April 24, 1999. Thanks to Anne Kauranen for inaugurating this!
Hi Andry, I'm really glad I found your pictures. There are some really nice ones that I've added to my fotobook.
I've travelled 2 months through bolivia and peru, but I've no pictures because our bag with camera and film got stolen. Now I'm trying to collect some pictures to give friends an impression of the trip.
So thanks for putting all your pictures on the net!!
Looking at your website made me feel that I was back in Peru! I shall be making regular visits to your site until I go back to Peru in 2002 (I have been there twice, 1999, 2000, unfortunately work (or should I say boss) prevented my 2001 visit!).
Thank you for such wonderful photos. Please can we have some more?
hi,everyone,this is a great site, and i loved it, its so great that people apretiate my culture and the whole peruvian culture,i really love the llamas picture and macchupicchu, but you should put more about Lima or the other cities because all of the citys of Peru are beautiful, well i like this site,i just puted in my favorites, so good luck with my country and your site!.
Hi-I enjoyed your photos. Have you considered making a slideshow type page for some of the bigger ones? Thankyou.
Sacramento, CA USA - Sunday, November 11, 2001 at 01:34:29 (PDT)
Apologies for the Guestbook and @Home site being down for the last two weeks.
Everything should be back to normal now. Thanks for your patience
Berkeley, CA USA - Wednesday, November 7, 2001 at 01:37:10 (PDT)
Thanks a lot for your pages. I really would appreciate an account of your experience of starting learning the piano at 40. Was it difficult? And so on. A detailed account would be really great.
[Andrys' response: Learning classical piano at 40, actually, and thanks for the interest. Personal questions should be sent via actual email here, though. Also, the original note of advice to Freddy Kempf re Super Audio CD and CFIII with disklavier pro can be sent instead to his agent, whose address is at the official Freddy Kempf site, so I've left only the basic ideas here. Glad you enjoyed these webpages.]
... convince his record company, BIS, that he records using only the Super Audio CD instead of the CD technology . . . Same idea with Disklavier pro. Would you mind asking Freddy Kempf to also consider using only a CFIII with disklavier pro too. This way, he could even play the piece he wants to record in front of an audience using a CFIII with disklavier pro and then he will leave the CFIII with disklavier pro do the job during the recording session by retransmitting accurately the performance of the piece he played in front of an audience using the CFIII with disklavier pro . . .
Once again, thanks a lot for your web pages.
Michael, London (UK) London UK - Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at 00:45:12 (PDT)
I love your site. I'm trying to find photos and information about rural Peruvian Homes for my 8 year old son. There were 4 categories for us to search: Rainforest, Mountain Floating and Desert. Any input would be great.
Your website is very good, i did set it in my favorites. For my own homepage, a quiz about countrys all over the world and Amirican States, i will use one photo from you about lake Titicaca. I hope i've your permission for that. I will set a link on my site to you when i hear from you. Thanks. May God bless you in all.
The Preliminary Links for Peru were very useful! Do you plan to make an official version? Thank you.
USA - Monday, September 17, 2001 at 16:21:06 (PDT)
Congratulations on the web page. I am Peruvian and have been to all those places...You did a great job not only with the photographs but also with the web page. It is great that it is in English and that at the same time you have done like a guided tour for foreigners. Thank you!
USA - Wednesday, August 29, 2001 at 15:26:16 (PDT)
thanks for the link in the music forum on Compuserve. It's good to know you're doing well, and to have the chance to see your webpage!
Andrys: Thanks for listing your web page! I encounter you in two places (CompuServe's MUSIC Forum and in newsgroups in the web). Sorry I don't have a web page, but I do communicate a lot in the music newsgroups and in CIS. Best, E.A.C.
Thanks for all of the good info. and pics it was really helpful on my project. Thanks agian you really helped.
kyle/ studing peru
USA - Tuesday, August 21, 2001 at 16:26:27 (PDT)
I would be very interested to know where you have got the information about the Barbican cancellation from in January 2002. As the Music programmer here who arranged these concerts I am fully aware of the situation in Jan 2002 but I spoke with Martha's agent 2 hours ago and the concert were not cancelled then. Could you please let me know your source and amend your web site as it is causing a certain amount of chaos here in London!
Classical Music Manager
Wonderful and very informative site (which I haved visited many times but negelected to sign in) which has afforded me many direct orders. In addition, the owners's Argerich page is fantastic. AS a big Argerich fan, it has provided me with untold info on the artist herself plus her recordings.
USA - Wednesday, August 15, 2001 at 21:17:09 (PDT)
Don't know exactly how I found your site but I sure am glad I did. It is fantastic. I leave Sept-01 (female traveling independently) and ironically have a loose itinerary similar to yours. Kudos.
firstname.lastname@example.org Carpinteria, CA USA - Friday, August 10, 2001 at 22:45:55 (PDT)
great photo resource!
Dubbo, NSW AUSTRALIA - Thursday, August 09, 2001 at 20:16:10 (PDT)
This is a great report, beautiful pictures and comments.
We are planning to go to Peru in November, but we only have 2 weeks any recommendation we don't have an extensive budget.
Any help will be great. Thank you
I visited Peru for 10 months and just got back the end of May. I have to agree that it is an amazing country and although there are many problems, it is a beautiful place to visit. I will be starting my website soon about my trip, so I hope some of you will visit it in the future.
I was interested in seeing pictures and reading about Peru as my son, plastic surgeon, is returning tomorrow from there.This is his third trip. He planned to go to Machu Picchu yesterday. Thanks for the information.
Andy--Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing your WONDERFUL photos & comments. I'm going to Peru & Bolivia in Sept., and wasn't too interested in Lake Titicaca--BUT after reading your pages, I'm REALLY excited to go there too! After hearing about your broken arm, I'm sure I'll also take out medical travel insurance!!!!Thanks for all the time you put into this site.
Sacramento, CA USA - Wednesday, August 01, 2001 at 23:07:08 (PDT)
I just want to congratulate you for great job you have done on this web page. It is a perfect guide for foreign people that have plans to visit my country. Thank you very much.
Reykjavik ICELAND - Sunday, July 29, 2001 at 19:21:34 (PDT)
Great pictures and info.
I am in the process of converting my website into an illustrated book, although the book has a number of changes and additions that I are not on my website yet, including an expanded section on Lake Titicaca.
I would like to use two of your photos in my book that are located on your website at:
I will attribute your pictures, including your copyright and a link to your website, as well as any other information you may prefer. Please let me know if I may have your permission to use these pictures.
Anyone having information on familia Herrera on Manuel Ugarteche in Upper Selva Alegre, please e-mail me. No contact since 1979 due to military and security clearances. Recently concerned due to earthquake. Lived with the family for the months of June, July, and August 1978. Tell them I've straightened up my act significantly, and don't admit to dancing disco! Thanks, Ken.
Your pictures are the best along with your website. Thanks for sharing those with us. You have captivated the most beautiful scenery I have ever seen. I will make sure to visit Machu Picchu when my husband and I visit this December. Keep up the great work.
hi andry, we used to write a few years ago, i tripped over your machu pichhu work again, it seemed that you have added to it. i listened to you playing the piano on your mp3, you are very good. you seem too have been very busy with lots of computer projects.
Thank you for taking the time, effort and I'm sure, money, to put this information together along with terrific pictures of your travels in Peru, for our enjoyment and education. Truly grateful, Yvonne W, Provo, UT
Spent about a month in Peru in July 2000 visited all of the areas mentioned plus the north coast sites. Can Highly recommend the Palimino brothers(Carlos and Rueben)as guides. They are based in Cuzco and working through a firm called Highland Tours at the time. Learn some basic Spanish before travelling it makes life easier.
You took me back to my favourite holiday destination again.
Wonderful job! Beautiful pictures!
USA - Tuesday, July 17, 2001 at 15:51:01 (PDT)
Great Site. I have been looking for info on Floating Islands and until now did not know if there wwas such a thing because I could not find anything online or in the encylopedia, etc. P.S. could you let us know the approx. size of the Islands? Thanks.
I was delighted to find an interview with Martha Argerich online! I have been looking for one to link her name to in my site "Women at the Piano". The fact that the interview also links to your page of her music helps to make it more current.
Andrys, I'm continually amazed at the connections that turn up sometimes when searching the Web. I did a WebFerret search for information on Lantastic and Windows compatibility, and recognized your name from the CompuServe MUSICA forum.
I hope you're still singing. I'm heading into my 8th season with the Houston Symphony Chorus. However, I'm doubtful we'll have a performance space for the season opener if they can't make faster progress on restoring Jones Hall from the disastrous flooding caused by Tropical Storm Allison.
Found a disc Topazio TP2604.4 Chopin #2 NDR S.O. -Tennstedt/
Ravel Concerto Kölner Rundfunk S.O. -Bertini listed at
http://nifty.com/classicalcd/discography/argerich/TP2604.4htm, but I have found no purchase source or details.
Greetings from a fellow Peru admirer! Your site has wonderful photos and useful travel information. I work in sustainble tourism development and keep an eye out for new development initiatives taking place in Peru. Most recently, I have been following the news regarding the proposed cable car project in Machu Picchu and was happy to see a link from your site. The project has been indefinitely suspended my the Ministry of Tourism as of May 2001. I look forward to revisiting your site, Thanks, Elena
Thanks for your Argerich page. I just heard Argerich play the Beethoven 1st concerto in Brescia, Italy (which was also filmed for RAI). The concert the night before at Bergamo (which I was also at) was cancelled before Argerich had a chance to play due to the conductor (Agostino Orizio) collapsing. Orizio's son conducted at Brescia.
just discovered one of your Colca canyon pics on an comercial travel page, hope they asked for permission
you can delete this entry if you want
[Thanks. I've written them, as that (nicely-designed) commercial site didn't even ask and are using my photos as their own main page's header (and claiming Copyright for it ! ), as well as about 7 others of mine, without any clear credit and a link back. If I don't hear from them I'll write their ISP. Thanks again. By the way, send me a working e-mail address as the one you gave here bounces as 'unknown user']
your Martha Argerich home page is not only usefull as you
hope it to be but it is wonderfull and so perfect, too.
Tank you so much for publishing all this precious information
and interesting news about the lovely Martha Aregrich.
I was also very happy to find so manny fotos of the beautifull
Martha on you page.
With very freindly greetings
Your Marthita's page is simply GREAT! Not enough words to describe it.
One small 'linguistic clarification' - the famous Polish song Martha's had been celebrated in Warsaw,
is called in Polish "STO LAT!". 'Sto' means in Polish "hundred".
But did the audiendc really sing it for 30 minutes?!
All the best,
Thank You for sharing with us these incredible photographs. I"m going back to Peru tomorrow, after 14 years.Your internet site has been more than an inspiration to me. I'm traveling alone and everybody was starting to scare me with all their crime stories, but after reading your words I feel really proud of my country and I am looking forward to see for myself all those beautiful places.
email@example.com Huntington Beach, CA USA - Thursday, May 17, 2001 at 14:42:05 (PDT)
Mi web of Machu Picchu. Information, history, photos, maps...
I am a graphic arts student, and happened upon your page which searching (till now in vain) for nice pictures of a South American country for my travel poster project. The photography and subjects were so spectacular, I forgot what I was looking for and admired all the photos, and read all about your trip. I felt like I was really there on those mountains! Don't worry, I'm not going to print your pictures for my project- I have to paint scenes, and was just lookng for ideas-I sure got alot!
After 30 years of yearning... I am visiting Peru and Macchu Picchu this coming year... I receive OAT and Grand Circle Tour catalogues... any other suggestions.. such as other companies, best time to visit in terms of weather...
Thank you for any help......... Kerry
Thank you for the great pics. And to think you did it all with a broken arm. My 16 year old son and I are leaving Good Friday the Thirteenth for Cusco and Machu Picchu, a fiftieth birthday present from my wife. I think I am about as prepared as I can be but would appreciate any last minute tips from recent visitors. Should I partake of tge hot springs? Is cuy asado as tasty as everone says? How much should I believe in the warnings about strangulation muggings in Cusco? Should I drink my pisco sour straight up to avoid the ice? You get the idea. Thanks in advance, Ed.
Thanks for posting these tremendous pictures.
My favorite are the ones of the sacred valley from the long and slow but magnificent bus ride.
Your pictures transported me back there for one beautiful moment. Thanks again.
Nice Argerich site.
The concert schedule misses this one:
august 26th 2001, Amsterdam Concertgebouw
NHK Symphony Orchestra, Dutoit conductor
Prokofjef 3rd Piano concerto
(and Takemitsu (Ceremonial), Sjostakovitsj Symphony 5)
Further info www.concertgebouw.nl
nick van beveren
firstname.lastname@example.org Amsterdam Thre Netherlands - Sunday, April 08, 2001 at 13:47:09 (PDT)
Hi Andrys! Thanks for the wonderful pictures. We spend three weeks in Peru last Xmas and got engaged at Machu Picchu. Unfortunately, our pictures of Pisac, Ollantaytamba and the first few hours at Machu Picchu got lost by the shop that was developing them. Yours are great, is it ok if I download a few? Thanks,
Claartje & Dieuwert (from Holland, living in Chicago)
andry it was a neat lesson on history that i
knew and that i've never heard about. i enjoyed it and the
personal touches that you added to it. thank you for a nice
sunday morning into history.
email@example.com california, usa visalia - Sunday, March, 25, 2001 at
Dear Andry, congratulations to your
lovely website! I enjoyed your photos alot - but seeing as I
spent an exchange year in Arequipa I was a little disappointed
that you didn´t have photos of the town (Plaza de Armas, Plaza
Zela etc.). But you definitely captured the atmosphere of Santa
Catalina beautifully, well done! To everyone else who visits
this sight and hasnt been to Peru: go! It´s as great as it
looks. All the best,
Andrys, you have a great web site. The Martha
Argerich pages are superb. Based on your concert info, I was
able to get tickets to the Carnegie Hall concert on May 20th
with Martha Argerich and Ivry Gitlis, and also tickets for
September 1st in Bonn with Martha Argerich and
I just hope that she shows up for both
concerts. It will be a treat of a lifetime.
My daughter is touring Peru, Bolivia, Chili
and Equador. Your photos helped me to visualize what she sees
on her trip. After she calls or write, I look at guides and
the internet to enjoy her experience with her. Thank you for
all of the work you put into this album.
Is it posible to get some information?My
friends are trying to find a girl in Tucsupaya Alta nearby
Sucre in Bolivia.Is there anyone ho can help me with info
arround this area of Bolivia or knows someone there that i can
Hi im a 15 year old highschool student from
tracy california. I have been to peru many times, my family are
from there. But i have never been to cuzco, Looking at your
pictures, make wonder, that i want to get the oppurtunity to go
there. I was in peru in 2000 on my summer vaction, i was there
for three months, Peru is so big, that theres to many things to
see..... I hope i get the oppurtunity to go to
Just wanted to say that your pictures of
Taquile Island are very well done. We have just completed a
film on tourism on Taquile Island and are trying to find people
who may be interested in getting a copy. The film is 53
minutes in length and was done completely
firstname.lastname@example.org Kawasaki, Kanagawa Japan - Tuesday, March, 06, 2001 at
Excellent information and
photographs. Very useful in helping us plan our trip this
summer to see what it feels like
J & K
Bombay India - Saturday, March, 03, 2001 at 19:10:21
hey andry's,i went to peru last year and fell
in love with a peruvian boy.i have to go back to see him but i
need to work as i don't have much money.do you know anything
about teaching english there,preferably in lima,but other
places are welcome too,and any type of job at all.can you give
me the names of any english schools,i don't have qualifications
but i have heard in many schools you don't need them.can you
give me the e-mail address of jere also,as i would like to ask
him about the university he taught at .thanks
Seeing and reading this has been enough
inspiration for me to make this my next trip...Thanks for your
input. I hope that it will be as beautiful as in your
email@example.com Brisbane, Qld Australia - Thursday, February 08, 2001 at
I was looking for information on the photos I took in May 2000, when I found your great site. Took hours browsing, & it has brought back wonderful memories. One thing I have noticed...no morning mist clouding the ruins...that was fantastic! Can,t believe I was really there. One lifetime ambition fulfilled.
Thanks for the wonderful images and words about Machu Picchu. Hiram Bingham was my great uncle. The Bingham family is planning a reunion tour this summer(to the site) and your web site was well found, as a way to familiarize and excite! Indeed! Thank you for a tittulating preview. Best, Daniel
I am going to Peru in May as part of a team of fundraisers for a charity here in the uk called scope - they help those with cerebral palsy - and also their carers. We are trekking the Inca Trail and I am going to extend my stay by visiting Lake Titicaca (although now I've seen your photos of the condors I wonder if I should be going there instead). I see that you went by train, we've been recommended to travel by bus (organisation of the extension visit is up to the individual), the extension is only for a few days so I will probably head to Puno, is there anywhere that you would recommend to stay? Budget to moderate price range? I enjoyed your site, I was searching for info and happened just to click, I found incredibly informative.
I have been visiting your Argerich-site regularly for a couple of months, and I really appreciate it a lot - it helped me find some CDs and Videos I would not have known about otherwise (I just got the CD from the Festival in Japan, for example). I am a big fan of "Marthita", but also of other pianists as Nelson Freire or Marc-André Hamelin. If only more sites like yours would exist! - Just a suggestion: wouldn't it be cool to set up a site where one could exchange radio-concert-recordings (those that are not commercialised, of course)? I am recording some recitals from a digital radio, and just recorded an Argerich/Zilberstein-recital of last june...
Hi Andrys, you mention some CD's from HMV Japan at the top of your Argerich page...
"The 3 CDs with Accardo (Dvorak, Franck, Schumann) are not available in the U.S."
I can't find any info on them at www.hmv.com.jp. Any ideas?
Thanks David Fox firstname.lastname@example.org USA - Monday, January 22, 2001 at 22:34:05 (PDT) [David, try again under "their full Argerich listing" link.]I've been traveling for a number of years and your site was very much like the captioned photo albums I've done of my annual trips. I'm headed to Peru in April -- hope you don't mind that I intend to try to get some of the same great shots you did. Thanks for the wonderful preview -- can't wait to see it myself!! Jan email@example.com Akron, OH USA - Saturday, January 20, 2001 at 13:45:02 (PDT)This was the first time I was able to enjoy anyone else's photos of Arequipa since I was an exchange student there in 1977. I was there when Elvis died. I would sure love to communicate with the family I stayed with if they ever log on. Maria Elena Castro Diaz, and Rocio Del Pilar Castro Diaz. Are you out there? Lori Campsmore@juno.com West Palm Beach, Fl USA - Tuesday, January 16, 2001 at 17:10:28 (PDT)Hi, Great Website! I am looking for book(s) about the Santa Catalina Convent in Arequipa, Peru.
Can you help? Gracie Coffey firstname.lastname@example.org USA - Friday, January 12, 2001 at 10:37:59 (PDT)Congratulations! the webpage is great
have a suggestion, you have cuzco photos but dont have
Saqsaywaman photos, is near fron Cuzco and you'll see
incredible pictures of that place, if you like, contact me for
great photos of Saqsaywaman Gabriela contar-grafica@cope
tel.com.ar mdp Argentina - Wednesday, January 10,
2001 at 12:47:15 (PDT)i grew up in lima in the 60s and
70s , need a quechua teacher in manhattan . juliae
USA - Monday, January 08, 2001 at 19:15:25 (PDT)Awesome pictures, especially the Machu Picchu ones. My lady loves the llama but I told her the neighbors would scream murder about it, and have you ever tried to clean up after one of those things? Still doesn't stop me from loving those pictures.
Speaking of mess, who's this Valour? Does that mean like he's brave for plugging HIS pianist on YOUR site. Don't some people call that chutzpah, like when you shoot your parents and claim you can't go to jail because you're an orphan? If this Lugansky guy is any good, that's one thing, but Martha is Martha and her pages and Freddy Kempff's are the bomb! Jack Moutouzoffalot USA - Saturday, December 30, 2000 at 22:09:03 (PDT)Happy New Year !
Say, would you consider linking to my page about Nikolai Lugansky if I made a link to your page about Freddy Kempf ?
They both play Rachmaninov ...beautifully. Valour
Thursday, December 28, 2000 at 22:44:40 (PDT) [ Valour, I don't have music links. This will help people find your site though. --ab ] I am from Argentina. Congratulations for you work. It´s really great. I am treveling ti Perú on January 2001, so it was good for me to get more information from your site.
Thank you very much. Natalia email@example.com cordoba Argentina - Tuesday, December 19, 2000 at 05:59:56 (PDT)What a great site! I hope you don't mind, but I'm using one of your pictures of Lake Titicaca for my computer wallpaper tomorrow morning for my homeschooling class of a 13-yr old. We are studying South America, just finishing up with Uruguay and Paraguay, and begin Peru on Friday. What a fantastic tool for homeschooling! I will definitely bookmark this page and see what else you have there! Thanks immensely! Constance <firstname.lastname@example.org> Evansville, IN USA - Wednesday, December 13, 2000 at 23:01:55 (PDT) Thank you so much for this wonderful web site, we are going to Peru Feb 2001 for 18 days. We are Doll Artists from Western Australia and are always looking for interesting people to create our dolls. Thank you again, will be in-touch when we get back. Di DIANE <email@example.com> MANDURAH, W.A. AUSTRALIA - Thursday, December 07, 2000 at 15:26:54 (PDT)Congratulations !!!! Your site is fantastic, very interesting and your photos are amazing ! Now, we know why we want to go to Peru. Thank you.
Cyril and Florence
Switzerland - Tuesday, December 05, 2000 at 13:09:16 (PST)Would love to hear about SURFING in PERU. I hear it is great but don't know which beaches, best time, where to stay, etc. Thanks for your help.
Carol Sanchez Novak <firstname.lastname@example.org>
USA - Thursday, November 30, 2000 at 07:20:26 (PST)Thank you for your Peruvian site. I'm researching Machu Piccu and found your news links very helpful.
USA - Wednesday, November 29, 2000 at 21:52:26 (PST)Dear Andrys, thanks for your always-up-to-date information on Martha Argerich. Any idea where i could hunt out some of those old Italian (EMI) releases? Thanks again. David.
David Fox <email@example.com>
Geelong, Australia - Monday, November 27, 2000 at 17:44:40 (PST)Hello Andrys, my father-in-law and I have spent a very pleasant sunday afternoon following your travels through Peru. I am currently learning Spanish and wish to one day travel to Peru. It has been fantastic to see your photos and your commentary on such a great country. Muchas Gracias.
Geelong, vic Australia - Saturday, November 25, 2000 at 20:54:25 (PST)Hello Andrys, What a pleasure to find your Peruvan web page. I am going on Jan. 5,2001 and am very
excited about it thanks to your narrative and pictures. Thank you very much.
Novi, , Mi USA - Wednesday, November 22, 2000 at 09:55:39 (PST)could you put a picture of perus flag on the website????
uk scotland - Monday, November 20, 2000 at 08:14:00 (PST)Dear Andrys,
Many thanks for your website; thanks to you I was able to find out about the Carnegie Hall concert and last week's concert in Tokyo; it so happened I was arriving in Tokyo that very day, and so was able to (just) make it going pretty much straight from the airport after the flight from Washington. Another wonderful performance, tho' not quite the atmosphere as in Carnegie. The first half of the program was the same as Carnegie, but without the Barcarolle, and she played one solo encore--tho' I didn't recognise it; the second half was the Kreutzer and Debussy violin sonata, with Ivry Gitlis followed by three encores including the second movement of the Franck violin concerto, Kreisler's Liebestod(?), and I think one other, which I can't remember--jet lag was kicking in a big way by then,I'm afraid!).
She is obviously huge in Japan, with her CDs displayed prominently in the major record stores. Apart from the duo piano CD you mention, there is also a new DG Schumann CD with Maisky and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, including the Cello concerto, 5 Stucke in Volkston (op 102), Adagio and Allegro (op 70), 3 romanzes (op 94), Marchenbilder (op 113), and 5 Fantasiestucke 9 op 73). I assume it will be issued in the States soon--but if you want a copy, send me an email before Monday Japan time (16 hours ahead).
Best wishes, and thanks again for your site!
David Robinson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
USA - Friday, November 17, 2000 at 23:54:36 (PST)Hi Andrys: Because I so enjoyed your Peru section before my own trip there last month (and even much more *after* I was going), I thought you might be interested in seeing my own online collection of photos of Peru. Drop me an e-mail if you'd like directions to find them. Kate
near Mt. Shasta, CA USA - Saturday, November 11, 2000 at 16:13:56 (PST)Thank you for one of the most interesting views of this sacred place I have seen to date, it is my wish to travel there sometime soon and feel the mystery in person.
Jim Schneider <JSchnei457@aol.com>
Swansea, IL USA - Wednesday, November 08, 2000 at 17:53:37 (PST)WOW!!! I'm planning on traveling to Peru in July 01.I hope 3 weeks is enough time.Your pics are stunning !!!!Best i have seen Thank you
Mission, B.C. Canada - Tuesday, November 07, 2000 at 02:08:24 (PST)Andrys, Martha is scheduled to play in Taipei on November 23. The official webpage, which I'll send you later, only says that it will be a "piano performance". Nobody is really sure what the format or the content of the concert is going to be yet. Rumor has it she will play solo in the first half and duo in the second half. Solo????? Duo?? With who? Will be interesting to see, for sure.
Bloomington, IN USA - Monday, November 06, 2000 at 18:11:56 (PST)I particuliarly like early Ashkenazy piano recordings.As I am a professional cellist,I have worked in an orchestra when he conducted the concert and played two Mozart concertos.I have met and spoken to him.He is so pleasant and humble considering what a great person he is.
His early 1963 recording of Rachmaninov Concertos nos. 2 and 3 in particular are fabulous musically and technically. He doesn't spoil the music like so many others do. He takes no personal liberties, but plays in the most sensitive and thoughtful way. No rediculous pulling and pushing tempo. Ashkenazy proved that he is a true master and a pleasant person to go with it!
Herbert Hall <email@example.com>
Sidmouth, England - Monday, November 06, 2000 at 16:07:31 (PST)I have just returned from a wonderful trip to Peru. Your photo-diary brings it all back to life for me. Thank you for sharing the beautiful photo's and accompanying text. Peru is a beautiful country of contrast and diversity - the Inca Trail is an experience of a lifetime! I fell in love with the country and it's people and would love to return again one day!
Melbourne, Australia - Thursday, November 02, 2000 at 00:42:05 (PST)Very nice site! I'd like to know who the artist and date of
the boat scene are on your Couperin page.
USA - Tuesday, October 31, 2000 at 12:25:07 (PST)We´re leaving to Peru in two weeks time. Thanks for the informative site!
Tito Kiljander <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Finland - Monday, October 30, 2000 at 05:04:29 (PST)Dear Andrys:
My husband Stephen and I enjoyed very much your Couperin page, and I *loved* the vibes! A beautiful sound befitting some very unusual music. I was very quickly attracted to your superb pictures of Macchu Pichu and other places. How thorough you are! I shall come back soon and really study.
Regina Regina Roper <email@example.com>
San Jose, CA USA - Sunday, October 29, 2000 at 17:35:14 (PST)hi Andry! I am so pleased with your page, I am also Peruvian and I am just here researching for information about Machuppichu, CUZCO and I found your page and I love it. Although I haven't visited none of those places, yet I am hoping to tour this summer.
Karen Zapata <firstname.lastname@example.org>
San Francisco, Ca USA - Friday, October 27, 2000 at 08:57:34 (PDT)We were very fasinated with your pictures. We would like to tour this country in our future. The details on the pictures were beautiful we would of like to seen pictures on the animals and horses, as my husband is a horse man.
thomasand laura Salazar <email@example.com>
san antonio, tx USA - Tuesday, October 24, 2000 at 14:16:29 (PDT)My friend and I are leaving for Peru on Monday. This site was a delight to "stumble" across. The pictures are wonderful and commentary very helpful. Thanks for posting.
Kay Masterson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
CA USA - Tuesday, October 10, 2000 at 13:28:29 (PDT)Thank You!
shaileshkumar n. ingale <http://email@example.com>
solapur, mmaharastra india - Monday, October 09, 2000 at 08:39:40 (PDT)hi!
thanks for showing the rai interview! i am a member of the mco and played this concert with martha where i also took the picture during one of the rehearsals! have fun.......
ny, ny USA - Tuesday, September 26, 2000 at 16:35:16 (PDT)Thank you for such a beautiful and informative view of your trip to Peru. I am going back for the third time and bringing a group with me. This will be the first trip that will begin in Puno rather than focusing only in the sacred valley. Your trip seems to be following the route that we plan to take and I would be very grateful if you could send me the itinerary that you used so that I could get a better idea in planning our trip.
Don DeMercurio <firstname.lastname@example.org>
USA - Monday, September 25, 2000 at 07:33:47 (PDT)It's wonderful to see a spot for Frederick Kempf on your page. I actually started playing the piano thanks to Kempf. It was his performance of Balakirev's Islamey, which I still have on video, which blew me away. Since then, I've practiced for around 10 hours a day every day and managed to get to music conservertoire, and in fact I can now play Islamey! He's a real talent is Freddy, a rarity.
Dean Rickles <email@example.com>
USA - Sunday, September 24, 2000 at 18:12:52 (PDT)Thanks, lil niece....you're always such a good and reliable helper to us poor illiterates... a.nancy
USA - Thursday, September 21, 2000 at 17:17:57 (PDT)Thanks for dedicate a page to peru; my beloved country, i am from arequipa and i have documents that i can share with you if you like, my name is antonio corzo-vargas
tony corzo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
s.l.c., ut USA - Sunday, September 17, 2000 at 02:08:06 (PDT)
[Edited down after I made suggested change.]I'm from peru and I like that some people have a web site from peru valeria <email@example.com>
gardena, ca usa - Thursday, September 14, 2000 at 16:31:26 (PDT)Andrys, your Argerich's page is the opening one of my browser.
I adore Martha Argerich as I am convinced that she is the
"Musical Instinct Personified". A well known sentence says:
"through music you can express yourself".
When I listen to other pianists, these words become rhetorical.
Yes, the world is full of great, fine pianists, but, I feel, they lack
something. Something indefinable. Yes, indefinable. Because
you could discover it only inside the primordial instinct of man:
Argerich is the proof of "DNA-Music" inside our genes; the
pleasure, that her playing arouses, leads you to discover the most
genuine, the most authentic human sensations. I'd say
uncontaminated sensations. All those pianists who aren't able to
show all this, live in a fictitious world, in a world where people
consider speed, force, power as hysteria, uncontrolled-feminine
attitude. But they don't note that 'speed, force, power' are the
foundation of Impulse, 'Aufschwung' to Life! Life exists since
a heart beats. 'Beating' is rhythm. And Argerich's music is so full
of beating rhythm.......During our life, we often need new energies.
And her music knows how and when to give you new ones: listening to
her playing, if you hear any of her sudden 'crescendo'or unforeseen
accelerations, this is a recall to life, which fills your heart with joy.
This is not hysteria. This is the Real Music Instinct.
Acireale (CT), Italy - Wednesday, September 13, 2000 at 12:09:17 (PDT)Hello. I work for a film company in Canada. We are interested in one of your photos of Peru. If you could please contact me via Email so I can give you more information I would be very appreciative.
USA - Wednesday, September 06, 2000 at 14:03:14 (PDT)Your site is informative on a variety of topics. I found myself drifitng from the Argerich interviews (great stuff) to Titanic pages (more great stuff!!) and wonderful photography of Peru (yes.. even more..). The only suggestion I would make is that with so many interesting topics, there might be away to make the navigation clearer. This is not really a criticsm becuase the problem, if it is one, is based on there being so many intersting diversions! The first page does have links to the areas but perhaps a cleaner demarcation... e.g. the music section, the family section, the photography section marked off a little more boldly. Also, perhaps sublinks to those pages can carry into the site as a banner along the bottom.. just a thought.
In any event, you have supplied valuable information and you are indeed a talented and fascinating individual. I wish you the very best. James
James Thomas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Burlington, CT USA - Saturday, September 02, 2000 at 19:39:06 (PDT)A truely inspirational site. Looking forward to our own trip to Peru this October if we can get just one photo as good as your we will be well pleased. We liked the commentary too, not over wordy.
Lisa & David Carroll <email@example.com>
USA - Saturday, September 02, 2000 at 09:11:52 (PDT)HI... ..
I've been reading the chat group for a couple of weeks now and think it's a really nice place.
I, too, share the Argerich bug, and finally saw her in Carnegie when I flew there for the weekend from London.
A non-music friend compared the reception to a pop-concert, and, although admitting a "passing" interest in classical music, sat spell-bound throughout the whole evening... ...
On the Proms thread, please find the URL for the BBC Radio 3 repeat. Also, it was live on TV, and will, no doubt, be rebroadcast at a later date. I watched it with a couple of pianist friends who were rivetted the whole performance. (Admittedly, we did lower the volume for the opening piece, "turn down that nosense", came the shout from the kitchen as dinner was being prepared).
ANyway, I hope you find the above info useful, and I will continue to read the posts...
For your info, I am an amateur classical guitarist, but always dreamed of being a concert pianist!!
Mike Mike Macdonald <firstname.lastname@example.org>
London, UK - Friday, September 01, 2000 at 04:22:58 (PDT)This is the best website that I have seen on
the Titanic. The information is great. But, I am looking for
any information on the song - The Sinking Of The Titanic-
recorded by Ernest Stoneman and The Dixie Mountaineers. I
believe it was recorded in New York City, but I don't know what
year. Please fill free to e-mail me with any information. I am
doing this research for my Aunt. Thanks
Lenox, Ga USA - Monday, August 28, 2000 at 08:58:03
(PDT)Thanks for a wonderful site. We are preparing a
trip to Cuzco etc. and find it very useful and well made.
And the photos are wonderful.
Luca Sonnino <email@example.com>
Buenos Aires, Argentina - Thursday, August 17, 2000 at 06:15:06 (PDT)I made almost the same trip through Peru in February '99. Peru is a great country and I really enjoyed it. Unfortunately you didn't go to Machu Pichu taking the Inca trail. We walked 4 days and it was more than beautiful. I advice everybody to walk to the MP! Greetings from Holland, Bert! Boem Boem
Renesse, The Netherlands - Wednesday, August 16, 2000 at 01:31:00 (PDT)Hi Andrys
I just came back from a marvellous tour in Peru and I found on your site a lot of interresting photos or articles. It will help me to explain my own pictures !
But I think you missed something very important: the Inca trail, which is one of the best experience I made in Peru and in my life!
CHEVALIER Marcel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
CHAVORNAY, Switzerland - Sunday, August 13, 2000 at 07:20:49 (PDT)just visited. Planning visit to Peru. Will come back to your site, looks very comprehensive and useful.
Greetins from Italy
Giancarlo Perini <email@example.com>
Italy - Friday, August 11, 2000 at 07:20:08 (PDT)Very nice website, Andrys. I have a friend who is very interested in So. American travel; I'll send him here.
Gretchen Beck (SFO) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
USA - Thursday, August 10, 2000 at 10:11:25 (PDT)What a fab website !!! I am planning a trip to Peru myself for next September and after seeing your photos it makes me wish I was going tomorrow. I adore your "curious llama" hopefully he or she will still be there when I go.
Thanks for a great introduction to Peru.
London, UK - Wednesday, August 09, 2000 at 03:58:03 (PDT)Andrys,
I love your site, expecially the photo of china, I was there in 1985 as a student.
Rob Andrys <email@example.com>
Fort Myers, Fl USA - Monday, July 31, 2000 at 18:03:36 (PDT)Hello Andrys. Love everything. I want to be there right now. I'm off to Peru next September looking forward to it so much... Dreaming on...
England - Monday, July 31, 2000 at 08:51:34 (PDT)Thank you so much, Andrys! We are going to Peru for a trip of a lifetime in three weeks. I am so glad we found your site! Maybe I can overcome my vertigo by studying your wonderful pictures!
Waycross, GA USA - Sunday, July 09, 2000 at 13:47:40 (PDT)Hello Andrys, I was planning to go to Peru in october 2000... and I have an 'option' on a trip... after your web site... I'll definitively book the trip!!! Thanks a lot for these wonderful pictures and for the informative and enthousiastic way you described your staying there. Very very very nice!!!
The Netherlands - Sunday, July 09, 2000 at 05:19:10 (PDT)I was just reading the 1979 interview again, and I found
something rather strange. Maybe you'd like to check the
source again. Did she actually tell herself that she
could not play the night before the 1965 Chopin
competition? Maybe it was the Queen Elizabeth which
she did not enter?? This is the third section from the
[ Dennis, thanks! I corrected this. --ab ]
Bloomington, IN USA - Thursday, July 06, 2000 at 15:16:19 (PDT)Hello Andrys !
Thank you for visiting my website the other day, and for your helpful advice about dealing with the browser incompatibility problems. I hope you will visit The Nikolai Lugansky Web Site again in future, as I have been adding things to it.
(Your site is very impressive. It must have been a lot of hard work !)
USA - Friday, June 30, 2000 at 17:44:22 (PDT)I'd just like to say that it was the most wonderful site that I have found and I am glad that you gave it to us to share!!
One suggestion though, I think there should be more llamas!!
Fabiola Mendoza <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Canberra, Australia - Wednesday, June 28, 2000 at 02:45:38 (PDT)I had the good fortune to visit M>P> 1996.This site brings back memories that will last me for my remaining years.I recomend to anyone, GO NOW!!before it is spoiled by hungry
tourist promoters.I plan to visit again soon.
USA - Tuesday, June 27, 2000 at 01:22:09 (PDT)I'm planning to visit Peru begin of August and I was gathering some info on "The Web". I found your site and started reading. In my opinion i will read it again and again. Splendid!!! Steven Steenhaut <email@example.com>
Brussels, Belgium - Friday, June 23, 2000 at 04:02:08 (PDT)I hope you've been having a few more Taiwanese visitors in
the last few days. :)
Bloomington, IN USA - Thursday, June 22, 2000 at 12:43:13 (PDT)Andrys, am back at your site for the nth time today. :)
Love it, love it, love it! So...when exactly is Martha
playing in Chicago this summer? I've been trying to find
this information but to no avail. It's not the Ravinia,
but what else could it be?
Bloomington, IN USA - Monday, June 19, 2000 at 17:03:59 (PDT)Wow! What a site(sight)! I think yours has to be one of the best I have seen lately. Your pictures bring back great memories of my trip to Peru in 1994. I hope to return and I highly recommend to other viewers to go. The Andes and the Inca countries are beyond description. Continue the great work! (Hope you visit my site)
Paul Paul Legros <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Maniwaki, Canada - Tuesday, June 13, 2000 at 06:29:56 (PDT)Andrys:[on 05/03/00] "...but I do have an interest in photography, at the snapshooter level..." Yah, right,...with
snapshooters like you, who needs to be a pro. Impressive!!
Daniel Bernstein <email@example.com>
San Francisco, CA USA - Saturday, June 10, 2000 at 20:34:46 (PDT)Found your site last May 99 before my friends and Ileft for our trip to Peru. Have visited many times since to remind myself of the great time we had! Your photos are stunning!
Thank you for sharing them! Cindy /Carbondale, Co. USA
Cindy Sadlowski <firstname.lastname@example.org>
USA - Wednesday, June 07, 2000 at 21:03:07 (PDT)I just returned from 3 weeks of travel in Peru. It is a beautiful country, but the elections made for interesting experiences. I would be interested to know of any firsthand experiences since Fujimori was "reelected". Also, the country and the people are much more beautiful than these pictures could ever show; no offence Andry.
Dan Johnson <email@example.com>
Harrisonburg, VA USA - Wednesday, June 07, 2000 at 17:32:40 (PDT)I have been contemplating taking a trip to Peru and Machu Picchu and after looking at your trip pictures I know I am going. You did a great job in capturing the feel of the place and your narratives were very informative.
Pam Hill Pam Hill <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Marietta, GA USA - Wednesday, June 07, 2000 at 08:36:56 (PDT)Andrys,
The sign in your picture from the Convent of Santa Catalina is in old spanish and reads something like this:
"Blessed is the Sacred Sacrament of the Altar and the Immaculate Conception of Our Lady, conceived without blemish or debt from the original sin. Amen. Jesus, Mary and Joseph.
Thank you for your excellent website, Today I visited for the second time (the first was in December 1999) and I am still amazed by the information there. I am going there with eight friends for a 10 day trip and hope to have as much fun as you had.
Jose Cornejo <email@example.com>
Toronto, Ontario Canada - Monday, June 05, 2000 at 19:34:42 (PDT)THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! My 10-year old son is doing a project on the Incas, and we desperately needed photos of Machu Picchu. We searched the Web, found your site, and got everything and more than we needed. Thanks again!
Oakville, Ontario , Canada - Monday, June 05, 2000 at 16:50:36 (PDT)What a wonderful website! I really enjoyed visiting here. Thank you!!!^^*
by the way,today is her birthday? I don't know.....
I'll seek music calendar just now^^*
tae-jung KIM <firstname.lastname@example.org>
seoul,south Korea, - Sunday, June 04, 2000 at 12:12:41 (PDT)today(6/5)is martha argerich's birthday,is there any event for her birthday party?and is she in good shape now? i also wonder if she would cancel forward-scheduled performance...
at any rate,today is remarkable day in music world,isn't it?
Congratulation,your birthday ,martha!
busan, south korea - Sunday, June 04, 2000 at 09:54:19 (PDT)As a fellow Bay area pianophile who has been out of touch for a few years, I found your website very helpful in getting me up-to-date. It wasn't until 1975, when Martha Argerich's all-Ravel disk was released, that I was able to first experience what, up to then, had been only rumoured. I immediately started working on Ondine (a little difficult to do while completing graduate studies in Math!). Through sites like yours, I have discovered that I am far from alone in my awe for this incredible musician. Keep up the good work!
michael cartier <email@example.com>
santa cruz, ca USA - Friday, June 02, 2000 at 07:16:10 (PDT)This site is very informative for my Peru project i am doing the pictures are great for my powerpoint backgrounds. the info on the cultures is very helpful. Josh <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Grand Blanc, Mi USA - Wednesday, May 31, 2000 at 08:44:17 (PDT)I love the Peru information on your website. I visited here because of a post on rec.travel.latin-america and your site has now made me even more sad that I am not able to visit Peru this year. I'll have to make do with Southern Mexico in 2000 and start saving for Peru for 2001 :)
Machu Picchu is on my list of "must see before I die" and your website has just enforced this. It sounds like you had a wonderful time. Roll on 2001 :)
UK - Monday, May 29, 2000 at 19:33:45 (PDT)Thought your page was great, and decided to add another dimention to your peru experiences. I am a culinary archaeologist, and I spend all my time peruvian amazon. check out : EXOTICKITCHEN.COM
NICK PAINE <email@example.com>
hollywood, ca USA - Monday, May 29, 2000 at 09:58:25 (PDT)Your site is very interesting and informative.
Exactly the kind of information one needs before a trip to peru.
Thak you very much!
- Friday, May 26, 2000 at 18:17:32 (PDT)Sitting at my desk after a very heavy couple of weeks at work thinking about my trip to Peru in 4 weeks. Then ... hey presto ... I'm there. You've brightened up my day. Thanks.
London, UK - Tuesday, May 23, 2000 at 08:30:05 (PDT)AWESOME SITE!!! My daughter had to do a country report on Peru and we stumbled across this site. I don't know who ended up learning more - her or me but the pictures and commentary were incredible and it almost feels like we were there on the trip. Thanks for sharing.
Deb C <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Ballston Spa, NY USA - Monday, May 22, 2000 at 01:49:57 (PDT)Thanks immensely for the inspiring photos/story/links. My husband & I will be in Peru Jul/Aug 2000 for ONLY 21 days, including the Inca Trail & Lk Titicaca as well as mountaineering in the Cordillera Blanca & rafting the Apurimac. Hope we see the places you chronicled. If you're interested, we'll send you scanned photos to reminisce w/ when we return.
Reno, NV USA - Friday, May 19, 2000 at 13:22:46 (PDT)Love your Peru site... It definitely is gonna be my next destination.
Holland - Thursday, May 18, 2000 at 08:21:01 (PDT)Great site for students to learn more about Machu Picchu. My classses enjoyed your trip and your photos are better than anything in our textbook! Thanks for sharing with us.
Diane Richards and 7th Graders at Newbern Middle School Mrs. Diane Richards <email@example.com>
Valdosta, GA USA - Tuesday, May 16, 2000 at 11:47:44 (PDT)Great-great site for a great-great pianist. Thanks Andrys!
Eytan Ipeker <firstname.lastname@example.org>
USA - Monday, May 15, 2000 at 11:31:13 (PDT)Thank you for a wonderful Argerich Page.
I love her playing. For me she is the true pianist. For her technique and speed, yes, but mostly for her dedicated and pure interpretations. I can live with a wrong note here and there as long as there is a real connection with the listener.
In my collection I now have a video of the "Rach 3" with Argerich and Chailly!
It would be nice if you wrote me a few lines. In Sweden there are not so many Argerich fans.
Keep up the good work with the homepage!
/Björn Björn Östlund <email@example.com>
Sweden - Friday, May 12, 2000 at 12:30:05 (PDT)
So I sat here tired, waiting for staff meeting, eyes drooping....and voila' ! I stumbled over the stones of Machu Picchu. Thanks for the pictures. Did I mention, THANKS for the pictures ? And here I am ready to go to my meeting.... J
J Douglas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
FL USA - Wednesday, May 10, 2000 at 11:39:21 (PDT)Dear Andry, I've just discovered your webpage. 7 friends and I went to Peru and especially MachuPicchu in November 1997.....after the fire. Actually, the moisture from the clouds apparently assisted the regrowth; mostly lush and green, although we witnessed spots of charred areas.
I'm honored by your work here. I will now endeavor to collect up my friends (Florida, Carribbean, California, Germany) and bring your webpage to them. We can see, read, talk. You have done us a great service. Thank you, Barbara
PS We'll probably sign your guest book again....collectively and singly. Cheers!
Barbara Kurvers-Hoelscher <email@example.com>
USA - Saturday, May 06, 2000 at 14:41:35 (PDT)nice going stumbled in here while looking for dargies
peter dargie <firstname.lastname@example.org>
shallow lake, ont can - Tuesday, May 02, 2000 at 11:28:25 (PDT)Thanks for taking the time to create this site. I'm headed to Bolivia and Peru May 2000.
Santa Cruz, Ca USA - Sunday, April 30, 2000 at 12:49:16 (PDT)I was doing a school project on Peru and this site was a huge help all the pictures are wonderful and my teacher loved them thanks a lot.
USA - Saturday, April 29, 2000 at 11:21:23 (PDT)I was so very fortunate to have spent time in Peru in Sept99. I stayed primarily in the Lake Titicaca, Cusco and of course the magnificient Machu Picchu. I brought home with me a yearning to return to Macchu Picchu and visit the Nazca area. During my stay at Machu Picchu the Sun God didn't allow display of the site and I brought back very few pictures of the area. I am in need of a picture of Machu Picchu. Your's of it seen from Wayna Picchu (5-24-97) is what I am hoping to obtain. Do you offer copies/negatives of your photos? If so, please advise on ordering and price. If you do not offer this service, please let me know and I will search elsewhere.
Helen Buonviri <email@example.com>
Virginia Beach, VA USA - Thursday, April 27, 2000 at 08:30:20 (PDT)Thanx for your effort, which I stumbled upon while trying to find train/bus connections for Peru. Spent 10 days there September 1999 and going back May 2000 (Spring and Autumn). Fantastic photos.
Chuck Huber <Charles379@webtv.net>
St. Augustine, Fl USA - Wednesday, April 26, 2000 at 07:25:49 (PDT)I stumbled onto your site while looking for information on the Elph 2 camera. What a delight to see your photos and to read your intelligent descriptions. Thanks.
Peter Mueller <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Medicine Hat, AB Canada - Sunday, April 23, 2000 at 14:26:33 (PDT)Thank you very much to share your wonderful trip to my country with all of us, I'm so proud of what Peru have to show to our visitors. I'm not in my country since two years ago, so this photos remembered me how much I miss it. Thanks again and congratulations!!!!!Hope you will be back soon!!!.
Margarita, Venezuela - Saturday, April 22, 2000 at 17:33:26 (PDT)One of the very few sites on the Internet that amazed, uplifted, entertained me. A thoroughly wonderful site. Thank you for making it and sharing it!
lili saeharn <email@example.com>
swansboro, NC USA - Friday, April 21, 2000 at 19:14:05 (PDT) Back to top of this page