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Title: RE: [F_MINOR] New Subscriber to F_minor! Please read.

Welcome to the list Maria. I would love to see your pictures if you can find a way to send them. BTW, I have an older co worker who is one of 22 children by the same mother. He is also one of two sets of twins. He is a millionaire but he likes to work here anyway. He lets his paychecks pile up for awhile and then when payroll threatens to cancel them he cashes them for "pocket money". Who knows maybe there is money to be made from a large family. BTW, did you know, that J.S. Bach had about 20 children (two different wives though), and several of them were gifted composers. Have you tried composition yet?


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-----Original Message-----
From: Maria Tauriainen [mailto:maria_tauriainen@HOTMAIL.COM]
Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2003 10:37 PM
Subject: [F_MINOR] New Subscriber to F_minor! Please read.

Hi to everyone!
      I'm a new subscriber, so I don't know much about how this whole thing
works. All I know is that I'm happy to find so many other people with an
interest in Glenn Gould!
      I guess what I'm looking for is a discussion type of e-mail list
devoted to Gould and his genius/idiosyncrasies/personality/playing/etc. I
hope I've finally found it...
      Perhaps I should give you all some background information about
myself. I'm seventeen years old, in my senior year at high school in BC,
Canada, and I love art and music. I play the piano, as time permits (it's
not the first priority in my life right now, although I work hard at it),
and I'm in grade six in the Royal Conservatory. I first started lessons a
year ago, after teaching myself through grade one over a period of about
eight years off and on. I flew through five grades in little more than a
year! Actually, I've always wanted lessons, but being in a family of
thirteen kids (I'm the second oldest), it was kind of impossible. I received
my own piano free from a charity (I have a mild physical disability, so I
was given the opportunity to 'make a wish'), and since then, especially with
the inspiration of Glenn Gould, I've loved playing piano more than ever.
      This, of course, brings me to my love of all things Gould. I first
discovered him from, of all things, an electronic encyclopedia called
Encarta. There was a short thirty-second clip of him playing the third
Goldberg variation, and I listened to it over and over, loving the sound. I
read up on him through the same program, but was never satisfied. That was
two years ago, and now I have about twenty of his CDs. My 'Glenn Gould
phase,' as my mom put it, is definitely not going away!
      I'm the 'artist' of my family, and I've drawn some pictures of Gould.
I really like them, and so doeas everyone who's seen them. Many of them say
that it's amazing how much effort and feeling I must have put into
them--well, of course! It's Glenn Gould I was drawing! If any of you are
interested in seeing them, please let me know. I'll try to figure out a way
to send them through e-mail, if it's possible.
      I'm sorry if I'm doing this in the wrong way; could someone please
give me some pointers on how F_minor works? I'd love to hear from you, and
especially about any personal experiences regarding Glenn Gould. Is anyone
an artist who enjoys pencil/charcoal, and has drawn Gould before? What about
favourite recordings, or stories about him?
     I would greatly appreciate anyone taking the time to write to me, and
by the way, thanks for reading my e-mail!


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