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Offline davidjosepha

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«Reply #500 on: July 07, 2013, 08:20:55 PM »
Just purchased the complete works for Piano & Orchestra by Sorabji for personal use.

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«Reply #501 on: July 07, 2013, 09:28:21 PM »
We're onto you.
Why and for what purpose? Thal specifically wrote "for personal use"; which bit of that might you not fully understand?

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«Reply #502 on: July 07, 2013, 09:30:28 PM »
Why and for what purpose? Thal specifically wrote "for personal use"; which bit of that might you not fully understand?

Nope, he actually originally wrote...
Just purchased the complete works for Piano & Orchestra by Sorabji for the CPS.

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«Reply #503 on: July 07, 2013, 09:38:02 PM »
Nope, he actually originally wrote...
OK, so why did you quote him in post #500 as having written as I stated that you quoted him as having written? Did you add "for personal use" to that quote yourself and, if so, why? Also, why now seek to withdraw responsibility therefrom? Lastly, why (in that same post - #500) did you write that "we're onto you", who is "we" in this context and why might "we" be portrayed as being "onto" Thal, why and for having done what?

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«Reply #504 on: July 08, 2013, 01:48:40 PM »
You're quite the ball of fun, aren't you, Alistair?

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«Reply #505 on: July 08, 2013, 02:13:50 PM »
You're quite the ball of fun, aren't you, Alistair?
Since you appear to be asking, I'm not sure that it's for me to answer that.

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«Reply #506 on: July 08, 2013, 04:52:36 PM »
I just bought myself a few new pencils.
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«Reply #507 on: July 08, 2013, 05:50:42 PM »


Picture that printed in a normal height/width piano book. I'd say it's quite readable, as far as piano music goes. Definitely easier to read than most Boosey & Hawkes I have...

I got the first 3 Mikrokosmos books (definitely very readable) and I have been a good girl and practiced sight reading every day for the past couple of weeks. Usually at least 6-10 pages of something really easy (Bartok and method books with or without the metronome) and about one page hard stuff (not avoiding the flats). That's enough to make my eyes bleed  :P
 
I wonder when am I going to see the results?  ::)

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«Reply #508 on: July 08, 2013, 08:36:03 PM »
Ordered the Rachmaninoff preludes from Russian Music Publishing to hopefully replace my Boosey & Hawkes version...we'll see how it is. The site says the cover looks like this...

...but I'm pretty sure it'll actually look more like this...

...but for the preludes, not the fugue in d minor, so the Russian would be different.

It shipped on the 4th, said about 10-20 days for delivery.

In other news, still haven't received my Mazurkas, they said it'd be about 1-2 weeks before shipping, but they haven't shipped yet, it's been close to 3 weeks. Getting a little impatient...

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«Reply #509 on: July 10, 2013, 11:22:15 AM »
Quote
In other news, still haven't received my Mazurkas, they said it'd be about 1-2 weeks before shipping, but they haven't shipped yet, it's been close to 3 weeks. Getting a little impatient...

Strange isn't it, you may have hundreds of books but the one you're waiting for and can't yet have is what you really want to be playing.
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«Reply #510 on: July 10, 2013, 12:56:15 PM »
Strange isn't it, you may have hundreds of books but the one you're waiting for and can't yet have is what you really want to be playing.

Yep, strange and irritating! Been trying to keep busy with other music though, in the mean time.

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«Reply #511 on: July 14, 2013, 06:40:46 AM »
Ordered the Rachmaninoff preludes from Russian Music Publishing to hopefully replace my Boosey & Hawkes version...we'll see how it is. The site says the cover looks like this...

...but I'm pretty sure it'll actually look more like this...

...but for the preludes, not the fugue in d minor, so the Russian would be different.

It shipped on the 4th, said about 10-20 days for delivery.

In other news, still haven't received my Mazurkas, they said it'd be about 1-2 weeks before shipping, but they haven't shipped yet, it's been close to 3 weeks. Getting a little impatient...

How much is the price, I thought the upper image is from Barenreiter, it costs a whooping 195 euros..

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«Reply #512 on: July 14, 2013, 07:13:54 AM »




2 most popular PCs nowadays from PWM, the Dobrzynski seems to be a little messy with handwriting..

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«Reply #513 on: July 14, 2013, 10:58:56 AM »
There is a modern typeset version of the Dobrzynski PC published by Pro Musica Camerata.

However, I have just looked at their website and they are in administration :'(

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«Reply #514 on: July 14, 2013, 11:34:21 AM »
This reminds me: Dobrzynski wrote some nice nocturnes, but I have never been able to find sheet music for them except one. Do they exist?

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«Reply #515 on: July 14, 2013, 02:18:25 PM »
This reminds me: Dobrzynski wrote some nice nocturnes, but I have never been able to find sheet music for them except one. Do they exist?
PP has some more Dobrzynski nocturnes, I think Dobrzynski had composed at least 4 or 5 nocturnes if I am not mistaken.

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«Reply #516 on: July 14, 2013, 02:48:56 PM »
PP has some more Dobrzynski nocturnes, I think Dobrzynski had composed at least 4 or 5 nocturnes if I am not mistaken.

At least 5 have been recorded.

Sorry, what's/who's PP?
Maybe I should know but not very bright today...

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«Reply #517 on: July 14, 2013, 02:57:38 PM »
pianophilia forum.

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«Reply #518 on: July 14, 2013, 04:59:21 PM »
pianophilia forum.

Never heard of that...
EDIT: Silly me, of course I have...I just tend to forget things :)

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«Reply #519 on: July 14, 2013, 05:54:09 PM »
How much is the price, I thought the upper image is from Barenreiter, it costs a whooping 195 euros..

Nope, both of those are paperback versions of the Baerenreiter hardcover volumes. I got mine in the mail today, and it actually does look like the top one. Very nice blue cover with Rachmaninoff's signature on it. Very nice paper. Binding feels solid too. Unfortunately, it's entirely in Russian, not Russian and English as I had previously thought. Fortunately, that's only relevant to the preface and editorial decisions. I ordered the Etudes-tableaux too about 15 minutes after the Preludes arrived. Very nice volumes, very pleased. I ordered them from a Finnish website that sells mostly Russian stuff called "Ruslania". Preludes were 27 euros, etudes-tableaux were 35 euros. The e-t are also available in the US, but with a different cover, I think, not the nice sleek solid blue that the ones I got have.

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«Reply #520 on: July 14, 2013, 06:16:45 PM »
I ordered them from a Finnish website that sells mostly Russian stuff called "Ruslania".

Was curious and went to see this website...they have a lot of interesting stuff. And a free delivery offer ending today...so I couldn't help ordering a few books...

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«Reply #521 on: July 14, 2013, 06:20:06 PM »
And a free delivery offer ending today...

Yep, that's why I rushed to order the etudes-tableaux...who knows how much it normally costs to ship to the US...

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«Reply #522 on: July 14, 2013, 06:57:42 PM »
Yep, that's why I rushed to order the etudes-tableaux...who knows how much it normally costs to ship to the US...

Don't know about the quality (I'll see pretty soon I guess), but some of the scores are really cheap (compared to what I usually pay). And I found something that I haven't been able to find elsewhere :)

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«Reply #523 on: July 14, 2013, 11:43:28 PM »
Thanks very much for the notification of free delivery, I also rush to get the 24 preludes just now, but frankly how much it cost for economy delivery to worldwide?Not so interested in e-t but will look for it in near future.

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«Reply #524 on: July 14, 2013, 11:57:32 PM »
Don't know about the quality

In my experience, the editions they offer range from good to exceptionally good.
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«Reply #525 on: July 15, 2013, 05:29:09 AM »
In my experience, the editions they offer range from good to exceptionally good.
Thanks. There was still a lot more that I'd like to have and with a very good price. I have seen the shop in Helsinki, but never realized they offer such a large collection of sheet music as well.
I might need to learn Russian to get full benefit from some of the books I ordered though...

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«Reply #526 on: July 17, 2013, 02:07:31 PM »
Got my package already. Quality is mostly ok considering the cheap price.

These are fine:









These are not quite as good, partly poor print quality, but readable:










Only this one is very poor print quality, quite useless for me, have to get something better one day, when I'm actually ready to play the pieces...

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«Reply #527 on: July 19, 2013, 10:12:07 PM »
I purchased a $550 keyboard through help with online money making investment :D

If you're interested
http://www.cashcrate.com/3012785

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«Reply #528 on: July 19, 2013, 10:42:25 PM »
If the sole purpose of you joining is to advertise horseshit like that, you ain't going to be very welcome here.

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«Reply #529 on: July 20, 2013, 10:41:52 AM »
I purchased a $550 keyboard through help with online money making investment :D

LOL - around here you need to say - "I purchased my own Steinway D/Room to put it in". Idiot!
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«Reply #530 on: July 21, 2013, 04:49:23 PM »


Witterings of the insane.

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«Reply #531 on: July 21, 2013, 05:42:46 PM »


Witterings of the isane.
Then why did you buy it if that's what you think?! Brilliant book, is that! I dareasy it set you back a small fortune; I've seen copies of it go for very high amounts if in good condition and with the dustjacket as you show it here.

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«Reply #532 on: July 21, 2013, 05:50:35 PM »
Then why did you buy it if that's what you think?!

Well, I did not think that until I bought it. In fact, I did not think anything before I bought it as how can one form an opinion on a book until one has read it??

Cost about 60 as far as I can remember.

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«Reply #533 on: July 21, 2013, 08:24:46 PM »
Well, I did not think that until I bought it. In fact, I did not think anything before I bought it as how can one form an opinion on a book until one has read it??
Of course one cannot do that! - but I had no idea whether you nmight nevertheless have read it before buying a copy of the real thing - afer all, we've been supplying copies of it for years!

Cost about 60 as far as I can remember.
Then you have an absolute bargain! I've seen copies go for at least ten times that sum if in pristine condition and with original dustjacket!

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«Reply #534 on: July 21, 2013, 08:29:34 PM »
Regretfully, the dust jacket is torn on the front and reverse.

I have always found it impossible to sell a book even though my house is full of them. However, I did chuck some Schumann scores in the bin.

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«Reply #535 on: July 22, 2013, 09:25:10 AM »
Regretfully, the dust jacket is torn on the front and reverse.
That's a pity, but the copy may well still be worth far more than you think that you paid for it. Does it include any inscriptions or annotations by anyone, including possibly Sorabji himself?

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«Reply #536 on: July 22, 2013, 02:29:29 PM »
On the inside it says "Dear Doris, hope the piles are not too painful. Luv & Kisses Duddles. Corfe 1959"

Do you think this adds to the value.

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«Reply #537 on: July 22, 2013, 02:43:09 PM »
Do you think this adds to the value.

hahahaha

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«Reply #538 on: July 22, 2013, 03:01:57 PM »
On the inside it says "Dear Doris, hope the piles are not too painful. Luv & Kisses Duddles. Corfe 1959"

Do you think this adds to the value.
Unless it was a very famouus Doris indeed (and without the surname you may never be able to find out) I imagine that it would in fact gravely detract from it - so why did you write that in there?

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«Reply #539 on: July 22, 2013, 07:07:40 PM »


Banjo now converted to left hand and has a lovely new gold plated tailpiece.

The Americans are good at some things.

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«Reply #540 on: July 23, 2013, 06:07:17 PM »



Medtner - The Complete Piano Sonatas, Volumes 1 & 2

Listened to his Sonata Romantica for the first time a couple nights ago and I'm sold. Listened to a couple of his other sonatas too. Interesting how he writes multi-movement sonatas and one movement ones.

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«Reply #541 on: July 23, 2013, 06:22:55 PM »



Medtner - The Complete Piano Sonatas, Volumes 1 & 2

Who's the publisher?
Made a Liszt. Need new Handel's for Soler panel & Alkan foil. Will Faure Stein on the way to pick up Mendels' sohn. Josquin get Wolfgangs Schu with Clara. Gone Chopin, I'll be Bach

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«Reply #542 on: July 23, 2013, 06:41:36 PM »
Dover

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«Reply #543 on: July 23, 2013, 06:49:42 PM »
Dover

They have updated the covers.  I've got Sonatas and Skazki in Dover. 
Made a Liszt. Need new Handel's for Soler panel & Alkan foil. Will Faure Stein on the way to pick up Mendels' sohn. Josquin get Wolfgangs Schu with Clara. Gone Chopin, I'll be Bach

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«Reply #544 on: July 23, 2013, 06:55:50 PM »


Banjo now converted to left hand and has a lovely new gold plated tailpiece.

The Americans are good at some things.

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Why put cheap shitty strings on such a beautiful instrument? Get some D'addarios on it ffs man.
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Chopin 10/9

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«Reply #545 on: July 23, 2013, 07:01:47 PM »
They have updated the covers.  I've got Sonatas and Skazki in Dover. 

Ah okay, cool! How are they? I don't normally like Dover, but it doesn't look like there are too many alternatives when it comes to Medtner...

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«Reply #546 on: July 23, 2013, 07:26:45 PM »
Get some D'addarios on it ffs man.

Looking at their website, they don't do plectrum banjo strings.

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«Reply #547 on: July 23, 2013, 07:39:33 PM »
Ah okay, cool! How are they? I don't normally like Dover, but it doesn't look like there are too many alternatives when it comes to Medtner...

The volumes I've got date from before the death of founder Hayward Cirker and subsequent acquisition by Courier Corporation.  Binding is sewn in signatures and I would rate it as excellent.  Paper is opaque and very good.  Print contrast is sometimes inconsistent and a bit too faded on some pages, however this is not a big deal to me.  It might also have something to do with the quality of the original.  

In general I like Dover, however I am not too fond of post 2000 publications.  IMO after the acquisition they took cost cutting too far and significantly "cheapened" their product.  It seems in recent years they have decided to bring back some of that quality (i.e. signature binding).  

If you can find pre 2000 Dover prints, grab them.  

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«Reply #548 on: July 23, 2013, 07:43:47 PM »
That's a shame, from the picture I thought it was a tenor. Would standard 5 string work? Obviously without the drone, apologies, not too clued up on banjos.
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«Reply #549 on: July 23, 2013, 07:46:21 PM »
I've ordered some Medtner in Russian editions as well.  The researchers at the music shop took nearly two months to find and bring in a copy. 

Do you know the name of the Russian publisher(s)? Are they still in print, or out of print?