I love Sunday mornings. Mainly because it is the one day of the week when we don't (usually) have to rush around. Also, it's preceded by, more often than not, a late night.
Yesterday was no exception, Robin didn't get home until well after midnight. We then sat and chatted for a while, consequently another late night.
So this morning it was a delight to see clear blue skies, sun streaming through the windows, and Beethoven Violin Concerto in D playing whilst we had our morning coffee.
Not once, but twice.
Both fabulous performances, the first by Itzhak Perlman, the second by Heifetz.
We debated it long and hard but eventually decided that the Heifetz recording just had the edge over Perlman. The playing on both was fantastic, it was just the interpretation that won us over.
But it's so subjective I could easily vote the other way given a different mood or frame of mind.
That's the beauty of music.
'As always, it was sheer pleasure to observe Robin Hill's remarkable fluent technique: everything looks easy when he plays it.' Colin Cooper- Classical Guitar Magazine ----- 'Wonderful for their (Hill & Wiltschinsky) precision, touch and clarity of sound... refined virtuosity, the achievement of a long interpretive process.' Il Giornale D'Italia (Rome) ----- 'I loved your CD and thought your technique and performance were fabulous...' Rick Wakeman