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.

2 comments:

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!