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I'm crazily deeply madly in love with Valentina Lisitsa (Read 40514 times)

Offline j_menz

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Re: I'm in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #100 on: August 24, 2012, 01:49:06 AM »
Damn right.

Your repertoire defines who you are as a person.

I'm afraid mine might say I'm broad but often half baked.  :-[
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Re: I'm in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #101 on: August 24, 2012, 02:12:41 AM »
Fugues are never dissociative. And I am not AJ. I don't play Chopin 10/1, for starters.



That's the name of the condition; Dissociative fugue.

Do you want me to call it psychogenic fugue then?!
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Re: I'm in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #102 on: August 24, 2012, 02:19:04 AM »
That's the name of the condition; Dissociative fugue.

Do you want me to call it psychogenic fugue then?!

As long as you are thinking about types of fugues, I'm happy.  8)
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Re: I'm in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #103 on: August 24, 2012, 02:25:33 AM »
As long as you are thinking about types of fugues, I'm happy.  8)

As long as they're not Bach fugues!
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Re: I'm in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #104 on: August 24, 2012, 03:33:23 AM »
Damn right.

Your repertoire defines who you are as a person.

Everyone knows you can measure a person's net worth by the number of Chopin etudes they have played.

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Re: I'm in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #105 on: August 24, 2012, 03:36:49 AM »
Everyone knows you can measure a person's net worth by the number of Chopin etudes they have played.

Nonsense. That was last century. Now it's the Ligetti ones. Keep up.  ::)

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Re: I'm in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #106 on: August 24, 2012, 03:55:38 AM »
Nonsense. That was last century. Now it's the Ligetti ones. Keep up.  ::)

 ;D

Are they really that difficult?
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Re: I'm in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #107 on: August 24, 2012, 04:04:20 AM »
Are they really that difficult?

I haven't played any of them. I do have the sheets.  Think Chopin Revolutionary in double octaves in contrary motion written on 3 staves, still with the RH bit (also doubled)  and with  it's own special notation to give some special effects here and there.

Still, not a Bach fugue.
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Re: I'm in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #108 on: August 24, 2012, 04:08:32 AM »


Still, not a Bach fugue.

Those are on a league of their own!  I would gladly learn a ligeti etude over a Bach fugue any day.
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Re: I'm in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #109 on: August 24, 2012, 04:12:57 AM »
Those are on a league of their own!  I would gladly learn a ligeti etude over a Bach fugue any day.

Pick a number between one and eighteen.  ;D

EDIT. WARNING: 15-18 are only in manuscript. It doesn't help.
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Re: I'm in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #110 on: August 24, 2012, 01:13:16 PM »
Those are on a league of their own!  I would gladly learn a ligeti etude over a Bach fugue any day.

Seriously why do you hate Mr. Bach soooooo so much? All he wants is your love.

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Re: I'm in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #111 on: August 24, 2012, 03:49:15 PM »
Seriously why do you hate Mr. Bach soooooo so much? All he wants is your love.

This is Bach to rach_forever

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Actually, on second thought, nobody click that link.

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Re: I'm in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #112 on: August 24, 2012, 08:49:43 PM »
This is Bach to rach_forever

t=94s

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Actually, on second thought, nobody click that link.

Woah thank god, I thought it was Bach you sent me!
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Re: I'm in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #113 on: August 24, 2012, 08:51:35 PM »
Seriously why do you hate Mr. Bach soooooo so much? All he wants is your love.

Bach and I go WAAAAAAAAAAAAAY Back.

I've had beef with him for quite some time now. 

It's too late.  Nothing anyone can do will set things straight between us. 
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Re: I'm in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #114 on: August 24, 2012, 09:10:11 PM »
Bach and I go WAAAAAAAAAAAAAY Back.

I've had beef with him for quite some time now. 


Valentina picked him over you? :'(

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Re: I'm in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #115 on: August 24, 2012, 09:21:07 PM »
Valentina picked him over you? :'(

Nah, as you can see, she doesn't play any Bach.  So I still have a chance!

No but yeah, I've had beef with Bach over something that I can't share with you guys.  It's too...  Tragic.
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Re: I'm in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #116 on: August 24, 2012, 09:35:06 PM »
Nah, as you can see, she doesn't play any Bach.  So I still have a chance!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnangtY3UH0

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Re: I'm in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #117 on: August 24, 2012, 10:25:22 PM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnangtY3UH0

Hmmmmm, let me rephrase this.

She doesn't play a lot of Bach compared to everything else. 

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Re: I'm in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #118 on: August 24, 2012, 10:42:33 PM »
Quote from: Valentina Lisitsa
I really wish to play more Bach

 :D

I'm starting to like this lady.
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Re: I'm in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #119 on: August 25, 2012, 02:30:59 AM »
:D

I'm starting to like this lady.

You should have liked her in the first place! 

You're not allowed on the bandwagon!   >:(
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Re: I'm deeply madly in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #120 on: August 25, 2012, 02:35:32 AM »



OH MY FREAKING GOD!!!

I freaking love this piano concerto!  I haven't listened to it yet, but I'm sure it's probably really good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This made my day!

 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: I'm in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #121 on: August 25, 2012, 04:20:55 PM »
Nonsense. That was last century. Now it's the Ligetti ones. Keep up.
Who's "Ligetti"?

And why not Sorabji's (which apparently Ligeti admired)?

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Re: I'm in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #122 on: August 25, 2012, 06:50:16 PM »
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Re: I'm in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #123 on: August 25, 2012, 08:24:27 PM »
Who's "Ligetti"?

And why not Sorabji's (which apparently Ligeti admired)?

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CAUSE I DON'T THINK HE WANTS TO DESTROY EITHER HIS EARS OR HIS PIANO WITH THAT GOD AWFUL NOICE THAT IS CALLED SORABJI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Btw, Rach-forever, I shook her hands a few days ago and sat not more than 10 rather small steps away from her. Just thought you wanted to know ;)

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Re: I'm in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #124 on: August 25, 2012, 08:39:50 PM »
(I can't believe I say this.. again..)
CAUSE I DON'T THINK HE WANTS TO DESTROY EITHER HIS EARS OR HIS PIANO WITH THAT GOD AWFUL NOICE THAT IS CALLED SORABJI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Btw, Rach-forever, I shook her hands a few days ago and sat not more than 10 rather small steps away from her. Just thought you wanted to know ;)

I actually like Sorajbi.



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Re: I'm deeply madly in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #125 on: August 26, 2012, 04:28:43 AM »
She seems like a very nice human being. She's a very good pianist, no doubt. What cadenza did she play here? Somehow, it didn't sound very tastefully composed to me. I hope Mozart didn't compose that! The whole performance was good.. but not exceptional enough to make a lasting impact on me. She's great with Liszt.. but with almost everything else, I always feel that something's missing. Her Chopin is sometimes very good too. All this is IMO of course. Others may perceive this very differently.

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Re: I'm in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #126 on: August 27, 2012, 12:13:53 AM »
Who's "Ligetti"?

A figment of my keyboards fertile imagination.

And why not Sorabji's (which apparently Ligeti admired)?

I really don't know. The Ligeti ones do seem to have acquired a "flavour of the month" status and this is often without reason.

Of course, 18 is also a rather less intimidating number than 100.
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Re: I'm in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #127 on: August 27, 2012, 12:15:22 AM »
You're not allowed on the bandwagon!   >:(

I try and avoid them in any case.  :P
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Re: I'm deeply madly in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #128 on: October 23, 2012, 12:30:53 AM »



FINALLY!!!

 :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
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Re: I'm deeply madly in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #129 on: October 23, 2012, 12:37:20 AM »
Have you also been watching her live streamed practice sessions this week?

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Re: I'm deeply madly in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #130 on: October 23, 2012, 12:49:48 AM »
Have you also been watching her live streamed practice sessions this week?

yup!
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Re: I'm deeply madly in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #131 on: October 23, 2012, 01:06:14 AM »
yup!

Isn't that against your restraining order?
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Re: I'm deeply madly in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #132 on: October 23, 2012, 01:35:29 AM »
Isn't that against your restraining order?

I don't have one yet.  A restraining order would be kinda bittersweet.

There's ZERO chance that I get to meet her! :'( :'( :'( 

But at least I get a piece of paper signed by her!!!   :-* :-* :-* :-*  I'll have it laminated and put it on my refrigerator door.
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Re: I'm deeply madly in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #133 on: October 23, 2012, 02:14:42 AM »
But at least I get a piece of paper signed by her!!! 

Actually, I believe they're signed by a court official. Not the plaintiff/complainant.
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Re: I'm deeply madly in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #134 on: October 23, 2012, 02:46:35 AM »
Actually, I believe they're signed by a court official. Not the plaintiff/complainant.

Well that sucks. 

But at least it's nice to know that I probably won't get a restraining order...

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Re: I'm deeply madly in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #135 on: October 23, 2012, 03:30:33 AM »
Well that sucks. 

But at least it's nice to know that I probably won't get a restraining order...



Probably not from Ms Lisitsa.


On rather different grounds, I'm reserving my options.  :P
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Re: I'm deeply madly in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #136 on: October 23, 2012, 05:05:22 AM »
Probably not from Ms Lisitsa.


On rather different grounds, I'm reserving my options.  :P

I declare any connection with R-4!


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Re: I'm deeply madly in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #137 on: October 23, 2012, 05:34:17 AM »
I declare any connection with R-4!



Do you, perchance, mean "disclaim"?
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Re: I'm deeply madly in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #138 on: October 23, 2012, 05:44:10 AM »
Do you, perchance, mean "disclaim"?

Yeah, had not had my coffee yet...


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Re: I'm deeply madly in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #139 on: October 23, 2012, 05:50:13 AM »
Yeah, had not had my coffee yet...



And you could even find the keyboard?  :o
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Re: I'm deeply madly in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #140 on: October 23, 2012, 06:02:32 AM »
And you could even find the keyboard?  :o

I keep it beside my bed :)

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Re: I'm deeply madly in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #141 on: October 23, 2012, 10:52:42 AM »
I keep it beside my bed :)
...which is something that you don't do with Valentina Lisitsa.

As to restraining orders, I have to admit that I've yet to encounter one in practice that provides that the person against whom it is issued must not listen to or watch videos of the person on whose behalf it is issued and, although I'm no lawyer, I imagine that it would be very difficult to effect such an order successfully...

I wonder what Ms Lisitsa would think of this discussion. Actually, no, I don't, any more than I get what this obsession is with her...

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Re: I'm deeply madly in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #142 on: October 23, 2012, 04:16:28 PM »
...which is something that you don't do with Valentina Lisitsa.


No, that would be a bit weird...what would she do there, play with my keyboard?

I have no problem understanding R-4's obsession with her. Young people need their day dreams. We just get so cynical, rational and bored with people when we get old...

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Re: I'm deeply madly in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #143 on: October 23, 2012, 06:59:21 PM »
If something like a R-4' s girlfriend does exist,  I would solidarize with her highly probable hate towards VL... >:( >:( >:( >:(

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Re: I'm deeply madly in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #144 on: October 23, 2012, 07:07:21 PM »
http://www.boesendorfer.com/de/aktuelle-news.html?page=26963

rough translation:

"Valentina Lisitsa will be playing at the "Mozarthaus Vienna" at October 30th 2012, 7:30 pm.
She will talk about and play works from Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, Beethoven and Chopin, and also talk about her life as an artist. Afterwards, the audience can ask her questions.
Tickets cost 20 (~25 $?), along with that you get the DVD of her Royal Albert Hall recital and her newest CD for free."

I will probably go (if I can still get a ticket). Any questions you want me to ask, rachmaninoff4ever?

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Re: I'm deeply madly in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #145 on: October 23, 2012, 07:12:41 PM »
If something like a R-4' s girlfriend does exist, 

Oh, he has lots of girlfriends. 36 of them are black and 52 are white... He fondles them all every day, so they have no need to be jealous of Valentina  ;D

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Re: I'm deeply madly in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #146 on: October 23, 2012, 07:58:43 PM »
I see... and of course they are VERY demanding  ;) ;) ;) ;)

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Re: I'm deeply madly in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #147 on: October 23, 2012, 08:38:28 PM »
I see... and of course they are VERY demanding  ;) ;) ;) ;)
Mon Dieu, isn't it all so very TIRESOME!...

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Re: I'm deeply madly in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #148 on: October 23, 2012, 11:10:07 PM »


I will probably go (if I can still get a ticket). Any questions you want me to ask, rachmaninoff4ever?

No, I want to ask her personally.
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Re: I'm deeply madly in love with Valentina Lisitsa
«Reply #149 on: October 23, 2012, 11:17:59 PM »
Oh, he has lots of girlfriends. 36 of them are black and 52 are white... He fondles them all every day, so they have no need to be jealous of Valentina  ;D

Actually I don't have one.  

There's only enough room in my heart for Valentina Lisitsa!!!   ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*


No but yeah, The girls at school probably think I'm a weirdo because I'm always playing with my Rubik'c cube in class, EVERY DAY after school I practice till like 6:30, and on weekends I'm at home playing with my dominoes, stuffed animals, and hot wheels.  A very introverted lifestyle.

Or I'm skating if it's not too cold outside.  But nobody likes skaters...   :(
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