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Chopin Preludes – New Urtext Sheet Music

Written partly during Chopin’s catastrophic wintertime stay on Majorca, the 24 Preludes, opus 28, are some of the composer’s most mysterious works. Schumann said of them: “They are sketches, beginnings of études, or, so to speak, ruins, individual eagle pinions, all disorder and wild confusions.” Read more >>

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« on: March 31, 2005, 01:26:03 AM »

Like the "What are you listening to right now" thread...

What's the most pressing concern on your mind at the moment?

Things you are working on now, things you "must remember to do today or this week,"  etc.  not necessarily piano.
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« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2005, 02:13:29 AM »

I don't have any "pressing concerns" as such - usually avoid them. I'm wondering whether I shall finish the last inch or so of brandy in the bottle at home tonight but I've more or less decided I can't be bothered. I was toying with the idea of exercising again tonight but as I trained the last two nights I can't be bothered with that either. I was wondering about calling into the shops on the way home but I can't be bothered with that. No good thinking about what to play tonight because the piano's action is still away being rebuilt. Could continue with the algorithmic composition programme I suppose but on the other hand I might not bother.

Perhaps I shall post again when I have a pressing thought, but that doesn't happen very often.
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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2005, 05:49:05 AM »

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« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2005, 06:47:20 AM »

It's 12:50 AM and my thoughts of Terri Schiavo are totally consuming me!  I am in a 24/7 prayer mode for her.
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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2005, 07:27:29 AM »

I am sweating the deadline of having the Ballade #1, Mozart's 576, and the Appassionata all memorized and down pat in time to do a piano festival in Italy in June.  OK, so I am not one of the recitalists, but I still have to play them for other pianists, so I don't want to look like  twit.  I am twitching because I just got asked to do a Piano and 9 other instruments thing in a month.  I am trying to figure out how I can do it all.  egad!
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« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2005, 10:27:45 AM »

I'm wondering whether or not to take my Grade 8 examinations or take it easy?
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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2005, 10:29:00 AM »

i'm thinking of how to orgnize my time to study for my medterms.

and i'm thinking what movie should i go to today? i might go to the ring 2
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« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2005, 11:12:33 PM »

wondering why the hell my room is so freakin cold.

wondering whether i should go out to coffee after the performing arts concert thing tonight and whether it really is a good idea to do the relay for life fundraiser (walking around in cirlces for 24hrs) the weekend before a massive keyboard assessment...
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« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2005, 11:14:50 PM »

what's with the evil orange is what's on my mind.
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« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2005, 05:54:24 AM »

what's with the evil orange is what's on my mind.

LOL when my friend decides she has the time to make me a website you'll find out! it's my unoffical card design 'company', based on a character i once wrote a story about- a very long story that i'm not getting into!
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« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2005, 06:02:07 AM »

Tash, I just noticed your signature.  Right under the pic of the Evil Orange (whatever that might be!)you say "for Janice, a different pic whever I remember".

Huh?
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« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2005, 04:26:19 PM »

whether I should order two music books (beethoven and scarlatti) today...
whether or not I should start working on this mazurka (op 6/2) I'm in love with..
whether I should cut out a skirt I'm making today or wait until tomorrow..
In short, whether I should procrastinate or not. "HAHA"
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« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2005, 08:29:32 PM »

wait.  ok now what's on my mind is that is this tash the great comme_le_vent?


my comme le vent is 4:25 ^^  im getting there- goal is 4:10
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« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2005, 08:35:12 PM »

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« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2005, 08:44:58 PM »

Opus Clavicembalisticum, wanting to hear Sonata 1 + Le Jardin Parfume, composition

Sorabji, Sorabji, Sorabji (ad infinitum)   Wink
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« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2005, 03:07:53 AM »

*I can't wait until this lipatti album finishes downloading, can't wait can't wait can't wait!!!!!! bach, scarlatti, mozart! schubert, what's there not to love?! argh iTunes Music Store is slllllloooowwww tonight... can't wait until this finishes.." ad infinitum.
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« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2005, 03:46:18 AM »

Tash, I just noticed your signature. Right under the pic of the Evil Orange (whatever that might be!)you say "for Janice, a different pic whever I remember".

Huh?

that was from the other week when you said it was time i posted some more art up- so this is how i'm doing it for you! hmm might go change it now.

and i am NOT comme le vent! jeez as if Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2005, 07:44:12 AM »

My mind is currently focused on studying for a chemistry exam that is on in a few days. Sad
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« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2005, 06:06:23 PM »

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« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2005, 06:34:02 PM »

I'm thinking what stupid thing can I put on my next snail-race post.  On a more serious note am thinking about how to spend my time preparing for my Brahms 2 performance tomorrow after the morning rehearsal...eek!
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« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2005, 10:32:37 PM »

i'm wondering if i should switch degrees next year and do a b.mus/b.ed cos art is sucking!
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« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2005, 03:50:51 AM »

I'm wondering if my parents actually are going to buy my that new PC I've been heavily coveting this Friday or Saturday.

And, not any kind of thinking issue or anything, but currently I'm just amazed by how gigantic an orchestra Havergal Brian's Symphony No. 1, "Gothic," calls for. Why would anyone need 6 flutes!!! On top of calling the largest orchestral force, it's also the longest symphony, clocking in about 10 minutes short of 2 hours. There are probably longer ones, like Sorabji's Jami Symphony, whose scores scans nearly a thousand pages. But it can be discounted, as a performance has yet to see the light of day.
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« Reply #22 on: April 21, 2005, 01:25:42 PM »

I'm wondering how I'm gonna be able to wake up for uni on tuesday.
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« Reply #23 on: April 21, 2005, 02:23:30 PM »

there's a bunch of guys that want me to go play football with them tomorow im thinking how can i get rid of them.
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« Reply #24 on: April 21, 2005, 03:20:54 PM »

why i'm still single.
why my life sucks
and why do i still bother living Cheesy
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« Reply #25 on: April 22, 2005, 07:45:02 AM »

when im gunna finish the 4 pieces im working on right now...

and does it really feel better to pee once you hold it in longer?
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« Reply #26 on: April 22, 2005, 08:51:24 AM »

I've got this girl I like stuck in my head..... Sad
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« Reply #27 on: April 22, 2005, 05:23:30 PM »

I've got this girl I like stuck in my head..... Sad


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« Reply #28 on: April 22, 2005, 05:49:32 PM »

I've got this girl I like stuck in my head..... Sad

at least you've at least got one in mind...

i'm completely void of girls in my mind now... i think i'll just turn gay now. -urgh-
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« Reply #29 on: April 22, 2005, 06:48:12 PM »

how can i stop using internet and go practising
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« Reply #30 on: April 22, 2005, 07:01:48 PM »

i'm thinkiking what and how many cources should i take on summer semester

and i'm thinking should i take extra load and finish college in 3 & 1/2 years?
because my ONLY friend, which i REALLY REALLY REALLY like, is finnishing in 3 & 1/2 years and i don't want to roat another semester alone in college.

just now a thought of a girl i never saw poped into my head
we just write to each others every day on the college desk  Grin, she's on the class right befor mine, we have been writing to each others for like a month, maybe we should meet!
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« Reply #31 on: April 22, 2005, 08:14:07 PM »

right now i'm thinking that schumann is the greatest piano composer of all
i love him more every day
i'm listening to his Davidsbundlertanze right now, no words could justify the buity of those pieces.
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« Reply #32 on: April 23, 2005, 02:56:31 AM »

i'm thinking about how cute my old school music teacher's baby is! it's SO CUTE! i want a baby!
i can't say i'm thinking of any particular girl....maybe a guy, like a certain hot maths tutor i used to have....
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« Reply #33 on: April 23, 2005, 03:21:17 AM »

I have been thinking about Pocorina alot today.  We missed getting a daily report from the TB clinic she is in. I hope it was because she was just too tired, and that nothing is horribly wrong. Sad
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« Reply #34 on: April 23, 2005, 09:32:07 AM »


HOW CUUUUUUTTTTTTEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE AWWWWW

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« Reply #35 on: May 03, 2005, 02:54:11 AM »

Im tunin in to futurama well half listening, I dont know ummm I'm like thinking of how my day is going to go tomorrow because it is now 11 oclock in ottawa, ummm I'm tired, dam my head hurts, goodnight...
that's what I'm thinking.
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« Reply #36 on: May 04, 2005, 11:33:45 AM »

i'm thinkiking what and how many cources should i take on summer semester

and i'm thinking should i take extra load and finish college in 3 & 1/2 years?
because my ONLY friend, which i REALLY REALLY REALLY like, is finnishing in 3 & 1/2 years and i don't want to roat another semester alone in college.

just now a thought of a girl i never saw poped into my head
we just write to each others every day on the college desk  Grin, she's on the class right befor mine, we have been writing to each others for like a month, maybe we should meet!


that's actually quite cute... and sweet ... ahhh life ain't fair.


HOW CUUUUUUTTTTTTEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE AWWWWW

 Roll Eyes LOL JK JK..but seriously though..its cute..n stuff

you sure you don't mean KAWAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #37 on: May 04, 2005, 08:20:24 PM »

I'm wondering whether I really am padantic.

No, I couldn't be.  Padantic isn't a word.  Does the fact that I know that padantic isn't a word make me pedantic? Cool

OMG.....it could be true........................I could be pedantic, but I was called pAdantic, so I'm still OK right? Grin Grin
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« Reply #38 on: May 19, 2005, 06:59:32 PM »

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« Reply #39 on: May 19, 2005, 09:48:34 PM »

Yes, I do play to play, at least to a degree, and certainly with regard to improvisation. The physical act of playing is part of the yoga of music for me. I do not mean that I could not express something musical without it, only that for me the end and the means tend to be mixed up.

Goes to show how remarkable the human brain is to be able to conceive a meaning for "eternity". I wonder if the higher primates can perceive a glimmering notion of eternity. In fact there are numerous meanings of the word, ranging from the abstract idea of mathematical infinity applied to time to a subjective and indefinite perpetuation of consciousness.
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« Reply #40 on: May 20, 2005, 12:43:20 AM »

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« Reply #41 on: May 20, 2005, 09:17:46 AM »

Mozart's Piano Concerto no.6 in B flat major K.238, 1st movement (Allegro aperto), complete with own wicked cadenza.  I can't get it out of my head (and don't really want to! Grin).
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« Reply #42 on: May 20, 2005, 10:54:38 AM »

I'm hungry
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« Reply #43 on: May 20, 2005, 12:12:06 PM »

I'm hungry
Me too, but I'm getting my pizza within 10 minutes Smiley
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« Reply #44 on: May 27, 2005, 07:00:18 PM »

The goal in playing the piano (and any instrument for that matter) is not actually about playing the piano.  It is about playing pieces/music.

We play music to express that which cannot be expressed through words or pictures.

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We play the piano to know music. 

I believe it is much bigger than that.  We play the piano to know ourselves!

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« Reply #45 on: May 27, 2005, 10:56:42 PM »

so many thoughts flit through randomly.  where should i start?  suspecting the neighbors to have taken my precious watering can (or did it blow away in the wind - being plastic)?  why is there grass in the mailbox (did my three year old do this?)  why do the neighbors lawns grow so green, and mine has to be coaxed and prodded along with tons of water, etc.  did i put too much lime in last year?  how come the only thing i can grow from seed is sunflowers?  (looking at thumb). 
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« Reply #46 on: May 27, 2005, 10:58:49 PM »

Who's going to win the new series of Big Brother!!! There's some real babes on there, its like a glamour shoot.
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« Reply #47 on: May 27, 2005, 11:17:25 PM »

Ach...Big Brotehr sucks my great-nan's hairy feet!  I am currently sondering how my concert tomorrow is gonna go and whether I can pull off 3 Liszt Song Transcriptions and a Mozart Sonata on approximately 3 hrs practice  Undecided Why do I offer to do these things?!
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« Reply #48 on: June 13, 2005, 04:33:39 PM »

1. My dog
2. Pieces I am currently working on -
- Chopin Thirds and Winter Wind
- Liszt Feux Follets.
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« Reply #49 on: June 19, 2005, 10:53:44 PM »

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