March 30, 2012 at 2:17 AMIt was the very first concerto I ever learned to play. I vaguely remember playing it for an audition (though I did not realize it at the time) for the Sewanee Summer Music Festival back in, ummmm... the last century.
When my teacher suggested it as my next piece to study, my first thought was "really? A child's concerto?" My second thought was "maybe this time around I can really do it justice".
After nodding my agreement, she pulled out her old faded, well used copy and began playing. I hummed along for a few measures and before I knew it, I was playing along with her, barely glancing at the page. How is it possible that after (garble garble) years I still have that piece memorized? This should be easy, right?
Then a third thought occurred to me... simple does not mean easy...
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