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jennifer steinfeldt  warren

Guilty of sluring the easy way out.

October 2, 2006 at 9:01 PM

I've spent the last hour and a half working around some Telemann Canonic Sonata movements. A friend (cellist) and I am playing them next weekend at my sister's wedding.

And it has been aggrivating to say the least that these "simple" sonata movements have illuminated various clunki-nesses in my bow articulation.

I tried to find a recording of them, but I can't figure out what they were originally written for. Recorders? The violin duo canonic sonatas aren't the same as these. Anyway. It doesn't matter, because I have a good idea of how they are SUPPOSED to sound. I've even played them before, with another violinist for fun.

Oh, how I wish to go back to Prokofiev or Regar or Walton, instead of beating this Telemann again. But...I will not rest until it sounds light and fresh like it needs to. And I'll erase my pencil marks which I put in for slurs, but really don't sound stylistic that way. It was the easy way out, and now I feel guilty *gulp*.

So. At least I got the fleas out of the house today and off of the cats last week. That was a major accomplishment, leaving me weary for practicing. Or really needing it, one or the other!

Telemann, here I come! YAAAARRRGGGHHHHAAAHHHH!!!

Jennifer Warren

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