Thanks, ya'll, for your comments on my last post. Nice to know you are all still there. What was I talking about...there were - what, 4 days when I didn't post...and it's like you're all (yes, the many, many of you - ha, ha) going to disappear. Sorry about the insecurity, but thanks for your support!!!
So...you all want to know about the recital, eh?
I really wish I could have just bottled it all up and then somehow shared it all with you, but that isn't possible. So, here's my take...he was awesome. I don't just mean, OK...I mean AWE.SOME! My amazing husband performed a stellar, yes, stellar recital. To me, it was flawless and perfect. If you ask him, he'll say that he was happy with it, but there were things that he felt weren't perfect. Here's the thing...it actually was, perfect that is.
After one number (a piece by Bartok for those of you who know who that is), my dad leaned over to me and said, "I don't know how anyone can play that! That was amazing!" Seriously, I just can't say enough good about him or his performance.
He had lots of nice compliments. His "teacher" (I don't know what to really call her because "the professor with whom he studies" seemed to be too long a description, but there you have it) was very pleased with his performance and one student said it was the best recital he had heard at ASU.
So...am I proud of my man? You'd better believe it.
For those who are interested...here is the program:
Sonata for Violin, Op. 27, No.2 - Eugene Ysaye (1858-1931)
Movements: Obsession, Malinconia, Danse des Ombres, Les Furies
Note: This Sonata is played unaccompanied.
Sonata for Violin and Piano - Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Movements: Allegro Vivo, Intermede (Fantasque et leger), Finale (Tres anime)
********** 10 minute intermission ****************
Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano - Bela Bartok (1881-1945)
Movements: Molto moderato, Allegretto
Three American Pieces - Lucas Foss (b. 1922)
Movements: Early Song, Dedication, Composer's Holiday
From start to finish the program was 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Editor's Note: Regularly scheduled blogging to recommence, possibly as early as tomorrow...topics to include, "How in the Hannah did Baby Boy break the Rocking Chair?," "Mother's Day Thoughts," "No Time Off for Good Behavior, " and "How 'The Valley of the Sun' got it's very appropriate name."