Mertz, J. K. - op.13/06 Tarantelle - D08

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Mertz, J. K. - op.13/06 Tarantelle - D08

Post by Bertran » Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:03 am

I start to learn this dangerous, Sicilian, spider dance last summer.
Interesting is wide scope of different guitar technique all in one,...
All in all, I hope you like it. :)

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Re: Mertz, J. K. - op.13/06 Tarantelle - D08

Post by George Crocket » Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:36 am

:bravo:

Well played. I enjoyed it a lot. I have been working on some of the pieces in the Bardenklänge, but not this particular one. I must have a look. :D

Thanks for posting.
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Post by spanishguitarmusic » Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:21 am

Very nice playing of this Tarantella! :bravo: :merci:

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Post by lagartija » Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:04 am

:applauso:

Nicely done! [ I would need eight legs to dance to that.:chaud: ]

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Re: Mertz, J. K. - op.13/06 Tarantelle - D08

Post by Bertran » Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:28 pm

Thank you my dear friends,

Thanks spanishguitarmusic and lagartija,
This dance is very specific and while I play this piece I think about men and girls that dance at this music or spider's intention that are reflect at many part of this dance.
Yes, for dancing it will be useful to have 8 legs, for playing sometime 6 fingers. :)

George Crocket,
Thanks a lot! Mertz's Bardic sound (Bardenklange) pieces are his great gift for guitar world (although with piano on his mind).
I also played Capriccio from this opus and find it very useful but this Tarantelle is something special.

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Re: Mertz, J. K. - op.13/06 Tarantelle - D08

Post by Luuttuaja » Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:54 pm

Thanks for the recording! I like to listen to some Italian tarantellas, and your performance had a clear "dance" feel to it. I'm not yet very familiar to Mertz's music - I think I've only once heard the whole Barden-Klänge op. 13. But I'm definitely going listen to his works more, as I'm quite interested in early romanticism at the moment.

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Post by Bertran » Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:44 pm

Hi Luuttuaja and thanks to your post and support.

Yes, some composers are maybe not so exposed at the first glance but when we start to investigate and play their works, we can discover new music worlds and beauty behind the curtain.
Barden-Klange opus definitely deserve much more attention.

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Post by Logan G » Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:07 pm

Well done! I love the music of Mertz (so much so I named my son after him). What a delight to listen to. Thank you.

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Re: Mertz, J. K. - op.13/06 Tarantelle - D08

Post by Kenbobpdx » Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:08 pm

Betran,
I missed this when you first posted. Very well done! It has been a long time since I've heard this played.

I used to hear this played at senior recitals by a few of the more talented students and I have been at master's cases where it was dissected. You really nail the energy of the dance form. Very impressive, indeed.
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Re: Mertz, J. K. - op.13/06 Tarantelle - D08

Post by Bertran » Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:33 pm

This piece is very interesting but with frequent changes of rhythm is demanding enough . Specially with rapid speed-up at the end.

I'm sure that masterclass can give you very important information and advice. I'm self-taught and all my advice come to me from my own understanding and listening others/my own recordings.

Thank you very much Logan G and Kenbobpdx for your approval and support!

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