Sunday, April 22, 2012


A piece of music that was on the program of my first concert with the concert band was Dukas's "The Sorcerer's Apprentice."  It was an actual orchestral version and very difficult for me, causing anxiety, frustration and shame at my inability to play it properly.  People kept saying it didn't matter, but it did to me. Just the thought of it gave me the horrors for quite a while.
Last night we saw the Seattle Symphony perform the same piece, at the end of a marvelous concert.  It was transporting, and completely cured me of Apprenticitis.  They also did Henri Dutilleux's Symphony No. 1, which we'd never heard; truly marvelous. A guest pianist also played Ravel's Piano Concerto in G, another new one to us, and also thrilling to listen to.  Funny, I'd thought I was finished with classical music, but it has been reborn for me.


Anonymous Phil said...

"Apprenticitis" - FTW!

5:19 AM  

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