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Piano Society Project

Discussion in 'Pianists' started by avguste, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. avguste

    avguste Member Piano Society Artist

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    Hello
    I just received the email about the piano society project and it is very interesting
    Is there a date limit for submissions?
     
  2. robert

    robert New Member Piano Society Artist

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    Raymond did not put in a date limit in his request and I think that was intentionally. A book needs time but I hope as many pianists as possible will be able to have his/her submission ready in at least 2 months.
     
  3. avguste

    avguste Member Piano Society Artist

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    Well,I will get to it this weekend.
    I would love to know which of the pianists on the site are also doing this project.Is there such a list or maybe pianists could posts whether they are doing it
     
  4. pianolady

    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    I'm in.
    Raymond, can you please post a deadline date? I think you told me before, but I forgot. I've had this on the 'back burner' for a while and need a kick to get it going again.
     
  5. juufa72

    juufa72 New Member Piano Society Artist

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    I think he said before December-January 2007-08
     
  6. rsmullyan

    rsmullyan New Member Piano Society Artist

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    Yes, I would like to have all entries in not much later than January.
    Raymond
     
  7. mary

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    What is the Piano Society Project :?:
     
  8. pianolady

    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    Hi Mary,
    A member of this site is putting together a book consisting of the biographies of members who have recordings up here.
     
  9. avguste

    avguste Member Piano Society Artist

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    The deadline is coming soon.Need to really get to it ;)
     
  10. pianolady

    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    Good of you to remind everyone. I still haven't done mine.
     
  11. avguste

    avguste Member Piano Society Artist

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    Yea,well I need to remind myself of it.
    I will do it over Christmas break while i visit my family
     
  12. avguste

    avguste Member Piano Society Artist

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    I sent my profile right before Christmas
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    Argh! (I'm trying, Raymond)
     
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    avguste Member Piano Society Artist

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    any news?
     
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    avguste Member Piano Society Artist

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    Any news about this project?
     
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    avguste Member Piano Society Artist

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    any news from Raymond?
     
  17. pb

    pb New Member Piano Society Artist

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    Dear all,

    I am delighted to report that the book is nearing completion and we hope the first copies to be on sale within the next fortnight.

    Apologies for the time it has taken to finish but Raymond and I hope that the result will be worth the wait. There has been much to do, including getting back-cover reviews from distinguished musicians (Raymond has done a great job here including one from David Dubal would you believe), designing a cover (by email correspondence), formatting the text, learning how to publish a book and just recently proof-reading.

    I have a printed copy of the book in my hand which I have proof-read. I need to order another proof copy containing the resulting corrections and check it before I can sign it off. That should take about a week to arrive and check after which I can make the book generally available if all is well.

    [Robert, if you're reading this please can you confirm the book's sale price is okay with you? I've tried mailing you.]

    Can I take this opportunity to thank everyone who has contributed profiles, to Raymond who has worked extremely hard on this and kept us on track, and to Julia Froschhammer who provided a brilliant cover photograph.

    Please watch this space and I'll let you all know the moment it is available to buy.

    All the best,

    Peter
     
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    rsmullyan New Member Piano Society Artist

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    Dear all.

    I am very exited about this book, since it has turned out to be far better than I would have ever have imagined! This is due mainly to the remarkable work of Peter Bispham, who has done all the typing, most of the proof reading, designimg the arrangement of the text ( which you will see is extremely attractive) and the gorgeous book cover using Julia's lovely photograph.

    We all owe Peter a great debt of gratitude for his tireless efforts to make this book what it is.

    Raymond
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    Can't wait, Raymond. Thanks to you both!
     
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    pb New Member Piano Society Artist

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    Dear all

    The book is now available to order online at http://www.lulu.com/content/5404007
    There is an online preview where you can read the contents pages, foreword and back cover.

    All pianists who submitted profiles for the book will receive a complimentary copy as thanks for your contribution. Raymond will be in touch if he hasn't already.

    For many of you, reading your profile will be a nostalgic experience and I apologise for the time it has taken to finish.

    As it is published by a print-on-demand service, the book takes about 5 days to arrive as the copies are printed to order. This was the best option for getting the book published of those we considered. The book will be available to buy on Amazon in approx 6 weeks but the Piano Society gets more revenue per copy for orders from the link above.

    Tell your friends and family and spread the word online if you can. Hopefully the book will generate a decent amount of revenue for the Piano Society to continue its great work.

    Robert, I will post you some images of the book to create a proper fanfare on the main site.

    Finally, special thanks to Raymond, the inspiration behind this effort.

    Peter
     

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