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Weekends in Hotels

January 19, 2007 at 5:24 PM

I'm getting up slowly this morning...( that a deviation from the norm?)...listening to Bartok quartets. And periodically wandering from room to room spraying bleachwater on moldy surfaces. I'm burning some very hippie-smelling incense to cover the smell. We are moving in a month or a small inexpensive rental home. I've not lived in a HOUSE for so long!!! This week will be spent looking at prospective residences.

My husband was going to complete a music minor this semester....american history in music or something of the likes. He got to his classes and had a major disappointment. The first was that they placed him in 20th century music history, which is a graduate level class, with a few seniors. I had a sneaky suspicion that this was the class...but I didn't check up on it. He doesn't really read music, but he is extremely intellegent (I'd say mensa level smarts), and very knowledgable in music history. But that was not a class for him. Reading scores? Then the second dissappointment was that the minor isn't even offered anymore due to lack of interest. I felt so bad for him, and slightly guilty, since I'd incouraged this decision, and been equaly excited about it for him. Oh well.

I have a symphony rehearsal tonight and performance tomorrow. Beethoven 7. I haven't gone over the music extensive-style since the rehearsal last weekend, since it went well. That's not good behaviour for a professional, so I will go through it before heading out this afternoon.

The recent thread on starvign musicians has had me thinking. For me, a big part of my career as a performing orchestral musicians means hotel weekends. It now takes me about 20 minutes to pack everything from concert clothes to instrument stuff to my collection of hotel room comforts like candles and air freshner and smelly goods.

Anyone have a suggestion about ordering scores for solo study? For playing with an orchestra? I want to know the orchestral score to the dvorak romance inside out. Should I order a full score, pocket sized maybe, or not? Where would be a good place?


From Tom Holzman
Posted on January 19, 2007 at 6:43 PM
Good luck with the house. With respect to the scores, do you really need something more than the piano reduction? You may have some difficulty finding a full score (or one at a decent price). Perhaps you could get one out of the library at the university where your husband is a student?
From Stephen Brivati
Posted on January 19, 2007 at 9:01 PM
get a pocket score. Don't like Dover uch. They tend to be veyr sall print. The advantage of a small score is you can carry it around. Any decent music shop can order one.
Or check out the big online publishers
From Terez Mertes
Posted on January 22, 2007 at 2:35 AM
Oh, OUCH on the disappointment for your husband. Hope it all works out in the end.

And I have a confession - I LIKE that bleach smell (particularly in old bathrooms). But I'm such a bad housekeeper, it's not one that you smell often in our house. Hope you find a good new residence, tho!

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