Week THREE: Share your love! (Watch Party is next week!)
Hello and welcome to the WEEK THREE Main Thread for this challenge!
Alright everyone - this is the thread where we'll all be posting our daily updates.
Twice a week between February 6 - 13 I hope to be reading your daily updates in this very thread right here!
Here is this week's assignment!
Because the WATCH PARTY is next week, February 14th at 11am PT let's do the following this week!
1. OVERALL GOAL: Record your piece!
2. OPTIONAL: say a few words about why you choose your piece, and what you love so much about it BEFORE or AFTER you play! (Before is nice, because then we can listen with a guided imagination through your words!) You can submit two videos (one of your words and one of the music) I will then put them together into ONE video.
3. OPTIONAL: Record your piece at least TWICE! Why? Because we want you to submit your favorite recording, and tell us why you choose the one that you did. Was it because of technical reasons? Musical ones? It is important to practice evaluating your work through words!
I haven’t been able to post more individual variations last week as planned. Here I’m posting the complete piece, however imperfect, just in case I don’t have time to record again. I think I played more musically this time than most, although it’s so so so hard to keep it stumble-free. through the 7 minutes which is the longest I’ve ever recorded at TB. I hope nevertheless this still does enough justice to the brilliance of this composition, and that we may give Czerny more of a hearing as a composer,
Here's my Shostakovich's op87 no7 Fugue recording for the day https://youtu.be/VJK-uqo9MJI
A bit unfortunate that the sound of the final notes got cut off early at the end. Still shaky in places and struggled to keep my mind focus through the entire piece. It's the best I can do today and, after so many takes, now I have to give my brain some rest
I was hoping to post an update earlier but working out fingering for the last 1/4 was harder than I had anticipated, and then life happened. If I have enough energy tomorrow I may try another round of recording.
This piece, to me, is the sound of an innocent joy - like a child wandering through a happy dreamland - light shimmering, sometimes floating, and then soaring into the sky at its highest moment. I first heard this piece on a CD I had to study for music subject in school, felt in love with it then, and again now 28 years later.
Being a fugue is always challenging to play the interwoven voices, and working out the fingering took a lot of time (and the score doesn't provide any). But once that's worked out I find it's easy to get lost in the lovely sound of the piece and it's hard to feel bored practising it.
I hope you enjoy it
I know I haven't been uploading videos. I've been preparing new pieces for competitions :)
But... I leave you with one of the pieces that makes me just love music :) One of the many.
Hope you enjoy!!
https://youtu.be/rTYGtrlL7cs (This is the link for the explanation)