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07-09-2009, 12:08 AM

2009-2013-retired and on 2 old-age pensions
2006-2009-Writer & Author, Poet & Publisher; Retired Teacher & Tutor, Lecturer & Facilitator: George Town Tasmania
2002-2005-Program Presenter, City Park Radio, Launceston
1999-2005-Tutor and/or President: George Town School for Seniors Inc
1988-1999 -Lecturer in General Studies and Human Services West Australian Department of Training
1986-1987 -Acting Lecturer in Management Studies and Co-ordinator of Further Education Unit at Hedland College in South Hedland, WA.
1982-1985 -Adult Educator, Open College of Tafe, Katherine, NT
1981 -Maintenance Scheduler, Renison Bell, Zeehan, Tasmania
1980-Unemployed: Bi-Polar Disability
1979 -Editor, External Studies Unit, Tasmanian CAE; Youth Worker, Resource Centre Association, Launceston;
Lecturer in Organizational Behaviour, Tasmanian CAE; Radio Journalist ABC, Launceston
1976-1978 -Lecturer in Social Sciences & Humanities, Ballarat CAE, Ballarat
1975 - Lecturer in Behavioural Studies, Whitehorse Technical College, Box Hill, Victoria
1974 -Senior Tutor in Education Studies, Tasmanian CAE, Launceston
1972-1973 -High School Teacher, South Australian Education Department
1971 Primary School Teacher, Whyalla SA, Australia
1969-1971 Primary School Teacher, Prince Edward County Board of Education, Picton, Ontario, Canada
1969 Systems Analyst, Bad Boy Co. Ltd., Toronto Ontario
1967-68 -Community Teacher, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Frobisher Bay(Iqaluit), NWT, Canada
1959-67 -Summer jobs from grade 9 to end of university
1949-1967 - Attended 2 primary schools, 2 high schools and 2 universities in Canada: McMaster Uni:1963-1966, Windsor T’s College: 1966/7.
1944-1963 -Childhood(1944-57) and adolescence(1957-63) in and around Hamilton Ontario.
October 1943 to July 1944--Conception to birth-Hamilton Ontario Canada

2. SOME SOCIO-BIO-DATA(as of: 2009)

I have been married for 42 years. My wife is a Tasmanian, aged 60. We’ve had 3 children: ages in 2009-42, 39 and 32. I am 65, a Canadian who moved to Australia in 1971 and have written 3 books--all available on the internet free. I retired from full-time teaching in 1999, from part-time teaching in 2003 and from volunteer/casual teaching/work in 2005 after 35 years in classrooms. In addition, I have been a member of the Baha’i Faith for 50 years. Bio-data: 6ft, 225 lbs, eyes-brown, hair-grey, Caucasian. See my website for more details at: http://www.users.on.net/~ronprice/ or go the google search engine and type: RonPrice, Pioneering RonPrice, RonPrice Poetry, RonPrice Bahá’í, RonPrice History (or philosophy, religion, media studies, politics, among many other subjects) for additional writings.

07-09-2009, 09:34 AM
wow your life history huh? tell us about your favorite music...

07-09-2009, 09:57 AM

You younger members at this site might like to try this exercise, say, in another 40 years, if you survive the perils of: (a) your sporting interests, (b) your love life, (c) your job life, (d) your other leisure pursuits, (e) your desires, passions, wants and wishes and (e) many other slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. In my lifetime there has come to be a world of sound in which one can drown, happily or not-so-happily as the case may be. The lists below contain some of the happier sources, pieces, items, songs, inter alia that give me pleasure now and/or in my 66 years of life, 1943-2009.
In the three year period June 2002 to May 2005, I compiled periodically a list of my favourite music. It was an attempt to define, to give expression to, to list what has become for me a vast sea of pleasurable sounds produced in a number of genres of music. My first memories of listening to music were in about 1949, although I was exposed to music right from the word go in 1944 by two parents who played the piano. I would post the full list here, but it is too long. I would post here "a short list" of over 60 years of musical experience, musical pieces I have enjoyed from a longer list of music that gave me pleasure, but it is, as I say, obviously too long to include here.

It is just a start to making a comprehensive list, a brief survey, a dip in the sea, so to speak. There are now over 1000 items in this full and comprehensive list that I put together in the years after 2005. I added to that initial list from time to time in the next three years and it came to well over 1000 items. If I continue to add to this list systematically and regularly the list would become completely unmanageable and necessitate far to much of a focus on music in my otherwise highly interdisciplinary life. But the names of many of my favourites are here for my interest and occasionally to post at a website when others ask about my musical tastes. Since it seems impossible for me to remember the names of many of the pieces, this list helps assist me in bringing to memory these names when and if required. The exercise is interesting to me in its own right without any particular practical value.

Most of the items listed here are in my personal music collection(LPs, 45s, CDs and cassettes) or they are items that I have had access to temporarily on the radio, internet or as part of the collection of the local spiritual assembly of the Baha’is of Launceston. As I began adding every item to this list from what I heard on ABC FM Radio in and after 2002, it is obvious that, in the end, the list would become too long if I took the exercise seriously with any sense of making a comprehensive collection. What is found here serves as: (a) a list of musical pieces I own/have access to in my collection and (b) a list of additional material I would like to have access to in my study, but do not. As I say, this is a list of musical favourites that I will never bring to an end. The sea is just too full. -Ron Price, Pioneering Over Four Epochs, May 8th 2005(22 September 2002).



1.1 Bach:Symphony No.2 E-minor
1.2 Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.1 in F; 12.2 No.6 in Bflat Major; No3, 4
1.3 Bach: Goldberg Variations
1.4 Bach: Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
1.5 Bach: see my 20 record collection of Bach--too many to list here
2.1 Beethoven: Sonata #8 opus 13 and Violin Concerto in D, Opus 61
2.2 Beethoven: Symphonies: set 1-9, especially no.#5
2.3 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Opus 57(Appassionata)
2.4 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 24 in F# major, Opus 78
2.5 Beethoven: Pathétique Sonata, Piano Sonata No.8 in C minor Op.13
2.6 Beethoven: Moonlight Sonata, Piano Sonata No.14 in C-sharp minor Op.27/2.
2.7 Beethoven: Piano Concerto #5(Emperor)
2.8 Beethoven: Fur Elise(Bagatelle No.25 in A minor, G.173
2.9 Beethoven: Leonore Overture No.3, Opus 72 and 72a
2.10 Beethoven: Waldstein Sonata, Piano Sonata No.21 in C major Op.53
2.11 Beethoven: Piano Trio #7 in B Flat Opus 97(The Archduke)
2.12 Beethoven: too many other pieces of Beethoven’s to list due to prolixity
3. Berlioz: Symphony Fantastique
4.1 Johannes Brahms, Symphony No.1 in C-Minor
4.2 Johannes Brahms, Piano Concerto # 1 in D Minor, Opus # 15
5.1 Frederick Chopin: Scherzo 1,2,3 and 4 ; 11.2 Ballads 1 to 4
5.2 Chopin: Fantasy Impromptu in C sharp minor, Opus 66
5.3 Chopin, 24 Preludes(C#minor,A-Flat-Major)
5.4 Chopin, Waltz No.7 in C Sharp minor, Opus 64/2
5.5 Chopin, Study No.3 in E major Opus 10 Tristesse
5.6 Chopin: Polonaise in A Flat, Op. 53 "Heroic"
5.7 Chopin: Nocturne No. 2 in E flat, Op. 9 No. 2
5.8 Chopin: Etude Op.10 No. 3 in E
5.9 Chopin: too many other pieces of Chopin’s to list due to prolixity
6.1 Debussy: Claire de Lune from the Suite Bergamasque
6.2 Debussy: Preludes, esp.”Girl With the Flaxen Hair”
7.1 Dvorak: New World Symphony
7.2 Dvorak: Symphony #3
7.3 Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B Minor, op.104
7.4 Dvorak: Symphonic Variations, Opus 78
8. Edvard Grieg, Peer Gynt, Suite No.1
9. Frederick Handel, Water Music Suite
10. Gabriel Faure, The Pavane in F-sharp minor, opus 50
11. Franz Joseph Hayden: Concerto in D. Major
12. Franz Liszt: Concerto No.1 in E Flat Major
13. Gorecki (pronounced Goretsky), Symphony #3.
14. Liszt: Liebestraum No. 3 in A-flat, S 541 / III.
15. Massinet: Meditations
16. Felix Mendelssohn, Symphony #4 in A(Italian), Opus 90
17.1Mozart: Sonatas for Piano
17.2 Mozart: Divertimenti for strings, Adagio & Fugue in C Minor
17.3 Mozart: Piano Concerto #20 in D minor, K466
17.4 Mozart: Piano Concertos: other
17.5 Mozart: Symphony #40 in C minor
17.6 Mozart: too many other pieces of Mozart to list due to prolixity
18. Puccini:One Fine Day, Madame Butterfly
19. Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
20.1 Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
20.2 Rachmaninov: Prelude in G Minor, Opus 23, No.5
20.3 Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2 D Minor
20.4 Rachmaninov: Prelude in C sharp Minor Op.3 No.2
20.5 Rachmaninov: too many other pieces of Rachmaninov to list due to prolixity
21.1 Joaquin Rodrigo: Ecos de Sefarad-guitar
21.2 Joaquin Rodrigo: need to familiarize myself with his repertoir
22. Satie: Gymnopedie No.1
23.1 Schubert: Fantasie in F. Minor, D 940
23.2 Schubert: Ave Maria, Symphony #8 in B-minor
23.3 Schubert: Octet Quintet in F major(For 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass, clarinet, horn and bassoon)
23.4 Schubert: Impromptu No.3 in G flat major D.899/Op.90
23.5 Schubert: Impromptu No.7 in E flat major opus 6
23.6 Schubert: Impromptu No.7 in E-flat major opus 90 no.2
23.7 Schubert: String Quartet #14: Death of a Maiden, D 810
23.8 Schubert: String Quintet in C.
23.9 Schubert: Piano Trios in E Flat Major, D 929 and 897
23.10 Schubert: Piano Quintet In A major: 'Trout' D667
23.11 Schubert: Impromptu in A Flat Major. Op. 90, No. 4
24.1 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.6 in B Binor
24.2 Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto D Major
24.3 Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A Minor, Opus 50
25. Vivaldi: Violin Concerti #3; trumpet concerti for 4 violins

Circa: 100 pieces of classical music
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07-17-2009, 09:32 PM
Thanks rock amol...your succinct reply is appreciated..-Ron in Tasmania