User talk:Mhurshell

Hi, I've only recently discovered the site. It's wonderful! After downloading a number of scores, I just encountered a difficulty for the first time. The vocal score of Debussy's "Pelleas" WILL NOT download. I've tried half a dozen times. It is a large file (over 40 MB), so it takes a moment; but when it is done, and I try "save as," the download freezes at about 90%, and then eventually the connection times out. This hasn't happened with any other file, so something is not working. Any suggestions?


I was able to download the file fine with Konqueror, Firefox and IE6. What are you using to download the file? --Feldmahler 10:19, 14 February 2007 (EST)

Firefox. As I say, I never had problems with the other files, even large ones. Just this one... Unfortunately, I am a computer neophyte. I presume you are asking which browser I use... ?

Yes... weirdly Firefox worked for me. Are you able to download other large files from other sites? --Feldmahler 18:04, 14 February 2007 (EST)

Yes, I've downloaded various files from, from the NMA site, etc. Don't know what the trouble is... mhurshell

00.18 hours, Germany: NOW it worked - this time simply used "save target as" instead of the usual "save as" - and it WORKED! Hooray. (But why, w h y ... ? mhurshell

No idea really haha. Software is weird like that sometimes. Glad it works now :) --Feldmahler 18:25, 14 February 2007 (EST)


Dear Feldmahler, mhurshell here. I am becoming a bigger fan every time I visit! One question: I have seen and downloaded a couple of autograph facsimiles; might it be possible to have a special category to cross reference those? What facsimiles are available? (I saw the Bach Inventions; also the Bloch "Schelomo" and the Chausson "Poeme.") If there are any more, I'd love to know. -mh

Hi there :) I believe there is a category specifically for manuscripts, which can be found here, don't know if this is what you are looking for. Also, when you want to message me next time, add a message to my talk page instead of my personal page (User_talk:Feldmahler and not User:Feldmahler), because I do not get notified of changes to my personal page, but only my talk page. :) --Feldmahler 10:18, 19 February 2007 (EST)

from NachoBA

mhurshell thanks for your kind words. I have a lot still pending to upload, as you can see I'm uploading when I have some spare time. Do you play harpsichord? cheers

- Yes I do, sometimes - but I don't own one. Do you play an instrument? - Cheers back -mhurshell

Hi, yes basically pipe organ; also piano. cheers. /NachoBA

Ah, I thought so... another keyboarder!  :) - Piano, organ, harpsichord, I play them but not much in public, any more. Back when, I played harpsichord quite a bit, incl. tidbits like Brandenburg 5 and bits of Kunst der Fuge, etc. HOWEVER, I am very happy to see so much 4 hand piano stuff on this site - arrangements of symphonies, tone poems etc. 4 hand playing is SUCH FUN !! Everyone should try it... would make for a happier world. What do you like to play? Nasdarovye, mhurshell

Well to be honest a bit of everything, from renaissance to modern. In the organ of course Bach, but also Franck...

tone poems

I have submitted some other interesting scores... particulary a solo piano transcript by liszt on les preludes... --Funper 21:39, 8 April 2007 (EDT)

Thank you Funper! Just saw your message. And I just downloaded Mazeppa, which (apart from the fact that I look forward to trying it out) is interesting in that the last 13 bars are different from the orchestral version. I will have to look at the whole thing in detail when possible, to see if there are any other differences. In any case I am also very pleased that there are 4-hand AND 2-piano versions of some tone poems available! Indeed, the solo transcription of Les Preludes is also most welcome. Do let me know if you find a transcription of Hunnenschlacht. -- Cheers! -- mhurshell (April 11 2007, 11.40 German time)

Do you have the orchestral score of Tone Poem Mazeppa? Could you upload it by chance? --Funper 17:43, 28 April 2007 (EDT)
Hi Funper! Wow, all those new Beethoven Sonata files... you are busy! Mazeppa: I have a score (Dover reprint, includes Preludes and Heroide Funebre ), but

1.) I have no scanner at the moment (I need a new one, but hardly ever use one) and 2.) have no idea how to upload scores. If & when I get a new scanner (sooner or later) I'll notify you and you can take me through the steps (for computer dummies...)

Actually, I'm not sure you'd want a copy of my score, it is full of (my) notes from performance. - mhurshell, April 29 5.37 p.m. (German time)

Oww goodie! two new orchestral tone poems! Please notify me and i will help. have you performed the piece in orchestra?! --Funper 11:43, 29 April 2007 (EDT)
As I say, when I have a scanner. - Yes, I have performed some Liszt tone poems - Preludes, Mazeppa, Hunnenschlacht and Tanz in der Dorfschenke. But not "in orchestra" ... rather, standing in front of it... :)

-mhurshell, Apr 29 2007, 18.09. (German time)

Wow, in front of it... can't wait then to see your performance notes :) --Funper 13:04, 29 April 2007 (EDT)
Don't get too excited... in any case, when the scanner comes, I'll give you head's up so you'll know when to get impatient again... :) --mhurshell, April 29 19:15 (German time)
Haha excited. Have you really conducted Les Preludes and all those others? I haven't had the time to listen to the orchestral versions (only piano for me, I am a klavier-man). I want to know, how was it? :) --Funper 13:40, 29 April 2007 (EDT)
"How was it" - I enjoyed it immensely. Of course it depends on the orchestra. For example, Hunnenschlacht was played quite marvellously by the Slovak Philharmonic (Bratislava). But conducting is just like other jobs - it doesn't always turn out 100% as intended...  :) In any case, I recommend you listen to the orchestra versions, esp. Mazeppa (which, by the way, is VERY hard for the orchestra - virtuoso stuff, just like the piano version).

--mhurshell, April 29 2007, 7:50 p.m. (German time)

Speaking of Hunnenschlacht. Here is the score to the 4-hand Arrangment you wanted, by Liszt himself:
and Poeme No.4 (for orchestra):
--Funper 17:58, 1 May 2007 (EDT)
THANKS for the Hunnenschlacht a 4 mains! Where did you find it? - And an Orpheus score, too... at this rate, the world may actually take note of this genre soon!  :) :) :)

-Cheers, mhurshell - May 02, 9:33 a.m. (German time)