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Piano Society Diploma

Discussion in 'General' started by avguste, May 5, 2008.

  1. avguste

    avguste Member Piano Society Artist

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    So I was thinking that the Piano Society should have its own diploma,certificate or something.
    What do you guys think?
     
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    We have already heard many ideas from you, but this one seems the silliest yet.....
     
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    In order to get Summa Cum Laude you must play Chopin's etude 10/4 under 58 seconds without any skipped notes or slips! :wink:


    Your idea is very general. Maybe if you would give supporting evidence and principles, then it won't seem so silly. Just to ask "what about a diploma in P.S?" does not make for a strong argument.
     
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    All I can say is:

    "... ... ... HUH?"

    What would be the purpose of such a diploma/certificate?

    It's not as if though this is an internationally credited institution... it's just a really great website where any random Joe can post recordings (provided they're good of course!).
     
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    or good at forging...just ask Setrak :wink:
     
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    But apparently he wasn't good enough to realize that some people might notice when he posts quite possibly the worlds most FAMOUS recording of Prokofiev's Toccata in D Minor...
     
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    Was just an idea that came up to me
    Basically the society would award a PS diploma to a pianist meeting agreed upon requirements.
    Examples as requirements:

    -have a certain number of recordings on the site
    -perform a certain number of recitals

    The above is just an example.

    Then, there could be a section on the site listing those that have obtained such a diploma
     
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    But the problem is that Piano Society is not a credible institution. Basically these dipolmas would be like giving the kid, who finished last in a race, a trophy. Pointless.

    Don't you think that the header "Complete Recording by [name]" is a type of dipolma in and of itself?
     
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    Exactly.

    Pianosociety is almost entirely made up of amateurs. And it's run by amateurs as well. It's not as if though this were run by professors at Juliard who are giving out achievement certificates to those who complete massive undertakings.

    I can understand your idea of giving credit where credit is due though. Perhaps when somebody finishes a complete set of something, there could be a list on the main page that shows the most recent completed sets, and who did them?
     
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    This list will be nothing more than:

    Breemer, C.
    Stahlbrand, R.
    Breemer, C.
    Breemer, C.
    Breemer, C.
    Breemer, C.
    Breemer, C.


    and maybe another name here and there :wink:


    But in a serious note. Perhaps there could be a hyperlink on the side-bar titled, "Complete Recordings". When a visitor would click on the link, they would be taken to a page which details who has complete recordings, etc. etc.
     
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    Who has complete recordings and who has not, is not so relevant. What would be nice is that the left-hand tree structure would indicate, for a specific category, that a complete recording is available (or maybe an extra item like "Chopin - Mazurkas (Complete)".

    But we get into the definition of a CS here. If Scriabin or Liadov wrote two or three pieces under one opus nr, and somebody records them all, this can hardly be dubbed a CS. There is a huge gray area here and maybe we'd better not venture into that.
     

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