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
What's Hot!!
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE on Piano World
(ad)
Piano Tuning
How to Tune Pianos
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Piano Buyer Spring 2017
(ad)
4th Finger Enigma Resolved!
Schumann's 4th Finger Enigma Resolved!
Who's Online Now
101 registered members (Bambers, 36251, ajames, barbaram, aswanson82, accordeur, 25 invisible), 2,006 guests, and 3 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
Page 1 of 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
#2012683 - 01/11/13 10:44 AM Our Friend *Apple*  
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 4,983
lilylady Offline
4000 Post Club Member
lilylady  Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 4,983
boston north
With permission from her brother, I am posting.

Apple has been bravely fighting cancer for a few years but we just heard that she is continuing to lose her strength and that it appears she will lose her battle soon. Hospice has been called.

Apple has shared so much of herself on PW, I thought her friends here would want to know. You can share well wishes here as I am sending this http to her brother.

Like no other that I know, Mary embraces life. Family first, artist, poet, pianist, organist, chef, friend. Loving music as she does, she shared getting her Estonia and has continued to post here since. Her favorite composer is Bach.

We met once, at a Piano Party in NYC when fellow member, Elena (part of Duo Scarbo) premiered at Carnegie Hall. PW folks partied all weekend! Mary talks like she writes, spirited, is always smiling, and has a twinkle in her eye.

Two years ago Mary, her husband and 3 children moved into a beautiful new home and there Mary started teaching. Below is a video that she made.

Let's celebrate her life!




We love you Apple!

[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]












"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything."
(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#2012690 - 01/11/13 10:51 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 6,180
Piano World Offline
Piano World  Offline



Joined: May 2001
Posts: 6,180
Parsonsfield, ME (orig. Nahant...
For those of you who didn't know Apple, she has been a warm friendly funny member of our forums for over ten years.

We never met in person, but I always counted her as a friend, and always hoped to meet one day.
In spite of all she has had to deal with, she was always the first to offer someone else help.

Apple, you have more friends than you even know, and more people who love you than you can count.
May your next journey be a peaceful one, and may there be an Estonia piano there waiting for you to play.



- Frank B.
Founder / Owner / Host
www.PianoWorld.com
www.PianoSupplies.com
Find Us On:
Facebook.com/PianoWorldDotCom
ProRecord.info
Twitter.com/PianoWorld
www.youtube.com/PianoWorldDotCom
www.linkedin.com/in/pianoworld
Skype: PianoWorldDotCom
My Keyboards:
Estonia L-190 w/ ProRecord, Yamaha P-80, Estey 1895 Pump Organ, Harpsichord (kit), Clavichord (kit), Bilhorn Telescope Organ c 1880
-------------------------
It's Fun To Play the Piano ... PLEASE Pass It On!
Invite everyone you know to join our piano forums!


#2012694 - 01/11/13 10:59 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 6,507
Nikolas Offline
6000 Post Club Member
Nikolas  Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 6,507
UK
I have never met Mary, but I've had the chance to a few personal exchanges with her here and I've got to say that she's one of the most positive persons... As Lilylady said, always smiling, always happy to help and to acknowledged others!

Let's celebrate her life as you say Lilylady!

#2012699 - 01/11/13 11:13 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 14,909
keystring Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
keystring  Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 14,909
Canada
What is the word for when at the same time you cry and are inspired; you want to celebrate the inner strength that dares to do, and does it well. Frank, I think you have said it best, for us.

(ad ) MusicNotes.com
sheet music search
#2012701 - 01/11/13 11:21 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,084
Numerian Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Numerian  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,084
A wonderful woman and a great inspiration for all of us on the Forums. You always knew you had written something worthwhile when Apple chimed in with a response. This is very sad news that she is entering hospice. Her presence here will be very sorely missed.

#2012704 - 01/11/13 11:29 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 6,960
jodi Offline
6000 Post Club Member
jodi  Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Joined: May 2001
Posts: 6,960
The Evergreen State (WA)
Those pictures are wonderful. I am so sad. We love you, apple.

#2012720 - 01/11/13 11:54 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,278
Entheo Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Entheo  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,278
chicago, il
i believe i met her at an estonia event at a chicago piano store. very sorry to hear, she has been a positive influence here.

#2012724 - 01/11/13 12:06 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 242
Justplay Offline
Full Member
Justplay  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 242
So sad to hear the news. I've read Apple's posts for years and she has always contributed quality information and opinion. Much light to you on your new journey Apple.

#2012728 - 01/11/13 12:15 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 18,160
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012
Monica K.  Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 18,160
Lexington, Kentucky
Life can be so freakin' unfair and sad at times. frown Apple* has been such a positive force on the forum. I hope she knows how much she has done for all of us and how grateful we are that she shared of herself with us.


Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica
[Linked Image][Linked Image][Linked Image]
#2012731 - 01/11/13 12:21 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 4,385
Cinnamonbear Offline
4000 Post Club Member
Cinnamonbear  Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 4,385
Rockford, IL
Here is one of the most enjoyable home recordings of all time:



Love you, Apple!


I may not be fast,
but at least I'm slow.
#2012732 - 01/11/13 12:22 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 2,285
FarmGirl Offline

Silver Supporter until Jan 02 2013
FarmGirl  Offline

Silver Supporter until Jan 02 2013


Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 2,285
Scottsdale, AZ
I am so sad. I never met her in person but exchanged a few PMs with her. She's been a warm, positive and encouraging presence here in the piano world. I her, love for music and caring for others are one and same thing. I never knew she had her own health problems since she seems to be always caring for others - Students with disabilities etc. Apple, I love you.



1) Bach c minor fantasy
2) Beethoven sonata g major 14 No. 2 (re do)
3) Chopin a flat major Ballade (schubert Impromptu A flat D935 No2)
4) Scriabin op11 prelude #2 and #14 (Re do #2, new #14)
5) Bartok. 4 old tunes and Scherzo)
#2012735 - 01/11/13 12:30 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 788
the nosy ape Offline
500 Post Club Member
the nosy ape  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 788
Westford, MA
She has always been one of my favorite people here. I have never met her, which is my loss. I have had some private correspondence with her and she was always warm, cheerful, and generous. The world needs more people like her.

#2012736 - 01/11/13 12:33 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 8,371
Carey Offline
8000 Post Club Member
Carey  Offline
8000 Post Club Member

Joined: May 2005
Posts: 8,371
Phoenix, Arizona
Apple -

Thank you for enriching our lives through your participation in Piano World.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family !!!!





Mason and Hamlin BB - 91640
Kawai CA-65
YouTube channel - http://www.youtube.com/user/pianophilo
#2012741 - 01/11/13 12:43 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 2,572
landorrano Offline
2000 Post Club Member
landorrano  Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 2,572
France
That's so sad ...and it brings such a warm smile to think of Apple. I was just in my garden, a lovely winter evening, there are the first violettes, blue ones and white ones ...

#2012743 - 01/11/13 12:48 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,124
rada Offline
1000 Post Club Member
rada  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,124
pagosa springs,co
To Apple and her family,

I hope the thought of all you have inspired in your life through your music brings some peace to you. From reading everything here you know many have been touched by you.

rada


#2012745 - 01/11/13 12:58 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 4,356
malkin Offline
4000 Post Club Member
malkin  Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 4,356
*sigh* Salt Lake City
Apple, always so kind to everyone!



Having power is not nearly as important as what you choose to do with it.
– Roald Dahl

#2012749 - 01/11/13 01:07 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: malkin]  
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 807
piano joy Offline
500 Post Club Member
piano joy  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 807
Florida
Very admiring of such a positive attitude (I do not recall one unkind post from her) during such a difficult time in her life!

I hope Hospice will play her favorite music during her last hours...


I don't care too much for money. For money can't buy me love.
-the Beatles



#2012751 - 01/11/13 01:07 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 7,439
Minnesota Marty Offline

Platinum Supporter until October 5 2014
Minnesota Marty  Offline

Platinum Supporter until October 5 2014


Joined: May 2012
Posts: 7,439
Rochester MN
With dreadful news a flood of thoughts

Emotion filled color and sound

Songs of joy

Chants of sorrow

Bach must sing

From fingers now

Dear Apple

The sound of you


Marty in Minnesota

It's much easier to bash a Steinway than it is to play one.
#2012752 - 01/11/13 01:11 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
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 always enjoyed Apple's posts, playing, recordings, and zest for life. I know that Apple will go bravely forward. And if you do happen to read this, Apple, know that we are all praying for you.


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.
#2012757 - 01/11/13 01:20 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 625
MaggieGirl Offline
500 Post Club Member
MaggieGirl  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 625
Dear Apple,
I always smile when I read your posts. Your responses are always kind, warm and helpful. You also have a lovely sense of humor. Thank you so much for being such a warm, welcoming person. We are all blessed by your presence.

#2012768 - 01/11/13 01:33 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 3,576
Hakki Offline
3000 Post Club Member
Hakki  Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Joined: May 2001
Posts: 3,576
So sad to hear.
My thoughts and prayers are with Apple and her family !

#2012779 - 01/11/13 01:49 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 21,584
Mark_C Online content
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Mark_C  Online Content
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 21,584
New York
Peace and best wishes to Apple. Like many others, I never knew about this. There was one time that I noticed her making a subtle reference that sounded like there might be some such issue, and I tried quietly to ask if she might say more but she chose not to. I didn't ask again but realized she might be fighting a heroic battle that she wished to keep private. Thanks to Apple for all her positivity and her great contributions to this site, and wishing that she is as much in peace as possible.

#2012785 - 01/11/13 01:59 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 2,955
BB Player Offline
BB Player  Offline



Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 2,955
Not in Texas
Very sad news indeed. I've "known" Mary since shortly after joining the forum. She has always been unfailingly polite, positive and helpful. She deserves a peaceful ending surrounded by people who love her. I'm sure there are many.


Greg
#2012793 - 01/11/13 02:20 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 8,453
Horowitzian Offline
8000 Post Club Member
Horowitzian  Offline
8000 Post Club Member

Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 8,453
Needless to say really sad to hear this. My prayers are with her and her family.


Close only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades, and nuclear weapons.
#2012794 - 01/11/13 02:22 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: May 2008
Posts: 1,840
Strings & Wood Offline


Gold member until Dec. 2012
Strings & Wood  Offline


Gold member until Dec. 2012


Joined: May 2008
Posts: 1,840
USA
Apple has been and forever will be, intertwined within the fabrics and threads of Piano World. I have always enjoyed reading her comments.








#2012798 - 01/11/13 02:27 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 6,383
jotur Offline
Gold Level
jotur  Offline
Gold Level

Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 6,383
Santa Fe, NM
Apple was active when I first joined PW. I was sorry to hear about this.

Cathy


Cathy
[Linked Image][Linked Image][Linked Image]
Practice what you suck at - anonymous
#2012800 - 01/11/13 02:28 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,537
Stubbie Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Stubbie  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,537
Midwest USA
Ohhh! So sad--words fail.

I hope it is some consolation to those close to her that her time spent here at PW reflects a life well-lived through music.


[Linked Image]
#2012804 - 01/11/13 02:30 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: Monica K.]  
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 10,876
Piano*Dad Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Piano*Dad  Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 10,876
Williamsburg, VA
Originally Posted by Monica K.
Life can be so freakin' unfair and sad at times. frown Apple* has been such a positive force on the forum. I hope she knows how much she has done for all of us and how grateful we are that she shared of herself with us.


Indeed.

I never met Mary in the flesh, though we talked on three forums. I'm sure she knows that she has touched a lot of people.

#2012813 - 01/11/13 02:37 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 4,263
Silverwood Pianos Offline
4000 Post Club Member
Silverwood Pianos  Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 4,263
Vancouver B. C. Canada


There is a place where the sidewalk ends
And before the street begins,
And there the grass grows soft and white,
And there the sun burns crimson bright,
And there the moon-bird rests from his flight
To cool in the peppermint wind.

Let us leave this place where the smoke blows black
And the dark street winds and bends.
Past the pits where the asphalt flowers grow
We shall walk with a walk that is measured and slow,
And watch where the chalk-white arrows go
To the place where the sidewalk ends.

Yes we'll walk with a walk that is measured and slow,
And we'll go where the chalk-white arrows go,
For the children, they mark, and the children, they know
The place where the sidewalk ends.

Shel Silverstein


Dan Silverwood
www.silverwoodpianos.com
http://silverwoodpianos.blogspot.com/
http://www.facebook.com/SilverwoodPianosDotCom
"If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur."
#2012835 - 01/11/13 02:58 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 9,373
argerichfan Offline
9000 Post Club Member
argerichfan  Offline
9000 Post Club Member

Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 9,373
Pacific Northwest, US.
Very sad news, but what a joy to read all the loving posts from fellow members!


Jason
#2012842 - 01/11/13 03:07 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 6,451
ChopinAddict Offline
6000 Post Club Member
ChopinAddict  Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 6,451
Land of the never-ending music
So sad... frown We are all with you, apple*! We love you!



[Linked Image]

Music is my best friend.


#2012846 - 01/11/13 03:14 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 518
Euphonatrix Offline
500 Post Club Member
Euphonatrix  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 518
Hessen, Germany
Thank you, Apple.
You have touched a lot of lives here and shared so much so generously - you'll always be with us.
May love, peace and music be with you.


"The creative process is nothing but a series of crises."
(Isaac B. Singer)

[Linked Image]
#2012853 - 01/11/13 03:21 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: piano joy]  
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 18,160
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012
Monica K.  Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 18,160
Lexington, Kentucky
Originally Posted by piano joy
(I do not recall one unkind post from her)


That's worth repeating... especially when you consider that, with 19,861 posts, apple* holds the distinction of being the PW member with the greatest number of posts! wow


Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica
[Linked Image][Linked Image][Linked Image]
#2012864 - 01/11/13 03:32 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 4,289
mr_super-hunky Offline
4000 Post Club Member
mr_super-hunky  Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 4,289
Even after throwing out the high and low score, the only scores left are still all high! What a unique and wonderful person Apple is who went out of her way to bring happiness and friendship to everyone she touched.

Thank you Apple for just being you.


#2012867 - 01/11/13 03:34 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 5,511
gooddog Offline
5000 Post Club Member
gooddog  Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 5,511
Seattle area, WA
Very sad news. Deep peace to you Apple.


Best regards,

Deborah
#2012873 - 01/11/13 03:44 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 6,734
Orange Soda King Offline
6000 Post Club Member
Orange Soda King  Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 6,734
Louisville, Kentucky, United S...
Very sad news, she is one of my favorite people on the forum. She and her family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers.

#2012877 - 01/11/13 03:48 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 5,485
piqué Offline
5000 Post Club Member
piqué  Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 5,485
apple,

you and i go way back. i feel as if we have actually met and have spent a lot of time together.

you are leaving a beautiful legacy--your beautiful children, your community and family at home that love you, and the community you helped to build here online.

you are irreplaceable and you will be missed terribly by all.

wishing for you peace and love and music as you leave us, sweet poet.


piqué

now in paperback:
[Linked Image]

Grand Obsession: A Piano Odyssey
#2012915 - 01/11/13 04:56 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 6,451
ChopinAddict Offline
6000 Post Club Member
ChopinAddict  Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 6,451
Land of the never-ending music
I think this photo (which she indicates as her website) is worth remembering because it is so beautiful:

[Linked Image]



[Linked Image]

Music is my best friend.


#2012930 - 01/11/13 05:18 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 6,714
casinitaly Offline

Gold Supporter until March 1 2014
casinitaly  Offline

Gold Supporter until March 1 2014


Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 6,714
Italy
It is quite amazing how you can feel connected to people you've never met in person, value and esteem them, appreciate them, and grieve for them.

Apple, you made a wonderful contribution here, you will be missed indeed.

I pray that your heart and mind are at peace, and for the consolation of your loved ones.



[Linked Image]
#2012945 - 01/11/13 05:42 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 2,324
JimF Offline
2000 Post Club Member
JimF  Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 2,324
south florida
So Sad. Apple's enthusiasm for her Estonia helped lead me to my wonderful piano. Thank you for all your contributions and wonderful attitude, Apple. We will miss you.


Tarantella, Pieczonka
Sonatine, No.2 Menuet - MRavel


Estonia L190 #7284[Linked Image][Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
#2012947 - 01/11/13 05:43 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: casinitaly]  
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 1,759
David Burton Offline
1000 Post Club Member
David Burton  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: May 2001
Posts: 1,759
Coxsackie, New York
Originally Posted by casinitaly
It is quite amazing how you can feel connected to people you've never met in person, value and esteem them, appreciate them, and grieve for them.

Apple, you made a wonderful contribution here, you will be missed indeed.

I pray that your heart and mind are at peace, and for the consolation of your loved ones.


(I'll just add, since this was said so well, that somehow, somewhere, in a better, kinder world, sometime in the future, where we sincerely hope there will be pianos and music, that we will meet in person. In essence, Apple was one person on here I always felt that I knew and perhaps she knew me too.)

#2012952 - 01/11/13 05:50 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 4,850
wouter79 Offline
4000 Post Club Member
wouter79  Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 4,850
Sorry to hear this... Best wishes Apple!


[Linked Image][Linked Image][Linked Image][Linked Image]
#2012962 - 01/11/13 06:10 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 806
AimeeO Offline

Silver Supporter until Jan 04 2013
AimeeO  Offline

Silver Supporter until Jan 04 2013


Joined: May 2010
Posts: 806
New Orleans
While I've never interacted with Apple personally, I always look forward to and enjoy her posts when lurking in Pianists Corner. Apple, best wishes to you, and I am thinking of you and your loved ones.
Aimee O

#2012979 - 01/11/13 06:38 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 526
JeanieA Offline
500 Post Club Member
JeanieA  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 526
Reno, Nevada
Words fail.

Apple, peace to you and your family. Your kindness and grace will continue to be an inspiration to all you have touched.


Collector of sheet music I can't play.
#2012980 - 01/11/13 06:39 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 4,983
lilylady Offline
4000 Post Club Member
lilylady  Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 4,983
boston north
This must have been a very happy day! Mary hugging Indrek Laul, owner of Estonia Pianos. (She owns an Estonia)


[Linked Image]


"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything."
#2012989 - 01/11/13 06:44 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 918
BeccaBb Offline
500 Post Club Member
BeccaBb  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 918
Fort Frances, On Canada
Apple:

Thank you for the gift you have shared with us all: you. I know I have read your posts with much interest and have always gotten great ideas from them and huge smiles. smile

You will be missed. May your next journey be filled with the love and laughter you gifted all of us with.


Becca
Began: 01-12-11
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
Roland RD300NX
1947 Gulbranson spinet piano
#2012996 - 01/11/13 06:57 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 5,921
-Frycek Offline
5000 Post Club Member
-Frycek  Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 5,921
SC Mountains
Go gently and good luck on your next great adventure, Mary.
(Never having met you in person is one of the regrets of my life.)


Slow down and do it right.
[Linked Image]
#2012997 - 01/11/13 06:57 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: BeccaBb]  
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 2,766
jazzyprof Offline
2000 Post Club Member
jazzyprof  Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 2,766
Ann Arbor, MI
Apple: You are a bright shining light and the epitome of grace and kindness. I always smile when I read your signature "love and peace, Õun (apple in Estonian)". May you be surrounded by love and filled with peace.


"Playing the piano is my greatest joy...period."......JP
#2013015 - 01/11/13 07:40 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 1,095
Recaredo Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Recaredo  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: May 2011
Posts: 1,095
Granada (Spain)
This is so sad. I also enjoyed her graceful and helpful posts, she is that kind of person who makes this world has no borders.

My best wishes to you Apple.

#2013033 - 01/11/13 08:13 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 4,482
Mark... Offline
4000 Post Club Member
Mark...  Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 4,482
Jersey Shore
God Speed Apple...

#2013040 - 01/11/13 08:25 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,591
Ted Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Ted  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,591
Auckland, New Zealand
I live on the other side of the world and my approach to music is poles apart from hers, but she once took a great deal of trouble to help me in an exchange of messages about a technical issue - a remarkably generous and broadminded soul. I am very saddened.


"It is inadvisable to decline a dinner invitation from a plump woman." - Fred Hollows
#2013042 - 01/11/13 08:27 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 1,655
jdw Offline
1000 Post Club Member
jdw  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 1,655
Philadelphia, PA
I join others in appreciation of Apple, and also want to thank Lilylady for posting this thread.


1989 Baldwin R
Currently working on:
Chopin, Waltz in E minor (op. posth.)
Schubert, Op. 90 no. 2
Mendelssohn, Op. 19 no. 2
#2013049 - 01/11/13 08:33 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 6,173
currawong Offline
6000 Post Club Member
currawong  Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Joined: May 2007
Posts: 6,173
Down Under
So sad, but thankful that I was able to know her here. What a kind, funny and encouraging person.

Love and peace to you, apple*


Du holde Kunst...
#2013050 - 01/11/13 08:34 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: Cinnamonbear]  
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 717
Emanuel Ravelli Offline
500 Post Club Member
Emanuel Ravelli  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 717
Virginia
Thanks for posting this wonderful video of Mary playing the Aria from the Goldberg. It's like a gentle kiss goodbye from one of the shining lights of this forum. You'll be missed, Apple.


Phil Bjorlo
#2013060 - 01/11/13 08:59 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 88
Jamie Offline
Full Member
Jamie  Offline
Full Member

Joined: May 2001
Posts: 88
Mt. Pearl, NL, Ca
So sad. A kindred spirit for the many years I spent on the old forums. One of those people I wish I had met, and swapped choir keyboard notes! I wish you peace, sweetheart, and may we finally jam at that great piano party in the great beyond. Love!
Jamie

#2013066 - 01/11/13 09:18 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 1,651
Ralph Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Ralph  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 1,651
Delaware (slower/lower)
I've been reading her posts for ten years and
feel as if I know her somehow. I'm at a loss for words. Prays sent.


Do or do not. There is no try.
#2013074 - 01/11/13 09:32 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 2,340
BeeLady Offline
2000 Post Club Member
BeeLady  Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 2,340
Massachusetts
LilyLady's pic has to be my all time favorite picture of Mary.

I count myself oh so lucky that I was able to meet her in person AND hear her play.


Last edited by BeeLady; 01/11/13 09:33 PM.

BeeLady

Life is like a roll of toilet paper...the closer you get to the end, the faster it goes!
#2013091 - 01/11/13 10:16 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: BeeLady]  
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 6,180
Piano World Offline
Piano World  Offline



Joined: May 2001
Posts: 6,180
Parsonsfield, ME (orig. Nahant...
Originally Posted by BeeLady
LilyLady's pic has to be my all time favorite picture of Mary.

I count myself oh so lucky that I was able to meet her in person AND hear her play.



For sure BeeLady.

I so wish I'd had the chance to meet her in person.

But I am very thankful that in a small way I was able to provide a forum for her to reach so many people who were/are so glad to have known her.



- Frank B.
Founder / Owner / Host
www.PianoWorld.com
www.PianoSupplies.com
Find Us On:
Facebook.com/PianoWorldDotCom
ProRecord.info
Twitter.com/PianoWorld
www.youtube.com/PianoWorldDotCom
www.linkedin.com/in/pianoworld
Skype: PianoWorldDotCom
My Keyboards:
Estonia L-190 w/ ProRecord, Yamaha P-80, Estey 1895 Pump Organ, Harpsichord (kit), Clavichord (kit), Bilhorn Telescope Organ c 1880
-------------------------
It's Fun To Play the Piano ... PLEASE Pass It On!
Invite everyone you know to join our piano forums!


#2013094 - 01/11/13 10:25 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 6,971
kathyk Offline
6000 Post Club Member
kathyk  Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 6,971
Maine
What a testament to Apple to see so many old posters here among the newer who have been touched by Apple's touch.

I'm going to miss her very much and I'm clearly not alone. :-(

[Linked Image]

#2013100 - 01/11/13 10:29 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,239
guest1013 Offline
1000 Post Club Member
guest1013  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,239
My word! I have been away for a couple of years from posting, though sometimes reading. I have always enjoyed Apple's posts, especially her accompanist stories. As so many others have said, she seemed like a friend, always caring and seeing humor in life. I feel blessed to have known her here in the forums.

#2013107 - 01/11/13 10:50 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 2,313
custard apple Offline
2000 Post Club Member
custard apple  Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 2,313
Sydney
Dear Apple
I just saw the pink ribbon on my front page. Although we've never crossed paths or many posts, I am sure the forum was all the richer for your contribution.
I'm glad you've got so much loving support.

#2013109 - 01/11/13 10:55 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 82
emilypianist89 Offline
Full Member
emilypianist89  Offline
Full Member

Joined: May 2012
Posts: 82
My thoughts and prayers are with Apple and her family!


Pianist
Private Piano Teacher
#2013111 - 01/11/13 10:56 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 4,356
malkin Offline
4000 Post Club Member
malkin  Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 4,356
*sigh* Salt Lake City
We will remember our friend Apple forever and we will be better for having known her.
Thanks for sharing yourself with all of us.

Bon Voyage!


Having power is not nearly as important as what you choose to do with it.
– Roald Dahl

#2013114 - 01/11/13 11:04 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 2,161
DameMyra Offline
2000 Post Club Member
DameMyra  Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 2,161
South Jersey
Peace and love to you, dear sweet Apple and to your family and friends. You have touched so many people, perhaps more than you will ever know. I will forever think of you whenever I hear the Aria from the Goldbergs.

Last edited by DameMyra; 01/11/13 11:04 PM.

Private Piano Teacher
MTNA/NJMTA/SJMTA
#2013124 - 01/11/13 11:22 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 13,837
Kreisler Offline
Kreisler  Offline


Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 13,837
Iowa City, IA
Add my voice to the choir. Apple represented the best of what we have here in this community and will be greatly missed and celebrated.

-J


"If we continually try to force a child to do what he is afraid to do, he will become more timid, and will use his brains and energy, not to explore the unknown, but to find ways to avoid the pressures we put on him." (John Holt)

www.pianoped.com
www.youtube.com/user/UIPianoPed
#2013127 - 01/11/13 11:40 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 20,722
BruceD Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
BruceD  Offline

Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Joined: May 2001
Posts: 20,722
Victoria, BC
"And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest."



BruceD
- - - - -
Estonia 190
#2013131 - 01/11/13 11:59 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: BruceD]  
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 2,550
RealPlayer Offline
2000 Post Club Member
RealPlayer  Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Joined: May 2003
Posts: 2,550
NYC
Apple,

I feel so fortunate that I had the opportunity to visit with you here in NY at that piano party. I really value all your contributions here and at WTF over the years (on many subjects, not just music). I don't have the right words, but please know that we all love you and hold you in our hearts.

#2013140 - 01/12/13 12:45 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 3,918
Palindrome Offline
3000 Post Club Member
Palindrome  Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 3,918
Chicago, IL USA
Apple,

I am so sorry to hear this. You'll probably remember that we met twice, once at the Chicago Estonia meeting, and once when you generously opened your house in KC for the PianoWorld group to hear Brendan play. I came across a quotation just yesterday:

We're all dying fires. The question is, how will you burn?*

You've been a light of reason, good information, and sound advice for us on the forums, and we all regard you with fondness and respect. My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family in this part of your journey.

Jim

*(Attributed by author John Vorhaus to his mother.)


There is no end of learning. -Robert Schumann Rules for Young Musicians
#2013152 - 01/12/13 01:23 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 6,180
Piano World Offline
Piano World  Offline



Joined: May 2001
Posts: 6,180
Parsonsfield, ME (orig. Nahant...
I feel like I'm losing a part of my family
I haven't cried this much since I lost my brother.

I wish we could keep you here forever Apple.
Wait, we will keep you here among us forever. In the thousands of posts you shared with us, in the way you
showed us how to enjoy life, in the way you showed us how to never give up, and how to love life.

Your legacy will out last all of us.

Know that you are much loved, and although you will be much missed, you will be remembered always.



- Frank B.
Founder / Owner / Host
www.PianoWorld.com
www.PianoSupplies.com
Find Us On:
Facebook.com/PianoWorldDotCom
ProRecord.info
Twitter.com/PianoWorld
www.youtube.com/PianoWorldDotCom
www.linkedin.com/in/pianoworld
Skype: PianoWorldDotCom
My Keyboards:
Estonia L-190 w/ ProRecord, Yamaha P-80, Estey 1895 Pump Organ, Harpsichord (kit), Clavichord (kit), Bilhorn Telescope Organ c 1880
-------------------------
It's Fun To Play the Piano ... PLEASE Pass It On!
Invite everyone you know to join our piano forums!


#2013154 - 01/12/13 01:26 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 5,220
ando Offline
5000 Post Club Member
ando  Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 5,220
Melbourne, Australia
I'll never forget Apple's delight at finally getting her Estonia piano, and the thought she put into naming it. The delight was so pure it was like a kid at Christmas. That memory will always stick with me because I have waited a long time to have my perfect piano like Apple had to. Her experience inspired me not to lose hope.

Aside from that, she is one of those rare people who doesn't get involved in narky disputes and just focussed on the joyful and positive aspects of the forum. A very admirable lady.

#2013156 - 01/12/13 01:31 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 1,393
Bobpickle Offline

Gold Supporter until July 10  2014
Bobpickle  Offline

Gold Supporter until July 10  2014


Joined: May 2012
Posts: 1,393
Cameron Park, California
You rarely come across such sincerely kind and good-hearted people in life, let alone on the internet. She has my prayers.


"[The trick to life isn't] just about living forever. The trick is still living with yourself forever."
#2013163 - 01/12/13 01:56 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 414
AldenH Offline
Full Member
AldenH  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 414
Texas
Apple,

Your words always exuded peace and warmth. Your centering prescence will be sorely missed. Would that all in this world were so joyful.

#2013171 - 01/12/13 02:24 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 8,923
wr Offline
8000 Post Club Member
wr  Offline
8000 Post Club Member

Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 8,923
What everyone is saying - a remarkable and warm person, whose uplifting presence will be missed here at PW.

Peace to you, and to your family.

#2013191 - 01/12/13 03:35 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 1,603
Opus_Maximus Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Opus_Maximus  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 1,603
You will be missed, thank you for your contributions and ever warm spirit.

#2013225 - 01/12/13 06:36 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 10,731
Rich Galassini Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Rich Galassini  Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Joined: May 2001
Posts: 10,731
Philadelphia/South Jersey
I have never met Apple in person. We came close so many times... but I am honored to call her a friend, along with countless others whose lives she has touched.

A few years back Dr. Laul and I had offered to get her a hotel and fly her into Philadelphia when he was playing a concert here. Although she considered coming, she did not feel up to it. Indrek and I took this picture right before he played:

[Linked Image]

Apple, we still miss you!

With love,


Rich Galassini
Cunningham Piano Co.
Phila, Pa.
(215) 991-0834 direct line
rich@cunninghampiano.com
Check out the Science Channel's "How Its Made" featuring our piano restoration:
http://www.cunninghampiano.com/how-its-made/
#2013258 - 01/12/13 08:24 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 2,045
CarlosCC Offline
2000 Post Club Member
CarlosCC  Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 2,045
Lisbon, Portugal
Very sad news... This community is poorer...
Thanks for spreading your love for music.


[Linked Image]
SoundCloud | Youtube
Self-taught since Dec2009
"Don't play what's there, play what's not there."
#2013259 - 01/12/13 08:31 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,555
Bob Newbie Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Bob Newbie  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,555
very sad indeed.. frown apple always offered kind helpful words in her posts...

#2013267 - 01/12/13 08:53 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 2,614
griffin2417 Offline

Silver Supporter until Dec 29 2012
griffin2417  Offline

Silver Supporter until Dec 29 2012


Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 2,614
Minneapolis, MN

I'm so sorry Apple. We didn't know each other, yet I often read some of your postings. Peace to you and your loved ones.



Carl

#2013280 - 01/12/13 09:26 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 4,983
lilylady Offline
4000 Post Club Member
lilylady  Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 4,983
boston north
she left this world at 6:15 this morning

rest in peace, sweet mary...


[Linked Image]

mary bryde stevermer


"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything."
#2013287 - 01/12/13 09:42 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 787
Gerard12 Offline
500 Post Club Member
Gerard12  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 787
South Carolina
...so sad to hear of her passing: Yes, rest in peace.


Piano instruction and performance
#2013290 - 01/12/13 09:52 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 2,285
FarmGirl Offline

Silver Supporter until Jan 02 2013
FarmGirl  Offline

Silver Supporter until Jan 02 2013


Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 2,285
Scottsdale, AZ
Mary, our dear Apple, rest in peace.



1) Bach c minor fantasy
2) Beethoven sonata g major 14 No. 2 (re do)
3) Chopin a flat major Ballade (schubert Impromptu A flat D935 No2)
4) Scriabin op11 prelude #2 and #14 (Re do #2, new #14)
5) Bartok. 4 old tunes and Scherzo)
#2013308 - 01/12/13 10:34 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 6,714
casinitaly Offline

Gold Supporter until March 1 2014
casinitaly  Offline

Gold Supporter until March 1 2014


Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 6,714
Italy
Rest in peace, Apple, in the arms of angels, enjoying celestial music.

My heartfelt condolences to Apple's family and loved ones.


[Linked Image]
#2013318 - 01/12/13 10:47 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 10,731
Rich Galassini Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Rich Galassini  Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Joined: May 2001
Posts: 10,731
Philadelphia/South Jersey
Damn it!

Missing you already Apple.


Rich Galassini
Cunningham Piano Co.
Phila, Pa.
(215) 991-0834 direct line
rich@cunninghampiano.com
Check out the Science Channel's "How Its Made" featuring our piano restoration:
http://www.cunninghampiano.com/how-its-made/
#2013333 - 01/12/13 11:06 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,722
Dr Popper Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Dr Popper  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,722
Hancock Park LA (not again)
Very sad to hear of her passing her kind words on these forums will be remembered by many for a long time. May she rest in peace.


"I'm still an idiot and I'm still in love" - Blue Sofa - The Plugz 1981 (Tito Larriva)
Disclosure : I am professionally associated with Arturia but my sentiments are my own only.
#2013334 - 01/12/13 11:07 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: May 2008
Posts: 1,840
Strings & Wood Offline


Gold member until Dec. 2012
Strings & Wood  Offline


Gold member until Dec. 2012


Joined: May 2008
Posts: 1,840
USA
I am terribly sadden by this news, but find a smidgen of comfort from the knowledge, that her time in the hospice was short.

One of Apple's post that moved me the most, was the one below. It took me awhile to find Apple's post, but I remember it well.

Quote
Hay Alex,

I just want you to know how important this link has been to me lately. this is the only song i know 'by heart' so it's the only thing i play for people when i'm away from my music. I have NEVER had such a positive reaction to a piece of music. Everyone loves it. So thanks for sharing it a while back.




Rest In Peace, Apple.

Apple's Post








#2013341 - 01/12/13 11:10 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 19,862
apple* Offline
apple*  Offline


Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 19,862
Kansas
I'm very sad to inform anyone and everyone who of knew my mother or knew of her, that she passed away this morning. We will never get to hear play the piano beautifully here anymore but we will when we are up there with her. Thank you for being there for her and helping her with anything there is to help with. She were so accepting of everyone, no matter the difference of them from her. You all are amazing. She loved you all as I know that you all loved her. She will see us all soon.
-apple's family


accompanist/organist.. a non-MTNA teacher to a few

love and peace, Õun (apple in Estonian)
#2013343 - 01/12/13 11:17 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: Strings & Wood]  
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 466
Hugh Sung Offline
Full Member
Hugh Sung  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 466
Philadelphia, PA
I'm heartbroken to hear of Apple's passing - what a dear, sweet person! I will always treasure the wonderful evening I spent with her and her beautiful family, the fabulous meal they cooked, her vibrant paintings, and the enchanting time we spent around her gorgeous piano, sharing our common love of music. Here is a picture she generously shared with me a few months ago, taken in front of her piano:
[Linked Image]

Rest in Peace, Apple. You will be sorely missed.

#2013366 - 01/12/13 11:58 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 6,383
jotur Offline
Gold Level
jotur  Offline
Gold Level

Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 6,383
Santa Fe, NM
I am so sorry. Condolences to her family. She will be missed by so many.

Cathy


Cathy
[Linked Image][Linked Image][Linked Image]
Practice what you suck at - anonymous
#2013370 - 01/12/13 12:09 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 7,203
jazzwee Offline
7000 Post Club Member
jazzwee  Offline
7000 Post Club Member

Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 7,203
So. California
Apple was an amazing contributor on PW. Always positive. Always friendly. We are measured by the lives we've touched and after 16000+ posts she definitely touched many. I will miss her greatly.


Pianoclues.com for Beginners
My Jazz Blog
Hamburg Steinway O, Nord Electro 4 HP

#2013373 - 01/12/13 12:13 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 576
cefinow Offline
500 Post Club Member
cefinow  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 576
North Carolina
Not even knowing she painted, I often thought that her comments were like bright primary color accents against a sometimes monochromatic background of opinions... she was painting from a palette all her own.

Many thoughts and prayers are with her family.

#2013381 - 01/12/13 12:22 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 158
suniil Offline
Full Member
suniil  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 158
Parent of a Musician, London
A great contributor in our community. Always tried to give feedback and very supportive! We miss you

#2013382 - 01/12/13 12:23 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 6,628
Damon Offline
6000 Post Club Member
Damon  Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 6,628
Rest in peace, Apple.

As jazzwee said, always positive. I don't think I've ever read anything snarky or unkind from Mary here on PW. She will obviously be very missed.

#2013384 - 01/12/13 12:25 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 22,660
pianoloverus Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
pianoloverus  Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Joined: May 2001
Posts: 22,660
New York City
Wishing you peace and love, Apple.

#2013450 - 01/12/13 02:50 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 5,485
piqué Offline
5000 Post Club Member
piqué  Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 5,485
deepest condolences to apple's family, especially her three dear children who she shared with us over the years. we love you and hold you in our hearts.


piqué

now in paperback:
[Linked Image]

Grand Obsession: A Piano Odyssey
#2013457 - 01/12/13 03:01 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: apple*]  
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 21,584
Mark_C Online content
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Mark_C  Online Content
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 21,584
New York
Very sad. Apple will be missed greatly. Thanks so much to Apple's family for taking a moment for the beautiful but sad post.

How true this is from cefinow -- very well said:

Originally Posted by cefinow
Not even knowing she painted, I often thought that her comments were like bright primary color accents against a sometimes monochromatic background of opinions... she was painting from a palette all her own.

#2013459 - 01/12/13 03:04 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 1,413
Rich D. Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Rich D.  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: May 2001
Posts: 1,413
Rehoboth Beach De. USA
Apple was one of the posters I most admired on the forums over the years. No one nicer. I will miss her deeply.

Rich


Retired at the beach (well maybe not completely)

Anton Rubinstein said about the piano: "You think it is one instrument? It is a hundred instruments!"
#2013481 - 01/12/13 03:37 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 644
JerryS88 Offline
500 Post Club Member
JerryS88  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 644
Ringwood, NJ
What an overwhelmingly sad loss. My deepest condolences to Apple's family.

#2013485 - 01/12/13 03:42 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: casinitaly]  
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 6,451
ChopinAddict Offline
6000 Post Club Member
ChopinAddict  Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 6,451
Land of the never-ending music
What a sad day... frown She will be greatly missed, but always present in our hearts.



[Linked Image]

Music is my best friend.


#2013488 - 01/12/13 03:50 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 3,075
spanishbuddha Offline
3000 Post Club Member
spanishbuddha  Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 3,075
UK
RIP.

#2013503 - 01/12/13 04:07 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 6,507
Nikolas Offline
6000 Post Club Member
Nikolas  Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 6,507
UK
Rest in peace Mary! As I said I never had a chance to meet you, but I sure wish I had! smile Mary's departure to a new and happier place hopefully was in my mind all day long, since I read this thread and read the final post of the member 'apple*' (her daughter I assume?).

We didn't have that many personal exchanges, and I don't feel that I deserve to say that "I knew her", but for some reason, which is obviously because of her kind nature, I feel really sad for this loss and upset at this!

Rest in peace dear apple*!

#2013506 - 01/12/13 04:12 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 5,935
JoelW Offline
5000 Post Club Member
JoelW  Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Joined: May 2012
Posts: 5,935
USA
This is so sad. When was the last time she posted?

#2013508 - 01/12/13 04:12 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 6,734
Orange Soda King Offline
6000 Post Club Member
Orange Soda King  Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 6,734
Louisville, Kentucky, United S...
Rest in peace, apple*. You were a fantastic person and one of my favorite contributors to this site. My thoughts and prayers to your family and friends.

#2013512 - 01/12/13 04:17 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 10,878
Steve Cohen Online content
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Steve Cohen  Online Content
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Joined: May 2001
Posts: 10,878
Maryland/DC/No. VA
I've been checking in on Apple though PMs for years.

Sad...very sad...

There is a thread on the Piano Forum about possibly memorializing Apple with the donation of a new piano to a needy student.

http://www.pianoworld.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/2013319/Our%20friend%20Apple.html#Post2013319


Piano Industry Consultant- http://www.linkedin.com/pub/steve-cohen/6/b92/b80

Consultant & Contributing Editor - Acoustic & Digital Piano Buyer

Jasons Music
Maryland/DC/No. VA
Since 1937.

www.jasonsmusic.com
My postings, unless stated otherwise, are my personal opinions, not those of my clients.
#2013531 - 01/12/13 04:54 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 3,028
Ariel Offline
3000 Post Club Member
Ariel  Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 3,028
NE
Bidding farewell to Mary-Apple on every forum we shared, for the last ten years.

Condolences to all of us!


Last edited by Ariel; 01/12/13 09:27 PM.

If this is coffee, bring me tea. If this is tea, bring me coffee.
~Abraham Lincoln~
#2013537 - 01/12/13 05:18 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 2,299
Johan B Offline
2000 Post Club Member
Johan B  Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 2,299
The Netherlands, Grootegast-Gr...
I am so sorry to hear that she is not among us anymore.

I only know Apple from these forums. She always had good post, advices and comments. Hope she gets the best grand piano in heaven. She was a very good human with a warm heart.

Dear Apple......RIP.......

Johan B

Last edited by Johan B; 01/12/13 05:50 PM.

[Linked Image]
Kawai CA95SB (Previous:Yamaha CLP320PE & DGX620)
Motto's:
'Music is a way of living' & 'Nil volentibus arduum'
https://m.youtube.com/user/JohanBenjaminsMusic
#2013544 - 01/12/13 05:25 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 3,546
sophial Offline
3000 Post Club Member
sophial  Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 3,546
US
I am so sorry to hear this sad news. My heart goes out to her family. Apple was one of the kindest and most positive members of PW. We will miss you dear Apple!

Sophia

#2013551 - 01/12/13 05:37 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: sophial]  
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 353
Lemon Pledge Offline
Full Member
Lemon Pledge  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 353
A warm and kind person, full of positive energy. She will be missed. Rest in peace.

#2013552 - 01/12/13 05:38 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 16,112
Morodiene Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Morodiene  Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 16,112
Boynton Beach, FL
Apple was loved by all as we can see in these posts. I always appreciated her unconventional approach to teaching, and felt that her students were very lucky to have such a lovely lady in their lives. Rest in peace, Apple.


private piano/voice teacher FT

[Linked Image][Linked Image][Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
#2013557 - 01/12/13 05:51 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 169
Musictuary Offline
Full Member
Musictuary  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 169
Aurora, Illinois, USA
Apple came across as a very caring and positive person. She never had anything negative to say even when other postings in the thread discussions got very heated.

May her soul rest in peace. Deepest condolences to her loved ones.

#2013560 - 01/12/13 05:56 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: JoelW]  
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 21,584
Mark_C Online content
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Mark_C  Online Content
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 21,584
New York
Last post: ......

#2013572 - 01/12/13 06:16 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: Mark_C]  
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 2,031
schwammerl Offline
2000 Post Club Member
schwammerl  Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 2,031
Belgium
“No one feels another's grief, no one understands another's joy. People imagine they can reach one another. In reality they only pass each other by.”

(by Franz Schubert)

schwammerl.

#2013574 - 01/12/13 06:20 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: May 2008
Posts: 2,322
WhoDwaldi Offline
2000 Post Club Member
WhoDwaldi  Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Joined: May 2008
Posts: 2,322
SE USA
Apple's posts have always been a ray of light on PianoWorld. She will be sorely missed and long remembered.

#2013578 - 01/12/13 06:35 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 3,918
Palindrome Offline
3000 Post Club Member
Palindrome  Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 3,918
Chicago, IL USA



At the end, in JSB's own hand:

Fine. D. S. Gl. (Dei Soli Gloria)

[video:youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=lzFoZftMcU4#t=548s[/video]


There is no end of learning. -Robert Schumann Rules for Young Musicians
#2013583 - 01/12/13 06:40 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 4,289
mr_super-hunky Offline
4000 Post Club Member
mr_super-hunky  Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 4,289
I didn't know Apple well, however she had contacted me several times through pm just to say 'hi' or make a quick private comment on something I've said. Always in a very friendly, positive way.

Whenever I was done reading her comments, I always felt much better; not worse. This coming from a women whom was very sick herself but still managed to find the time to spread happiness upon others.

There are very few people in the world like this and we simply should not let her memory fade away.

At some point in the future, something could be done to honor her memory here at Piano World. Possibly the "Apple Award" which would be an award for outstanding participation on the forums or something similar. People like her don't come around too often.

Rest peacefully Apple.


#2013603 - 01/12/13 07:37 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 1,173
Piano Again Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Piano Again  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 1,173
Washington metro
She lived life to the fullest in every respect. We will all miss her.


Recovering cellist, amateur pianist.
[Linked Image]

Check out my blog !

[Linked Image]
#2013615 - 01/12/13 08:07 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 5,485
piqué Offline
5000 Post Club Member
piqué  Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 5,485
she certainly did live life to the fullest! she had more verve than any ten people i know. she was one of a kind.

what a terrible loss to all of us.


piqué

now in paperback:
[Linked Image]

Grand Obsession: A Piano Odyssey
#2013626 - 01/12/13 08:32 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 2,955
BB Player Offline
BB Player  Offline



Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 2,955
Not in Texas
I posted earlier in this thread when Apple was still with us. I've been out all day and only now returned to the terrible news of her passing. All I can add to my previous thoughts is that I hope that I am able to in some small way emulate her warmth, cheerfulness and grace in the future.

She was loved. She is loved. She will be missed. Can any of us ask for more on our passing?

God speed Apple.


Greg
#2013634 - 01/12/13 08:52 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 10,876
Piano*Dad Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Piano*Dad  Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 10,876
Williamsburg, VA
Originally Posted by Hugh Sung
I'm heartbroken to hear of Apple's passing - what a dear, sweet person! I will always treasure the wonderful evening I spent with her and her beautiful family, the fabulous meal they cooked, her vibrant paintings, and the enchanting time we spent around her gorgeous piano, sharing our common love of music.


Hugh,

Beautiful picture in Apple's music room. I never had a chance to make the "pilgrimage." That's the remarkable thing. People sought her out for all sorts of reasons.

She was unfailingly kind and remarkably non-judgmental. On other forums we shared, the temperatures could flare and she would remain mostly calm and detached; a voice for community. Yes, she could get snippy once in a blue moon, but if you were the recipient of the gentle slap, that was cause for real introspection!


#2013647 - 01/12/13 09:33 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: BB Player]  
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 9,373
argerichfan Offline
9000 Post Club Member
argerichfan  Offline
9000 Post Club Member

Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 9,373
Pacific Northwest, US.
Originally Posted by BB Player
All I can add to my previous thoughts is that I hope that I am able to in some small way emulate her warmth, cheerfulness and grace in the future.

She was loved. She is loved. She will be missed. Can any of us ask for more on our passing?

I agree. Several years ago we exchanged a bunch of PMs (some deliciously dirty humour, she was no prude), and I even sent her a picture of me. She replied: 'you're young and cute'. blush

Apple was always unfailingly positive and upbeat, but she never courted any controversy.

Unlike a lot of us I suppose. Good night, dearest.


Jason
#2013657 - 01/12/13 09:59 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 4,983
lilylady Offline
4000 Post Club Member
lilylady  Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 4,983
boston north
That is beautiful Palindrome.

I know that Mary appreciated your special gift to her a year ago.

She would have much enjoyed that Bach.


"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything."
#2013659 - 01/12/13 10:07 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 4,983
lilylady Offline
4000 Post Club Member
lilylady  Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 4,983
boston north


"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything."
#2013684 - 01/12/13 11:01 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: May 2008
Posts: 1,840
Strings & Wood Offline


Gold member until Dec. 2012
Strings & Wood  Offline


Gold member until Dec. 2012


Joined: May 2008
Posts: 1,840
USA
From lilylady's link, I see there is a college memorial fund set up for her children. I will pay my respects with an offering. Please consider your ability to do so as well.

http://www.amosfamily.com/2013/01/mary-magdalen-bryde-stevermer/

Memorial Contributions



The family suggests memorial contributions be made to The Stevermer Children College Fund, 10901 Johnson Dr., Shawnee, KS 66203.








#2013708 - 01/12/13 11:59 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 6,195
Axtremus Offline
6000 Post Club Member
Axtremus  Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 6,195
It has been my honor and pleasure to know Apple, and my delight and privilege to have met her at piano/forum parties and visited her in Kansas.

In memory of Apple:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehpccoQRvoU



Lyrics [translation] :

Requiem æternam dona eis [ Eternal rest grant unto them ]

lux perpetua luceat eis [ let perpetual light shine upon them ]
beloved mom, friend, and teacher, and wife and sister too
õun taevasse ülendatud [ apple ascended ]
Te amamus; requiescat in pace [we love you; rest in peace]

PDF manuscript: http://www.coffee-room.com/Te-Amamus-Requiescat-In-Pace.pdf

#2013728 - 01/13/13 01:01 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,414
packa Offline
1000 Post Club Member
packa  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,414
Dallas, TX
Like so many others who didn't know her personally, I admired Apple through her posts here. She was the best of what this online community can be. My condolences to her family and friends.


Paul Buchanan
Estonia L168 #1718
#2013742 - 01/13/13 01:49 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: Mark_C]  
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 1,171
BenPiano Offline
1000 Post Club Member
BenPiano  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 1,171
US
Originally Posted by Mark_C
Last post: ......


Originally Posted by apple*
that is too cute


thanks, Mark smile

frown




Learning to play since June 2009.
My piano diary on You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/user/afpaSTU1096
[Linked Image] <- 10+ ABF recitals
#2013775 - 01/13/13 05:21 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 6,651
stores Offline
6000 Post Club Member
stores  Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 6,651
Here, as opposed to there
Rest in peace, apple.

I will, certainly, keep the apple family in my thoughts and prayers.



"And if we look at the works of J.S. Bach — a benevolent god to which all musicians should offer a prayer to defend themselves against mediocrity... -Debussy

"It's ok if you disagree with me. I can't force you to be right."

♪ ≠ $

#2013882 - 01/13/13 12:24 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: stores]  
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,915
Dave Ferris Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Dave Ferris  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,915
Glendale, Ca.
Very shocking and sad news. She seemed like just a genuinely kind and caring person who loved music and the piano. There was never a hint of any meanness or bitterness in her posts. This world could use a few hundred million more Apples....it would be a better place.

My deepest sympathies to her family and her many friends here on PW . I'm so very sorry to hear of this. frown


https://soundcloud.com/dave-ferris

2005 NY Steinway D
Yamaha CP4, CP5
#2013891 - 01/13/13 12:45 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 4,708
Pogorelich. Offline
4000 Post Club Member
Pogorelich.  Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 4,708
not somewhere over the rainbow
RIP.



"The eyes can mislead, the smile can lie, but the shoes always tell the truth."
#2013892 - 01/13/13 12:48 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,386
RachFan Offline
1000 Post Club Member
RachFan  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,386
Maine, U.S.
I am terribly saddened to learn of Apple's passing. She was always a wonderful presence here at Piano World. Her love of music and piano performance was such an important part of her life which inspired others, myself included. I'll miss her friendship, kindness and optimism. Apple will be unforgettable. My sincere condolences go out to her loving family and friends.

David

#2013927 - 01/13/13 02:05 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 6,180
Piano World Offline
Piano World  Offline



Joined: May 2001
Posts: 6,180
Parsonsfield, ME (orig. Nahant...
I contacted Indrek Laul (owner of Estonia Piano Company) about Apple/Mary, his reply is below...


"Oh, what terrible news here and today on the PW. She is so sweet, kind, intelligent. Why is someone's life candle, while burning so deeply, able to light candles around her, yet taken from us so early? My deepest condolences to her family and loved ones, and to all PW members.


May I ask you to post it? Thank you. Oh, what terrible news.
Indrek"

#2013981 - 01/13/13 05:00 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 5,220
ando Offline
5000 Post Club Member
ando  Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 5,220
Melbourne, Australia
I'm just curious about Mary's adoption of the name "Apple". Does anybody know how she became known as Apple and whether there is a story behind that?

#2013985 - 01/13/13 05:05 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 3,198
Les Koltvedt Offline
3000 Post Club Member
Les Koltvedt  Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 3,198
Canton, MI
I'm so sorry, we will miss you Apple....


Les Koltvedt
LK Piano
Servicing the S. Eastern Michigan Area
PTG Associate
#2013986 - 01/13/13 05:05 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: ando]  
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,680
Tim Adrianson Online content
1000 Post Club Member
Tim Adrianson  Online Content
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,680
Actually, THAT -- and also the Estonian connection -- I realize that she bought an Estonia piano, but I also got the impression that she was Estonian herself -- only because she had the word fot "apple" in Estonian as part of all her responses.

#2013995 - 01/13/13 05:31 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 1,266
Little_Blue_Engine Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Little_Blue_Engine  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 1,266
Ohio, US
frown


I'll figure it out eventually.
Until then you may want to keep a safe distance.
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
#2014017 - 01/13/13 06:30 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 800
EdwardianPiano Offline
500 Post Club Member
EdwardianPiano  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 800
Rainy England
I have never posted on the pianists forum being only an adult beginner so didn't see any of Mary's posts. Sad news, Condolences to her family and friends.


https://edwardianpiano.wordpress.com/

Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Ludwig van Beethoven.
#2014040 - 01/13/13 07:39 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: ando]  
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 1,173
Piano Again Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Piano Again  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 1,173
Washington metro
Apple was the name of one of the family's dogs.

She was so happy with her Estonia that she added the word for "apple" in Estonian to her sig.


Recovering cellist, amateur pianist.
[Linked Image]

Check out my blog !

[Linked Image]
#2014054 - 01/13/13 08:13 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 3,171
markjpcs Offline
markjpcs  Offline


Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 3,171
Wisconsin
Dearest Mary,

Rest in Peace gentle soul. You opened your family home to me and my family and we were fortunate to have your family stay with us for a few days. During those visits you and your family became my family.

I am saddened deeply by your passing but I know you live on in all you touched in this world.

I will see you again someday. Of that I am sure.

We are all blessed to know you.

Love,

Mark

p.s. I will continue with the Goldbergs. wink

#2014067 - 01/13/13 08:44 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 40
BlueBKLYN Offline
Full Member
BlueBKLYN  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 40
NYC
Rest in peace, Apple. Thank you for your contributions to the community and the friendship you shared with so many. Your legacy will live on in many many ways.

Prayers of comfort to your family...

#2014149 - 01/14/13 12:13 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 1,476
scepticalforumguy Offline
1000 Post Club Member
scepticalforumguy  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 1,476
Lower Mainland, BC
My thoughts and prayers go out to Apple's family. She will be missed by many.


Recordings of my recent solo piano and piano/keyboard trio jazz standards.


#2014255 - 01/14/13 07:32 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 168
Daffodil Offline
Full Member
Daffodil  Offline
Full Member

Joined: May 2007
Posts: 168
In a big country
I'm so sorry to read that Apple has passed away.


Daffodil - Onslow's twin.
Hailun 178
#2014258 - 01/14/13 07:38 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,283
izaldu Offline
1000 Post Club Member
izaldu  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,283
So very sad news. Rest in peace, friend.

#2014515 - 01/14/13 04:43 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 4,983
lilylady Offline
4000 Post Club Member
lilylady  Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 4,983
boston north
Mary's Music Memorial Tues morning - virtual online.

I thought this might be a way of our being closer during Mary's Memorial Service. It would be powerful if many of us could be listening at the same time. Or at any time during the day, Tues.

With respect:

In lieu of the ability of most of us to attend Mary's service live, perhaps we can do a service online... Virtual is how many of us knew and loved her. That way we, as her online family, can partake. Together.

I do believe that her timezone is one hour different from ours on the east coast and you probably know your time difference. Her service is at 10 am Tues.

Music In Memorial:

Some music could be her beloved Bach.

One that Trucker - Big John shared on her FB page. Bach with Virgil Fox † 'Come Sweet Death' † Wanamaker Organ.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xje4OYalB5Q


And another Bach shared by Jim / Palindrome. JSB signed it 'Glory to God' ( Soli Deo Gloria )
J.S. Bach - Mass B minor BWV 232 - Agnus Dei / Dona nobis pacem


https://www.youtube.com/watch?...bedded&v=lzFoZftMcU4



One of Mary's Favorites
Sibelius (from Finlandia) 'Be Still My Soul'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FASG0h6-5XQ



then, Te Amamus; Requiescat In Pace written in her honor by Axtremus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehpccoQRvoU


and Rich Galassini's impromptu contribution, 'Under the Shadow of Your Wings I Will Find a Resting Place'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LePrcOi3mQg&feature=youtu.be


Then to celebrate her life we could listen to Mary's recordings:

Pacabel's 'Fantasia'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?...dded&v=qr_sl_UJdKE#!


from Bach's Goldberg Variations

https://www.youtube.com/watch?...bedded&v=rG1f6678ka0


"Comptine d'un autre été, l'après-midi"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?...bedded&v=gsXQAhe8uYY



You will always be a part of us, Mary.


"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything."
#2014668 - 01/14/13 11:29 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 13
Sherdil Offline
Junior Member
Sherdil  Offline
Junior Member

Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 13
Very sad to hear about Apple! I am only new to PW but reading other peoples thoughts here gives me the impression that she was very loving, generous and inspiring person. My heart and thoughts go out to Apple's near and dear ones.

May God give her eternal rest and may her soul rest in peace.

#2014676 - 01/14/13 11:54 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 319
opus119 Offline
Full Member
opus119  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 319
My heart is heavy with sadness for Mary's family and for our pianoworld family as well. I don't post on here much...I leave it to others who have something to say. But I always have enjoyed her posts and cheerful, positive outlook. What a beautiful person!

This is my favorite...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGP7cBXpXqA

The entire Brahms Requiem is on here. Beautiful and fitting for her spirit. Mary, rest in peace.



#2015008 - 01/15/13 05:10 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 677
divadeb Offline
500 Post Club Member
divadeb  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 677
Hello all,

Haven't been in here in years, but the passing of my friend Mary seems a right time to drop in and say hello to old friends. Mary and I don't live too far apart. We've been together several times over the years...met for concerts and recitals, taken our kids to the cider mill, and visited at each other's homes. I attended Mary's visitation last evening. It was very well attended and lovely. It was so good to see Mr and Mrs MarkJ in attendance as well, as I met them at Mary's house. Mary's family are looking strong and very good, which was very encouraging to me. I direct musicals at the high school in that area and many of 'my kids' were in attendance last night as well. That support for Mary's kids was really good to see also.

I will miss her.

--Debbie



Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig.

www.divadeb.com
#2015311 - 01/16/13 08:20 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 959
pianovirus Offline
500 Post Club Member
pianovirus  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 959
Basel, Switzerland
I am shocked to read these sad news. I have never met Apple in person, but have been enjoying to read her many contributions to this forum ever since I joined PW. My sincere condolences to Apple's family, and Rest in peace, Apple!

#2015528 - 01/16/13 03:47 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 143
aidans Offline
Full Member
aidans  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 143
I'm so sorry to read this news. frown While I'm pretty sure she had little idea who I am (I rarely post), I feel like I've gotten to know her from her invariably warm, insightful, and helpful contributions to this forum. She made the world a better place.

#2015543 - 01/16/13 04:05 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 2,299
Johan B Offline
2000 Post Club Member
Johan B  Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 2,299
The Netherlands, Grootegast-Gr...
Originally Posted by lilylady

Then to celebrate her life we could listen to Mary's recordings:

Pacabel's 'Fantasia'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?...dded&v=qr_sl_UJdKE#!

.


After reading this and viewing the video......I played this Fantasia several times during these days..........thinking of Apple.....

Every time I play this Fantasia in future I will think of her......it will be impossible to play it without thinking of her after seeing this video.

Lilylady, thanks for posting this link.

We, pwf-members, will miss Apple and her warm posts. Mary........RIP

Johan B

Last edited by Johan B; 01/16/13 04:06 PM.

[Linked Image]
Kawai CA95SB (Previous:Yamaha CLP320PE & DGX620)
Motto's:
'Music is a way of living' & 'Nil volentibus arduum'
https://m.youtube.com/user/JohanBenjaminsMusic
#2015562 - 01/16/13 04:25 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 3,755
AJB Offline
3000 Post Club Member
AJB  Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 3,755
England/Switzerland
Extremely sad news. Apple / Mary and I corresponded when I first joined PW years ago and she was a great source of advice. It is fate that today I revisited PW after avoiding it for a while and saw this. She was a great PW contributor.

Adrian


Currently playing 2017 C212 with carbon fibre soundboard, WNG action. Working on Bach, Beethoven, Grieg mainly.
#2015710 - 01/16/13 07:53 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: AJB]  
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 708
Newman Offline
500 Post Club Member
Newman  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 708
Australia
So sad. Apple's was one of the first identities which became recognisable to me on PW. My condolences to her family and friends.


Guitar since 1966. Piano (Kawai DP80) since 2011.
#2015919 - 01/17/13 05:17 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: Newman]  
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 518
ROMagister Offline
500 Post Club Member
ROMagister  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 518
Bucuresti, Romania
So sad for all of us. Apple* has been a real inspiration for all of us, even for me. She also had shown us great dedication and ingenuity for adapting teaching to unusual learners.

A few days ago I heard this piece test-played by a young teacher in George Enescu's (Romanian foremost composer, violinist, conductor) memorial house, on his own 1907 Ibach piano. The flowing, lyrical composition and playing moved me a lot. Now I feel it may have been *for* Mary's soul...

A.S. Sweet - La Madonna - Meditation religieuse
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iv7qr5_MOok

May she rest in peace, and her serenity live on among us.

#2015926 - 01/17/13 05:41 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 641
pianojosh23 Offline
500 Post Club Member
pianojosh23  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 641
Oh, wow. Very sad news. Rest in peace, Mary.

#2016053 - 01/17/13 11:45 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 4,983
lilylady Offline
4000 Post Club Member
lilylady  Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 4,983
boston north
[Linked Image]



"Beautiful flowers sent from Mary's friends at Piano World."

Note the black and white bows representing the piano keys!
Thanks Frank.



"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything."
#2016177 - 01/17/13 03:36 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 51
UrLicht Offline
Full Member
UrLicht  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 51
Farmington, UT
I haven't been around Piano World very long, and didn't know her, but Mary - Apple - stood out as an extremely kind and generous person. I was saddened to hear the news. My condolences to her family.


I made this: http://privio.net - Private music studio management made easy.
#2016543 - 01/18/13 07:52 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,676
PassingBy Offline
1000 Post Club Member
PassingBy  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,676
I come and visit Piano World only rarely now... It comes to me as a shock to hear this. frown Words cannot express feelings. My condolences to her family.

#2016800 - 01/18/13 05:15 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 2,028
jon-nyc Offline
2000 Post Club Member
jon-nyc  Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 2,028
NY
Beautiful flowers, Frank.


If you don't talk to your children about equal temperment, who will?
#2016967 - 01/18/13 11:56 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 787
piano_deb Offline
500 Post Club Member
piano_deb  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 787
Memphis, TN
I haven't been to PW in a while and so just read the news today. Apple* was a generous and kind-hearted contributor to discussions, and I enjoyed and benefitted from many of her (10,000+!) posts. She will be sorely missed, and my heart goes out to all who knew and loved her in "real life" as well as on the forums.


Deborah
Charles Walter 1500
Happiness is a shiny red piano.
[Linked Image]
#2016968 - 01/19/13 12:00 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 454
P I A N O piano Offline
Full Member
P I A N O piano  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 454
San Francisco Bay Area
Rest in peace....so sad to hear about this...

#2017186 - 01/19/13 11:55 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 345
RickG1 Offline
Full Member
RickG1  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 345
TX
My heart is also sad to learn of this news. Mary fought the battle with cancer for many years and now she is with our Lord. When I came to Piano World about 10 years ago, she was such a cheerful voice, positive in her responses. I also related to her in that she also was a church musician at her Roman Catholic church. Mary, you are already missed .

May Light Perpetual Shine Upon Her.


Mason-Hamlin "A" and Schlicker 2 manual and pedal pipe organ
#2017900 - 01/20/13 04:27 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 15
Teclasgirl Offline
Junior Member
Teclasgirl  Offline
Junior Member

Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 15
Madrid, Spain
Me too, I haven't been to PW in a while and so just read the news today.
All my love for her family and friends. She is surely entoured by Music.
Rest in peace Apple.

#2018135 - 01/21/13 03:01 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 1,430
Elene Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Elene  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 1,430
Land of Enchantment
So sorry. I didn't know her well but always enjoyed her posts and the way she could bring civility and kindness to a discussion when people were getting a bit hotheaded.

Elene

#2026750 - 02/04/13 09:33 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,166
TheHappyMoron Offline
1000 Post Club Member
TheHappyMoron  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,166
UK
Although I've never been a major part of the pianoworld community I always admired apple's contributions. It was apparent from her posts that she was a kind and compassionate person. Such sad news.


All theory, dear friend, is grey, but the golden tree of life springs ever green.
#2029570 - 02/09/13 12:09 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 1,485
Ridicolosamente Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Ridicolosamente  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 1,485
Albany, NY, USA
Truly sad news to hear.
I am late, but must share my appreciation for apple* 's person.
So warm, welcoming, and always positive.
Will be missed.

Love, strength, and peace to you and yours apple*

-Daniel


Currently working on:
-Poulenc Trois pièces
-Liszt Harmonies du Soir
-Bach/Brahms Chaconne for Left Hand
#2032517 - 02/13/13 03:52 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 403
Devane Offline
Full Member
Devane  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 403
Ireland
My sincere condolences to her family and her friends on Pianoworld.

#2039187 - 02/25/13 06:42 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 262
Wombat66 Offline
Full Member
Wombat66  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 262
Cornwall UK
My sincere condolences to Apple's family and loved ones. Like many others who have posted, I'm an infrequent lurker here these days, but would echo those who experienced the unfailing warmth, kindness and humour of her posts, and appreciated her willingness to enter into PM discussion and eagerness to calm things when they got heated.
Judging by the reaction of those who only met her on the internet, I imagine people lucky enough to have met her in the flesh are feeling a dreadful sense of loss and hope the good wishes of us all are a comfort.
With best wishes and deepest sympathy

#2040351 - 02/27/13 07:59 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 1,931
Varcon Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Varcon  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 1,931
Mount Vernon, Georgia 30445
Like so many, I, too, never met Apple but I enjoyed her comments and observations and feel a sad loss that a forum friend has been lost. I know she is loved by many here and the music she will now enjoy can only be heavenly.

Ralph

#2040659 - 02/28/13 10:26 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 4,264
btb Offline
4000 Post Club Member
btb  Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 4,264
Pretoria South Africa
Please chaps ... enough of the mourning weeds ... I think dear apple would like us to remember her for all the magical input which enriched our lives.

She will always hold a special place in my heart.

#2041143 - 03/01/13 03:40 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 108
minorkeyed Offline
Full Member
minorkeyed  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 108
US
What a sad shock to come to on PW. I always enjoyed reading her posts and loved the way she'd write "apple" in a different language in her sig. Still shocked and disturbed.

Last edited by minorkeyed; 03/01/13 03:41 AM.
#2045980 - 03/10/13 02:59 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 8,483
signa Offline
8000 Post Club Member
signa  Offline
8000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 8,483
Ohio, USA
i don't come here often now, but just happened to come here seeing this.

what a sad news! i seem to see her post every time i visit here, and she always sounded like a considerate, funny, nice, and loving person. i'm really sorry to hear this!

#2069588 - 04/23/13 09:18 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,851
Stevester Offline
2000 Post Club Member
Stevester  Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,851
New Jersey
Apple is in my prayers.


"The true character of a man can be determined by witnessing what he does when no one is watching".

anon
#2077754 - 05/05/13 04:26 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 261
JazzyMac Offline
Full Member
JazzyMac  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 261
World Traveler
I'm sorry. :-(

#2077814 - 05/05/13 06:11 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 373
Schubertslieder Offline
Full Member
Schubertslieder  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 373
Michigan, USA
I am very sorry to hear it.


Charles Peck (American)--Metropolitan
Debussy--various pieces
Grieg--various pieces
#2077963 - 05/05/13 10:49 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: signa]  
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 10,876
Piano*Dad Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Piano*Dad  Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 10,876
Williamsburg, VA
Originally Posted by signa
i don't come here often now, but just happened to come here seeing this.

what a sad news! i seem to see her post every time i visit here, and she always sounded like a considerate, funny, nice, and loving person. i'm really sorry to hear this!


Well, come back and sit a spell. Reacquaint yourself.

#2080703 - 05/11/13 09:35 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 559
Arabesque Offline
500 Post Club Member
Arabesque  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: May 2005
Posts: 559
Japan
I am very saddened by the news although I am far away, and completely respect and admire such a vital and wonderful lady. I found her accounts of church organ an inspiration. She has given a lot of her joy of life and I am finding words a weak substitute. I think of her family and offer my prayers.


It don't mean a ting if it don't have dat swing
#2085625 - 05/20/13 08:14 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,187
cruiser Offline
1000 Post Club Member
cruiser  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,187
Cornwall, England
Being an infrequent visitor to the PW forums nowadays, I've only today learned of the passing of dear apple on the date of my own birthday in January.

Though never having had the privilege of meeting Mary, I too am heartened to have known her for many years (quotation marks omitted deliberately) and to have interacted with her in many a thread. A new star shines in the heavens for this lovely, inspirational lady.

In the language of my native Wales, "Cysgu'n dawel, Apple"..... Sleep peacefully

Michael



Michael
#2132119 - 08/13/13 04:57 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 5,220
ando Offline
5000 Post Club Member
ando  Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 5,220
Melbourne, Australia
Hi Apple, I hope it's bright and sunny where you are now and hope you are still making beautiful music on your piano. You are still remembered.

#2133927 - 08/16/13 04:00 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 552
Tenuto Offline
500 Post Club Member
Tenuto  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 552
U.S.A.
Dear Apple,

My prayers are with you and your family.
I really enjoyed your solo video on
Piano World. You have a truly musical
spirit.

Many Blessings,
Tenuto

#2180539 - 11/11/13 10:31 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 201
Gary001 Offline
Full Member
Gary001  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 201
UK
I've been away from the forum for most of this year, upon returning it was nice to read post from several familiar names and saddening to happen upon this thread and hear the news about apple*.

Whilst I'd never met her in person, her posts and contributions to this forum were always positive and (very grin) enthusiastic, a loss to both her family and this forum.

Last edited by Gary001; 11/11/13 10:32 AM.

[Linked Image] XIX, XIV, XII, XI
#2190240 - 11/29/13 08:41 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 244
MrHazelton Offline
Full Member
MrHazelton  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 244
CT
I haven't been to Piano World regularly for a while now, so this is all news to me. I remember Apple's posts well. I always thought the screen name was cute. She sounds like she was a sweet person in life. Reading through the posts on this thread brings tears to my eyes. May she rest in peace. Condolences to her family and friends.

#2213225 - 01/12/14 05:32 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 6,451
ChopinAddict Offline
6000 Post Club Member
ChopinAddict  Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 6,451
Land of the never-ending music
It's a year today since apple* left us, so I today I have been playing Bach in her memory... frown



[Linked Image]

Music is my best friend.


#2499423 - 01/12/16 04:22 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: apple*]  
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 21,584
Mark_C Online content
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Mark_C  Online Content
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 21,584
New York
Just remembering Mary on the anniversary.....

#2500062 - 01/14/16 12:13 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: Mark_C]  
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 6,628
Damon Offline
6000 Post Club Member
Damon  Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 6,628
Originally Posted by Mark_C
Just remembering Mary on the anniversary.....


It's hard to believe 3 years have already passed.

#2500075 - 01/14/16 01:37 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: May 2004
Posts: 776
neciebugs Offline
500 Post Club Member
neciebugs  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: May 2004
Posts: 776
Chula Vista
OMG! I remember her from when I searched for pianos in 2005... I had no idea. :-(

I guess that's what happens when you don't log in for a few years at a stretch.



Denise
2005 Schulze Pollmann 126/e Classico Upright (Maple with Sunburst inlay)
1965 Baldwin Model L 6'3" Grand (Satin Black)
#2500085 - 01/14/16 02:44 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: Mark_C]  
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 9,373
argerichfan Offline
9000 Post Club Member
argerichfan  Offline
9000 Post Club Member

Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 9,373
Pacific Northwest, US.
Originally Posted by Mark_C
Just remembering Mary on the anniversary.....

Thanks for the remembrance, Mark.

Reading through the thread, I am reminded of some PW members who are no longer active, but missed.

Mary was cool. As I mentioned earlier, we shared some delicious private messages.


Jason
#2500092 - 01/14/16 03:46 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 6,451
ChopinAddict Offline
6000 Post Club Member
ChopinAddict  Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 6,451
Land of the never-ending music
Always remembered... I cannot believe it's already 3 years either. frown



[Linked Image]

Music is my best friend.


#2603878 - 01/13/17 01:38 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: apple*]  
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 21,584
Mark_C Online content
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Mark_C  Online Content
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 21,584
New York
.........

#2603888 - 01/13/17 02:14 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 20,722
BruceD Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
BruceD  Offline

Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Joined: May 2001
Posts: 20,722
Victoria, BC
Thanks for the memory, Mark.

Regards,


BruceD
- - - - -
Estonia 190
#2604330 - 01/14/17 12:22 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 10,876
Piano*Dad Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Piano*Dad  Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 10,876
Williamsburg, VA
... and thanks to Frank for putting it on FB as well.

#2604352 - 01/14/17 01:37 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: Piano*Dad]  
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 21,584
Mark_C Online content
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Mark_C  Online Content
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 21,584
New York
Originally Posted by Piano*Dad
... and thanks to Frank for putting it on FB as well.

He did?
(Can you give a link?)

I don't think very many of us have known about it!

#2604374 - 01/14/17 03:20 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]  
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 10,876
Piano*Dad Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Piano*Dad  Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 10,876
Williamsburg, VA
Just go to Facebook and look up Frank Baxter or PianoWorld.

#2604442 - 01/14/17 06:30 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: Piano*Dad]  
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 21,584
Mark_C Online content
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Mark_C  Online Content
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 21,584
New York
Well yes, I know the Piano World page very well -- but I don't see anything about this on there.

Page 1 of 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

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, Digital Piano Dolly, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping* on Jansen Artist Piano Benches, Cocoweb Piano Lamps, Hidrau Hydraulic Piano Benches
(*free shipping within contiguous U.S. only)
(ad)
Pearl River & Ritmuller
Pearl River Pianos
(ad)
Pianoteq
PianoTeq 6 Out now
(ad)
Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restorations and sales
ad
Pierce Piano Atlas


New Topics - Multiple Forums
Loudness of Steinway A and B
by kenaber1. 10/20/17 12:47 PM
1988 Young Chang
by ew_jr. 10/20/17 12:07 PM
Kawai CA-67 or Yamaha CLP-645?
by TobyK. 10/20/17 11:08 AM
Learn hands separate or together?
by hyena. 10/20/17 08:30 AM
Grand piano action bedding
by UnderConstruction. 10/20/17 08:17 AM
Forum Statistics
Forums44
Topics182,391
Posts2,665,884
Members89,007
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
(ad)
Accu-Tuner
Sanderson Accu-Tuner
Check It Out!
There's a lot more to Piano World than just the forums.
Click Here to
Explore The Rest of Piano World!!
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