Week 2: Sleeps a Song in all things! 🎶

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Who is your favorite romantic lyricist?


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  • Mertz - Op 13 An Malvina (May 12)

    I decided to try this well-known piece next. I have always liked it, but looking at all those endless sixteenth notes on the page would scare me off. Once I actually tried playing it, though, it wasn’t too bad. Lots of open strings.

    This piece seems very representative of the style of this era. There is lots of room for rubato and ultra-expressive playing. I'm sorry I messed up the ending so badly. I'll keep working on this.

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    • Eric Phillips this is romantic guitar! an all time favorite! you’re doing a great job. Beautifully played, very musical. It’s a pure joy listening to your interpretation. Yes there’s work to do. played  by heart this kind of music will seem  easier, more natural, maybe  (even) more free in rubato,. But I agree with Jack Stewart great level interpretation .

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    • joosje Thank you, Joosje. I will keep working. Memorizing music is difficult for me, and when it does happen, it's more unintentional. We'll see if that happens for me with this piece.

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      • Moyses Lopes
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      Eric Phillips Great choice and wonderful interpretation, Eric! Well-known pieces are a bit more challenging to play, I guess. But it's not a problem for you. Thank you for sharing!

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  • Love this one Eric - sounding great!

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    • Rick Lord Thanks, Rick. Hopefully I'll work out the blunders.

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  • Mauro Giuliani's Opus 46 Choix de Mes Fleurs Chéries - "Le Rose,"  part 2

    Finally found some time to work on the second half of this little gem. Still working out a more sensitive use of Rubato.  I think I will go back and do some slow metronome practice to really embed the pulse in my mind and then return to a more emotional expression. The final arpeggiated section in mms. 53-53 could cry out for an accelerando and will work on that as the notes become more comfortable. 

    I've started working up Fernando Sor's Cantabile #3 from his 6 Bagatelles Op. 43 as well as work on Paganini's Romanza from the Grand Sonata and hope to have some snippets up by Sunday.

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      Rick Lord That was beautiful, Rick. 
      I found this performance very expressive. I look forward to your next update as well as your other works.

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    • Rick Lord beautiful performance. Agree with Jack Stewart very expressive, well phrased and timed. 

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    • Rick Lord Breathtaking! Your control of dynamic and tone color is so good.

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    • Eric Phillips Jack Stewart joosje Thanks for taking time to listen. Glad to share this piece and the beauty it offers.  

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    • Rick Lord Bravo!  

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      Rick Lord Really beautiful, your playing and video productions were all top and professional level.

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      Rick Lord Such a moment, Rick! Thank you so much! An amazing interpretation, full of richness and inspiration. Bravíssimo!

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    • Dale Needles  Wai  Moyses Lopes

      Thanks for listening and commenting - it is an inspiring piece and will keep polishing it for sure.

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    • Rick Lord wonderful playing, thank you

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  • J.K. Mertz nocturne andantino opus 4 no 2 part 1 

    https://youtu.be/pv-PpQdbYUc

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  • here's the video

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      Vilio Celli Very good, Vilio. You have a good grasp of this Nocturne, both technically and musically. 

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    • Jack Stewart thanks Jack being working on it

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    • Vilio Celli A beautiful melody, played very well, Vilio. I think this makes three of us playing Mertz now.

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      Vilio Celli Well played. I don't know why (maybe the lyrical quality of the music?), but Mertz's music really appeals to me.

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    • Vilio Celli that was beautiful, Vilio. Great choice .

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      • Moyses Lopes
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      Vilio Celli Beautiful, Vilio! Good choice and you played so well. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Vilio Celli thank you, I did not know this one, like to watch and listen your playing!

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    • Eric Phillips I try, but far from success;-)

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