Saturday, February 10, 2007

Catherine Moody, Live at the Acropolis

Congratulations to Catherine Moody, on her two-hour debut concert at the Acropolis Stadium. It was a spectacular program, consisting of:
  • Schubert: Valses sentimentales nos. 1-5
  • Mozart: Sonata in F major K332, 1st movement
  • Brahms: Intermezzo in E flat “Shepherd's Lullaby”
  • Chopin: Études op. 25 no. 1 "Harp", op. 10 no. 3 “Tristesse”, op. 10 no. 8
  • Bach: Prelude in B minor from "The Well-Tempered Clavier”, Book II
  • Beethoven: Sonata no. 27 in E minor
    • 1. Mit Lebhaftigkeit und durchaus mit Empfindung und Ausdruck (“With vivacity, and with sentiment and expressivity throughout”)
    • 2. Nicht zu geschwind und sehr singbar vorgetragen (“Not too fast, and highly lyrical”)
  • Liszt: Harmonies du soir "Evening harmonies"
- Intermission -
  • Selected compositions by Catherine Moody's real life alter ego (1981-present)
    • I. Prelude (2003)
    • II. Childhood innocence: Budgerigars, Opus Two, Sketch in G (1988-1990)
    • III. Studies in classical form: Sonatina (1995), Étude (1998)
    • IV. Sentimental miniatures: Dreams of Bygone Days, Valse Mélancolique, Reality and Fantasy (1995-1996)
    • V. Trials and tribulations: Sonata in Bb minor—1. Funeral March (1995), 2. Adagio (2006); Despair (1999); Waltz “In Your Absence” (2003)
    • VI. Contemplation no. 3 “Prayer for the unfortunate” (2003)
I believe the audio stream peaked at around 50 unique listeners! I'm really looking forward to hearing more of Catherine Moody in the future. :)

For me, the concert was enhanced by the presence of the lovely ladies Miss Virrginia Tombola...
... Rhetorica Acronym, and Johanna Hyacinth.

Why am I posting pictures? Because I get out so infrequently, that the sheer novelty of seeing other avatars forced me to take snapshots :)