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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #3020 on: November 17, 2020, 09:47:49 AM »
Hello all. I’m feeling ready to spend a bit more time on here again, have been listening to a lot more “classical” music in the last couple of months, while I do exercises in the house and in the last hour of the evening to wind down before going to bed. Hope you’re all keeping well. :)

Welcome back! It’s always nice to have another 20th Century ally to help fight those old fogies who listen to the earlier classical music. >:D
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #3021 on: November 17, 2020, 10:22:17 AM »
Hello all. I’m feeling ready to spend a bit more time on here again, have been listening to a lot more “classical” music in the last couple of months, while I do exercises in the house and in the last hour of the evening to wind down before going to bed. Hope you’re all keeping well. :)

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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #3022 on: November 17, 2020, 10:47:33 AM »

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« Reply #3023 on: November 17, 2020, 10:38:44 PM »
It’s always nice to have another 20th Century ally to help fight those old fogies who listen to the earlier classical music. >:D

Ha yes, I got interested in the music composed during my lifetime, have organised it on my music player and am going through it in sequence. 1961-68 have been very good. 8)

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« Reply #3024 on: November 18, 2020, 07:19:15 AM »
Ha yes, I got interested in the music composed during my lifetime, have organised it on my music player and am going through it in sequence. 1961-68 have been very good. 8)

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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #3025 on: November 18, 2020, 10:43:10 AM »
Hello all. I’m feeling ready to spend a bit more time on here again, have been listening to a lot more “classical” music in the last couple of months, while I do exercises in the house and in the last hour of the evening to wind down before going to bed. Hope you’re all keeping well. :)

Welcome back! Hopefully you'll stick for longer here.
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« Reply #3026 on: November 18, 2020, 01:09:18 PM »
Ha yes, I got interested in the music composed during my lifetime, have organised it on my music player and am going through it in sequence. 1961-68 have been very good. 8)

Nice to see you back, Steve  8)
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« Reply #3027 on: November 18, 2020, 08:45:36 PM »
Thanks everyone. I’m working on structuring my time now I’m retired and this forum and CM are a good healthy way to spend an hour or two of the day. :)

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« Reply #3028 on: November 24, 2020, 01:58:36 AM »
I am not sure how many of you will recall a member here called Matti. A Finnish member who specialised in piano music amongst other topics. He visited here less frequently over the last five years or so. Almost a year ago he suddenly died. He was a good friend and I visited his family, often with my wife, every year for about ten years. His withdrawal from the forum was due to his increasing periods of depression. He was a lovely, humorous and very knowledgeable man, and quite a loss to those who knew him.

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« Reply #3029 on: November 24, 2020, 02:04:25 AM »
I am not sure how many of you will recall a member here called Matti. A Finnish member who specialised in piano music amongst other topics. He visited here less frequently over the last five years or so. Almost a year ago he suddenly died. He was a good friend and I visited his family, often with my wife, every year for about ten years. His withdrawal from the forum was due to his increasing periods of depression. He was a lovely, humorous and very knowledgeable man, and quite a loss to those who knew him.

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Christ, I did not know that Mike. I had quite a good contact with him, for I send a few hundred CD's to him, and had quite some email exchange over it. After that contact was infrequent. It pains me to hear of his death, it really does.
I hope that Matti is at peace now, but it is a devastating blow to me nevertheless.
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #3030 on: November 24, 2020, 02:33:30 AM »
I am not sure how many of you will recall a member here called Matti. A Finnish member who specialised in piano music amongst other topics. He visited here less frequently over the last five years or so. Almost a year ago he suddenly died. He was a good friend and I visited his family, often with my wife, every year for about ten years. His withdrawal from the forum was due to his increasing periods of depression. He was a lovely, humorous and very knowledgeable man, and quite a loss to those who knew him.

Mike

Like Harry I am so sorry to hear this news and my thoughts are with you too Mike.
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« Reply #3031 on: November 24, 2020, 03:07:11 AM »
Thank you both of you. He was one of the handful of close friends I have made here and it is very hard to see that diminished in this way. He had a lot of talents, I guess his public memorial will be his name on the translation of the Sibelius diaries from Swedish to Finnish. An apt memorial.

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« Reply #3032 on: November 24, 2020, 04:01:50 AM »
I do remember Matti fondly and am saddened to hear this news of him.

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« Reply #3033 on: November 24, 2020, 06:12:20 AM »
That’s very sad indeed. Regardless of personal circumstances (illness, depression, accident) a fine mind’s demise is always a big loss. People should be remembered for their qualities. That’s their legacy to those who knew them.

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« Reply #3034 on: November 24, 2020, 08:14:12 AM »
I don’t think I knew this member, but it’s sad news nevertheless. My thoughts are with you, Mike.
Don’t forget your three A’s, folks: Arnie, Alban and Anton!


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« Reply #3035 on: November 24, 2020, 09:22:48 AM »
Thank you.

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« Reply #3036 on: November 24, 2020, 10:18:43 AM »
That’s very sad indeed. Regardless of personal circumstances (illness, depression, accident) a fine mind’s demise is always a big loss. People should be remembered for their qualities. That’s their legacy to those who knew them.
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #3037 on: November 24, 2020, 10:48:05 AM »
I remember Matti. Sorry for this loss. I hope his family is well....
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« Reply #3038 on: November 24, 2020, 11:31:45 AM »
Sad news, Mike. I remember him by name. Condolences to you and his family. RIP
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« Reply #3039 on: November 24, 2020, 12:02:49 PM »
Thank you folks.

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