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Offline kenpat

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A lurker from Amazon
« on: October 11, 2017, 01:17:46 PM »
With the sad news that the discussion boards at Amazon are closing I'm following where so many others from there are going.
I can lurk here just as well.
So Malx will still cost me money.

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Re: A lurker from Amazon
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2017, 07:55:14 PM »
Welcome aboard! GMG will be glad to take in all of the Amazon forum refugees. ;) Anyway, who are some of your favorite composers?
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Re: A lurker from Amazon
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2017, 08:19:21 PM »
Welcome.  Of all of the music forums I participate this is my favorite.

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Re: A lurker from Amazon
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2017, 10:09:39 PM »
Welcome and enjoy yourself!
Be kind to your fellow posters!!

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Re: A lurker from Amazon
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2017, 11:56:25 PM »
Howdy kenpat. Greetings from a SoCal gal living in Beethoven's Heiligenstadt. Welcome to the forum.  8)
"There are far worse things awaiting man than death."

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Re: A lurker from Amazon
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2017, 01:07:31 AM »
With the sad news that the discussion boards at Amazon are closing I'm following where so many others from there are going.
I can lurk here just as well.
So Malx will still cost me money.

Risk cannot be completely avoided.

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More lurking
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2017, 06:27:11 AM »
Did Amazon set sail with enough lifeboats to rescue all us lurkers.  The iceberg of the end of Amazon forums is just 1 day away now so let the singing of "abide with me" start now.  PS:  do you have to do the verification EVERY time you post!?

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Re: More lurking
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2017, 08:09:44 AM »
Did Amazon set sail with enough lifeboats to rescue all us lurkers.  The iceberg of the end of Amazon forums is just 1 day away now so let the singing of "abide with me" start now.  PS:  do you have to do the verification EVERY time you post!?

Hello, Roasted Swan, and welcome. The verification here is only for your initial post. It's a method devised by GMG's owner, Rob Lang, to help prevent spam accounts from registering.

So now you can post freely! Also if you like, feel free to tell everyone a little about yourself -- what part of the world you're in, what you like to listen to, etc.

Welcome again.

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Re: A lurker from Amazon
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2017, 10:20:52 AM »
Thankyou Bruce.  I'm based in the South of England.  I've been a professional musician all my working life - so my excuse for Obsessive CD Collecting Disorder is that its all tax deductible!  I've worked a lot in Musical Theatre too as an MD and player so I'm very keen on that as a genre as well.  Years ago I worked for an Italian opera house - great days working with some astounding singers.  Sitting next to Christa Ludwig singing Mahler 2 is probably the highlight although Katia Ricciarelli and Mirella Freni weren't bad either....(!)

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Re: A lurker from Amazon
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2017, 12:24:23 PM »
Kenpat:
I haven't found a "Heads up" thread yet - so you might be safe  ;)
I've finally got round to buying the last Anner Bylsma box - I believe you bought wholesale a while back!

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Re: A lurker from Amazon
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2017, 12:27:19 PM »
Glad to see you managed to get a seat in the lifeboat Roasted.
Christa Ludwig in Mahler 2 you never mentioned that before that I recall - I've just turned a remarkable shade of green with envy.

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Re: A lurker from Amazon
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2017, 02:50:58 PM »
We did nine performances of the Resurrection Symphony in something like 12 days(!) with a double sized orchestra so I was sitting at the front of the 2nd bank of 1st violins - so literally about 6 feet from where Ludwig sat.  She had charisma just sitting there sucking on a mint before she sang!  The conductor was Gunter Neuhold who directs that very good bargain Ring Cycle.  He is a very fine (under appreciated) conductor.

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Re: A lurker from Amazon
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2017, 07:27:53 PM »
Welcome aboard, Roasted Swan!
"How awful that the artist has become nothing but the after-dinner mint of society.”


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Re: A lurker from Amazon
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2017, 04:09:56 AM »
Just signed up....

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Re: A lurker from Amazon
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2017, 09:24:57 AM »
Welcome aboard and I hope that you settle here  :)
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Re: A lurker from Amazon
« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2017, 02:54:40 AM »
It seems several of the old faithfuls from Amazon.co.uk have signed up and kept their old names. I decided to change mine, for no particular reason.
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Re: A lurker from Amazon
« Reply #16 on: October 14, 2017, 03:02:23 AM »
It seems several of the old faithfuls from Amazon.co.uk have signed up and kept their old names. I decided to change mine, for no particular reason.
GC.

Welcome to all of you!  :)

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Re: A lurker from Amazon
« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2017, 07:50:17 AM »
It seems several of the old faithfuls from Amazon.co.uk have signed up and kept their old names. I decided to change mine, for no particular reason.
GC.

Glad to see you made it GC - Biffo will take a bit of getting used to!

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Re: A lurker from Amazon
« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2018, 10:12:00 AM »
Welcome aboard, Roasted Swan!
From me too (belatedly).
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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Re: A lurker from Amazon
« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2018, 10:24:06 AM »
Thankyou Bruce.  I'm based in the South of England.  I've been a professional musician all my working life - so my excuse for Obsessive CD Collecting Disorder is that its all tax deductible!  I've worked a lot in Musical Theatre too as an MD and player so I'm very keen on that as a genre as well.  Years ago I worked for an Italian opera house - great days working with some astounding singers.  Sitting next to Christa Ludwig singing Mahler 2 is probably the highlight although Katia Ricciarelli and Mirella Freni weren't bad either....(!)

Just noticed this thread, too. Apologies for being tardy in welcoming you, Swan !

With such a moniker you must be a Carmina Burana fan, I presume ?  ;)