The New York Philharmonic is a little more hip this spring.
.. Well, make that HIP ~ as in Historically Informed Performance. In their recent concerts featuring Baroque music, the orchestra performed canonical works by Bach. They used some period instruments to play the music they way it was intended by its composer, like these Baroque bows that have a convex shape and create an airier, more puffed-up sound. HIP geeks love this. ;; I didn’t notice any of these zealots at our concert. If Patty and I were hip to HIP, we might have done things a little differently. We did freely interpret Breval’s Concerto II in D Major with only minor meddling. Lucky us, we had sage advice from Handsome Harmon the Cello Teacher….
a dash of sprezzatura…
and a berserkly great audience.
Happy Hour with Breval. Epicurean.