Right now, I’m listening to a fellow bassoonist’s recording from masterclass on Friday. It’s beautiful. He’s done a lovely job and sounds not a lick nervous but I KNOW he meant there to be more emotion in there. I’m struck by how hard we work to not only get the notes of the music but the core, the guts, the emotion of the music. We hear it in our heads. We know EXaCTLY what we want and where, but getting it translated through the instrument is.. difficult at best.
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