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Title: Happy Christmas
Post by: Albion on December 25, 2012, 08:57:17 am
"The bin" doesn't perhaps seem the most inviting place for this greeting, but anyway ...


(http://www.boltonmuseums.org.uk/collections/local-history/social-history-images/19646813by/imageFile_480)


and to all members of the forum.


 :)


Title: Re: Happy Christmas
Post by: Admin on December 25, 2012, 09:17:34 am
"The bin" doesn't perhaps seem the most inviting place for this greeting . . .

I agree, so I've made a new "Greetings" section and moved Albion's pleasant post. And the compliments of the season to all!



Title: Re: Happy Christmas
Post by: cjvinthechair on December 25, 2012, 09:49:46 am
Warm greetings for Christmas and 2013 to all who share the joy of the wonderful music this forum introduces us to.

Christmas suggestion - Christopher Rouse 'Karolju', which we are listening to right now in rather miserable England on this Christmas morning.


Title: Re: Happy Christmas
Post by: Elroel on December 25, 2012, 12:41:36 pm
From a (now) sunny Holland I wish everybody, while listening to Rheinberger's Christmas Cantata "Der Stern von Bethlehem", a peaceful and musical Christmas.

Elroel


Title: Re: Happy Christmas
Post by: kyjo on December 25, 2012, 03:16:22 pm
Merry Christmas to all! It's not just the season of giving when we receive "presents" here at the A-MF-all year round we are blessed by the generous contributions of our members :)

Clive-I'm sure you'll enjoy Rouse's Karolju-it's a spirited, lovely piece :)

...also Penderecki's Symphony no. 2 Christmas is a wonderful piece.

...but I shall not break my Christmas tradition of listening to Leroy Anderson's A Christmas Celebration ;D

Unfortunately, the weather here in Pittsburgh, PA is rather dreary with no snow to be seen :(


Title: Re: Happy Christmas
Post by: Malito on December 25, 2012, 07:05:43 pm
Merry Christmas to all from sunny Arizona....Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad, Joyeux Noel, Buon Natale, Bom Natal, Bon Nadal, Craciun Fericit, Froeliche Weinachten et. al.  Your gift of music (those who know how to post) is MUCH appreciated.  Have the best 2013 possible.  Mal from Tucson


Title: Re: Happy Christmas
Post by: jimfin on December 26, 2012, 01:03:06 am
Sorry, a bit late, as it's now Boxing Day, but I hope you all had a happy Christmas, or are continuing to do so in the westernmost parts of the world. Hungover greetings from Japan!


Title: Re: Happy Christmas
Post by: Dundonnell on December 26, 2012, 01:20:05 am
Yes......just returned home from Christmas festivities with friends :)  Belated Happy Christmas to all members and many thanks for the generosity of so many :)


Title: Re: Happy Christmas
Post by: kyjo on December 26, 2012, 01:44:26 am
Welcome back, Colin! Hope you had a very merry Christmas :)


Title: Re: Happy Christmas
Post by: Dundonnell on December 26, 2012, 02:38:24 am
Thank you, Kyle :)

Very merry indeed :)


Title: Re: Happy Christmas
Post by: JimL on December 26, 2012, 03:59:26 pm
Merry Boxing Day!  And best wishes for the year to come!


Title: Re: Happy Christmas
Post by: gabriel on January 01, 2013, 11:53:53 pm
Itīs a pleasure and an honour be a (modest) part of The A-M F. Just returned of an emotive meeting with relatives and friends, I send you my wishes for the best 2013.
Gabriel (from Argentina)


Title: Re: Happy Christmas
Post by: kyjo on January 02, 2013, 12:06:14 am
Good to have you here, Gabriel. I have appreciated your contributions, no matter how modest they may be :)


Title: Re: Happy Christmas
Post by: Dundonnell on January 02, 2013, 02:40:32 am
Seconded :)


Title: Re: Happy Christmas
Post by: Neil McGowan on January 02, 2013, 04:10:03 pm
It's an especially Happy New Year for me, since my access to the forum has been unblocked within the last few hours!  Hooray!

It's nice to be back :)


Title: Re: Happy Christmas
Post by: kyjo on January 02, 2013, 08:08:03 pm
Welcome back, Neil :)


Title: Re: Happy Christmas
Post by: Neil McGowan on January 02, 2013, 09:20:58 pm
 Thank you very much  :)  Due to the peculiarities and historic legacy of the Russian calendar, we are still in Advent - Christmas falls next week on Jan 7th, so I get a second chance to wish you all a Very Merry then  ;)


Title: Сь Рождеством!
Post by: Neil McGowan on January 06, 2013, 01:54:53 pm
Сь Рождеством! 

Wishing a Merry Xmas to any of our Russian-oriented members... for whom 6th December is Christmas Eve :)

(http://olegchertolyas.ru/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/rogdestvo.jpg)


Title: Re: Happy Christmas
Post by: kleines c on January 11, 2013, 06:29:05 am
Better late than never, Neil, here is a belated Happy New Year to the entire Art-Music Forum community from kleines c.  Social conventions have applied to both playing and listening to music, Albion, but over the years they have operated very differently.

(http://media.vam.ac.uk/vamembed/media/versions/uploads/rx_images/image/47001-48000/47869-large_610x610.jpg)

http://www.vam.ac.uk/page/m/music/

In particular, I should like to recommend a visit to the Victoria and Albert Musum (V&A), at least to everyone who will visit London during 2013.  In particular, 'David Bowie is' should be particularly interesting for kleines c.

(http://www.vam.ac.uk/__data/assets/image/0018/171711/BowieSubjectHubFinal.jpg)

http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/exhibitions/david-bowie-is/

Ground Control to Major Tom ...

http://youtu.be/D67kmFzSh_o

I was rather busy over the Christmas holidays, Sydney Grew, what with family and friends, let alone all the challenges we face in 2013.  In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; we shall overcome the world.


Title: Re: Happy Christmas
Post by: Neil McGowan on January 11, 2013, 09:50:09 am
Aha, that's Vauxhall Gardens, isn't it? Or Ranelagh? :)


Title: Re: Happy Christmas
Post by: kleines c on January 11, 2013, 10:48:50 am
I can confirm that it is Vauxhall, Neil, and I took the image directly from the V&A website overnight.  Of course, Ranelagh might be nearer to home, but not for everyone.

It is not particularly appropriate for Christmas, but as we are well past, something totally inappropriate suddenly becomes a good choice for 2013.  I guess that the serious point I wish to make is that we are restrained by social conventions.  Of course, they change all the time.

Let us hope that in 2013, we may leave the world a little better than we have found it.  Three cheers form kleines c and the gang (morning coffee)!


Title: Re: Happy Christmas
Post by: Neil McGowan on January 11, 2013, 11:38:25 am
I guess that the serious point I wish to make is that we are restrained by social conventions.  Of course, they change all the time.

And yet your Vauxhall print shows the important interdependence of performers and connoisseurs - a second reason to admire it :)