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Yeah, it is a terribly difficult piece. I personally, find it being very uncomfortable with a lot of very uncomfortable shifts needed...
The performance went quite well. The first movement unfortunately was very dirty from my side (I did lots of intonation mistakes, as I lose intonation and power in the bow when I get extra nervous) but probably the "feeling" was there. I am a bit embarrassed for all the errors I did. The second movement, first 6 bars I did mistakes in my phrasing, which made the most sensitive introduction too rough, which I find being the worst part. The third movement had also some dirty passages 🙂 Keeping intonation during stress, that is much, much more difficult that otherwise! 🙂 But overall, I think it went well 🙂 Its scary when one records concerts!!! We will try to rerecord it with better placement of the microphone again 🙂
Thats a great advice! I will definitely try it next time. We only got one recording more of the first movement. So I had three to chose between:
-one very clean, with nice tone but terribly boring.
-one very adrenalined from concert, with nice phrases, but some terribly obvious mistakes and false notes.
-one quite energized, but with a few ugly false bars from my side, one at the sensitive end, but otherwise quite good.
We picked the third version, and took the risk to upload it to our Facebook and Youtube pages...no violinists said a word about it...but they commented the paintings 😀 (baaaad sign)
I have to admit I am not very good with performing. The last hour before a performance, I am always pale, life scared and wondering why I am exposing myself to the performance. It usually gets better on stage. Last time it was also difficult because of my throat problem (I still have to give my blood analysis that I have postponed until next week) and it defocused me from enjoying the performance. Somehow, I see performance as a heavy work, as an exam. The only thing I can do for it, is to prepare as well as possible and try to do my best when on stage...
I just realized that the topic and recoring got under the "Great performances" category, lol... 🙂
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