Monday Interlude

February 11th, 2013 at 3:48 pm

It was my very good fortune to spend yesterday afternoon listening to our local symphony perform Mozart’s 4th violin concerto (the Alexander Symphony with the very able soloist Claudia Chudacoff).  The second movement just carried me as far away from sequestration and the like as I could go and still be back with you here today.

Here’s the wonderful Hilary Hahn playing that movement.  Have you ever noticed how virtuosos like this make it look so easy?  After watching this, I kinda think I could just pick up the fiddle and play this one…

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2 comments in reply to "Monday Interlude"

  1. Paul Gottlieb says:

    You’re right–sometimes they can make it look so easy! But not always. Check out 15-year old Hilary, in her German debut, playing the last part of the Beethoven Violin Concerto. Brilliant and awe-inspiring, but you’d never say it look easy. In fact, it looks really hard.

  2. Misaki says:

    Name is maybe a reference to Nodame Cantabile