Thursday, January 14, 2010

Piano Scholarship Deadline

Meggar has been working hard to prepare for the Truman State Piano Scholarship. Actually, for about 10 years. ;-) But the last two weeks have meant 1.5 hours a day polishing the finer points of her two pieces. I love the "Nocturne" Op. 72 No. 1 by Chopin the best of all she has played so far. It's only four pages. The "killer" is Mozart's "Sonata in B-flat Major" because it is eight pages, plus repeats, at an allegro rate of 153!! That requires very strong fingers from my skinny girl. Margie is an excellent coach, and pushes Meggar to try her best. After 30+ recordings, we burned a CD so it could be postmarked today. The live competition will be Feb. 20 at the campus. Later in the afternoon, it was pleasant to hear Meggar returning to her old, comfortable songs. See must be relieved. I am obviously proud.

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