Thursday, May 22, 2008

Made it Through the Mozart

On Sunday the 18th, our quartet, with Carolyn Anderson on flute, performed the outer two movements of the Mozart Flute Quartet K. 285 in D Major. The APO Chamber Music Concert was quite long (some groups did not adhere to the max time of 10 minutes...) and we were last on the program. The first movement went very well - great tempo, and I think we had some nice musical moments in there. We stuck well together despite not getting a chance to rehearse in the church - and the acoustics there are very wet. The last movement started out great, but rapidly sped up to a tempo that was barely manageable. For my part, I did try to pull the tempo back down a tad when I had 8th notes... but to no avail. My 16th passages were very tough at that tempo and I was not quite on top of it as I would have liked to be. Nevertheless, it was an exciting performance and I think the audience appreciated us, and the other groups as well.


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