What classical piece did you want to play but never did?
• United States
23 Feb 08
Oh yes, Beethoven's 9th is beautiful. I was lucky to play that just this year (I mean season), since it was near the end of 2007. It was very powerful. We performed it twice (one a very renowned hall too). It is admirable for the chorale, how they can stay up there for so long (all movements until the last), and stay steady and quiet! Then boom away. I was in the orchestra, not chorale. I also remember playing Beethoven's 7th, when I was back in school, and the slow movement is so sad and beautiful! Nostalgia.
1 Nov 07
I always wanted to play "The Flight of the Bumble Bee," but my fingers were not that fast, and I was better at playing slow pieces. When I was young, our school took us to see a concert at the Vancouver City Orchestra once in a while, and that is how I got to love classical music. It was sure better than my mom's preference. She loved Broadway musicals and people doing ordinary things while dancing around, and they were not wearing those old fashioned costumes either.