Sunday, February 27, 2011

Two Violin Concerts

Ryanna had two violin concerts this month. She did excellent in both and I thought I'd share her songs. This first video is Gavotte from Mignon. Unfortunately we only were able to practice with this piano player one time and as you can see from the performance, she wasn't able to quite keep up with the violin. This performance was the first time Ryanna has started the song instead of having an introduction by the piano. She did awesome!!!!


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The second video is Ryanna playing Minuet in G by Beethoven. I think the trickiest thing about this song is the bowing. Remembering whether you're supposed to be going up a second time or down. I thought she did really well in this performance too. She really rises to the occasion--so different than I am in front of a crowd. I get soooo nervous for her, but she's always ready. I'm so proud of all of her hard work. We only have to put together this last couple measures of Minuet by Boccherini and we're on to book three!

Unfortunately, Blogger is being ridiculous and after an entire day of trying to load the second video, I have given up and posted it on youtube instead. The link is here.

7 comments:

Sabina said...

Wow Ryanna, that was some awesome playing. You are so careful and play so cleanly. THanks for sharing! We are proud of you. Audrey, I've had some trouble uploading to blogger as well. Frustrating. Did you figure it out eventually.

Sabina said...

I had to say after Capriel has listened to these songs over and over that that first accompaniment is especially difficult and random. It was the first one where I wondered if I'd ever be able to play it with her. cxvfrepoi875rewsazxcvfgbnm,lkiujhy6543wedsxcvbnn,. love capriel

rachel said...

What a tremendous talent! It's so fun to see how much she has progressed! Way to go mom for being a great coach! You girls rock!

Carianne said...

Ryanna- You did fabulous! I was so impressed with how clear and strong you play. I can't believe that you had both of those songs memorized. That is a lot to remember! Keep playing you sound wonderful.

Stephanie Shumway (and family) said...

holy cow~ I'm totally impressed! She's got a good ear!

wackywilsons said...

Way to go Ryanna! She is very talented and very poised.

peachytiffers said...

JJ- "I like the music that you played. You did a really good job!"

Tiff- That was really awesome! I wish my parents hadn't let me quit when I was her age. Stick with it, both you! Those were some really tough songs and she had them memorized.