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Offline Saturn

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Re: REMOVE HOROWITZ FROM YOUR VOCABULARY!
Reply #50 on: October 11, 2004, 11:39:15 AM
I didn't want to respond to this thread, but I had to at this:

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Absolutely.  I agree entirely.  However i would add that whilst showing respect, it is perhaps worth balancing that respect among a wide range of pianists rather than devoting it all to Horowitz.  (And, maybe Argerich too.)  This is where i feel all the Horowitz worship becomes damaging.


So there is a lot of Horowitz worship.  Exactly how is this damaging to the musical community, or to other pianists?  Horowitz was an excellent pianist.   One of many.  And no one with a brain would argue that a certain pianist sucks because he doesn't play the way Horowitz plays.

Here, I see pretty critical and fair examination of artists.  I don't see anyone here praising the recordings that Horowitz did badly simply because it was Horowitz playing.  If anything, I see just as much criticism of Horowitz here as praise.

What's the problem?

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Re: REMOVE HOROWITZ FROM YOUR VOCABULARY!
Reply #51 on: October 11, 2004, 11:55:16 AM
Statements exactly like "No one can touch horowitz in that piece."  This is like a form of fundamentalism- once it's decided, you will come to exactly the same conclusion even if you DO hear someone better, simply because you KNOW that HOROWITZ did it, and because horowitz is SO GOOD, this new recording, only by the fact that it fails to be performed by horowitz, is worse.
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Offline xvimbi

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Re: REMOVE HOROWITZ FROM YOUR VOCABULARY!
Reply #52 on: October 11, 2004, 03:19:11 PM
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I think you slightly missed my point.

I think you missed my point :D

There needs to be an emoticon for "SARCASM". this thread is just so useless, I had to contribute to it. 8) 8)

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I hope I clarified that.
 

ditto

Offline scarbo87

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Re: Remove Horowitz from your vocabulary!
Reply #53 on: October 12, 2004, 02:51:33 AM
Curiosly enough......A survey showed that more % of ppl in the United States recognized Cliburn's name over Horowitz. ???
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Offline liszmaninopin

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Re: Remove Horowitz from your vocabulary!
Reply #54 on: October 12, 2004, 04:38:13 AM
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I think you missed my point  

There needs to be an emoticon for "SARCASM". this thread is just so useless, I had to contribute to it


Yeah, I saw that you were being sarcastic, but it was against something I said, so I felt the need to defend myself.  Unfortunately tone of voice, one of the best indicators of sarcasm and humor, is extremely difficult to convey online.

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Re: Remove Horowitz from your vocabulary!
Reply #55 on: October 12, 2004, 05:17:04 AM
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Yeah, I saw that you were being sarcastic, but it was against something I said, so I felt the need to defend myself.  Unfortunately tone of voice, one of the best indicators of sarcasm and humor, is extremely difficult to convey online.

Sorry. I didn't mean to provoke you specifically. My comment was directed at the entire thread.

Does anybody have a good idea for an emoticon for displaying sarcasm?  

Offline donjuan

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Re: Remove Horowitz from your vocabulary!
Reply #56 on: October 12, 2004, 05:40:50 AM
[sarcasm]no, I really dont!!!! thanks for your input, jackass!!!![/sarcasm]

that works pretty well..

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Re: Remove Horowitz from your vocabulary!
Reply #57 on: October 12, 2004, 05:47:27 AM
haha I was going to say that your thing didn't work...but ohhh I get it now!

hehehe happy spatula.

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Re: Remove Horowitz from your vocabulary!
Reply #58 on: October 12, 2004, 06:32:33 AM
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[sarcasm]no, I really dont!!!! thanks for your input, jackass!!!![/sarcasm]
that works pretty well..

No, no, that is [infantile bloating]...[/infantile bloating]
Sarcasm is a lot more subtle.
:P :P
 

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