Sunday, January 17, 2010

Done!

The concert is over!

I'm overall satisfied with how I did. My criticisms:
  • I didn't quite make a couple of the shifts (i.e., the shifted-to note wasn't in tune).
  • There is an obvious struggle between the tempo I wanted and the tempo the conductor wanted (mine was faster). This was something I had no control over. I decided I was just going to keep going and let the chips fall where they would. Some of the chips were probably related to my first criticism.
  • My interpretation was pretty basic. There is much more one could evoke from this music.

The good things:
  • My tone was good.
  • Bowing was clean and not wobbly.
  • I felt a connection with the music.
  • The audience seemed to respond well.
  • I was not paralyzingly nervous! It actually was almost fun once I got out there in front of the audience.
So without further ado:

Silent Woods, live in DC

I'd be happy to read any comments. I'd probably be happier to read good ones than bad ones, but constructive criticism is welcome.

5 comments:

clp150 said...

I'm glad you posted this. This is very good! It appears that all of the work you put into this paid off. It is quite a lovely piece and your performance certainly did it justice.

Harriet said...

Thank you!

pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

It's beautiful. Thank you for sharing it. I did not notice any of the things you criticized. And the fact that you didn't feel paralyzingly nervous is a hugely wonderful thing. Well done!

Anonymous said...

Beautifully presented, Harriet.

LL

Anonymous said...

Wow, your solo was lovely, Harriet. I'm sorry I wasn't able to attend the concert--thanks for recording it. Next time ...

-Carol