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Good 'ol J.C.

October 19, 2006 at 10:48 PM

How do you put a .jpg file inside of a blog that is from your computer, not the internet? Hmmm. Anyway. Today's audio file *grin* is J.C. Bach's C minor viola concerto, Adagio molto espressivo.

I'm almost afraid to post Bach, after my rantings on a thread... I realized the extreme high level of performance going on in the hands of some v.commies and wonder where in the world I get the guts to post a home-made audio file??? He he.

Especially as this one goes against something that was a really bad practice of mine when I was a teenager. I think I was 13? Murray State University was in the town I lived in. I was allowed to go to the Studio class once a week with the college students. I would perform at any given opporitunity. I didn't have a teacher at the time, and I suppose that is how it even happened that I would bring in totally random pieces of music to play in front of an audience of violinists who I think humoured me. They couldn't have seriously taken me serious....I remember one specific time; I brought book 5 Suzuki PIANO in, and played the right hand of one of the Beethoven Sonatas. I think it was Beethoven. Anyway. I didn't have much distinction as to what was appropriate to play. Music was music to me. The instructor took pity on me and gave me some free violin lessons until we moved away. On the condition that I would play ONLY music that he prescribed.

But I am still plagued by the idea that things can be played partially. Like this Bach. Who puts up a concerto on the internet, without the piano or orchestral part? I'm not being stuck up, for real! Thinking "me me me". I play this piece when my heart is full. It isn't coached or dissected. This was part of my Dad concert. Anyhow. It is such beautiful music.

I would hate to be the composer "you know, Bach's son". Especially if my last name was Bach! "Oh, it isn't the real Bach, it is J.C. Bach". Wow. I think if my father was Bach, I'd have taken up automechanics.

Anyhow. This is my last blog for a few days (I hope), because I need to really focus now on the upcoming orchestra concerts.

Did the t-shirts ever materialize? I want to wear one to orchestra. He he. I'm hopeless.

K. Happy weekending to all!
Jennifer Warren

From Richard Hellinger
Posted on October 19, 2006 at 11:03 PM
When you click "add a blog entry" on the right hand side you'll see "upload a picture". Do that (yes you can do this with .jpg's.) And then when you go back to add a blog entry the uploaded picture will be shown (as a link) on the right hand side of the screen. Then at the bottom it gives HTML directions for putting that image in you blog, just follow them... hope it helps!

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