Alright, I've had a lot of requests to see/hear proof of the recital I did back in February. Here you go!
Lots of things to share today which I will do in point form.
How to write a fugue on a pop hit: want to write a fugue
Pictures from my latest musical participation:
Trio Accord weekend
Me playing Wieniawski the day after I sprained my hand:
In the words of woody woodpecker...."that's all folks!"
Well, 2/3 are done! That's like, .6667 percent of my auditions done! which means there's only .3333 left to go. In another 6 weeks, I will know where I will be moving in August. The future is bright and scary and incredibly exciting now if I can just keep it together and maintain my cool until after April 14th though with global warming cool seems hardly a possibility.
Nothing like turning pages for an entire Shostakovich concerto at 9am to get your day started!
Then follow that up with a Debussy Sonata and you pretty much are gaurenteed to be awake by time you walk off the stage if you weren't before. Petrified and wired with terror. But apparently page turning goes better for me in the mornings. I didn't miss any page turns, the music didn't fall off the piano, I didn't turn two pages at once at any point. It was a success! And what did I gain from this experience? The knowledge that the Canadian Tim Horton's at 8 in the morning is an absolute cult (I kid you not - 16 cars waiting in line in the drive-through) and a Philip Glass disc of his 2nd and 3rd symphonies!
Thanks for all the sympathy when it comes to my hand you guys. And Emily, thanks for the "spam", you really are a great writer and make a person think about things. And smile. And laugh! For those of you who asked, I injured my hand in the most unglamorous way possible. A chair. Yes, I banged it on a chair as I was walking from my kitchen into my office/music room. And no, I'm not a wimp! I have a very high pain tolerance and after a couple of days, enough was enough and I went to emergency to make sure I hadn't broken anything.
Alright, time for a "profound" moment. *please stay tuned, we'll return right after a short break!*
Spring break is upon us and this means - time off! Time off what? Teaching. My students are traveling abroad..Maui, Mexico...basicly places that are warmer than here. We are going for profound here though and I'm not sure I'm acheiving that.
I'm going to grab some toast, ponder profundity and come back in comfy clothes then be profound. Yeah!
Alright, I'm back with toast and tea.
There. Wasn't that profound?
(I'll try to be more interesting next time around)
*cries* how appropriate....university auditions and the day before they begin, I sprained my hand. :(
I've done one....2 more to go... wish me luck!
PS - Emily Grossman - how is it that you come up with these awesome blog entries that somehow manage to attract tens of posts?!
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