The Indy semifinal day 2, what a afternoon
September 8, 2006 at 10:39 PM
May be I m prejudiced, may be I don´t have the appropriate words, but Simone Lamsma´s repertory in The Indy bring me a lot of memories, mostly my childhood, when I saw a violin for first time.
At 8, my father bring to my home, in a little town, in Venezuela Midwest, a lot of LP, with a weird music to me, composers like Beethoven, Haydn, Boccherini, Prokofiev etc, dad´s idea was that his children must heard this LP and possibly they were a best humans beings.
I only heard in this time pop rock, salsa and others latin songs, but classic, no way.
Some boring afternoon I picked one of this LP, the most famous, Beethoven Eroica Symphony with Von Karajan, remember that only like 3th movement scherzo, next I picked another, I saw a man with a violin, your weird name, Yehudi Menuhim, with another man, a pianist, your name Wilhem Kempf, wow what a sounds in this duo, violin and piano sonata #7 Op. 30 remember, this music in beginning scare me, was so intense but the next movement was so sublime and the next was really beautiful and interesting, this sounds engage me forever.
Due this I loved this piece, may be I owe it all than I must be in my entire live, due this Im really expect about Simone Lamsma´s recital in the Indy competition, with another piece that I heard days after Beethoven auditions, was a old fashion LP, with a enigmatic name, Josef Szigeti and another no less enigmatic, a Russian, Sergei Prokofiev.
My father say me that Prokofiev was the composer in some movies that he saw when study in Cuba, well the same duo in this LP, violin and piano, and another sonata, in this case Sonata #1 Op. 80.
This work over impressed me, I has a lot of nightmares with, but I dont know what like me, may be that weird sounds, mysterious and nasty sometimes but another ones was brilliant.
There are evident my favorites sonatas and I so grateful with Simone Lamsma that played in one recital, IMO really good, but im speechless in this moment, may be later I can express my sorrow about this, I only say thanks a lot for this great moment that bring me the most beautiful memories when I decide be a musician and violinist.
Muito Bem, Luis. Voce fala inglais muito bon! Voce comprendo portuguese? Talvez, non, mas eu penso que eu devo tentar. It's incredible to me that someone halfway around the world away from me can feel the same way about a Beethoven Sonata that I do.
P.S. I speak much worse Portuguese than you do English.
Moito Obrigado (Thanks a lot) Kimberlee, this sonata mark me and is beautifull share this with others musicians and violinists, enjoy Kobayashi´s version in minutes.
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