April 2008

Fun with Kreisler

April 16, 2008 13:14

Many years ago, my teacher, Marion Turner, told me: "you should not play only immortal masterpieces. It would be good to play music that is cheaper, but quality cheap, like an Italian-designed blue jeans." Back then, it was a reason for playing Saint-Saƫns.
Acting again on that advice, I bought myself a collection of Kreisler pieces yesterday. And it's marvellous fun, apart from the minor problem that I cannot yet play them! I'm too rigid for my own good: that's what I get from all that Bach. Did I hear anyone say prunes?
If any of them starts to sound halfway decent, I'll keep you posted. Be warned.

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