Anyway, I don't have much piano progress to report. I haven't even begun Scarborough Fair. Instead, I wanted to post clips of two pieces I find very compelling, and would like to learn over the next, oh, year or so.
The first is from Ludovico Einaudi. It's a recording of Nefeli, off his Eden Roc CD. Nefeli is not the easiest of his pieces... that would be Limbo, most likely, but I couldn't find a clip of Limbo that I liked. Nevertheless, I am told Nefeli isn't impossible, and I would like to begin learning it some time next year. Limbo might come before that.
Any of you out there taking Christmas list notes, you might be interested to know that compilations of Einaudi sheet music can be had off Amazon. Just saying.
Next is something that appears to be much more challenging. The video clip itself is interesting enough. It's a compilation of self-photos, taken every day for over six years. Just the discipline required to do this is frankly pretty astounding. But I am much more interested in the accompanying piano music. Most of it is left of middle C, and there are even runs anchored on the lowest note on the keyboard. How cool would it be to be able to play this?
The music is Everyday (go figure) by Carly Commando. $7 off her MySpace page.
So, family (I know you're out there!), between now and the time I can play Liszt or Chopin, this is the sort of music you're going to hear me practicing. Well, that and my regular pieces I'll be playing out of Alfred's. Consider yourselves warned.