Thursday, March 20, 2014

// M I X TA P E n o. 0 1 //

Not watching TV has had all sorts of positive repercussions in our life. (someting hard bearing great fruit.) One has been that now I listen to more music throughout the day. I should specify that I've been listening to more classical music.  I don't talk very much about my musical background on here, but I've got one. I am a classically trained pianist and violinist.  I've been playing since I was 8 years old. I have a degree in piano performance. And I teach piano and violin for a (meager) living.

Taking lessons and putting in my own practice time has fallen by the way side since Johnny has been born.  I am kind of in survival mode when it comes to my music career; find music for students to play, stay ahead of the more advanced ones, accompany violin students, occasionally play at church. But I love classical music and really miss playing.  Someday I'd love to take lessons again! (Carolyn, if you are reading, I hope you'll take me back!) But for now I just play when I can, and keep listening.

These are the tunes I have been enjoying lately.  I don't really know how Spotify works, but I think if you follow me (Anna Coyne) then you can listen to the playlist.

mixtape no. 1: middle movements

Mahler: Symphony no. 5 in C# minor, IV. Adagietto
Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 5 in Eb major Op 73: II. Adagio un poco mosso
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G Major II. Adagio assai
Finzi: Eclogue
Brahms: Quartet no. 3 in C minor Op. 60 III Andante

And here's Johnny  rockin' out on his new DJ-ing station, complete with turn table, scratch pad, and-that's right- xylophone. Thanks Once Upon A Child!

1 comment:

  1. I play violin, too! My husband actually just got me a violin for Christmas since I hadn't owned one for something like 6 years :[ Johnny's gonna love playing music with you!


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