With some of my out of state/country performances were canceled due to Covid-19, I was able to repurpose some grant money in order to get started on my three cd recording project. So, on May 18-20, I descended, mask and all, upon Albion College’s Goodrich Chapel. I managed to record the entire Beethoven Diabelli Variations, Op. 120! It is completely edited and ready to go. I’m so happy. I feel like my journey has really come alive with this project.
Managing this project is a big deal–I have the website to work on, practicing of course, trying to get the website out to non-commissioned composers, and trying to have a blog post every now and again. My sabbatical semester in Spring 2021 will allow me the time to record the other two CD’s throughout the semester and I’m thrilled that I have one CD finished at this point.
I need to thank my recording engineer, Kurt Juday, and my CD cover designer, Jim Stuart (who is also my awesome web designer). Additionally, I want to thank Jim Reeder of James Reeder Pianos, Inc., of Lansing Michigan for taking care of Albion College’s Steinway D so beautifully. My husband listened faithfully to every track and I am very thankful. Well, until my next post!!!