Author Topic: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)  (Read 232983 times)

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Offline ørfeo

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Re: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
« Reply #1720 on: February 02, 2018, 12:05:41 AM »
Oh, so you were on my side on this issue, based on the way you see the facts... except you didn't actually speak up. And when I mildly criticized you for calling me "pigheaded", you decided to let facts not affect your disaffection and become "neutral"... but speak up, at least. Gotcha! No, that makes perfect sense.

First of all, look at the time zones and you'll understand why I didn't get involved in the conversation earlier.

Secondly, and more importantly, what do you expect when you decide to mention my name? There was precisely no reason to bring me into this, but you decided it was a good time to mention me negatively... and now you want to complain about me getting involved? You're the one who involved me.

On the one hand, yes I thought the facts were on your side. On the other, you chose to be a jerk by invoking my name for no reason other than you can't understand why as many as 2 people might have an argument with you on a single day. Never mind that in my case, it was you who chose to pick the argument.

I encourage you to continue posting reviews. I would prefer it if you didn't mention my name in conversations that don't, on the facts, have anything to do with me. Cheers.
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Re: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
« Reply #1721 on: February 02, 2018, 01:15:41 AM »
First of all, look at the time zones and you'll understand why I didn't get involved in the conversation earlier.

Secondly, and more importantly, what do you expect when you decide to mention my name? There was precisely no reason to bring me into this, but you decided it was a good time to mention me negatively... and now you want to complain about me getting involved? You're the one who involved me.

On the one hand, yes I thought the facts were on your side. On the other, you chose to be a jerk by invoking my name for no reason other than you can't understand why as many as 2 people might have an argument with you on a single day. Never mind that in my case, it was you who chose to pick the argument.

I encourage you to continue posting reviews. I would prefer it if you didn't mention my name in conversations that don't, on the facts, have anything to do with me. Cheers.
Ahem, one of them apologized...
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Re: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
« Reply #1722 on: February 02, 2018, 02:33:45 AM »
Ahem, one of them apologized...

Which is irrelevant to the point I'm making. Especially as I was not the one who started the argument that SuprisedByBeauty decided he wanted to reference here.

And that's the last I'm saying about it. Not least because I had believed it was over and done with until I saw my name on this thread. If you're expecting me to apologise, not a chance. What am I supposed to apologise for, my listening habits? That's what he decided to pick on. He had a go, twice, at me based on which Sibelius pieces I listened to.
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Re: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
« Reply #1723 on: February 02, 2018, 02:38:56 AM »
Which is irrelevant to the point I'm making. Especially as I was not the one who started the argument that SuprisedByBeauty decided he wanted to reference here.

And that's the last I'm saying about it. Not least because I had believed it was over and done with until I saw my name on this thread. If you're expecting me to apologise, not a chance. What am I supposed to apologise for, my listening habits? That's what he decided to pick on.
You should most definitely apologize for your personal attack on him. it's really that simple.
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Re: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
« Reply #1724 on: February 02, 2018, 02:50:11 AM »
Sorry, but such personal stuff should not be discussed in this thread. Please take it to PM or some thread in the Diner.
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Re: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
« Reply #1725 on: February 02, 2018, 02:51:05 AM »
Sorry, but such personal stuff should not be discussed in this thread. Please take it to PM or some thread in the Diner.

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Re: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
« Reply #1726 on: February 02, 2018, 03:47:32 AM »
Thanks to our Scarps for providing the final straw, as it were . . . I have at last reeled in the Pollini set of the pf sonatas.  It is a little misleading if I say I have been loving it.  I mean, it's musically true, but I have also been stuck (and entirely agreeably) listening mostly to the Hammerklavier.

I do propose to get out and about within that box more, though, and soon.
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Re: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
« Reply #1727 on: February 02, 2018, 09:14:11 AM »
Glad it's been a positive experience. I wouldn't feel bad about getting stuck on the Hammerklavier. I think overall 90% of my listening to Pollini's Beethoven Piano Sonata recordings have been the Late Sonatas, where his unique skills really find their true field of action.

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