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#1012981 - 12/01/06 06:36 PM Can I tell you about my musical week?
SAnnM AB-2001 Offline
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Registered: 08/20/04
Posts: 2022
Loc: Canada
Well it's Friday night. I'm having a glass of wine and thinking about my week.

I had the house to myself last weekend - I played/practiced as much as I felt like without competing with the TV! (very cool). I had two music lessons as one was cut short. At today's lesson we mostly chatted "music" (also very cool!) I learn as much from discussing technique as from a regular lesson. I went to a symphony that featured a solo Chopin piano performance by my teacher's university professor (Jane Coop, if any of you Canadians ever heard her), and a master class by the same performer the next day (master classes are amazing if you have an opportunity to go!!). AND my new book from Amazon finally arrived! CHOPIN - A listener's Guide to the Master of the Piano. With CD.... It's awesome by the way!! Took forever to arrive but was worth the wait. I'm going to order others.

Anyway.... Just wanted to share my week and remind everyone who is struggling with this journey, why we love it so much!

It's the journey - not the destination!!

Have a great weekend!!
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#1012982 - 12/01/06 07:03 PM Re: Can I tell you about my musical week?
loveschopintoomuch Offline
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Registered: 04/05/06
Posts: 4690
Loc: Illinois
Sandy, your week was a dream. It's days/weeks like the one you described (even though they may not come very often) is what keeps us going.

I am interested in the book you referred to. I've never heard of it, and it sounds wonderful. Did you just go on Amazon and enter the word Chopin? Who is the publisher?

Thanks for the tip and thanks for sharing a week that we all wish we could have?

Regards,
Kathleen
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After playing Chopin, I feel as if I had been weeping over sins that I had never committed, and mourning over tragedies that were not my own." Oscar Wilde, 1891

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#1012983 - 12/01/06 11:56 PM Re: Can I tell you about my musical week?
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Registered: 02/27/06
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Sandy, you sound like you have had the pianists dream week!! were you on wheel of fortune and win this special week:) i am sooo happy for you!!! i hope you have many more weeks like this!!! thank-you for sharing!!!
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#1012984 - 12/02/06 09:44 AM Re: Can I tell you about my musical week?
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Registered: 12/02/05
Posts: 190
Loc: Oregon
Sounds wonderful Sandy, Did you ever get the information on the head set for the tv with a wireless ear piece that you can get a Radio Shack. My husband wears it when I want to practice and sometimes when I am sleeping. It works wonders and he can wonder around the house with it and hear what is going on with his program and it allows me the silence to read, practice etc. Great Christmas present.

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#1012985 - 12/02/06 11:03 AM Re: Can I tell you about my musical week?
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Registered: 08/20/04
Posts: 2022
Loc: Canada
I'm going today to check out the headphones. One little problem is our new High Definition TV with surround sound...aaahhhh The effect isn't the same with headphones apparently... Santa's bringing them anyway \:D \:D
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#1012986 - 12/02/06 11:14 AM Re: Can I tell you about my musical week?
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Registered: 01/20/06
Posts: 1614
Loc: New Hampshire, USA
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Originally posted by Sandy Moore:
I'm going today to check out the headphones. One little problem is our new High Definition TV with surround sound...aaahhhh The effect isn't the same with headphones apparently... Santa's bringing them anyway \:D \:D [/b]
The headphones won't impact the HD- that's mainly visual. Well, unless he's "wandering" around the house, of course!! LOL And as for the surround, well, for the most part, the only time that makes a difference is with a movie or DVD. Most made-for-TV stuff really doesn't take full advantage of surround, anyway. But he is right- where good surround is used well, it isn't the same with headphones. \:D
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#1012987 - 12/02/06 04:45 PM Re: Can I tell you about my musical week?
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Registered: 08/10/05
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Sandy, any chance I can ship my husband and kids off to you for a while so I can have the heavenly kind of week you just described? \:D
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#1012988 - 12/02/06 09:30 PM Re: Can I tell you about my musical week?
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Registered: 01/01/03
Posts: 19862
Loc: Kansas
i moved all the comfy furniture upstairs. no wants to be in the living room anymore.

alleluia
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#1012989 - 12/03/06 05:08 AM Re: Can I tell you about my musical week?
SAnnM AB-2001 Offline
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Registered: 08/20/04
Posts: 2022
Loc: Canada
Got the headphones! Really good ones with a long range. Now though I'm feeling a little guilty because perhaps it's really a Christmas present for me? \:\(
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#1012990 - 12/03/06 09:48 AM Re: Can I tell you about my musical week?
Happyshawtrapp Offline
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Registered: 12/02/05
Posts: 190
Loc: Oregon
That is okay. Get him another small one as well recognizing that indeed it is for you but really for both of you. You will be much nicer to him if you can get on that piano more.

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#1012991 - 12/03/06 02:30 PM Re: Can I tell you about my musical week?
SAnnM AB-2001 Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/20/04
Posts: 2022
Loc: Canada
 Quote:
Originally posted by loveschopintoomuch:
Sandy, your week was a dream. It's days/weeks like the one you described (even though they may not come very often) is what keeps us going.

I am interested in the book you referred to. I've never heard of it, and it sounds wonderful. Did you just go on Amazon and enter the word Chopin? Who is the publisher?

Thanks for the tip and thanks for sharing a week that we all wish we could have?

Regards,
Kathleen [/b]
Hi Kathleen,

The book is by Victor Lederer the series is called "Unlocking the Masters". The whole title is CHOPIN, A Listener's Guide to the Master of the Piano - including Full-Length Naxons CD. I ordered it from Amazon.ca. It has a brief well-written history and then following chapters talk about his different works and there are a couple of samples on the CD of each with a guide to specific seconds and what is going on! It's really educational for me - as someone who is still very unsophisticated in my classical knowledge. There are others in the series that I plan on ordering soon.
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