Sunday, April 20, 2008

If you happen to be in the neighborhood . . .



Preparing for this recital has been a real challenge for me because so much of the music we are playing is in the violin's upper register. As a flutist I lived among the ledger lines all the time. As a violist playing the notes above the pitch of D just above the treble clef are kind of like riding on little sailboats while navigating through stormy seas. Faure, Beethoven, and Turina use the violin's upper register really well, and my goal for this performance is to enjoy exposing my fiddle's lovely upper register through their wonderful music.

Here's a map that will show you how to get there.

3 comments:

Chip said...

All the best for your recital!

As I prepare for my own concert, I can appreciate the angst over all the details. Fortunately, I am only playing the role of composer/conductor so I don't really have to worry about ledger lines!

Sorry I can't make it, but it's a bit of a journey from Edinburgh.

Empiricus said...

RE: "As a violist playing the notes above the pitch of D just above the treble clef are kind of like riding on little sailboats while navigating through stormy seas."

I think you should send this description to Samuel Adler for his orchestration book; I'm sure the editors would love it.

Good luck with the recital!

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