Eric Phillips LOL, Eric. Your youth may be waning, but judging by your enthusiasm and energy, you still retain most of it! I listened to this again with the score in hand and realized that you’ve added a small cadenza - very nice! (I guess It’s the icing on the birthday cake!?)
David Krupka Thanks again! With the ritardando, I decided to end the phrase on the V7 chord (beat 2 of the measure before the double-bar). Then the last eighth-note of that bar became a chromatic pick-up to the return of the A section. I'm not sure if that's what Giuliani had in mind, but I like it.
I'll still take Sor over Giuliani, but I'm glad for having this opportunity to appreciate Giuliani much more than I had done so previously. I just hope that Rudy is no relation!
Eric Phillips Another fine performance, Eric. I love the little ‘tenuto’ you throw in when the opening theme reappears. Also, your fine handling of the chromatic approaches to the ends of phrases. (Is there a term for this musical device?) My one suggestion would be to emphasize more the dynamic contrasts indicated in the score. Thanks for posting!
David Krupka Thank you, David, for listening and for your comments. The tenuto just seemed like a natural thing to do, but I hope it wasn't overdone. I agree about the dynamics. While playing, I always think I'm doing the dynamic, but when I listen back, it just isn't there.