have a photo of alaskan fireweed, complete w/"bokeh" and rain droplets. this is one of the photos i hadn't put on flickr b/c i didn't think it was 'interesting' enough..idjut. i should have just uploaded all of them and gotten judgmental later...
here's what i've come up with for a tentative concert order.
POULENC: Sonata for Flute and Piano
SCHUBERT: _Auf dem Strom_ (horn, soprano, piano)
POULENC: _Babar the Elephant_ (narrator and piano)
POULENC: _Elegie_ for horn and piano
POULENC: Sonata for Oboe and Piano
SCHUBERT: Six songs (soprano and piano)
POULENC: Sonata for Piano, 4-hands (piano duet)
P flute sonata- light, pretty.
S auf dem strom- also not as dramatic
babar- longest piece on program, good end to half
P-elegie- stark, odd, surprising
P-oboe sonata- beautiful but sad and profound at end
S- 6 songs of various emotional character- dramatic and most meaningful
P- 4-hand sonata- flashy "encore" fun at the end so ppl don't shoot themselves
puts horn player in each half and singer in each half so both get a break
i think this works.
as soon as this concert is over, i'm going to start working on a totally new solo recital, absolutely new rep, things i've never worked on, started, coached on, or had lessons with. all that old rep is tainted with failure-- too whacked by PF and by my own trying to resurrect it over years. need to choose things i love, but things nobody else owns- things not played by my friends, butchered by PF students, listened to with slavish adoration for years on recordings. need to make my own fucking mark on the world.