Sunday, January 3, 2010

My Goals...

Ok, first of all, please note these are not my goals for this year. These are my goals for the next 10 years (I think that gives me adequate preparation time!) I believe Claire de Lune is possible for me to learn in this year. Anybody know any good piano teachers (in the Weber/Davis county area?) Anyway, prepare yourself for some very fine ear candy...

Clair de Lune by Debussy

La Campanella by Liszt

Liebstraume by Liszt

Cristofori's Dream by David Lanz

Fur Elise by Beethoven

Piano Concerto in B flat Minor by Tchaikovsky (obviously without the orchestra...and yes, I've seen it done on just piano)
You could also throw in something by Chopin, too!

I obviously have lots of work to do! All I can say is (and my mom would be proud) that I wish I didn't waste time during my piano lessons!



"[Confucius] taught that the country which develops the finest music, the grandest poetry, and the noblest moral ideals--that is, the country with the most exalted culture--will always yield the greatest power in the world."

-Letters from the Jade Dragon Box by Gale Sears

"Who is such a reprobate as I! And yet it seems that even I am in Somebody's hand!'

-Mr. Henchard in The Mayor of Casterbridge

"...[T]he magnitude of [life] is not as to [one's] external displacements, but as to [one's] subjective experiences."

-Thomas Hardy in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

"...I have a new love for that glittering instrument, the human soul. It is a lovely and unique thing in the universe. It is always attacked and never destroyed--because 'Thou mayest.'"

-Lee in East of Eden