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    Happy Birthday Mister Chopin

    Happy birthday Mr. Chopin!!
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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    Happy Birthday Day and Thanks for all the beautiful music you left for us. ( even if some pices drove me nuts trying to get it together......LOL )
    ....To play only what is written is the domain of science. To realize what is not written is the domain of art."
    - Jean Langlais

    I wish you the Best for each day, now and always.

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    Yes, thank you so much, Frédéric Chopin! There's a lot of freeware music on Wikipedia composed by today's birthday child. Real music. Not scores. VLC Player seems to be needed.
    Études: http://tinyurl.com/ykvwrr3
    Other: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fr...3%A9ric_Chopin

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    Quote Originally Posted by wljmrbill View Post
    Happy Birthday Day and Thanks for all the beautiful music you left for us. ( even if some pices drove me nuts trying to get it together......LOL )

    Amen to THAT little pearl of wisdom
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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    Happy birthday to a great composer, thank you for all your music.

    As Robert Schumann said, "Hats off, gentlemen -- a genius"


    Margaret

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    Happy birthday, indeed!

    I'm going out to celebrate Chopin's birthday with some friends tonight. We'll have some champagne and of course listen to (and play) some of his wonderful music.

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    Frederik - sounds wonderful. I'd love to learn of what you played!

    It's such a shame the Great Polish Man never sat at the organ console or, wrote music for it like Liszt !
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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    Chopin: A Giftless Valetudinarian

    Frederic Chopin died too late.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Goring View Post
    Frederic Chopin died too late.
    Yeh, he was just getting the hang of it, pity.

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    Thank you Mr. Johann Heinrich Chuzzlewit for this delightfully irreverent, if unsubstantiated assertion.

    Chopin was adept at the construction of figuration which generates a clear harmonic flow while at the same time permitting linear elements to emerge through the pattern, but he could not write counterpoint, indeed, all through his work the harmonized tune excludes counterpoint. This is why Chopin fails as a composer, and it may be judged as symptomatic of intellectual degeneration that he is more recorded than William Byrd.

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    Last edited by Lord Goring; Mar-28-2010 at 04:00.

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    Chopin FAILS as a composer!!??!!

    What a decidedly odd thing to state. I would say that most people might disagree with you there, I certainly do.
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Contratrombone64 View Post
    Chopin FAILS as a composer!!??!!

    What a decidedly odd thing to state. I would say that most people might disagree with you there, I certainly do.
    Perhaps Lord Goring means Orchestral composition

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    Well that very well could be, but as it stands ...
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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    I would say " that just because you do not write counterpoint does not mean that you can not be a composer" counterpoint is an art in itself... many composer write excellent music even if it is not counterpoint as such. " He is not BACH :he is CHOPIN!!"
    ....To play only what is written is the domain of science. To realize what is not written is the domain of art."
    - Jean Langlais

    I wish you the Best for each day, now and always.

    Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Goring View Post
    Frederic Chopin died too late.
    To quote some guy, sort of:

    And maybe when Lord Goring gets to that point in his own life, people will be as charitable to him as he has been to Chopin.

    Maybe.
    Last edited by rojo; Mar-29-2010 at 20:09.
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