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A weekend of Music

October 8, 2006 at 7:04 PM

Well, the wedding yesterday went well. We didnt' even get to the Telemann. We did a bunch of Mozart duets that took up more time than we'd planned. It was windy and our clothespins weren't adequate. We all know how that story goes. Our playing was miraculous considering that. My scroll spent most of it's time holding the left page in place. It was fun. And I enjoyed spending time with one of my best buddies making music. And seeing all of my family.

Today is kind of a "blah" day. I actually have energy and motivation to do all sorts of things, but the world feels so quiet and stagnant and beautiful that I don't want to disrupt it. Crazy. I think I will walk over to the college and see if the doors are open, and practice orchestra music. I have a week to learn the parts to the Wagner overtures, Verdi, Porgy and Bess excerpts, a Howard Hansen. And whatnot. A week should be enough if I get going.

I have been asked to solo with a community orchestra in the area. I am excited! I've never done that before, but feel like it is a perfect time in my life for that. It hasn't been a goal, but all the same, it will be fun and fullfulling, I think. It isn't until next fall, and they don't want all of the movements of whatever concerto we work out...or piece. My immediate thought was Mozart, with cadenzas. But who knows? Basically, I was flattered and my confidence raised a nothc and a half.

On Friday night another friend came over. We all caught up on news and then had an idea...Tamar had her cello, and I own a violin and a viola (my other friend's instrument). So we read through some trios. It was so much fun, and stimulating. One of hte pieces we read, I'd never played before, and it turned out to be a very nice trio piece (Hummel). That was productive, because now I know what it is and that it is useable.

Well. Time to break open the day.

From Pauline Lerner
Posted on October 9, 2006 at 5:34 AM
I'm glad you had such a good weekend. I'm generally happiest when I'm playing music, too.

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