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Is that the recording you favor? The one I have on CD (ripped to my library, so I’m not certain which conductor/orchestra at the moment) is a little flat. But it is one of my favorite cello pieces.

I like it. Rostropovich is very good. The Tchaikovsky is also good - a nice set of eight vignettes - it was his first composition for the cello. The Dvorak is a popular piece - there are plenty of other ones on vinyl: Jacqueline du Pré, Paul Tortelier.

Piano can be very satisfying, even as a beginner. No matter my mood I found it a guaranteed way to relax, letting my mind leave the hectic spiral of the modern world. I learned on a upright. Today I would love to have a nice baby grand in the living room, but no longer have the space after we 'down-sized' to a smaller house. It would be cool to have a player model. Or some friends who play strings - get together for Schubert's Trout Quintet. :) I'll bet a nickle a piano could increase your awareness of the classical world. All cows eat grass.
 
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Is that the recording you favor? The one I have on CD (ripped to my library, so I’m not certain which conductor/orchestra at the moment) is a little flat. But it is one of my favorite cello pieces.

My mother’s maiden name was Jelinek — a bit more “czech”. My wife and I did a cycling tour a few years back from Prague to Vienna and I rode through the town of my great grandparents. A lot of Czechians (?) migrated to the upper mid-west I believe inspired the New World Symphony.

For dvorak, best is Hoelscher


 
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Thank you all for the comforting words.

My brother had a hard, hard life. Like many artists, he never really “fit” into the world. Depression and addiction took their toll, eventually robbing away his creative impulses. But, when those creative juices were flowing he produced real works of art. A few photos of my brother “Buzz” and a few of the guitars he made:
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Very sorry for your loss, did your brother make all those beautiful guitars himself from the scratch?
 
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Very sorry for your loss, did your brother make all those beautiful guitars himself from the scratch?

Yes, from raw pieces of lumber. I recall many times my brother would hold a board and rap it with his knuckles to listen to the timbre. This was done very carefully when selecting the wood for the guitar’s top but was also done for wood chosen for back and sides.
 
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I am sorry to hear your about the loss of your brother. Please accept my condolences.
I had the same reactions to your music video as others have expressed. Very moving. Can you please identify the recording?
 
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A snowy Portland morning… not meant to be a “listen how great my system sounds video” but a fringe benefit of designing the room to allow, acoustically, for the windows and doors. We had a good snowfall the other day, but I didn’t record anything. I wished I had—it was beautiful.

This morning I had another chance. I have no idea what I am doing. iPhone 12 mini, placed the phone on the top of the backrest on the chair in the main listening position. You can choose a hi-res version of the video:


Song has special meaning to me, from a very challenging time of my life — a time of profound sadness and longing. I lost my eldest brother the Friday before Christmas, so it has been a rough holiday season. This song speaks to me. The snow falling only deepens the feelings.

Sorry for your loss
 
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Bob, I have a brother and we are quite close. I am very sorry for your loss. The video is poignant yet beautiful too. Cherish your memories.
 
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Yes, from raw pieces of lumber. I recall many times my brother would hold a board and rap it with his knuckles to listen to the timbre. This was done very carefully when selecting the wood for the guitar’s top but was also done for wood chosen for back and sides.
That is a skill on a different level then. We spend days deliberating on the re-creation of music and sound, but this...music creation gets the top place on the podium.
 
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I am sorry to hear your about the loss of your brother. Please accept my condolences.
I had the same reactions to your music video as others have expressed. Very moving. Can you please identify the recording?

Thank you.

The recording is a from a George Winston album “Winter into Spring” (Windham Hill Records, 1982). The track is “February Sea”
 

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Thank you all again for the kind words and condolences. I loved my brother, he is missed.
 
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I am so sorry to hear of this unexpected loss. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Our siblings carry a piece of our hearts in theirs.
 
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A snowy Portland morning… not meant to be a “listen how great my system sounds video” but a fringe benefit of designing the room to allow, acoustically, for the windows and doors. We had a good snowfall the other day, but I didn’t record anything. I wished I had—it was beautiful.

This morning I had another chance. I have no idea what I am doing. iPhone 12 mini, placed the phone on the top of the backrest on the chair in the main listening position. You can choose a hi-res version of the video:


Song has special meaning to me, from a very challenging time of my life — a time of profound sadness and longing. I lost my eldest brother the Friday before Christmas, so it has been a rough holiday season. This song speaks to me. The snow falling only deepens the feelings.
Sorry for the loss of your brother.
Thanks for sharing the song and special meaning it has to you. Will definitely add to my list of music and, enjoy listening on the Diesis caput mundi.
 
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… I'll bet a nickle a piano could increase your awareness of the classical world. All cows eat grass.

Tim, as a writer I can only guess you’ve just been waiting for an opportunity to slip “all cows eat grass” into a story somewhere! LOL!

Since this is WBF, do you suppose cows have an affinity for ryegrass vs tall fescue, or St. Augustine? Maybe its vintage dependent! Corn fed or grass fed, perhaps the future holds “fed a diet consisting of 100% Kentucky Bluegrass, the beef has a particularly long and smooth finish with hints of minerality.”
 

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A snowy Portland morning… not meant to be a “listen how great my system sounds video” but a fringe benefit of designing the room to allow, acoustically, for the windows and doors. We had a good snowfall the other day, but I didn’t record anything. I wished I had—it was beautiful.

This morning I had another chance. I have no idea what I am doing. iPhone 12 mini, placed the phone on the top of the backrest on the chair in the main listening position. You can choose a hi-res version of the video:


Song has special meaning to me, from a very challenging time of my life — a time of profound sadness and longing. I lost my eldest brother the Friday before Christmas, so it has been a rough holiday season. This song speaks to me. The snow falling only deepens the feelings.
I am very sorry to hear the bad news. My condolences. Best wishes, Bob.
 
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Very sorry for your loss, Bob.
 
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“fed a diet consisting of 100% Kentucky Bluegrass, the beef has a particularly long and smooth finish with hints of minerality.”

Tima will no doubt explore any literary instruments being utilized.

Alfalfa is much closer nutritionally fed as grass or hay. This Japanese man in his dotage has however struck upon the key to perfection.

 
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Tim, as a writer I can only guess you’ve just been waiting for an opportunity to slip “all cows eat grass” into a story somewhere! LOL!

Since this is WBF, do you suppose cows have an affinity for ryegrass vs tall fescue, or St. Augustine? Maybe its vintage dependent! Corn fed or grass fed, perhaps the future holds “fed a diet consisting of 100% Kentucky Bluegrass, the beef has a particularly long and smooth finish with hints of minerality.”

Actually no I had never thought of writing that phrase anywhere - it was a spur of the moment inspiration to add a wee bit of humor and see if anyone would catch it. With your response being what it was, I'm not sure how far to go by way of explanation - you may be joshing me and the following is for nought!

We were talking about your visit to Steinway and learning to play the piano. When starting out many piano teachers give lessons in how to read music and play the notes on a piece of sheet music. If you look a music score there is a variety of notation that represents the music and instructions on how to play it. It takes a while to learn the notes and to that end there are mnemonics to help - short phrases that identify the notes in each register, treble and bass.

Each register is represented by five parallel lines on which notes are written; notes can go higher or lower than the lines ... we'll skip that for now.
TrebleClef.jpg Treble Clef - the Right hand
27px-FClef.svg.png Bass Clef - the Left hand

Let's look at the Bass Clef and it's basic notes:

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To help remember the bass notes
... on the lines: Good Boys Do Fine Always
... on the spaces: All Cows Eat Grass

:D moo !
 

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The Big Bayz Counterpoint speakers, in matte black, starting to get run in. Only a couple hours on them, they need a hundred or more to get settled in.

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A snowy Portland morning… not meant to be a “listen how great my system sounds video” but a fringe benefit of designing the room to allow, acoustically, for the windows and doors. We had a good snowfall the other day, but I didn’t record anything. I wished I had—it was beautiful.

This morning I had another chance. I have no idea what I am doing. iPhone 12 mini, placed the phone on the top of the backrest on the chair in the main listening position. You can choose a hi-res version of the video:


Song has special meaning to me, from a very challenging time of my life — a time of profound sadness and longing. I lost my eldest brother the Friday before Christmas, so it has been a rough holiday season. This song speaks to me. The snow falling only deepens the feelings.
It is not easy to see snow in Portland.

I may visit your store room to audition Philum Dac with priior arrangement.
 

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