Sunday, September 23, 2012

Another recital, another Bach recording

This afternoon I played on another AMSF recital, which was held at a church in Northwest DC. It was a gorgeous fall day, and the sun lit up the stained glass windows in the sanctuary in a comforting way. The piano was a very nice Kawai baby grand, easy to play and responsive.

My husband took this photo of me as I was trying out the piano before the recital:

He also served as audio engineer:

My evaluation of this: though I definitely rushed in a number of places, and I hit a few wrong notes here and there, overall I think I got the idea. It doesn't meet my criteria for being fully learned because I haven't memorized it, but I will add it to the list on the side anyway, and if life allows it maybe I will be able to revisit it in the future.

P.S. No shaky foot this time. Heel down! Move from the ankle! Got it!


Nancy M. Williams said...

Congratulations Harriet! The sound is really beautiful in both Prelude and Fugue, different, more translucent, I think, since you started studying with Matt Harre. And I was impressed by the contrast in dynamics you achieved. I find that so difficult when performing. It was very inspiring to listen to this. Nancy

Harriet said...

Thank you, Nancy, and thanks for listening.