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#2015919 - 01/17/13 04:17 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: Newman]
ROMagister Offline
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Registered: 04/26/08
Posts: 518
Loc: 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

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

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#2015926 - 01/17/13 04:41 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
pianojosh23 Offline
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Registered: 11/11/08
Posts: 632
Oh, wow. Very sad news. Rest in peace, Mary.

#2016053 - 01/17/13 10:45 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
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Registered: 03/17/05
Posts: 4983
Loc: boston north

"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 02:36 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
UrLicht Offline
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Registered: 01/29/10
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Loc: 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.
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#2016543 - 01/18/13 06:52 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
PassingBy Offline
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Registered: 12/24/10
Posts: 1676
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 04:15 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
jon-nyc Offline
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Registered: 02/09/05
Posts: 2023
Loc: NY
Beautiful flowers, Frank.
If you don't talk to your children about equal temperment, who will?

#2016967 - 01/18/13 10:56 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
piano_deb Offline
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Registered: 04/26/05
Posts: 787
Loc: 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.
Charles Walter 1500
Happiness is a shiny red piano.

#2016968 - 01/18/13 11:00 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
P I A N O piano Offline
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Registered: 12/30/07
Posts: 453
Loc: San Francisco Bay Area
Rest in peace....so sad to hear about this...

#2017186 - 01/19/13 10:55 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
RickG1 Offline
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Registered: 12/09/10
Posts: 344
Loc: 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.
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#2017900 - 01/20/13 03:27 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
Teclasgirl Offline
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Registered: 09/06/09
Posts: 15
Loc: 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 02:01 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
Elene Offline
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Registered: 12/26/07
Posts: 1429
Loc: 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.


#2026750 - 02/04/13 08:33 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
TheHappyMoron Offline
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Registered: 08/06/10
Posts: 1166
Loc: 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 - 02/08/13 11:09 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
Ridicolosamente Offline
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Registered: 07/08/08
Posts: 1476
Loc: 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*

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#2032517 - 02/13/13 02:52 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
Devane Offline
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Registered: 04/09/08
Posts: 403
Loc: Ireland
My sincere condolences to her family and her friends on Pianoworld.
Say it to my face! wink

#2039187 - 02/25/13 05:42 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
Wombat66 Offline
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Registered: 03/31/05
Posts: 262
Loc: 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 06:59 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
Varcon Offline
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Registered: 10/15/04
Posts: 1931
Loc: 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.


#2040659 - 02/28/13 09:26 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
btb Offline
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Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 4264
Loc: 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 02:40 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
minorkeyed Offline
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Registered: 10/09/04
Posts: 108
Loc: 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.

Edited by minorkeyed (03/01/13 02:41 AM)

#2045980 - 03/10/13 02:59 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
signa Offline
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Registered: 06/06/04
Posts: 8483
Loc: 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]
Stevester Offline
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Registered: 10/04/03
Posts: 2851
Loc: 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".


#2077754 - 05/05/13 04:26 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
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Registered: 04/09/13
Posts: 242
Loc: World Traveler
I'm sorry. :-(

#2077814 - 05/05/13 06:11 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
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Registered: 02/02/13
Posts: 373
Loc: Michigan, USA
I am very sorry to hear it.
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#2077963 - 05/05/13 10:49 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: signa]
Piano*Dad Offline
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Registered: 04/12/05
Posts: 10780
Loc: 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]
Arabesque Offline
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Registered: 05/16/05
Posts: 559
Loc: 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]
cruiser Offline
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Registered: 02/19/07
Posts: 1187
Loc: 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



#2132119 - 08/13/13 04:57 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
ando Online   content
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Registered: 11/23/10
Posts: 4990
Loc: 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]
Tenuto Offline
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Registered: 02/09/07
Posts: 552
Loc: 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

Many Blessings,

#2180539 - 11/11/13 09:31 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
Gary001 Offline
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Registered: 01/23/08
Posts: 201
Loc: 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.

Edited by Gary001 (11/11/13 09:32 AM)

#2190240 - 11/29/13 07:41 PM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
MrHazelton Offline
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Registered: 08/24/09
Posts: 244
Loc: 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 04:32 AM Re: Our Friend *Apple* [Re: lilylady]
ChopinAddict Offline
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Registered: 08/29/09
Posts: 6451
Loc: 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

Music is my best friend.

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