'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

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

The Guitar is a Jealous Mistress...

Robin seems to have recovered from his journey and is now enjoying warm, sunny weather, out at sea, on his way to Thailand.
There's no time to relax though.
After losing, more or less, three full days in travel, he now has plenty of practice to do, in order to limber up those fingers ready for his concert on Friday.

As Leo Brouwer once said, "The guitar is a jealous mistress, she will not love you if you don't spend the time with her."

Keep that in mind as you read the following quote:

With what attentive courtesy he bent
Over his instrument;
Not as a lordly conqueror who could
Command both wire and wood
But as a man with a loved woman might,
Inquiring with delight
What slight essential things she had to say
Before they started, he and she, to play.

Frances Cornford (1886-1960)
'The Guitarist Tunes Up'

Good job I'm not the jealous type.

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