PipeChat Digest #4140 - Friday, December 5, 2003
Fwd: Diapason sample
  by "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org>
DeKalb rebuild
  by "james nerstheimer" <enigma1685@hotmail.com>
Re: bench height::tall/short players
  by <TubaMagna@aol.com>
Re: Sir Thomas Beecham
  by "John Foss" <harfo32@yahoo.co.uk>

(back) Subject: Fwd: Diapason sample From: "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org> Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2003 19:29:08 -0600   > >Request a free sample copy of The Diapason, December 2003. >Cover: M.L. Bigelow, St. Peter's Church in the Great Valley, Paoli, >Pennsylvania. >Features: "Cambridge Chats #1: Timothy Byram-Wigfield," by Gordon & >Barbara Betenbaugh; "The Insights of a Composer: An Interview with >Ned Rorem," by Sean Burton; "In Memoriam Catharine Crozier," >tributes by Thomas Harmon, Karen McFarlane, John Strege, and >Frederick Swann; "The University of Michigan Historic Tour 49," by >Francine Mate; "Ziegenfelder Residence Organ: Kilgen Opus 7401," by >Dale Ziegenfelder. >News, reviews, recital programs, calendar. >Send your request to editor Jerome Butera: jbutera@sgcmail.com     -- **************************************** David Scribner Owner / Co-Administrator PipeChat   http://www.pipechat.org mailto:admin@pipechat.org  
(back) Subject: DeKalb rebuild From: "james nerstheimer" <enigma1685@hotmail.com> Date: Fri, 05 Dec 2003 00:40:26 -0600   Hi Gary,   Mr. Paul McNamara of Dixon will be doing the rebuild. He worked on the original installation. Since then he has worked for Len Berghaus and = later Andover Organ Company. He works now as an independant contractor. He = does get around quite a bit these days.   jim   O):^)   _________________________________________________________________ Browse styles for all ages, from the latest looks to cozy weekend wear at MSN Shopping. And check out the beauty products! http://shopping.msn.com    
(back) Subject: Re: bench height::tall/short players From: <TubaMagna@aol.com> Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2003 02:16:25 EST   Your perceptions are correct. Moller pedalboard were not AGO standard dimensions.  
(back) Subject: Re: Sir Thomas Beecham From: "John Foss" <harfo32@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2003 08:51:40 +0000 (GMT)   I agree that it sounds a bit far fetched, but Dennis Hunt will verify it if asked! It was a good piano, a Chappell with fine tone, though about 50 years old, and had been given to me by a family friend, Dr Ingall, the Principal of the Borough Polytechnic, now the University of the South Bank. It was under his regime that the Wurlitzer from the Trocadero, Elephant and Castle was installed in the Poly. This was when I was a student at the RCM, 35 years ago. I lived in a flat in Pont Street, London SW1, which had good central heating. I had never had any trouble with the piano, and friends who played it commented on its quality. Sir Adrian Beecham bashed it in such a heavy handed way that he destroyed the pin board, and it was never possible to tune it again. I replaced it with a new Danemann - which lasted me until I moved to Greece. I should have brought it with me really, as it was another fine piano - Philip Fowke commented "I could practice on this." But the cost of transport would have been high, so I sold it and bought a new piano here. It was a Samick, and I was never really happy with it - so I sold it and bought a Yamaha Clavinova, which I prefer the sound of. However it has its limitations. We have a Kawai grand in the music school, and I am planning to buy a new piano in January - I spent last Saturday playing over 20 pianos! I prefer the Kawai to the Yamaha - but don't let me get boring on this subject as I think we've covered it before! John Foss     =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D www.johnfoss.gr http://groups.yahoo.com/group/orgofftop/ Topics of the week : Censorship and the right to silence The evils of bureaucracy   ________________________________________________________________________ Download Yahoo! Messenger now for a chance to win Live At Knebworth DVDs http://www.yahoo.co.uk/robbiewilliams