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by KGill
Sat May 02, 2009 9:27 pm
Forum: Music Related
Topic: Your professional, academic, or social relationshipwithmusic
Replies: 26
Views: 20020

Re: Your professional, academic, or social relationshipwithmusic

I started teaching myself to read and write music and compose when I was about 3 or 4 years old. I listened to a lot of Chopin and in fact used the Cortot recording and scores of the Etudes to learn to read music. Also, most of my early compositions were failed imitations of some of the more interes...
by KGill
Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:45 am
Forum: Other
Topic: In the news (sort of)
Replies: 5
Views: 1036

Re: In the news (sort of)

I have to agree- it's always nice to just browse through a shop (such as Presser's, which was before they closed all their stores the only nice one close to me). And Patelson's did have a fairly nice selection of Shostakovich- I got my Sikorski of the 5th and 8th Symphonies there (they didn't have D...
by KGill
Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: Music Related
Topic: Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1582

Re: Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony Question

I don't really think it 'means' anything in particular- they wanted heroic-sounding crap and that's what he gave them (at least, for the outer movements). Who was it who said back in the 1790s that that which an artist could put into a work was finite, but that which everyone else could derive from ...
by KGill
Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:18 am
Forum: Music Related
Topic: Best Composer ever
Replies: 200
Views: 55663

Re: Best Composer ever

I'm not saying Testimony is evidence, it's hard to believe (for me) that anyone actually thinks it could be true. It just played into the hands of the West. But, of course, you don't need me to say that. But I think that we don't need any kind of 'reminiscences' to judge that Stalin held him back to...
by KGill
Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:08 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Autotagging/Page edit problem
Replies: 4
Views: 689

Re: Autotagging/Page edit problem

All right, I put 'Composed by the uploader' in the Comments section on all three of my work pages. Will that work?
by KGill
Sun Apr 12, 2009 7:59 pm
Forum: Music Related
Topic: Best Composer ever
Replies: 200
Views: 55663

Re: Best Composer ever

(especially Opp. 15 or so to 43- before Stalin crushed him) Given the involvement of the CIA and McCarthyism, what Stalin did was no different than what the US did. Point taken, but the US didn't do that to Shostakovich, Stalin/Zhdanov/the hordes of 'musicologists'/miscellaneous hacks like Kabalevs...
by KGill
Sun Apr 12, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Autotagging/Page edit problem
Replies: 4
Views: 689

Re: Autotagging/Page edit problem

All right, I tried it with Opera (Firefox didn't respond/was too slow), and it worked...should have done that. I had not been using Chrome until I found they had fixed their bug with yahoo.com in 2 beta, which was what I was using. Thanks (adding <!--noautotag--> will prevent the page from being del...
by KGill
Sun Apr 12, 2009 2:52 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Autotagging/Page edit problem
Replies: 4
Views: 689

Autotagging/Page edit problem

For some reason, I have not been able to edit any pages. When I submit edits, it just says over and over again, 'solve this simple sum' with the picture. I do, and it repeats endlessly. I realize the site is sort of under construction at this point, so I wasn't going to bring this up until it was mo...
by KGill
Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: Copyright Related
Topic: Paderewski and Cortot
Replies: 2
Views: 725

Re: Paderewski and Cortot

All right, thank you.
by KGill
Sat Apr 11, 2009 12:20 am
Forum: Copyright Related
Topic: Paderewski and Cortot
Replies: 2
Views: 725

Paderewski and Cortot

OK, so correct me if I'm wrong: The Paderewski editions of Chopin are legal to scan/upload, since he died in 1941. The Cortot editions of the Chopin Etudes are not because he died in 1962, even though the editions were published in 1914. (Also [not copyright-related], the scores are kind of yellowed...
by KGill
Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:43 pm
Forum: Music Related
Topic: Best Composer ever
Replies: 200
Views: 55663

Re: Best Composer ever

I would take issue with a couple of people who said that 'best' doesn't mean 'most innovative'. Music is an art, and art is an attempt at perfection of innovation. Mozart got the perfection all right, better than anyone else (although there are some who come close), but many were more innovative (in...
by KGill
Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:32 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: File update
Replies: 4
Views: 673

Re: File update

OK, I tried that specifying a different file name (I had tried before overwriting the original file, which didn't take), and it works now. Guess I should have tried that before. Thanks.
by KGill
Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:30 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: File update
Replies: 4
Views: 673

File update

I uploaded my own piece, Sonata-Elegy for Piano (yes, I am that arrogant). However, I realized the next day that I had absent-mindedly left out page 4 while inserting two copies of page 5. I fixed it and used the file update function to redo the upload. Shortly thereafter, Carolus corrected my entry...

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