Thanks so much everyone for commenting on my attempt to play this piece. It was a big one!
KeMe wrote: Oh, my heavens child, when is you next concert scheduled? I want a ticket on the front seat because I want to see what it looks like to see fingers fly.
Thank you very much for your generous words Kay, but to be honest I've never played this piece to even a small audience, (
) because I don't feel I have as much control over it as I would like and this is what contributes to the finger slips and the rushing.
I've often heard it said that to play a piece successfully in a concert one has to to be able to play it well over 100%, to allow for nerves etc. I believe strongly that this is true - and as I'm hard on myself I strive to this aim. Maybe one day I'll do it................
owl wrote: I'm impressed... you played this with great verve... who cares about a few finger flubs, you got in there and put out the music
Thanks Owl, glad you appreciate my efforts to put this music out there.
"There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy.
By being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world."
Robert Louis Stevenson