A few days ago the musician/blogger Tiana Feng (Ride the Tempo) posted a musing on her personal blog (Teepoo's Scribbles) entitled, Sometimes You Need Time Apart From Something to Miss It. The basic gist of this piece was that she is a piano player who had taken a hiatus from the instrument and was now looking to dive back into things by learning some new repertoire. This is a simple enough concept and an experience every musician has felt at some point in their own lives.
Tiana's post, and our subsequent conversation about it, is the inspiration behind today's intsallment of the TWD series, Episodes in Virtuosity. For me, writting about classical music in this series has served as one of the catalysts I need as a classical guitarist to keep my own practice motivation up. Today's selected pieces are:
Pierre-Laurent Aimard: Allegro con Spirito – Musica Ricercata by Gyorgy Ligeti
Gerald Garcia: Alfonsina y el Mar by Ariel Rameriez
Le Grande Terrie – II Eclosion by Olivier Bensa