So I mentioned that I was growing increasingly interested in the evolution of cello technique and the various cello schools in a previous post. I’ve been researching Martin Berteau (considered the “grandfather of the cello”) the past few days (yeah, this is what I do in my free time when not teaching, performing or composing) and have managed to find a handful of articles and dissertations about him and the French Cello School. I’m sure there are more out there. Most likely they’re going to be in French, which gives me a good reason to brush up on my French I suppose.
And when the hell did they decide the Sammartini Sonata was actually composed by Berteau? I must have missed the memo–or more likely, I’m still way out o the academic cello world.
This is the frustrating part as well as being half the fun. Like a little quest for knowledge. I should probably just start a bibliography, but at the very least I recently (earlier today) accessed my delicious.com account (I had no idea they had changed the name/url from del.icio.us) so I’ll probably be storing links there now. Sad thing is, it seemed like a wonderful idea when I first encountered it, but I haven’t added a link since ’06 – ugh. I had completely forgotten about it. Not just forgotten I had an account, but forgotten the site existed until recently paying attention to share functions on websites which usually include a delicious icon.
Anyway, as some of you have noticed if you’re catching my blog from facebook that posts from way back have been popping up from time to time from my blog. That’s because I’m slowly going back over old posts and making sure they are all tagged and then posting to the twitter feed and facebook in the process.
I’m trying to not post at least once a day (though I missed yesterday), so it may look (to facebook users) that I’ve been far more active than that, but I assure you, it takes seconds to add tags and update a post–I’m not spending my life online posting half a dozen blogposts a day (even if I do have a gazillion blogs)! 🙂