It is 7:45pm and I am backstage in the greenroom here at Heinz Hall.
Tonight we are working with maestro Tortelier in a program that
includes "Overture to Der fliegende Hollander" (The Flying Dutchman) by
Richard Wagner and "La Mer" three symphonic sketches by Claude Debussy.
Contrast indeed because Wagner states and developes whereas Debussy
evokes and suggests.
Now it is Wednesday March 15th. The concerts were wonderful.
Tortelier is a great conductor. I’ve had the Debussy running through my
mind sice this weekend. Next week we play Dvorak with Andrés Cárdenes.
No doubt those themes will be stuck with me for the following week.
More next week.