They both started out not really knowing where they were going but up for a challenge. Then it was fun but hard then it was hard but rewarding with some fun. The journey wasn't learning about the music.
"I wouldn't mind winning and I wouldn't have been able to say that before this. Its all right to say that I want to take it to the end and see where I can go"
"I've won anyway cos I've learned so much."
He wasn't robbed.
A delight for me was Maxim Vengerov replacing at short notice one of the other judges... Ha! big bonus. Given up playing now, he teaches and conducts. Shame, sublime.
About 12 years ago he was in an advert that was really only shown in cinemas. I forget what the product was, it might have been Coco from Chanel.
Anyway he was in the Waves on an amazing beach. playing a bit of Beethoven'sViolin Concerto as a serenade. Obviously this advert was made JUST for me.
Maxim also needed a few more greens as a child - just a little bit short.... perhaps I am picky
Another amusement was the Radetzki March. (audience conducting here too) This is ancestral whistling music for Ocelot calling and it works a treat every time - sustained rhythmic high notes.
They are compelled. Hard to whistle when laughing... worth the concentration to see their consternation, strong little wills.. Very Funny
Which is just as well, because tomorrow I may be pressed with my chin against my knees curled up tight in a localised black hole.
Oh well . It's worse than that its Physics Jim!
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