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May 10, 2006 at 12:00 AM

I keep checking my e-mail about every hour to see if I have received anything from Mrs. Respess, the ASO violinist in charge of Franklin Pond.

I doubt I made it because of my audition and because of the level of the kids I was competing with, but there is still a glimmer of hope in me that they will pick me for one of the "easier" quartets (that plays Mozart or Haydn).

Even if I did get a rejection e-mail, it would be better than sitting around hoping for a response.

Anyways, I started work on the first movement of Bruch No.1 yesterday. I am re-learning it. I have trouble understanding how I thought I could play it a year ago, when in fact I couldn't. So, I basically have looked at little pieces... mostly all of the chord sections that I know I will have trouble with intonation. Then, I'll go through all of the "fast" stuff that I need to practice slowly and build my way up.

My Kreutzer and Schradieck etudes are almost ready to be played, and my lesson isn't until the 17th, so that will give me plenty of time to work on Bruch, and at a comfortable pace, I might add.

Bruch can actually be a nice concerto to play or audition with seeing as though a lot of kids can't play it well their first time through.

Speaking of auditions, my next major one isn't for a few months, so I'll have some chill time. This past month has been kind of hectic, preparing for AP exams and all... speaking of which I have one tomorrow and I have to be at school before 7:30am, and I live an hour away from my school.


I miss sleep.

off to practice, I go.

From Sydney Menees
Posted on May 10, 2006 at 12:17 PM
Wow, I'm working on the Bruch, Kreutzer, and Shradiek (or however you spell it, we call it schreklich) too! Also a few other things, but still, that's pretty cool. And - to top it off - I had to take one of those lovely four hour AP exams.

It's a wonderful life :-)

From Donna Clegg
Posted on May 10, 2006 at 12:56 PM
I'll keep my fingers crossed for you & Franklin Pond. Good luck on all your other endeavors. I hope to go to the ASO concert Sunday afternoon to hear Cecylia Arzewski solo. She had an amazing write up in the AJC last week.

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