06 julho 2012, Artigo
Performance tonight
Tonight, I'm performing to showcase my school's talent. I fond out about it 2 weeks ago, but was told nothing else about when and where to perform. I found out that it was at the local theatre (could have been at the school) only 2 days ago. I was supposed to be singing with the choir, as a bass, but I'm not for two reasons. 1) I've not been in school recently, so haven't turned up to many rehearsals. 2) We're singing the love theme from 'Titanic', at least we were in rehearsals anyway. I know ...
09 maio 2012, Artigo
Andrea Baker :D
Oh my guuuuh! THAT WAS AMAZING :D I played 'Habanera' from Carmen with her, and she sang :D I also played Faure's 'Ici-bas', which I totally messed up, but what the Hell. MY GUUUH! :D So happy! :D :D :D I now look forward to performing tomorrow, which, while I don't get to play with an internationally known opera singer, is still good! :D I'll see you guys later :P
02 fevereiro 2012, Artigo
More Bach!
I really just can't get enough Bach! I catalogued the whole pile of music I had just lying around. 145 pieces by Bach, to 127 pieces by other composers. Mainly Brahms, and a couple of Liszt. Nothing stops the oncoming Bach though. I don't think I've learned that many of his pieces, to be honest with you. I've learned two preludes, one fugue, two inventions, learning his 'Toccata and Fugue' (the one and only, but not much time available at the church organ, luckily pedals aren't too hard), a ...
30 janeiro 2012, Artigo
Performance with Andrea Baker
In May 2012, I am to accompany Andrea Baker, a mezzo-soprano opera singer, on piano. Nervous! I have not done anything as large as this yet, and so am looking forwards to the experience, but with a sense of vague fear. Not much can go wrong though. It's funny how it all started really. I was learning the parts to a choral piece that the choir will be doing with her in May 2012, and her pianist had left about an hour ago. My music teacher suddenly realised that we were going to need someone ...