piano reductions

This *is* the post for Saturday June 16 despite what the date on the post says. Last night’s concert went smoothly. I survived the horrid accompaniment for the Beethoven Hallelujah from the Mount of Olives. Piano reductions of orchestral scores are not the friendliest things at the best of times but this one is particularly awful. I’ve always thought that accompanying is often about knowing which notes to leave out. I left out quite a few in that I have to say. Who’s going to know? I followed Beethoven’s endless V and I chords so hopefully he isn’t rolling over in his grave. We do it all again this afternoon at 2pm. Then that’s one more thing ticked off my list of things to do before going away on Wednesday.


2 Responses to “piano reductions”

  1. 2paw says:

    Yes, often it is about what you can leave out!! I am glad it went well and hope the next one is equally as smooth!! We always had a pianist at ballet who played as we exercised and danced. And at choir. I could do with a permanent musical accompaniment in my life.

  2. Wendy says:

    yes that would be nice wouldn't it….as long as they took requests!

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