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Offline Stürmisch Bewegt

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Greetings from St. Louis
« on: February 24, 2021, 11:26:45 AM »
Hello Classical fans.  Good to be amongst fellow listeners and the similarly addicted.  Seems peculiar to feel the need to describe my interests when - as I've learned from experience - today's dislikes become tomorrow's enthusiasms, at least that's my story!  I had a friend once, German-born, classically trained pianist, also an MD (classic under-achiever) who told one of her professors she hated Wagner.  "I can assure you that you'll like him eventually," he told her.  She was skeptical.  Years after she graduated she revisited her alma mater and he asked her if she still hated him, "No, he's my favorite composer."  "I told you you'd come 'round..."  In any case, best to describe my listening as "anything goes" with a marked preference for French composers of every generation. 
Leben heißt nicht zu warten, bis der Sturm vorbeizieht, sondern lernen, im Regen zu tanzen.

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Re: Greetings from St. Louis
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2021, 12:35:53 PM »
Welcome to the forum!

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Re: Greetings from St. Louis
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2021, 12:57:25 PM »
Welcome to GMD, Stürmisch. A fellow Francophile here... ;)
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Re: Greetings from St. Louis
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2021, 12:59:16 PM »
Welcome to GMG! Plenty of French music fans on this board.  :)

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Re: Greetings from St. Louis
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2021, 01:05:11 PM »
Welcome and make yourself at home !

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Re: Greetings from St. Louis
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2021, 01:52:09 PM »
French music, I mean...what's not to like? Among other pioneers, Debussy and Ravel changed how I look at music. And then I discovered people like Grisey, another composer who explored paths not previously taken.

In any case, welcome and have a good time here.

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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2021, 02:08:48 PM »
French music, I mean...what's not to like? Among other pioneers, Debussy and Ravel changed how I look at music. And then I discovered people like Grisey, another composer who explored paths not previously taken.

In any case, welcome and have a good time here.

--Bruce

Oh you modernist you!

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Re: Greetings from St. Louis
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2021, 02:39:59 PM »
Welcome!
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« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2021, 02:40:35 PM »
Oh you modernist you!

Can "Atonal Honking" be far behind?
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Re: Greetings from St. Louis
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2021, 02:42:19 PM »
Oh you modernist you!

 :D

Sorry, I can't help it. Probably genetic. I do like a little Lully now and then, though -- how's that? 8)

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« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2021, 03:03:16 PM »
Merci de votre bienvenue, mes vieux!   8)
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Re: Greetings from St. Louis
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2021, 03:09:43 PM »
Welcome!
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Re: Greetings from St. Louis
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2021, 03:45:16 PM »
Merci de votre bienvenue, mes vieux!   8)

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Re: Greetings from St. Louis
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2021, 12:52:22 AM »
Hello and welcome  :)
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Re: Greetings from St. Louis
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2021, 07:21:02 AM »
Welcome aboard, Stürmisch! I couldn’t imagine my life without Debussy or Ravel. Good to see you here.
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« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2021, 08:40:21 AM »
THANKS, Papy and Miroir (speaking of Ravel)!
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Re: Greetings from St. Louis
« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2021, 08:47:17 AM »
THANKS, Papy and Miroir (speaking of Ravel)!

 8) Miroirs is one of my favorite Ravel works. Kudos for mentioning it!
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Re: Greetings from St. Louis
« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2021, 02:27:29 PM »
Welcome Stürmisch!   Hope that you enjoy it here!

By the way, what does your avatar's name mean in English.  The bit of German that I learned some time ago isn't helping me; I tried using Google Translate, but it didn't make sense to me.  :(

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« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2021, 04:03:31 PM »
Welcome Stürmisch!   Hope that you enjoy it here!

By the way, what does your avatar's name mean in English.  The bit of German that I learned some time ago isn't helping me; I tried using Google Translate, but it didn't make sense to me.  :(

PD

THANK YOU!  It's my little homage to Mahler, a tempo indication he used in two of his symphonies: 1 & 5, "with stormy motion, or moving stormily" covers it more or less; one sometimes sees it translated "agitated" which I like less. 
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Re: Greetings from St. Louis
« Reply #19 on: February 26, 2021, 04:47:33 AM »
THANK YOU!  It's my little homage to Mahler, a tempo indication he used in two of his symphonies: 1 & 5, "with stormy motion, or moving stormily" covers it more or less; one sometimes sees it translated "agitated" which I like less.
Ah, thanks!  :)

PD