Revised #introduction to reflect the state of my languages. 😋
I'm an amateur classical #pianist. Started learning properly at 34 and still going strong. Love Frédéric #Chopin. Admire Arthur #Rubinstein and Emil #Gilels, and am trying to model my playing on them (arrogant, I know 😅).
I'm itching to record this excerpt with the octaves, just to boast. 😜 Unfortunately, it's not yet the way I want it to sound.
Octaves are difficult. Fingering in octaves is a feat in itself. Making them sound like actual #piano is difficult. 😂
Still, that's one of the parts in this nocturne that I'm proud of the most. Even more than the Quartols From Hell.
The octaves make me feel myself like an actual pianist. 😁
Nobody so far, alas. I think people are not keen on learning Russian, because it's difficult and probably not very useful, let's be honest. :)
But would have been nice to have somebody with whom we could nag each other about our respective languages. 😂
On April 12 American dept. of state made a post on Facebook about the first manned flight to space - without actually mentioning neither Yuri Gagarin, nor the USSR. 😂
Let's celebrate the day when the first someone went to space from somewhere on a ship built by some state! 😆
I can't even. :) These people are willingly making godawful idiots out of themselves, and quite successfully at that.
There's no better time for washing windows than on the first Saturday of #CampNaNo, when you're already lagging behind your target wordcount.
I have about 40 minutes to reach the today's wordcount goal for #CampNaNo. :) Which is not much, because I set the bar low this month. And still, I'm looking basically at a blank page. lol
I was hoping to finish the epilogue-y thing before the Spring Camp #NaNo, but have not managed to pull it off. As always. Now it will surely make the event a bit more difficult for me.
Actually, I was not going to participate in neither Camp this year. But I have accidentally recruited a newbie who didn't want to wait until November. :) So now I kind of have to take responsibility.
Well. We'll see, I guess. Wish me luck. :)
Also. Alexandra #Trusova is absolutely fantastic. A Terminator. :) I can't remember anyone go from 12-th place in SP to 1-st in FP and bronze medal overall.
I have something like that happen to one of the characters in my novel, but not to that low a point. :) Besides, it's fiction. And Alexandra is a reality. #SashaIsAHero
So there we are. Three golden medals at #WorldFigure out of four. An all-Russian podium in Ladies (I don't remember that ever in my life, tbh), 1-st and 3-rd in Pairs, 1-st in Ice Dance. The only discipline we still lack in is Men (thanks to eternal Plushenko for that, it will take time to fix the damage).
That's what I was talking about. That's what all the screeching and demands of ban were actually about. They were better ready because of relatively normal competitive season. That's all.
Pianist. [Occasional] writer. Enamoured with aviation. Sea, salty wind and sailing ships lover. Junior Figure Skating fan. Cat lady. 🇷🇺 🏳️🌈
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