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#2305732 - 07/23/14 02:06 AM Re: An Apology to Rich Galassini & Cunningham Music [Re: mahermusic]
KurtZ Offline
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di·dac·tic adjective \d&#299;-&#712;dak-tik, d&#601;-\ adj.
: designed or intended to teach people something

—used to describe someone or something that tries to teach something (such as proper or moral behavior) in a way that is annoying or unwanted


Synonyms
pedantic, preachy, donnish, pedagogic.
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#2305856 - 07/23/14 10:24 AM Re: An Apology to Rich Galassini & Cunningham Music [Re: mahermusic]
Beacon Chris Offline
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KurtZ,

That sounds like a description for some of my... not so subtle poetry... you know, the ones in didactic pentameter?

Hey Turandot...nice to see you, man. I'm back at Blossom Festival with Cleveland Orchestra in four weeks! (the previous sentence was a stellar example of unsaintly and blatant self-promotion grin)

BC


Edited by Beacon Chris (07/23/14 10:24 AM)
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#2306476 - 07/24/14 01:54 PM Re: An Apology to Rich Galassini & Cunningham Music [Re: turandot]
Rich Galassini Offline
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Originally Posted By: turandot

Cross-shopping -- sending an unknown face to the competitor's place -- is kind of a fact of life in the industry. I don't know what kind of dirt can reasonably be gathered though because if the mole is identified, he'll get nothing. If he's not identified, he'll be perceived as a consumer. It's not easy to gather dirt that way either.


I am not speaking for Mahermusic, but I think I know where he is coming from. This competing dealer, like some, trains his salespeople and checks his facts later... if at all. They usually spend more time talking about others than themselves in a typical presentation.

Today his salespeople tell customers that the Matchless Cunningham is a terrible piano that we order from the cheapest supplier with no name and then put a decal with our name on it.

Yes it is ridiculous and yes I feel that most do not believe it. But some do.
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#2306486 - 07/24/14 02:19 PM Re: An Apology to Rich Galassini & Cunningham Music [Re: Rich Galassini]
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Originally Posted By: Rich Galassini


I am not speaking for Mahermusic, but I think I know where he is coming from. This competing dealer, like some, trains his salespeople and checks his facts later... if at all. They usually spend more time talking about others than themselves in a typical presentation.

Today his salespeople tell customers that the Matchless Cunningham is a terrible piano that we order from the cheapest supplier with no name and then put a decal with our name on it.

Yes it is ridiculous and yes I feel that most do not believe it. But some do.


When I visited the store, which it will remain nameless, I heard the same thing. When the comparison was brought up when I was shopping for a piano, I politely corrected the sales person at that store that what he/she was telling me was not true. I told them repeatedly, I personally tried the Cunningham Piano, their sound rivals or if not better than more than 75% of the piano they have in stock.

Once they realized that I am speaking the truth and my arguments had some meat in them, they backed down. I wish I can play them again.

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#2306614 - 07/24/14 04:59 PM Re: An Apology to Rich Galassini & Cunningham Music [Re: taeykwak]
Karl Watson Offline
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Friends:

For those of you who have NOT played one of the new Cunningham grands, I can attest that during a brief visit to the shop and showrooms some ten months ago, I played a new 5'11" grand that bore no resemblance to any other Asian piano of my acquaintance. It had beauty, authority, colour and a touching, lyric quality. Like so many other modern pianos it was a feast for the eye. However, the real difference came in the playing and the hearing. The new Matchless Cunningham has its own distinctive and very artistic tone.

There are other, much more experienced and able hands/ears amongst this forum who have had the same experience.

Karl Watson,
Staten Island, NY

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#2306729 - 07/24/14 09:57 PM Re: An Apology to Rich Galassini & Cunningham Music [Re: mahermusic]
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Ditto, Karl!

I OWN a Matchless Cunningham Parlour Grand.

And I absolutely love it! It sings!
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#2306768 - 07/25/14 12:04 AM Re: An Apology to Rich Galassini & Cunningham Music [Re: Rich Galassini]
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Originally Posted By: Rich Galassini

I am not speaking for Mahermusic,


Nor do you need to.

Various opinions of the Matchless Cunningham have nothing to do with Mahler's public apology. My point was simply that the guy shouldn't be beating himself up for acquiescing to participate in a common industry practice "many many year"s ago. .

Mahler didn't introduce Matchless Cunningham pianos into his topic. The were irrelevant since the incident he referred to happened "many many years" ago when there were no new Matchless Cunninghams on the market..

I suppose I should congratulate you for keeping a spent thread alive by inserting your house brand of piano into it and bringing the horrible practices of your competitor up to date.

But I won't.



Edited by turandot (07/25/14 02:20 AM)

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#2306850 - 07/25/14 08:21 AM Re: An Apology to Rich Galassini & Cunningham Music [Re: turandot]
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Originally Posted By: turandot


Mahler didn't introduce Matchless Cunningham pianos into his topic.


Hahaha.... why THANK YOU!!!
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#2306851 - 07/25/14 08:26 AM Re: An Apology to Rich Galassini & Cunningham Music [Re: turandot]
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Originally Posted By: turandot
Mahler's public apology.

Did Mahler finally apologize for the length of his symphonies?

Just maybe he is decomposing his symphonies as well as himself.

wink
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#2306896 - 07/25/14 09:59 AM Re: An Apology to Rich Galassini & Cunningham Music [Re: mahermusic]
Dara Offline
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I wondered 'mahermusic' in reading your initial posting, why you didn't send it as a PM to Rich. It seems well intentioned, though what's with the need to apologize anonymously worldwide publicly ?

Rich, receives a lot of attention and accolades here, perhaps more than any other person in the piano business here on PW.
He well may deserve ongoing praise for his pianos and commitment to music and piano , but continual threads that keep linking to his business, here on PW, get rather redundant, obsessive and advertising orientated.


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#2308428 - 07/29/14 09:27 AM Re: An Apology to Rich Galassini & Cunningham Music [Re: Dara]
Rich Galassini Offline
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Originally Posted By: Dara
I wondered 'mahermusic' in reading your initial posting, why you didn't send it as a PM to Rich. It seems well intentioned, though what's with the need to apologize anonymously worldwide publicly ?


Dara,

Frankly I wondered the same thing. Since then I have had some pm exchanges with 'mahermusic' and I understand a little more about where he is coming from.

Now that I know who he is and his work (in real life) I am even more impressed. If he wants to share that, I will leave it up to him.
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Cunningham Piano Co.
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Dir. Line (215) 991-0834
rich@cunninghampiano.com
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#2310813 - 08/03/14 11:50 PM Re: An Apology to Rich Galassini & Cunningham Music [Re: mahermusic]
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I, for one, am glad for the public apology, because I have enjoyed reading the ensuing thread.

There is also a certain sense in publicly apologizing for actions that may have abetted public defamation.

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#2310845 - 08/04/14 01:57 AM Re: An Apology to Rich Galassini & Cunningham Music [Re: Corvus]
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Loc: Sandy Eggo, California
Originally Posted By: Corvus
I, for one, am glad for the public apology, because I have enjoyed reading the ensuing thread.

There is also a certain sense in publicly apologizing for actions that may have abetted public defamation.


Precisely, and I agree. Very upstanding of mahermusic to make a public statement.

As for others who seem to be using this thread to take out some snark, be it on Rich, mahermusic, or whoever: Really? Is it necessary?
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