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Offline rachmaninoff_forever

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I hate this person more than Bach
« on: June 21, 2013, 01:02:20 PM »
Any basketball players out there?

So LeBron James Undeservingly got his second ring.

He's such a freaking flopper what the heck?!

I personally don't have a problem with him abandoning Cleveland, but what I do have a problem with is this...



Now that was just a parody, but this is actually how LeBron plays in real life.

I HATE FLOPPERS!



LeBron is like the Lang Lang of basketball.

Except I actually like Lang Lang.
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Offline davidjosepha

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Re: I hate this person more than Bach
«Reply #1 on: June 21, 2013, 07:05:26 PM »
LeBron is like the Lang Lang of basketball.

Except I actually like Lang Lang.

Equating LeBron to Lang Lang would actually be a compliment. Though many of us don't really care for him musically, Lang Lang is extremely talented technically, and in sports, technical ability is pretty much all that matters.

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Re: I hate this person more than Bach
«Reply #2 on: June 21, 2013, 08:12:33 PM »
Equating LeBron to Lang Lang would actually be a compliment. Though many of us don't really care for him musically, Lang Lang is extremely talented technically, and in sports, technical ability is pretty much all that matters.

Well I think Lebron and Lang Lang are very similar.

Lebron is actually good at basketball.
Lang Lang is actually good at piano.

But they both use theatrics when they're at work... >:(
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Re: I hate this person more than Bach
«Reply #3 on: June 21, 2013, 10:25:41 PM »
I entered expecting a relentless bashing on j_menz... needless to say, I'm very disappointed.
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Re: I hate this person more than Bach
«Reply #4 on: June 21, 2013, 11:25:59 PM »
RMF, I still don't understand how you can't like Bach. Bach is the best there is. Nothing beats his compositions.

Do you need something to listen to while writing or studying? Listen to the French Suites.

Do you need to think or pond on something in the past? Listen to the English Suites.

Do you need something powerfull to beat those annoying moments out of your head? Listen to Bach's piano concerto 1058.

Bach is the only composer I can listen to in whatever mood I am.

Mozart = Happy joy joy
Chopin = Sad romantic dips
Beethoven = Screw the world here I come
Rach = I don't care that it's difficult and technically murdereous for your hands, play it damnit

And so on.

Offline pjaul

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Re: I hate this person more than Bach
«Reply #5 on: June 22, 2013, 01:54:14 AM »

Mozart = Happy joy joy
Chopin = Sad romantic dips
Beethoven = Screw the world here I come
Rach = I don't care that it's difficult and technically murdereous for your hands, play it damnit


Maybe you are joking or exaggerating, but that is an extremely narrow-minded, stereotypical, and just plain incorrect view of 4 of the greatest composers ever.

Offline rachmaninoff_forever

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Re: I hate this person more than Bach
«Reply #6 on: June 22, 2013, 02:06:07 AM »
RMF, I still don't understand how you can't like Bach. Bach is the best there is. Nothing beats his compositions.

Do you need something to listen to while writing or studying? Listen to the French Suites.

Do you need to think or pond on something in the past? Listen to the English Suites.

Do you need something powerfull to beat those annoying moments out of your head? Listen to Bach's piano concerto 1058.

Bach is the only composer I can listen to in whatever mood I am.

Mozart = Happy joy joy
Chopin = Sad romantic dips
Beethoven = Screw the world here I come
Rach = I don't care that it's difficult and technically murdereous for your hands, play it damnit

And so on.


While studying - Carl Vine, Schoenberg, Ligeti, late Scriabin, and Stanchinsky?

Pondering the past? - Rachmaninoff or Scriabin or Carl Vine...  Or Ravel.

Powerful to beat annoying moments? - Rachmaninoff or Scriabin or Beethoven...  Or Liszt!!!  Damn it Prokofiev is also pretty good.  But I can't forget about Stravinsky as well!


Ugh I left out too many composers...

As long as it's not Mozart or Bach, I'm a happy camper.

And Hayden...  And Alkan.  They're like neutral.
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Re: I hate this person more than Bach
«Reply #7 on: June 22, 2013, 10:58:16 AM »
Maybe you are joking or exaggerating, but that is an extremely narrow-minded, stereotypical, and just plain incorrect view of 4 of the greatest composers ever.

Not really. Most of the Mozart pieces I've listened to bring the happy moments in me up. Beethoven to me is like a storm in summer. Chopin is beauty itself and Rach is a whirlwind.

And yes, exaggerating, excuse me.



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Re: I hate this person more than Bach
«Reply #8 on: June 22, 2013, 11:00:22 AM »
While studying - Carl Vine, Schoenberg, Ligeti, late Scriabin, and Stanchinsky?

Pondering the past? - Rachmaninoff or Scriabin or Carl Vine...  Or Ravel.

Powerful to beat annoying moments? - Rachmaninoff or Scriabin or Beethoven...  Or Liszt!!!  Damn it Prokofiev is also pretty good.  But I can't forget about Stravinsky as well!


Ugh I left out too many composers...

As long as it's not Mozart or Bach, I'm a happy camper.

And Hayden...  And Alkan.  They're like neutral.

In ten years most likely you'll get to like Bach just like in twenty years I'll get to enjoy Scriabin.

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Re: I hate this person more than Bach
«Reply #9 on: June 23, 2013, 04:07:26 AM »
In ten years most likely you'll get to like Bach just like in twenty years I'll get to enjoy Scriabin.

I only like two or three pieces from Bach. 

THAT'S IT! >:(

Anyways, I'll end the world before I'll begin to actually like Bach.  By that time I'll MAKE you like Scriabin. 

All a part of the plan.
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Re: I hate this person more than Bach
«Reply #10 on: June 23, 2013, 08:35:50 AM »
I only like two or three pieces from Bach.  

THAT'S IT! >:(

Anyways, I'll end the world before I'll begin to actually like Bach.  By that time I'll MAKE you like Scriabin.  

All a part of the plan.

:D

I'm too young to like Scriabin I think. All I hear is notes being pushed down, nothing magical like Beethoven.

Even when the great Horowitz plays it....



I just felt nothing.

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Re: I hate this person more than Bach
«Reply #11 on: June 23, 2013, 02:21:27 PM »
Lang Lang is extremely talented technically, and in sports, technical ability is pretty much all that matters.

Team chemistry is really important in Basketball. You can be extremely technically talented but it will never work if you don´t like teamwork.

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Re: I hate this person more than Bach
«Reply #12 on: June 23, 2013, 03:02:05 PM »
:D

I'm too young to like Scriabin I think. All I hear is notes being pushed down, nothing magical like Beethoven.



I just turned 18 like two weeks ago.

I thout you were in your 20s?
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Re: I hate this person more than Bach
«Reply #13 on: June 23, 2013, 10:24:35 PM »
I just turned 18 like two weeks ago.

I thout you were in your 20s?

Correct.

But still. Prokofiev is the limit for me. I was the guy who thought Schumann wasn't for me, until I listened to Kinderszehen.......Traumerei.....My ears rang with joy that day.


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Re: I hate this person more than Bach
«Reply #14 on: June 23, 2013, 10:27:08 PM »
If the day ever comes that R4 converts into Bachism I will feel alone in the world  :'(

It's not an age thing BTW. I hated Mozart and Beethoven when I was 10 just as much as I do now quite a few years later...

Ranniks, you might start enjoying Scriabin if you listen to his works chronogically, start with the earlier works (they are quite Chopinisque) and then see how it gets weirder...in a wonderful way :)

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Re: I hate this person more than Bach
«Reply #15 on: June 23, 2013, 10:30:24 PM »
If the day ever comes that R4 converts into Bachism I will feel alone in the world  :'(

It's not an age thing BTW. I hated Mozart and Beethoven when I was 10 just as much as I do now quite a few years later...

Ranniks, you might start enjoying Scriabin if you listen to his works chronogically, start with the earlier works (they are quite Chopinisque) and then see how it gets weirder...in a wonderful way :)

I will!

Maybe I'll find a few gems.

To be honest, my opinion was too hasty. Mozart has written a lot of pieces, but I've only listnened to 1% of them probably. It's likely that the majority will not meet my taste. Then again, I don't know that yet.

I thought I couldn't stand Rach until I listened to the prelude in g minor.

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Re: I hate this person more than Bach
«Reply #16 on: June 23, 2013, 10:51:38 PM »
I will!

Maybe I'll find a few gems.



Here are some examples of his earlier works:

Valse op 1


Sonata in E-flat minor



Sonata Fantaise, op posth.


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Re: I hate this person more than Bach
«Reply #17 on: June 25, 2013, 01:03:21 AM »
And Hayden... 

Who????

I entered expecting a relentless bashing on j_menz... needless to say, I'm very disappointed.

Go to your room!  :P
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Re: I hate this person more than Bach
«Reply #18 on: July 03, 2013, 04:31:25 AM »
I entered expecting a relentless bashing on j_menz... needless to say, I'm very disappointed.

It's okay, he's gonna get what's coming to him.
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Re: I hate this person more than Bach
«Reply #19 on: July 03, 2013, 04:37:40 AM »
It's okay, he's gonna get what's coming to him.

If you're as efficient at ending the world as you are at answering posts, I doubt I'll have much to worry about.  Or are you planning something personal?
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Re: I hate this person more than Bach
«Reply #20 on: July 03, 2013, 05:36:47 AM »
They pretty much all have the tendancy to flop, LeBron just attracts all the attention since he's the best basketballplayer atm (and because its harder for him to sell a flop since he's a big player). Actually, Shane Battier is the big flopper in the Miami Heat.
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Re: I hate this person more than Bach
«Reply #21 on: July 03, 2013, 08:00:31 AM »
When I looked at the title of thread I knew immediately who the poster was.
Beethoven - Sonata in C sharp minor, Op 27 No 12
Chopin - Fantasie Impromptu, Nocturn in C sharp minor, Op post
Brahms - Op 118, Nos 2 & 3

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Re: I hate this person more than Bach
«Reply #22 on: July 03, 2013, 01:16:57 PM »
If you're as efficient at ending the world as you are at answering posts, I doubt I'll have much to worry about.  Or are you planning something personal?

When I end the world I'll plan something personal for you lol.

Everyone's gonna get replaced the normal way, but you...  You get something special.
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Re: I hate this person more than Bach
«Reply #23 on: July 03, 2013, 11:52:12 PM »
When I end the world I'll plan something personal for you lol.

Everyone's gonna get replaced the normal way, but you...  You get something special.

Oh, goody.  ::)
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