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  1. juufa72

    juufa72 New Member Piano Society Artist

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    Still waiting for Pete. In the meantime, Where in the world?

    Clues:

    There is one of these in Pennsylvania, but they are not the same.
    It has to do with "dwellings and loaves" in its local language.
    A significant event has occured here, to which millions if not billions were affected.

    Can you guess this place?

    (Answers to be given Wednedsay 10th)
     
  2. juufa72

    juufa72 New Member Piano Society Artist

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    The answer to my Where In the World is Bethlehem, West Bank.

    There is a town in Pennsylvania that shares the same name but, obviously, one is in the US and the other in the middle east.

    The etymology of the name means "House of Bread" or in Arabic "House of Meat"

    And you can figure out the last clue :idea:
     
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    sorry, J - I didn't see this earlier. Doesn't matter though because this looks like a piece of crinkled brown paper bag.
     
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    PJF New Member Piano Society Artist

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    FYI, I'm still alive. :wink:
     
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    This will perhaps be the greatest game in this history of this thread! (Based on the time it is taking you to assemble it!!!)
     
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    PJF New Member Piano Society Artist

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    OK, I'm back. Sorry for the absence. I was in blinding pain for two months. Searing, mind-numbing, so-bad-you-want-to-die kind of pain. I had a running/repetitive-motion injury to my piriformis muscle, which caused muscle spasms around the sciatic nerve. It felt like my leg was being flayed over and over again. Thank God for pain-killers!

    Anyway, I'm better, mostly. Down to treating the injury with physical therapy, ibuprofen and just the odd Tylox. The prognosis is good, as long as I don't re-injure it.

    Ugh.

    Where was I? Right; a game...

    I'll have to work on it later, my leg hurts from sitting.

    Pete
     
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    Bit of a wimp, aren't you Pete !

    Seriously though... that sounds real bad. You should not overdo that running thing.
     
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    PJF New Member Piano Society Artist

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    Anyone who can run till something breaks is not a wimp. Stupid, maybe, but definitely not a wimp. :lol:

    Although this may have been just as much a piano playing injury. For the last year or so, I've been healing from a shoulder injury, so I have spent almost none of that time sitting at the piano. Since October 2008, as the shoulder had healed, I resumed practice with gusto; my time on the bench increased too quickly, bruising the sciatic nerve, causing otherwise minor muscle spasms, which were acutely exacerbated by running.

    Anyhoo, I'm getting less wimpy every day! :wink:
     
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    Hurry up, Pete. I am bored, bored, bored!!!
     
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    PJF New Member Piano Society Artist

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    Alright! I come up with something within 36 hours, I PROMISE! :lol: :wink:
     
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    Ok, Pete. According to my clock, you have about two more hours. I get a little cranky if I am made to wait. :x :wink: :)
     
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    guess someone doesn't like a little tease? I suppose you don't watch James Bond films because of the redundant "1 second left on the clock; Bond makes the escape or stops the bomb from going out, then procedes to make passionate love to a bombshell [pardon the pun] whilst waiting for the Royal Navy to rescue them" scene :p
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist Trusted Member

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    What do you mean? I am a tease! Or haven't you noticed. :lol: And I love James Bond movies too. Especially Sean Connery. (ugh - now I've got that song "Gold Finger" running through my head)

    Pete is late! :evil:
     
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    better late than never :p :oops:
     
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    If you haven't figured it out by now, I can't be trusted.

    I'm not procrastinating. Or am I? :lol:

    No, seriously; I'm working on it right now.
     
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    PJF New Member Piano Society Artist

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    Pretty straight forward. Name the pieces. Some are just fragments. "I can name that tune in"....just one chord?

    Hopefully, after I'd made many nervous with my pianistic slash-and-burnery, the first one will elicit feelings of relaxation.

    Go ahead, giggle at my note errors, I deserve it. :roll:

    http://file.walagata.com/w/lapeter/1.mp3
    http://file.walagata.com/w/lapeter/2.mp3
    http://file.walagata.com/w/lapeter/3.mp3
    http://file.walagata.com/w/lapeter/4.mp3
    http://file.walagata.com/w/lapeter/5.mp3
    http://file.walagata.com/w/lapeter/6.mp3
    http://file.walagata.com/w/lapeter/7.mp3

    Pete
     
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    3. Beethoven, Sonata Op.27/1 (Adagio con espressione)
    (beautiful, you should record the whole sonata and submit it in AR!)

    5. Don't know, I smell a scriabinesque aroma.

    7. Mozart, Sonata K.570 (Allegretto)



    I'm afraid I cannot go further than that. :x
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist Trusted Member

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    Well, looks like I won't be winning this round. I don't know any of these for sure. :x

    No. 1 is so familiar, though. I know I've played it in some random book that I have around here. Now it's driving me nuts.

    No. 4 sounds like something Italian.

    No. 7 sounds like Mozart.
     
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    #2 is either Clementi or Scarlatti, I think it is the latter but to name the exact sonata would be impossible considering how many there are.

    #4 is Tchaikovsky's Neopolitan Dance from the AftY (I tried to play this piece but the left hand was a b*** when I tried to add the right hand to it)
     
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    PJF New Member Piano Society Artist

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    For #2, I just need the composer, the name of the piece (not the specific number, just the generic title, such as "prelude" or "sonata") and the key in which it is written. (Hint, the recording stops not at the end, hence the last note is not the tonic.)

    Number 4 is right.

    You're right on all 5! :lol:

    Number 5: I'll post the next few notes and I bet you'll get it right away. This is just one chord from a very long piece for piano and orchestra. (Hint)

    Number 3 is right; btw I think I should record it, too. I know the whole sonata but it had many technical errors. I haven't revisited it in about 10 years, so I may give it a go. Thanks.

    Number 7 is of course, correct.

    The score is:

    Monica 5...okay, 0
    JG......................1
    Alf......................2

    Anyone have an idea on #6? It's the opening bars on a composition for Piano and three other instruments.
     

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