My rep this semester was alright. My prof understood that I was like busy as hell in every possible way, and so I am extremely grateful to her for that. Also, we had to be careful as I was recovering from tendonitis still (and STILL am)
First semester with a new prof is always.. interesting. They don't really know how you play and stuff, only make educated guesses..
Anyway, this is what I did:
- Bach WTK I: P&F No.11 F Major
It was so fun learning this. Pretty easy too, but a great p&f!
- Beethoven "Pastoral" Sonata Op. 28 D Major
I only worked on the first mov this semester. It's a really lovely sonata. Very nice and lyrical, and tricky in nontechnical aspects
- Mendelssohnn Song Without Words in G minor
uh, I forget the opus.. it starts sort of like the Fantasie Impromptu?? ha
Anyway, it's a really lovely piece. Not too hard, but it's important to really consider Mendelssohn's style here. I absolutely love Mendelssohn. Classical romantic. I admit, though, that I had over-romanticized it (I Tchaikovsky-sized it
Next semester we're working on the rest of the Beethoven sonata, and considering some Schumann, Liszt, and/or Chopin (um hopefully a Chopin nocturne if him.. not the mazurkas, because I'd butcher them lol @[email protected]
). She wants me to do that Bach Chorale (Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, I think.. you know, Horowitz has that gorgeous recording of it), which is not going to be as easy as the p&f's I've done cuz it's like.. 5 voices?? But it's soooo niiiice... and possibly a 20th century piece, for which we're leaning towards Rachmaninov (though what, I don't know..??).
However, she wants me to do some chamber music too.. so if I find a violinist and a cellist, I might substitute some of that for the Mendelssohn Op.49 D minor trio.