I listened to Vieuxtemps Concerto No. 5 three times today...I think that's a record for me. I also listened to Joseph Joachims Violin Concerto, fun stuff. I think I might play Cantabile for a Dance-marathon tomorrow night, haha. Oh well, off to bed.
I listened to the Glass Violin Concerto again and I become even more intrigued. I really like the first movement. This might be wierd, what I "hear" is a big echo and the setting of the echo is a glass cave. It might be because the composer is Glass. lol. Anyone who is reading this and wants to hear it, try this sitehttp://www.naxos.com/newdesign/naxos_cat.asp?item_code=8.554568
It's kind of a fun first movement.
Orchestra was fun. In third hour, the little freshmen and sophmores would
not SHUT UP. So, our teacher with about 10 minutes left said, your
dismissed and stormed out of the room. My senior friends and I looked at
each other and said, yea that sucks. It's a problem if us 3 have to
control the talking in class. Oh well. Jupiter is a funny song. I don't
like the fact that Holst wrote a 2/4 pattern in 3/4, kinda tricky.
I plan to start on my summer recital music after the 30th, state contest.
I get to play Cantabile, Legende, Caprice 16 (Hopefully 14, too), Adagio
by Paganini, and maybe another fun piece.
Tzigane bugs me. I did not like it at first, and now that I know it is a
gypsy style piece I am left even more undecided. I don't think I like
Ravel's "gypsy-style" better than Sarasate's.
The Glass Violin Concerto. Kinda weird. I think I might try it since so
few recordings are out there. 10:20. Im out.
I played my Adagio, from Paganini's Violin Concerto, and the adjudicator gave me a 1! I was really happy, woot! I get to go to state. Yes, our orchestra (it's the last year with a nationally known conductor :[) got a 1+! We played Brahms Academic Festival Overture, and Out of Adullum, written by our teacher. The recording of it will be used to get it published! woot.
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