This is most worrying, Zixi. I'd never heard of Diabelli and Carcassi, and Wikipedia tells me it's because neither was born until after the End of the Musical World (around 1750). But they're both quite decent composers and I rather like Diabelli, having listened to a couple of bits of YouTube. I may be forced to rethink the timing of the End.
Posted 19 June 2019 - 06:49
I hope you don't mind that I bask in having introduced you to people you didn't know. I am always in awe of the breadth and depth of your musical knowledge. Carcassi composed lots of little pieces designed as exercises for his guitar students. I love these pieces. They're very musically satisfying and at my level, they expect dexterity both in sight reading and fingering. I didn't know Diabelli at all but my husband recognised him at once and enthused.
Posted 19 June 2019 - 10:46
oh, I am not so knowledgeable. I just use Wikipedia too much. No, I very much appreciate being introduced to someone new, and I also love listening to guitar, so it's a double win for me.
Posted 20 June 2019 - 10:18
It's a lovely instrument. Do you play guitar at all? My husband does but I could never get on with it. My teacher tends to give me a few new pieces each week - this week is Purcell and Leopold Mozart. But I'm doing some Latin as well and that is proving a challenge just now. I have to do something with it as I confidently told teacher that 'strong rhythms are easier'... And this is a new book I bought for just that reason. I've been unwell the last two lessons so haven't practised as much as I would like so I think the next lesson I should say that I worked very hard and not give feeble unwell excuses.
Posted 23 June 2019 - 15:01
Just put my A=415 descant in the post (well-padded, tracked and insured!) to the Early Music Shop's Used Instrument Agency. I hope it finds a nice home. It spent all its time looking at me to make me feel guilty for never playing it, so I thought moving it on the right thing.
It has a new home! Thanks to price increases, it sold secondhand for more than I paid for it new - not that I got quite that much after EMS took their cut, but very happy for it to have a new home and me to have some unexpected income