Just recorded episode 100 (!) but the computer’s being slow and I have to leave, so I’ll upload it tomorrow.
Thoughts on the Cortot edition of the Chopin etudes and on walking the line between caring lots and not at all about the composer’s intent, with snippets of 25/7 and 11.
I’m returning to posting every other Monday; I need the short-term goals for myself. Today’s podcast features thoughts on parenting a young musician and playing chamber music with an old friend. Also: the first memorized performance here of 25/11, with a mostly successful attempt not to be upset about how it went. Dear listener, be kind.
Nouvelle etudes 2 and 3; bits of some others; balancing work and family; exploring meditation and the Alexander Technique.
Report on a couple of performances of Op. 10 and the first half of Op. 25, with bits of most of them.
Little bits of 10/1, 2, 4, 7, 11, and 12. Also, N1 memorized (with some screaming).
I’m changing the podcast to be every month rather than every two weeks; right now I don’t feel like I can afford the time to record and edit it every two weeks. If you feel strongly that you miss it and need to hear it more often, let me know, and I’ll reconsider as soon as I can. For now, I’ll record the next episode next week on September 18.
Returning to the score after living without it for a few weeks; finding focus in the new school year; the hardest measure in 10/11; a practice method to get 10/12 up to tempo; work-in-progress version of N1.