|pno-2||This user is an intermediate pianist.|
|fl-2||This user is an intermediate flautist.|
I live in Melbourne (Australia), practice medicine by day to pay the bills, and play music after hours to keep myself sane. I play the piano and flute, definitely at amateur level but enough to accompany Schubert-Lieder and take part in a few chamber ensembles with other frustrated medicos.
I also play piano/keyboard for a small but enthusiastic church choir, experiment with an alto flute and sometimes cause noise pollution on my piccolo, and am an avid collector of old sheet music. (More so since I discovered IMSLP).
My favourite composer has always been Schubert and I have a dream of seeing his complete works here on IMSLP (yes, including fragmentary, unfinished, "lost" and previously unpublished material). But I'm not just a one-eyed "Schubert nut" - I love just about anything from the 18th and 19th centuries, particularly chamber music or anything which involves a flute. Composers I would love to see more of on IMSLP include: the sons of Bach, Boccherini, Quantz, Vivaldi, Devienne, Hummel, the Stamitz family, Vanhal, Pleyel, the rest of the Mozart family (Leopold and Franz Xaver), Clara Schumann and Fanny Mendelssohn.
Aldona 04:51, 1 July 2008 (EDT)