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Offline Chappie

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Hello from Belgium
« on: November 07, 2017, 06:59:34 PM »
Hello everyone ! :D

I'm Chappie and I live in the south of Belgium. I'm originally from France :) I'm 23 years old !

I play the piano since I was 7 years old. I enjoyed composing music for a long time. However, I had to stop praticing for the last three years in order to stay focused on my studies.

Obviously I recently found out that I just missed it too much, so I'm back to it, and here I am ! :)

My favorite classical composers are Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Purcell, Berlioz and above all Jacques Offenbach. :) I love operettas.

Besides Classical Music, I listen to symphonic metal a lot. :)

That's it ! I'm looking forward to meeting you :)

Have a nice day !

Chappie

Offline mc ukrneal

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Re: Hello from Belgium
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2017, 07:34:01 PM »
Welcome! Offenbach is one of my favorites too - there aren't many of us! :)
Offenbach gets a raw deal in recordings considering his talent! For a discussion of this outstanding composer too little recorded: http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,5572.

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Re: Hello from Belgium
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2017, 07:40:02 PM »
Welcome aboard, Chappie! I hope you enjoy your time here.
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Re: Hello from Belgium
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2017, 10:52:01 PM »
Howdy Chappie. Greetings from Beethoven's Vienna. Welcome to the forum.  8)
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Re: Hello from Belgium
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2017, 11:08:53 PM »
Hello everyone ! :D

I'm Chappie and I live in the south of Belgium. I'm originally from France :) I'm 23 years old !

I play the piano since I was 7 years old. I enjoyed composing music for a long time. However, I had to stop praticing for the last three years in order to stay focused on my studies.

Obviously I recently found out that I just missed it too much, so I'm back to it, and here I am ! :)

My favorite classical composers are Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Purcell, Berlioz and above all Jacques Offenbach. :) I love operettas.

Besides Classical Music, I listen to symphonic metal a lot. :)

That's it ! I'm looking forward to meeting you :)

Have a nice day !

Chappie

Welcome!

I'm also a part time metalhead, a piece of my musical identity.
What kind of symphonic metal? Nightwish, Avantasia and Rhapsody of fire are awesome. Depends if you count power metal in too, in which I'd add classics from Helloween and Stratovarius  8)

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Re: Hello from Belgium
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2017, 09:38:54 PM »
Thank you very much for this welcome, Mc Ukrneal, Mirror Image, Hollywood & Le Moderniste !!  ;D

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I'm also a part time metalhead, a piece of my musical identity.
What kind of symphonic metal? Nightwish, Avantasia and Rhapsody of fire are awesome. Depends if you count power metal in too, in which I'd add classics from Helloween and Stratovarius

Glad to know I have some company concerning that kind of music ;D I completely love Nightwish and a bit Rhapsody of Fire. I don't know Avantasia/Helloween and Stratovarius very well, so I'm just gonna add them to my playlist and I'll tell you what !  ;D

Nightwish aside, my favorite bands are Epica, Whyzdom, Diablo Swing Orchestra and Eluveitie  :) Do you know them ?

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Welcome! Offenbach is one of my favorites too - there aren't many of us! :)

Thanks ! I know right :) What is your favorite opera from him ?  ;)

Have a nice day !!

Kind regards
Chappie

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Re: Hello from Belgium
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2017, 09:41:25 AM »
My favorite classical composers are Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Purcell, Berlioz and above all Jacques Offenbach. :) I love operettas.

Hi Chappie, and welcome! Nice list there, and as far as Offenbach goes, what's not to like? I am particularly fond of this production of Orpheus in the Underworld, directed by the late Herbert Wernicke at La Monnaie in Brussels.



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Re: Hello from Belgium
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2017, 04:20:25 PM »
Glad to know I have some company concerning that kind of music ;D I completely love Nightwish and a bit Rhapsody of Fire. I don't know Avantasia/Helloween and Stratovarius very well, so I'm just gonna add them to my playlist and I'll tell you what !  ;D

Nightwish aside, my favorite bands are Epica, Whyzdom, Diablo Swing Orchestra and Eluveitie  :) Do you know them ?

I know Epica and Diablo Swing Orchestra (who are fucking awesome Btw)

You should add Ayreon to your list, it's not symphonic metal per se (more prog rock/metal) but the guy who runs the project (its not a band) works with quite a few symphonic metal, power metal and Gothic metal singers, it's a giant scifi opera.


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Re: Hello from Belgium
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2017, 03:57:36 AM »
Welcome aboard and enjoy the forum  :)
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Re: Hello from Belgium
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2017, 02:42:03 AM »
Welcome aboard, Chappie! I hope you enjoy your time here.
+1  :)
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Re: Hello from Belgium
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2017, 03:35:37 PM »
Welcome.
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Vandermolen and I will begin to acclimate you to early and mid-20th century British composers .  . .
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