Wow, thanks drummer6! Way to boost a guy's morale! (BTW, what's your name again?)
Merci beau coup, Monsieur Morin-Paul! There IS more on the way!
(If you're wondering, I pushed my October, '07 competition date back two years, to '09. The stress of attempting mastery of Chopin's virtuosic E-Minor concerto, inside of one year, was giving me severe, chronic insomnia. Something had to give, so I decided it would be in my health's best interest to allow more time, (two whole years' time, in fact) to prepare. I have the whole concerto committed to memory (which was a monumental accomplishment for this mere mortal), I only need to bring it up to tempo.
It's amazing how when the stress of competition is removed, the body and mind are freed to thrive. If I can't get my performance of the opus 11 shipshape and Bristol fashion come 2009, I'll likely abandon the notion of participating in international piano competitions. I think I have it in me, but if I don't, that's fine.
For this year, the next pieces I'll post will be...an assortment of Chopin Etudes, Nocturnes and Preludes, Op28 (maybe op28/16!)some Beethoven Sonatas (either the Pathetique or the Appassionata.)
Chopin's Scherzo #1 in B-minor.)
Postscript--I've just begun work on Liszt's Transcendental Etudes! Six weeks in, my technique is again growing. I get giddy imagining the pianist I'll be in twenty years.
Well, that's enough monologue out of me...
Thanks again guys! Nico, post a recording of yourself as soon as you can. Good luck finding an instrument!