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Offline ahinton

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Reply #150 on: December 10, 2011, 09:46:58 PM
Yes, a rather tasteless picture.  All it's trying to say is the she is the master in the art of making music on the piano.
What's most noticeable about this photograph is the missing bit of ivory or substitute thereof on the top F of the keyboard; I wonder what happened to it?

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Reply #151 on: December 10, 2011, 09:50:47 PM
What's most noticeable about this photograph is the missing bit of ivory or substitute thereof on the top F of the keyboard; I wonder what happened to it?

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Alistair

Well spotted.  Must have fallen off after some heavy action.
Beethoven - Sonata in C sharp minor, Op 27 No 12
Chopin - Fantasie Impromptu, Nocturn in C sharp minor, Op post
Brahms - Op 118, Nos 2 & 3

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Reply #152 on: December 10, 2011, 10:32:10 PM
Well spotted.  Must have fallen off after some heavy action.
i suppose i should have gone with another one but that one had a piano so i was like meh...interestingly they weren't pushing the sex as much with her early on but definately when her bikini and lingerie modeling and lad mag shoots hit it's been that way since (she's an FHM girl too i def won't post those but you can google image that stuff if anyone's so inclinded..), now she's doing all sorts ofendoresments in the UK (nails, she's Pantene ProVs new face, clohtes, etc) . i'll promptly remove the quesionable phot of her.

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Reply #153 on: December 10, 2011, 10:41:44 PM
i am a very straight boy and like girls very much, but i still think credit should be given where it is due, harry connick jr is defintely liked by the ladies, someone brought up balance in the thread thought i'd kick this is to help.

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Reply #154 on: December 10, 2011, 10:53:57 PM
 Neara Russell


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Reply #155 on: December 10, 2011, 11:07:18 PM
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Reply #156 on: December 11, 2011, 07:23:24 AM
So, normality means a homely, relatively not-so-attractive-looking woman?
I don't think she's (Brenda Lucas Ogden) homely at all.  It's her hair style that's a little unflattering.  What I see in all these other hi-tech and, yes, touched up photos, is marketing, marketing, marketing.

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Reply #157 on: December 11, 2011, 09:24:43 PM
i am a very straight boy and like girls very much

Yes I think we all noticed that by now.  ;D  :P  :)

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Reply #158 on: December 11, 2011, 10:50:05 PM
I don't think she's (Brenda Lucas Ogden) homely at all.  It's her hair style that's a little unflattering.  What I see in all these other hi-tech and, yes, touched up photos, is marketing, marketing, marketing.

I might be in the minority, but that picture of Brenda to me shows a more attractive woman than all of the painted stick insects so far shown in this thread and by some margin.

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Reply #159 on: December 11, 2011, 10:56:55 PM
I might be in the minority, but that picture of Brenda to me shows a more attractive woman than all of the painted stick insects so far shown in this thread and by some margin.
Even if so, what recommendation is that? (and, for the avoidance of doubt, I agree with you about the photoshopped/airbrushed creatures of whom at least some could arguably do with a brief burst of spray stick insecticide)...

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Reply #160 on: December 12, 2011, 09:37:22 AM
To readress the balance somewhat, let's consider someone more classic, more English:



For those of you who may not know, Brenda Lucas Ogdon is John Ogdon's widow.  She is a concert pianist herself and an active teacher.  She was also Mr Ogdon's duo partner and has recorded much of his music.

Did she have any kids with John?

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Reply #161 on: December 12, 2011, 10:26:39 AM
Did she have any kids with John?

I don't know either.  You may find some information by reading Mr Ogdon's biography Virtuoso, which she coauthored.

https://brendalucasogdon.com/
Beethoven - Sonata in C sharp minor, Op 27 No 12
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Reply #162 on: December 12, 2011, 10:57:10 AM
i suppose i should have gone with another one but that one had a piano so i was like meh...interestingly they weren't pushing the sex as much with her early on but definately when her bikini and lingerie modeling and lad mag shoots hit it's been that way since (she's an FHM girl too i def won't post those but you can google image that stuff if anyone's so inclinded..), now she's doing all sorts ofendoresments in the UK (nails, she's Pantene ProVs new face, clohtes, etc) . i'll promptly remove the quesionable phot of her.



I first heard of her from watching a BBC charity reality show.  She seemed a very pleasant person.  Rather sad that she decided to market herself through compromising photos. 
Beethoven - Sonata in C sharp minor, Op 27 No 12
Chopin - Fantasie Impromptu, Nocturn in C sharp minor, Op post
Brahms - Op 118, Nos 2 & 3

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Reply #163 on: December 13, 2011, 01:42:25 PM
clara schumann was reportedly very attractive back in the day,

ok i know it's 'shopped'



here not "shopped"

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Reply #164 on: December 13, 2011, 04:48:07 PM
Yes!  And those bare shoulders!  I wonder what Robbie was contemplating at that moment...  :o

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Reply #165 on: December 13, 2011, 08:04:07 PM
Am I in the wrong room? Is this a thread FOR MEN only?

If I can vote for an attractive male pianist, my vote goes to Freddy Kempf. Does anyone else think he is cute?

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Reply #166 on: December 13, 2011, 09:57:34 PM
Am I in the wrong room? Is this a thread FOR MEN only?


Not at all.  The first nominee is actually Vladimir Ashkenazy.
Beethoven - Sonata in C sharp minor, Op 27 No 12
Chopin - Fantasie Impromptu, Nocturn in C sharp minor, Op post
Brahms - Op 118, Nos 2 & 3

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Reply #167 on: December 14, 2011, 12:29:35 AM
You think Ashkenazy is better looking than Freddy Kempf? LOL!!

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Reply #168 on: December 14, 2011, 12:58:56 AM
more balance....
ca 1891 a young josef hoffmann and alexander scriabin, these two lady killers probably had a female or two chasing them around moscow

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Reply #169 on: December 14, 2011, 05:24:13 AM
Very nice picture! They are handsome.

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Reply #170 on: December 14, 2011, 05:26:11 AM
You think Ashkenazy is better looking than Freddy Kempf? LOL!!

WATCH OUT,  you're talking about the man I love...(to be more precise, the man on whom I had a major crush back in 1960-something. Sigh).

--s.

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Reply #171 on: December 14, 2011, 09:01:05 AM
You think Ashkenazy is better looking than Freddy Kempf? LOL!!

Not necessarily.  I was just referring to the first post in this thread.
Beethoven - Sonata in C sharp minor, Op 27 No 12
Chopin - Fantasie Impromptu, Nocturn in C sharp minor, Op post
Brahms - Op 118, Nos 2 & 3

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Reply #172 on: December 14, 2011, 12:51:57 PM
more balance....
ca 1891 a young josef hoffmann and alexander scriabin, these two lady killers probably had a female or two chasing them around moscow


I don´t think that people would have considered them very goodlooking today, many of the greatest pianostars in the past have been pretty bad looking by todays standards like Rachmaninov, Horowitz, Godowsky, Rubinstein and even Liszt.

These days we have Kissin, Andsnes, Pogorelich and Peter Jablonski.

Lang Land can also be considered very good looking if you like the Asian look.

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Reply #173 on: December 14, 2011, 01:29:16 PM
nina sainato


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Reply #174 on: December 14, 2011, 01:32:55 PM
ostuka ai



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Reply #175 on: December 14, 2011, 01:36:56 PM
She looks like one of those porno actresses you find on the private channels in Tokyo hotels.

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Reply #176 on: December 14, 2011, 01:39:07 PM
Hmmm.  I wasn't far from the truth...

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Reply #177 on: December 14, 2011, 01:45:06 PM
Hmmm.  I wasn't far from the truth...
lol, all about balance.  i wonder how they'd market the young ms wieck today....

did we mention helen grimaud? she's a dg gal so uncommonly attractive by default. damn good serious performer too

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Reply #178 on: December 14, 2011, 01:53:38 PM
I've yet to be impressed by that girl.

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Reply #179 on: December 14, 2011, 05:50:29 PM
She looks like one of those porno actresses you find on the private channels in Tokyo hotels.

I will have to defer to your greater knowledge on that one old chap.

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Reply #180 on: December 14, 2011, 06:04:40 PM
WHY is it so important these days for a female musician, esp. violinists, to have a photograph of themselves on whatever cover or poster that looks like ti has been shot for Playboy? The capacity to undulate accross the picture is not what playing whatever they play is about!

Not that I object to a nice and good photograph; the one of Grimaud here looks quite good indeed (as does she). But I have heard too many performances of 'cute' or whatever performers that jarred my ears to care much what the performer looks like. I am going to a concert to bathe my ears, not my eyes (barring opera).

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Reply #181 on: December 14, 2011, 06:12:56 PM
I will have to defer to your greater knowledge on that one old chap.

Thal

I would not be surprised if that is true.  Quite apart from the fact that people are often multitalented, it would only be a natural continuation of a long Japanese tradition.  Geishas were, inter alia, experts in making music.
Beethoven - Sonata in C sharp minor, Op 27 No 12
Chopin - Fantasie Impromptu, Nocturn in C sharp minor, Op post
Brahms - Op 118, Nos 2 & 3

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Reply #182 on: December 14, 2011, 07:26:31 PM
OMG that's right.  I hadn't thought of that!  ;D
Though I tend to believe a true geisha has much more talent then Ms. Otsuka Ai...
in all fields...

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Reply #183 on: December 14, 2011, 09:42:47 PM
OMG that's right.  I hadn't thought of that!  ;D
Though I tend to believe a true geisha has much more talent then Ms. Otsuka Ai...
in all fields...
so funny!

well at least this one is on board with a reputable art music label, she also has some Chopin etude and prelude albums and an impressionistic  Debussy , Ravel maybe?)one too but i havent' been able to find any free recordings yet just her collaborative stuff on Elgar works for violin and piano. even so, she is very pretty.

Yurie Miura




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Reply #184 on: December 14, 2011, 09:56:54 PM
I think Glenn Gould was pretty cute!  :P  :)





I couldn't find that many pictures but I watched a lot of videos.

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Reply #185 on: December 14, 2011, 11:47:14 PM
WHY is it so important these days for a female musician, esp. violinists, to have a photograph of themselves on whatever cover or poster that looks like ti has been shot for Playboy? The capacity to undulate accross the picture is not what playing whatever they play is about!

Not that I object to a nice and good photograph; the one of Grimaud here looks quite good indeed (as does she). But I have heard too many performances of 'cute' or whatever performers that jarred my ears to care much what the performer looks like. I am going to a concert to bathe my ears, not my eyes (barring opera).
I think that you're right about female violinists being especially affected (afflicted?), the perhaps ironcial aspect of this is that some of them are really fine musicians and splendid players too - Hahn, Benedetti, Ibragimova...

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Reply #186 on: December 15, 2011, 02:15:08 PM
tala tutunji



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Reply #187 on: December 16, 2011, 03:23:36 PM
diane birch

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Reply #188 on: December 16, 2011, 03:39:43 PM
anna sheleste

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Reply #189 on: December 20, 2011, 03:28:01 PM
alicia witt

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Reply #190 on: December 20, 2011, 06:36:06 PM
Not a big fan of gingers, really, but she isn't half bad.

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Reply #191 on: December 21, 2011, 03:18:13 PM
felix had a cute sister

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Reply #192 on: December 21, 2011, 03:21:50 PM
anna valentik



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Reply #193 on: December 21, 2011, 03:52:10 PM
angela aki


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Reply #194 on: December 21, 2011, 08:15:46 PM
Attractive pianist?
Gotta be GLENN GOULD


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Reply #195 on: December 21, 2011, 09:42:00 PM
I already said Glenn Gould  :P AND he also loved animals! I want to marry him!  :P well maybe in some other life or something...  :)

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Reply #196 on: December 21, 2011, 10:03:15 PM
I already said Glenn Gould  :P AND he also loved animals! I want to marry him!  :P well maybe in some other life or something...  :)
Didn't see.  But he deserves more pictures on this thread don't you think?
:)

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Reply #197 on: December 21, 2011, 10:11:27 PM
Didn't see.  But he deserves more pictures on this thread don't you think?
:)
Yes sure!!  :P  :)  8) I couldn't really find that many pictures.  :)

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Reply #199 on: December 21, 2011, 11:05:58 PM
He had the most sexiest hair and quirkiest personality.




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