Month: January 2015

Getting Back on the Musical Horse

I’ve come to a decision regarding Item No. 14: “Perfect (and memorize) at least one classical music piece. Namely, the exact piece(s) I will be perfecting this year: Rachmoninoff’s “Prelude in C# Minor” and Chopin’s “Premiere Ballade in G Minor.” Full disclaimer: I’m cheating a bit on this one… I learned both pieces seven and six years ago, respectively, and I had actually performed them for a county-wide competition while in high school. But I mainly chose these two pieces because, having studied and performed them both before, that makes it a bit easier for me to really hone them down this year. And, out of most of the items on this to-do list, I really don’t want to fail to complete Item No. 14.