Sanz, Gaspar - Españoleta - D03

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Sanz, Gaspar - Españoleta - D03

Post by David McHarg » Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:36 pm

Hi,

This is a recording of a small piece called Españoleta by Gaspar Sanz. I played it through twice at different tempos since its such a short little piece and i think its nice at different tempos. Recorded with the Edirol R09HR & Rohan Lowe guitar. The edirol was placed about 18 inches away from the guitar pointing at about 12th fret.

A recent pic from perthshire here in sunny Scotland !.
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Hope you enjoy.

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Re: Sanz, Gaspar - Españoleta - D03

Post by rojarosguitar » Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:40 pm

Very nice, David!

I always find it a bit difficult to understand Sanz, but you seem to have an approach that works...
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Re: Sanz, Gaspar - Españoleta - D03

Post by kefka » Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:38 pm

I like how you decided to play the second round a bit slower. Nice touch! You play this little tune really good.

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Re: Sanz, Gaspar - Españoleta - D03

Post by Kenbobpdx » Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:26 pm

rojarosguitar wrote:Very nice, David!

I always find it a bit difficult to understand Sanz, but you seem to have an approach that works...
I always thought it was just me! I have the same problem with Sanz - the tunes just never quite make sense to me. Then I hear a nice recording like this and I wonder what is wrong with me. They tend to be such nice pieces when played as well as David plays them.

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Re: Sanz, Gaspar - Españoleta - D03

Post by petr » Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:17 pm

Nice interpretation.
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Re: Sanz, Gaspar - Españoleta - D03

Post by KeMe » Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:16 am

:bravo:
This certainly is one of my favorite pieces and I like the way that you interpreted it.
I think one of the greatest things about all of the recording here on the forum is that I get to hear pieces played that inspire me to work harder and give some of them a try myself.
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Re: Sanz, Gaspar - Españoleta - D03

Post by lagartija » Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:28 am

:applauso:

I like both versions. :D
The first feels more like a dance (which is what it is), and the second, although a bit slower did not lose that feel.
Kenbobpdx wrote:
rojarosguitar wrote:Very nice, David!

I always find it a bit difficult to understand Sanz, but you seem to have an approach that works...
I always thought it was just me! I have the same problem with Sanz - the tunes just never quite make sense to me. Then I hear a nice recording like this and I wonder what is wrong with me. They tend to be such nice pieces when played as well as David plays them.

Ken
When I first tried to learn three Sanz pieces, I too noticed that the melody and rhythm did not follow my expectations. I found them difficult to memorize. Then, after my teacher explained that they were all dances and that music at that time was mostly for dancing, I found some resources on line that showed some of these dances performed by dancers dressed in period dress. It gave me a context for the changes in rhythm that I found puzzling and it helped to imagine the people dancing when I played. Since then, I feel I understand the music of the time much better. It has aided in my interpretation of the pieces.
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Re: Sanz, Gaspar - Españoleta - D03

Post by robin loops » Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:07 am

I like the expression on the slow one. If you like Españoleta I recommend the rest of the suite (Suite Españoleta). It's got a lot of little pieces that are built around similar themes. It's a lot of fun... Most of it's pretty easy...
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