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Natasha Marsalli

End the perverted thread

May 25, 2006 at 12:43 PM

Hello all!
My last post had a thread that was beginning to get...perverted. Too many rabid teenage females on this site, I'm afraid. ;-) And yes, Linda, that sculpture is a ton of French Horns that have been sliced in half and recoiled about each other.

The local newspaper wrote a review about our performances: http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2006/may/23/review_concert_kids_phil_delight_all/?neapolitan
This review is a big improvement from last year, where the reporter was more fascinated with the kid in front of her than my performance. I'm still not very happy, but I think it's a rule of thumb: never like critics.

Today, I will hopefully take my history final. My last final of tenth grade. All I'll have left after that are two math tests and some laboratory work for Biology, both of which are easily accomplished compared to our monstrous history exams that take all freakin' day. I hate history.

I've been getting all my camp stuff ready. My parents keep putting off filling out the forms, and it's driving me crazy. I don't want to keep whining, but honestly, they never get those things done! All year, I've had to whine and b to get them to grade my school papers, fill out forms, etc. I'm sick of it! If only I could od it all myself. ):-(

I started working on the Viotti too. I don't think the concerto itself is as hard as the Kabalevsky was. The cadenzas are definately going to be a challenge though. Although I don't like it as much as the Kabalevsky, I do like it a lot, and, as I usually find, I'm liking it more and more as I continue to play it. I also think I'm doing a pretty good job, grasping the style. I've never performed a classical concerto, so it's something new for me. It's a nice break from the romantic period though, before I break into the Symphonie Espagnol in the autumn. Also for the summer, I have the Kreutzer Sonata to work on, since I told a friend I would take on the first movement. Ah yes, it will be a busy summer. But fun. :-)

~natasha

From Sydney Menees
Posted on May 25, 2006 at 4:07 PM
Sweet! That's awesome to have a review about you!
From Karin Lin
Posted on May 25, 2006 at 6:11 PM
Congrats, Natasha? How come you didn't like the positive review? Too many comments about non-musical stuff?
From Natasha Marsalli
Posted on May 25, 2006 at 6:43 PM
Oh, I just don't like the reporter. She tells everyone they did a good job, really, so...yeah, that doesn't mean much. And, I dunno. She doesn't really comment a lot on the music. For instance, in another review of a concert she did, she literally talked more about the flowers the performers got than the music. Everything's appearance to her.
From Linda Lerskier
Posted on May 25, 2006 at 7:01 PM
Wow. French horns... who would have thought of it?

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