[COMPLETE]Life of Chopin by Franz Liszt-icequeen

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Post by balaonspace » February 11th, 2014, 12:06 pm

Life of Chopin by Franz Liszt by Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886). Translated by Martha Walker Cook (1806 - 1874)

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/life-of-chopin-by-franz-liszt/

Chopin was a romantic era Polish composer. This work is a memoir by Liszt who knew Chopin both as man and artist. This memoir gives a unique understanding to the psychological character of the compositions of Chopin. It also offers Liszt's insight into some of Chopin's polonaises, especially the grand polonaise in F sharp minor. Liszt explains the strange emotion "ZAL" which is inclosed in his compositions. Then, presents a brief sketch on the lives of other great people in Chopin's circle. After that, Liszt discusses Chopin's fame and early life. Finally, Liszt gives a detailed account on Chopin's sufferings due to ill health and the unfortunate departure of the great composer.
NOTE: There are a considerable number of proper nouns (places, names) in european languages. Use your best judgement for pronounciation or ask for help.
    1. How to claim a part, and "how it all works" here To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are "up for grabs." Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you would like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
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    3. Is there a deadline? We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim. Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it'll go back to the pool. There's no shame in this; we're all volunteers and things happen.Please do not sign up for more sections than you can complete within the two month deadline.
    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/4386
    5. Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below)! If this is your first recording, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal website/blog.

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      Magic Window:



      BC Admin ===========================================
      This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and reader (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.
      • Project Code: 7Nz1T0rX
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Franz Liszt) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_Liszt
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 12
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: Yes
      • Original publication date (if known): 1863
      • If you are a new volunteer, how would you like your name (or pseudonym) credited in the catalog? Do you have a URL you would like associated with your name?:

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      Genres for the project: Fictional Biographies & Memoirs
      Keywords that describe the book:

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    6. BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

      Set your recording software to:
      Channels: 1 (Mono)
      Bit Rate: 128 kbps
      Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
    7. DURING recording:
      No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
      Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
      START of recording (Intro)
      • "Chapter [number] [Part number] of Life of Chopin by Franz Liszt. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
      • If you wish, say: "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
      • Say:
        "Life of Chopin by Franz Liszt, Translated by Martha Walker Cook [Chapter]"

      END of recording
      • At the end of the section, say:
        "End of [Chapter]"
      • If you wish, say:
        "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
      • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
        "End of Life of Chopin by Franz Liszt Translated by Martha Walker Cook"

      There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes.

      Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
    8. AFTER recording
      Need noise-cleaning?
      Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear some constant background noise (hiss/buzz), you may want to clean it up a bit. The new (free) version 1.3.3. of Audacity has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.
      Save files as
      128 kbps MP3
      lifeofchopin_##_liszt_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. lifeofchopin_01_liszt_128kb.mp3)
    9. Example ID3 V2 tags
      (To find out more about ID3 tags, go to our wiki: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/What_is_ID3)
      Add the following tags to your .mp3 file (how you do this depends on which software you use – if you are unsure about ID3 tags, dont fill them).
      Artist: Franz Liszt
      Title: ## - [Section title]
      Album: Life of Chopin

      Please ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.
      Transfer of files (completed recordings) Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file. Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
      • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader
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      • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: icequeen
      • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
      • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.

      Any questions?
      Please post below
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Post by icequeen » February 11th, 2014, 6:55 pm

I'll MC for you! Back in a few with your MW!
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Post by icequeen » February 11th, 2014, 6:59 pm

OK, your MW is ready for you. I noticed you had some ????, in your posting above. Do you have some questions that need answering?
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Post by balaonspace » February 12th, 2014, 9:18 am

Hi Ann, MW looks fine. I will start filling in.

I do have some questions, Can I remove the ID tags sections. I assume they can be automatically filled during cataloging.
For genre, I think this book will qualify as memoir, but i was jut curious whether any other category will best fit.
Otherwise, wverything fine for the moment.

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Post by icequeen » February 12th, 2014, 10:40 am

You can remove the ID tag information, but be prepared, you may be asked about that. In my projects, I don't even worry about it. If they are there, fine, if not, that's fine too.

As far as the genre, you have down Fictional Biography and Memoirs. I didn't think this is fiction, but I didn't want to change it until after you asked your questions.
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Post by balaonspace » February 12th, 2014, 2:09 pm

Fine, I will leave the ID tag info as it is. But even if the files are uploaded without ID tags, they can be filled during cataloging.

For the genre, i couldn't find anything close enough, Feel free to change it to something more appropriate.

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Post by icequeen » February 12th, 2014, 9:22 pm

That is correct, the reader can put anything they want, including nothing, into the ID tags, but they will be changed to what you have entered into the MW. Just one less thing to worry about.

I have changed the genre to Non-Fiction/Biography/Memoirs. All the non-fiction stuff is at the bottom of the window for genres.

We will wait here for a day or two, to see if we can attract a DPL.
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Post by icequeen » February 14th, 2014, 12:26 pm

Moving on to Readers Wanted!
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Post by balaonspace » February 15th, 2014, 9:13 am

great. I am signing up for chapter 1.
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Post by balaonspace » February 19th, 2014, 12:52 pm

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Post by kathrinee » February 19th, 2014, 3:38 pm

This looks like something I'd enjoy to DPL! :D May I?
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Post by andy5995 » February 19th, 2014, 3:57 pm

I will do Chapter 0, the preface.
Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
START of recording (Intro)

"Chapter [number] [Part number] of Life of Chopin by Franz Liszt.
Should I say "Chapter 0" or "Preface?"
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This will be my first recording.
Name: Andy Alt.
Link: https://soundcloud.com/andy-alt

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Post by icequeen » February 19th, 2014, 9:04 pm

kathrinee wrote:This looks like something I'd enjoy to DPL! :D May I?
You certainly may! Thanks, Katherine!
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Post by balaonspace » February 20th, 2014, 12:50 am

kathrinee wrote:This looks like something I'd enjoy to DPL! :D May I?
Hi Kathrine, you are certainly welcome to be the DPL :)
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Post by balaonspace » February 20th, 2014, 12:59 am

Hi Andy, welcome to this project. I signed you up for the preface.
andy5995 wrote:I will do Chapter 0, the preface.
Should I say "Chapter 0" or "Preface?"
i am not pedantic :) . I will leave it to your choice (too difficult! toss a coin).

I assume you submitted a one-minute test. Make sure you are familiar with your recording software and hardware, and also the librivox requirements.

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