Hey !Did you realize i'm changing my playlist track ?Apparently ,i'm fall in love with this vieuxtemps concerto !It's a great concerto ,doesn't it ?And this girl ,Valerie Kim is great .Her music was fantastic .And she's still 14 ,wow ..I envy her ,i hope someday i will be good enough to play this piece !practice even harder then :)
I don't know much about this composer ,i was thinking to browse the wiki before i write this post ,but i'm too lazy to do it .Well ,it's okay to browse it right now :
Henri François Joseph Vieuxtemps
Let's see ,he was a Belgian composer and violinist .He was born in Verviers ,Belgium .And wow ,he is known as the second greatest violinist during his time for Paganini reigned .He became friendly with a number of musicians who had been familiar with Beethoven which led to his reviving the "Violin Concerto" already almost forgotten .Hmm ?Is it really forgotten ?If it was me ,i won't forget such concerto ,thanks for composing it Vieuxtemps :)
A lot of things happened suddenly .And it's really tiring lol !
It's been a month with no rest at all ,i've got practice every night with Gading Indah Ensemble ,and school activities on day .After finishing the performance on GKI Samanhudi ,my teacher gave me a Hadyn Concerto for practice .He told me to practice for it ,it happens to be an accompaniment piece for his friend final exam .
The ensemble is really good ,they're high-skilled and experienced with their instruments .Honestly ,i'm not confident being there .Even the 2nd violin better than me ,knowing the situation quite well ,my teacher put me on the front line ,and place me on 1st violin .Yes ,he's insane :(
At first ,i don't really like the situation ,but lately the practice session was amazing ,it's fun .They're not too scary ,and it's pretty fun !Finally the exam came closer and closer .2 days before the performance ,my condition drop .I've got a mild fever ,and the fever still continued up until now .
In result ,i can't concentrate on the piece ,and i've made about 2-3 mistakes on the performance .Luckily ,the jury didn't realized it .And things that surprised me to the most ,my teacher praised me for my performance (?) .Oh Jesus ,is it your miracle ?But i do not care about it ,thanks god :)
My upcoming audition is closer ,and i haven't practice the selection piece yet .Honestly ,i believe that i'll appreciate rest afterward .
If I don't practice one day ,I know it .Two days ,the critics know it .Three days ,the public knows it ~ Jascha Heifetz
I'm not handsome ,but when women hear me play ,they come crawling to my feet ~ Niccolo Paganini
If we were all determined to play the first violin ,we should never have an ensemble .Therefore ,respect every musician in his proper place ~ Robert Schumann
there are no difficult pieces. Either you can play it, or you can't' ~ Nathan Milstein
In music the passions enjoy themselves ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
A violinist should always be happy when he is playing. If he is playing well, he should be happy that he is playing well. If he is not playing well, then he should be happy because it will soon be over ~ Jascha Heifetz
Criticism does not disturb me, for I am my own severest critic. Always in my playing I strive to surpass myself, and it is this constant struggle that makes music fascinating to me ~ Jascha Heifetz
Pay no attention to what the critics say, no statue has ever been put up to a critic ~ Jean Sibelius
For 37 years I've practiced 14 hours a day, and now they call me a genius ~ Pablo de Sarasate
There are more bad musicians than there is bad music ~ Isaac Stern
I do not always play in tune, I just fix it quicker than anyone else ~ Jascha Heifetz