27 February 2011

Out of the past

It’s a long time since last I did so . . . tonight I am listening to the recording of the première of the Evening Service in D, Opus 87, from almost exactly five years ago (19 March 2006). Probably goes without saying, but I’ll go ahead and say it:

1. I wish that first performance — not without its merits, to be sure — had been better still. Two notches better, at least.
2. I wish that there were some prospect of a new performance of it. (But then, sometimes my music is too easy — sometimes, too difficult.)

The good news is: I entirely own every note of the piece.


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