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Offline angierc

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idiot things amateur-musicians say...
« on: June 18, 2012, 07:08:17 AM »
Well I say this post about something like 'stupid thing said by non-musician'..
Just wondering if there is any amateur-musician in your life saying something stupid like what I heard... 'A' is someone who kinda learn piano for fun..

In a piano recital
A pianist is playing chopin ballade 2
A: (yawn) boring...
Me: (shut up you idiot... he's good... Don't make noise)
A few moments later
A: why can't all pianist play like LangLang the god of piano? Playing piano without 'movement' is boring..
Me: (god of piano?) Sigh (so, finger movements and pedallings >> not movements?)
Someone sitting nearby (apparently a music teacher): (trying to hide her laugh)
Music is the expression of the movement of the waters, the play of curves described by changing breezes. ~Claude Debussy<br /><br />Music is the silence between the notes. ~Claude Debussy

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Re: idiot things amateur-musicians say...
«Reply #1 on: June 18, 2012, 07:24:35 AM »
He was talking during the performance? That alone is bad enough, but that he was calling it boring and wishing the pianist could be more like Lang Lang...  :-X
Currently learning -

- Bach: P&F in F Minor (WTC 2)
- Chopin: Etude, Op. 25, No. 5
- Beethoven: Sonata, Op. 31, No. 3
- Scriabin: Two Poems, Op. 32
- Debussy: Prelude Bk II No. 3

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Re: idiot things amateur-musicians say...
«Reply #2 on: June 18, 2012, 07:32:43 AM »
In my life experience, I have not heard any adult saying that, but childrenwise or chidish...yes.
In this case, this person should not go to the concert in the first place, unless its a free ticket or invitation  ;) I suppose,this person has no respect to what pianist has had put their time and efforts in training to perform in front of large audience. Tell this person to  :P :-X

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Re: idiot things amateur-musicians say...
«Reply #3 on: June 18, 2012, 08:35:08 AM »
He was talking during the performance? That alone is bad enough, but that he was calling it boring and wishing the pianist could be more like Lang Lang...  :-X
I pity the pianist.. He played quite good, but not world class like Lang Lang though (although I kinda dislike that weirdo).. That's why I wish I never meet any of my friends in a good concert... They TALK!!!
There was once when I saw someone in tds's recital (wonder why he's like always offline).. Three people... EATING!!!  ::) I want to like stand up and shout "GO OUTTA THIS PLACE IF YOU WANNA EAT!!".. That's not the worst.. at least they are quiet... In the middle of the same recital, a little boy (I wonder why he's allowed in the hall) run here and there and start SHOUTING!!!!
In my life experience, I have not heard any adult saying that, but childrenwise or chidish...yes.
In this case, this person should not go to the concert in the first place, unless its a free ticket or invitation  ;) I suppose,this person has no respect to what pianist has had put their time and efforts in training to perform in front of large audience. Tell this person to  :P :-X
To emphasize a bit, A is older than me, she's about 20 something.. And I wonder why she's there in the first place..
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Re: idiot things amateur-musicians say...
«Reply #4 on: June 18, 2012, 04:56:11 PM »
There was an interview of a kid on a radio, who apparently was a prodigy, started at age 2, debuted at Carnegie hall at age 3, recorded all 24 Chopin etudes at age five, won 13 international competitions at age 9, won praise from orchestras who's name you can't even pronounce, etc... etc...

So ANYWAYS, he was talking about how the Beethoven Pathetique sonata changed his life.  The whole interview was about the Pathetique sonata.  'Yeah man, I was listening to the Pathetique sonata one time, and I thought it sounded awesome bro!  So I played it on the piano by ear at like age 3 after listening to it once.  Ever since that, I've decided that I wanted to become a pianist' BLAH BLAH BLAH...  Yeah, you've heard of these guys a million times.

So after the interview, they were like, 'okay so now this guy is gonna play Beethoven's Pathetique'.

[/font]HE PLAYED APPASSIONATA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) ;) :D ;D >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( :( 8) :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o 8) ??? ::) :P :P :-[ :-X :-* :-\ :-* :'( ::) ??? :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :-[ :-\ :'( :-* >:( >:( >:( :o :o :o

I was like, 'okay, maybe he made a mistake.  Everyone makes mistakes!  Or maybe I made a mistake?  Did I hear incorrectly or something?  Maybe he'll compensate for it by playing a good Appasionata'.  But he didn't!!!  You know the very first scale passage once you're like 30 seconds of the performance?  

HE MISSED EVERYTHING!!! :) ;) :D ;D ;D >:( >:( >:( :( :o :( 8) 8) ::) ::) ::) ??? :'( :-* :-\ :-X :-[ :P ??? :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

I turned off the radio.  But then it came across my mind that he really meant to play Appasionata and I wasn't listening correctly.  So I turned it on, and I listened to...  You know...  Then after he was done, they said, 'Thank you for playing Beethoven's Pathetique'.  


WHAT THE HECK ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME?!?@!@?!#?@ :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

My mind was so blown...
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Re: idiot things amateur-musicians say...
«Reply #5 on: June 19, 2012, 12:06:04 AM »
There was an interview of a kid on a radio, who apparently was a prodigy, started at age 2, debuted at Carnegie hall at age 3, recorded all 24 Chopin etudes at age five, won 13 international competitions at age 9, won praise from orchestras who's name you can't even pronounce, etc... etc...

So ANYWAYS, he was talking about how the Beethoven Pathetique sonata changed his life.  The whole interview was about the Pathetique sonata.  'Yeah man, I was listening to the Pathetique sonata one time, and I thought it sounded awesome bro!  So I played it on the piano by ear at like age 3 after listening to it once.  Ever since that, I've decided that I wanted to become a pianist' BLAH BLAH BLAH...  Yeah, you've heard of these guys a million times.

So after the interview, they were like, 'okay so now this guy is gonna play Beethoven's Pathetique'.

[/font]HE PLAYED APPASSIONATA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) ;) :D ;D >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( :( 8) :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o 8) ??? ::) :P :P :-[ :-X :-* :-\ :-* :'( ::) ??? :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :-[ :-\ :'( :-* >:( >:( >:( :o :o :o

I was like, 'okay, maybe he made a mistake.  Everyone makes mistakes!  Or maybe I made a mistake?  Did I hear incorrectly or something?  Maybe he'll compensate for it by playing a good Appasionata'.  But he didn't!!!  You know the very first scale passage once you're like 30 seconds of the performance?  

HE MISSED EVERYTHING!!! :) ;) :D ;D ;D >:( >:( >:( :( :o :( 8) 8) ::) ::) ::) ??? :'( :-* :-\ :-X :-[ :P ??? :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

I turned off the radio.  But then it came across my mind that he really meant to play Appasionata and I wasn't listening correctly.  So I turned it on, and I listened to...  You know...  Then after he was done, they said, 'Thank you for playing Beethoven's Pathetique'.  


WHAT THE HECK ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME?!?@!@?!#?@ :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

My mind was so blown...

LOL, maybe time to cut down on the red cordial?   :o
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Re: idiot things amateur-musicians say...
«Reply #6 on: June 20, 2012, 12:42:28 PM »
There was an interview of a kid on a radio, who apparently was a prodigy, started at age 2, debuted at Carnegie hall at age 3, recorded all 24 Chopin etudes at age five, won 13 international competitions at age 9, won praise from orchestras who's name you can't even pronounce, etc... etc...

So ANYWAYS, he was talking about how the Beethoven Pathetique sonata changed his life.  The whole interview was about the Pathetique sonata.  'Yeah man, I was listening to the Pathetique sonata one time, and I thought it sounded awesome bro!  So I played it on the piano by ear at like age 3 after listening to it once.  Ever since that, I've decided that I wanted to become a pianist' BLAH BLAH BLAH...  Yeah, you've heard of these guys a million times.

So after the interview, they were like, 'okay so now this guy is gonna play Beethoven's Pathetique'.

[/font]HE PLAYED APPASSIONATA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) ;) :D ;D >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( :( 8) :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o 8) ??? ::) :P :P :-[ :-X :-* :-\ :-* :'( ::) ??? :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :-[ :-\ :'( :-* >:( >:( >:( :o :o :o

I was like, 'okay, maybe he made a mistake.  Everyone makes mistakes!  Or maybe I made a mistake?  Did I hear incorrectly or something?  Maybe he'll compensate for it by playing a good Appasionata'.  But he didn't!!!  You know the very first scale passage once you're like 30 seconds of the performance?  

HE MISSED EVERYTHING!!! :) ;) :D ;D ;D >:( >:( >:( :( :o :( 8) 8) ::) ::) ::) ??? :'( :-* :-\ :-X :-[ :P ??? :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

I turned off the radio.  But then it came across my mind that he really meant to play Appasionata and I wasn't listening correctly.  So I turned it on, and I listened to...  You know...  Then after he was done, they said, 'Thank you for playing Beethoven's Pathetique'.  


WHAT THE HECK ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME?!?@!@?!#?@ :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

My mind was so blown...


Somehow, after reading these kinds of your posts... I've fallen for you, rach...
Just Kidding..  ;D

But seriously!!! Pathetique and Appasionata... 3 vs 5 syllables... C minor vs F minor... GRAVE vs ALLEGRO ASSAI!!!! op 13 vs op 57!! C vs 12/8!! *should be read in one breath>>* I cannot find much similarity between those sonatas!! Why isn't the radio announcer or at least that guy's teacher complained?? I wish the mad Ludwig van Beethoven's mummy just appear out of no where and immediately write a requiem for him!!! But he should be very honoured if that happened... So, Beethoven should just wrap him with mummy paper (I dunno what's the name of that toilet paper roll they use to wrap mummy with)
*inhale*
Anyway... Is ghost deaf??  ::) Quite something to ask... But unless Beethoven isn't deaf as a ghost, he is unable listen to how that guy mixed up his GREAT sonatas!!!!
Music is the expression of the movement of the waters, the play of curves described by changing breezes. ~Claude Debussy<br /><br />Music is the silence between the notes. ~Claude Debussy