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#1946144 - 08/20/12 01:17 PM Presenting Unsung Heroes III E-cital: 8/20/12
heidiv Offline
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After countless hours of practice, we are pleased to present our third annual Unsung Heroes e-cital, featuring works by lesser-known composers:

Presenting Unsung Heroes III

We thank our talented Piano World members for submitting their performances. A special thanks to Greg (gerg) who generously donates his time and talent behind the scenes with all of the tech work. Thanks Greg!

We hope you enjoy these fine performances and discover a few unsung heroes.

Best regards,
Heidi


Edited by Kreisler (08/30/12 09:29 AM)
Edit Reason: corrected URL

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#1946148 - 08/20/12 01:26 PM Re: Presenting Unsung Heroes III E-cital: 8/20/12 [Re: heidiv]
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Congrats to everyone on the great submissions! laugh I'm looking forward to listening to all of them!


And sorry about my submission Heidi. I wasn't quite sure how to split my recording into two files, so I couldn't resubmit my recording in time.




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#1946159 - 08/20/12 01:36 PM Re: Presenting Unsung Heroes III E-cital: 8/20/12 [Re: Dachshund]
heidiv Offline
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And I'm sorry, dachshund, that we're unable to handle files bigger than 20MB. I would think you could divide it into two files with Audacity.

Maybe someone reading this with more tech know-how than me can advise you, in which case we would just allow you to make a late submission. We would love to listen!

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#1946188 - 08/20/12 02:24 PM Re: Presenting Unsung Heroes III E-cital: 8/20/12 [Re: heidiv]
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Originally Posted By: heidiv
And I'm sorry, dachshund, that we're unable to handle files bigger than 20MB. I would think you could divide it into two files with Audacity.

Maybe someone reading this with more tech know-how than me can advise you, in which case we would just allow you to make a late submission. We would love to listen!

So basically, I just load my recording into audacity, split it into two recordings and export both of them into two separate files. Then go to the submission page where I originally submitted my recording and submit both separate files together, right?

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#1946195 - 08/20/12 02:37 PM Re: Presenting Unsung Heroes III E-cital: 8/20/12 [Re: heidiv]
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Why does it not say the name of the composer?

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#1946207 - 08/20/12 02:52 PM Re: Presenting Unsung Heroes III E-cital: 8/20/12 [Re: heidiv]
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Sorry, I tried downloading my file into Audacity, but it wouldn't work.

I'll just post a link for those interested in hearing mine.
http://snd.sc/P9B6qd

As for the rest of the E-cital, I'm enjoying listening to everyone's submissions. I can't wait for the next E-cital! laugh Hopefully I'll be able to get my submissions to work for that one.

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#1946230 - 08/20/12 03:31 PM Re: Presenting Unsung Heroes III E-cital: 8/20/12 [Re: heidiv]
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Thanks Greg and Heidi! The website was working fine up until around 20 minutes ago, but now it gives error 404.

A couple of small things for Greg, if you wouldn't mind:

1) As debrucey points out, we could do with a column giving the composer's name.

2) In the "discussion" window, using the player messes up the focus for the comment textarea. I often like to listen to the recording while I'm typing my comments, but to be able to resume typing I have to click into another text box first, otherwise nothing appears and the spacebar makes the recording stop and start. If that could be fixed it would be great.

Thanks for all your work on this.
_________________________
Julian

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#1946239 - 08/20/12 03:37 PM Re: Presenting Unsung Heroes III E-cital: 8/20/12 [Re: heidiv]
heidiv Offline
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Thanks Dachshund. Glad you are able to participate!

debrucey, the composer's name is listed once you click on an individual performance. But I agree that yes, it would have been nice to have the composers name listed on the front page alongside the title of the piece.

And now I'm getting an error code on that above link, even though it worked earlier today frown

I'll look into that and get that fixed. Sorry for the delay, guys.

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#1946408 - 08/20/12 08:20 PM Re: Presenting Unsung Heroes III E-cital: 8/20/12 [Re: heidiv]
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Topic stickied!

I love these e-citals!!!
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#1946435 - 08/20/12 09:35 PM Re: Presenting Unsung Heroes III E-cital: 8/20/12 [Re: heidiv]
heidiv Offline
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Thank you, Kreisler!

To everyone, I'm so sorry for the tech problems we experienced today. I was hoping to have it up and running this morning, but the tech glitches have now been fixed!

Enjoy, and please let me know of any other tech issues.


Edited by heidiv (08/20/12 09:40 PM)

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#1946453 - 08/20/12 10:30 PM Re: Presenting Unsung Heroes III E-cital: 8/20/12 [Re: heidiv]
Tim Adrianson Offline
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Heidi, the 1st Movement of the Persichetti Sonata is missing -- apparently, I forgot to put my name in on that submission, and so it didn't get included. I think the 1st Movement is needed to get a complete "feel" for the piece, and so if you can get it included, I'd be most appreciative!

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#1946460 - 08/20/12 10:39 PM Re: Presenting Unsung Heroes III E-cital: 8/20/12 [Re: heidiv]
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Originally Posted By: heidiv
[...] Enjoy, and please let me know of any other tech issues.


Hi, Heidi! I am enjoying! But I'm sorry to report that I did run into another tech issue when I tried to post a comment. I got an error message that says,

"Error on update (100):You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'm so grateful that you worked up these Esquisses, and I've been waiting for them' at line 1"

[all year, wr! I've been waiting for them all year, and I'm so glad to get to listen to them! grin ]

Thank you Greg and Heidi for all of your work!!!

--Andy
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#1946538 - 08/21/12 05:14 AM Re: Presenting Unsung Heroes III E-cital: 8/20/12 [Re: heidiv]
wr Offline
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Yes, there's a problem with the commenting. I've been able to leave some comments, but then I get errors like the one C-bear described. It seems that if I leave the site for a while, and then come back, I can leave more comments before the problem comes back.

At any rate, I'm still able to listen.

LadyChen, I was trying to leave a comment about how much I enjoyed the Somers piece and your playing of it. I knew his name, but had hardly heard any of his music before, so it was great to get another taste of it.

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#1946544 - 08/21/12 06:05 AM Re: Presenting Unsung Heroes III E-cital: 8/20/12 [Re: Cinnamonbear]
SlatterFan Offline
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Originally Posted By: Cinnamonbear
I did run into another tech issue when I tried to post a comment. I got an error message that says,

"Error on update (100):You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'm so grateful that you worked up these Esquisses, and I've been waiting for them' at line 1"

From the look of that error message, I am guessing that single quotes (like this one ' ) are not escaped in the code. If you try to avoid using ' anywhere in your comments, they might work fine? Worth a try.
_________________________
Julian

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#1946557 - 08/21/12 07:20 AM Re: Presenting Unsung Heroes III E-cital: 8/20/12 [Re: heidiv]
heidiv Offline
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You might be right about the single quote, Julian. I'll report the problem to Greg and get that fixed. I'm glad we're at least able to listen and post our comments here!

Tim, sorry about the Perischetti 1st movement. Let me find out where it's hiding and get back to you.

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#1946632 - 08/21/12 11:23 AM Re: Presenting Unsung Heroes III E-cital: 8/20/12 [Re: wr]
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Originally Posted By: wr

LadyChen, I was trying to leave a comment about how much I enjoyed the Somers piece and your playing of it. I knew his name, but had hardly heard any of his music before, so it was great to get another taste of it.



Thanks WR, I really enjoyed your pieces as well -- you should post your recordings more often!

I just tracked down a couple more of Somers pieces -- a collection called 3 Sonnets, and his Sonata no. 1. Archives Canada and the Canadian Music Centre told me they were out of print, but apparently they were wrong. I was able to order them from Berandol, thankfully. They are more difficult than Strangeness of Heart though, so they should keep me busy for awhile smile.

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#1946692 - 08/21/12 02:27 PM Re: Presenting Unsung Heroes III E-cital: 8/20/12 [Re: heidiv]
heidiv Offline
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Comments section is fixed!

Tim's First Movement of Perischetti is restored!

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#1946712 - 08/21/12 03:01 PM Re: Presenting Unsung Heroes III E-cital: 8/20/12 [Re: heidiv]
Tim Adrianson Offline
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Thanks, Heidi!

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#1946862 - 08/21/12 07:49 PM Re: Presenting Unsung Heroes III E-cital: 8/20/12 [Re: heidiv]
wr Offline
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I'm getting a "404 Not Found" when I click the link.

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#1946964 - 08/21/12 11:13 PM Re: Presenting Unsung Heroes III E-cital: 8/20/12 [Re: wr]
wr Offline
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Originally Posted By: wr
I'm getting a "404 Not Found" when I click the link.


It's working okay now.

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#1947082 - 08/22/12 07:25 AM Re: Presenting Unsung Heroes III E-cital: 8/20/12 [Re: heidiv]
heidiv Offline
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One quirk I just noticed is that accents, umlauts, etc. come through as cryptic symbols! How odd. This seemed to affect Inlanding, heidiv, and RachFan.

I'll make Greg aware of it.

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#1947211 - 08/22/12 12:40 PM Re: Presenting Unsung Heroes III E-cital: 8/20/12 [Re: heidiv]
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Heidi, the site just went out on me again -- quite irritating! I ran into that yesterday as well. I guess I'll try it again later in the afternoon....

Well, I just now was able to get in again! Appears to be a touchy site, though!


Edited by Tim Adrianson (08/22/12 04:29 PM)

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#1947400 - 08/22/12 06:31 PM Re: Presenting Unsung Heroes III E-cital: 8/20/12 [Re: Tim Adrianson]
heidiv Offline
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Originally Posted By: Tim Adrianson
Heidi, the site just went out on me again -- quite irritating! I ran into that yesterday as well. I guess I'll try it again later in the afternoon....

Well, I just now was able to get in again! Appears to be a touchy site, though!


The site has been up and down all day, and Greg figured out why...we've been hacked. All that means for us is that we have to move to a new venue. Also, if anyone is interested in cheap Cialis from Russia, I have several thousand contacts I can forward to you laugh

Okay, please tell me that this works...

deleted


Edited by heidiv (08/23/12 02:53 PM)
Edit Reason: Removed non-working link

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#1947406 - 08/22/12 06:48 PM Re: Presenting Unsung Heroes III E-cital: 8/20/12 [Re: heidiv]
wr Offline
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Originally Posted By: heidiv
Originally Posted By: Tim Adrianson
Heidi, the site just went out on me again -- quite irritating! I ran into that yesterday as well. I guess I'll try it again later in the afternoon....

Well, I just now was able to get in again! Appears to be a touchy site, though!


The site has been up and down all day, and Greg figured out why...we've been hacked. All that means for us is that we have to move to a new venue. Also, if anyone is interested in cheap Cialis from Russia, I have several thousand contacts I can forward to you laugh

Okay, please tell me that this works...

Presenting Unsung Heroes III


I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but no it doesn't. The page sort of loads, but the formatting is all messed up, and the player doesn't appear.

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#1947453 - 08/22/12 07:54 PM Re: Presenting Unsung Heroes III E-cital: 8/20/12 [Re: wr]
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Heidi, if it's any consolation, your original website prompt includes everything I wrote for the performances I hadn't yet reviewed -- which was a couple of hours ago. Like wr, I tried your last prompt, but it doesn't even get me to the site (it doesn't seem to recognize Unsung Heroes No III.)

Why would a site like this GET hacked? I can only remember that happening one other time -- that was the Colorado Springs Amateur Competition, and what did come up was a quite crude Muslim propaganda statement instead. Is it just to simple to hack for propaganda purposes, or is something deeper afoot?
Just curious.

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#1947502 - 08/22/12 09:18 PM Re: Presenting Unsung Heroes III E-cital: 8/20/12 [Re: heidiv]
wr Offline
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Looks like the site working again. Yay!!

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#1947667 - 08/23/12 07:20 AM Re: Presenting Unsung Heroes III E-cital: 8/20/12 [Re: Tim Adrianson]
heidiv Offline
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Originally Posted By: Tim Adrianson
Why would a site like this GET hacked?


Our recordings are fine, not compromised in the least. The hackers are spamming another section of the site with ridiculous messages, which just makes our ecital run slower. They cannot change our recordings or our posts.

Why do they bother with a little site like ours? It's just a random thing. They have programs that generate mass advertisements, like those automated telephone calls you get just as you sit down to dinner.

I'm so glad the original link is working again though! Greg must have cleaned up some of the gunk that was causing the problem.

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#1948228 - 08/24/12 02:20 AM Re: Presenting Unsung Heroes III E-cital: 8/20/12 [Re: heidiv]
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Right now it's fine here.
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#1948644 - 08/24/12 05:50 PM Re: Presenting Unsung Heroes III E-cital: 8/20/12 [Re: heidiv]
wr Offline
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Uh-oh, 404 again.

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#1948725 - 08/24/12 08:45 PM Re: Presenting Unsung Heroes III E-cital: 8/20/12 [Re: wr]
heidiv Offline
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Originally Posted By: wr
Uh-oh, 404 again.



Greg just informed me that the site had a "catastrophic failure," requiring him to move the entire site to a new server...meaning our e-cital will be unavailable for at least 24 hours. frown

I'm so sorry about this, and I share your disappointment. I know how hard we all worked to put this together, and how excited we've been to listen to these wonderful performances. I'll let you know when we're up and running again.

Thanks for your understanding,
Heidi

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