BYWEEKLY UPDATES (Section Two, Main Thread) - Submissions, Questions & Discussion
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- Section you worked on:
- One thing you found easy:
- One thing you found difficult:
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Section 2 ( 73-144)
what I found easy, we agree nothing is really easy when you you dive into the details
what I found really difficult: get the music so light and flowing as I imagined it. I keep therefore the capo, so, like Olli, I also pay a whole tone higher. Especially in the last segment ( bar 134-135) this VII th position is a bit uncomfortable for the L hand.
I transposed a few notes , mainly in the 5th variation, following the options given in the manuscript (4th and 5th baroque strings sounding 8va higher.)
My thoughts on adding trills and diminutions to these variations: the composer created such inspiring musical lines, with developing rhythmic patterns. I prefer to play those ‘clean’ and to add only on the resting points. Although I appreciate it a lot when I hear others play more elaborate ornamentation. Dutch austerity?