QUOTE(jojo @ Jul 20 2011, 04:35 PM)
OH MY GOODNESS, it IS scary isn't it?
just listened to it and I was scared only listening to it
Ha ha, that did make me laugh! I hope you have settled your nerves with something a bit calmer.
I don't know Der Schwanendreher, so thanks for the recommendations. I will have to go and look that one up. Earlier this year I heard Lawrence Power on the radio playing Op 11 no 4 and I loved it, so it's good to hear that folks on here have enjoyed playing it. It was actually hearing that which made me give Hindemith a second look. It's surprisingly melodic given what I thought I knew of Hindemith, but it's interesting to hear that Purple Viola found it harder than expected. Also I am intrigued by the non-standard key signature... care to enlighten us?
Lilly, I'll be on my guard for dwindling motivation if I do take up the challenge. I'm not scared to stop at the first movement if I decide I hate it after all.
QUOTE(denmark77 @ Jul 20 2011, 03:07 PM)
What with my recent thread on Hindemith's Ludus Tonalis (in Diploma forum) there seems to be a Hindemith flavour in the air lately...
I hadn't spotted this - thanks for the tip off. I visit the Diploma forum from time to time, but I'm not a regular there. I shall go and have a read.
QUOTE(lottie @ Jul 20 2011, 11:59 AM)
Sorry, it's beyond me at the moment so I can't comment... but I LOVE IT!!!!!
It's beyond me as well - but then I always think that before I've got my teeth into a piece. I don't think I ever truly know if it is beyond me until I've spent a couple of weeks practising and gone over it a few times in my lessons. However I can be certain of one thing - I don't think I'll ever be able to play it as aggressively as the violist in the youtube clip! Glad you liked it.
PS Jojo, great to see the latest update on your signature!