Sunday, May 20, 2018
Our Last Recital
Through the years as parents, my wife and I have watched many piano, violin, and trombone recitals and orchestra performances of our children. The last ever of these occurred yesterday, when our youngest child, our daughter Gabi, played her final violin recital. She has taken piano, violin, and voice for many years. She played three numbers, two of which were a surprise. She played the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35: 2nd and 3rd Movements. We surprised her teacher when all three of my daughters played for him, whom we refer to as Papa Chukhlov, the Allegro of Vivaldi's Concerto in F Major for Three Violins and Piano. Gabi and Papa Chukhlov surprised us with a violin duet of Dmitri Shostakovich's Romance (from The Gadfly). Here is the latter.