Here is the latest recording of Antara performing Schumann Concerto in A Minor!
Here we are starting a new Blog which is dedicated to our Listening Log. From now on, you are welcome to post your weekly Listening Logs here in a form of comment to this blog post. You can choose to continue to bring your paper versions to the lessons, or, you may choose to do a paper one week, then do a post on this website for another week. Either way, each completed Listening Log will earn you a Sticker!
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Recorded by Antara Hebbar in 02.2015
Selvina Kong, piano
Fedor Ouspensky, conductor
South Lakes High School Orchestra
Please, note at 3:20 a “terrible” glitch! the pianist had a complete black-out memory slip, so devastating that she seemingly lost her place altogether. This is a very common situation for inexperienced (and very experienced!) performers. But keep watching, and pay attention to how much more relaxed and confident she gets after she finally makes a recovery from the event! and how poised and proud she is afterwards receiving the greeting from the audience. And how supportive and enthusiastic are the applause!
Sure, when you go to a concert presented by professional artists, rarely something of this magnitude happens, but when it does… the audience actually LOVES it even better! Why? Because it makes the artists people, more human, not so much like remote idols covered in the glitter of glory. Especially if the artist is actually a truly artistic and expressive musician:)
Below watch the recording from the same concert, this time edited. How do you think we get all those absolutely note-perfect recordings on labels? Hmmmmm….
(Story by her dedicated and nervous mom, Sharon Yip) …..
As you can see from the video, she made bunch of mistakes, sounded messy in many places. She was embarrassed and frustrated (take a look at her facial expression when making big mistakes, and at the end …) She said:
I reminded her about what her teacher always told her –
She finally decided to go. The result? She followed her teacher’s advice, tried her best, and won the first place 🙂