Toljari Cycle #2: Kabalevsky Violin Concerto #1 Mvt 1.

Since I decided to start off the Cycle just a week and a half ago, I didn’t really have time to throw together something fancy music-wise, so I had to make do with what I was already doing, which was re-learning the Kabalevsky.

Why Kabalevsky? Well, it’s usually regarded as a student concerto, which is fine by me: you don’t go from zero to Ysaye in a week and a half, especially when you’ve never played Ysaye before. Plus, it’s a happy little song, and emotionally straightforward.

However, being easier to play did not mean I could hit it out of the park. Apparently, I have much to learn when it comes to recording audio, because either I cannot phrase to save my life, or my room and mic conspire to deaden my sound and I just haven’t noticed because I fail at having recording space.

Oh, right, you might be interested in getting the actual recording. Maybe.

Now, the content of the recording is a little wonky. Like I said before, I can’t phrase pschoacoustically effectively to save my life (no sense in trying to blame inanimate objects), my diction isn’t very clear when the doublestops come into the picture, I had a pretty inconsistent speed, the accompaniment was arranged and recorded in half an hour, and I just plain make mistakes.

It’s not okay, but I shipped.