Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!


SEARCH
Piano Forums & Piano World
(ad)
Modern Piano Moving
Modern Piano Moving
(ad)
Virtual Sheet Music
Download Sheet Music Instantly
Virtual Sheet Music - Classical Sheet Music Downloads
Sheet Music...
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Piano Buyer Spring 2017
(ad)
Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restorations and sales
Who's Online Now
124 registered members (AJB, ajames, Bambers, adamjh, anotherscott, 32 invisible), 2,163 guests, and 8 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords & Scales
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#1990906 - 11/26/12 03:20 AM I would rather hear a ringing phone than...  
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 162
CraigG Offline
Full Member
CraigG  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 162
Canada
...a newborn baby crying while I'm trying to perform.

Just after starting Brahms' A Major Intermezzo (118 No.2), right at bar 9, a baby starts crying. At bar 57 the mom starts walking around, trying to soothe her. At bar 87 she finally decides to leave the room. And why would a baby sleep through Schubert's Op.90 No.1 but wake up and cry during Brahms?

So what has annoyed you during your performing (aside from the usual)?


Ignorance is not a point of view.
(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#1990911 - 11/26/12 03:28 AM Re: I would rather hear a ringing phone than... [Re: CraigG]  
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 6,494
Nikolas Offline
6000 Post Club Member
Nikolas  Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 6,494
UK
The very fact that the mother brought a newborn baby into a concert hall is annoying enough! Unless it was her home and she asked you to play for her, or something...

#1990917 - 11/26/12 03:47 AM Re: I would rather hear a ringing phone than... [Re: CraigG]  
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 21,386
Mark_C Online content
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Mark_C  Online Content
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 21,386
New York
Originally Posted by CraigG
....So what has annoyed you during your performing (aside from the usual)?

I could write a book. Or a post anyway. grin

-- At one of my first recitals, right at the beginning of the first piece (Weber's Invitation to the Dance) someone shoots a flashbulb photo. I thought I was gonna die. (But, after the fact, I was glad to have the pic -- plus, it turned out that this was the daughter of my first teacher, who by then was elderly and living far away, and the daughter took the pic to send it to her).

-- At an amateur competition, two of the organizers who were friends of mine were apparently interested in how I'd do, so just as I started playing, they walked onto the wing area offstage to watch. That sounds very nice, except that it put them basically right in my face. I didn't know whether to keep playing or to stop and get them away from there. Actually I did know what to do: the only choice was to keep playing. But I spent the whole time trying not to be distracted by them standing there staring at me, which was like trying not to think of elephants. smile

-- All kinds of things can happen at competitions because the setting is completely out of your control. At another competition, I found out when I hit my second note that the damper on a low note wasn't working, which meant that every time I hit it, the sound would continue even if I didn't want it to. I decided to have fun with it and sort of work it into the interpretation, and almost sort of succeeded. At another such event, the bench was unusually lightweight, and a few seconds into the piece, my body movement hurled the bench backwards so that I was hardly able to reach the keyboard any more.

#1990931 - 11/26/12 05:38 AM Re: I would rather hear a ringing phone than... [Re: CraigG]  
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 6,018
Dave Horne Offline
6000 Post Club Member
Dave Horne  Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 6,018
Vught, The Netherlands
... old folks who unwrap their individually packaged candies. They can't hear it but everyone within 20 yards can.



website | mp3\wav files | Yamaha AvantGrand N3 | Roland RD 2000 | Sennheiser HD 598 headphones
(ad ) MusicNotes.com
sheet music search
#1990961 - 11/26/12 08:31 AM Re: I would rather hear a ringing phone than... [Re: CraigG]  
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 6,618
Damon Offline
6000 Post Club Member
Damon  Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 6,618
..people who yell out "Free Bird".

#1991011 - 11/26/12 11:26 AM Re: I would rather hear a ringing phone than... [Re: Damon]  
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 232
MathGuy Offline
Full Member
MathGuy  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 232
California
When I'm playing it's always "Whipping Post!"

#1991013 - 11/26/12 11:28 AM Re: I would rather hear a ringing phone than... [Re: CraigG]  
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 2,191
Kuanpiano Offline
2000 Post Club Member
Kuanpiano  Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Joined: May 2010
Posts: 2,191
Canada
Maybe that was a cue to immediately switch to Brahm's lullaby?? :P


Working on:
Chopin - Nocturne op. 48 no.1
Debussy - Images Book II

#1991053 - 11/26/12 12:54 PM Re: I would rather hear a ringing phone than... [Re: CraigG]  
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 5,446
Derulux Offline
5000 Post Club Member
Derulux  Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 5,446
Philadelphia
I might be the only one to have this happen, but "nose whistles". In the middle of a piece, I've gotten the nose whistles, and either had to breathe from my mouth or try to ignore that sharp, albeit soft, high-pitched whistle every time I took a breath.


Every day we are afforded a new chance. The problem with life is not that you run out of chances. In the end, what you run out of are days.
#1991146 - 11/26/12 04:12 PM Re: I would rather hear a ringing phone than... [Re: CraigG]  
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 4,706
Pogorelich. Online blank
4000 Post Club Member
Pogorelich.  Online Blank
4000 Post Club Member

Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 4,706
not somewhere over the rainbow
I'm just happy that people are still going to classical concerts, son I try to not let stuff like this bother me.

Except when they're talking loudly during the playing. Then it's very annoying.



"The eyes can mislead, the smile can lie, but the shoes always tell the truth."
#1991232 - 11/26/12 08:47 PM Re: I would rather hear a ringing phone than... [Re: Kuanpiano]  
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 2,039
tomasino Offline
2000 Post Club Member
tomasino  Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 2,039
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Originally Posted by Kuanpiano
Maybe that was a cue to immediately switch to Brahm's lullaby?? :P


Ya beat me! I was gonna say that.

Tomasino


"Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do so with all thy might." Ecclesiastes 9:10

#1991627 - 11/27/12 06:54 PM Re: I would rather hear a ringing phone than... [Re: CraigG]  
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 2,873
dolce sfogato Offline
2000 Post Club Member
dolce sfogato  Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 2,873
I heard some bluehaired witches say:' I'm taking tram 11 after the concert' during me doing something very hard...


Longtemps, je me suis couché de bonne heure, but not anymore!
#1991703 - 11/27/12 10:03 PM Re: I would rather hear a ringing phone than... [Re: dolce sfogato]  
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 243
davaofthekeys Offline
Full Member
davaofthekeys  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 243
I got a cellphone ringing not once but twice during the first prelude in a performance I gave two weeks ago. First time, there was a murmur in the crowd and the lady (who was in the front row) looked very embarrased. Then 5 min later, just before the last bars, THE SAME PHONE RINGS AGAIN! I glanced over and it was the same lady! I was pretty disgusted. She didn't turn it off or put it on mute, she just hung up on that one caller. A louder annoyed murmur followed, but I am used to distracting noices so it didn't effect my performance. It's just a bit annoying now that I'm thinking about it. Such an ugly ringtone it was too, it was one of those stupid songs you know, not just beep beep, but a completely different melody. Some people...

#1991729 - 11/27/12 11:17 PM Re: I would rather hear a ringing phone than... [Re: CraigG]  
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 182
DonaldLee Offline
Full Member
DonaldLee  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 182
Loud talking. I've never understood why people talk during a performance in the first place, but if you're going to talk, at least have to curtesy to whisper quietly!


Donald Lee III
BM '16 James Madison University
MM '18 Cincinnati Conservatory of Music


#1991778 - 11/28/12 02:27 AM Re: I would rather hear a ringing phone than... [Re: CraigG]  
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 25
redrobin62 Offline
Full Member
redrobin62  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 25
12 tone and serial music! Oy! Makes my veins jump.


Vintage Galaxy D
Korg SV-1 88
Fender, Gibson, ESP electric guitars
Pignose acoustic
#1991846 - 11/28/12 08:54 AM Re: I would rather hear a ringing phone than... [Re: redrobin62]  
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 182
DonaldLee Offline
Full Member
DonaldLee  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 182
I agree, I can be comfortable with a piece that has a weak tonal center, but completely atonal music has never resonated with me.


Donald Lee III
BM '16 James Madison University
MM '18 Cincinnati Conservatory of Music



Moderated by  Brendan, Kreisler 

Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
(ad)
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
ad
Pierce Piano Atlas


(ad)
Pianoteq
Grotrian Concert
Royal
for Pianoteq out now
What's Hot!!
Why Do You Play The Piano?
-------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE on Piano World
-------------------
Piano Classified Ads
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Henle editions on sale...
by dogperson. 06/28/17 01:57 PM
What happened to the Fozioli black-key thread?
by Rickster. 06/28/17 01:16 PM
Key Bushings
by J Logan Blewett. 06/28/17 12:43 PM
3 staves, why not just 2?
by keyboardisproblem. 06/28/17 12:30 PM
The 3 Keys to Learning Piano as an Adult
by Zach Evans. 06/28/17 12:10 PM
(ad)
Sheet Music Plus
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
(ad)
Accu-Tuner
Sanderson Accu-Tuner
Forum Statistics
Forums44
Topics180,503
Posts2,639,813
Members88,215
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
Check It Out!
There's a lot more to Piano World than just the forums.
Check It Out!
Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers


 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter |


copyright 1997 - 2017 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0