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Offline chopinlover01

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Dammit, mjames!
« on: June 26, 2015, 01:49:14 AM »
You got me hooked on Liadov, bastard!

(I really should be thanking you though... But writing angrily is so much more fun than writing a genuinely thankful post  ;D)
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Re: Dammit, mjames!
«Reply #1 on: June 27, 2015, 03:42:01 AM »
what the hell?
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Re: Dammit, mjames!
«Reply #2 on: June 27, 2015, 05:09:37 AM »
I got mad at mjames (a lover of Liadov) for getting me hooked on Liadov. It was irrational, but that was the whole point of the post.
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Re: Dammit, mjames!
«Reply #3 on: June 27, 2015, 06:54:19 AM »
Yeah, he's a mean little bastard! His thread made me spend money again on scores after trying so hard to cut down my addiction...and not just Liadov but Balakirev also!  >:(

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Re: Dammit, mjames!
«Reply #4 on: June 27, 2015, 07:14:21 AM »
Yeah, he's a mean little bastard! His thread made me spend money again on scores after trying so hard to cut down my addiction...and not just Liadov but Balakirev also!  >:(
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Re: Dammit, mjames!
«Reply #5 on: June 27, 2015, 07:47:27 AM »


BTW, have you looked into Catoire, Cui, Glazunov, Borodin........
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Re: Dammit, mjames!
«Reply #6 on: June 27, 2015, 08:51:21 PM »
Shush, I can't have more addictions!
Though I have looked into Glazunov, and the more well know Medtner.
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Re: Dammit, mjames!
«Reply #7 on: June 28, 2015, 04:21:39 AM »
I'm not surprised, I mean he is a "Chopinesque" composer. You should try working on a few of his stuff, they're all (like Chopin) pretty easy on the hands. My favorite piece that I've worked on is the Lullaby/Berceuse which also works on the same principle as Chopin's op. 57: same left hand accompaniment pattern for the entire piece,and the "no stoppage" style set of variations. I play it every now and then when I feel like impressing some women. :D

There's also the Op. 57 Mazurkas, Op. 46 preludes, and the op. 44 Barcarolle! There are also quite a few works with no recordings that I'm interested in...






His Op. 51 is my ultimate goal for Liadov. Lovely stuff. I'm glad that you got into him, he may not have composed any large scale works but the he definitely deserves some sort of fame from the quality of works he published! I seriously don't think I've come across any stuff that I disliked.

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Re: Dammit, mjames!
«Reply #8 on: June 28, 2015, 05:08:56 AM »
I seriously don't think I've come across any stuff that I disliked.

That might not be easy...how about this one?  ;D


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Re: Dammit, mjames!
«Reply #9 on: June 28, 2015, 05:29:48 AM »

 Cui,...

I recommend his preludes op. 64. There are some really nice ones.


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Re: Dammit, mjames!
«Reply #10 on: June 28, 2015, 10:53:00 AM »
I get you though, it sounds pretty awkward. Very "Schumanesque", like some of his other earlier stuff (the arabesques, Biroulki). I don't think its bad though, quite nice in a few areas too.


Glazunov is great. I don't care much for his orchestral stuff (because I always end up falling asleep to it) but there are quite a lot of gems in his ouvre. There's prelude and fugue played by Yudina that's pretty rad, and this awesome set of variations (op. 72 i think)...

So many awesome Russian composers.

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Re: Dammit, mjames!
«Reply #11 on: June 28, 2015, 05:48:08 PM »
I'm not surprised, I mean he is a "Chopinesque" composer. You should try working on a few of his stuff, they're all (like Chopin) pretty easy on the hands. My favorite piece that I've worked on is the Lullaby/Berceuse which also works on the same principle as Chopin's op. 57: same left hand accompaniment pattern for the entire piece,and the "no stoppage" style set of variations. I play it every now and then when I feel like impressing some women. :D

There's also the Op. 57 Mazurkas, Op. 46 preludes, and the op. 44 Barcarolle! There are also quite a few works with no recordings that I'm interested in...






His Op. 51 is my ultimate goal for Liadov. Lovely stuff. I'm glad that you got into him, he may not have composed any large scale works but the he definitely deserves some sort of fame from the quality of works he published! I seriously don't think I've come across any stuff that I disliked.
I'm looking into acquiring some of the music (would prefer a physical edition over IMSLP, though I can take the latter if the former isn't available). Will hopefully play some this year, but I have a lot of repertoire for now, and other music projects. Thanks for the recommendations, though!
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Re: Dammit, mjames!
«Reply #12 on: July 01, 2015, 05:02:00 AM »
I'm looking into acquiring some of the music (would prefer a physical edition over IMSLP, though I can take the latter if the former isn't available). Will hopefully play some this year, but I have a lot of repertoire for now, and other music projects. Thanks for the recommendations, though!


One minute you're saying mjames is a bastard, and now you acting  *lets be friends! on him. lol

FYI, I'm highly addicted to Chopin and I printed every last freaking piece of his on the Internet. :) I think I hit over 9000. jk.

And is it the Op.56 Mazurkas, Op.28 Preludes, and Op.60 Barcarolle? Or you're talking about another composer?

Oh yes you are.

Oh well.
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Offline chopinlover01

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Re: Dammit, mjames!
«Reply #13 on: July 02, 2015, 04:18:01 AM »
The whole point of the thread was satire. Did you not see this?
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Re: Dammit, mjames!
«Reply #14 on: July 07, 2015, 04:51:36 AM »
The whole point of the thread was satire. Did you not see this?
no i did
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Re: Dammit, mjames!
«Reply #15 on: July 07, 2015, 07:55:41 PM »
Well. Upon closer inspection, it appears I am the one not sensing the sarcasm.
Wonderful.
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Re: Dammit, mjames!
«Reply #16 on: July 27, 2015, 03:36:51 AM »
Well. Upon closer inspection, it appears I am the one not sensing the sarcasm.
Wonderful.
well you guys are random people so it's hard to hate each other

dammit im being an ***
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