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mjf1947

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Summer Concert
« on: August 06, 2018, 07:12:43 AM »
I played my first concert since my quadruple by pass surgery last April 16th.





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Re: Summer Concert
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2018, 08:22:02 AM »
Congratulations...and I hope for continued good health.
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Re: Summer Concert
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2018, 10:32:09 AM »
Great news Mark!

...and what a beautiful venue...and program.

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Re: Summer Concert
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2018, 10:38:15 AM »
it's certainly a challenging program for a first after surgery!
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Re: Summer Concert
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2018, 11:04:48 AM »
Nice work, Mark.
 
Is there a recording?
 
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Re: Summer Concert
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2018, 11:44:39 AM »
Congratulations Mark. Glad to hear you're feeling better.

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Re: Summer Concert
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2018, 12:55:53 PM »
it's certainly a challenging program for a first after surgery!

Thanks all for your kind wishes.

Michel ... the program was quite difficult.  The Strauss ... The Last Four Songs - exquisite however most challenging ... the musical woodwind lines go on forever .... and you must play "pp" under the singer and first oboe.  I spent hours fiddling with reeds to find 1 or 2 that would be flexible enough to do the job with sufficient tone and response.  And where to breathe?!  I guess after this concert ... I ready for the concert season.

Some of the pressure was lessened in the fact that I played 2nd when I usually play principal seat. 

One more note ..... I split the last part of the Strauss with the principal.  By the time she came to the end of the fourth song .... it was nearly impossible to have enough breath to play all those low C's "ppp".

On a funny note ... the pianist decided to run away with the last variation and left the conductor in the DUST!  Our orchestra did keep it together and saved the day until the conductor was on the beat again.  8)

Live concerts - you never know............................................

Mark

PS: Once the Strauss recording is done .... I'll post it.  The Singer was most extraordinary.
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Re: Summer Concert
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2018, 03:04:42 PM »
the Strauss is one of my favourite works, particularly Im Abendrot... just hearing the first chord brings immediate tears to my eyes.
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Re: Summer Concert
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2018, 04:29:15 PM »
the Strauss is one of my favourite works, particularly Im Abendrot... just hearing the first chord brings immediate tears to my eyes.

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Re: Summer Concert
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2018, 04:07:53 PM »
Glad to hear you've recovered enough to handle that program.  Keep up the good work.

I can only repeat what the others have said about Im Abendrot.  That has always sent shivers down my spine ... even before I knew it's meaning.