Whew, what a day. Spent my morning translating French into English, and now I shall wait hopefully to learn if I did or did not pass my first language examination here at McGill. I'm pleased with what I turned in - there were no major hiccups, as far as I could tell, and my finished product read like more than passable English.
I moved right from the exam to lunch (beans, couscous, chicken salad sandwich, mmm).
After an hour, it was time to teach. Today we covered three genres of the classical era other than the symphony (which we had discussed the previous two days). Sonata, concerto, string quartet. Watched Alfred Brendel perform Mozart's K.457, and the Borodin Quartet perform the final movement of Beethoven's op.59 no.2. I could explain the genre of, say, string quartet until I'm blue in the face, but I think it's more effecient and instructive to show the students how four musicians conspire and become one.
Now, it's off to prepare both a review session and a lecture of Mozart's Don Giovanni.