Do you ever run across this scenario? I am currently trying to improve my performance of the preludio to Bach's third Partita by playing it for smaller crowds, since I get horrible performance anxiety. I play my piece, and then one of my listening friends asks me if I will play a fiddle tune: "Do you know 'The Devil Went Down to Georgia'?" I groan in response.
I have played fiddle tunes for years for recreation, and have been working hard to achieve more on the violin, yet the only thing my audiences seem to want to hear is fiddle tunes.
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