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#1619349 - 02/13/11 09:06 PM Re: Would you prefer that your lover also be good at the piano? [Re: Pogorelich.]
argerichfan Offline
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Originally Posted By: Pogorelich.
Time to get him into some Elgar, Jason!

You just 'outed' me.

Not that it was any secret...

laugh
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#1619433 - 02/13/11 11:39 PM Re: Would you prefer that your lover also be good at the piano? [Re: MathTeacher]
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Oh SHIT.

Crazy things come out of my mouth when I'm out of it. Hold on.... edited now!


Edited by Pogorelich. (02/13/11 11:39 PM)
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#1619463 - 02/14/11 01:02 AM Re: Would you prefer that your lover also be good at the piano? [Re: MathTeacher]
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I'm surprised other instrumentalists have hardly been mentioned...I would certainly enjoy as a spouse/ significant other someone to collaborate with musically, be it with vocal works, or as I seem to fancy string players.
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#1619495 - 02/14/11 02:09 AM Re: Would you prefer that your lover also be good at the piano? [Re: AdlerAugen]
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Originally Posted By: AdlerAugen
I'm surprised other instrumentalists have hardly been mentioned...I would certainly enjoy as a spouse/ significant other someone to collaborate with musically, be it with vocal works, or as I seem to fancy string players.


I did but but you may not notice. I fancy string players as well. But preferably he can play the piano a bit as well smile
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#1619999 - 02/14/11 06:26 PM Re: Would you prefer that your lover also be good at the piano? [Re: MathTeacher]
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my better half sings as well as i play the piano, we never tried to change positions in that respect...
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#1620002 - 02/14/11 06:27 PM Re: Would you prefer that your lover also be good at the piano? [Re: MathTeacher]
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I prefer that my lover leave my piano the hell alone.

There are strict, standing orders not to touch the piano, the lamp, the music, the bench, or anything else. And I mean it.
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#1620007 - 02/14/11 06:32 PM Re: Would you prefer that your lover also be good at the piano? [Re: MathTeacher]
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I've never had a lover that could play a musical instrument, but I'm pretty sure I would be in the "I don't care" camp.
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#1620226 - 02/14/11 10:21 PM Re: Would you prefer that your lover also be good at the piano? [Re: Jeff Clef]
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Originally Posted By: Jeff Clef
I prefer that my lover leave my piano the hell alone.

There are strict, standing orders not to touch the piano, the lamp, the music, the bench, or anything else. And I mean it.


Hear! Hear!
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#1620243 - 02/14/11 10:29 PM Re: Would you prefer that your lover also be good at the piano? [Re: MathTeacher]
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Cellists and/or Baritones get my loving attention.. Pianists not so much.. I am very very possessive of my piano..

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#1620255 - 02/14/11 10:46 PM Re: Would you prefer that your lover also be good at the piano? [Re: Andromaque]
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Originally Posted By: Andromaque
Cellists and/or Baritones get my loving attention.. Pianists not so much.. I am very very possessive of my piano..


Baritones, really? But they're such divas (as are most singers haha). Cellists, yes... there's something about them... If I wasn't dating a pianist, I would've probably dated a cellist.
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#1620256 - 02/14/11 10:47 PM Re: Would you prefer that your lover also be good at the piano? [Re: dolce sfogato]
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Originally Posted By: Pogorelich.
Originally Posted By: Andromaque
Cellists and/or Baritones get my loving attention.. Pianists not so much.. I am very very possessive of my piano..


Baritones, really? But they're such divas (as are most singers haha).


frown

Originally Posted By: dolce sfogato
my better half sings as well as i play the piano, we never tried to change positions in that respect...


smile

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#1620297 - 02/14/11 11:40 PM Re: Would you prefer that your lover also be good at the piano? [Re: Jeff Clef]
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Originally Posted By: Jeff Clef

There are strict, standing orders not to touch the piano, the lamp, the music, the bench, or anything else. And I mean it.

So you have a cat? wink
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#1620304 - 02/14/11 11:48 PM Re: Would you prefer that your lover also be good at the piano? [Re: Pogorelich.]
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Originally Posted By: Pogorelich.

Baritones, really? But they're such divas (as are most singers haha). Cellists, yes... there's something about them... If I wasn't dating a pianist, I would've probably dated a cellist.

Every singer I've worked with has been -in a sense- a diva. I've only worked with a few 'cellists, but didn't feel they were divas. One of them, a very beautiful lass about your age, Angelina, was as beautiful to look at as was her playing. We did the Beethoven Op 69 a few years ago. I loved every moment of it.

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#1620305 - 02/14/11 11:54 PM Re: Would you prefer that your lover also be good at the piano? [Re: Pogorelich.]
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Originally Posted By: Pogorelich.
Originally Posted By: Andromaque
Cellists and/or Baritones get my loving attention.. Pianists not so much.. I am very very possessive of my piano..


Baritones, really? But they're such divas (as are most singers haha). Cellists, yes... there's something about them... If I wasn't dating a pianist, I would've probably dated a cellist.


Yeah..but no worries. I am pretty good in the diva department myself.. laugh

The thing is, (very good) singers just have it.. After a while, they barely practice. They get perennially "coached" and they drink a lot of water.. So when they act pompously, it is a bit more fitting than the ever toiling pianists..

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#1620308 - 02/14/11 11:57 PM Re: Would you prefer that your lover also be good at the piano? [Re: Andromaque]
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Originally Posted By: Andromaque

Yeah..but no worries. I am pretty good in the diva department myself.. laugh

Why am I not surprised... thumb
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#1620416 - 02/15/11 07:29 AM Re: Would you prefer that your lover also be good at the piano? [Re: MathTeacher]
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I dated my piano teacher a few years back laugh. Free lessons didn't work out as well as you'd think - the relationship is too informal.

Yes, I've noticed that playing the cello seems to er "impress" some people. But I prefer to play the piano!

The OP made me laugh as well, hehe.
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#1620475 - 02/15/11 08:50 AM Re: Would you prefer that your lover also be good at the piano? [Re: MathTeacher]
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"So you have a cat? wink"

No, five dogs, Jason. They have a favored den under the piano. Sometimes I get under there, and I can see why they like it--- great cover, you can see everything that goes on, and it's just the right size. Very cool-looking ceiling, too.
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#1620490 - 02/15/11 09:20 AM Re: Would you prefer that your lover also be good at the piano? [Re: Jeff Clef]
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Originally Posted By: Jeff Clef
I prefer that my lover leave my piano the hell alone.

There are strict, standing orders not to touch the piano, the lamp, the music, the bench, or anything else. And I mean it.


laugh
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#1620491 - 02/15/11 09:21 AM Re: Would you prefer that your lover also be good at the piano? [Re: MathTeacher]
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I've never had a girlfriend that played an instrument, or even listened to classical music for that matter.
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#1620570 - 02/15/11 11:14 AM Re: Would you prefer that your lover also be good at the piano? [Re: MathTeacher]
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My husband plays the guitar very occasionally and every time he sits down to play, I feel jealous and have a strong desire to go sit at my piano. I don't think I could live with someone who also played the piano. Except my kids because I'm their teacher.

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#1620918 - 02/15/11 06:10 PM Re: Would you prefer that your lover also be good at the piano? [Re: Pogorelich.]
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Originally Posted By: Pogorelich.
If I wasn't dating a pianist, I would've probably dated a cellist.


Cellists are hot.

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#1620924 - 02/15/11 06:23 PM Re: Would you prefer that your lover also be good at the piano? [Re: MathTeacher]
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yeh I know grin
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#1620927 - 02/15/11 06:28 PM Re: Would you prefer that your lover also be good at the piano? [Re: Canonie]
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Originally Posted By: Canonie
I dated my piano teacher a few years back laugh. Free lessons didn't work out as well as you'd think - the relationship is too informal.

Yes, I've noticed that playing the cello seems to er "impress" some people. But I prefer to play the piano!

The OP made me laugh as well, hehe.

Is your teacher much older than you?
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