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3979 are from you.
4753 are from me.


You mean 4754 are from you. :wink: And I can't believe I have written almost 4,000 responses and you with almost 5,000. Our fingers should be pretty tired. :lol:

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The third picture was love at first sight (hear)

Wow, what kind of piano is that third one? It's very beautiful!!


It's a Blüthner (and the sound too was beautiful).

By contrast, below, the ugliest piano on earth. :lol:

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Eegad! Looks like a Martian's spaceship. What are those things on the top - antennae?

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Eegad! Looks like a Martian's spaceship. What are those things on the top - antennae?


Lids? Or might be wings and the piano could start flying around in the living room like a corpulent butterfly. The colors too are those of an exotic insect.

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:lol: :lol: That's so funny!

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Look, there are over 30,000 posts on the forum now. That's a lot!! (and no, they are not all from me :wink: )


Very interesting. Where can I find this number? I have looked into the site- and the download-statistics, but couldn´t find the numbers, also not the more detailed ones of you, Chris and Juufa, which Chris has mentioned above.

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Hi Alfonso,
thank you for the interesting pictures. They look all beautiful the grands, isn´t it? They are all so polished for the exhibition. I think, Steingräber is also a nice brand. I have a Steingräber-sample on my computer. I personally like Blüthner very much, too. I almost would have bought an old Blüthner, but then decided for the Grotrian-Steinweg, which is much better, I think. Though I have to admit, that I like the soft tone of the Blüthner-pianos. With Kawai I have not so good experiences with the strings, they became more and more unpure on my old Kawai and it was more and more impossible to tune it properly. But otherwise the Kawais are very solid pianos, ideal for the daily practising, very resilient and reliable.
I was in Frankfurt recently, I have visited an exhibition about Bettina von Arnim in the Goethe-Museum with an lecture of introduction about "Goethes Briefwechsel mit einem Kinde" of Bettina von Armin.
I personally hate the large town, I prefer the pastoral areas. But, of course, if you would visit me, I could show you the Goethe-Haus, the museums of Frankfurt and much other interesting things of the environment here.

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Andreas - Kawai builds Boston pianos, which is a brand of pianos designed by Steinway whose purpose is to offer a line of 'mid-priced' pianos for the customer who is not quite ready for a Steinway. So...no surprise that you find the Kawai piano to be reliable. That's interesting to me.



About those numbers of articles posted: Look on the bottom of the Forum index page. There you will see "Our users have posted a total of 30057 articles". And along with every member's user name, you can see how many posts he or she has made.

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I was in the Frankfort airport, but that's it. Had to catch a connecting flight to Berlin (and then the airline lost our luggage. :x ) (Got it back the next day. :D )

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Pianolady wrote:
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Andreas - Kawai builds Boston pianos, which is a brand of pianos designed by Steinway whose purpose is to offer a line of 'mid-priced' pianos for the customer who is not quite ready for a Steinway. So...no surprise that you find the Kawai piano to be reliable. That's interesting to me.


This information is interesting for me. I have got a Kawai, GS 60, when I was 15 years old and I sold it two three years ago or so. So, I have played nearly for 20 years on this Kawai. Yes, they are reliable, have a good sound, and they are very stable and resilient.



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About those numbers of articles posted: Look on the bottom of the Forum index page. There you will see "Our users have posted a total of 30057 articles". And along with every member's user name, you can see how many posts he or she has made.


Ah, now I´m astuter. I have never payed attention to this somehow. The number of posting of the single members I still had seen before. Thank you. :D


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I was in the Frankfort airport, but that's it. Had to catch a connecting flight to Berlin (and then the airline lost our luggage. :x ) (Got it back the next day. :D )


So, this wasn´t quite a long and intensive stay. If you´ll be here again you should get off the plain and visit me. :wink:

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With Kawai I have not so good experiences with the strings, they became more and more unpure on my old Kawai and it was more and more impossible to tune it properly. But otherwise the Kawais are very solid pianos, ideal for the daily practising, very resilient and reliable.


Andreas, Shigeru-Kawai is a completely different matter than Kawai! They are extra quality instruments.

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I was in Frankfurt recently, I have visited an exhibition about Bettina von Arnim in the Goethe-Museum with an lecture of introduction about "Goethes Briefwechsel mit einem Kinde" of Bettina von Armin.
I personally hate the large town, I prefer the pastoral areas. But, of course, if you would visit me, I could show you the Goethe-Haus, the museums of Frankfurt and much other interesting things of the environment here.


Like you, I prefer countryside to big cities, but alas, Frankfurt pedestrian zones are really nice. And thank you again for your invitation - we could even meet up sooner or later.

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Pastoral scenes and life are nice; but you can't go wrong with the fabril every once and a while. Too bad most of the US cities are not pedestrian-friendly, hell some are not even car-friendly due to one lane streets, double-parked vehicles, and stress inducing, synchronized stop lights :evil:

Dare I venture a guess and predict a 1st ever piano society pianists meeting? Perhaps it will play on government and meet in Geneva :lol:

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Dare I venture a guess and predict a 1st ever piano society pianists meeting? Perhaps it will play on government and meet in Geneva :lol:


Perfect, it's 2 hour drive from home! :lol:

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It's 2.5 hour drive, I've just checked on http://www.viamichelin.com, 224 Km and 100! EUR (Toll
51.00 EUR, Petrol 22.51 EUR, Road tax 27 EUR).

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I still wish everybody could come to Chicago. It’s pedestrian-friendly too. Really! The only thing you have to watch is that you don’t get run over by a taxi cab while crossing at an intersection. Other than that, it’s very nice. I love Chicago. Lots of great music, food, clubs, museums, galleries, gardens, shopping….

But also I’d be very happy to come across the Atlantic. That would be very easy to do. All I need is for someone to give me a plane ticket. The rest I could handle. So, anyone willing? Anyone? Helloooooo? :lol:

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pianolady wrote:
All I need is for someone to give me a plane ticket. The rest I could handle. So, anyone willing? Anyone? Helloooooo? :lol:



I can give you a plane ticket...but it'd cost you :idea:

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Like you, I prefer countryside to big cities, but alas, Frankfurt pedestrian zones are really nice. And thank you again for your invitation - we could even meet up sooner or later.


I´m living in the countryside, but with train or car it is no problem to go to the city of Frankfurt. Fine, so you could write me an e-mail, if you think, you could travel to Germany.

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Perfect, it's 2 hour drive from home! :lol:


Wow, you are quite nearby Genf. I still spend some holidays in the area of the Lac leman (Genfer See).

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Andreas, Shigeru-Kawai is a completely different matter than Kawai! They are extra quality instruments.


Ah, I didn´t know this. :? Thank you. :D

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