As Promised: Master’s Recital Video Recordings

As promised, here are a few selections from my Master’s Recital in January!   I would have loved to be able to post the Gwyneth Walker piece for you to hear, but it is not old enough to be in the public domain yet so posting a recording online would not be legal (if I have my facts straight).  All the clips were edited with iMovie, a free video editing software that comes on all Apple computers.

Click here to view the post with the program notes for each piece.  Enjoy!

Haydn: Sonata No. 52 in E-flat Major, Hob. XVI:52 L. 62, Allegro.


Amy Beach: A Hermit Thrush at Morn, Op. 92 No. 2.


Prokofiev: Visions Fugitives, Op. 22, selected movements. (Sorry, no video for this one – Dad forgot to press record!)


Bach: French Suite No. 6 in E Major, selected movements.


Liszt: Waldesrauschen, a concert etude from Op. 58.


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6 thoughts on “As Promised: Master’s Recital Video Recordings”

  1. Beautiful!!! Especially enjoyed the Hermit Thrush piece and the Liszt. Just out of curiosity, how long did you prepare for the performance/ how long did it take you to memorize the pieces?

    1. Thanks, Leah! Some of the pieces were more recent than others. The most recent pieces were begun at the beginning of last semester (August 2010). The oldest piece was learned/memorized during the first semester of my master’s studies, in August of 2009. I refreshed the piece over the summer and through the fall semester. The Hermit Thrush piece was a more recent one, and I didn’t quite manage to get it memorized in time. I thought about taking it off the program because even without it I had the required 50 minutes of memorized music, but my instructor encouraged me to keep it on anyway and perform it with the music. I’m glad I did – I was happy to share such a beautiful piece of music. =)

      1. So about 5-6 months then? I am working on my own songs for my practicum exam and I haven’t had any idea on how long to expect myself to learn them in. I have 7 pieces to learn, and 5 of them need to be memorized. With RCM, we have the opportunity to take the exam every 3 months, but we have to register 2 months ahead of time. I’m just not sure how to know if I’ll be ready, and my instructor is pretty much leaving it up to me as to when I feel comfortable.
        All that said, I just started working on the pieces at the beginning of February.

        1. That’s about right, Leah. I was glad, though, that some of the pieces were originally learned last year. It’s surprising how much time it requires to polish/upkeep so much music by memory! I would allow yourself some extra time if I were you. =) Good luck!!

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