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    Default Hello:) Glad to join you!

    Hello everyone!

    It is such a pleasure to get to know this forum. I am very happy to join you.

    I am a Japanese doing my PhD in the US.

    I have always loved classical music. I played the piano for 13 years as I was growing up. I am also fascinated with the sounds of violin. I wish I could play the violin…!

    I have so many favorite composers so it’s really difficult to pick. But Debussy has always been my love. I also love the Impressionist painters such as Monet and Renoir.

    Other favorite composers include Ravel, Bartok, Schostakovich, Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Beethoven, Franck, Elgar, Kreisler, Chopin, Dvorak, Bach, and many more.

    My favorite musicians include Midori, Emanuel Ax, Pascal Roge, Charlotte Church, and the Boys Air Choir <http://www.boysoloist.com/artist.asp?VID=71>.

    This seems like a very nice community. I look forward to talking with you.

    Smiles,
    marie

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    Welcome to Talk Classical, Marie
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    Welcome aboard!
    Remember the 3 SW's: Some Will, Some Won't, So What!

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    Hello Marie

    Welcome, glad you could join us

    I like impressionist painters too, my favourite.

    I look forward to you joining in.


    Margaret

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    Arapete fenesta!
    Famme affaciá a Maria,
    ca stóngo 'mmiez â via
    speruto d"a vedé...*


    Oje Marie- Oje Marie!

    Welcome to TalkClassical.

    *I suppose you've heard this one before...
    Last edited by Chi_townPhilly; May-20-2008 at 18:20.

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    Krummhorn, SamGuss, Margaret, and Chi_town/Philly, thank you for your warm welcome.

    Margaret, I am very happy to meet someone who is also interested in the Impressionist painters. I've been writing on the Impressionist paintings and music in my homepage lately as they have always been my fascination. Please visit it if you are interested.

    Chi_town/Philly, thank you for your welcome. It is the first time for me to be received with a song! I feel quite honored. But I actually do not know if I know your song. Perhaps I would recognize it if I listen to it?

    Have a good day/night, everyone.

    Thank you,
    marie
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    Welcome to TC Marie

    I can't say I'm a fan of impressionism as much as I am neoclassicism (Jacques-Louis David especially) but I did see Monet's 'Water Liles' at the Musee D'Orsay a month ago and they were beautiful.


    Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend. -- Beethoven

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachovsky View Post
    Welcome to TC Marie

    I can't say I'm a fan of impressionism as much as I am neoclassicism (Jacques-Louis David especially) but I did see Monet's 'Water Liles' at the Musee D'Orsay a month ago and they were beautiful.
    Hello Rachovsky. Thank you for your warm welcome. Lovely to hear that you recently went to the Musee D'Orsay! It's such a great museum. I went there only once quite a while ago and have always wanted to come back. I hope you enjoyed your visit! And I agree with you that Monet's Water Lilies are so beautiful.

    Have a good evening!

    Best,
    marie

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    Quote Originally Posted by marie View Post
    Chi_town/Philly, thank you for your welcome. It is the first time for me to be received with a song! I feel quite honored. But I actually do not know if I know your song. Perhaps I would recognize it if I listen to it?
    Oh, I break out into [virtual] song every now and then. (Here's a recent example, from Act II of Wagner's Die Meistersinger.) The lyrics in this thread are from "Maria Mari," part of the early 20th century "Canzone (Napolitane)" repertoire. [Other equally famous examples are "Torna a Surriento" and "O Sole Mio."] My favorite rendition of "Mari" is by Pavarotti.

    Visit the right neighborhood Italian-American sit-down restaurants, and you'll know ALL of the "Canzone" repertoire in no time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chi_town/Philly View Post
    The lyrics in this thread are from "Maria Mari," part of the early 20th century "Canzone (Napolitane)" repertoire. [Other equally famous examples are "Torna a Surriento" and "O Sole Mio."] My favorite rendition of "Mari" is by Pavarotti.
    Now I know what you were singing Are you a singer yourself? I don't get to memorize lyrics.

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    Isn't that by Russo, Chi? I believe I've heard that around DiBruno Bros...

    But really, "how do you solve a problem like Mari(a)?"

    Welcome to TC, Marie.
    Take a look at the Bandit's blog, Americana Avenue.

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    Thank you for your welcome, BuddhaBandit

    Have a nice day/evening,
    marie

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    Quote Originally Posted by marie View Post
    Hello Rachovsky. Thank you for your warm welcome. Lovely to hear that you recently went to the Musee D'Orsay! It's such a great museum. I went there only once quite a while ago and have always wanted to come back. I hope you enjoyed your visit! And I agree with you that Monet's Water Lilies are so beautiful.

    Have a good evening!

    Best,
    marie
    We stayed in Paris for 3 days so everything was very crammed for time. We stayed in the Louvre for about 4-5 hours since it's so huge and I felt like I was running just to see the things I really wanted to see. I only had time to see very few things at the D'Orsay because one of my friends wanted to go and see some Manet (Luncheon on the Grass), Van Gogh (Starry Night over the Rhone, which I like better than The Starry Night), and Picasso (which they didn't have as I tried to tell her). Everything closed so early! We wanted to go to Versailles as well and we had to jump on a train immediately following the museum and look at Louis XIV's little hunting lodge until it closed at like 5 PM. Oh I could go on for hours. I'm taking an Art History class next year so im quite excited about that. Good Day to you.


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    Welcome to TC

    I hope you enjoy it here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachovsky View Post
    We stayed in Paris for 3 days so everything was very crammed for time. We stayed in the Louvre for about 4-5 hours since it's so huge and I felt like I was running just to see the things I really wanted to see. I only had time to see very few things at the D'Orsay because one of my friends wanted to go and see some Manet (Luncheon on the Grass), Van Gogh (Starry Night over the Rhone, which I like better than The Starry Night), and Picasso (which they didn't have as I tried to tell her). Everything closed so early! We wanted to go to Versailles as well and we had to jump on a train immediately following the museum and look at Louis XIV's little hunting lodge until it closed at like 5 PM. Oh I could go on for hours. I'm taking an Art History class next year so im quite excited about that. Good Day to you.
    Thank you for sharing stories about your trip. Sounds like a busy, but exciting trip I feel that I could spend months just going to the Louvre and D'Orsay (Oh, I wish I could...!). The richness of their collections were simply overwhelming to me. I hope you enjoy your Art History class! Sounds really exciting indeed!



    Trojan-rabbit, thank you for your warm welcome. Yes, I am already enjoying myself here.


    Thanks,
    marie

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