Journey of 100
Performance for colleague Hastings-on-Hudson, NY June 22, 2012 8:30 P.M.
He loved the purity of pitch and sound…his comment was that I used vibrato in some places but not others, and because he found the purity of my sound so persuasive, it made him wonder if I might consider not using any vibrato. Personally I have not even considered this and have to think it through.
Non-vibrato as an 18th century norm, or as an 18th century aesthetic never appealed to me, and I believe that the notion is flawed to begin with.
The Players, NY …May 22 2012 7:30 pm
Program Dvorak Romance, Prokofiev Vocalise, Messaien Vocalise-Étude, Brahms G Major Sonata, Enescu Impressions D’Enfance, with photographic images by Peter Laytin.
Colleagues present. In this performance and the previous one at Lincoln Center, I felt free to allow fancy to direct my timing and dynamics in many of the variations, and colleagues with whom I spoke approved. The opening statement and the two dotted rhythm variations seem to function as an Introduction, the dotted rhythms recalling to my mind French Overture.
May 19, 2012 2:30 pm Lincoln Center, NY Bruno Walter Auditorium Recital with Robert Merfeld
Many colleagues present! Went really well, wonderful reception…great to have a resonant hall that allowed me to really push the envelope with the soft dynamics…Program Dvorak Romance, Prokofiev Vocalise, Messaien Vocalise-Étude, Brahms G Major Sonata, Enescu Impressions D’Enfance, with photographic images by Peter Laytin<