88man wrote:Wasn't there a show about that years ago, except I think they were heading toward the other coast.me and my husband Billy Bob and our ten youngins will hop in our converted school bus, which is also our home, and drive to Boston.
Monica, you'll have your hands full with 2 collegians. Well, with 4 cars you can open a dealership too now, in addition to the lamp store.
I ain't selling my disco balls, strobe lights, or lava lamps!
"88man wrote:As for me, I finally learned that Chopin Waltz No. 16 in D-flat to get the fingers going, but I might wait to start recording until I have the piano tuned next month. My piano keeps tune well in most registers, but it's been a year.
Lately, I've been getting my piano tuned every four months. But I think I may be a little too sensitive to sounds and could get away with having it tuned every six months, instead. But yes, hurry up and get your piano tuned and then record the Chopin!
You know, I have to confess one thing, with all the cultural, culinary, musical, dance, and travel exposure to Spain, I have yet to learn a Spanish piece on the piano - Zoinks and shame on me! I am going to try that "I aM SLoP" site and see if I can find some Spanish music there?... Ever since I was a kid, I used to love listening to music while lying down, just before going to sleep, and Asturias (Leyenda) of Albeniz on the guitar was one of my favorites... It might be fun to finally learn it and play it on the piano. Fortunately, not much has changed since childhood in that I still don't have to worry about waking up anybody at night, even if I were to play it on the piano... If I have any questions I'll post it in the "Repertoire" section. Another piece that I could lose my sobriety over is El Fandango de Candil (Goyescas) with its eloquence, panache, and the "5S's." But, I'll break the ice with Asturias first...
Guess what? I just discovered another Spanish composer by the name of Oscar Espla and I plan on recording a nice little set of short pieces of his in the next day or so. They have the neatest harmonies - I'm really loving the music. But not as much as Granados, of course. If you learn El Fandango, I may have to ask you to marry me (we used to do that around here LOL)!
I started working on El Fandango myself not long ago, but stopped because I knew it would take too much time away from perfecting no.2 Coloquio en la Reja which I recorded but am still practicing because it's on my repertoire list on the 'other project'.
Regarding Asturias, right now I can only play it on my guitar. I have the book though and have it on my list of sets to complete one day. Except I have only learned and recorded the first two, Granada and Cataluña. So it would be great if you want to also take on Asturias and others from the set so we could have a complete op. 47 on the site.
Funny, when I first read your reference to IMSLP, I thought you said you were a slob. hehe.