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So you become a Necromancer for one day and can bring back a Pianist... (Read 12443 times)

Offline senanserat

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... to be your private professor until you suppress or at least achieve his/her level.

Who would you choose to teach you the ways of the Pianoforte? Please note that the teacher will be bound to your very whims and will (not only piano teaching), also that you two won't be able to part until you reach his level.

The only rules is that whoever you choose must be dead (duh.)

*Necromancer: Wizard that uses magic specialized in death.

So who would you choose?
Would you make him/her do anything else besides teaching?

Me? I would go for Bach most likely, because Bach 'nuff said.
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Bach - to finally see how he would have used a modern piano.
"What the world needs is more geniuses with humility. There are so few of us left" -- Oscar Levant

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Bach - to finally see how he would have used a modern piano.

Now we're talking about. If I couldn't choose Bach I would go for Adrian Brody but he isn't dead...while that can be arranged easily there is still Bach.
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Bach - to finally see how he would have used a modern piano.

I never thought I would say this...

But...

I agree with you.
Live large, die large.  Leave a giant coffin.

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I never thought I would say this...

But...

I agree with you.

I cannot believe you didn't go for what my fortune cookie said you would said.

Does this means chinese fortune cookies are a lie? Has my whole life been a lie as well!?
"The thousand years of raindrops summoned by my song are my tears, the thunder that strikes the earth is my anger!"

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I never thought I would say this...

But...

I agree with you.

Haha. It had to happen.

My second choice was Chopin, so he could rank his own bloody etudes in terms of difficulty and end the debate once and for all.
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I cannot believe you didn't go for what my fortune cookie said you would said.

Does this means chinese fortune cookies are a lie? Has my whole life been a lie as well!?

Well I agree that HE should bring Bach Bach!  

Hahah lol, get it?  Bach Bach?  Yes?  No?  Okay I'm sorry... :-[

But for me, I would bring back Scriabin.  I need him to finish his Mysterium and together we can end the world!!!  Mwuahahahahaha!!!

Then Rachmaninoff...  He didn't write enough music.  And he needs to freaking explain why the heck is there so much confusion with the order of his preludes and Etudes.  Make up your freaking mind!!!
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"What the world needs is more geniuses with humility. There are so few of us left" -- Oscar Levant

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Well I agree that HE should bring Bach Bach! 

Hahah lol, get it?  Bach Bach?  Yes?  No?  Okay I'm sorry... :-[

But for me, I would bring back Scriabin.  I need him to finish his Mysterium and together we can end the world!!!  Mwuahahahahaha!!!

Then Rachmaninoff...  He didn't write enough music.  And he needs to freaking explain why the heck is there so much confusion with the order of his preludes and Etudes.  Make up your freaking mind!!!

I literally almost threw up from laughter at the pun.

The king to you.
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- Bach for the same reason as J_menz.

- Scriabin so that he writes more music! specially chamber music, like a trio or a piano quintet.

- and finally, Glenn Gould, because I would like to be able to have at least the same level of precision and connection he achieved between his inner musical ideas/thoughts and the sounds that he produced. I know he would reject teaching me piano (and that´s not what I would like him to do for me anyway), so instead I would have him teach me how to learn, that he would share with me a part of his mentality.

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Re: So you become a Necromancer for one day and can bring back a Pianist...
«Reply #10 on: August 06, 2013, 06:05:39 AM »
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No amount of how-to information is going to work if you have the wrong mindset, the wrong guiding philosophies. Avoid losers like the plague, and gather with and learn from winners only.

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Re: So you become a Necromancer for one day and can bring back a Pianist...
«Reply #11 on: August 06, 2013, 06:12:30 AM »
@ senanserat

Artur Rubinstein. Besides giving me piano lessons, he would teach me how to appreciate other art forms and to truly love life, whatever the circumstances. :)

A second choice would be György Sebők. That doesn't require explanation, I guess.


Brilliant.
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Re: So you become a Necromancer for one day and can bring back a Pianist...
«Reply #12 on: August 06, 2013, 06:13:08 AM »

- And finally, Glenn Gould, because I would like to be able to have at least the same level of precision and connection he achieved between his inner musical ideas/thoughts and the sounds that he produced. I know he would reject teaching me piano (and that´s not what I would like him to do for me anyway), so instead I would have him teach me how to learn, that he would share with me a part of his mentality.

He cannot refuse you, it says so in the blood pact.
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Re: So you become a Necromancer for one day and can bring back a Pianist...
«Reply #13 on: August 06, 2013, 07:21:00 AM »
I would bring back Schumann and then shoot him.

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Re: So you become a Necromancer for one day and can bring back a Pianist...
«Reply #14 on: August 06, 2013, 08:36:30 PM »
I would bring back Schumann and then shoot him.

Thal

Torture. Classy specially if we consider he cannot die until you get his level.

Anyway, no love for Beethoven?  >=3
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Re: So you become a Necromancer for one day and can bring back a Pianist...
«Reply #15 on: August 06, 2013, 08:54:32 PM »
Well, I would like to see Bach or Handel play Rach 3
Bach-Busoni - Nun komm der Heiden Heiland
Schubert - Drei Klavierstücke D946
Debussy - Images 1
Liszt - Mephisto Waltz no.1
Beethoven - Concerto no.5 op.73

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Re: So you become a Necromancer for one day and can bring back a Pianist...
«Reply #16 on: August 07, 2013, 03:37:42 AM »

Anyway, no love for Beethoven?  >=3

Lessons from an angry deaf guy?  ::)


From Baroque I'd book lessons with Scarlatti...and from the classical era I guess I'd have to choose Hummel...judging by their output they should be good teachers for me.

Chopin would probably just refuse to give me a lesson, he was quite picky  ;D

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Re: So you become a Necromancer for one day and can bring back a Pianist...
«Reply #17 on: August 07, 2013, 04:26:27 AM »
Lessons from an angry deaf guy?  ::)


From Baroque I'd book lessons with Scarlatti...and from the classical era I guess I'd have to choose Hummel...judging by their output they should be good teachers for me.

Chopin would probably just refuse to give me a lesson, he was quite picky  ;D

Were Beethoven to be brought back, his deafness could now be cured.

Chopin was only picky insofar as he would have required you to be young, pretty and rich.
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Re: So you become a Necromancer for one day and can bring back a Pianist...
«Reply #18 on: August 07, 2013, 04:57:13 AM »
Were Beethoven to be brought back, his deafness could now be cured.
And some Prozac should take care of the rest...

Chopin was only picky insofar as he would have required you to be young, pretty and rich.
Oh, I no problem then...people do tend to think I'm much younger than what I am  8)

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Re: So you become a Necromancer for one day and can bring back a Pianist...
«Reply #19 on: August 07, 2013, 11:10:49 PM »
Were Beethoven to be brought back, his deafness could now be cured.

Chopin was only picky insofar as he would have required you to be young, pretty and rich.

Ahahaha that sounds so wrong.
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