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Offline thalbergmad

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«Reply #550 on: July 23, 2013, 07:48:10 PM »
Would standard 5 string work? Obviously without the drone, apologies, not too clued up on banjos.

I am advised that they are completely different. Dunno why.

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«Reply #551 on: July 23, 2013, 07:55:09 PM »
Do you know the name of the Russian publisher(s)? Are they still in print, or out of print?

I believe they are Moscow: Muzyka.  Excellent print quality.  Similar to what you would find with Peters or Henle. 

The following site may help.  Look up the work you want then it will inform you of the publishers:
http://www.medtner.org.uk/works.html

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«Reply #552 on: July 24, 2013, 05:15:08 AM »
I believe they are Moscow: Muzyka.  Excellent print quality.  Similar to what you would find with Peters or Henle. 


That may vary. The two Muzyka editions of Forgotten Tunes I got differ in the print quality. I believe cheap digital printing has become popular among music publishers and that shows...It's easy to reprint old editions, but if not done properly the end quality resembles more a cheap copy than a proper edition...

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«Reply #553 on: July 26, 2013, 02:22:14 PM »


Looks heavy going, not quite sure if I'll get through it given I have the attention span of a walnut and any "spare" time goes on practice, but I'll give it a go. Any opinions?

Currently on with this, think I'll finish the man, then dip into the music as I learn the pieces.

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Mendelssohn 19/6           Chopin 28/4
Satie Je Te Veux            Rach C#m
Poulenc Bal Fantome       Chopin 28/20
Schubert Serenade         Chopin 15/3
Chopin 10/9

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Re: Post your recent music/piano investment-purchases
«Reply #554 on: July 26, 2013, 03:21:13 PM »
Just got my Etudes-tableaux book, holy crap I'm pumped! Both the Preludes and E-t are great quality books. Quite thick. Presumably quite scholarly, given that they're based on the hard cover critical editions, and they have a bunch of pages in the back dedicated to explanation of editorial choices...although entirely in Russian, so...

I have a friend who speaks Russian fluently. Unfortunately, he's Azerbaijani and hates Russia with a passion, so he sorta considers it an insult whenever I ask him for a translation. I guess I could make an effort to type it all into Google translate, but that would take forever

I also bought this from my local "sheet music store", if you can really call it that. Looked kinda cool, so, whatever.



I also bought The Cat and the Mouse, which I played when I was younger and really liked, but I have it in an Alfred edition I'm not too fond of.



And then I bought Brahms Op. 118. I already have the Dover book of Brahms' shorter pieces, but it's nicer playing out of A) a Baerenreiter score and B) a small magazine-type score rather than a book. Yolo?


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«Reply #555 on: July 26, 2013, 10:39:37 PM »
Re-bought these. Also have the Schirmer copy, but I hate using Schirmer. Gonna play the Bb one (k358) with my dad. Played the C one (k521) a while ago, it was quite a bit of fun. Not that musically exact given that my dad hasn't really played piano much since college and it's already hard enough to get two people playing 16th notes to sound really precise, but it's fun.


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«Reply #556 on: July 27, 2013, 09:32:23 AM »


about $200 aud worth

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«Reply #557 on: July 27, 2013, 01:03:16 PM »


about $200 aud worth

For me, I will buy original edition instead of the Chinese authorised ones due to the binding and printing quality.

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«Reply #558 on: July 27, 2013, 01:39:25 PM »
This one arrived in mail today...what the heck!??? Did someone freaking hack my account?  :-[




My teacher has the same book as this, very old, but identical.  :o
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«Reply #559 on: July 27, 2013, 02:14:45 PM »
But its so cheap! I have so mcuh ravel, rachmaninoff, beethoven, some jazz, and the full set of chopin to play now! the only thing ive had the binding fall out on me is ameb australian grade 7 leisure book... and for $40... ;[ and as much as people give china crap about their products.. i did see a car clock 600,000 kms... but then again i also had to use 2 paper cups from a fountain to hold water.

this was the first bunch i bought in beijing. but the same franchise in shanghai had a better range and i doubled it.

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«Reply #560 on: July 27, 2013, 02:25:03 PM »
Are those actually Chinese versions published by the companies they appear to be published by, or are they knock-offs? Like the orange ones, are those just designed to look like Wiener Urtexts, or are they?

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«Reply #561 on: July 27, 2013, 02:32:57 PM »
the bookstore seemed reputable. had 5 floors worth of literature. xinhua books i think the name was.

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«Reply #562 on: July 27, 2013, 03:48:11 PM »
Are those actually Chinese versions published by the companies they appear to be published by, or are they knock-offs? Like the orange ones, are those just designed to look like Wiener Urtexts, or are they?

The covers actually say Wiener Urtext edition and the Ravel looks exactly like the Peters editions, so either they a pirate or the publishers are smart enough to take advantage of the huge market there and publish in Chinese as well.

I think they should be a lot cheaper for me to buy these instead of the English versions, I do like to read the text too :)

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«Reply #563 on: July 27, 2013, 04:18:47 PM »
At first, they are not pirated editions, just the People's Republic music publisher gain permission of Wiener Urtext to published their works under People's Republic Music company. I have bought some 'chinese' Wiener Urtext but I am very disappointed with the printing, some notes are very blur and the paper quality is low. I will recommend QuanYin Music publishing by Taiwan, their Henle editions are of top notch with the price 10 times lower. SMPH, Shanghai music publisher, which published PWM Chopin is good too, but the binding is not too solid.

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«Reply #564 on: July 27, 2013, 04:24:19 PM »
A few months ago I bought the last piano I'll probably ever need.
Steinway model L 1994!

Heck of a deal.
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Bach Prelude and fugue no.4 Book 1
Beethoven Tempest
Chopin Barcarolle op.60
Alkan Le Festin D'Esope
Hamelin Paganini Variations
Schubert D.960

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«Reply #565 on: July 27, 2013, 08:35:57 PM »
I may have gone a bit overboard on the purchase of sheet music lately:
  • JS Bach - Kleine Praludien unt Fughetten - G.Henle Verlag
  • Beethoven - Appassionata - Edition Peters
  • Chopin - Préludes - G. Henle Verlag
  • Liszt - Tarantella -Klindworth - Schott
  • Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsody number 2 - G.Henle Verag
  • Rachmaninoff - Preludes for Piano - Boosey & Hawkes
  • Saint-Saens - Concerto No 2 in G Minor (Edition for 2 Pianos) - Edition Peters
  • Saint-Saens - Danse Macabre and other works for Solo Piano - Dover Publications
  • Schumann - Concerto in A Minor - Edition for 2 Pianos - Edition Peters
  • Schumann - Carnival of Vienna - Edition Peters
  • Shostakovich - Piano Concerto No 2 Edition for 2 pianos - Boosey & Hawkes
  • Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No 2 - Edition for  2 pianos - Edition Peters

There may have been a closing down sale involved.

Chopin Ballades - G.Henle Verlag are waiting for me somewhere.

This should keep me busy for a very long time like most of my life.

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«Reply #566 on: July 27, 2013, 10:16:42 PM »
  • Schumann - Concerto in A Minor - Edition for 2 Pianos - Edition Peters

Useful for toilet paper.

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«Reply #567 on: July 27, 2013, 10:20:06 PM »
Useful for toilet paper.
That would presumably depend on the number of times that one might wish or need to visit the toilet and use some of it thereafter; it's not a very long work (fortunately)...

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«Reply #568 on: July 28, 2013, 06:05:19 AM »

Chopin Ballades - G.Henle Verlag are waiting for me somewhere.


It would be worth to check out the Ekier edition by Wiener Urtext...I have both the Ballades and Nocturnes and like them much more than the Henle editions... And the WU was actually cheaper...

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«Reply #569 on: July 28, 2013, 01:54:55 PM »

video link:


Rare work by Felix Mendelssohn and Joseph Merk, the cello part is missing (actually composed by Merk), the reconstruction is copyrighted, therefore censored.

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«Reply #570 on: July 29, 2013, 06:48:41 PM »
But its so cheap! I have so mcuh ravel, rachmaninoff, beethoven, some jazz, and the full set of chopin to play now! the only thing ive had the binding fall out on me is ameb australian grade 7 leisure book... and for $40... ;[ and as much as people give china crap about their products.. i did see a car clock 600,000 kms... but then again i also had to use 2 paper cups from a fountain to hold water.

this was the first bunch i bought in beijing. but the same franchise in shanghai had a better range and i doubled it.

I wonder if it is possible to order sheet music online from a Chinese store to get the better prices.

I tried the Chinese Amazon, but that was not allowed.
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«Reply #571 on: July 30, 2013, 05:28:18 PM »







I wonder why I bought the last one...after all I cannot stand walzes...   ::)

More sight-reading material:


This one I'll probably never play, don't like classical at all...but the price was reduced  ;D





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«Reply #572 on: July 30, 2013, 10:58:31 PM »
This one I'll probably never play, don't like classical at all...but the price was reduced  ;D


Give it a try, it is considered easy.

At least that was what the editor thought.
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«Reply #573 on: July 30, 2013, 11:23:43 PM »
More sight-reading material:

 :o

Does that mean you've read through the first two volumes?

I like Handel, but he's pretty advanced sight reading.
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«Reply #574 on: July 31, 2013, 12:30:24 AM »
Got my Brahms Op. 118 today! It's even nicer than the other Baerenreiter scores I have! Very tempted to go order the rest of the Brahms that Baerenreiter currently has published, especially given that I just got a paycheck today, but...I'll resist, for a while. Maybe I'm crazy, but it feels like Brahms doesn't get as much love as a lot of Romantic composers around here. He's probably my favorite non-eastern european Romantic or later composer.

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«Reply #575 on: July 31, 2013, 04:47:22 AM »
:o

Does that mean you've read through the first two volumes?

I like Handel, but he's pretty advanced sight reading.

Of course I haven't ;D

This is the first Händel book I've got, and I don't sight read everything from the books I get, I pick the easier ones...and not nearly at the correct tempo...I'm still at the stage where I need practice to figure out the chords and sometimes even notes...But I like to have something from different composers. And I just like Baroque the most these days...

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«Reply #576 on: July 31, 2013, 04:50:22 AM »
Got my Brahms Op. 118 today! It's even nicer than the other Baerenreiter scores I have!

Yours have a lovely cover colour, but I have now decided to get WU when possible, because they never fail to be easy on my eyes...

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«Reply #577 on: July 31, 2013, 04:53:21 AM »
Give it a try, it is considered easy.

At least that was what the editor thought.
Apparently...but that won't help much if the music is not appealing...

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«Reply #578 on: August 01, 2013, 04:14:02 PM »
Brahms, Op. 39, 116, 117, 118. Still need to get the Albumblatt and Op. 10...and then wait for them to release more, hopefully.








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«Reply #579 on: August 01, 2013, 06:06:20 PM »


Kindly donated to the CPS.

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«Reply #580 on: August 02, 2013, 01:14:53 PM »


Musikalisches Nebenstunden (selections of sonatas) unavailable in modern editions.



Three Easy Sonatas, also first editions.

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«Reply #581 on: August 03, 2013, 03:29:29 AM »


The original 1909 edition!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is passed down from freaking generation to generation!  My teachers teachers teacher had it, and they passed it down the line.

So I'm gonna be the 4th person to have it.

All I gotta do is wait for my teacher to die...

Well he's not my current teacher, he's the one I started piano with.  Anyways, we're like BEST FRIENDS!!! 

But anyways when he dies, I'll get it!


Now where did I put that poison...
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«Reply #582 on: August 03, 2013, 05:47:07 AM »
I've received many books the same way. 

Do you also get that nice looking thing labeled "D" along with the score?  ;D
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«Reply #583 on: August 03, 2013, 05:54:22 AM »
I've received many books the same way. 

Do you also get that nice looking thing labeled "D" along with the score?  ;D

Probably. 

By the way it's not a Steinway D, it's a Baldwin.  This is the only Baldwin I played on, and it's freaking FANTASTIC!!
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«Reply #584 on: August 03, 2013, 01:09:38 PM »


On vinyl from the charity shop. About the fourth this week or so. Costing me a fortune. But it's ok as I'll never be able to play it as long as my arse points down but at least I can listen :)
Currently learning:
Mendelssohn 19/6           Chopin 28/4
Satie Je Te Veux            Rach C#m
Poulenc Bal Fantome       Chopin 28/20
Schubert Serenade         Chopin 15/3
Chopin 10/9

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«Reply #585 on: August 19, 2013, 06:53:16 PM »


Latest acquisition for CPS archives.

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«Reply #586 on: August 28, 2013, 02:09:04 AM »
this was the first bunch i bought in beijing. but the same franchise in shanghai had a better range and i doubled it.

Any idea how to get those in Hong Kong? Also, how does the price compare to Schirmer's editions? Thanks!  :D
Chopin Op 18, Op 53, 62/2, 37/2, 10/12
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«Reply #587 on: September 11, 2013, 01:06:14 PM »


Found these at the local antiquary, the 4-hand Beethoven book isn't in the greatest shape, but it shold be nice to play with my teacher.

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«Reply #588 on: September 29, 2013, 04:30:44 PM »


Latest purchase.

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«Reply #589 on: October 01, 2013, 07:31:04 PM »


I can't stop buying 2nd hand banjos.

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«Reply #590 on: October 02, 2013, 02:50:07 PM »


I can't stop buying 2nd hand banjos.

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Can't blame you, they all look very delicious :)

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«Reply #591 on: October 02, 2013, 05:53:05 PM »


Job lot from the local auction rooms. Should keep me going for a bit.
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Mendelssohn 19/6           Chopin 28/4
Satie Je Te Veux            Rach C#m
Poulenc Bal Fantome       Chopin 28/20
Schubert Serenade         Chopin 15/3
Chopin 10/9

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«Reply #592 on: October 03, 2013, 05:27:03 AM »


Job lot from the local auction rooms. Should keep me going for a bit.


That is quite a great amount of music, hope that the price is not wallet emptying.

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«Reply #593 on: October 03, 2013, 01:34:49 PM »
A little, but I'll sell the ones I don't need/already have.
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Satie Je Te Veux            Rach C#m
Poulenc Bal Fantome       Chopin 28/20
Schubert Serenade         Chopin 15/3
Chopin 10/9

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«Reply #594 on: October 14, 2013, 07:00:21 PM »


Another dusty old book.

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«Reply #595 on: October 14, 2013, 08:17:29 PM »
Nice! I have his 3 blind Mice, not got around to trying it yet though, I like dusty old books!
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Poulenc Bal Fantome       Chopin 28/20
Schubert Serenade         Chopin 15/3
Chopin 10/9

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«Reply #596 on: October 14, 2013, 08:44:52 PM »
Me too. Love the smell.
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«Reply #597 on: October 24, 2013, 11:51:11 PM »
Bought the complete Scriabin Sonatas, Ravel LH Concerto, and a new Roland Gaia Synthesizer (for other projects hehe).  So now I'm semi-broke!  Yay!
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«Reply #598 on: November 03, 2013, 06:13:36 PM »
I bought tickets to a Yuja Wang concert, mainly because she's performing the Rachmaninoff 3rd (and I really really want to hear it live).

http://www.laphil.com/tickets/rachmaninoff-dudamel-amp-wang/2013-12-19

As a student, this tore a hole in my wallet, but it's going to be worth it. ;D

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«Reply #599 on: November 13, 2013, 06:01:07 AM »
Berg Op1 Henle
Saint Saens carnival of animals ??
Brahms select works Dover
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