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Does your piano have a name?

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Naming pianos...

Postby lace_panties on Fri Mar 18, 2005 9:23 pm

My piano is called Eugene. :lol:

It occured to me, a little while back (today) that some people consider this unusual. :(

Anyone else name their piano? if so, what are their names? :wink:
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Postby Sightreader on Fri Mar 18, 2005 9:35 pm

hahaha... when I was young I had a rope swing named George. :lol:

My piano's name is Immortal Forest, in honor of the majestic trees who were sacrificed in the name of music. 8)
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Postby Goldberg on Sat Mar 19, 2005 12:42 am

Actually, I have more than one! Now how's that for unusual?

On a sentimental and sobby note, my most common "name" for it is Elizabeth, or "Ellie" after my biological mum who died in a car wreck many years ago. But it's also known, less gravely, as "Apollo," "Franz" (after Liszt of course), or "Leo" (Godowsky), amongst other embarrasingly unoriginal names. Occassionally I'll refer to my piano room as "The Grindstone Corner."
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Postby lace_panties on Sat Mar 19, 2005 9:44 pm

Goldberg wrote:Occassionally I'll refer to my piano room as "The Grindstone Corner."


The grindstone corner!! haha, that's hilarious. Is your piano more masculine or feminine then? you have a mix of names...

I'm so sorry to hear about your mum :cry:
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Postby Goldberg on Sat Mar 19, 2005 9:48 pm

Hmm, good question. I'm not too sure! My piano and I--as I'm sure is true with a lot of people here--have a rather odd and confused "relationship," and I suppose that's somewhat manifest in the various names I call it, heh.

Now that you bring it up, I guess I consider my piano in a somewhat "neutral" sense, gender-wise. It's about half and half, haha. Interesting question, though.
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Postby PianistSk8er on Sun Mar 20, 2005 1:22 pm

Haha nope, no name for my piano. :whistle:
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Postby citrine_peridot on Sun Mar 20, 2005 7:54 pm

i don't like the one i m having ~~~~~~~~so , no name for that ~~~~~~~~~~but i will call my pearl river (the one i got when i was 9 , currently lives with my mom) tchaikovsky , since it has a nice ,calm tone and firm touch , like tchai's romances.

i know it's unnecessary to say somthing like this , but i will NEVER name my piano "frederica chopina "(ahhhhh! i can't get rid of it from my memory)

p.s i think nocturneguy came up with that in old CF .

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Postby lace_panties on Sun Mar 20, 2005 7:55 pm

I consider my grand piano to be masculine. My old upright though; i consider her to be feminine. She's more...intricate. a paler colour.
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Postby Helling on Mon Mar 21, 2005 3:00 am

The things I call my piano after being annoyed at practice sessions would probably be against the forum guidelines.
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Postby Helling on Mon Mar 21, 2005 3:03 am

citrine_peridot wrote:i know it's unnecessary to say somthing like this , but i will NEVER name my piano "frederica chopina "(ahhhhh! i can't get rid of it from my memory)


Hmm isn't the a-ending the polish way of phrasing possessive form? Because I was surprised when I read Frederika Chopina or something in some edition of Chopin's works.
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Postby lace_panties on Mon Mar 21, 2005 8:23 pm

That's interesting.

Well, i have my piano diploma tomorow. Wish me luck!
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Postby citrine_peridot on Mon Mar 21, 2005 9:09 pm

good luck, there. (what level are you passing?)

and Erik (Helling) , that thing actually makes sense? whatever, i consider it a very ugly name ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

here is how i first heard it:

About a year ago, a dude, fatanticpianist (or facialpianist???) post his wedding picture in the member's section in the OLD Chopinfiles, of course, he got a lot of congratulation replys from the member, three of them are------>
An!ma' :" name your first kid Frederic"
then i replied : "what if it's a girl?"
Nocturneguy: "Frederica Chopina"
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I still feel sorry for that kid

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Postby Sightreader on Mon Mar 21, 2005 9:13 pm

citrine_peridot wrote:~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I still feel sorry for that kid

As do I.
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Postby Chozart on Tue Mar 22, 2005 12:50 am

Helling wrote:
citrine_peridot wrote:i know it's unnecessary to say somthing like this , but i will NEVER name my piano "frederica chopina "(ahhhhh! i can't get rid of it from my memory)


Hmm isn't the a-ending the polish way of phrasing possessive form? Because I was surprised when I read Frederika Chopina or something in some edition of Chopin's works.

I think they alter the ending slightly, and then incorporate the a-ending. I'm just thinking it's that, because that's how many Slavs do it
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Postby Helling on Tue Mar 22, 2005 2:55 am

Yes I always assumed this because it was supposed to say the institute of Frederic Chopin, and it said something like Institutya Frederyka Chopina (this is very freely so any Polish people are free to hit me in the head for such a butchering of the Polish language).
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