I was a little surprised, amused,and very slightly alarmed to see something from my Twitter feed reprinted in the current BBC Music Magazine (September issue- buy your copy today). I do always try to remember that, unlikely as it seems, people do read these things. Thanks to BBC Music Mag for frittering away a bit of your day reading my silliness. Much appreciated.
Funnily enough, when I typed that, I’d been practicing about 4 hours without a break, and was sweat-soaked, sore and with very raw fingers. I had every right at that moment to feel like a proper practice martyr. Seeing it re-posted, I feel like a student back at IU being overheard griping about practicing by one of my teachers. I feel like I’ve just been busted for slacking. I can just hear some voice of authority saying “Zee Kennets, zees ist vhy you vill neffer be a really great cellist!”
Anyway, to my colleagues at BBC Music, I now answer: Yes, I know all too well there isn’t…. But there must be…..