Posted by Steve Drake on May 11, 1999 at 08:11:01:
In Reply to: Performing with the flu (help) posted by Alex Bak on May 11, 1999 at 04:21:05:
Yikes! Sounds like a problem. However, you can probably "play through" your illness. Get plenty of rest, take some aspirin or tynenol, and don't be shy about bringing a hankerchief on stage with you, and using it between movements if you need to. I also like to use Robitussin CF, but it knocks out some people - it doesn't seem to effect me, except makes my sinuses work for about an hour.
: I have a concert scheduled for tomorrow night. I'm playing the first movement of the Brahms e minor sonata.
: The problem is I have the flu. Does anyone know of any quick fixes?
: My main concern is lack of strength. This sonata already poses problems of balance between the piano and cello as the cello is written mostly in it's lower register and the piano is loud!
: I had a rehearsal today and my arms were aching. My playing was correct but quite weak.
: Do you think adrenalin is all I need?
: Any suggestions appreciated,
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