Oh that damn stage fright!
If I remember correctly from your private message, this was to be a large audience, so it is no wonder you had some stage fright. But Andreas - maybe that Scherzo wasn't as bad as you think. Still, I'm sorry you feel bad about it. And please - go ahead and Rapidshare me, baby!
I still have send you the rapidshare-link, my honey, yay.
Have you received it? The performance of the Scherzo has exactly 12 places, where are slips or arpeggios, which I have played frowsily. At the end in the Presto-Coda I have rumbled in an octave of g in the bass where it should be a...
If you don´t look at this 12 places it´s not so bad.
Do you mean that, or are you really saying that it's not sweet at all?
No, I mean this like I said it (not ironical). I love the French manner to be more spontaneous than we Germans mostly are. We Germans always want to plan and to fix things. The French people are more spontaneous and open. That´s better for creativity, I think.
O.k., I have read until chapter 4:
This novel is interesting IMO, because we get to know much thoughts and feelings of a piano player, who is a real concert-pianist and has made an international career. We get to know about his thoughts concerning the performance of his pieces, about wrong notes, in which cases they stand out and in which not so. We get to know something about the next concerts of Max Delmarc and a planed recording-session, in which he wants to record the complete work of Chausson (I don´t know this composer, btw). He lives in a soundproof appartment nearby Place du Chateau Rouge and there is a woman, named Alice, who still sleeps, when he comes home. He has a nice grand-piano in his appartment, where he practise at each time, because it´s soundproof. I suppose, Alice is his wife, I can´t remember, if this is said clearly in the third chapter, so what do you think?
But there is also another woman, Marc remembers each day, named Rose. She is a beauty, he has meat 30 years ago in a café, he hasn´t dared to speak to her and she not to him, suddenly she disappeared, after her studies of Cello were finished in Paris.
It´s interesting, that Marc always loses his stage fright after he is playing a while on the stage, isn´t it?
This novel is really interesting for me, because I´m really dealing with the problem of stage fright and playing in public myself at this time again.
So, what are your thoughts to our novel until now?