Monday, August 11, 2014

Some Monday morning inspiration

I was browsing IMSLP, an online music library with downloadable scores from the public domain, looking for solo violin music when I came across Kriesler's Recitativo and Scherzo, dedicated to "master and friend" violinist Eugène Ysaÿe. It starts dramatic and angsty, and then turns into a virtuosic dance (or quasi-canter) that also has a bit of a sense of humor with all its bouncing around and cute ending.

I watched the above performance of the piece and decided I had to play it--so that's what I'm working on now, along with the Adagio and Fuga from Bach's C Major Sonata for Solo Violin (and my erhu music, of course!) Hopefully it's a rewarding challenge!