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12-10-2014 Post does not mapped to Knowledge Tree
JJ Triode
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Post #: 21
Post ID: 21389
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Was it the Ravel orchestration of Pictures?
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Seriously, I hope Mom and Baby will be home for the holidays and we will see a Picture posted.  Of course the two present (actual) Cats need to be in the Exhibition as well.

JJ
01-19-2015 Post does not mapped to Knowledge Tree
Romy the Cat


Boston, MA
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Post #: 22
Post ID: 21498
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New in my listening room....
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Hey, what do you know? The combination of those: wife, baby and piano projects work very well together. Any and Thomas are practicing Bach’s first book WTC...

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"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
01-19-2015 Post does not mapped to Knowledge Tree
JJ Triode
Posts 75
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Post #: 23
Post ID: 21500
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This kid will grow up with some great "cultural reference points"!
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Romy,
It is a really beautiful picture, thanks for posting it.  Very appropriate for the New Year.

Best to all,
JJ
01-20-2015 Post does not mapped to Knowledge Tree
clarkjohnsen
Boston, MA, US
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Post #: 24
Post ID: 21502
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What about the pasty old guy on the wall?
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01-20-2015 Post does not mapped to Knowledge Tree
JJ Triode
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It is definitely Anton Bruckner
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Probably from around 1888.  Google shows a very similar portrait by an artist named Ferry Beraton painted in that year.
01-25-2015 Post does not mapped to Knowledge Tree
Romy the Cat


Boston, MA
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Post #: 26
Post ID: 21516
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A seismic question.
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I got an email from a site visitor with an interesting question:

“I wonder. Has age and fatherhood narrowed the focal point of listening habits? 

A while back, there was a mention in the blog of an elderly gent who had jettisoned all expansive orchestral listening. He now preferred Baroque over anything too ‘taxing’ for the mind. Perhaps you should update that thread… 

Everything across the board, still works for me. Slight shifts can occur for weeks at a time, but overall, I still get a kick from a broad spectrum of Composers and their works. 

You and I are the same age. Have things changed for you, in any way, - I mean considering the seismic shift a child can have on ones life, not to mention times effect of the sudden appearence of “rogue” hairs that make their bold statement in the listening chambers……” 

The question itself about change listening habit with age is superbly interesting, but I do not think that I am in position to obese it from more or less elevated altitude. The last few years were rocking for my listening habits. Falling in love, mirage, birth a child… all of it come with unquestionable toll to listening, some negative and some positive. I have made a number of attempts to writhe about it but I never posted as I felt it they all were transitional observations that witnessed my current state at the time and did not pretend to be any generalizations of any kind, something that I always like to do.     

So, without abstract myself out of my current horizons I might describe only what I am going through now with my listening habits.   We are going over second month of baby, fist month baby home and all that I can report is that in our family it is all about Bach. It is indicate cercus of preludes, Goldberg Variations, WTC, solo violin preludes (in viola rendition), cello suites. No we do not make Thomas to scream in harmony yet but I would not be surprise if he in 20 years chop us with a chain saw for all of it Bach “violence”.   

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To our surprise we still are going to concerts, even with baby, thanks to Amy’s patents. The last week we had St. Petersburg Philharmonic with no less than Andrey Garvilov playing Rach 3 (the most ridicules concert I ever attended) and BSO taking on Bruckner 7. BTW, we taking a little slow down time with Bruckner. Nowadays listening Bruckner for us is rather an ironic 3 min event in a car when we look at each other and smile, reminding ourselves that it was time what we were not able to listening a whole Adagio from B8 without feeling an overwhelming need to make love. 


My own listening habits is very different nowadays.  Last week my local audio friend come and asked when I used my TT last time.  I told that it was before Amy and I went to hospital. I am glad he did not ask me when I solder capacitors last time… I would not remember that…. The short time I have in my own disposal when I can literally max out Macondo and blast music with force the blows snow off the roof I spend mostly with Bach.  There are two CDs that I play very recursively that very much fulfill all my current demands for musicality. They are: 


http://www.amazon.com/Bach-Famous-Cantatas-BWV-131/dp/B000000SLU

http://www.amazon.com/Bach-Organ-Concertos-BWV-592-596/dp/B00000E3XJ


….both are stunning illustration of best music in best performance/recording  and both, particularly the Simon Preston’s magnificent play in Lübeck Cathedral, is how I feel about world nowadays. 

The Cat


"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
01-26-2015 Post does not mapped to Knowledge Tree
clarkjohnsen
Boston, MA, US
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Thanks for the commentary. NT
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02-01-2015 Post does not mapped to Knowledge Tree
steverino
Posts 289
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Post #: 28
Post ID: 21521
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Too much on the internet already
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 Romy the Cat wrote:
I got an email from a site visitor with an interesting question:

  The last few years were rocking for my listening habits. Falling in love, mirage, birth a child… all of it come with unquestionable toll to listening, some negative and some positive. I have made a number of attempts to writhe about it but I never posted



The Cat


Sometimes I can't tell whether you are making genuine malapropisms or are just having fun with us.

All the best in 2015 to the Romy entourage .
08-23-2016 Post does not mapped to Knowledge Tree
Romy the Cat


Boston, MA
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Post #: 29
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In the mid of my listening room setup…
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I figured out that that after I choke Thomas will be too bored to live at family forest lake and to listen my records in solitude – he would need a company. So, today, The August 23, Thomas’ brother and sister: Charlie Severs Bessnow and Abbigail Helen Bessnow were born in Springfield Mass. Kids and mom are doing fine and I am too happy to feel anything else now.


"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
08-23-2016 Post does not mapped to Knowledge Tree
anthony
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That's wonderful
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Wow, twins!  Congrats Romy, that is lovely news.
08-23-2016 Post does not mapped to Knowledge Tree
Jorge
Austin TX
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Mazel Tov
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Congratulations Romy. wow!
08-23-2016 Post does not mapped to Knowledge Tree
steverino
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Three's a hootenanny
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Romy

I know this is a very happy moment for you and Amy. Very best wishes to all of you and your families.

Best not to ask Thomas how he feels about it right now. When you think the time is right make it clear how lucky he is that he has a younger sister rather than an older sister.
08-24-2016 Post does not mapped to Knowledge Tree
N-set
Gdansk, Poland
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Congratulations!
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What a wonderfull news! Congratulations & all the best to all of you!

Cheers,
Nset



Cheers,
Jarek
08-24-2016 Post does not mapped to Knowledge Tree
rowuk


Germany
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Congratulations from Germany
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All the best to the big family!


Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again.
08-24-2016 Post does not mapped to Knowledge Tree
Paul S
San Diego, California, USA
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Congratulations!
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Congratulations and good luck to you, Amy, and your 3 children!


Best regards, Paul S
08-24-2016 Post does not mapped to Knowledge Tree
scooter
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Congratulations
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Congratulations Romy,

Glad everything worked out well and wishing you and your family all the best!
08-25-2016 Post does not mapped to Knowledge Tree
rogier
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Happy family
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Congratulations Romy!!
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