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Offline Turbot nouveaux

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« Reply #2640 on: October 08, 2017, 07:53:36 AM »
I find the allure of the sheen on good quality vinyl irresistible  8)


So do I - in fact my user-name is a near anagram of a long-lost purveyor of inexpensive classical vinyl sheen.

But the vinyl sheen shown in your avatar picture is surely a rock or pop LP, is it not?

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« Reply #2641 on: October 08, 2017, 09:02:29 AM »

But the vinyl sheen shown in your avatar picture is surely a rock or pop LP, is it not?

That, I cannot tell you I am afraid because the image is not mine but rather a Google Images generic photo   ::)
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« Reply #2642 on: October 08, 2017, 09:18:13 AM »
 A-Ha! (Well, it might be!)  :D

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« Reply #2643 on: October 08, 2017, 10:08:06 AM »

So do I - in fact my user-name is a near anagram of a long-lost purveyor of inexpensive classical vinyl sheen.


That confirms a little suspect I had on your online identity... :)

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« Reply #2644 on: October 08, 2017, 12:28:21 PM »
A-Ha! (Well, it might be!)  :D

BTW I am very partial to eating fish  ;)
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« Reply #2645 on: October 08, 2017, 01:13:45 PM »
That confirms a little suspect I had on your online identity... :)


BuonGio(Ca)rno, amico mio  8)

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« Reply #2646 on: October 08, 2017, 08:23:09 PM »

Offline aligreto

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Re: Identify Your Avatar
« Reply #2647 on: October 09, 2017, 08:58:52 AM »


GioCar, you remind me very much of somebody but I just cannot remember who it is at the moment........... ;D
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« Reply #2648 on: October 11, 2017, 12:25:02 AM »
Costume sketch for Florestan, by Léon Bakst
Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.Victor Hugo

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« Reply #2649 on: October 11, 2017, 04:48:37 AM »
Philip Glass
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« Reply #2650 on: October 13, 2017, 08:38:34 AM »
It's the iconic image of Shostakovich on the cover of Time magazine.
Not very original I guess but AFAIK it's not in use by any of the other Shostakovich fans on the forum.

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« Reply #2651 on: October 17, 2017, 07:00:26 AM »
As a teenager (I must have been 14 at most) I watched the filmed version of his most famous opera three times in a row --- this guy (together with three other Romantic composers and one Classical) is responsible for my being blown away for life by "Classical Music".  8)
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Re: Identify Your Avatar
« Reply #2652 on: October 17, 2017, 07:13:03 AM »
As a teenager (I must have been 14 at most) I watched the filmed version of his most famous opera three times in a row --- this guy (together with three other Romantic composers and one Classical) is responsible for my being blown away for life by "Classical Music".  8)

Were you on of the kids around Georges Bizet ?

A woman voice glides like the wind
Of black, of damp, of night
And all it touches in this flight
Suddenly is over.

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« Reply #2653 on: October 17, 2017, 10:12:45 AM »
Were you on of the kids around Georges Bizet ?

Avec la garde montante,
nous arrivons, nous voilà.
Sonne, trompette éclatante !
Taratata, taratata !
Nous marchons la tête haute
comme de petits soldats,
marquant sans faire de faute,
une, deux, marquant le pas.
Les épaules en arrière
et la poitrine en dehors,
les bras de cette manière
tombant tout le long du corps.
Avec la garde montante, etc.


Genius!
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Re: Identify Your Avatar
« Reply #2654 on: October 18, 2017, 06:21:26 PM »
My avatar is Eduard Tubin --- certainly one of my favorite composers.
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Re: Identify Your Avatar
« Reply #2655 on: October 18, 2017, 08:40:15 PM »
Senior Robert Greenberg, whose Great Courses music classes are educational and fun. I've listened to three of his courses and currently am exploring a fourth:

-How to Listen to and Understand Great Music, 3rd edition.
-The String Quartets of Beethoven
-The Piano sonatas of Beethoven
-And recently started listening to "Bach and the high baroque."

He's all together one of my favorite personalities in classical music!  :)

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