Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Such a slacker

I've been a bad blogger. My excuse is that the "kinda fried" conditions have been continuing, with some health issues interspersed (though I'm fine now).

I've been practicing both instruments, though dividing my time between them is slowing me down considerably.

We went to hear András Schiff this past weekend. This was his rescheduled concert from last fall, that was canceled because of Hurricane Sandy. The original program, as you may recall, was Book II of the Well-Tempered Clavier, but what we heard the other night instead was all of the French suites plus the French Overture (not really an "overture" but a long, grand, multi-movement piece).

He did a beautiful job with these, of course, though hearing them all together was a bit much. I agree with this very positive review in the Washington Post:

Andras Schiff Delivers Immaculate Unvarnished French Suites

Other than that, my music life has been Bach, Brahms, Bartok, and Schumann in my practice room, plus teaching my cello students every week, plus my piano lessons. I guess that's a lot to be doing!

But anyway, I'm still here. I'll try to think of something more interesting to say next time.

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