On crafting a summer schedule and delving into Chopin etudes 25/1,2,5, and 6, plus a really nice melody by Muczynski.
Lots of playing this time:
Memory attempts at 25/7,8,9 and N1,2,3, with the spots in Op. 10 I’m practicing every day.
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.