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    The BWV 1001 Fugue is one for my favorite pieces. Not easy to play.

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    What are your ‘New Year’s Resolutions’ for your playing?

    In 2017 I decided to work through ‘Thistle & Minuet’ with my baroque bow & my fiddle teacher (a baroque specialist) and I’ve almost completed the project - just moving on to the last one, Oswald’s Thistle Sonata. There are some fabulous ‘Scottish traditional’ style tunes in that book: I especially love ‘Low down in the broom’, ‘The New Bridge of Edinburgh’, & ‘The New Bridge of Ballater’. My favourites out of the baroque art-music tunes are the Thistle Sonata, and a wonderful Minuet in A, with variations by mystery-man William McGibbon.

    For 2018, I mean to -
    * learn all the Niel Gow tunes on Pete Clark’s cd 'Even Now’. And play them as well as I can.

    * finally get somewhere with vibrato so that my long notes and slow airs can sound a bit better.

    * I’m getting there on speed - but I want to be able to play a Scots reel fast enough for dancing.

    * enjoy myself!
    We have two traditional music school holidays booked for me on fiddle and John on keyboard and concertina. Plus, we’re looking forward to seeing if John can go to the Swaledale Squeeze in spring, and I’ll take my fiddle along.

    Hey - how lucky we are to have this musical retirement.

    As long as I live and my health holds it will be ‘my fiddle my joy’.
    My fiddle my joy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClassicalMaestro View Post
    The BWV 1001 Fugue is one for my favorite pieces. Not easy to play.
    None of his fugues is easy on a string instrument! I'm trying to get Segovia's guitar transcription of Bach's Chaconne back under my fingers. His version has fallen out of favor with its filled out textures, but I read that he was inspired by Busoni's piano version, one of my favorite pieces, so that's good enough for me!
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    Well, I'm very occuppied with my composition duties, but on the offside I'm hoping to do a good job of performing Haydn's C concerto (with my own contemporary cadenza of course ), Brahms E minor sonata (just 1st movement), Bach cello suite number 2, and Kol Nidrei.

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    Working on some Corelli Opus 5 sonatas, and considering buying a baroque bow for the purpose.

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