Autumn – this is the phrase in question.  I think your point about the legato phrasing is well taken.   It also matches the content of a private e-mail I got from Dan.

Happy Farmer, Opening Bars

Happy Farmer, Opening Bars

Also, I worked a bit on the Bach Minuet.   It is getting better, and not nearly as daunting this time.     It was a good practice lasting an hour, and I worked on my A major and D major scales as well.
My attention is now divided among four pieces.  The above two mentioned, and Kummer #7 and #8.  I think that’s my limit for now, but I am noticing that the amount of new music I can tackle is gradually increasing.

Update
D major scales are feeling smoother. I did some open string work so that I could watch my right hand closely. Finally, continued with Happy Farmer, fine tuning the first line.

I also repeated several times the phrases at the end of Kummer #7.

Music in abc notation: D (CB,A,G,) | B, (A,G,F,E,) | D, (E,F,) G,4

Music in abc notation: D (CB,A,G,) | B, (A,G,F,E,) | D, (E,F,) G,4

Emily blogged about avoidance mode , and perhaps I’m not taking on stuff that really makes me sweat. Maybe I need to push myself harder so that I make more visible mistakes, suffer more, and learn more. I’d also like to better know emotionally what my son is going through when he’s about ready to give up.