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#825375 - 04/03/05 01:28 PM Recently
sarah_blueparrot Offline
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I've been learning Chopin's le Marche Funebre and people have been dying. I hope it's not my fault. \:\( I really love the piece. It's probably not me though, so I think I'll continue to learn it.
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#825376 - 04/03/05 01:35 PM Re: Recently
Ben D. Offline
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lol

It's probably not your fault, Sarah... :p
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#825377 - 04/03/05 01:35 PM Re: Recently
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*Plays A&W theme*

Aww, no burger!?

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#825378 - 04/03/05 01:38 PM Re: Recently
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My goodness, Ben D. Where have you been? Actually, I've missed you! ;\)
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#825379 - 04/03/05 01:39 PM Re: Recently
teachum Offline
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Sarah - Excuse my ignorance - which op. and number is that? I always call the Prelude #4 the Funeral PRelude, are you referring to a different piece?
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#825380 - 04/03/05 01:40 PM Re: Recently
NAK Offline
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#825381 - 04/03/05 01:43 PM Re: Recently
teachum Offline
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Cool - school competitions are great. I used to do Choir and Ensemble ones, MANY years ago. I loved them!
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#825382 - 04/03/05 01:45 PM Re: Recently
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teachum - it's Op 35. I don't really know about Preludes or Ops.

NAK - what?
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#825383 - 04/03/05 01:47 PM Re: Recently
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It is a pretty piece - I especially like the middle part.

\:\) Jodi

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#825384 - 04/03/05 02:03 PM Re: Recently
Ben D. Offline
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Actually, the band trip was only friday and saturday, and I quit coming here for like 3 months . I was just busy, though, and now of course I have all my trips coming up (another band contest, six flags astroworld, washington dc for a week), so keeping up with even half of the threads in here will be even harder... but when summer comes I'll have time to get on here again!
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#825385 - 04/03/05 02:05 PM Re: Recently
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sarah_blueparrot,

You can change your signature line to:
"Every time you play a funeral march, the devil grabs a soul." \:D


Ben D., where'd you been?!

EDIT: OK, you answered that one. \:D
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#825386 - 04/03/05 06:44 PM Re: Recently
pianojerome Offline
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Originally posted by sarah_blueparrot:
teachum - it's Op 35. I don't really know about Preludes or Ops.
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It's the third movement of the Sonata No. 2 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 35.

Chopin wrote another Funeral March, Op. 72 No. 2, but this is not the famous one from his Second Sonata.

I actually played the one that Sarah's doing a couple years ago - then my grandmother passed away, and my siblings wouldn't let me play it anymore! I've forgotten it since...

Usually the prelude that's referred to as the "Funeral March" Prelude is Op. 28 No. 20 - but No. 4 is also quite mournful.
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#825387 - 04/03/05 06:49 PM Re: Recently
kenny Offline
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Turn your TV off.

The usual number of people are dying every day.

Media and society won't tell you that all people are equal.

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#825388 - 04/03/05 07:03 PM Re: Recently
pianojerome Offline
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Actually, Kenny, not all people are created equal.


Some people are born into rich, famous families.
Some people are born into poor, homeless families.

Some people are born into warm, loving families.
Some people are born into cold, hate-filled families.

Some people grow up with many opportunities.
Some people grow up with few opportunities.

Some people are born ugly.
Some people are born beautiful.

Some people are born with extraordinary skills in intellectual studies, music, athletics, or socialization.
Some people are born mentally retarded, with none of these extraordinary skills.

Some people grow up to be highly important and functional in the world (like the Pope, the President of the U.S., and Gandhi).
Some people remain their entire lives unknown, even to their own families.

Some people are doctors and make 100s of thosands of dollars every year.
Some people are plumbers and make a fraction of that.

Some people are kind, wise, and good to their neighbors.
Some people are hate-filled, unwise, and violent.

Some people dedicate their lives to the betterment of mankind.
Some people dedicate their lives to the destruction of mankind.


Sorry, Kenny. It's wonderful to be idealistic, but we're not all equal.

We should all treat everybody with respect, decency, and friendship. We should support each other in good actions, regardless of who the person is. We should all partake in acts of lovingkindess and charity, because we all need love and support. But we aren't all the same.

I understand your point, though - that all lives are equal, and that we should mourn for every death. However, not every death racks us equally, nor should they. If they did, we would all die of grief very quickly!
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#825389 - 04/04/05 02:00 AM Re: Recently
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Registered: 07/23/01
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Loc: Seattle, Washington, USA
 Quote:
Originally posted by sarah_blueparrot:
I've been learning Chopin's le Marche Funebre and people have been dying. I hope it's not my fault. \:\( I really love the piece. It's probably not me though, so I think I'll continue to learn it. [/b]
I have stopped listening to and playing the Chopin funeral march. It wasn't one that I played often, but the last few times I did, something always happened, from the death of a family friend, to the death of a beloved pet, to my grandmother's stroke (which was the last time I've ever played the thing, and that time I didn't play it all the way through, and though it may be ridiculous to think this, I wonder if she still would have survived had I played it all the way through). I won't play it anymore, and I refuse to listen to it. If I hear it playing on something, I either stop listening, change the channel, change the radio station, change the track on the CD player, etc. You can call me crazy, whatever, I'm not taking ANY chances.
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#825390 - 04/04/05 03:17 AM Re: Recently
sarah_blueparrot Offline
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kenny, I know i should just turn the TV off but it's not just Terry Schiavo & the Pope \:\(
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#825391 - 04/04/05 05:16 AM Re: Recently
Rodolpho Portamento Fritzweil Offline
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Registered: 02/15/04
Posts: 340
 Quote:
Originally posted by sarah_blueparrot:
I've been learning Chopin's Marche Funebre and people have been dying. I hope it's not my fault. \:\( I really love the piece. It's probably not me though, so I think I'll continue to learn it. [/b]
STAY AWAY FROM IT !

Three years ago , my kids listened to Pogorelich playing the 2nd Sonata and of course they liked very much the March Funebre . They did not know the meaning and the use of a marche funebre. So we started to play it by ear and later I bought the book (Schirmer / Mikuli) . We started to play it again . One evening, the neighbour from the apartment above me rang the bell and asked me to stop the music. He just returned from the hospital with his sick wife and he thought it was not appropriate for the moment. Seven days afterwards, he passed away !

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#825392 - 04/04/05 06:52 AM Re: Recently
Chris Aher Offline
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Registered: 05/31/01
Posts: 299
Loc: Brookfield CT
in Fairfield County, CT A master plumber will often earn more than a Family Practitioner. Some specialists may earn more, particularly those with many years of experience.

Master plumbers are in very high demand and short supply here.

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Originally posted by pianojerome:


Some people are doctors and make 100s of thosands of dollars every year.

Some people are plumbers and make a fraction of that.

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#825393 - 04/04/05 08:15 AM Re: Recently
NAK Offline
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Registered: 09/20/04
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Loc: Canada
No offense to anyone here, but this is one of the silliest threads I have ever seen. I've played Chopin's Prelude No.20 ten times, and Dr. Phil is still on the air.

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#825394 - 04/04/05 08:52 AM Re: Recently
teachum Offline
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Registered: 05/19/04
Posts: 2913
Loc: idaho
Thanks Piano Jerome - Chopin wrote a lot of funeral stuff didn't he? Of course maybe HE didn't call it all funeral names. Like the Prelude op. 28.6 - he had no way of knowing they would play that at his funeral.
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#825395 - 04/04/05 08:58 AM Re: Recently
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Registered: 08/31/04
Posts: 3170
Loc: Wisconsin
 Quote:
Originally posted by NAK:
No offense to anyone here, but this is one of the silliest threads I have ever seen. I've played Chopin's Prelude No.20 ten times, and Dr. Phil is still on the air. [/b]
LOL!

And finally, a voice of reason.

Thank you NAK!
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