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Ruminations on fiddling in a powdered wig....

Monday, October 11, 2010

  I have been "regressing" lately to my classical roots, listening to Rachael Podger's absolutely flawless recording of Bach's Partitas and Sonatas for Solo Violin (vol 2, Partita No.2 and Sonata No. 2 and 3).  I had found a Galamian reprint of the original manuscripts several years ago in a used book store and picked it up for a bargain $5.  I love to listen and follow along, but the couple times I have made the attempt to play (one of the slower pieces, of course) I am left "noteless".  I would love to be able to play the third movement (Largo) from Sonata  No. 3 - it has the most perfect ending for a piece ever written, in my opinion.  If anyone is brave, you can download the scores on-line for free at a couple different places...

here - http://imslp.org/wiki/Sonatas_and_Partitas_for_Solo_Violin,_BWV_1001-1006_(Bach,_Johann_Sebastian)

or here it is mixed in with the rest of Bach's collected works - http://icking-music-archive.org/ByComposer/J.S.Bach.php

 

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Classical training from 1978 (age 10) to 1986 (age 18)... ...the rigours o' life, world travel, and no practice from 1986 to 2003... ...born again in Spirit and music in 2003... ...my violin is reborn as a fiddle in 2006... ...to be continued...

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