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post #1 of 16
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I made it through my recital! And I'm EXHAUSTED!! The thing ended up being 90 minutes long because of set up and tear-down of the Crumb piece we did.

Overall, it went well. I was only thrilled with one piece in its entirety...but all of the others were much longer anyway. The first movement of the first piece was a little shaky...I had trouble sort of reigning it in because of nerves, but had the thing under my control by the end of the movement. The next 2 movements were fine, but something weird happened in the audience during the 3rd movement that sort of threw our groove off momentarily.

the crumb was overall really good, except that I couldn't see anyone else in the ensemble because the stage manager put my stand too high. Therefore, a few transitions hesitated a little bit. And the cellist came in a beat early in the last section, but we got back on in a few beats.

The boring French piece went extremely well...other than the whole mysteriously dropping a measure thing and STOPPING FOR A SPLIT SECOND (gggrrrrrr!) to regroup. I'd never done anything like THAT in rehearsal or practice. But that was it...the rest of that whole piece went very, very well.

Charanga I had no major complaints with at all. It was very effective.

Carmen Fantasy had a technical glitch (my fingers hesitated) right in the first section, another baby one in the Habernera and then another one in the last. I was also told my low notes got buried in the last section, but that had more to do with the piano being at full stick than anything else.

I wish it could have been as perfect as it was in practice...I want my performance to be more professional, but then again, the seasoned pro's have performed these piece many, many times and are, well, pro's at them! Repertoire blitzing (cramming as many different pieces into 4 years as you possibly can) is something you do in your undergrad, and these all went really, really well for a first performance.
post #2 of 16
You lived!
Glad you feel it went well, I have now clue about these things

Now, take a deep breath and unwind
post #3 of 16
Congrats Allie! I wish we could all have been there to hear it!
Now that its over, time to celebrate!
post #4 of 16
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Originally Posted by babyharley View Post
Congrats Allie! I wish we could all have been there to hear it!
Now that its over, time to celebrate!

Well, i'm getting both a DVD and CD made of it. Hopefully I'll be able to host one of those somewhere. I'm really hoping to get the Crumb up on YouTube. It was a sight to behold...masks, blue lighting and all. What surprised me is that THAT was the piece people were buzzing about when it was all over, rather than something glitzy and crowd-pleasing like the Carmen Fantasy. But that's a good thing! We musicians want more of you, our public, to like contemporary music!
post #5 of 16
Congratulations! I hope you feel good about your performance.
post #6 of 16
I'm so non-musical that it isn't even funny, so most of your post was a mystery to me! It sounds like the errors were very minor (?), and overall it went well? Congratulations
post #7 of 16
Congratulations, glad it went well and that you enjoyed it.
post #8 of 16
Congratulations! I'm so glad to hear your performance overall went well!
post #9 of 16
I'm so happy to hear that it went well, you survived it and it's over! Good for you!
post #10 of 16
Congratulations!!! Aren't you feeling better now that its over. Will there be any reviews in the newspaper???
post #11 of 16
Congratulations, Allie! I was wondering all day how it went.
post #12 of 16
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Thanks for your thoughts, everyone!!! They mean a lot!

I am going over to watch the video tomorrow, so hopefully I can tell how it went a little better!
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by clixpix View Post
I'm so non-musical that it isn't even funny, so most of your post was a mystery to me! It sounds like the errors were very minor (?), and overall it went well? Congratulations
Ditto! But otherwise, I am so glad for you, it seems like it all went well and you must be feeling great!
post #14 of 16
Oooooh...what a relief!! I'll bet you feel better. I thought about you on Friday. That's so cool that the Crumb was popular. Whenever I have a REALLY hard solo, I try really hard to think that I need to play this well so the audience will hear what the composer was intending. Congrats!
post #15 of 16
Congratulations, hopefully once you have seen the DVD all the hard work will seem worth it
post #16 of 16
That sounds like a pretty positive postmortem! I have to confess that a lot of contemporary stuff leaves me cold, but I'd still love to hear your performance if you can make it available! Glad you're feeling positive about it.
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