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Willoughby earl of Itacarius

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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #40 on: November 08, 2011, 01:49:48 AM »
well I'm always interested in your posts, and read them all. But this stuff needs to be bought and listened to....and that takes time. My buying que and listening que are long (and until I've listened I have little to say), but don't think for a minute that your posts go unnoticed. You will find my comments on Klenaus Cornett in the listening thread....and I could have commented on Randall Thompson, except that I hadn't the time to move the Koch disc of symphonies up in the que; it's been 10 years since I last heard it, and lots of other stuff is fighting for attention .....but your post certainly made me notice it, and it will be played again, which it probably wouldn't have been if it hadn't been for your thread.

I have to side with Erato in this, saw this somewhat belated, but I certainly read your postings about for instance Klenau, both his Symphonies and SQ, and some other works, the rest of the composers you mentioned I have bought, or are in my que like with Erato.

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« Reply #41 on: November 08, 2011, 01:55:52 AM »
And what about Matti? He seems to have vanished too, after I shipped about 150 classical CD'S to him. My God I hope the pile of these CD'S did not crush him :)

<Edit he is on line> Well maybe he felt that I was calling out his name. lol!
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #42 on: November 08, 2011, 05:04:06 AM »
@ Grazioso

That's an overreaction. Why don't you just skip what you find unpleasant instead of leaving and thus depriving us of your own valuable contributions?
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #43 on: November 08, 2011, 05:20:25 AM »
@ Grazioso

That's an overreaction. Why don't you just skip what you find unpleasant instead of leaving and thus depriving us of your own valuable contributions?

Hear, hear.
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« Reply #44 on: November 08, 2011, 05:38:10 AM »
@ Grazioso

That's an overreaction. Why don't you just skip what you find unpleasant instead of leaving and thus depriving us of your own valuable contributions?

Sometimes the skipping becomes a task in itself. :)
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #45 on: November 08, 2011, 04:23:15 PM »
I have to side with Erato in this, saw this somewhat belated, but I certainly read your postings about for instance Klenau, both his Symphonies and SQ, and some other works, the rest of the composers you mentioned I have bought, or are in my que like with Erato.

Thank you both for your very kind remarks :)

At the present time I am so incredibly busy digitising the British music in my collection of reel-to-reel tapes and uploading mp3 versions for the exclusive use of members of another site that I simply cannot find time to post about any more 'obscure composers'. I had hoped to write about another fine but largely unsung Norwegian composer-Ragnar Soderlind-but this will have to wait, I regret to say :(

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« Reply #46 on: November 08, 2011, 07:14:32 PM »
Thank you both for your very kind remarks :)

At the present time I am so incredibly busy digitising the British music in my collection of reel-to-reel tapes and uploading mp3 versions for the exclusive use of members of another site that I simply cannot find time to post about any more 'obscure composers'. I had hoped to write about another fine but largely unsung Norwegian composer-Ragnar Soderlind-but this will have to wait, I regret to say :(

Would love to see a shot of your Reel to Reel....when you have time. :)
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« Reply #47 on: November 08, 2011, 07:15:16 PM »
Doesn't do Internet any more. Sad to say.

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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #48 on: November 09, 2011, 05:28:58 AM »
Would love to see a shot of your Reel to Reel....when you have time. :)

Not mine....but the same model:

http://www.johansoldradios.se/tape-recorders/grundig-tk-14

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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #49 on: November 09, 2011, 06:47:17 PM »
Too many damn posts featuring old reel-to-reel tape decks for my enlightened and noble and morally and intellectually superior satisfaction.  ;)

Really, guys, I miss Anne, too...and Rena...and Muriel.  (Though I sort of keep up to date with Rena via Facebook.  Muriel and I kept up with emails for a couple of years, but we haven't swapped messages in quite a while.)  Heck, I even miss Mike Forever. (Don't call me Mike.  It's M!  M Forever!) He's still castigating the victimized sort elsewhere, but it's hardly the same.

I presume I'm not the only one who has said most of what I have to say about X's 43rd Symphony or Y's Kazoo Concerto so many times already that I'm not interested in what I have to say about it, and I suspect few others are, either.  Anyone who's that interested is welcome to look through the thousands of old posts on the site, or on the old forum that's still archived (at least it was the last time I looked--and I do go there occasionally to look something up from the past).

As for "new," obscure (or at least relatively uncelebrated) composers--that interest is what drew me to this site in the first place.  But after a few years of following up the latest enthusiasm, I can't say that there's a single one of the "unknowns" who has captured and held my interest.  On the other hand, during my time here I've come to greater appreciation of damned near every composer in the book, even the best known and most beloved, but especially the 2nd and 3rd tier sorts like Dvořák and RVW--largely through the impassioned posts of a persuasive champion who's encouraged me to take a deeper or broader listen to such fellows.

As for the many inveterate collectors who enjoy acquiring and discussing various recorded performances of Beethoven's Quartets or Schoenberg's Polkas, they certainly have their place, too, and these discussions and recommendations have also opened my ears to new or hitherto overlooked beauties. Certainly there are some collectors whose comments have never seemed to go much beyond, "Look what I got today!"--but I'm free to pay them no mind and the ignore button makes it especially easy to avoid the most persistent irritants.

One of the things that attracted me to GMG right away was the community of far-flung souls joined by a common interest, some of whom are folks I'd probably have lunch or coffee with frequently if we didn't live on different continents (and in some cases, perhaps, different universes!). Many members here are charming and convivial and have great senses of humor--even if I don't get all the jokes and allusions (I'm too old to keep up with the pop culture flavor of the week, but there are enough old codgers like me to be sure that I'll get some jokes, and some folks will even get mine!)

In short, I doubt I'm the only one who finds much to value in the camaraderie and warmth I find here.  In my opinion it's the most consistently enjoyable and enlightening classical music community on the web.  And it's the members who make it that way and who keep drawing me back, despite the occasional months-long hiatus.

Cheers, y'all!  ;D
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« Reply #50 on: November 09, 2011, 07:20:09 PM »

Really, guys, I miss Anne, too...and Rena...and Muriel.  (Though I sort of keep up to date with Rena via Facebook.  Muriel and I kept up with emails for a couple of years, but we haven't swapped messages in quite a while.)  Heck, I even miss Mike Forever. (Don't call me Mike.  It's M!  M Forever!) He's still castigating the victimized sort elsewhere, but it's hardly the same.

One of the things that attracted me to GMG right away was the community of far-flung souls joined by a common interest, some of whom are folks I'd probably have lunch or coffee with frequently if we didn't live on different continents (and in some cases, perhaps, different universes!). Many members here are charming and convivial and have great senses of humor--even if I don't get all the jokes and allusions (I'm too old to keep up with the pop culture flavor of the week, but there are enough old codgers like me to be sure that I'll get some jokes, and some folks will even get mine!)

In short, I doubt I'm the only one who finds much to value in the camaraderie and warmth I find here. In my opinion it's the most consistently enjoyable and enlightening classical music community on the web.  And it's the members who make it that way and who keep drawing me back, despite the occasional months-long hiatus.

Cheers, y'all!  ;D


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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #51 on: November 09, 2011, 07:26:01 PM »
If you shoot her an email in the future, David, tell her Bogey says, "Hey."
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #52 on: November 10, 2011, 11:17:07 AM »
Wax pedantic or don't. This is a community and everyone is here for different reasons and have different styles of posting. From a thumbs-up to a friend to a long, possibly boring opinion post. It's all good in the end.

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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #53 on: November 10, 2011, 11:53:55 AM »
Thank you both for your very kind remarks :)

At the present time I am so incredibly busy digitising the British music in my collection of reel-to-reel tapes and uploading mp3 versions for the exclusive use of members of another site that I simply cannot find time to post about any more 'obscure composers'. I had hoped to write about another fine but largely unsung Norwegian composer-Ragnar Soderlind-but this will have to wait, I regret to say :(

Now's my chance!
Anyone for an August Bungert thread?

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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #54 on: November 10, 2011, 12:04:58 PM »
Now's my chance!
Anyone for an August Bungert thread?
Not another August Bungert thread!
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #55 on: November 10, 2011, 12:27:16 PM »
Wax pedantic or don't.

I sing the wax pedantic . . . .
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Re: Missing Members
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #57 on: November 11, 2011, 01:35:13 PM »
I notice that Sarge has been MIA for a week now. Anyone keep in contact with him via other means? Everything ok there?
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Willoughby earl of Itacarius

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« Reply #58 on: November 11, 2011, 02:00:28 PM »
I notice that Sarge has been MIA for a week now. Anyone keep in contact with him via other means? Everything ok there?

Sarge is buried under all the CD'S he ordered this year, he is forced to listen first, before he can reach the computer again.  ;D ;D

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« Reply #59 on: November 12, 2011, 06:20:09 AM »
Sarge is busy negotiating a new long-term contract with the hardest working postwoman in Germany!  :D

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