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Secret lives of the great composers: Chopin was a charmer .. #2749993
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Re: Secret lives of the great composers: Chopin was a charmer .. [Re: newport] #2750000
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The article lost me when they got Bach’s name wrong - Jean Sebastien Bach.


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That is how Bach is translated to French.


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Re: Secret lives of the great composers: Chopin was a charmer .. [Re: newport] #2750014
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It's a wonderful excerpting of things from Chopin's letters.
Thanks for posting it.

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The article lost me when they got Bach’s name wrong - Jean Sebastien Bach.



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That is how Bach is translated to French.




.....and John Sebastian Brook in English.

(Or Johnny Sebastian Creek in American English).


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Oh I think these are recreations

"fascinating glimpses from their ‘diaries’, created from historical sources"



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Originally Posted by newport
Oh I think these are recreations

"fascinating glimpses from their ‘diaries’, created from historical sources"

Not actual?

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Originally Posted by Mark_C
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Oh I think these are recreations

"fascinating glimpses from their ‘diaries’, created from historical sources"

Not actual?

Sorry, but may be more 'actual" than the "actual" ones, haha!



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Originally Posted by Mark_C
Originally Posted by newport
Oh I think these are recreations

"fascinating glimpses from their ‘diaries’, created from historical sources"

Not actual?


It's seems like they are loosely based on original letters......and even that is a stretch..

https://archive.org/details/chopinsletters00chop

And the modern photo "recreations' that accompany the article are a hoot.


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Originally Posted by bennevis
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The article lost me when they got Bach’s name wrong - Jean Sebastien Bach.



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That is how Bach is translated to French.




.....and John Sebastian Brook in English.

(Or Johnny Sebastian Creek in American English).



Exactly.


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Originally Posted by bennevis
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The article lost me when they got Bach’s name wrong - Jean Sebastien Bach.



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That is how Bach is translated to French.




.....and John Sebastian Brook in English.

(Or Johnny Sebastian Creek in American English).

"A pleasant brook may well the ear’s delight inspire."
- Johann Gottfried Walther

"He should have been called ‘ocean’ instead of brook."
- Ludwig van Beethoven

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I found it interesting that the author of this thought to mention the use of rabbit fur in Pleyel hammers. (A topic that has been discussed on this forum!)

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Does anyone know where I can purchase Ken Russell's "The Secret Life of Arnold Bax" with Russell himself and Glenda Jackson in it ? Ken Russell's other stuff is everywhere but this one seems to have vanished completely.


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Originally Posted by Ted
Does anyone know where I can purchase Ken Russell's "The Secret Life of Arnold Bax" with Russell himself and Glenda Jackson in it ? Ken Russell's other stuff is everywhere but this one seems to have vanished completely.
You can watch it online.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3srBobRq6Cw


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Re: Secret lives of the great composers: Chopin was a charmer .. [Re: Carey] #2750143
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Originally Posted by Carey
Originally Posted by Ted
Does anyone know where I can purchase Ken Russell's "The Secret Life of Arnold Bax" with Russell himself and Glenda Jackson in it ? Ken Russell's other stuff is everywhere but this one seems to have vanished completely.
You can watch it online.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3srBobRq6Cw





Thanks, yes, I found that one a few minutes after posting. The only other place it seems to exist is on a DVD of several Russell films from the South Bank Show archives. Unfortunately, their stock has run out. Never mind, this will do to be going on with. Thanks again.


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