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My High School Senior Recital

I finally got around to posting my high school senior recital on YouTube. I showed this video to most of my students last year, and one student felt compelled to venture a guess as to what year the recital took place. He said, “I don’t think you’re any older than forty. From what people in the audience were wearing, I’m guessing it was in the eighties.”

Well. . . . It was in 1999. I’m 30. I guess it’s the baldness and cynical attitude that make me seem so old. It’s hard not to be cynical when you start going bald at age 21. I’m sure this is a tangent I’ll regret having written later on. Anyway, here are the links to the video of my recital, in order of how happy I am with my performance of each piece:

Scherzo in B Minor (Chopin)

Nocturne in B Flat Minor (Chopin)

Masks (Muczynski)

Sonata in E Minor (Haydn)

Prelude and Fugue in D Minor (Bach)

Yes, I prefer minor keys. They go well with my cynicism.