“How to play it, this regional power struggle of ours?”
ask the Iranians & the Saudis,
as they squint at flashpoints from Yemen to Syria,
rifts with Mid-East-rending potential.
On a smaller scale,
I struggle with Bach’s Unaccompanied Suite No. 2 in D Minor, the Prelude.
Every Monday Harmon teaches me the next thing I need to know.
I listen to YouTubes. Practice. I squint, but don’t rend; just roil on
how to play it.
* The YouTubes of famous cellists playing this piece are Very Different:
First Pablo Casals: https://youtu.be/dxMSoEeOOOU
Next: Janos Starker:
AND Jacqueline du Pre!!
and, finally, Yo Yo Ma: