival

Chosen Barley is from north of Winnipeg? WOW. COOL. I didn't anyone was into classical music and north of me. :mrgreen:

Always great to meet other Canadians that are on here and interested in Classical. :D

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Re: Introducing yourself thread!

Post by HoustonDavid » Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:20 am

Hey Ray, I'm David from Houston by way of British Columbia. Henry (Slofstra) forgets
I'm a dual citizen who still claims some Canadian roots, but I haven't lived there for
many years now. My sister lives in Niagra-on-the-Lake south of you in Ontario's
"banana belt". Welcome to the CMG community, and I hope you continue to contribute.
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Re: Introducing yourself thread!

Post by keyboardkat » Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:09 pm

I'm male, pushing 67 as of next January
Sign-on name is keyboardkat, real name David, friends call me Dave
Reside in Ocean County , NJ since January.
I have two degrees in piano performance, from Ithaca College '66 and Peabody Conservatory '69.
Taught public school music in a past life, also taught piano at Peabody prep for a few years, and then privately on Long Island, NY.
Studied until a few years ago with the late David Bradshaw. Not currently involved in music except vicariously, but plan to return.
Am proud owner of a beat-up but rebuilt (inside) Baldwin grand which I've nicknamed "Baldy."
Most things I've composed sound derivatively like someone else's work, so I gave that up.

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Post by jbuck919 » Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:37 pm

keyboardkat wrote:I'm male, pushing 67 as of next January
Sign-on name is keyboardkat, real name David, friends call me Dave
Reside in Ocean County , NJ since January.
I have two degrees in piano performance, from Ithaca College '66 and Peabody Conservatory '69.
Taught public school music in a past life, also taught piano at Peabody prep for a few years, and then privately on Long Island, NY.
Studied until a few years ago with the late David Bradshaw. Not currently involved in music except vicariously, but plan to return.
Am proud owner of a beat-up but rebuilt (inside) Baldwin grand which I've nicknamed "Baldy."
Most things I've composed sound derivatively like someone else's work, so I gave that up.
Welcome to CMG! As our formerly active moderator Corlyss used to say, we hope you post early and often.

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Post by RichardMitnick » Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:43 pm

Hey Dave-

I remember Ithaca well. I sent my son to the other well known school up there. Graduation dinner was at L'Auberge du Cochon Rouge.
My daughter was accepted at Ithaca, on an academic track; but she was really a ballet dancer and choreographer. We sent her to Tisch School at NYU. I am in Central New Jersey. There is great Classical music at WPRB, Princeton 103.3FM 0r http://www.wprb.com, especially Dr.Marvin Rosen of Westminster Music at Ryder University. He is on every Wednesday 5:30AM-11:00AM Classical Discoveries and 11:00AM-1:00PM Classical Discoveries Goes Avant-Garde.

If you like 20th century and current composition, Q2 from WQXR is excellent, internet and HD only, but HD only in Manhattan, so, http://www.wqxr.org/q2.

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Post by Seán » Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:53 am

Hello Dave and Ray and welcome to CMG.

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Re: Introducing yourself thread!

Post by Ricordanza » Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:31 pm

keyboardkat wrote:Reside in Ocean County , NJ since January.
A late welcome, Dave, to a fellow New Jersey resident.

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Re: Introducing yourself thread!

Post by aap60 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:05 am

Hello all!

I've just recently found this forum and immediatley signed up. I've taken a couple of days to read all the posts on this thread and have decided to bore you with my introduction.

are male or female [it's hard to tell by sign-on names!] Male
• sign-on name AND what do your friends call you? aap60 stands for my full name (Antonio Augusto Pereira) and year of birth. I'm called Tony
• what country you reside in east of San Francisco in Northern California, USA
• study music - if so what instrument Never studied any music. A tragedy I regretted as I got older.
• are a performing/practicing musician Same as above.
• collect records [CDs or LPs] I have a modest collection of 250 Classical Music Titles and another 810 Pop/Rock Titles (Some titles have multiple Discs)
• are a composer or teacher Neither. I am an ancillary staff member in the health field
• said anything else you might like us to know about you

How to begin? I have many questions regarding music, collecting, critiquing and such that I've never been afforded the opportunity to feel comfortable asking. I found this forum completely by accident and decided to join. After reading all previous posts to this thread, I am amazed at the diversity shown by its members and their experiences.
I discovered classical music because of my complete infatuation with Looney Tunes cartoons. I was born in Portugal (hello Val and mcerqueira) but came to the US aged 5. In Portugal I grew up watching Portuguese versions of Looney Tunes and when I got to the US, it was how I was able to learn to speak English at a very rapid pace. As I grew older, I always wanted to know about the Lone Ranger theme, Elmer Fudd chasing Bugs to what I later learned was the sounds of Liszt and of course Fantasia. I was extremely surprised to learn that they were all re-workings of famous music from the past. It took me until my 20's to begin my own music education. I purchased books titled "The Lives of the Great Composers" and "The illustrated Lives of the Great Composers" series and some individual entries of Groves books on the more famous composers. My first purchases were CBS Masterworks "Greatest Hits of..." series. Because of an obvious obsessive/compulsive type behavior, I had to have the complete work that was featured in these "Greatest Hits of..." cds. That's when I started to subscribe to Gramophone, Fanfare and American Record Guide magazines (and I still do to this day). I also purchased many a Penguin Guide, all in the name of trying to get the "Right Version" (as if there is such a thing). I am very comfortable with the orchestral/concerto works of Vivaldi, Bach and up to the late 19th Century composers. I just recently purchased the Quartetto Italiano Beethoven: String Quartets. I must say that I really need to exercise my brain to enjoy chamber music, but I am liking it. In the future, while I may not ever start a thread, I will be asking many a question in the future regarding collections, versions etc. From what I've gleamed from the few threads I've read so far, there is a lot to learn from all of you here.

Thanks for reading

Tony

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Re: Introducing yourself thread!

Post by Ricordanza » Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:43 am

aap60 wrote:Hello all!

I've just recently found this forum and immediatley signed up. I've taken a couple of days to read all the posts on this thread and have decided to bore you with my introduction.
Not boring at all! It's always interesting to read about the path taken to become a classical music enthusiast. Welcome aboard, Tony!

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Post by aap60 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:09 pm

Thank you Hank,

Hope to bring something to the table.

Tony

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Post by Tarantella » Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:22 am

Hello, I'm new here. Tarantella's the name and music is the game. I'm hoping this will be a good forum for serious music and music-related discussion. I'm hoping this one is going to be a good one because I do not have the opportunity in my daily life, most of the time, to discuss music in the kind of depth which appeals to me. Cheers!
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Post by maestrob » Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:40 am

aap60 wrote:Thank you Hank,

Hope to bring something to the table.

Tony
Hello Tony and Tarantella!

Nice to have you both aboard. :)

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Re: Introducing yourself thread!

Post by Tarantella » Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:46 pm

I'm wondering if this is a mostly American forum as there don't seem to be many people from Europe here, though I do notice another person from Australia.

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Post by Agnes Selby » Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:03 pm

Tarantella wrote:I'm wondering if this is a mostly American forum as there don't seem to be many people from Europe here, though I do notice another person from Australia.
Indeed, I am from Sydney and shop for my music at "Tarantella".

Regards,
Agnes.

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Post by John F » Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:38 am

Tarantella wrote:I'm wondering if this is a mostly American forum as there don't seem to be many people from Europe here, though I do notice another person from Australia.
We've a number of members in the U.K. and at least one in Ireland, but most of the members are American, or North American (including Canada). Being an English-language site doubtless has something to do with it. We may have any number of viewers who can read English but don't feel comfortable composing their own messages in it. That's how I would feel about a forum in German or French.
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Post by lennygoran » Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:09 am

Tarantella wrote:I'm wondering if this is a mostly American forum as there don't seem to be many people from Europe here, though I do notice another person from Australia.
Yes I believe it is but ironically there's another member from Sydney who may know something about weeding in a garden and who has written a bio on Mozart's wife--I'm of course referring back to the thread where a big discussion on mozart is going on! Regards, Len [g]

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Post by Agnes Selby » Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:42 pm

Yes, Lenny and as far as Mozart is concerned, I would gladly live
with his music all the time. By the way, my book about Mozart's wife
is in the process of being republished in vienna.

Regards,
Agnes.

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Post by Tarantella » Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:48 pm

And what an admirable effort that is too! Congratulations, as it would have been no mean feat to achieve. And I know that music shop on the highway in Gordon!! I thought it had closed.

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Post by Agnes Selby » Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:45 am

I have not been to Gordon for a while. While the Morrisons owned
the shop, I was a regular customer but we have moved from
the Upper North Shore. Mrs. Morrison was my daughter's first and much loved
piano teacher.

Regards,
Agnes.

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Post by Tarantella » Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:54 am

Did you hear Anna Goldsworthy's anecdotes about piano lessons during SIPCA? These were quite charming and I was amazed at her detailed recall!!

I visited Constanza Mozart-Nissan's grave in Salzburg but I cannot recall the cemetery, which we stumbled across anyway. I remember that her ma-in-law was buried there also. Have you been to Zentralfriedhof, Wien?

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Post by Agnes Selby » Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:47 am

I did not go to the Sydney International Piano Competition as I was
too busy to attend.

Yes, I spent quite some time in Salzburg as most of the documents regarding
Constanze are located at the Mozarteum. Constanze was buried at St. Sebastian
Cemetery in a grave which contains the remains of her second husband, Georg Niikolaus Nissen,
Leopold Mozart, Nannerl's daughter and the mother of Carl Maria von Weber as well as
Leopold Mozart's mother-in-law.

Constanze's mother-in-law, Mozart's mother died in Paris and is buried in an unknown
cemetery in that city.

Regards,
Agnes.

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Post by John F » Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:16 am

Maybe Tarantella is thinking of Constanze's sister-in-law Nannerl, Mozart's sister, who died and was buried in Salzburg in 1829. But according to the Wikipedia article about her, she was buried in St. Peter's Cemetery, not St. Sebastian. If any of us would know all this, Agnes, it's definitely you!

If Mozart had lived as long as his sister, he would have outlived Beethoven and Schubert and been over 70 when he died. It doesn't bear thinking about.
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Re: Introducing yourself thread!

Post by lennygoran » Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:41 am

Agnes Selby wrote:Yes, Lenny and as far as Mozart is concerned, I would gladly live
with his music all the time. By the way, my book about Mozart's wife
is in the process of being republished in vienna.

Regards,
Agnes.
Agnes so it appears we have 2 grandmas living in Sydney--one would live with Mozart's music all the time and loves gardening, the other finds Mozart a bore and is a pretend gardener! :) Congrats and good luck with the book! Regards, Len

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Post by Agnes Selby » Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:46 pm

Lenny, I am the gardening and Mozart loving Grandma. Who is
the other one? PLEASE, PLEASE TELL ME.

By the way, it is a gorgeous, sunny winter's day in Sydney and
I will be pruning the roses today. My husband will feed them with
good chicken "you-know-what" and we will look forward to the glory
of blooms in summer. You should see our azaleas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by Agnes Selby » Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:17 pm

Thank you, John for your compliment. It means a lot to me coming from a Mozart
scholar like yourself.

Yes, Nannerl was buried at St. Peters Cemetery in the Salzburg dignitaries' tomb.
Michael Haydn was also buried there. But, I think what prompted her more than
the dignitaries' fame was the little burial plot where d'Yppold was buried. He was the
love of her life. Perhaps she believed that they could be united in afterlife, no longer
threatened by her father's veto.

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Post by lennygoran » Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:22 pm

Agnes Selby wrote:Lenny, I am the gardening and Mozart loving Grandma. Who is
the other one? PLEASE, PLEASE TELL ME.
Agnes Tarentella--she doesn't go for Mozart and is a pretender when it comes to gardening. On the roses there's a new rose disease here in my area--this is really bad. :(
http://blog.pennlive.com/gardening/2012 ... sease.html

Regards, Len

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Re: Introducing yourself thread!

Post by John F » Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:01 pm

Agnes Selby wrote:Yes, Nannerl was buried at St. Peters Cemetery in the Salzburg dignitaries' tomb. Michael Haydn was also buried there. But, I think what prompted her more than the dignitaries' fame was the little burial plot where d'Yppold was buried. He was the love of her life. Perhaps she believed that they could be united in afterlife, no longer threatened by her father's veto.
Speaking of her father, I can imagine what Leopold might have thought if he knew Constanze Mozart was to be buried near him, and Nannerl wasn't.
John Francis

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Re: Introducing yourself thread!

Post by Agnes Selby » Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:39 pm

Well, as you must know John, Leopold has not stopped turning in his
grave since Constanze joined him. :lol:

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Re: Introducing yourself thread!

Post by scififan » Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:19 pm

HI! :)

I have been a music lover for a long time now. It began with an old Camden vinyl {there were neither CDs nor cassettes then} of a recording of Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony that I bought as a teen-ager. {I still have that old record} I was hooked from that point on.

I still love Tchaikovsky--especially the wonderful Mravinsky/Leningrad recordings of the last three symphonies but my taste now has tended to move into the Baroque and Classical eras. At the moment I am listening to the recordings of Beethoven with Kempff--especially the mono fifties pieces. I also enjoy the Schnabel recordings of the Beethoven sonatas--despite the problems with the sound reproduction of that time.

I do enjoy opera-though I don't listen to it as frequently as once I did.

I did learn to play some woodwind instruments {clarinet, sax., and various recorders} but I was never particularly good. However, my enjoyment in playing {after a fashion :wink: } the treble recorder did fire up an interest in Renaissance and Baroque music.

My music collection is reasonably substantial, including vinyls, cassettes, CDs and downloads--the last mentioned mainly via iTunes.

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Re: Introducing yourself thread!

Post by jbuck919 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:42 pm

A very hearty welcome to the Classical Music Guide!

I am almost never the first one to notice a new member posting on this thread, but today, by chance, here I am to invite you to, as a former moderator used to say, post early, post often. Many of our regular posters are able to relate their appreciation to their own collections (not, alas, my own strong suit), so please share your thoughts on this friendly site.

John

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Re: Introducing yourself thread!

Post by scififan » Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:31 pm

Thank You! :D I look forward to being a member of this forum.

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Re: Introducing yourself thread!

Post by Tarantella » Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:16 am

Welcome scififan! Looking forward to some of your postings and interests. The more the merrier. I'm listening to Murray Perahia playing Scarlatti sonatas as we speak!!

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Re: Introducing yourself thread!

Post by cjvinthechair » Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:58 pm

Greetings to all !

I'm Clive. I'm English...haven't seen a great many countrymen in a quick scour of posts ! Is there anybody out there from ENGLAND ?
Member of a few Forums, and particularly keen on music from (Post-)Romantic till, well, anything where a non-expert can identify that it's definitely got a tune/rhythm/purpose and isn't just a billion monkeys let loose in the hope that one....!

Currently listening to Casella's Concerto Romano, attending a concert of Denisov, Shchedrin, Myaskovsky & Rachmaninov in London on Saturday, singing(and loving) Bernstein Chichester Psalms, Janacek Otcenas & Peeters Missa Festiva with my enlightened Choral Society, but still 'soppy' enough to be attending my umpteenth Vienna Boys' Choir concert next week in Birmingham.

Some idea of how I 'tick' musically there - anyone at all like minded, love to hear from you ! Thanks for reading.
Clive

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