Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician
SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
Ad (Piano Sing)
How to Make Your Piano Sing
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
Who's Online
96 registered (angga888, AnimistFvR, anamnesis, Auver, 17 invisible), 1327 Guests and 16 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Topic Options
#2012238 - 01/10/13 12:37 PM Oldies (but Goodies!)
LoPresti Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/07/10
Posts: 1304
Loc: New York
In sorting through my library I keep finding stuff that I shall never again "turn to" or use. I have two items that should be of interest to the real players here. Both are old!

One is a collection of Chopin that was once a large-format book, but has lost its binding, and has become a collection (complete) of seperate, fairly fragile pages. Pieces include Waltzes, a Mazurka or two, Polonaises, Nocturnes, Ballades, an Impromptu, a few Preludes, and a Berceuse. Probably 20 pieces in all. Not for light-weights!

The second is a hard-cover (with detatched spine), large-format, collection of piano transcriptions - some opera themes, some orchestral works, some just pieces - probably 40 transcriptions by various composers. Some are UNplaybable by mere mortals. I am guessing it was published in the 1920s.

If you would like these, I would be pleased to send them to the first who asks, for only the actual cost of the postage. I am certain they will fit into a medium-sized, flatrate box, that mails for under $12.00. Sorry international brethern (and sisteren) - because of the nightmare that international currancy has become, USA only.

Send me a PM.
Ed
_________________________
In music, everything one does correctly helps everything else.

Top
Ad 800 (Pearl River)
Pearl River World's Best Selling Piano
#2013873 - 01/13/13 11:06 AM Re: Oldies (but Goodies!) [Re: LoPresti]
LoPresti Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/07/10
Posts: 1304
Loc: New York
Anyone? Anyone?? It seems a real shame to just toss these out.

Ed
_________________________
In music, everything one does correctly helps everything else.

Top
#2013877 - 01/13/13 11:16 AM Re: Oldies (but Goodies!) [Re: LoPresti]
Nikolas Online   content
5000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/26/07
Posts: 5366
Loc: Europe
Ed you know I'd love to grab these, but you said US only... frown And you're right, if you don't have paypal, etc, sending money across the pond is a nightmare!
_________________________
http://www.musica-ferrum.com

Top
#2014159 - 01/13/13 11:47 PM Oldies (but Goodies!) [Re: Nikolas]
LoPresti Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/07/10
Posts: 1304
Loc: New York
Hey, Nikolas,

Since my dad was born not too far from you, I am certain I could make an exception. I'll be in contact.

Ed
_________________________
In music, everything one does correctly helps everything else.

Top
#2014200 - 01/14/13 02:17 AM Re: Oldies (but Goodies!) [Re: LoPresti]
BruceD Online   content
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 18227
Loc: Victoria, BC
While I hope that you are able to dispose of your music in a way that you wish, I don't think you should be surprised at the lack of response as your second post suggests. Many of the "real pianists" - to use your term - would probably already have complete collections of Chopin's works in some recognized, bound edition, so a copy of selections from an unidentified Chopin collection in the form of separate fairly fragile pages might not hold much interest.

The second volume may have some passing curiosity value, but, from your description, it may not be something whose unplayable contents would interest mere mortals, in its present condition.

Sometimes it is better to take the path of least resistance and dispose of such pages, difficult though that may seem.

Regards,
_________________________
BruceD
- - - - -
Estonia 190

Top
#2014306 - 01/14/13 09:33 AM Oldies (but Goodies!) [Re: BruceD]
LoPresti Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/07/10
Posts: 1304
Loc: New York
Hi Bruce,

Your points are well taken, and appreciated. I must plead ignorance about the Chopin pieces -- I was not certain if some of the more obscure were still generally available. The volume of transcriptions that is still bound by its cloth and covers seems an ideal candidate for advanced players to work on their sight-reading.

And the "bottom line", Bruce, is that I find it impossible to convince myself that these should go out with the trash. As practically correct as I am certain you are, something inside me refuses it. That is why I have held onto them for so many years, with no chance of ever being accomplished enough to play them.

Ed
_________________________
In music, everything one does correctly helps everything else.

Top
#2014327 - 01/14/13 10:21 AM Re: Oldies (but Goodies!) [Re: LoPresti]
BDB Online   content
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/07/03
Posts: 21821
Loc: Oakland
Most used book stores have a used music section. They often offer more in trade than cash.
_________________________
Semipro Tech

Top
#2014359 - 01/14/13 11:14 AM Oldies (but Goodies!) [Re: BDB]
LoPresti Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/07/10
Posts: 1304
Loc: New York
BDB,

Your sage advice is welcomed, but the word "trade" worries me! That implies I will be bringing something else back INTO the library. I am attempting to keep things moving in a outward direction.

Best,
Ed
_________________________
In music, everything one does correctly helps everything else.

Top
#2014360 - 01/14/13 11:16 AM Re: Oldies (but Goodies!) [Re: LoPresti]
BDB Online   content
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/07/03
Posts: 21821
Loc: Oakland
Then take the cash, although some will only give you trade. You can always sell the trade slips.
_________________________
Semipro Tech

Top

Moderator:  Brendan, Kreisler 
What's Hot!!

Trade Regrets:
Barry "Bear" Arnaut

(ad) Yamaha CP Music Rest Promo
Yamaha CP Music Rest Promo
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Knabe Pianos
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
(ad) Piano Music Sale - Dover Publications
Piano Music Sale
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Problem with mothergoosetools.com website
by daniokeeper
7 minutes 52 seconds ago
New piano student
by IWG.
Today at 01:18 AM
Technique for holding down chords
by DeadPoets
Yesterday at 11:07 PM
Steingraeber A170 vs. Steinway M - appreciate helpful input
by ElaineAllegro
Yesterday at 09:26 PM
Rachmaninov Sonatas - 1 vs 2?
by iObsessed
Yesterday at 08:07 PM
Forum Stats
77053 Members
42 Forums
159358 Topics
2340902 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Gift Ideas for Music Lovers!
Find the Perfect Gift for the Music Lovers on your List!
Visit our online store today.

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission