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What's With This Percy ??? Bloke?

Post by dulcinea » Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:01 pm

His biography shows him to have been a pretty interesting guy, but the same is not true of his ,,m----'', which is worth a couple of laughs but no more. He definitely is not Australia's answer to Britten and Vaughan-Williams.
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Re: What's With This Percy GRUNGIER Schmuck???

Post by jbuck919 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:26 pm

I think that is an insulting way to refer to any serious musician, and totally over the top if the issue is only that you don't think his music to be of the first order.

I probably knew the name Percy Grainger before I knew the names of any organ composer other than Bach and Mendelssohn. His "Molly on the Shore" is a favorite of concert bands, and from the introductions we got at the Sunday night concerts at West Point I think I know that he was the most famous interpreter of Grieg's Piano Concerto. Now I would not put any money on my remembering either of those two items correctly (I have purposely not gone to Wikipedia to refresh my memory, and am prepared for gentle kidding if I got them wrong), but while this by itself does not qualify Grainger as one of the most important composers of his century, it also does not invite vulgar dismissal. You might also keep in mind that we have several Aussie members who might be rightly offended by that.

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Post by Chalkperson » Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:31 pm

Agreed, I have asked Dulcinea to change the Title so we don't get a repeat of yesterday's PC Fiasco...Chalklyss

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Post by Chalkperson » Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:36 pm

I happen to love his music, I have the Chandos Complete Works, 19 discs, a good place to start would be here...Shallow Brown is magnificent...

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Post by Chalkperson » Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:39 pm

jbuck919 wrote:I probably knew the name Percy Grainger before I knew the names of any organ composer other than Bach and Mendelssohn. His "Molly on the Shore" is a favorite of concert bands, and from the introductions we got at the Sunday night concerts at West Point I think I know that he was the most famous interpreter of Grieg's Piano Concerto. Now I would not put any money on my remembering either of those two items correctly (I have purposely not gone to Wikipedia to refresh my memory, and am prepared for gentle kidding if I got them wrong).
His Greg Concerto is Live at the Hollywood Bowl, Conducted by Leopold Stokowski...

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Post by dulcinea » Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:55 pm

jbuck919 wrote:I think that is an insulting way to refer to any serious musician, and totally over the top if the issue is only that you don't think his music to be of the first order.

You might also keep in mind that we have several Aussie members who might be rightly offended by that.
'tis precisely because the weasels, stoats, mustelids, rodents, ferrets and martens neglect Aus so badly that I am so angry. The Wiki LIST OF AUSTRALIAN COMPOSERS enumerates something like a couple of hundred names, some of whom I'm positive deserve the attention that the weasels waste on a very minor notes spinner.
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Re: What's With This Percy GRUNGIER Bloke???

Post by dulcinea » Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:05 pm

Chalkperson wrote:Agreed, I have asked Dulcinea to change the Title so we don't get a repeat of yesterday's PC Fiasco...Chalklyss

All right, you got your request.
Outside of Europe and the USA, the mustelids are totally neglectful. I don't recall them ever playing any composers from our neighbour to the north.
If I may ask, to what fiasco do you refer?
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Re: What's With This Percy GRUNGIER Schmuck???

Post by jbuck919 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:06 pm

dulcinea wrote:
jbuck919 wrote:I think that is an insulting way to refer to any serious musician, and totally over the top if the issue is only that you don't think his music to be of the first order.

You might also keep in mind that we have several Aussie members who might be rightly offended by that.
'tis precisely because the weasels, stoats, mustelids, rodents, ferrets and martens neglect Aus so badly that I am so angry. The Wiki LIST OF AUSTRALIAN COMPOSERS enumerates something like a couple of hundred names, some of whom I'm positive deserve the attention that the weasels waste on a very minor notes spinner.
And exactly why are you "positive" about this? I'm sure some ambitious grad student could find a list of 200 composers from New York if composers were identified this way. That does not mean that any fixed number of them including one necessarily accomplished anything of comparative significance (apologies to Aaron Copland and Elliott Carter).

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Post by Chalkperson » Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:19 pm

dulcinea wrote:
Chalkperson wrote:Agreed, I have asked Dulcinea to change the Title so we don't get a repeat of yesterday's PC Fiasco...Chalklyss

All right, you got your request.
Outside of Europe and the USA, the mustelids are totally neglectful. I don't recall them ever playing any composers from our neighbour to the north.
If I may ask, to what fiasco do you refer?
This Thread, PC commentary gone way over the top...Chalklyss

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Post by PJME » Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:20 pm

Try this :

http://youtu.be/81h-C6j6Lfw

( fragment from "The warriors")

and this:

http://youtu.be/Oso4TKp1Nwg

and this

http://youtu.be/LwkBW55YB4o

and this (Colleen Dhas)

http://youtu.be/feMkFerA9VA

and propably this aswell

http://youtu.be/aAlpgf-CDZY
(Hamelin playing)

Check out these discs:

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Re: What's With This Percy GRUNGIER Schmuck???

Post by dulcinea » Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:50 pm

jbuck919 wrote:
dulcinea wrote:
jbuck919 wrote:I think that is an insulting way to refer to any serious musician, and totally over the top if the issue is only that you don't think his music to be of the first order.

You might also keep in mind that we have several Aussie members who might be rightly offended by that.
'tis precisely because the weasels, stoats, mustelids, rodents, ferrets and martens neglect Aus so badly that I am so angry. The Wiki LIST OF AUSTRALIAN COMPOSERS enumerates something like a couple of hundred names, some of whom I'm positive deserve the attention that the weasels waste on a very minor notes spinner.
And exactly why are you "positive" about this? I'm sure some ambitious grad student could find a list of 200 composers from New York if composers were identified this way. That does not mean that any fixed number of them including one necessarily accomplished anything of comparative significance (apologies to Aaron Copland and Elliott Carter).
So you think Grungier is the best that Australia has produced? Did he compose 12 symphonies, as Alfred Hill (1870-1960) did, or two symphonies and a Symphonie Concertante, as George Dreyfus (1928- ) has done, or nine symphonies, as the German-born Felix Werder (1922-2012) did?
PJME: it seems the mustelids don't really respect PAG either, since they have never played any of the pieces you quote. Could it be possible he is yet another victim of the Boccherini Curse? :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: What's With This Percy GRUNGIER Schmuck???

Post by jbuck919 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:04 pm

dulcinea wrote:
jbuck919 wrote:
dulcinea wrote:
jbuck919 wrote:I think that is an insulting way to refer to any serious musician, and totally over the top if the issue is only that you don't think his music to be of the first order.

You might also keep in mind that we have several Aussie members who might be rightly offended by that.
'tis precisely because the weasels, stoats, mustelids, rodents, ferrets and martens neglect Aus so badly that I am so angry. The Wiki LIST OF AUSTRALIAN COMPOSERS enumerates something like a couple of hundred names, some of whom I'm positive deserve the attention that the weasels waste on a very minor notes spinner.
And exactly why are you "positive" about this? I'm sure some ambitious grad student could find a list of 200 composers from New York if composers were identified this way. That does not mean that any fixed number of them including one necessarily accomplished anything of comparative significance (apologies to Aaron Copland and Elliott Carter).
So you think Grungier is the best that Australia has produced? Did he compose 12 symphonies, as Alfred Hill (1870-1960) did, or two symphonies and a Symphonie Concertante, as George Dreyfus (1928- ) has done, or nine symphonies, as the German-born Felix Werder (1922-2012) did?
Well, if Felix Werder was German born, that's a different story (just kidding everybody, just kidding!).

BTW you might also have changed or now drop "Grungier." You've never done that with a composer before; this is not politics.

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Post by Chalkperson » Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:15 pm

jbuck919 wrote:BTW you might also have changed or now drop "Grungier." You've never done that with a composer before; this is not politics.
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Re: What's With This Percy ??? Bloke???

Post by dulcinea » Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:20 pm

jbuck919 wrote:
dulcinea wrote:
jbuck919 wrote:
dulcinea wrote:
jbuck919 wrote:I think that is an insulting way to refer to any serious musician, and totally over the top if the issue is only that you don't think his music to be of the first order.

You might also keep in mind that we have several Aussie members who might be rightly offended by that.
'tis precisely because the weasels, stoats, mustelids, rodents, ferrets and martens neglect Aus so badly that I am so angry. The Wiki LIST OF AUSTRALIAN COMPOSERS enumerates something like a couple of hundred names, some of whom I'm positive deserve the attention that the weasels waste on a very minor notes spinner.
And exactly why are you "positive" about this? I'm sure some ambitious grad student could find a list of 200 composers from New York if composers were identified this way. That does not mean that any fixed number of them including one necessarily accomplished anything of comparative significance (apologies to Aaron Copland and Elliott Carter).
So you think PAG is the best that Australia has produced? Did he compose 12 symphonies, as Alfred Hill (1870-1960) did, or two symphonies and a Symphonie Concertante, as George Dreyfus (1928- ) has done, or nine symphonies, as the German-born Felix Werder (1922-2012) did?
Well, if Felix Werder was German born, that's a different story (just kidding everybody, just kidding!).

BTW you might also have changed or now drop "PAG." You've never done that with a composer before; this is not politics.
Since I'm unemployed I have not bought any new CDs since the beginning of 2011, so I depend almost entirely on the mustelids, who are not always reliable, which means that I have to depend on you et al to fill in the many gaps left by the weasels, who are obviously very ignorant about Australia, Canada, NZ, RSA and all the other territories of the Nothing-in-Common-wealth. Do you know Herr Percy Aldridge enough to recommend him to me?: then go ahead.
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Re: What's With This Percy GRUNGIER Bloke?

Post by PJME » Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:35 pm

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Ola,

Grainger is an original and unorthodox composer.

The warriors, "an imaginary ballet" is propably his orchestral magnum opus .
sir John Elliot Gardiner, Richard Hickox, Piers Lane or Marc André Hamelin, Jean yves thibaudet, John Rutter, Leslie howard, sir simon Rattle, Anne sophie von Otter and many more great artistst play his music - quite regularly.

The smaller works can be really fun and hilariously brash or ...subtle (Colleen Dhas). The old Britten disc on Decca is good example: Grainger's arrangements of well known (folk)songs are just delightfull.

But I do agree: "What shall we do with the drunken sailor" is not Mozart's Great Mass.

I love Grainger's use of the xylophone!

Do try to sharpen your sense of humour.

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Post by John F » Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:21 pm

Nothing is wrong with Percy Grainger - or rather, nothing's wrong with his music. :) By far Australia's best known and most popular composer, outside Australia anyway, he was also an outstanding pianist and a pioneering researcher into folk music. As a composer he was a miniaturist by choice, but his range was far greater than suggested by his most popular pieces, and some of his music is quite experimental.

CMG has several Australian members who may be able to tell you of other composers deserving to be better known outside Australia. Looking at Wikipedia's long list of Australian composers, and stopping at G, I only recognized one other name, John Antill, whose ballet score "Corroboree" is on a Naxos CD. But a radio station can't play music which isn't available to it.
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Post by some guy » Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:29 pm

And a radio station will NOT play music that it's a-scar'd of.
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Post by dulcinea » Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:20 pm

PJME wrote:Image

Ola,

Grainger is an original and unorthodox composer.

The warriors, "an imaginary ballet" is propably his orchestral magnum opus .
sir John Elliot Gardiner, Richard Hickox, Piers Lane or Marc André Hamelin, Jean yves thibaudet, John Rutter, Leslie howard, sir simon Rattle, Anne sophie von Otter and many more great artistst play his music - quite regularly.

The smaller works can be really fun and hilariously brash or ...subtle (Colleen Dhas). The old Britten disc on Decca is good example: Grainger's arrangements of well known (folk)songs are just delightfull.

But I do agree: "What shall we do with the drunken sailor" is not Mozart's Great Mass.

I love Grainger's use of the xylophone!

Do try to sharpen your sense of humour.
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Post by Chalkperson » Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:21 pm

He asked that after his death, his skin was to be boiled off his bones and his Skeleton be put on display in the Grainger Museum in Australia, his request was not complied with...
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Post by Heck148 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:14 pm

Grainger's "Lincolnshire Posy" - suite for Band is a classic. neat piece. a standard.

Try Fennell/EWE - first rate -

"Shepherd's Hey" is a neat arrangement too.

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Post by Wallingford » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:22 pm

He also wrote one of the most heartwrenching songs I can think of, "The Power Of Love." He did several arrangements of it.

Certainly not the work of a person with trivialities on his mind.
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Post by maestrob » Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:17 am

I'm surprised that no one has mentioned this album yet: very fine work from Sir Simon:

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Post by Chalkperson » Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:32 am

maestrob wrote:I'm surprised that no one has mentioned this album yet: very fine work from Sir Simon:

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When he was just Simon, and, with the CBSO made some decent recordings... :wink:
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Post by hangos » Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:25 pm

Steady on, chalkie! Are you gradually mellowing in your aversion to the tousle-haired rodent? Firstly a grudging accolade of the Deutsches Requiem, and now "when he made some decent recordings..."
You are certainly fair!
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Post by dulcinea » Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:50 pm

Khachaturian is an average composer who has the good luck of being part of Russian music, a style that is widely and incorrectly believed to be composed entirely of melodic geniuses comparable to Chaykovsky and Prokofiev;
Enescu is too unknown to judge fairly; I'll have to dig deep to ascertain if he is as talented as Elgar and Edward Kennedy Ellington, Duke of Ellington;
the strictly average Percy benefits from the general public being too lazy to find out for itself whether there are any other Aussie composers besides him; I'll have to review carefully the LIST OF AUSTRALIAN COMPOSERS in order to compensate for the shocking lack of curiosity of the weasels, stoats, mustelids, rodents, ferrets and martens. 'tis the least that the Superpower of the Pacific deserves.
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Post by jbuck919 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:15 pm

dulcinea wrote:Khachaturian is an average composer who has the good luck of being part of Russian music, a style that is widely and incorrectly believed to be composed entirely of melodic geniuses comparable to Chaykovsky and Prokofiev;
Enescu is too unknown to judge fairly; I'll have to dig deep to ascertain if he is as talented as Elgar and Edward Kennedy Ellington, Duke of Ellington;
the strictly average Percy benefits from the general public being too lazy to find out for itself whether there are any other Aussie composers besides him; I'll have to review carefully the LIST OF AUSTRALIAN COMPOSERS in order to compensate for the shocking lack of curiosity of the weasels, stoats, mustelids, rodents, ferrets and martens. 'tis the least that the Superpower of the Pacific deserves.
How did Japan get into this? (ducking)

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Post by John F » Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:18 pm

dulcinea wrote:I'll have to review carefully the LIST OF AUSTRALIAN COMPOSERS in order to compensate for the shocking lack of curiosity of the weasels, stoats, mustelids, rodents, ferrets and martens.
If you actually hear any Australian music that you'd recommend to us and your local radio station, tell us! YouTube may provide it.
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Post by Chalkperson » Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:02 am

hangos wrote:Steady on, chalkie! Are you gradually mellowing in your aversion to the tousle-haired rodent? Firstly a grudging accolade of the Deutsches Requiem, and now "when he made some decent recordings..."
You are certainly fair!
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I have never denied the quality of much of his work with the CBSO and I have always championed the Brahms Recording, I just think the BPO Recordings are dull as ditchwater, I would like to think that my views, whilst controversial in many cases, are at least the product of having listened to thousands of recordings over the last 30 years, I'm not Musically educated in any way, but I do think I can pick good Recordings, you try being the "Disposable Income Expert" on here, that's essentially spending other peoples money, I do that thoughtfully and it's why I often steer clear of Artists I do not fully believe in...
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Post by Heck148 » Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:42 am

John F wrote:If you actually hear any Australian music that you'd recommend to us and your local radio station, tell us! YouTube may provide it.
John Antill - "Corroboree" - Suite from the Ballet - something akin to Le Sacre - but based on Aboriginal Festival - sound spectacular, lots of rhythm, percussion.

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Post by maestrob » Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:27 am

Chalkperson wrote:
hangos wrote:Steady on, chalkie! Are you gradually mellowing in your aversion to the tousle-haired rodent? Firstly a grudging accolade of the Deutsches Requiem, and now "when he made some decent recordings..."
You are certainly fair!
Martin
I have never denied the quality of much of his work with the CBSO and I have always championed the Brahms Recording, I just think the BPO Recordings are dull as ditchwater, I would like to think that my views, whilst controversial in many cases, are at least the product of having listened to thousands of recordings over the last 30 years, I'm not Musically educated in any way, but I do think I can pick good Recordings, you try being the "Disposable Income Expert" on here, that's essentially spending other peoples money, I do that thoughtfully and it's why I often steer clear of Artists I do not fully believe in...
Chalkie:

I'm in your corner on this topic, and I am a trained musician, so your ears and instincts are doing fine...... :mrgreen:

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Post by Agnes Selby » Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:53 am

Not much is known about Australia and our culture and, Hey! that is the way
we like it.

Regards from a peaceful country,

Agnes.

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Post by lennygoran » Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:00 am

Agnes Selby wrote:Not much is known about Australia and our culture and, Hey! that is the way
we like it.
Agnes maybe we would know more about you if you hadn't broken away from Pangaea or Gondwanaland! Regards, Len :)

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Post by Agnes Selby » Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:41 pm

lennygoran wrote:
Agnes Selby wrote:Not much is known about Australia and our culture and, Hey! that is the way
we like it.
Agnes maybe we would know more about you if you hadn't broken away from Pangaea or Gondwanaland! Regards, Len :)
Lenny, as always, you are so right! THAT was the decisive moment...! To be so far from the
rest of the world is very comforting.

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Post by lennygoran » Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:04 pm

Agnes Selby wrote: Lenny, as always, you are so right! THAT was the decisive moment...! To be so far from the
rest of the world is very comforting.
Agnes I may move out there yet! Regards, Len :)

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Post by Agnes Selby » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:22 pm

Well, the azaleas in our garden are in full bloom. Spring arrives
on September 2. It is the right time to come to Oz.

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Post by lennygoran » Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:29 am

Agnes Selby wrote:Well, the azaleas in our garden are in full bloom. Spring arrives
on September 2. It is the right time to come to Oz.
Agnes on the azaleas this year we did a remake of a certain part of our garden--had large junipers cut down and replaced them with tamer plants--Home Depot had a kind of azalea that is supposed to bloom all summer--encore azaleas. We put them in in late spring and they look good but no blooms at all up until a week ago--now they're blooming! The innovative plants they're coming up with is just fantastic--new powerful knockout and drift roses, super strong heucheras, hydrangeas that bloom on old wood so you don't have to do any cutting back and now encore azaleas! Regards, Len

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Re: What's With This Percy ??? Bloke?

Post by Chalkperson » Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:03 am

lennygoran wrote:
Agnes Selby wrote:Well, the azaleas in our garden are in full bloom. Spring arrives
on September 2. It is the right time to come to Oz.
Agnes on the azaleas this year we did a remake of a certain part of our garden--had large junipers cut down and replaced them with tamer plants--Home Depot had a kind of azalea that is supposed to bloom all summer--encore azaleas. We put them in in late spring and they look good but no blooms at all up until a week ago--now they're blooming! The innovative plants they're coming up with is just fantastic--new powerful knockout and drift roses, super strong heucheras, hydrangeas that bloom on old wood so you don't have to do any cutting back and now encore azaleas! Regards, Len
My Anti Meyerbeer Action Group is headed your way with Garden Shears, those Heads will Roll... :mrgreen:
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Re: What's With This Percy ??? Bloke?

Post by lennygoran » Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:26 pm

Chalkperson wrote:
lennygoran wrote:
Agnes Selby wrote:Well, the azaleas in our garden are in full bloom. Spring arrives
on September 2. It is the right time to come to Oz.
Agnes on the azaleas this year we did a remake of a certain part of our garden--had large junipers cut down and replaced them with tamer plants--Home Depot had a kind of azalea that is supposed to bloom all summer--encore azaleas. We put them in in late spring and they look good but no blooms at all up until a week ago--now they're blooming! The innovative plants they're coming up with is just fantastic--new powerful knockout and drift roses, super strong heucheras, hydrangeas that bloom on old wood so you don't have to do any cutting back and now encore azaleas! Regards, Len
My Anti Meyerbeer Action Group is headed your way with Garden Shears, those Heads will Roll... :mrgreen:
I thought you stayed out of gardens. Len :)

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Re: What's With This Percy ??? Bloke?

Post by Chalkperson » Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:13 pm

lennygoran wrote:
Chalkperson wrote:
lennygoran wrote:
Agnes Selby wrote:Well, the azaleas in our garden are in full bloom. Spring arrives
on September 2. It is the right time to come to Oz.
Agnes on the azaleas this year we did a remake of a certain part of our garden--had large junipers cut down and replaced them with tamer plants--Home Depot had a kind of azalea that is supposed to bloom all summer--encore azaleas. We put them in in late spring and they look good but no blooms at all up until a week ago--now they're blooming! The innovative plants they're coming up with is just fantastic--new powerful knockout and drift roses, super strong heucheras, hydrangeas that bloom on old wood so you don't have to do any cutting back and now encore azaleas! Regards, Len
My Anti Meyerbeer Action Group is headed your way with Garden Shears, those Heads will Roll... :mrgreen:
I thought you stayed out of gardens. Len :)
I'm not headed your way, just the guys with the Shears... :wink:
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Re: What's With This Percy ??? Bloke?

Post by lennygoran » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:34 am

Chalkperson wrote: I'm not headed your way, just the guys with the Shears... :wink:
Believe me I can use them--bring out extra hoses too because all the new plants will need more watering--what happened to my rainy day forecast originally predicted by the Weather Channel for the Labor Day Weekend! Regards, Len :(

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Re: Taking Together All Your Replies, My Conclusion Is That

Post by dulcinea » Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:10 am

John F wrote:
dulcinea wrote:I'll have to review carefully the LIST OF AUSTRALIAN COMPOSERS in order to compensate for the shocking lack of curiosity of the weasels, stoats, mustelids, rodents, ferrets and martens.
If you actually hear any Australian music that you'd recommend to us and your local radio station, tell us! YouTube may provide it.
I spent the morning of 31-08-12 listening to orchestral and pop musics that feature that bassoon-like instrument, the didgeridoo. Great fun!
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Re: Taking Together All Your Replies, My Conclusion Is That

Post by johnQpublic » Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:53 pm

dulcinea wrote:
I spent the morning of 31-08-12 listening ...musics that feature that bassoon-like instrument, the didgeridoo. Great fun!
Catch the start of "Earth Cry" by Peter Sculthorpe where that instrument kicks it off. It's way cool
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