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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist Trusted Member

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    Ok, great. I will put up a new thread about book number 3 shortly.

    And Andreas, approximately when do you expect to receive your books? Also, are you taking a laptop computer with you when you go on vacation?

    btw - I've read and seen a lot of movies about Mary Stuart's cousin, Queen Elizabeth, but I don't know so much about Mary herself. I like learning about those times, so maybe one day we can find a book that deals with both keyboard music (harpsichord?) and the life of royals or any old body in the fifteen or sixteen hundreds. Or 1700 or 1800 for that matter. I love all that historical stuff.
     
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    That´s the problem. The German book I will have within 3 or 4 days, the English version has a delivery time of 2 - 4 weeks, like our novel "Fingers" had had for me. So, I fear we can´t read it commonly in the time of my vacations. I have no laptop-computer, but I´ll write you a pm concerning this matter.

    Yes, would be interesting to find such a novel. Friedrich der Große was a great flute-player, but I don´t know any king or monarch of the 15th-18th century, who was also a good piano- respective harpsichord-player. Do you know one?
     
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    No, I don't. But it might make a nice little research project so I will look into sometime.

    And I have something personal to say too so I'm going over to the pm's now.
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist Trusted Member

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    Ok, it's three hours later and I had some time to look into our next next book. All I'm doing today is baking cakes and smoking my butt for my son's birthday party tomorrow. I have a lot of waiting around time right now.

    I did not find much in the way of 15th or 16th century historical novels involving keyboard music. There are some novels about Mozart, 1. Marrying Mozart - I read that one a long time ago, but would not mind reading it again. 2. Mozart's Sister - about Nanerl.

    I'll keep looking....
     
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    Hi Monica,
    first, could you send me a piece of the birthday-cake? :p :wink: (Hoo, "to smoke my butt", I don´t dare to translate that into good German. :shock: :lol: )

    Yes, I think, nearly every biography of composers of the 15th to 18th century would be possible to read, too, and I think, this would be very interesting, but I thought, you would like to combine the story of a person of nobility and something piano respective music related. That´s not so easy, I think. Mozart f.ex. was not a person of nobility.
     
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    :lol: :lol: It's not my butt I am smoking. It's a pig's. :lol: :lol:

    I should have worded that differently. I was talking about a pork roast. I put a large pork butt (roast) in the smoker and cook it for about 10 hours. The meat becomes so tender that you can pull it apart with a fork. We call it "pulled pork". I am making barbecued pulled-pork sandwiches for the party tomorrow. I know you won't eat it, so I will send you just the cake (chocolate). :wink:

    And yes - I would be interested in reading biographies of composers. But I also really like historical novels. Well, we can just wait until after our current book read before we have to pick out another one.
     
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    Oh, sorry, first I thought you wanted to say something vulgar like "I´m working my butt off". :oops: But surely you wouldn´t say things like that, right?! :)
    "To smoke" I knew only in expressions like "to smoke a cigarette" or something like that. So, this was really a missunderstanding because of my imperfect English.

    I agree. First let us read "Piano", then we could have a look for a nice historical novel or a composer-biography.
     

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