Sitting with a glass of red wine after the first day of recording – how much more fulfilling does life get? Next to me my dear producer Andrew Keener, who kept up with my horrible moods during the last movement of the last Reger Suite – my God, why does this guy write such difficult stuff????Actually, I just realized that the three recordings I did so far for Hyperion (five including this double Reger cd) have been all with the same recording crew, and I feel so lucky because they took my fear of recording away. Well, it still stresses me out a whole lot, and I can’t wait that it will be over, but for now we got the two most difficult pieces out of the way and I am positive that we will finish it all tomorrow afternoon and I can go home!
At some point my fingers really didn’t want to function any more, the left wrist was completely blocked, it showed in the result, so Andrew suggested we’d call it a day. But I was so desperate to get the most dangerous place out of the way that I tortured my poor, abused hand through the last half hour which normally should have taken 10 minutes… Well, it’s always a gamble between being on the edge and giving up because of exhaustion. Somehow I function extremely well with just a few drops of gas left, but without – no chance.
That’s why we are filling up on red wine right now, to have some gas tomorrow 🙂