In about six weeks, I play Lark Ascending with my community orchestra. Today I did a performance with piano. This was basically unrehearsed -- the pianist was sight-reading and we ran it once immediately before the recital (my teacher's studio recital, i.e., me and a bunch of kids).
I was far more nervous than I thought I would be, and there are a bunch of WTF moments where I have no clue why something went off the rails (even if not always audible, like where I play fingerings and bowings that were unplanned), since most of those places aren't difficult. And my teacher notes that I tend to play sharp when I'm nervous -- he thinks it's something that happens in my brain/ear rather than a physical thing. (There may be a physical element involved as well this time, since I have a sufficiently bad cold that my congestion has by and large blocked my left-ear hearing, but I think this is only a vague contributing factor.)
I'm interested in your critiques and commentary. I've put about 25 hours of practice into this to date, and I'll probably put in about another 25 hours over the next month, and I want to use that time efficiently on whatever will make the biggest impact in terms of impression on the audience.
Here's the YouTube video: https://youtu.be/TlJDG2hJFF8
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