Yesterday I didn’t practise. I was far too coldified.
Today I still feel like death warmed over, but managed to drag my sorry self in to Trinity anyway and got a good hour in before 9.30. Yay!
I’m looking at repertoire for next year’s final recital. It’s going to be problematic, I think, because there is a 45-minute time limit, and I’d quite like to play more than 45 minutes’ worth of music.
Some of the contenders:
Martin Butler, Hunding, about 4’33”
Mozart 2, around 20 minutes
Dukas, Villanelle, 6-ish minutes
A selection of Brahms lieder, transcribed for horn
Bach ‘cello suite in C major BWV 1009, around 20 minutes
If I play both Mozart and Bach then I can play only one other piece, but that’s a little sad. Playing Bach without the other movements is not great, though, and nor would I really like to do the same with Mozart. I guess if it comes to it I can choose one or two movements of the Bach and play them on their own; then everything else should fit, at least.
I wonder if I can apply to do an hour instead of 45 minutes. It would make life much easier.