Fred Child called the Kreisler pieces Tim and I played on Friday "little bon-bons" and I couldn't agree more. Though on manuscript paper they seem simple, these show pieces are actually some of the most challenging to play as a pianist because of the element of freedom they require and how closely one has to stick to the marvelously whimsical improvisational style of the violinist's interpretation. Tim and I enjoy leading each other astray when we play these - tricking each other into falling for misdirection and surprise! In short, they're a blast to play and a pleasure to listen to. Enjoy!
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