I performed the Mozart allegro at my wife's music club last night. Any giant train wrecks? No, not really. Did I remember all the notes? Most of them. Did I rush the tricky bits? I think not at all. Did I have fun, did people like it? Yes on both, I think. The pianist, an amateur like me, did a great job with only a few days of preparation on a rather unfriendly piano reduction. So, all things considered, should be pretty good, right?
Well, actually, there are a ton of things which make me cringe, now when I listen to the recording. It got worse after I put it in iTunes and listened to it next to the professional recordings I have. Still, I think there's a virtue in reality. This is where I am. And if my blog is a diary, I might as well be honest with my diary and myself: this is what I sound like.
Mozart bassoon concerto, first movement by TFox17