Monday, September 20, 2010

Not practicing!

Ok...I know this is an old rant...and I won't spend long on it. But I'm sick of students not practicing!!! And then you have to practice in their lesson and make them play things 50 times and then they get bored...as do you...and well...yeah. I guess it's karma for never practicing in my own piano lessons...?

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Brahms - Piano concerto n°2. Mov 3 (part1)



Tonight was the opening concert for the Utah Symphony. My aunt was unable to use her tickets so they came to me. The program was fantastic...Beethoven 6 and Brahms 2nd piano concerto (which is one of my all time favorites). It was really wonderful and while I knew what I was getting into with the Brahms, I was reminded yet again why I adore this piece. This is the beginning of the 3rd mvmt. It really is some of the most stunning orchestra/piano collaborative music ever written (in my humble opinion). And totally worth finding the second part on youtube. Great start to the season!

Also...can anyone answer me why happy peasants always have to dance in 6/8? :)