This is a funny yet interesting question. I have to admit that yes I practice on Christmas day... but the "take a break" option is just as valuable. I write this blog because yesterday, I caught my brother doing what I consider a "crime": doing maths the 23 of december when he should be enjoying his holidays! I grab his books and calculator 30 sec and said him a little speach about how I find it could be bad for his psychological health to do scolar things for fun on dec 23... But, he really like maths so I was kind of joking! He said to me that it was totally crazy too to spend my vacations playing violin all day long! (yes shame on us too to practice compulsivly!) How funny to realize that what tortures someone is an enjoyable thing for another! So I was just wondering how much of us consider it is a crime to practice on Christmas day (if you don't have Christmas gigs or such things, of course) and how much of us consider it is just normal. I also want to mention for those who could call me selfish that I don't have children because of course, it would be selfish to neglect your own children on Christmas day to do your violin practices!
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Just a few words to remember to every Oistrakh fan that we are in the lasts day of his 100th year! Time passes and we often don't realize a specfic event will never comme back again. The Oistrakh's 150th and 200th are to come but there is just one year to celebrate Oistrakh's 100th birthday (thus his 100th year) and we are lucky to be alive to celebrate this event! What an incredible artist and human being! Their is no words strong ennough to express the beauty of his sound, the very special musicality, the incredible will and hope his music projects, the perfect technique and the most solid and clean double stops ever!
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I had a nice little presentation but failed to upload it sorry!
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