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  1. hyenal

    hyenal New Member Piano Society Artist

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    I got to know that piece at my friend's home who is a piano teacher and was in a blind love to it for a while. I played it with my teacher a couple of times, but that was all. If I could play it properly with someone like you, that means one of my dreams around the piano comes true :wink:
    By the way, as I tried to play it with my teacher, I found I need a page turner. Could your wife Monica do that for us and at the same time hear us and give us some advices? My husband will be certainly very busy about Sol-Ji :lol:
     
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    Ah, I once saw a car of Peg Perego in a supermarket, but I've never seen someone driving something like that. Anyway it's interesting to hear that a children car lasted so long and ran so well!
    BTW how old are your sons, Monica? Are they in a high school?
     
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    Here they are in that car when they were little:


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    And here they are now: My oldest just finished his first year in college, and my other one has one more year of high school. (I had them when I was 15 :wink:)

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    Get it done and over with: good philosophy
     
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    Monica, your boys are good-looking :)
     
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    Monica can barely read music (she used to sing in an amateur choir, many years ago), I hope we'll work out a better solution than this one. :lol:
     
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    alf Active Member Piano Society Artist

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    Gosh, battery operated cars... Where are the pedal cars of former times like the one I had as a child? I'm oooold, Monica!
     
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    Today Andreas and I had another go at the pieces we planned (Mozart KV 497 sonata and 3 Dvorak Slavonic Dances), this time we managed to get very decent recordings in audio and video. It was a very long day of hard work, from 10:30 until 20:30 (this including some breaks of course). This late Mozart Sonata is very demanding and we were thoroughly fed up with it in the end, or at least I was.
    By comparison, the Dvorak Dances are almost a piece of cake - though we did not pick the hard ones to be honest. We did entertain the idea of someday recording them all, but lord knows where we'd get the time for that.

    Andreas will have quite a lot of work to to fitting all the tracks together... I'm looking forward to the result. But before he goes home he'll have the pleasure of seeing me windsurfing for the first time since 20+ years. That will be a hoot :)
     
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    Pianists' union won't be happy. :lol:

    We want that video, also!
     
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    Darm, I wish I had not said that now :lol:
    Wind forecast for tomorrow is just about right for someone who's likely to be a bit rusty.
     
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    It was a nice, but also demanding recording-session, but we also had a lot of pleasure and fun. I really like four hands playing and would be glad to make a CS of the Slavonic Dances.
    So, let's see, if I can do some hot surfing fotos of Chris at least tomorrow;)
     
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    It was a great day yesterday, enjoying the hospitality of Andreas and his family. I'm very thankful for this wonderful opportunity to try my hand at windsufing again after over 20 years of not having done it. After some initial awkwardness, it all came back surprisingly quickly. Though it took me until the end of the day to execute a succesful tack again (the most basic manouevre to change direction). The wind was just right in the morning, but as the weather brightened in the afternoon, it became less reliable, causing me to fall over more than I care for. Andreas had the bigger board and sail of the two, so he had a bit of an advantage here.

    Feels so good to know I can still do it, and I suddenly realized what I'd been missing all this time. I must now really get some new ropes, repair my mast, and get on-board again. We must certainly repeat this meeting, as well as playing piano together. Quite unusual to find someone with the same two passions ! But sheesh, do I have muscle ache today :x Especially after running 5 miles this afternoon with our company fitness instructor.

    Sabine (Andreas' wife) has made some video footage of both of us in action. I'm sure he will post that when ready, along with the recordings we made on monday.
     
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    Hot surfing-video of Chris and me and pictures of our meetin

    Hi friends,
    I´m back to Germany since yesterday and I have a lot to do now with editing the videos of 3 Slavonic Dances by Dvorak and the complete Mozart-Sonata for piano four hands, f-major, KV 497. In addition I have to replace a shower in my house (phew :evil: ).
    Here are some pictures of our meeting and a hot surfing-video. I find it to be a great achievement, that Chris could start windsurfing after 20 years and sail with the board as if he would do it every day! We had a lot of fun and pleasure and I´m really glad to have had these three great days in summary with my friend Chris! :D

    Here is the link to our hot surfing-video:
    http://server3.pianosociety.com/protect ... .08.09.avi

    Below you can see some pictures of our meeting:

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    Very nice to see both of you in the same pictures and in a single video! :D
    Is that cute boy in the second photo the 3-years-old son of Andreas?
     
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    Hahaha, this is really funny :lol: :lol: :lol: (Even though I could't follow some joke... what does it mean for example: "That's against the law!"?)
    Who is that guy named Victor Borge? He plays the piano quite well :D
     
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    Yes, Julian. He he is really sweet.
    The cute little dog on the first photo is ours, called Lucca. An absolute charmer who wants to play ball continuously.
     
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    Page Turner: "I run the lights"
    Victor: "That's against the law"

    Victor is alluding to that when driving a car it is illegal to go through an intersection when your lane has a red light and is signalled to stop. When a car goes through an intersection illegally, that is called "running (through) the lights"; hence Victor's reaction "That's against the law!" :lol:



    @Techie: Is that a bottle of Grolsch? Where is the Heinny? :wink: :roll:
     
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    It is indeed. Heineken's not bad, but I have come to prefer Grolsch. It's the nicest beer I have yet come across, and I like the feel of these sleek embossed green bottles 8)
     
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    Now I see what it means. Thanks Julius!
     
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    Are you still losing weight or have you reached your goal? Keep it up chief
     

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