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Offline thalbergmad

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10 years today
« on: March 01, 2015, 10:18:22 AM »
Celebrating my first 10 years on this forum and what an experience it has been.

Huge thanks to Nils for keeping this place going. Wish we would hear from him more though.

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Offline j_menz

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Re: 10 years today
«Reply #1 on: March 01, 2015, 11:32:09 AM »
And to celebrate, I found the perfect gift for you...



Look forward to the next 10.  :D
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Re: 10 years today
«Reply #2 on: March 01, 2015, 12:25:59 PM »
And we appreciate your wisdom Thalbergmad...

My 10 year anniversary is still a few months away.    ;D

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Re: 10 years today
«Reply #3 on: March 01, 2015, 01:49:43 PM »
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And to celebrate, I found the perfect gift for you...

We should make a poll for the best gift for Thal. Everybody pming him every link to every Schumann concerto on yt simultaneously sounds like a decent start. His inbox will explode like Debussy's feux d'artifice, a classy celebration.

In all seriousness, thanks again for the Dreyshock score. Can't wait for when i deal with it.
Ravel, Alborada del Gracioso
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Re: 10 years today
«Reply #4 on: March 01, 2015, 01:58:09 PM »
We should make a poll for the best gift for Thal. Everybody pming him every link to every Schumann concerto on yt simultaneously sounds like a decent start. His inbox will explode like Debussy's feux d'artifice, a classy celebration.

In all seriousness, thanks again for the Dreyshock score. Can't wait for when i deal with it.
HAHAHA  ;D I had same idea spammed him with Schuman concerto ;D
anyway big congratulation for 10 years  :) I hope there will be next 10
Chopin etudes op.10 No 1,3,12 op.25 No 12
Schumann and Grieg piano concertos A minor
Beethoven sonatas No.17, No.14
Rachmaninoff prelude B minor
and more...
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Re: 10 years today
«Reply #5 on: March 01, 2015, 02:02:04 PM »
And to celebrate, I found the perfect gift for you...



Look forward to the next 10.  :D

That is very kind of you. I have always wanted an invalid youtube link.

Luv

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Re: 10 years today
«Reply #6 on: March 01, 2015, 03:16:33 PM »
If he were in the US we could get him an AARP membership.
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Re: 10 years today
«Reply #7 on: March 01, 2015, 03:49:53 PM »
Congrats.  Here, I got your another ham.  ::)

Favorite new teacher quote -- "You found the only possible wrong answer."

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Re: 10 years today
«Reply #8 on: March 01, 2015, 04:44:26 PM »
Hearty congratulations, Thal!

Time passes faster than most of us realise, I suppose; I only just checked my own statistics here and find that my own 10th anniversary comes up in just a few months' time, which I have to admit did rather surprise me.

An appropriate motto for you might be "banjo - scanjo - pianjo - but not Schumannjo"...

Here's to the next decade. I raise a glass of fine malt Scotch to you!

Very best wishes,

Alistair
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Re: 10 years today
«Reply #9 on: March 01, 2015, 05:56:42 PM »
Damned decent of you old chap
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Re: 10 years today
«Reply #10 on: March 01, 2015, 06:07:32 PM »
Wouldn't be Pianostreet without you, Thal.
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Re: 10 years today
«Reply #11 on: March 01, 2015, 06:57:29 PM »
Wouldn't be Pianostreet without you, Thal.
That's very true!

Sometimes, the expression "life's a b**ch" can feel apposite; on this hallowed street, however, life's a Britch...

Best,

Alistair

(P.S. - apologies for having originally used a word that's not permitted here; I've edited the amendment to it so that what I meant is understood, but without actually using it as such! I should have remembered that at the time!)...
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Re: 10 years today
«Reply #12 on: March 01, 2015, 08:59:22 PM »
Congratulations Thal. Your earthy humour, broadmindedness and long-running banter with Alistair and Susan conceal a sensitive music lover and a kind man. You give the forum a unique character.
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Re: 10 years today
«Reply #13 on: March 01, 2015, 09:16:28 PM »
Very kind of you to say so old chap.
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Re: 10 years today
«Reply #14 on: March 29, 2015, 04:18:51 AM »
Strange how times flies isn't it?  ;)
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Re: 10 years today
«Reply #15 on: March 29, 2015, 08:47:54 AM »
Hello old chap. Long time no see.

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Re: 10 years today
«Reply #16 on: March 29, 2015, 08:55:46 AM »
Welcome to the 10 year club you noob lol :)
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Re: 10 years today
«Reply #17 on: March 30, 2015, 04:06:06 AM »
Hello old chap. Long time no see.

Thal

I guess you could say it's been a while  ;D
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Re: 10 years today
«Reply #18 on: March 30, 2015, 04:19:35 AM »
Cheers old chap!  Raise a glass to the next 10.
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Re: 10 years today
«Reply #19 on: April 01, 2015, 12:38:33 PM »
Hello Thal,

Would like to confess that I have sought your posts for your brand of "satirical" humour!! ;D
It has on innumerable times "made my day" !!!!   ;D ;D
It has been my pleasure to occasionally interact with you.  

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Re: 10 years today
«Reply #20 on: April 01, 2015, 05:20:53 PM »
Damned decent of you to say so sir.

Thal ;D
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Re: 10 years today
«Reply #21 on: April 02, 2015, 07:56:13 AM »
I've often wondered whose idea it was to have Marc-André Hamelin pictured thus in from of the score of a work that I've never heard him play and which I'm not even sure is in his repertoire!...

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Re: 10 years today
«Reply #22 on: April 02, 2015, 08:40:47 PM »
Likely because it was the most photogenic score available at the time.
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Re: 10 years today
«Reply #23 on: April 03, 2015, 12:14:57 AM »
I'm a little over a month late, but congratulations on 10 years! I, still being a student, love to hear your wise and very clear advice.
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Re: 10 years today
«Reply #24 on: April 03, 2015, 08:41:40 AM »
Where did you hear my wise advice ;D

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Re: 10 years today
«Reply #25 on: April 03, 2015, 06:30:00 PM »
Many places.
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Re: 10 years today
«Reply #26 on: April 03, 2015, 07:48:52 PM »
Sounds like sound advice :D
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Re: 10 years today
«Reply #27 on: April 03, 2015, 08:02:28 PM »
I hope new members are allowed to congratulate, too?

So I'll do, Mr. Thalberg "Old Arpeggio". ;)

Congratulations for such a long time on the forum, and for so many helpful postings, as I could estimate by glance!!

And, moreover, wouldn't it be a major fauxpas, if Gottschalk didn't congratulate Thalberg?  :o Because,  there was, in former times, when these two met in the USA, the incident known as the "Great Non-Battle", consisting of a series of concerts in which both of the pianists took part: People at once had split up in "Gottschalkians" and "Thalbergians", awaiting and promoting a great piano-battle of the 2 virtuosos, but the "battle" didn't happen the way people had thought or had hoped, since reviews, which are VERY interesting to read, show us today, that the performances ended with a draw and led to further meetings on a friendly basis!

So, I hope I haven't made a fauxpas while congratulating as a newbie here, and I stay, with

cordial greetings,

 8 (minus one)_octaves! ;)
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The artist listens for that which is well done,
the person who knows nothing listens for the faults." (T. Carreño, quoting her 2nd teacher, Gottschalk.)

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Re: 10 years today
«Reply #28 on: April 04, 2015, 08:05:46 AM »
I would have loved to have heard the famous Gottschalk/Thalberg 4 hand Verdi transcription.

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Re: 10 years today
«Reply #29 on: April 04, 2015, 12:12:19 PM »
I would have loved to have heard the famous Gottschalk/Thalberg 4 hand Verdi transcription.

Thal

You surely mean the "farewell"-concert at Niblo's Saloon!
Yes! It must have been unbelievable!  :D :D  :o Sources say the following:

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"[...]The farewell concert at Niblo's Saloon on December 26th [1856] built into a landmark event. Thalberg had already agreed to join Moreau, and since he was to depart shortly thereafter for New England, it became a joint concert d'adieu. To top it off, Gottschalk announced that he and Thalberg would premier a new "Grand Duo di bravura" on Verdi's "Il Trovatore", an opera that had been all the rage since its New York premiere in 1855. As the finale of the two virtuosos' New York season, this show-stopper offered thunder, lightning, and a hailstorm of arpeggios and tremolos culminating in the "Anvil Chorus".
"An extraordinary production", declared the "Times". In a seismographic report on the piece, Richard Hoffman announced that it produced "the most prodigious volume of tone I ever heard from the piano," especially the "remarkable double shake which Thalberg played in the middle of the piano, while Gottschalk was flying all over the keyboard.[...]"

(But, as sources say, even this wasn't their last performance as a team: they played, again, together in Albany, on 27th January.).-

Here http://www.gottschalk.fr/index.php/en/gottschalk-s-eng/biographie-s-eng

it is stated, that the "Grand duo di bravura", which T. and G. played together, was originally a version of the "Miserere" (for 2 pianos arranged)....hm... . (thinking.., because: Did they modify it and played it on ONE piano (4hd), as the source seems to suggest, or did they play it on two pianos?)... :-\

...however:
 
Of the "Miserere" itself there at least exists a piano solo-version, as sheet music (RO 171),

http://imslp.org/wiki/Miserere_du_Trovatore,_Op.52_%28Gottschalk,_Louis_Moreau%29

and maybe a one piano 4 hd version (RO 172). ( Schott, 1878 ) .

The score, I think, then, to the (no. Corrected: a) 2 piano-version they actually had played, seems to be lost: That's really sad! At least I couldn't find it at the moment. But the work is listed as RO 267:

http://thompsonian.info/gottschalk-catalogue.html

And Thalberg himself, as you, @thal, 1000% know, composed the following work which deals with the "Trovatore", too, and which looks mindblasting and awesome, so, I think, we shouldn't mourn, if RO 267 was really lost:  

http://conquest.imslp.info/files/imglnks/usimg/9/9c/IMSLP07114-Thalberg_verdi_trovatore_op77.pdf

Nevertheless, @thalbergmad: Please keep on celebrating!!

Best wishes for the future, and cordially, 8_octaves!!
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The artist listens for that which is well done,
the person who knows nothing listens for the faults." (T. Carreño, quoting her 2nd teacher, Gottschalk.)

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Re: 10 years today
«Reply #30 on: April 16, 2015, 08:30:13 PM »
It's definitely been interesting!
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Re: 10 years today
«Reply #31 on: April 16, 2015, 08:52:28 PM »
I say old chap, how are you?
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Re: 10 years today
«Reply #32 on: April 16, 2015, 09:03:23 PM »
Still wondering if you'll send over that nissan 180sx my way.
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Re: 10 years today
«Reply #33 on: April 17, 2015, 05:22:10 PM »
Sold it to a drifter old boy. Now I am Audi man.

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Re: 10 years today
«Reply #34 on: July 24, 2019, 11:26:07 AM »
Sold it to a drifter old boy. Now I am Audi man.

Thal

This saddens me.
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Re: 10 years today
«Reply #35 on: July 25, 2019, 09:07:56 AM »
I've been here over 14 years...