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!

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
PianoSupplies.com (150)
Piano Accessories Music Related Gifts Piano Tuning Equipment Piano Moving Equipment
We now offer Gift Certificates in our online store!
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Piano
Quick Links to Useful Stuff
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 Accessories
* 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
Topic Options
#883964 - 06/26/02 07:04 PM A wonderful art-related anecdote
Bernard Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 07/06/01
Posts: 3857
Loc: North Groton, NH
I read this in a letter to the NYTimes Arts & Leisure section some time ago and I saved it because it is so wonderful. Since it makes a statement that can be applied to many arts, including music, I thought I would share it.

"...a marvelous anecdote about the poet-filmmaker-artist Jean Cocteau. He was taken in the 1950's by a friend to see the first Paris showing of an American Cinemascope film. As they were leaving the theater, the friend asked Cocteau for his reaction, to which he replied: "The next time I write a poem, I shall use a larger sheet of paper."

\:D
_________________________
"Hunger for growth will come to you in the form of a problem." -- unknown

Top
Piano & Music Accessories
#883965 - 06/28/02 09:46 AM Re: A wonderful art-related anecdote
B. Alden Offline
Full Member

Registered: 03/19/02
Posts: 69

Top
#883966 - 06/28/02 11:11 AM Re: A wonderful art-related anecdote
Palindrome Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/22/01
Posts: 3915
Loc: Chicago, IL USA
 Quote:
Originally posted by Bernard:
"..."The next time I write a poem, I shall use a larger sheet of paper."

\:D [/b]
Reminds me of a story about a percussionist, no longer employed. It seems that there's a limit to how much sound one can get from a triangle. Conductors are forever suggesting that the percussionist use a larger beater(which doesn't help). This particular percussionist lost his patience, and responded "Only if the orchestra would sound louder if you used a larger baton."

I did see the Andalusian Dog. There's a scene with an eye...
_________________________
There is no end of learning. -Robert Schumann Rules for Young Musicians

Top
#883967 - 06/28/02 05:41 PM Re: A wonderful art-related anecdote
Bernard Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 07/06/01
Posts: 3857
Loc: North Groton, NH
B. Alden, yes I saw Un Chien years ago. That eye scene is pretty wild.

Ha! I suppose that is something one could say about Jackson Pollock's canvases... they are original. ;\)
_________________________
"Hunger for growth will come to you in the form of a problem." -- unknown

Top

What's Hot!!
8 Live Ragtime Piano Players on the Cape!
-------------------
HOW TO POST PICTURES on the Piano Forums
-------------------
Sharing is Caring!
About the Buttons
-------------------
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Seiler Pianos
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
New Topics - Multiple Forums
First time digital piano buyer
by Frames
10/25/14 10:58 PM
Yamaha U3 - How old is too old?
by Yekul
10/25/14 09:53 PM
Digital Vs. Acoustic is apples and oranges so far
by harpon
10/25/14 08:40 PM
the sound of unrestored Erards
by Michael Sayers
10/25/14 08:34 PM
how best to match natural mahogany on plain wood case parts
by msks
10/25/14 08:26 PM
Who's Online
96 registered (beet31425, AZ_Astro, anotherscott, BB Player, 24 invisible), 1104 Guests and 10 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
76656 Members
42 Forums
158499 Topics
2327672 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
(ads by Google)

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