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June 1, 2006 at 12:43 AM

So, after my long practice time yesterday of half an hour, I decided I really need to kick things into gear this summer if I want to get anything done. So, I practiced a lot today... and didn't get much done, lol. Ugh, I need to get focused. During the school year, I got about 2 to 3 hours in a day, but now, in the summer, I am having trouble getting organized.

Anyways, I'm listening to the Montreal Competition right now. At the moment, JinJoo Cho is in the middle of the prayer movement of Shostakovich.

I like the piece. I've heard it once played by Oistrakh, another time last night when Ms. Kamio played it, and now a third time with Ms. Cho.

I had to get a shower at 7:30, so when I started listening, Elizaveta Shnayder from Russia was in the third movement of Sibelius. From what I heard, she had a few technical issues. I don't know how strong her first and second movements of Sibelius were, though.

From Pratik Desai
Posted on June 1, 2006 at 1:05 AM
Jinjoo Cho rocked the Shostakovich! I really, really enjoyed her performance... wow...

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