Friday, November 11, 2016

30 DtD Giga. Research - The Giga I'm playing is from Opus 5, and it is Sonata no9. It was published in 1700 and Corelli was apparently key in developing the Sonata into the form it is today. This was a time of ornamentation in music, and there are different versions, one possibly written by Corelli himself. I have no idea what ornamentations are in the version I'm playing. I like this description from the CD description at Bridge Records: "often lavish and warm-hearted character of Corelli’s oeuvre".

 30 DtD Chaconne. Couldn't get it together today.

It was also I good thing I wrote on my calendar that today is repertoire day.  I played so much today my arms and hands are actually sore. That doesn't happen very often. Some of my repertoire needs work. Some of it sounds great.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Just worked on Giga today. Easy, but I can't focus well and plus have to stuff my face with pizza.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Info on Chaconne - "This is a really excellent pastiche of French 'galant' 18th c style, and is written with a light touch unusual in 19th c piano music. As such the outer sections require little or no pedal. It was dedicated to one Mlle. Hélène Montane. ----------------------------" Who was Hélène Montané?

More info about Durand at imslp.

"This example is dependent largely on the tonic and subdominant minor for its key feeling." - The Affective Character of the Major and Minor Modes in Music, Kate Hevner, The American Journal of Psychology, Vol. 47, No. 1 (Jan., 1935), pp. 103-118

Monday, November 7, 2016

Great job today! I pushed through being fatigued and got everything done.

30 DtD Giga. The practice combo worked really well today - cleaned up some trouble spots.

30 DtD Chaconne. Worked through trouble spots. This quickly coming back into my fingers.

Played through Tambourin and Prelude 4 well.

Need to do research on Chaconne.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Today was exhausting. As a result (I guess?) I was unable to keep my fingers on my strings. I did the prescribed review of Chaconne, but couldn't manage Giga.