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    October Hello

    Hi there -
    Just joining this forum out of curiosity and hope I'll be able to enjoy posting about music here.

    It took about three gos to get here and I still haven't sorted out how to set up my profile and avatar, so my apologies. I am not much good at IT.

    As regards the main topic I am not an expert either - but I am a fan of just about every sort of classical music from the year dot to the twenty-first century.

    Hope to learn more and meet some new people on this site.

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    Sorry for plastering so many threads on to this forum today - I just wanted to be able to start up a profile, which you're not allowed to do till you've got ten posts, just as on Talk Classical, where I'm also a member.

    I'll be quiet now until somebody replies. I promise!

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Watt View Post
    Ella Beck! I just hafta say, when I'm out on a long distance bike-hike,
    stopping to take a break beside the Adam Beck power plant is ordinary behavior for me.
    I even have some copper fittings from the 1920's that were used there.

    It's nice to see someone new who isn't reluctant to post.
    You'll see it's very quiet here.
    A couple of the older members even posted a "it's getting moribund" thread in discussions.
    I see you're from England. I speak a little Gaelic.

    Let the fontage begin!
    Thanks, Mr Watt.

    (Ee, tha munna speak t'Gaelic, mind - Ah'm from Yorkshire.
    http://www.nymcam.co.uk/081502.htm )


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    Thanks, John Watt. Have a nice day.

    Well, I think that just about wraps it up for my introductory thread.

    Greetings to anyone else who's out there and may drop by.
    Going to get my binoculars out.
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    My main interests in classical music are early music and baroque.
    I like bits and pieces from every era, though. I look forward to reading the music threads on MIMF.
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    Here's an example of a crossover of my musical interests - Scottish folk music and baroque music.
    It's the Hawthorn Sonata by the eighteenth century composer James Oswald:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ella Beck View Post
    Here's an example of a crossover of my musical interests - Scottish folk music and baroque music.
    It's the Hawthorn Sonata by the eighteenth century composer James Oswald:




    That's really lovely Ella, is that you playing ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elderpiano View Post
    That's really lovely Ella, is that you playing ?
    Oh, I wish!
    No, it's an Australian baroque ensemble, Shane Lestideau & the Evengreen Ensemble.

    I do have the music for this sonata, but I chickened out of playing it, I'm afraid.
    However, I have another book of shorter baroque pieces called 'Thistle and Minuet - 16 Easy Pieces from the Scottish Baroque' which I worked through with Fiddle Guru (my teacher is an HIP Baroque Professional) with my baroque bow. They were gorgeous tunes which I could more or less manage.
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    I grew up in this town - answers on a postcard, please:

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    Classical music - in some ways there are more people listening to it than ever before, with the technology we have. In other ways, it's fallen out of mainstream education and is much less fashionable and popular with young people.

    As for learning music - there never could be a better time. If I want to learn a new tune, I can find it on YouTube. If I want to listen to a classical composer that someone else recommends, ditto.
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    i belong to a number of internet forums, dealing with a number of subjects, and I've learned a lot - mainly about human nature.
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    I was lucky in that York, where I grew up - see above, mystery city - had a scheme whereby pupils could have free violin lessons in school. This was really where I got to grips with classical music. I remember playing Handel's March from Scipio for the first time, and thinking, 'this is lovely'!
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    York Minster

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    I have completed my first 100 posts.
    No longer any need for an introductory thread.

    Hail and farewell.
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