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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 5:41 pm 
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pianolady wrote:
I suspected that a yam was a little different from a sweet potatoe, but I didn't realize by how much! I just looked it up here:

http://homecooking.about.com/od/howtoco ... todiff.htm

Since I don't like sweet potatoes, I never cared about learning about them or about yams for that matter. Not sure I would like a 'real' yam or not.

@RSPIll - I see you also live in Illinois. Wonder if we know each other! And btw - I fixed your quotes.

( I can't think of any clever way to bring this back onto topic...)


Thanx for fixing the quotes. Broken quotes seem to go with age.

If you take Halsted Street south and continue through corn field after corn field until you're sick of looking at corn fields, you would find where I live -- the Sweet Corn Capital of the World.

Actually, we probably haven't met. I left IL in 1975 and returned to the mid-west in 2002, living in Indianapolis until just recently. I haven't been to Chi-town in years.

Now back to the topic at hand .... :wink:


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well, we had it back on topic for a little while, anyway. :) Maybe yam will come back and get us back on track. In the meantime, I actually live in the western suburbs and I suppose you are right in that our paths have never crossed. I've never been to Hoopeston.

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hmm I went away for a few days and then forgot about it, so maybe I can put you back on topic now :lol:

I've started learning the Grande Sonate 20 ans, it seems impossible to play up to speed. Do you think this is worth my work or if there is another piece that would be more enjoyed by others? (I really want to play Alkan though)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZFAhgfc1Fc


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Have you looked at Alkan's A major etude (first set)? I think it's pretty manageable.

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Yeah I've heard it, I love the sonate so much more though. I'm prepared to take it on. My favourite from the first set is number four though: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4cJh9Ki ... PL&index=3


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Yes, that's a great one too. I like that one. It is a fingertwister, though... but what Alkan isn't? :wink:

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Barcarolle from Op 65 :D It's quite easily sight-read in fact, a nice change :P


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Also the little one that I recorded - the Esquisses Op.63, no. 46 "Le premier billet doux".

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