Having trouble playing fourth position on the C string. Finger angles don’t feel right, and my bow hold is awful. This is in connection with Kummer #46. On the positive, side, the Lully Gavotte is starting to sound more musical. The verdict is tomorrow, when I have my next lesson.
Today was a rainy day on the East Coast. A perfect day to stay inside all day playing.
Outside of my playing, I need to listen to a wider variety of cello music. Of course, “The Suites” are fantastic, but it is time to put them aside for a while. I’m planning to attend the 2/14 performance of the St. Saens concerto by the Lansdowne (PA) Symphony.
For those who think I forgot; I have received expert romantic advice on how to manage this and still give my wife an enjoyably romantic V-day experience even though she does not enjoy cello music as much as I do.