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    Mozart Forum was the victim of a few things. Changing versions of the PHP software made the library and forum unstable. The forum could have been saved with about a $500 investment. The company that had written the library of articles software had gone out of business so there was no update available for changing versions of PHP at any price short of a custom replacement program. Right as this was coming to a head the site was hacked by unknown individuals and the web hosting service which was supposed to keep a series of backups only kept one. After the hack they backed up the now missing website and in the process wiped the prior back up, the only one they had. Due to changes in software over the years it was not possible to re-install from local backups.

    I had enough of the expense and the work. The forum database still exists and for a new software investment of about $500 the forum portion could be brought back but the library of articles is gone, and new webpages to surround the forum page could be built again. If anyone is interested you can reply here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minona View Post
    Hello, I think it's okay to mention a forum devoted to one composer, so... I wonder if anyone knows what's happened to 'The Mozart Forum'...?
    Perhaps it died suddenly and very prematurely? Possibly because of a hacker attack from members of the Salieri Forum?

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    As long as they leave the Persichetti Forum alone.
    Last edited by hpowders; Mar-12-2014 at 01:51.
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    Hello, I think the forum database is the more irreplaceable thing (?) so it's great that it exists! Perhaps if you could find a passionate enough Mozart enthusiast who also knew about such technical matters, it could be up and running. Also, consider setting up a donations webpage at Mozartforum.com address. It should only cost a few dollars a year for the domain address, and the webpage can be free.

    It really shouldn't need to cost anything nowadays, except for the domain.

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    https://app.box.com/s/n51nbd5u9ii2f6na1n2g


    Does anyone know this little piece from a Mozart Minuet please.

    At first I thought it was from Mozart's Magic Flute, but I'm not so sure.
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    Default HI Kieran.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kieran View Post
    Did you post there? I was there under the same name as here, ie, my name. I agree, there was always something to learn. I particularly liked Dennis Pajot's articles, and Ron Hunter's posts. I hope that somehow the site can be resurrected. It was a wonderful facility for those of us who are Mozart-centric in our tastes...
    You are correct, some members of the Mozart Forum posted intimate details that I wasn't interested to know, like the color of Mozart's socks, etc.

    However, there were many who had advanced knowledge about Mozart's music and his life. I learned as much as if I had attended college courses on the life and talents of the greatest composer who ever lived.
    I can remember Counterpoint, Jose Miguel, Ron, Dan, and others whose nicknames I forgot already. I doubt if the forum will ever return and I will continue to miss it very much!!!:

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    I have the Murray Perahia Mozart piano concertos to listen to soon.

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    I belive anyone who loves the Mozart keyboard concertos owes it to himself to get one of the fortepiano performances with Bilson or van Immerseel.

    It makes sense to me to hear these works played on the instrument for which they were composed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Littlesausage View Post
    You are correct, some members of the Mozart Forum posted intimate details that I wasn't interested to know, like the color of Mozart's socks, etc.

    However, there were many who had advanced knowledge about Mozart's music and his life. I learned as much as if I had attended college courses on the life and talents of the greatest composer who ever lived.
    I can remember Counterpoint, Jose Miguel, Ron, Dan, and others whose nicknames I forgot already. I doubt if the forum will ever return and I will continue to miss it very much!!!:
    Dear LittleSaucisson, there were for sure many on that (sadly) defunct forum who had advanced knowledge of Mozart's music, but some of the posters you name had only a fleeting 'Wikipedia' grasp of that particular master.
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    Quote Originally Posted by albertfallickwang View Post
    I have the Murray Perahia Mozart piano concertos to listen to soon.
    Deep joy awaits you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Littlesausage View Post
    You are correct, some members of the Mozart Forum posted intimate details that I wasn't interested to know, like the color of Mozart's socks, etc.

    However, there were many who had advanced knowledge about Mozart's music and his life. I learned as much as if I had attended college courses on the life and talents of the greatest composer who ever lived.
    I can remember Counterpoint, Jose Miguel, Ron, Dan, and others whose nicknames I forgot already. I doubt if the forum will ever return and I will continue to miss it very much!!!:
    That's right, it was a great resource. I still have it bookmarked but, alas, I can't see it coming back. Like I said, I hope the articles have been saved and reappear someplace. I remember being at a violin sonata concert a few years back, K377 was to be the Mozart offering, but inexplicably they broke programme and performed K379. A gentleman in the seat in from of me waved his own private programme dismissively - he had Denis Pajot's notes on K377.

    It was a wonderful site, and the names you mention above are just a few who really knew their stuff. Tiago was another, and unfortunately like yourself, I've started to forget some names...
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    Great idea - this is why we are truely here - to talk about old classical music. Mozart is one of the rulers of them all.
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    Old people talking about old classical music. Nothing like it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kieran View Post
    That's right, it was a great resource. I still have it bookmarked but, alas, I can't see it coming back. Like I said, I hope the articles have been saved and reappear someplace. I remember being at a violin sonata concert a few years back, K377 was to be the Mozart offering, but inexplicably they broke programme and performed K379. A gentleman in the seat in from of me waved his own private programme dismissively - he had Denis Pajot's notes on K377.

    It was a wonderful site, and the names you mention above are just a few who really knew their stuff. Tiago was another, and unfortunately like yourself, I've started to forget some names...
    Hi, Kieran and Littlesausage.

    I also miss the forum. And some of you .

    I registered here just to have contact with you again.

    Best regards (and thanks for the nice words).

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