Thursday, November 20, 2008

G.F. Handel - Messiah (01 - Sinfonia)

I started working on the Messiah in my cello lesson this morning. My teacher was enthusiastic and agreed with my plan to play only those movements I can play well by performance time. And she will play too. I am excited. She said to listen to a recording of Messiah every day, score in hand. I am not entirely sure where my Messiah CD is, but, YouTube is right here at hand, and this is the opening movement, so I will start here.


yarnplayer said...

Sounds like they play the first part of of that movement faster than our conductor takes it, the second part about the same tempo or maybe a tad faster than our performance.

I agree with your teacher - play what you can, and have fun!

Maricello said...

My teacher and I played that first part slower too. I'll go with slower on the second part too!