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What has Yuja wrought!
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dk
2018-01-25 03:03:50 UTC
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https://www.youtube.com/user/PandoraSelfridge/videos
Raymond Hall
2018-01-25 05:44:12 UTC
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What would Yuja do without the heels?

Ray Hall, Taree
dk
2018-01-25 07:30:24 UTC
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What would Yuja do without the heels?
Play the violin or the cello? ;-)

dk
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2018-01-29 23:02:21 UTC
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What would Yuja do without the heels?
Ray Hall, Taree
She would NOT be able to reach the pedals. She is tiny, under five feet tall. I know that, for I met her and chatted with her. She is also charming and gracious.

Mort Linder
Frank Berger
2018-01-29 23:19:39 UTC
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What would Yuja do without the heels?
Ray Hall, Taree
She would NOT be able to reach the pedals. She is tiny, under five feet tall. I know that, for I met her and chatted with her. She is also charming and gracious.
Mort Linder
We know, we know.
dk
2018-01-29 23:36:39 UTC
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What would Yuja do without the heels?
She would NOT be able to reach the pedals.
Absolutely! This is so obvious one wonders
how so many people have not figured this
out! Of course Herman is a fiddler who
does not understand the pedals' role in
making music! ;-)
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She is tiny, under five feet tall. I know
that, for I met her and chatted with her. She is also charming and gracious.
Mort Linder
dk
2018-01-29 23:37:51 UTC
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Post by Raymond Hall
What would Yuja do without the heels?
She would NOT be able to reach the pedals.
Absolutely! This is so obvious one wonders
how so many people have not figured this
out! Of course Herman is a fiddler who
does not understand the pedals' role in
making music! ;-)

dk
Herman
2018-01-30 02:08:52 UTC
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Absolutely! This is so obvious one wonders
how so many people have not figured this
out! Of course Herman is a fiddler who
does not understand the pedals' role in
making music! ;-)
just the facts.

if you look at footage of her rehearsing or playing the piano at home she's not teetering about in heels.
dk
2018-01-30 07:40:54 UTC
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Absolutely! This is so obvious one wonders
how so many people have not figured this
out! Of course Herman is a fiddler who
does not understand the pedals' role in
making music! ;-)
just the facts.
if you look at footage of her rehearsing or
playing the piano at home she's not teetering
about in heels.
Yes we have all seen that video!
You appear to ignore are the following facts:

-- not all pianos are the same height
-- one does not need or want the same
sound while practicing in a small
room as on the stage of a large
concert hall
-- oftentimes one plays differently
during practice than during a
concert.

Straightforward concepts that even violists
can understand!

dk
Herman
2018-01-30 08:13:33 UTC
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Absolutely! This is so obvious one wonders
how so many people have not figured this
out! Of course Herman is a fiddler who
does not understand the pedals' role in
making music! ;-)
just the facts.
if you look at footage of her rehearsing or
playing the piano at home she's not teetering
about in heels.
Yes we have all seen that video!
-- not all pianos are the same height
-- one does not need or want the same
sound while practicing in a small
room as on the stage of a large
concert hall
-- oftentimes one plays differently
during practice than during a
concert.
Straightforward concepts that even violists
can understand!
dk
Facts are facts. It's pretty obvious Wang's attire is a way to get attention; it's has nothing to do with her technical needs.

However, I don't feel like having this same drooling discussion over her heels or miniskirts all over again, and of course the inevitable Lindner post telling us for the nth time he met YW after a concert and she could not be nicer (bless his heart!), because basically I couldn't care less about this musician. I'm not part of her audience, I don't listen to her playing. Not that she's bad, I'm just not into reiterations of the same keyboard rep.
O
2018-01-30 13:23:55 UTC
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Absolutely! This is so obvious one wonders
how so many people have not figured this
out! Of course Herman is a fiddler who
does not understand the pedals' role in
making music! ;-)
just the facts.
if you look at footage of her rehearsing or
playing the piano at home she's not teetering
about in heels.
Yes we have all seen that video!
-- not all pianos are the same height
I'm sure you meant to say "not all pedals are the same height" as the
height of the piano doesn't come into it.

Channeling my inner Al Bundy, and conceptualizing the shape of a
women's high heel shoe, that while the heel is extended off the floor,
the toe section, which is that part of the foot used for pedaling, is
not. In fact, the reach of a person's toes in terms of length does not
differ very much whether high heels or flats (unless they are the
garish high heels which also have a extension under the toes, but I
haven't seen Yuja, or anyone else, wearing those at concert.)

One might argue that the heels are used as fulcrums, and that they
change the angle of pedaling to be more downward. This is irrelevant,
as any lack of height would imply lack of reach, and having a fulcrum
position higher would require a performer to have to move her knees
forward, thus bending her legs slightly more, reducing her reach.

Also, the velocity or force of pedal itself imparts no musical input,
as it simply raises or lowers the dampers on the strings. We have also
not considered that heels are intrinsically more awkward to walk with,
and may present similar problems in pedaling.

Perhaps I have not thought this out completely and am missing some
element, but that's my story and I'm stickin' to it.

But are there any women pianists left in our audience who have actually
played in heels that could tell us whether it is easier or harder to do
so?

-Owen, "Let those who ride, decide."
-- motorcyclists slogan against requiring helmets.
Herman
2018-01-30 13:50:22 UTC
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But are there any women pianists left in our audience who have actually
played in heels that could tell us whether it is easier or harder to do
so?
-Owen, "Let those who ride, decide."
-- motorcyclists slogan against requiring helmets.
Thanks for your scientific heels discussion.

Obviously there are no women participants left in RMCR, partly due to these drool fests over any woman artist.
Gerard
2018-01-30 16:25:10 UTC
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Absolutely! This is so obvious one wonders
how so many people have not figured this
out! Of course Herman is a fiddler who
does not understand the pedals' role in
making music! ;-)
just the facts.
if you look at footage of her rehearsing or
playing the piano at home she's not teetering
about in heels.
Yes we have all seen that video!
-- not all pianos are the same height
I'm sure you meant to say "not all pedals are the same height" as the
height of the piano doesn't come into it.
Channeling my inner Al Bundy, and conceptualizing the shape of a
women's high heel shoe, that while the heel is extended off the floor,
the toe section, which is that part of the foot used for pedaling, is
not. In fact, the reach of a person's toes in terms of length does not
differ very much whether high heels or flats (unless they are the
garish high heels which also have a extension under the toes, but I
haven't seen Yuja, or anyone else, wearing those at concert.)
One might argue that the heels are used as fulcrums, and that they
change the angle of pedaling to be more downward. This is irrelevant,
as any lack of height would imply lack of reach, and having a fulcrum
position higher would require a performer to have to move her knees
forward, thus bending her legs slightly more, reducing her reach.
Also, the velocity or force of pedal itself imparts no musical input,
as it simply raises or lowers the dampers on the strings. We have also
not considered that heels are intrinsically more awkward to walk with,
and may present similar problems in pedaling.
Perhaps I have not thought this out completely and am missing some
element, but that's my story and I'm stickin' to it.
But are there any women pianists left in our audience who have actually
played in heels that could tell us whether it is easier or harder to do
so?
Are there - in general - any women pianists who use heels to "reach" and touch any pedal?
MiNe109
2018-01-30 16:59:33 UTC
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Post by Gerard
Are there - in general - any women pianists who use heels to "reach" and touch any pedal?
Try an image search: alicia de larrocha getty


https://www.google.com/search?biw=1372&bih=909&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=2aNwWt3aN4OTzwKGrpHQCg&q=alicia+de+larrocha+getty&oq=alicia+de+larrocha+getty&gs_l=psy-ab.3...0.0.0.68603.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0..0.0....0...1c..64.psy-ab..0.0.0....0.3wzVqVlBfTs


The third image seems to show heels in action.

Stephen
Gerard
2018-01-30 19:50:48 UTC
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Are there - in general - any women pianists who use heels to "reach"
and touch any pedal?
Try an image search: alicia de larrocha getty
https://www.google.com/search?biw=1372&bih=909&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=2aNwWt3aN4OTzwKGrpHQCg&q=alicia+de+larrocha+getty&oq=alicia+de+larrocha+getty&gs_l=psy-ab.3...0.0.0.68603.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0..0.0....0...1c..64.psy-ab..0.0.0....0.3wzVqVlBfTs
The third image seems to show heels in action.
Stephen
What I see there: the heels are on the floor, not on the pedals.
MiNe109
2018-01-30 22:52:08 UTC
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What I see there: the heels are on the floor, not on the pedals.
My apologies. May you find the answers you seek.
AB
2018-01-30 16:08:59 UTC
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Absolutely! This is so obvious one wonders
how so many people have not figured this
out! Of course Herman is a fiddler who
does not understand the pedals' role in
making music! ;-)
just the facts.
if you look at footage of her rehearsing or
playing the piano at home she's not teetering
about in heels.
Yes we have all seen that video!
-- not all pianos are the same height
-- one does not need or want the same
sound while practicing in a small
room as on the stage of a large
concert hall
-- oftentimes one plays differently
during practice than during a
concert.
Straightforward concepts that even violists
can understand!
dk
Facts are facts. It's pretty obvious Wang's attire is a way to get attention; it's has nothing to do with her technical needs.
However, I don't feel like having this same drooling discussion over her heels or miniskirts all over again, and of course the inevitable Lindner post telling us for the nth time he met YW after a concert and she could not be nicer (bless his heart!), because basically I couldn't care less about this musician. I'm not part of her audience, I don't listen to her playing. Not that she's bad, I'm just not into reiterations of the same keyboard rep.
Herman,

you are a funny dude.... I get a real kick out of reading your stuff....

Arri
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2018-09-27 22:08:54 UTC
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What would Yuja do without the heels?
Ray Hall, Taree
In person, she is quite different from her stage/publicity appearance. She is sweet, charming, bubbly,modest, polite, and just a pleasure to chat with.If her performance persona is not pleasing to some, so be it.

Mort Linder
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2018-01-25 16:03:56 UTC
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https://www.youtube.com/user/PandoraSelfridge/videos
Do you think YW practices in high heels?
n***@gmail.com
2018-01-25 17:53:19 UTC
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https://www.youtube.com/user/PandoraSelfridge/videos
Do you think YW practices in high heels?
If my question wasn't clear, I meant to imply practices piano while wearing high heels!
O
2018-01-25 18:34:50 UTC
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https://www.youtube.com/user/PandoraSelfridge/videos
Do you think YW practices in high heels?
If my question wasn't clear, I meant to imply practices piano while wearing high heels!
I'm glad you cleared that up. The answer to both is yes.

-Owen
JohnGavin
2018-01-25 20:01:02 UTC
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My guess is that Yuja needs the high heels to reach the pedals while setting the bench height at the level that works for her.
Frank Berger
2018-01-25 20:03:33 UTC
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My guess is that Yuja needs the high heels to reach the pedals while setting the bench height at the level that works for her.
Here we go again.
dk
2018-01-25 20:18:06 UTC
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My guess is that Yuja needs the high heels to
reach the pedals while setting the bench height
at the level that works for her.
No question about that, though there are other
ways to reach the pedals for short people, e.g.
lowering the instrument or using pedal extenders.

The question however is why does she need mini
skirts to reach the pedals ?!?

dk
Dvorak
2018-01-25 23:17:44 UTC
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Post by JohnGavin
My guess is that Yuja needs the high heels to
reach the pedals while setting the bench height
at the level that works for her.
No question about that, though there are other
ways to reach the pedals for short people, e.g.
lowering the instrument or using pedal extenders.
The question however is why does she need mini
skirts to reach the pedals ?!?
dk
Ms. Wang is smart enough to take advantage of what she has and it is a great deal. Her ability to mesmerize audiences and those listening to her CDs does not include her looks. She is a great pianist who happens to be beautiful. Our modern world demands a different code of dress for younger audiences and Yuja has worked her magic and achieved tremendous success with them. She is a winner in all ways and a magnificent artist. Mini, schmini, who cares. Her musicianship speaks for itself.
JohnGavin
2018-01-26 01:38:19 UTC
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Ms. Wang is smart enough to take advantage of what she has and it is a great deal. Her ability to mesmerize audiences and those listening to her CDs does not include her looks. She is a great pianist who happens to be beautiful. Our modern world demands a different code of dress for younger audiences and Yuja has worked her magic and achieved tremendous success with them. She is a winner in all ways and a magnificent artist. Mini, schmini, who cares. Her musicianship speaks for itself.

I second those sentiments. Thanks.
dk
2018-01-26 05:54:28 UTC
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Post by JohnGavin
My guess is that Yuja needs the high heels to
reach the pedals while setting the bench height
at the level that works for her.
No question about that, though there are other
ways to reach the pedals for short people, e.g.
lowering the instrument or using pedal extenders.
The question however is why does she need mini
skirts to reach the pedals ?!?
Ms. Wang is smart enough
Smart doesn't make art.
Post by Dvorak
to take advantage of what she has and it
is a great deal.
Not much.
Post by Dvorak
Her ability to mesmerize audiences
The audiences have been pre-mesmerized by
adroit targeted marketing.
Post by Dvorak
and those listening to her CDs does not
include her looks. She is a great pianist
who happens to be beautiful.
She is not a great pianist, if that means
anything like Argerich, Richter, Sokolov
or Pletnev. She isn't beautiful either
no matter how high her heels, how short
her dress, or how much make-up piled up
on her face. She is a standard Curtis
product, no more, no less, and nothing
else.
Post by Dvorak
Our modern world demands a different
code of dress for younger audiences
The "world" does not require any dress
code. This is nothing but marketing.
Post by Dvorak
and Yuja has worked her magic and
achieved tremendous success with
them. She is a winner in all ways
and a magnificent artist.
Winner for sure. Artist? Not quite.
Post by Dvorak
Mini, schmini, who cares. Her
musicianship speaks for itself.
Her "musicianship" is so infinitesimal
it is barely detectable.

dk
HT
2018-01-26 11:10:04 UTC
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Her "musicianship" is so infinitesimal
it is barely detectable.
That's not only unjust but also incorrect. She's a great musician, be it in a limited repertoire. She takes on more (quantitative as well as qualitative) than she can handle. Her Hammerklavier and Kreisleriana, for example, are well-played, nothing more.

Besides, comparing a youngster with death or aged pianists is arbitrary . None of the ones you mentioned is as great a pianist as Liszt or Rachmaninoff.

Henk
HT
2018-01-26 11:12:40 UTC
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Besides, comparing a youngster with death or aged pianists is arbitrary . None of the ones you mentioned is as great a pianist as Liszt or Rachmaninoff.
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DEAD OR AGED

Henk
Herman
2018-01-26 11:16:04 UTC
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DEAD OR AGED
one needs to check this before posting on RMCR?

the 'dead' box has become more prevalent, with the bot resurrecting age-old topics...
HT
2018-01-26 12:45:40 UTC
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one needs to check this before posting on RMCR?
Perhaps. <g>
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the 'dead' box has become more prevalent, with the bot resurrecting age-old topics...
Age-old topics are fine. Certainly, if there are no new ones. Not only gggg but also Andy Evans keeps RMCR alive by asking the usual questions. I do appreciate their efforts. It's not unlike Gramophone's and WQXR's lists of the best recordings of the year or the most essential ones. It keeps us busy.

Henk
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2018-10-02 13:31:52 UTC
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Her "musicianship" is so infinitesimal
it is barely detectable.
That's not only unjust but also incorrect. She's a great musician, be it in a limited repertoire. She takes on more (quantitative as well as qualitative) than she can handle. Her Hammerklavier and Kreisleriana, for example, are well-played, nothing more.
Henk
I was also seriously underwhelmed (bored even) by her recent recital with the Chopin Préludes and Brahms Händel Variations. Arbitrary tempi, ritards and a tendency to play fast and faster everywhere. No sense of musical tension, drama or much beyond (certainly impressive) technical mastery.
AB
2018-10-02 17:50:18 UTC
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Her "musicianship" is so infinitesimal
it is barely detectable.
That's not only unjust but also incorrect. She's a great musician, be it in a limited repertoire. She takes on more (quantitative as well as qualitative) than she can handle. Her Hammerklavier and Kreisleriana, for example, are well-played, nothing more.
Henk
I was also seriously underwhelmed (bored even) by her recent recital with the Chopin Préludes and Brahms Händel Variations. Arbitrary tempi, ritards and a tendency to play fast and faster everywhere. No sense of musical tension, drama or much beyond (certainly impressive) technical mastery.
very impressive ( and accurate)analysis of her playing... No depth to her musicality (also reflected in an often shallow piano tone as well)

AB
JohnGavin
2018-10-05 10:20:50 UTC
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My take on Yuja Wang is that she is a fantastically talented pianist with good musical instincts who is a victim of an impossibly fast paced career. This mode of living doesn’t allow enough time for reflection, or the distillation of interpretations. She has been heavily type cast as a fast fingered virtuoso, and her upcoming cd of fast encores perpetuates this narrow mold.

I remember excellent reviews she received a few years ago for a performance of Schuberts big A Major Sonata D859..

Listening yesterday to Volodos’ excellent Mompou CD (a completely un-virtuosic composer), I wish that YW would now do a 180 degree change, perhaps take a vacation, and return with something deeper. I think she could pull this off.
Bozo
2018-01-26 01:21:27 UTC
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The question however is why does she need mini
skirts to reach the pedals ?!?
The Hess and Haskill designs are no longer available ?
dk
2018-01-26 05:47:29 UTC
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The question however is why does she need mini
skirts to reach the pedals ?!?
The Hess and Haskill designs are no longer available ?
Dunno. The HJ Lim design still is! ;-)

dk
Herman
2018-01-26 05:50:02 UTC
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Post by JohnGavin
My guess is that Yuja needs the high heels to
reach the pedals while setting the bench height
at the level that works for her.
No question about that, though there are other
ways to reach the pedals for short people, e.g.
lowering the instrument or using pedal extenders.
The question however is why does she need mini
skirts to reach the pedals ?!?
dk
Stupid pretending to be smart.

She does not wear high heels when she's practising.

Ergo she doesn't need them "to reach the pedals".

She wears short skirts and high heels as a marketing tool, and succesfully, as is shown in this topic which does not even pretend to have a musical subject, just plain old men drooling over a youngish woman.
n***@gmail.com
2018-01-26 17:54:15 UTC
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Post by JohnGavin
My guess is that Yuja needs the high heels to
reach the pedals while setting the bench height
at the level that works for her.
No question about that, though there are other
ways to reach the pedals for short people, e.g.
lowering the instrument or using pedal extenders.
The question however is why does she need mini
skirts to reach the pedals ?!?
dk
Stupid pretending to be smart.
She does not wear high heels when she's practising.
'Thank you', (as repeated so very often in Netflix's 'The Crown', which movie series I find to be very entertaining).
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Ergo she doesn't need them "to reach the pedals".
She wears short skirts and high heels as a marketing tool, and succesfully, as is shown in this topic which does not even pretend to have a musical subject, just plain old men drooling over a youngish woman.
Speaking only for myself (who is a very plain old man, but still not yet suffering from dementia), I'm way past drooling over women young enough to be my great-grand-daughter.
dk
2018-01-26 18:45:48 UTC
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Speaking only for myself (who is a very plain old
man, but still not yet suffering from dementia),
I'm way past drooling over women young enough to
be my great-grand-daughter.
This is very reassuring to learn! ;-)

dk
JohnGavin
2018-01-26 19:07:34 UTC
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Speaking only for myself (who is a very plain old
man, but still not yet suffering from dementia),
I'm way past drooling over women young enough to
be my great-grand-daughter.
This is very reassuring to learn! ;-)

dk

I took this as a polite way of asking what motivated you to look up a YouTube entitled “Pianists in High Heels”.
Were you looking for another premise to bash Yuja yet again? The thread title would seem to suggest it.

The part about not thinking highly of her is well known to us - I just don’t get the regular trotting her out as some sort of piñata for you and your friends to take stabs at (yet again........and again).
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2018-01-26 19:18:59 UTC
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Speaking only for myself (who is a very plain old
man, but still not yet suffering from dementia),
I'm way past drooling over women young enough to
be my great-grand-daughter.
This is very reassuring to learn! ;-)
dk
I took this as a polite way of asking what motivated you to look up a YouTube entitled “Pianists in High Heels”.
Were you looking for another premise to bash Yuja yet again? The thread title would seem to suggest it.
The part about not thinking highly of her is well known to us - I just don’t get the regular trotting her out as some sort of piñata for you and your friends to take stabs at (yet again........and again).
i agree its close to online slut-shaming
dk
2018-01-26 20:59:07 UTC
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Speaking only for myself (who is a very plain old
man, but still not yet suffering from dementia),
I'm way past drooling over women young enough to
be my great-grand-daughter.
This is very reassuring to learn! ;-)
dk
I took this as a polite way of asking what motivated you to look up a YouTube entitled “Pianists in High Heels”.
Were you looking for another premise to bash Yuja yet again? The thread title would seem to suggest it.
The part about not thinking highly of her is well known to us - I just don’t get the regular trotting her out as some sort of piñata for you and your friends to take stabs at (yet again........and again).
i agree its close to online slut-shaming
Absolutely not.

IMHO she has a negative influence on the
classical music scene through her antics
and her never ending fashion show.

dk
dk
2018-01-26 20:58:01 UTC
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Speaking only for myself (who is a very plain old
man, but still not yet suffering from dementia),
I'm way past drooling over women young enough to
be my great-grand-daughter.
This is very reassuring to learn! ;-)
I took this as a polite way of asking what motivated
you to look up a YouTube entitled “Pianists in High Heels”.
Nothing. Someone sent me a link.
And I found it rather amusing.

dk
Herman
2018-01-27 03:18:57 UTC
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Nothing. Someone sent me a link.
And I found it rather amusing.
dk
it's repetitive, boring and childish.
dk
2018-01-27 04:05:09 UTC
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Nothing. Someone sent me a link.
And I found it rather amusing.
it's repetitive, boring and childish.
Indeed. Like so many other things
in life. For instance Vivaldi! ;-)

dk
Herman
2018-01-27 08:19:29 UTC
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Nothing. Someone sent me a link.
And I found it rather amusing.
it's repetitive, boring and childish.
Indeed. Like so many other things
in life. For instance Vivaldi! ;-)
dk
You're kind of like the twin of the ggg-bot, using RMCR as your personal diary / blog, posting whatever you find "amusing" at the moment, even if (in the case of Wang) you have posted about a million times about the subject.
Oscar
2018-01-27 08:50:02 UTC
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You're kind of like the twin of the ggg-bot, using RMCR as your personal diary / blog, posting
whatever you find "amusing" at the moment, even if (in the case of Wang) you have posted about
a million times about the subject.
Pray tell, what is my psychological profile, Dr. Lecter?
dk
2018-01-27 19:13:56 UTC
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Nothing. Someone sent me a link.
And I found it rather amusing.
it's repetitive, boring and childish.
Indeed. Like so many other things
in life. For instance Vivaldi! ;-)
You're kind of like the twin of the
ggg-bot, using RMCR as your personal
diary / blog,
Let's not be silly! My personal diary
would not fit in an internet blog! ;-)
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posting whatever you find "amusing"
at the moment,
Nothing wrong with that.
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even if (in the case of Wang) you
have posted about a million times
about the subject.
No one is forcing anyone to read
anything. If you don't like my
presence here you can always
ignore my posts.

Ciao!

dk
dk
2018-01-27 19:15:45 UTC
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Nothing. Someone sent me a link.
And I found it rather amusing.
it's repetitive,
Not even close to Parsifal or to
Bruckner symphonies. Funnier too.
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boring and childish.
No is forcing anyone to read
anything. Just close your
eyes and keep fiddling!

dk
AB
2018-01-27 02:16:36 UTC
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Speaking only for myself (who is a very plain old
man, but still not yet suffering from dementia),
I'm way past drooling over women young enough to
be my great-grand-daughter.
This is very reassuring to learn! ;-)
dk
I took this as a polite way of asking what motivated you to look up a YouTube entitled “Pianists in High Heels”.
Were you looking for another premise to bash Yuja yet again? The thread title would seem to suggest it.
The part about not thinking highly of her is well known to us - I just don’t get the regular trotting her out as some sort of piñata for you and your friends to take stabs at (yet again........and again).
I also do not always admire her pianism.........however, last night I heard her Ravel concerto, the last movement and it was truly spectacular.

AB
dk
2018-01-27 02:33:57 UTC
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I also do not always admire her pianism.........however,
last night I heard her Ravel concerto, the last movement
and it was truly spectacular.
Anyone can make a mistake from time to time! ;-)
Was it the DG recording?

dk
AB
2018-01-27 19:23:30 UTC
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I also do not always admire her pianism.........however,
last night I heard her Ravel concerto, the last movement
and it was truly spectacular.
Anyone can make a mistake from time to time! ;-)
Was it the DG recording?
dk
have no idea....

AB
Raymond Hall
2018-01-27 03:08:49 UTC
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-I also do not always admire her pianism.........however, last night I heard her Ravel
-concerto, the last movement and it was truly spectacular. 

-AB 


Strange coincidence. I just ordered ABM's Ravel/Rach4 recording on Warner Classics. Of course, I've long known these recordings, but mention of ABM in recent threads prompted me (reminded me rather).

Ray Hall, Taree
Raymond Hall
2018-01-26 07:53:41 UTC
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-The question however is why does she need mini 
-skirts to reach the pedals ?!? 

-dk

There is little point in wearing heels and then wearing a long dress. She is not beautiful, but very cute and pretty-ish. She draws the periphery into her concerts, a more younger crowd, who are amazed at her virtuosity on a piano, and bedazzled by her bubbly presence. And if her image, entirely dictated by herself, throws off photons that impinge upon older eyeballs, however drooling they might be, she is fully harmless. And very very successful.

Ray Hall, Taree
dk
2018-01-26 10:14:54 UTC
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-The question however is why does she need mini 
-skirts to reach the pedals ?!? 
There is little point in wearing heels and then wearing a
long dress. She is not beautiful, but very cute and pretty-ish.
She draws the periphery into her concerts, a more younger crowd,
who are amazed at her virtuosity on a piano, and bedazzled by
her bubbly presence. And if her image, entirely dictated by
herself, throws off photons that impinge upon older eyeballs,
however drooling they might be, she is fully harmless.
.... waxing poetic?

dk
HT
2018-01-25 16:15:40 UTC
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https://www.youtube.com/user/PandoraSelfridge/videos
She has set the tone for young female pianists. Quite an achievement. <g>

Henk
Frank Berger
2018-01-25 16:44:08 UTC
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https://www.youtube.com/user/PandoraSelfridge/videos
She has set the tone for young female pianists. Quite an achievement. <g>
Henk
Pop music is all about emulation. I know that's not quite fair to her. But she
came up with a gimmick (it helps to look good) and it worked (not that she isn't
talented, and wouldn't be successful anyway) so others will emulate.
AG
2018-01-26 09:55:09 UTC
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https://www.youtube.com/user/PandoraSelfridge/videos
<adds Lola Astanova to personal instagram feed>.
MELMOTH
2018-01-29 16:48:21 UTC
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Ce cher mammifère du nom de dk nous susurrait, le jeudi 25/01/2018,
dans nos oreilles grandes ouvertes mais un peu sales quand même, et
dans le message
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https://www.youtube.com/user/PandoraSelfridge/videos
她实在是太可爱啦,她是天才级的演奏家!保佑她永远健康,性感迷人!爱你!
--
Car avec beaucoup de science, il y a beaucoup de chagrin ; et celui qui
accroît sa science, accroît sa douleur.
[Ecclésiaste, 1-18]
MELMOTH - souffrant
dk
2018-01-29 17:57:42 UTC
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https://www.youtube.com/user/PandoraSelfridge/videos
她实在是太可爱啦,她是天才级的演奏家!保佑她永远健康,性感迷人!爱你!
Does everyone see the text above display
Frank Berger
2018-01-29 21:28:25 UTC
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她实在是太可爱啦,她是天才级的演奏家!保佑她永远健康,性感迷人!爱你!
Does everyone see the text above displayed in Chinese?
Or is it just my PC acting weird?
dk
Chinese.
graham
2018-01-29 21:58:00 UTC
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她实在是太可爱啦,她是天才级的演奏家!保佑她永远健康,性感迷人!爱你!
Does everyone see the text above displayed in Chinese?
Or is it just my PC acting weird?
No. It was an order for ginger beef with fried rice.
dk
2018-01-29 22:35:47 UTC
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她实在是太可爱啦,她是天才级的演奏家!保佑她永远健康,性感迷人!爱你!
Does everyone see the text above displayed in Chinese?
Or is it just my PC acting weird?
No. It was an order for ginger beef with fr
Bozo
2018-01-30 01:22:40 UTC
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No. It was an order for ginger beef with fried rice.
2 marks !
g***@gmail.com
2018-09-26 03:24:53 UTC
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https://www.youtube.com/user/PandoraSelfridge/videos
(Recent article in--of ALL places--The Economist:

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rec.music.classical/KLULoZcKrb4
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