Hi Manny- Can you help me change my thinking about something? I've been working on excerpts for so long that they normal ones have become stale and not passionate. I find that the ones that I learned later such as some of the opera literature or more obscure orchestral stuff comes off much better and easier than Pictures, Pines, Mahler 5, etc. Is there a way to change the way I'm looking at these often-asked-for excerpts to make them more musical and passionate? Thanks a lot!