Written by CARLA LEURS
Published: January 24, 2005 at 7:34 PM [UTC]
But being in Ilya's appartment has proven to be a nice place to be sick. He has incredible recordings, and I was so happy to see Mr. Silverstein's Bach recordings. Joseph Silverstein has been a great influence on how I play and think about Bach. I remember having some lessons with him at the Verbier Festivalwhere he really encouraged m o start thinking outside of the box. It was my first encounter of real romantic violinist (his sound is so sweet) who had had done true research into Baroque playing and ornamenting and came up with his own uniue interpretation. And he helped me find my voice in Bach. Often I still don't know what or how, but Mr. Silverstein made me curious to all the different opinions out there and I am very greatful for that. Before that I just thaught, I am a romantic violinist, this is how I am supposed to play Bach. If I were a baroque violinist I would not play it like that, but I am not...
Actually I really appreciate Ilya's (Gringolt) recording of the Bach as well, just because of that. The fantasy he uses, is really incredible.
Tomorrow I have my first lesson with Mr. Perlman, I'm excited about it! And I also finally have a place to live. It is a little bit more expensive than I wanted, but herefor I will have my own bathroom, which is nice. It is right around Columbia UNiversity, so lots of cool places to eat and hang out, a library right around the corner and only a 10 minute ride from Juilliard. I was already afraid I would not find anything at all!
Wel,, I retreating back to bed with some hot tea with honey and another vitamine c pill. Hope to write you soon in better spirits!
Hope you feel better!
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