Amanda B Reckondwyth wrote: »
Yes. Scarlatti is not particularly difficult to memorize. Bach is another story altogether, though. I'm also working on some Schubert Impromptus, which are also easy to memorize. I'm putting the finishing touches on Op. 142 No. 1, and will take up Op. 90 No. 2 over the summer -- which will mean I've gotten through all of Op. 90, and all memorized.
I have a great affinity for Schubert. He understood what pianists go through as they try to learn a piece, and his writing always kept pianists in mind. Once you understand what he was trying to do in his pieces, they pretty much fall into place.
Galloping Granny wrote: »
Found Miss Amanda playing the sort of music I used to play until 70 years ago and now hear on the radio played at twice my former speed. Schubert and Mozart anyway — Scarlatti is a more recent love. And also reminded of a statement of my musician cousin, that some have the gift for memorising and some can sight read, but the two don't go together.
Penny S wrote: »
Thank you. Do not trust the press on the issue, then.
jedijudy wrote: »
Nick, I hope the memorial happens without the rain!
Piglet wrote: »
In Newfoundland it's rather the opposite: every body of inland water, no matter how big, is called a pond, except for Quidi Vidi Lake in St. John's, where they hold the oldest rowing regatta in North America.
Gee D wrote: »
Can an outsider check how you are coping with the extreme heat? I just saw a photo on some news site or other at Fountain Creek with a temperature of 56 degrees showing on a large thermometer.
basso wrote: »
I saw the photo too. It was taken at the Furnace Creek visitor center in Death Valley (a good place for extreme highs).
It's not an official reading, and the caption at the NY Times story notes that the reading is higher than the official one.