Week 2: Share your Love!
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Mallorca Feb 14
Here is another update on this piece. This time I silenced my phone first, so no interruptions! Just for fun, I decided to put some reverb on it. Let me know if you like it.
If you are interested, I have also been working on Jose Ferrer's Op 6, Brisas del Pernaso. Today, I recorded the third piece of the opus, a nocturne. Most of Ferrer's music is at a really good playing level for me - difficult enough to challenge me, but not so difficult that I lose motivation.
Really good, phrasing and sense. Just a very small insecurity in the end B section.
the only thing I ( and Segovia) miss is the Ab9 chord in measure 6 and 7. That is the Yates edition. it is the most difficult part of the piece so I understand he changed the chord to a A7.
PS I guess you referred to Segovia fingering because of the famous Michael Chapdelaine masterclass on Mallorca with Segovia. What a confident young man.
good luck with your works.
Unfortunately these days I only get to the guitar a couple of hours each week
Update on Lagrima...and a new piece: Venetian Boat Song by Felix Mendelssohn!
I believe I am getting the mechanics down now for Lagrima. There were some fingering decisions that I've had to make that seem to have slowed the process down a bit. I'm still not at the point where I feel free from the mechanics to fine tune the interpretation and dynamics, but Rome wasn't built in a day!
Also, I was thinking that Lagrima wasn't "enough" for this challenge, so I decided to throw another song into the fire. Venetian Boat Song by Mendelssohn is a piece that I have always loved since I first heard Julian Bream perform it decades ago. I've attempted to start it before, but got distracted. This is a perfect time to revisit it. What could be more romantic than gliding along in a gondola in Venice?
I am just getting started with this, so this is a very rough run through of just the first 16 measures - which is interesting, since the entire piece of Lagrima is just 16 measures!