Back to BACH
I have learned most of the Bach works for solo violin ,but was always reluctant to learn Nr.3 in C-major. This Sonata includes the notorious fuga ,over 300 bars long and almost impossible to play. Just imagine : one solo violin has to play a four-voiced fuga and each voice needs to sound idiomatic and singular.
After a little journey into crossover genre in indonesia ,I had the inward urge to dive into heavy and serious work: I started to learn Nr.3.
I can never stop worshipping Bachs music. It invigorates and calms me at the same time. It is like a good workout on the instrument and for the mind , yet it is so much more. Playing Bach can be a spiritual experience. The music is superior in every aspect.
Also ,I started to learn Beethovens "Kreutzersonata" for my recital in Köln-Bensberg with pianist Ben Kim, who was suggested to me by a facebook friend from America, whom I never met!
I always take indications of composers very serious ,meaning: I want to understand ,what is the message behind their indications. With Beethovens music I found: if I really do what he wrote, his music becomes so extreme. I feel like ,he was in disgust of everything resembling normalcy or conformity.
Which reminds me very much of myself- normalcy bores me. Beethoven broke out of the corset the classical period laced people in. And he did with anger.