Sunday, May 1, 2011

Variations, take 2

My dad recently sent me this photo of the Flentrop manuals at Duke Chapel, in an email with the subject header "reminder." So amidst all the clay geek toys (and extra Holy Week and Easter services), I should report that I've been reasonably diligent about practicing the Dupré Variations. I took them for a test spin in a lesson with David A. on the Aeolian organ at Duke Chapel last week, and they didn't sound anywhere near as maliciously capricious as they did when I first started avoiding them. Indeed, it was amazingly informative and liberating to play them on such an expansive instrument. I'd even go so far as to say quite enjoyable. There's hope for me yet.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Liz! I love your blog and I loved seeing you and Stefan and meeting your son whose name escapes me once again (Elias?).
Anyway do you have an email?
Mine is and/or
Let's stay in touch and plan to get together VERY soon.
You are welcome in Pittsburgh ANYTIME!
Ok that's enough for a public comment. :)