June 20, 2008 at 6:53 AMBorodin, Bruch, Bach & Beethoven
All the pieces I've been playing this past week are "B" composers.
For myself, I'm playing the Bruch Romanze and Bach Cello Suites - again. Summertime is a time to cycle back to pieces that I've played a number of times to work on some of the finer nuances.
Then, for my quartet group, we played Borodin #2, and Beethoven Op. 18 #3 tonight. Both were a sight read for me. The Borodin was a sight read for all, with another surprising viola solo worked in there somehow. Both were very fun to play.
Other news: I got a call the other day from the Williamette Falls Symphony (a CO in Oregon City). They needed another violist. So, orchestra season is not quite over for me yet. We are playing the 1812 Overture (a 3rd time for me), Finlandia, the Magic Flute and "some marches". Doesn't seem so difficult, which is good since I can only make 3 rehearsals (maybe) before the concert on this short of a notice.
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