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 Post subject: Glass Harp
PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:56 am 
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Hi,

I must be away for awhile due to a medical procedure with necessary recuperation time. But to help keep you entertained in my absence, I leave you this performance of Bach's famous Toccata and Fugue. Link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKRj-T4l ... ture=email

I will return as soon as I can.

David :)

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 Post subject: Re: Glass Harp
PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:53 am 
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:lol: It's a bit slow, and should really be performed on period goblets. Otherwise, a respectable performance.

All best David, take care, and do return with a vengeance !

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 Post subject: Re: Glass Harp
PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:03 pm 
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And then there's this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_CDLBTJ ... r_embedded


Best wishes, David! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Glass Harp
PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:08 pm 
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Brilliant :!: Must be at least 4 months' worth of firewood there ...

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 Post subject: Re: Glass Harp
PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:19 pm 
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The tempo seemed a little eratic. :wink:

That's almost better than all of those domino stunts.

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 Post subject: Re: Glass Harp
PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:00 pm 
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Be back soon and in even better shape!

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 Post subject: Re: Glass Harp
PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 4:07 am 
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Hi Everyone,

Thanks for the good wishes! I'm doing very well and will probably be back much earlier than I expected. I believe the piano will be beckoning me soon. :)

David

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 Post subject: Re: Glass Harp
PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:02 am 
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Good! Follow my example: I never stopped playing during my recent ordeal and look at the results.

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 Post subject: Re: Glass Harp
PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 2:19 pm 
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Did you know that Mozart and Beethoven actually composed works for the Glass [H]armonica invented by Benjamin Franklin? :D

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 Post subject: Re: Glass Harp
PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:36 pm 
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I knew Mozart did, but, to tell you the truth, I had thought it was written for that affair with the wine glasses.

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 Post subject: Re: Glass Harp
PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:03 pm 
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Hi,

Believe it or not, the glass harmonica is still being made in the U.S., and has been for decades by Finkenbeiner, Inc. in Waltham, Massachusetts.

The glass harp, which uses vertical wine glasses, was actually the ancestor of the glass harmonica which is a series of glass disks mounted on a horizontal spindle. Evidently people still buy and play them.

David

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