Tuesday, April 29, 2008

How It All Went Down

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."


Richelle said...

I'm glad his recital went well. I know my mom was glad she could be there to hear him.

Cheryl said...

Oh, how I wish I could have heard him play! I love recitals. I once accompanied my cousin's "final" violin recital before he left on his mission --we played for over an hour as well. Good memory, that. I just wish I had been as good as he was; I need to practice more!
Now I want to hear your husband's playing. When are you moving back to Idaho!?

Erica said...

I'm so glad it went well. Tell Dallin congratulations from David and me.

Chelan said...

Yeah! I'm also glad to hear his recital went well. I would be SO nervous to play for that long in front of an audience! But I guess he's used to it by now. Sorry I haven't commenting a lot lately. Things are a kind of "up in the air" right now so I have a lot on my mind and it's distracting! :-P

My Ice Cream Diary said...

Can't wait to someday hear how he plays. I am always in awe of musical talent.

Looking forward to your future posts. Oh, and what are you doing for your file folders?

Amber said...

No time off for good behavior? I think I could dedicate an entire book unto that. :-)

Glad the recital went well!