Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Learning from others
During double bass lesson today, my tutor asked if I have heard the recordings of Dragonetti's Concerto in A. In my efforts to learn from others, and since it would take time to find good recordings and to purchase them online, I approached YouTube and found the above recording performed by: "Ben Harris, Student of Eugene Levinson at the Juilliard School, performs with the Orquesta Sinfonica de Xalapa conducted by Eugene Kohn in Mexico."
I like the clarity of the harmonics played by Ben Harris. I have a lot to learn from him in terms of playing those passages with running notes. My left-hand shifts need more refinement.
Personally, I would prefer the second movement and third movement of this concerto to the first movement. Somehow the first movement looks technically challenging yet felt not as interesting to me. Anyway, this would be a work that I would be working on for the next couple of weeks at least. Hopefully one day I could play better.