When I was 12, in my first year of junior high a trumpet pal asked me if I would accompany him at All-State. I played piano (poorly).
While waiting in the practice area prior to the audition, I heard this faint but wonderous sound down the hall. I followed that sound to one of the practice rooms with the door slightly ajar where 2 violins and piano were playing this most beautiful music. Especially the violinists. I could only listen at most 2 minutes but how unforgettable the way the two violins interacted. Many thoughts occurred to me:
"That was so fabulous.
I wonder what it would be like to be one of those violin people. They get to play the coolest stuff.
What was that piece? I wonder...."
Well, wonder no longer.
Earlier today I got the same amazing, goose-bumpy feeling as long ago when I had my first attempt at Violin I of the 1st movement of the Bach Double with my teacher at lesson. I was laughing inside and some time outside the whole lesson.
My attempt was pretty terrible but, still, aren't some things worth waiting 52 years for?
Good for you! No matter how accomplished you become the "Bach Double" will remain wonderful music to play or hear.
Same here, Mary. That and Symphonia concertante (Mozart) are two of my favorites.
Your story is inspiring. I hope one day I will have the same experience. The one that awed me and pushed me to violin was the Prelude of the Partita III. I am looking forward to have that happiness you felt when finally you played your dream piece.
Thanks for the tips on the Mozart, gentlemen.
Lovely Story! Thanks for sharing.
Wonderful story! I believe it is quite uncommon to have an experience like that - you are very lucky indeed!
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