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Great Piano Quotes #2839072 04/14/19 10:39 AM
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Bar lines - like children - they should be seen never heard. - Artur Schnabel


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Originally Posted by cmb13
Bar lines - like children - they should be seen never heard. - Artur Schnabel


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There is an inanimate object Which has a capacity to exasperate which no human being can ever attain: a piano -Proust

To play a wrong note is insignificant. To play without passion is inexcusable- Beethoven


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Literary quote referenced in my PW signature since I got here:

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"...Allgeyer soldiers an inch and a quarter to the man painted cream, gold and blue, handfuls of hundred-year-old agates soaked in honey that sweetened greatgrandfather tongues long gone to dust, then into sulfuric acid to char the sugar in bands, brown to black, across the stone, deathless piano performances punched on Vorsetzer rolls, ribboned black lingerie, flowered and grape-crested silverware, faced lead-glass decanters, tulip-shaped Jugendstil cups, strings of amber beads . . . so the populations move, across the open meadow, limping, marching, shuffling, carried, hauling along the detritus of an order, a European and bourgeois order they don't yet know is destroyed forever."

- Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow (1973), pp. 550-551


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Re: Great Piano Quotes [Re: cmb13] #2839147 04/14/19 02:33 PM
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"My piano is to me what a ship is to the sailor, what a steed is to the Arab. It is the intimate personal depository of everything that stirred wildly in my brain during the most impassioned days of my youth. It was there that all my wishes, all my dreams, all my joys, and all my sorrows lay." F. Liszt


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"Bar lines - like children - they should be seen never heard" (Artur Schnabel)

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"There is an inanimate object Which has a capacity to exasperate which no human being can ever attain: a piano" (Proust)

"To play a wrong note is insignificant. To play without passion is inexcusable" (Beethoven)

Tyrone Slothrop Literary quote referenced in my PW signature since I got here:
"...Allgeyer soldiers an inch and a quarter to the man painted cream, gold and blue, handfuls of hundred-year-old agates soaked in honey that sweetened greatgrandfather tongues long gone to dust, then into sulfuric acid to char the sugar in bands, brown to black, across the stone, deathless piano performances punched on Vorsetzer rolls, ribboned black lingerie, flowered and grape-crested silverware, faced lead-glass decanters, tulip-shaped Jugendstil cups, strings of amber beads . . . so the populations move, across the open meadow, limping, marching, shuffling, carried, hauling along the detritus of an order, a European and bourgeois order they don't yet know is destroyed forever." (Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow (1973), pp. 550-551)

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"My piano is to me what a ship is to the sailor, what a steed is to the Arab. It is the intimate personal depository of everything that stirred wildly in my brain during the most impassioned days of my youth. It was there that all my wishes, all my dreams, all my joys, and all my sorrows lay." (F. Liszt)



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My favorite was a post on here that i read when i first started. The person wrote something along the lines of "I find that i lack the fortitude to subject myself to this mental torture long enough to get my fingers warm" or loose it may have been. I dont recall the member or what they were refering to but it just stuck with me.


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Originally Posted by dobro
My favorite was a post on here that i read when i first started. The person wrote something along the lines of "I find that i lack the fortitude to subject myself to this mental torture long enough to get my fingers warm" or loose it may have been. I dont recall the member or what they were refering to but it just stuck with me.

It was Lisa/ebonykawai!
Originally Posted by ebonykawai
So Bach is driving me crazy and I have to say, it takes an awful lot of fortitude to stick with that torture long enough for my fingers and brain to kick in. I don't know what it is about Bach, most other pieces I pick up OK, some are challenging but, you know, it's doable. I'm playing some of the easiest Bach there is and I feel like such a loser!! Nothing to do, really, but just keep going! 😂

Anyone else suffering?


across the stone, deathless piano performances

"Discipline is more reliable than motivation." -by a contributor on Reddit r/piano
"Success is 10% inspiration, and 90% perspiration." -by some other wise person
"Pianoteq manages to keep it all together yet simultaneously also go in all directions; like a quantum particle entangled with an unknown and spooky parallel universe simply waiting to be discovered." -by Pete14
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"If you don't stop misbehaving, you are going in the log burner".

Quote by Philip In China, addressed to his Bluthner.


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Originally Posted by Tyrone Slothrop
Originally Posted by dobro
My favorite was a post on here that i read when i first started. The person wrote something along the lines of "I find that i lack the fortitude to subject myself to this mental torture long enough to get my fingers warm" or loose it may have been. I dont recall the member or what they were refering to but it just stuck with me.

It was Lisa/ebonykawai!
Originally Posted by ebonykawai
So Bach is driving me crazy and I have to say, it takes an awful lot of fortitude to stick with that torture long enough for my fingers and brain to kick in. I don't know what it is about Bach, most other pieces I pick up OK, some are challenging but, you know, it's doable. I'm playing some of the easiest Bach there is and I feel like such a loser!! Nothing to do, really, but just keep going! 😂

Anyone else suffering?


Wow TS, That is cool. It was posted later than i thought but ive just kept remembering. I wish i had that recall in all of my piano studies. Thanks.


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Re: Great Piano Quotes [Re: dobro] #2839472 04/15/19 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by dobro
I wish i had that recall in all of my piano studies. Thanks.

The amusing thing is that I remember things people do and say that they themselves don't remember. Sometimes this causes problems because they don't want to remember, and naturally fight back against me remember it. I've also had people get creeped out by me remembering stuff about them (it does seem stalkerish, doesn't it? laugh ). But my wife, who has a poor memory herself, uses me as the "community memorybank" and asks me about things that happened to her long ago that she doesn't remember. For example, I remember her ex-BFs before me better than she does. laugh laugh


across the stone, deathless piano performances

"Discipline is more reliable than motivation." -by a contributor on Reddit r/piano
"Success is 10% inspiration, and 90% perspiration." -by some other wise person
"Pianoteq manages to keep it all together yet simultaneously also go in all directions; like a quantum particle entangled with an unknown and spooky parallel universe simply waiting to be discovered." -by Pete14
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My wife also has a memory like that....photographic. She actually sees images, even typed images of a person's name on their forehead. She can see someone we met 20 years ago, remember their name and details such as what they were wearing and what we spoke about. It really freaks people out. Too bad she doesn't play piano...would be fairly useful. (Gotta figure out how to utilized that for some profit.)


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Originally Posted by cmb13
...and details such as what they were wearing and what we spoke about. It really freaks people out.

Even professionals can get freaked out! Once, I was describing to a long ago psychiatrist, the circumstances around my weaning and my father taking away my baby bottle, what I did to merit this (I poked a hole in the presumably plastic bottle with a diaper pin with predictable results), what he said, the arrangement and color of the furniture, where I was standing, what I emotionally felt at the time, etc. My psychiatrist listened and then tried to convince me that I was suffering from FMS. I finally gave in and agreed in order to keep the peace, but I know I remembered all that. I confirm all the time things I remember, including by checking old newspapers.

Now this said, I do regret the emotional memory component of this ability, highlighted above, as it has given me a form of PTSD (ergo psychiatrist). Curious if your wife also has the emotional memory component and if so, if it also has given her PTSD.


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"Discipline is more reliable than motivation." -by a contributor on Reddit r/piano
"Success is 10% inspiration, and 90% perspiration." -by some other wise person
"Pianoteq manages to keep it all together yet simultaneously also go in all directions; like a quantum particle entangled with an unknown and spooky parallel universe simply waiting to be discovered." -by Pete14
Re: Great Piano Quotes [Re: cmb13] #2839493 04/15/19 11:36 AM
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No, she may be mentally ill in other ways, but not this way wink. JK. I don't believe there is any emotional attachment to these memories. She's fairly detached, actually.


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"Bar lines - like children - they should be seen never heard" (Artur Schnabel)

dogperson
"There is an inanimate object Which has a capacity to exasperate which no human being can ever attain: a piano" (Proust)

"To play a wrong note is insignificant. To play without passion is inexcusable" (Beethoven)

Tyrone Slothrop Literary quote referenced in my PW signature since I got here:
"...Allgeyer soldiers an inch and a quarter to the man painted cream, gold and blue, handfuls of hundred-year-old agates soaked in honey that sweetened greatgrandfather tongues long gone to dust, then into sulfuric acid to char the sugar in bands, brown to black, across the stone, deathless piano performances punched on Vorsetzer rolls, ribboned black lingerie, flowered and grape-crested silverware, faced lead-glass decanters, tulip-shaped Jugendstil cups, strings of amber beads . . . so the populations move, across the open meadow, limping, marching, shuffling, carried, hauling along the detritus of an order, a European and bourgeois order they don't yet know is destroyed forever." (Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow (1973), pp. 550-551)

NobleHouse
"My piano is to me what a ship is to the sailor, what a steed is to the Arab. It is the intimate personal depository of everything that stirred wildly in my brain during the most impassioned days of my youth. It was there that all my wishes, all my dreams, all my joys, and all my sorrows lay." (F. Liszt)

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"If you don't stop misbehaving, you are going in the log burner" Addressed to his Bluthner.

ebonykawai
"So Bach is driving me crazy and I have to say, it takes an awful lot of fortitude to stick with that torture long enough for my fingers and brain to kick in"

(I have to agree w/ her)


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Fun. Unfortunately this got me looking around the internet, and here's a couple with to whom (I wonder if that's good English) they are attributed:

“When she started to play, Steinway came down personally and rubbed his name off the piano. ”
― Bob Hope
“To play a wrong note is insignificant; to play without passion is inexcusable!”
― Ludwig van Beethoven

Btw, I have a good memory for faces but can't play anything from memory on the piano.


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This one always amuses me.

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Good ones! John, who's that last one attributed to?


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I’ve seen it in numerous places but never seen it attributed to anyone.


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