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Title: Greetings from St. Louis
Post by: Stürmisch Bewegt 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. 
Title: Re: Greetings from St. Louis
Post by: DavidW on February 24, 2021, 12:35:53 PM
Welcome to the forum!
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Post by: ritter on February 24, 2021, 12:57:25 PM
Welcome to GMD, Stürmisch. A fellow Francophile here... ;)
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Post by: OrchestralNut on February 24, 2021, 12:59:16 PM
Welcome to GMG! Plenty of French music fans on this board.  :)
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Post by: André on February 24, 2021, 01:05:11 PM
Welcome and make yourself at home !
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Post by: Brewski 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.

--Bruce
Title: Re: Greetings from St. Louis
Post by: DavidW 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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Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on February 24, 2021, 02:39:59 PM
Welcome!
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Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on February 24, 2021, 02:40:35 PM
Oh you modernist you!

Can "Atonal Honking" be far behind?
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Post by: Brewski 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)

--Bruce
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Post by: Stürmisch Bewegt on February 24, 2021, 03:03:16 PM
Merci de votre bienvenue, mes vieux!   8)
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Post by: Szykneij on February 24, 2021, 03:09:43 PM
Welcome!
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Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on February 24, 2021, 03:45:16 PM
Merci de votre bienvenue, mes vieux!   8)

Je t'en prie
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Post by: Papy Oli on February 25, 2021, 12:52:22 AM
Hello and welcome  :)
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Post by: Mirror Image 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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Post by: Stürmisch Bewegt on February 25, 2021, 08:40:21 AM
THANKS, Papy and Miroir (speaking of Ravel)!
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Post by: Mirror Image 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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Post by: Pohjolas Daughter 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.  :(

PD
Title: Re: Greetings from St. Louis
Post by: Stürmisch Bewegt 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. 
Title: Re: Greetings from St. Louis
Post by: Pohjolas Daughter 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