Carlevaro - Compositions

This discussion thread is dedicated to Carlevaro's compositions aspect of his work.

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    • Wainull
    • Wai_Ng
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    Microestudios No.17

    Taking a break from the monthly challenge this month, I decided to continue my journey of micro-studios. This time it is #17, a beautiful piece but a bit abstract for me to find the right sound of it. Although I didn't play it very well, I still hope to capture the mood of this piece. (I will definitely revisit it some other time)

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    • Wai Very nice, Wai.  This is one of my favorite Microestudios.  You play it very well.  There is a certain etheral quality to this piece which requires a light otherworldly sound and a variety of tonal color.  In any case, keep that in mind as you continue to practice this piece.  You will find this piece grows on you.  Also, in case you are interested, Alfredo Escande's bio of Carlevaro was just published in English in an electronic format.  Well worth the read.  Here is the link:  

      Abel Carlevaro. A New World for the Guitar (lulu.com)

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      • Wainull
      • Wai_Ng
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      Dale Needles Thanks Dale! Your comments are one of the most valuable things I got in Tonebase, "variety of tonal color" is something I need to work on, I will keep that in mind when I practice. The book you mentioned I am quite interested in, let me see if it can be read on Kindle, thanks!

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  • Here is the second movement of Carlevaro's sonata, Cronomias, entitled Intermezzo.  I have been working on it since mid-January and am pretty pleased with the progress to date, although it still needs to mature over time.  Carlevaro definitely pushes the boundaries with his use of tonal language and color in this movement.  Hope you all enjoy. Blaise Laflamme Moyses Lopes Jack Stewart Wai Stefanie Mosburger-Dalz Barney joosje

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    • thank you so much! great work, it makes me feel time drip second for second, feeling different each moment: dense, slow, complex, light, heavy, and I did not know that he was so modern! You reveal so much to us, and I am grateful for that!

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    • Dale Needles Bravo Dale, what an accomplishment! You create such a mood and your use of colors and dynamics serve very well the 芦not so easy禄 musical material. While we're at a totally different place I can definitely see some patterns and musical concepts similar to what's in the Preludios Americano.

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      • Barney
      • Barney
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      Dale Needles Wow!  Dale, this is amazing.  I was captured by your convincing performance which contains so many technical and musical elements.  It held my interest with its mood till the very end.  Bravo!!

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      • Jack_Stewart
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      Dale Needles Wow! This was amazing, Dale. You have done a great job of presenting this really challenging piece and making sense of its difficult musical language.  

      And just in time for your vacation! Have a great time.

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    • Jack Stewart Barney Blaise Laflamme Stefanie Mosburger-Dalz Thanks for your kind words and so glad you all like Carlevaro's Intermezzo.  It was a lot of fun to learn and so much going on in the music.  And, yes Blaise, I agree there are some patterns reminiscent of Preludios Americanos.  I can definitely see a phrase in the middle that echos a similar phrase in Tamboriles.  However, as you would agree, Intermezzo and Cronomias as a whole are much more adventurous.   I was glad to get this posted before I head out of town for a month.  I leave for France on Tuesday and will be returning on April 27th.  While I will be checking in periodically on Tonebase, I am taking the month off from playing and looking forward to enjoying the sites of Paris, Brittany and the Dordogne Valley.  

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      • Barney
      • Barney
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      Dale Needles Have a great trip Dale!!

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    • Dale Needles absolutely this work is far more challenging musically! I wish you a great trip and enjoy as much as you can, see you when you're back!

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    • Dale Needles Have a good time in my beloved France!!!...they have Kleynjans ;-)

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    • Dale Needles I finally dived into this presentation which really deserved to be digested with full concentration. It鈥檚 an impressive performance, so rich with colour and intense playing. I was not fully aware of the innovative compositional language of maestro Carlevaro. Thank your for bringing this to our attention and in such a convincing way. It is very demanding material and you have to find a  way to bring it to life . You did that, with great expressiveness and attention to every detail. Wonderful!

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    • joosje Thanks, Joosje. I really appreciate your kind words. Yes, Carlevaro's compositional style is very modern at times, influenced by such composers as Maurice Ohana, Camargo Guarnieri, and Alberto Ginastera.

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