Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Day 1

Time to rehearse some of the next concert's program. Yes, the cellist did drop by yesterday and we had are first day of rehearsal for this week. (drop by: he came from Tallinn to Helsinki in the morning with the boat, and left in the evening). With three hours in the "morning" and another 2,5 in the afternoon, I think we did a good job.

Since we have to learn a new trio -new for us, and relative recently composed (2004), we started with that. And stayed there, for most of the time. An unusual work, it takes time to get used to it. But I'll write more about the works on my other blog. It's been more than a year that I did chamber music -duos for flute and piano with Jaana- for the last time, and it felt good. Yes, we did rehearse seriously, but we had our laughs. Even Jaana enjoyed it, although she's been very much stressed about that concert. And Silver -the (Estonian) cellist from Tallinn- seems a bit different. More relaxed, more open. When we first met 2,5 years ago, he was another person, and last summer with the cello competition he was pretty much stressed.

Few words about the actual rehearsal: in my opinion Jaana and Silver are the artistic persons of the trio. Me on the other hand, I'm a bit more organized and focused. (when we started playing together, I use to call them "children", mainly because of the fooling around, and of course Silver came up with something like "dean" for my nickname). Well, I'm the one trying to keep them in track, when things get out of hands. I've noticed however, that I'm also a bit more relaxed than 2 or 5 years ago. (maybe it's the fact that I don't have to play anything by heart... or the age. Who knows?). Anyway, it went very well yesterday, and, though exhausted in the evening, happy about it. We got the main sides of the new trio working, now we just have to make some music out of it. We'll somehow, make it.

Today it was a free day. Silver had to be in Tallinn for business, but he'll be back tomorrow. More about that day later. Cheers!

buzz it!

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