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Requests?

Postby OperaTenor » Tue Sep 07, 2004 1:25 pm

Just wondering, do any of you folks out there ever request something that doesn't get played? Or do you always hear your requests?
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Re: Requests?

Postby mmichaelson » Tue Sep 07, 2004 1:26 pm

I usually always hear what I request OT. Are you having problems?
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Re: Requests?

Postby OperaTenor » Tue Sep 07, 2004 3:28 pm

Well...

<whining> There is one piece I've requested many times that has never been played. </whining>
I know it pushes the envelope for length, however, there are longer pieces played.

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Re: Requests?

Postby Marye » Tue Sep 07, 2004 3:30 pm

Hi OT.... sometimes they do not have a recording of what I have asked to hear. Nicole Marie is always kind enough to play whatever I have requested.

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Re: Requests?

Postby OperaTenor » Tue Sep 07, 2004 3:42 pm

Thank you, Mary. We think she is, too. :)

I know they have this one. I sent it to them.
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Re: Requests?

Postby barfle » Tue Sep 07, 2004 3:56 pm

What usually happens to me is that they play my request when someone else is in my office. :mad:

I get about half of my requests played that I'm aware of. Eric seems to be best at it (and replies to my requests most often), but all the beethoven on-air personalities have played my requests.
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Re: Requests?

Postby RC » Tue Sep 07, 2004 3:57 pm

I haven't requested anything in a long time but I requested Butterfly Lover's Violin Concerto and a month later, they played it as a brand new piece in their collection.
Could be coincidence.

There have been times when I requested something, figured it was too long and asked if they could pick a movement which they did.

Once in a while, I get nothing from a request.
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Re: Requests?

Postby Marye » Tue Sep 07, 2004 4:01 pm

Hmm... OT... whisper the name of the piece to me and I will request it too.

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Re: Requests?

Postby OperaTenor » Tue Sep 07, 2004 4:45 pm

[whisper] Psssst, Mary, it's the Offertorium from the Cherubini Requiem in C Minor . [/whisper]

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Re: Requests?

Postby mmichaelson » Wed Sep 08, 2004 4:28 pm

Could you whisper louder OT? I don't think I quite got that??

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Re: Requests?

Postby Nicole Marie » Wed Sep 08, 2004 4:48 pm

Psst... we don't have that in the library OT. Can I play something else?
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Re: Requests?

Postby OperaTenor » Thu Sep 09, 2004 12:04 am

Hi Y.R.H.,

I sent you folks a copy of it, plus a collection of Joplin rags called The Red Back Book over a year and a half ago. The Cherubini Requiem is also titled "in Do Minore".

Ummm, I sent them to Eric's attention per instructions, and you folks thanked me for them, and I recall someone remarking that the Requiem didn't sound too exciting.

:D

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Re: Requests?

Postby 1st_oboe » Thu Sep 09, 2004 3:53 am

The only problem I've ever had with requests are when I request something that's not in the library. Other than that Beethoven radio has been good to me! :)
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Re: Requests?

Postby EricMichaels » Thu Sep 09, 2004 6:17 am

Howdy folks,
We have a lot of CDs here at the station, and in order to find everything, we have to use a searchable database. When you request something, we look it up in the database to see which recordings are available in the library. If it doesn't come up, we have no way of knowing if it's just sitting on the shelf and not entered.
To make matters more interesting, we're still in the process of updating the library, and transfering the data to a new database (part of the same process that provides the more detailed Now Playing information), so some of the database is out of sync with reality.
This is simply a really long way to say that I remember getting the discs, OT, but at the moment I don't know why they're not showing up in the database. I'll check up on it.
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Re: Requests?

Postby The Great Carouser » Thu Sep 09, 2004 10:03 am

Originally posted by OperaTenor:
...and I recall someone remarking that the Requiem didn't sound too exciting.

Can anyone think of an exciting Requiem?
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Re: Requests?

Postby OperaTenor » Thu Sep 09, 2004 10:40 am

Well, a lot of people consider the Green Requiem exciting....


Hi Eric, thanks for getting back to me. At least I know why y'all haven't played it. (BTW, is this retribution for all those curling remarks I've made?!!)

Of course, now I expect you drop everything and take the studio apart until you find the durn thing!

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Re: Requests?

Postby dai bread » Thu Sep 09, 2004 4:15 pm

Originally posted by The Great Carouser:
Originally posted by OperaTenor:
[b] ...and I recall someone remarking that the Requiem didn't sound too exciting.

Can anyone think of an exciting Requiem? [/b]
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Re: Requests?

Postby bignaf » Fri Sep 10, 2004 2:38 pm

most good Requiems are exciting, at least the Dies Irae (if they have one). Green is exciting, Britten is...
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Re: Requests?

Postby OperaTenor » Fri Sep 10, 2004 5:25 pm

Please, *ig, don't say you like Britten...

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Re: Requests?

Postby barfle » Mon Sep 13, 2004 9:09 am

Originally posted by The Great Carouser:
Can anyone think of an exciting Requiem?
I'm not sure if you can call it exciting, but I'm a huge fan of the Duruflé Requiem.
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