As our time in Bloomington comes to a close, I have been reflecting on all of the exciting, engaging, uplifting, difficult, stressful, inspiring, and life-changing moments I’ve experienced here. Maybe one day I’ll write more about them, but for now I’ll just post the video to my last recital at the Jacobs School of Music as some family members and friends have requested me to.
The day of my Performer Diploma Recital– March 22nd 2013–Jake found out that he got into his top choice for graduate school in Analytics and Statistics at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. March 22nd was a day full of excitement for things to come, but also a day full of emotional grasping for what we had as we realized what little time we had left in Bloomington. I felt so loved and supported by all those that attended the recital and watched via the live stream (with brief messages from Subaru and and insurance companies…). And I felt really proud of Jake for achieving what he had been working for all year.
Below are links to the pieces I played. I hope you enjoy watching/listening to them as much as I enjoyed playing them.
Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47. Written in 1904, the Sibelius Violin Concerto is one of the Finnish Romantic Composer’s most famous pieces. You can read more about here:
Spiegel im Spiegel, Arvo Pärt. This piece is a minimalist piece in the Tintannabular style written by the living, Estonian composer, Arvo Pärt. He is one of my favorite composers. Check out all of the many variations another of his pieces called Fratres.
Mozart Violin Sonata in G Major, K.379, written around 1765, is also known as Mozart’s 11th sonata for piano and violin. The stormy Allegro in the first movement seems like it is more in the style of Beethoven than in the style of Mozart.