Thursday, June 21, 2007

Spring Music

And while we weren't busy studying, playing baseball, watching baseball, going to end of _____ parties, we were attending spring music recitals; pleasant work for the spectators but hours and hours (and hours) of practice for Oldest Daughter. Talent is only one thing needed to become an accomplished musician. Dedication, discipline, and hardwork are indispensible. And, a wonderful teacher and mentor makes all the difference. Oldest Daughter's "Ustaz" has been instructing her for the past eight years, imparting to her his love of music and violin performance.

Below are a couple of clips from Oldest Daughter's last performance. She is playing in a fellow musician's personal recital, joining him for this piece and one other. The piece , C. Saint-Saens's Introduction and Rondo-capriccioso is in two clips. If you only have time to watch one, watch the introduction in clip one and then switch to clip two--I think it's the better of the two parts.



8 comments:

Patti said...

Beautiful!!! What an incredible performance.

Cindy Marsch said...

Lovely---from Cindy Marsch, a Classed "auntie." :-)

Patricia said...

Wonderful--thanks for posting.

Sharon said...

I am gape-mouthed! Bravo!
This was a joy to hear/watch and I'm so glad you shared it with us. More, please!

Kathleen Hamilton said...

Oh, my! That is gorgeous. And what incredible talent your daughter has--and yes, I know it takes much discipline and dedication, too.

Barbara said...

Fantastic performance!! What a tremendous accomplishment. I really enjoyed hearing Lauren play. Clapping very loudly here in Greenwich Village, NYC.

desert mom said...

I've passed along you encouraging comments to Oldest Daughter. Thank you!

Suze said...

Absolutely beautiful - all three recordings!