Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Boston Performance





I've been practicing piano to prepare for a Boston gig. The audience is my family and the concert will be performed at our son's beach home in July. Happy Happy Joy Joy!

My repertoire includes:

Beethoven's "Moonlight" sonata, first movement: Coming along nicely, just need to work on keeping the rhythm smooth. The ending also needs work.

Bach's A-minor Invention: Like all Bach pieces, this is very difficult. I've been working on it off and on for YEARS! I have the middle section memorized. Eventually I want to memorize the entire piece. But that won't happen before this performance.

Joplin's "Pineapple" Rag: I'm learning only the first two sections. All memorized! I used to know it but had to re-learn it. My favorite Joplin rag. The composer's notes say "slow march" which sounds so much better than blasting through at 90 miles an hour.

Linus and Lucy: Yep, the "Peanuts" theme song. I have an easy version which I've memorized. So much fun!

I can also play the opening bars to "One" from "A Chorus Line"!

Thank you. Thank you very much.
(Elvis impersonation)

2 comments:

Danny Dunne said...

Very impressive, Luana! Would like to hear the Peanuts theme in particular. Will there be video of your Boston concert?

BTW, great Elvis impression!

Danny

Name: Luana Krause said...

Thanks, Danny. I suppose I could make a video. I'm not a very good pianist. Mediocre at best. Actually worse than mediocre. On a scale of one to ten, ten being amazing, I'm a four. But I don't care because I love to play!