Hi. On holiday I met Mozart himself who was promoting his Kugeln. Also I met my new girl-friend.
I think Andre Rieu would like this foto of the Walseking of the golden statue of Johann Strauss. It was very difficult to take a foto without Japanese or Amerikan tourists who were swarming around this foto-populair statue. More statues of composers later.
In Budapest I first sat in a Trabant in a park with statues from the communist period. Later on I drove in a real Trabant from the owner of a bar behind a railwaystation near the Balatonlake
For the holiday I was in Wien and they had Mozartkugeln and a sort of flat Mozartkugeln, called: Mozarttaler.
The last 3 rehearsal before the summer in one of my amateurorchestra I sat alone at my desk. A woman in her 50-ies who sits normally next to me suddenly got her husband, a lawyer of 56, on the telephone. He rang her on the phone in his car next to the highway to tell her that he wanted to cancel an appointment with a client, because he did not feel well. The next time she rang him back, she got already someone of the ambulance on the phone, told someone of the orchestra. He had a stroke in the brain and some days later he dies. He left 3 children, the youngest 17, still living at home. I wrote her a colondolatoryletter.
Last sunday I was with my parents in the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam (during the world soccer final, but Holland/Orange was not in the final) and we heard the violinconcerto's 2,3,4 of Mozart. The day before he had played Mozart 1,5 and Symfonia concertante. I new all these 3 violinconcerto's, which I had heard during the semi's of the Elisabeth competition. I have played number 5 with soloist and number 4 during 2 rehearsals (one rehearsal with the soloist). Soon I will play number 3. My parents only know number 4 and hear 2 and 3 for the first time.
I played in May with the amateurorchestra Capita Selecta the violinconcerto of Barber with soloist Jurjen Soeting in Bruton and in the cathedral of Bath in England. Here a foto of me during an rehearsal of the orchestra in the memorial hall (with the names of the death of the 1th and 2th World War of Bruton on the drak wooden wainscot on the wall, as you can see on the first foto)of the highschool of Bruton. It was quite cold, so I played with a coat. Some one else took some pictures, during a free-nonrehearsal day of a statue of Mozart and put it on internet with some other foto's ofhis/her time in Bruton. I have not seen this statue in England, but Mozart also plays violin with his coat on.
Yesterday I had my last violinlesson from Natasja van Doesburg http://www.vioollessen.nl before the holiday. It was very hot wheather, so I put my head 2 times under a water-tap to cool down. In thoses lessons I learn bowing techniques from Sevcek (green book number 6) and changing from strings Kreisler etudes number 10. Also the difference between forte (to the bridge and pressing with your right hand pointing finger)and piano (from the bridge).
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