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An old acquaintance
« on: April 24, 2022, 06:04:55 AM »
Hello everyone,
I'm not precisely a new member of this forum, since I used to post here some years ago under the same nickname; after a long absence, I decided to come back and as I hadn't written an introduction post the first time I joined GMG, I'll write it now.
My name is Ilaria and I'm from Italy; I've always loved classical music since I was very young and because of that, I learnt to play the piano and some musical theory. I especially appreciate the composers of the Romantic and Late Romantic period, as a matter of fact, some of my favourites are Wagner, Liszt, Beethoven, Mahler, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Richard Strauss as well as the Strauss Family, Brahms and Bruckner; but I also love Mozart, Ravel, Debussy, Holst, Sibelius, Nielsen, Chopin, Prokofiev, Shostakovich and many others, because, as it was said, music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music.
About conductors, I'm a great admirer of Herbert von Karajan, who, in my opinion, was able to express the beauty and passion of music like no other; but Bernstein and Carlos Kleiber were giants as well.
A warm greeting.  :)
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Re: An old acquaintance
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2022, 06:12:25 AM »
Ilaria! Benvenuta di nuovo!

What a great pleasure to have you back!  :-*

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Re: An old acquaintance
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2022, 06:40:25 AM »
Hello everyone,
I'm not precisely a new member of this forum, since I used to post here some years ago under the same nickname; after a long absence, I decided to come back and as I hadn't written an introduction post the first time I joined GMG, I'll write it now.
My name is Ilaria and I'm from Italy; I've always loved classical music since I was very young and because of that, I learnt to play the piano and some musical theory. I especially appreciate the composers of the Romantic and Late Romantic period, as a matter of fact, some of my favourites are Wagner, Liszt, Beethoven, Mahler, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Richard Strauss as well as the Strauss Family, Brahms and Bruckner; but I also love Mozart, Ravel, Debussy, Holst, Sibelius, Nielsen, Chopin, Prokofiev, Shostakovich and many others, because, as it was said, music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music.
About conductors, I'm a great admirer of Herbert von Karajan, who, in my opinion, was able to express the beauty and passion of music like no other; but Bernstein and Carlos Kleiber were giants as well.
A warm greeting.  :)

Welcome back, Ilaria! Baci!
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Re: An old acquaintance
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2022, 06:59:05 AM »
The prodigal daughter returns! Buon ritorno, Ilaria!
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Re: An old acquaintance
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2022, 07:19:33 AM »
Great to have you back, Ilaria:)

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Re: An old acquaintance
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2022, 07:21:44 AM »
Welcome back, Ilaria!
It's a great pleasure that you have returned.  :)

We missed you.

Ray

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Re: An old acquaintance
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2022, 07:45:20 AM »
Welcome back, Ilaria!
It's a great pleasure that you have returned.  :)

We missed you.

Ray

È vero!
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Re: An old acquaintance
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2022, 09:55:19 AM »
Welcome back, Ilaria! Baci!
The prodigal daughter returns! Buon ritorno, Ilaria!
Great to have you back, Ilaria:)

Cordiali saluti da Madrid
Welcome back, Ilaria!
It's a great pleasure that you have returned.  :)

We missed you.

Ray
Ilaria! Benvenuta di nuovo!

What a great pleasure to have you back!  :-*

Thank you very much, guys, I missed you too.  ;D
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Re: An old acquaintance
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2022, 05:35:06 PM »
Welcome back!

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Re: An old acquaintance
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2022, 05:12:12 AM »
Welcome back, Ilaria!
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Re: An old acquaintance
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2022, 10:06:19 AM »
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Re: An old acquaintance
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2022, 04:20:18 PM »
Hello and welcome back, Ilaria!

I just returned to the group from an eight-year absence myself, and I definitely remember you from my first time around. ;D

I'll see you around the threads!
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Re: An old acquaintance
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2022, 04:29:03 PM »
Nice to read you again, Ilaria !

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Re: An old acquaintance
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2022, 05:05:00 PM »
Welcome back, Ilaria! Nice to see you again. Hope you found the break refreshing and return with renewed ardor. (Sorry, too much poetry? 8) )

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Re: An old acquaintance
« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2022, 01:02:59 AM »
Welcome back, Ilaria! Nice to see you again. Hope you found the break refreshing and return with renewed ardor. (Sorry, too much poetry? 8) )

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Not at all, thank you very much, in fact it helped in that way. ;)

Nice to read you again, Ilaria !
Hello and welcome back, Ilaria!

I just returned to the group from an eight-year absence myself, and I definitely remember you from my first time around. ;D

I'll see you around the threads!

Thank you for the warm welcome!  :D
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Re: An old acquaintance
« Reply #15 on: April 28, 2022, 06:04:04 AM »
Hello everyone,
I'm not precisely a new member of this forum, since I used to post here some years ago under the same nickname; after a long absence, I decided to come back and as I hadn't written an introduction post the first time I joined GMG, I'll write it now.
My name is Ilaria and I'm from Italy; I've always loved classical music since I was very young and because of that, I learnt to play the piano and some musical theory. I especially appreciate the composers of the Romantic and Late Romantic period, as a matter of fact, some of my favourites are Wagner, Liszt, Beethoven, Mahler, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Richard Strauss as well as the Strauss Family, Brahms and Bruckner; but I also love Mozart, Ravel, Debussy, Holst, Sibelius, Nielsen, Chopin, Prokofiev, Shostakovich and many others, because, as it was said, music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music.
About conductors, I'm a great admirer of Herbert von Karajan, who, in my opinion, was able to express the beauty and passion of music like no other; but Bernstein and Carlos Kleiber were giants as well.
A warm greeting.  :)

Glad to see that you have returned! I remember you from olden times. I have been here for longer than I can remember, although I have been absent for periods of time and have not always had the same username.
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Re: An old acquaintance
« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2022, 07:28:17 AM »
I remember you! Welcome back  :)
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Re: An old acquaintance
« Reply #17 on: April 28, 2022, 09:04:58 AM »
Hello, Ilaria! Good to see you.
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Re: An old acquaintance
« Reply #18 on: April 28, 2022, 10:52:24 AM »
Hello, Ilaria! Good to see you.

Hello Karlo, glad to see you too!

I remember you! Welcome back  :)
Glad to see that you have returned! I remember you from olden times. I have been here for longer than I can remember, although I have been absent for periods of time and have not always had the same username.

I appreciate it, thank you very much.  :)
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Re: An old acquaintance
« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2022, 12:22:02 PM »
Welcome back, Ilaria! We share very similar tastes in music.
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