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Whatever happened to our violinist friend ...

Post by Lance » Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:23 pm

... the one from England? I haven't seen nor heard from him in a long time. I can't think of his name or sign-on name at the moment. How I miss our old friends Agnes Selby, Ralph Stein, Werner Isler, and our founder, Ward Botsford, along with many others.
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Re: Whatever happened to our violinist friend ...

Post by jbuck919 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:41 pm

His screen and real name was Chetinson, though I'm not sure about the spelling. We have lost a number of valued members, and not just to death. I still miss Nigel Wilkinson, who quit because he objected to Corlyss banning some people, even though every one of them at the time deserved to be banned. I miss Larry Rinkel (Alban Berg), whose story also involved Corlyss but is more complicated. I miss the guy whose name I can't remember who had actually performed at Carnegie Hall and quit because he objected to the banning of the execrable Saul. (For everyone I miss, I assure you, there is one or more that I don't.) Some of these people continue on the Good Music Guide, a less-well-moderated site that tolerates a lot of questionable posting. I quit there years ago and have never considered going back.

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Re: Whatever happened to our violinist friend ...

Post by Lance » Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:14 am

Ah yes, CHENISTON! Thank you for jogging my memory. There was a friend of Cheniston's, an Asian as I recall, who met Cheniston at one time in England. I'll check about Cheniston. He had a web site and was interested in historical violin recordings. I wonder how many remember another man, Tom Clear, of NYC, who also passed away but issued a number of very special LP recordings remastered from his own personal collection. And yes, I recall Larry Rinkel as well. Think I met him at one of CMG's meetups in NYC at one time.
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His screen and real name was Chetinson, though I'm not sure about the spelling. We have lost a number of valued members, and not just to death. I still miss Nigel Wilkinson, who quit because he objected to Corlyss banning some people, even though every one of them at the time deserved to be banned. I miss Larry Rinkel (Alban Berg), whose story also involved Corlyss but is more complicated. I miss the guy whose name I can't remember who had actually performed at Carnegie Hall and quit because he objected to the banning of the execrable Saul. (For everyone I miss, I assure you, there is one or more that I don't.) Some of these people continue on the Good Music Guide, a less-well-moderated site that tolerates a lot of questionable posting. I quit there years ago and have never considered going back.
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Re: Whatever happened to our violinist friend ...

Post by Lance » Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:20 am

I found this on the Internet. Click below.

https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/li ... ht-3539029

Will try to make contact with him. Since his last venture on these boards, a lot has happened with regard to the release of historical (or new) violin recordings. I will keep you posted if I can find out anything. Love to have him back here.
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Re: Whatever happened to our violinist friend ...

Post by Belle » Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:20 am

jbuck919 wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:41 pm
His screen and real name was Chetinson, though I'm not sure about the spelling. We have lost a number of valued members, and not just to death. I still miss Nigel Wilkinson, who quit because he objected to Corlyss banning some people, even though every one of them at the time deserved to be banned. I miss Larry Rinkel (Alban Berg), whose story also involved Corlyss but is more complicated. I miss the guy whose name I can't remember who had actually performed at Carnegie Hall and quit because he objected to the banning of the execrable Saul. (For everyone I miss, I assure you, there is one or more that I don't.) Some of these people continue on the Good Music Guide, a less-well-moderated site that tolerates a lot of questionable posting. I quit there years ago and have never considered going back.
Completely agree about Good Music Guide which is full of bombastic males who won't tolerate dissent from the group-think mentality. And there is a Beethoven site so poorly moderated that all but a handful of people avoid it now because a troubled troll is given free reign to wreak havoc. He goes quiet and the minute I put my toe in the water out he comes with his verbal assaults, which I'm sure he regards as funny!! :roll: Pity the poor individual who needs to belittle others in order to feel important. I've had to change usernames a few times to try and avoid the troll; finally I just gave up (which is what I was supposed to do).

Thank goodness for CMG, which I find indispensable for musical discussions with intelligent, likeable and well-informed people. I often quote this site to my musical friends in our group.

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Re: Whatever happened to our violinist friend ...

Post by mikealdren » Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:34 am

Hi is Cheniston Roland and he lives in Liverpool. I suspect he's quite elderly now and I know he has had health issues.

If you have a contact, it would be great to see how he's doing, he used to do a weekly podcast but that seems to have stopped some years ago.

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Re: Whatever happened to our violinist friend ...

Post by lennygoran » Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:29 am

Lance wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:14 am
And yes, I recall Larry Rinkel as well. Think I met him at one of CMG's meetups in NYC at one time.
Lance I was new to the forum and he was at my table-here's a photo of him, you and Cliftwood. Regards, Len

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Post by Lance » Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:38 am

WOW! That brings back fond memories. Thank you for placing that photo here. I have gray hair now - you probably wouldn't recognize me! It would be really nice to have another meetup sometime. I dislike driving into NYC now, especially now that my daughter lives in Florida - another good reason to visit NYC and also to visit Academy Records! :D Over the years I made considerable trips to NYC to see my sister (now in Georgia) and visit the old Goody's for 60% off sales, to see Will Lerner at Music Masters, and visit the Record Hunter and other great stores in the city that are no longer. Indeed, times have changed.
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Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:14 am
And yes, I recall Larry Rinkel as well. Think I met him at one of CMG's meetups in NYC at one time.
Lance I was new to the forum and he was at my table-here's a photo of him, you and Cliftwood. Regards, Len

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Re: Whatever happened to our violinist friend ...

Post by Lance » Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:40 am

Incidentally, I have written to Cheniston in Liverpool. Awaiting a response.
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Re: Whatever happened to our violinist friend ...

Post by arepo » Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:29 am

Wow, Len.!! Quite a photo, too long ago to remember when that was. :lol:
How about these names from the past ?
Lofstra, piston, Stenka Razin, Heck, Calvin, Bob Zeidler, Pczipott, baldric, tom Dill, A.C Douglas, Junendon, TM Kerch, Scott Morrison, Peter McNally, owlice, opera lover, Perry Tannenbaum, Kwoon Wong and Baldric.
I sure do miss those days and those wonderful folks who made it so much fun to be a music lover. :(
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Re: Whatever happened to our violinist friend ...

Post by jbuck919 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:31 pm

arepo wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:29 am
Wow, Len.!! Quite a photo, too long ago to remember when that was. :lol:
How about these names from the past ?
Lofstra....
I think you mean Slofstra, and Henry Slofstra is one of those who have gone over to the dark side (ha ha), meaning that he still posts a lot on Facebook, often about music. Same with Chalkie, though I haven't seen him even there in a while. I also met you at that meet-up, which now seems so long ago. (For those who don't know, Harris easily takes the prize as the most distinguished-looking member.)

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Re: Whatever happened to our violinist friend ...

Post by Belle » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:34 pm

Please post more pictures as I would love to see these. I have seen some from a few years ago, but there must be more. Where's a picture of Barney from his recent visit to NYC? I can see I'm going to have to visit - possibly on our way home from 3 months in Austria, early next year.

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Re: Whatever happened to our violinist friend ...

Post by Ricordanza » Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:59 am

jbuck919 wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:31 pm
(For those who don't know, Harris easily takes the prize as the most distinguished-looking member.)
Agreed! And I have the pleasure of seeing Harris fairly regularly at piano recitals sponsored by the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society. Next recital: Pierre-Laurent Aimard on March 13, with a program that includes the "Hammerklavier."

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Post by lennygoran » Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:35 am

Belle wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:34 pm
Please post more pictures as I would love to see these. I have seen some from a few years ago, but there must be more. Where's a picture of Barney from his recent visit to NYC?
Belle some more. Regards, Len

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Post by lennygoran » Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:36 am

Ricordanza wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:59 am
Philadelphia Chamber Music Society. Next recital: Pierre-Laurent Aimard on March 13, with a program that includes the "Hammerklavier."
You'll miss the Philadelphia Flower Show! Regards, Len :lol:

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Post by Belle » Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:20 pm

Thanks for those pictures, Len. I spotted you and Sue in one of them as well as Lance and the Australian guest.

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Re: Whatever happened to our violinist friend ...

Post by Belle » Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:23 pm

Ricordanza wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:59 am
jbuck919 wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:31 pm
(For those who don't know, Harris easily takes the prize as the most distinguished-looking member.)
Agreed! And I have the pleasure of seeing Harris fairly regularly at piano recitals sponsored by the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society. Next recital: Pierre-Laurent Aimard on March 13, with a program that includes the "Hammerklavier."
After a 50 year relationship with Beethoven this very year, I absolutely love the Beethoven piano sonatas more and more - and the "Hammerklavier" remains very special. Enjoy the recital.

This is coming up, if anybody is interested:

http://www.dw.com/en/a-new-attraction-f ... a-42760090

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Re: Whatever happened to our violinist friend ...

Post by Lance » Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:09 am

I remember them well and miss them, too. Plus our good friend, Werner Isler and founder Ward Botsford. So many. I wonder why PISTON doesn't participate any longer? Does anyone know what happened with him?
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Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:29 am
Wow, Len.!! Quite a photo, too long ago to remember when that was. :lol:
How about these names from the past ?
Lofstra, piston, Stenka Razin, Heck, Calvin, Bob Zeidler, Pczipott, baldric, tom Dill, A.C Douglas, Junendon, TM Kerch, Scott Morrison, Peter McNally, owlice, opera lover, Perry Tannenbaum, Kwoon Wong and Baldric.
I sure do miss those days and those wonderful folks who made it so much fun to be a music lover. :(
cliftwood
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Post by Lance » Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:10 am

As of 12:09am, February 28th, 2018, I have not heard a word from Cheniston.
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Re: Whatever happened to our violinist friend ...

Post by Holden Fourth » Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:01 am

arepo wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:29 am
Wow, Len.!! Quite a photo, too long ago to remember when that was. :lol:
How about these names from the past ?
Lofstra, piston, Stenka Razin, Heck, Calvin, Bob Zeidler, Pczipott, baldric, tom Dill, A.C Douglas, Junendon, TM Kerch, Scott Morrison, Peter McNally, owlice, opera lover, Perry Tannenbaum, Kwoon Wong and Baldric.
I sure do miss those days and those wonderful folks who made it so much fun to be a music lover. :(
cliftwood
It's quite possible that I was one of the Baldric's mentioned as it's been an alternative handle of mine in the past. If so I obviously changed it.

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