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I welcome you all to this interactive forum on the Website of the Rachmaninoff Network. I hope that this way all members will get a chance to get to know each other and the music of Sergei Rachmaninoff even better.
Part of this forum is a copy of the forum of The Rachmaninoff Society which was discontinued in June 2013 but which content is worth reading!


-Rachboy [moderator]

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RACHBOY
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Postby RACHBOY » Wed Apr 06, 2005 11:18 pm

I admire your enthousiastic way of trying to get this Forum off the ground but I doubt if a poll like that will do the trick :shock:

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Postby Guest » Thu Apr 07, 2005 3:11 am

why don't you people advertise?

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Postby Guest » Thu Apr 07, 2005 3:14 am

you're never going to get any discussion going if you keep on like this. what you have to do is post something provocative and DEBATABLE.


not nice and cute like you do it.

advertise.

Muza
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Postby Muza » Mon May 09, 2005 6:38 pm

OK then. There are not enough people on the Forum all in all. But if we're still here to discuss this greatest composer and pianist, let's first learn smth about ourselves!
Where are you actually from? What are your interests besides?

in_love_with_music
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Postby in_love_with_music » Tue May 10, 2005 1:59 am

That sounds like a good idea.
My name is Caroline. I am a young pianist and have actually played a little bit of Rachmaninoff (although probably not very well...), but I am more predominantly a flautist. I am very, *very* serious about music and plan to become a flute major.
Other interests include writing and photography... but my entire life pretty much revolves around music and rehearsal schedules and practicing and etc.etc.etc.
Of all the piano repertoire out there, I particularly like 19th and 20th century Russian music... and Rachmaninoff happens to be my favorite.

Question: Under what circumstances do you suppose someone would actually need to use this smiley face?: :idea:

----caroline

Muza
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Postby Muza » Tue May 10, 2005 12:55 pm

My name is Lida. I'm a pianist from Russia and I luckily live in Saint-Petersburg. Some years ago I was very serious about connecting my future with the profession of a pianist, and even thougt about entering conservatory, but now... though I decided to get another type of high education, I still spend most of my free time playing the piano - alone and in jazz band - I can't live without it!
My favorite composers besids Rachmaninoff are Skryabin, Arensky (you might have heard about them - they're tylically russian). If speaking about foreign composers - Chopin, Sen-Sans, Grig, Debussy...
Moreover I do aikido, learn german and spend lots of time reading, writing and discussing.

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Postby in_love_with_music » Fri May 13, 2005 11:48 pm

Anybody else care to share?

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Postby Guest » Sat May 14, 2005 5:13 am

my name is Alexei (Alex) and i was born in Moscow, Russia, but I live near Philadelphia, USA. I am a pianist and am planning to have a career as one.

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Postby Julia » Sat Jun 25, 2005 5:38 pm

See my points in Website look & feel ...
Julia

Sasha
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Postby Sasha » Thu Sep 01, 2005 12:19 am

Where is everybody!?!?!?!?
I've joined recently, and I'm very much looking forward to knowing you guys, but.... where are you???
Maybe most of you are back to school and very busy... :(
Muza, how's St. Petersburg? Pianist, tell us more about your trip to St. Petersburg. In_love_with_music, how's your flute lesson? Rachboy, where are you? Julia, how are you doing?
I, 'Sasha' is doing fine in Indiana, USA. 10 more minutes then I can get the heck out of my office! Living in an apartment, I can't get much freedom of practice hours. I'm so lucky my next-door neighbor is very nice. :D
Hoping to hear from you guys! :D

Ciao.

Mayla
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Postby Mayla » Sat Sep 10, 2005 5:53 pm

Hi, I am Mayla Fox :D . I am a private piano teacher and occasional performer, graduated from University as a piano major. I am a Rachmaninov fan. Along with loads of other repertoire, I would like to learn Rachmaninov's entire preludes, etudes, moment musicaux as well as a couple of his concertoes and various other works. Currently, my most beloved future plan is to learn his sonata no 2, in Bb minor, Op 36. I am currently working on 4 of his preludes.

I am looking forward to future discussion on this forum, nice to meet you all.

Mayla

Sasha
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Postby Sasha » Tue Sep 13, 2005 4:41 am

Hey, guys, and welcome aboard, Mayla :D

The season has begun! I just went to Indy's Opening Nite Gala which was a mix of pop and classical. It was absolutely charming. I don't know about you guys, but I don't really have friends who would go to concerts as often as I do. Mostly I end up going alone, which is o.k.
I am going to Chicago Opening also. I'm so excited! Unfortunately, neither of them is playing/played our beloved Rachmaninoff at the opening. :( Has anyone gone to any concert yet?

Ciao!

Mayla
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Postby Mayla » Wed Sep 14, 2005 3:45 am

Sasha wrote:Hey, guys, and welcome aboard, Mayla :D

The season has begun! I just went to Indy's Opening Nite Gala which was a mix of pop and classical. It was absolutely charming. I don't know about you guys, but I don't really have friends who would go to concerts as often as I do. Mostly I end up going alone, which is o.k.
I am going to Chicago Opening also. I'm so excited! Unfortunately, neither of them is playing/played our beloved Rachmaninoff at the opening. :( Has anyone gone to any concert yet?

Ciao!


Thanks Sasha. Actually, I mostly go to concerts alone. I guess it's just the way it is. If I do go with friends, they are more interested in who else is there rather than the music itself :roll: . Ah well. Anyway, I did attend a concert recently that was absolutely incredible. There were 5 different pianists, but nothing by The Man. Double ... Ah well.

bye bye,

Mayla

Sasha
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another concert alone

Postby Sasha » Mon Sep 19, 2005 4:40 am

Hey Mayla,

I have another concert to go alone this coming Friday :) .
My case is that when I ask my friends if they want to go to a concert,
they can't commit early enough for me to get the best seats I can find.
I can't wait till a couple of days before the concert wondering if they still want to go or if there are even any seats available. :?
It is nice though if I have someone to share the wonderful music and talk about it afterwords instead of driving back home alone.
Oh, well. I guess as long as we got the music, we are happy, aren't we? :D

So, your Opening Nite concert had 5 pianists?? Crazy! :D .
Did they play together or all separately?

Ah, less clothes, food and more music...
Got to save money...

Ciao :D

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Postby Wordsmith » Mon Nov 14, 2005 7:25 pm

Hello,

I am not a painist, unlike most of the members here its seems! :P I am a vocalist. I fell in love with Rachmaninoff only a few weeks ago. I was reading a book - "Story Lives of Great Composers" I think it was called. I read his chapter, thought he sounded interesting and wondered what his music was like, so I downloaded some and fell in love. :) I'm writing a paper on him and ran across this site in my online search for information. :D
-Wordsmith


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