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Old 05-13-2003, 01:52 AM   #1
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Hi friends,

As some of you know, my motto is that variety is the spice of life, so this thread speaks to that variety!

So here is the idea for this thread - what did you buy today? (If anything). I took my last final exam of the semester today, and then went shopping for a few small things that i needed and here is what i've just walked in the door with:

- more face foundation & gentle shower lotion
- a new lipstick "shadow pink beige"
- new CD "angels hide their faces" Dawn Upshaw, - i bought this based on what i saw in the 'what are you listening to thread'
- Ahava Bath Salts
- new CD Haydn Piano Sonatas #'s 31, 34, 29, 49, 35 with Emanuel Ax on piano

Okay, so now it's your turn! What did you come home with today?

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it's wonderful to chat with you-all,
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Old 05-13-2003, 05:26 AM   #2
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Your idea behind this thread is good, but as a moderator of this forum I can't ignore the fact that most of it is way off topic and contravenes the rules which are there to keep this forum focused on the issues as much as possible - we really can't go down the path of discussing different lipstick shades! It would be best if members would stick to their latest cd purchases or musically related items.

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Old 05-13-2003, 05:36 AM   #3
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I agree, let's please keep this thread limited to purchases related to music.
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I agree, let's please keep this thread limited to purchases related to music.
Very well, in keeping with the topic and request above, my latest musical purchase consists of a DVD featuring Penderecki (I surely cannot spell his first name!) and a cd featuring the Bruckner 3rd Symphony. (Nice combination, no?)
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Old 05-13-2003, 12:40 PM   #5
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I just bought Mikahil Pletnev playing J.S.Bach, the Partita No.6, is a LP from Melodiya that he recorded in 1978 after winning the Tchaikovsky Competition.
I'm a collector of Pletnev recordings, and have already everything he had recorded for Virgin Classics and Deutsche Grammophon, now I'm in the process of collecting what he recorded for Melodiya and Olympia.
I feel so happy.... to have found this one.

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Old 05-14-2003, 05:10 PM   #6
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I've been thinking about this for a while now. I love this board but it saddens me greatly that music is considered divorced from real life in this board. We are real people - social creatures - and i think of classical music as part of my character that goes hand in hand with a new lipstick.

maybe more young people would listen to classical music too when if they could see it integrated into their lives.

yesterday i went to go visit a very sick friend (another tori-phile - i met him through the tori amos message boards) and brought to cheer him up, some flowers, a box of See's chocolates, and a mix CD that i had burned with a couple of my fave classical works - since he doesnt know classical music very well, i included Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata (pletnev on piano of course!), my fave Haydn Sonata, a little Chopin, including a waltz, and a rachmaninov etude. He loves it!! i think that the music helped lift his spirits and brought us closer.

today i was back on the tori message boards and talking to a 24 year old girl in holland, who, it turns out, listens to opera. She was telling me how she just loves "Dido and Aeneas" - which to be totally honest i've never heard - but now i must go check it out! Of course, on the tori message boards we were pretty far off topic - but how much can you say about Tori Amos? (she's awesome though) - pretty soon people want to get to know each other as real people.

that's my take on it. i'm a real person, you're a real person, i'd like to get to know you as part of getting to know classical music and would hope for the reciprocal.

if this doesn't work for you-all, i guess i just wont be back, which saddens me terribly.

Love,
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Old 05-15-2003, 03:02 AM   #7
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Well I agree with the administrators. The idea that we should all go out shopping and list everything we've bought on this forum is ridiculous!

At first I thought you meant items related to Beethoven, but when you came up with a list of cosmetics and bath salts I couldn't believe it!

I come to this forum to learn about Beethoven, and not to read about peoples' choice of shower gel. :-)

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Old 05-15-2003, 05:23 AM   #8
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Happymelody,

Music is not considered divorced from real life on this board. But this board does exist for the specific purpose of discussing Beethoven in particular, and classical music in general. Allowing any random topic to be discussed would make the board less effective for its intended purpose. As it is, anyone interested in Beethoven can come to this board, click on any topic, and find something interesting and relevent to Beethoven and his music without having to wade through a lot of unrelated posts. That is the goal of this website.

If social interaction is your primary concern, there are other places on the Internet for that. Still, I think there is a good amount of that that exists on this board expressed through our dicussions on classical music. In my experience, message boards that do not enforce such a common thread degenerate into nonsense fairly quickly and become useless.

However.

If there is sufficient interest by members, it might not be unreasonable to open up an "off-topic" forum, where people could discuss other topics. I am not sure it would wind up getting much use, however, because I think the main thing that attracts people to this board is discussion of classical music.
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I just bought Mikahil Pletnev playing J.S.Bach, the Partita No.6, is a LP from Melodiya that he recorded in 1978 after winning the Tchaikovsky Competition.
I'm a collector of Pletnev recordings, and have already everything he had recorded for Virgin Classics and Deutsche Grammophon, now I'm in the process of collecting what he recorded for Melodiya and Olympia.
I feel so happy.... to have found this one.

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I'm looking to buy a recording of the Partitas and your enthusiasm for Pletnev may swing my decision!

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Peter, I think a good statement of mission.

Just bought, Tchaikowky's opera Eugene Onegin in English, Welsh National Opera/Mackerras. Works by Nielson and Sibelius, Royal Scottish National Orchestra/Gibson. I am asking my wife for the Ring in English by the English National Opera/Reginald Goodall for my birthday later this month. This is a three-part hat trick for the British Isles in my choices...but being able to listen to opera in English has much to do with it.

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I'm looking to buy a recording of the Partitas and your enthusiasm for Pletnev may swing my decision!

Hi Peter.

I just listened Pletnev's performance of the Bach's Partita No.6. Is impecable, and a very good performance considering his age by the time he recorded it, only 21 years old.
But all the *seeds* of his today magnifecent playing can be detected.
Being a collector of his recordings I'm very happy to have it.
Peter, are you familiar with his playing?
His 2CDs of Beethoven's Variations and Bagatelles is a must, just exquisite.


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[quote]Originally posted by Peter:
[b] I'm looking to buy a recording of the Partitas and your enthusiasm for Pletnev may swing my decision!

Besides records, I had never really collected anything until I met Ludwig. So now, ugh, I can't help it, I collect various Beethoven doodads. Mostly books, stamps and old postcards. Ummm... concert posters, programs, sheet music, baseball caps I got a beautiful Austrian stamp with Florestan on it at the opera last Friday.

Here is handy tip to bring joy to your daily life: I buy Beethoven stuff from ebay and have it delivered to my office. It motivates me to come to work!

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I found a terrific book on Beethoven for a dollar at the St Vincent de Paul it is loaded with coloured illustrations .Five of Fidelio used to sell marmite or the German ,if I can figure out how to post the picture I shall.
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Here is handy tip to bring joy to your daily life: I buy Beethoven stuff from ebay and have it delivered to my office. It motivates me to come to work!

What an excellent idea!

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Hi Peter.

I just listened Pletnev's performance of the Bach's Partita No.6. Is impecable, and a very good performance considering his age by the time he recorded it, only 21 years old.
But all the *seeds* of his today magnifecent playing can be detected.
Being a collector of his recordings I'm very happy to have it.
Peter, are you familiar with his playing?
His 2CDs of Beethoven's Variations and Bagatelles is a must, just exquisite.


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I'm not as familiar as I perhaps should be - I'll look out for that cd of the bagatelles!

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Besides records, I had never really collected anything until I met Ludwig. So now, ugh, I can't help it, I collect various Beethoven doodads. Mostly books, stamps and old postcards. Ummm... concert posters, programs, sheet music, baseball caps I got a beautiful Austrian stamp with Florestan on it at the opera last Friday.

Here is handy tip to bring joy to your daily life: I buy Beethoven stuff from ebay and have it delivered to my office. It motivates me to come to work!

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Good idea, Suzie! I bet that does brighten up your day. It sounds like you have a pretty good collection of Beethoven memorabilia too!

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Today at the local library used book sale I picked up these items.

NAXOS Brahms four symponies set $4
Beethoven symphonies 1,2,3,4,5 and 7 Walter Weller $2
Il Turco In Italia with Cecilia Bartoli $2
L'italiana in Algeri with Jennifer Larmore $3

I also have on order coming in the mail a Wagner Ring cycle conducted by Swarowsky in 1968.

Old thread but it hasn't been quite 14 years.
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I've been thinking about this for a while now. I love this board but it saddens me greatly that music is considered divorced from real life in this board. We are real people - social creatures - and i think of classical music as part of my character that goes hand in hand with a new lipstick.

maybe more young people would listen to classical music too when if they could see it integrated into their lives.

yesterday i went to go visit a very sick friend (another tori-phile - i met him through the tori amos message boards) and brought to cheer him up, some flowers, a box of See's chocolates, and a mix CD that i had burned with a couple of my fave classical works - since he doesnt know classical music very well, i included Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata (pletnev on piano of course!), my fave Haydn Sonata, a little Chopin, including a waltz, and a rachmaninov etude. He loves it!! i think that the music helped lift his spirits and brought us closer.

today i was back on the tori message boards and talking to a 24 year old girl in holland, who, it turns out, listens to opera. She was telling me how she just loves "Dido and Aeneas" - which to be totally honest i've never heard - but now i must go check it out! Of course, on the tori message boards we were pretty far off topic - but how much can you say about Tori Amos? (she's awesome though) - pretty soon people want to get to know each other as real people.

that's my take on it. i'm a real person, you're a real person, i'd like to get to know you as part of getting to know classical music and would hope for the reciprocal.

if this doesn't work for you-all, i guess i just wont be back, which saddens me terribly.

Love,
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I hope that you don't decide to leave us here Melody. There is nothing at all wrong about your topic here but what you should do is post any non music topics in the General Discussion section of this forum. There you can post any topic you wish that has nothing to do with music.

Peter, can you transfer Happymelody's topic to the General Discussion section? I think it will then find its rightful place for the topic's replies.
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His 2CDs of Beethoven's Variations and Bagatelles is a must, just exquisite.


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I agree, quite superb, highly recommended.
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I hope that you don't decide to leave us here Melody. There is nothing at all wrong about your topic here but what you should do is post any non music topics in the General Discussion section of this forum. There you can post any topic you wish that has nothing to do with music.

Peter, can you transfer Happymelody's topic to the General Discussion section? I think it will then find its rightful place for the topic's replies.
Why rake this up from 2003?

Perhaps Peter could have deleted the discussion of which toiletries she purchased and just kept in the Haydn Pianos Sonatas for discussion.

Melody is welcome to talk about music, but I doubt anyone here is interested in the latest lipstick or bath salts. There are plenty of other forums to discuss that kind of thing. I hope Melody understands , we don't want to chase her away.
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For some inexplicable (to me) reason, Melody's profile says,

Last Activity: 12-31-1969 07:00 PM

Somehow she was on here before the internet was invented! Must be a visitor from the future? So, if she does not come back, someday we can catch up to her.
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Why rake this up from 2003?

Perhaps Peter could have deleted the discussion of which toiletries she purchased and just kept in the Haydn Pianos Sonatas for discussion.

Melody is welcome to talk about music, but I doubt anyone here is interested in the latest lipstick or bath salts. There are plenty of other forums to discuss that kind of thing. I hope Melody understands , we don't want to chase her away.
Gee Megan, sorry if I ruffled any feathers but I just wanted to point out that the General Discussion section of this forum is here for any of those topics not relating to music, which Melody's topic was all about. I agree that perhaps nobody cares what she bought that day but then you have the right to or not to reply to such topics.

Anyway, sorry if I have stepped on anybody's toes.
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Gee Megan, sorry if I ruffled any feathers but I just wanted to point out that the General Discussion section of this forum is here for any of those topics not relating to music, which Melody's topic was all about. I agree that perhaps nobody cares what she bought that day but then you have the right to or not to reply to such topics.

Anyway, sorry if I have stepped on anybody's toes.


No ruffle. I know what you mean Hollywood, but is it likely she will see your nice response after so long a gap of 14 years? Perhaps she is a friend of yours so you could try to encourage her back. This just makes me think how long BRS has been such a success we have been going for 14 years!
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No ruffle. I know what you mean Hollywood, but is it likely she will see your nice response after so long a gap of 14 years? Perhaps she is a friend of yours so you could try to encourage her back. This just makes me think how long BRS has been such a success we have been going for 14 years!
So that's what you meant about 2003. I was trying to rack my brain about what happened in 2003 (thought I was having another senior moment).

I don't know her so I can't really say that she is a friend of mine. But I just feel that she posted her topic in the wrong section which started this whole Rigamoro.

Anyway, what's with her Last Activity on her profile saying it was on 12-31-1969 07:00 PM? 1969? PCs weren't even around yet until the 1970s and this forum wasn't born until the 2000s. So how is that date possible? Strange indeed...
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