So, I printed off the beginning of the third movement of Bachs double yday.
The excitement abounded. I couldn’t wait to hear me playing it again, 32 years later.
It’s magnificent, enlightening, irridscent. The descending drama of the thirds that leads to some contrasting gentility and slight vibrato that is bombarded by those stabbing triplets is absolute aural hedonism.
I had already warmed up by revisiting the beginning of the first movement, warmed by all its welcoming jollility. So simple sounding and scale and arpeggio based. The Bach trade mark repetitive motifs that are slightly altered as my fingers fly in flight is so familiar and homely.
I need to keep practising if I’m gonna do this audition. Let’s hope I stay disciplined over the coming days!