Barrios Mangoré, Agustín - La Catedral l Prelude Saudade

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Barrios Mangoré, Agustín - La Catedral l Prelude Saudade

Post by doralikesmath » Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:45 pm

This is my quickly recorded Prelude Saudade I made few hours ago. I somehow missed the 3rd to last harmonic chord and think I shouldn't post this record, but couldn't help myself :oops: Right now I'm still learning the last movement, the Allegro, and probably will re-record the whole piece again at some point.
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Re: Barrios Mangoré, Agustín - La Catedral l Prelude Saudade

Post by lagartija » Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:07 pm

:applauso: :-)
When you say "quickly recorded", do you mean that you just sat down and recorded without making several attempts? Or do you mean you haven't been working on the piece that long? Or do you mean that you have presented the raw file without any processing?

I suspect perhaps, that we are at about the same level in our playing, so I have several questions for you.
How long have you been playing the Prelude?
Which interpretation of this piece inspired you to take it up and whose interpretation do you currently like best?
Are you currently working with a teacher?

Thank you for sharing it with us. It takes a lot of guts to post a recording during the development of our interpretation. Here at Delcamp, we are all a "work in progress". :-D
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Re: Barrios Mangoré, Agustín - La Catedral l Prelude Saudade

Post by doralikesmath » Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:23 pm

Thank you lagarijia for listening and commenting on my recording. I took it in one take and didn't do any post-processing, except removing the empty spaces in the beginning and ending of the record. Was pretty nervous so I missed that chord...

I've practising the Prelude for more than a month, surely not long enough to have my own "interpretation" of the piece. I took my inspirations from John Williams and the anonymous but famous recording from Ace Combat 4, but recently falling in love with Manuel Espinas' performance at GSI. I really like how he changes the dynamics and uses vibrato with the whole pieces. I didn't use any vibrato here, though. I'm still experimenting what I like best for the piece.

I wish I will have time to get a teacher in near future, but sadly I'm on my own for now...
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Post by lagartija » Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:40 pm

Yes, just a month is a bit early to have fully developed an interpretation. :D

I wish the teachers would sometimes comment on the recordings, but I know they might be reluctant because they don't know if the poster really wants helpful criticism or accolades for getting through the piece.

Anyway, do you know what you want to do next in the development of the piece? That is, now that you know the notes, do you know what to do next to bring it closer to the version you have in your head?
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Re: Barrios Mangoré, Agustín - La Catedral l Prelude Saudade

Post by kloeten » Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:09 pm

Many recordings of this piece on this forum, I have posted one too, so feel free to comment on that one if you like.

Well played! I have two suggestions:

- Let the melody notes ring as long as possible. It sounds as if you mute some of the shorter melody notes. Is there a finger resting on the string perhaps?
- Use a more steady rhythm for the arpeggio's, be modest with the rubato.

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Post by spanishguitarmusic » Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:51 am

:bravo: So very nice playing and at the right tempo too. I really enjoyed listening to it! :merci:

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Post by Luuttuaja » Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:22 pm

Thanks for the recording, I liked it!

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Post by doralikesmath » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:05 pm

Thanks everyone for the kind words and advice. I'm working on the 3rd movement now and hopefully within 6 months will get every note right :D I'm loving this piece more and more day by day, and Barrios was a real genius.
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Re: Barrios Mangoré, Agustín - La Catedral l Prelude Saudade

Post by Tim Wang » Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:03 am

Great playing! I really enjoyed it! May I ask if this was played on the Raimundo 148?

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Re: Barrios Mangoré, Agustín - La Catedral l Prelude Saudade

Post by doralikesmath » Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:34 am

Thanks and yes, it was recorded using the Raimundo 148.
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