Mendelssohn, Felix - op.12/01 Canzonetta - D08

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Mendelssohn, Felix - op.12/01 Canzonetta - D08

Post by Bertran » Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:08 pm

It is considered that Mendelssohn, like Mozart, was a wonder child (wunderkind).
This piece is composed 1829, at his 20 and wasn't already a child but I think that this piece (among others) explains to us all of his ingenuity.

I wish that I could play much better but,... I hope that I could pay your attention for this wonderful piece.

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Re: Mendelssohn, Felix - op.12/01 Canzonetta - D08

Post by powderedtoastman » Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:32 am

Very nicely done! I think it must have taken a lot of work to play this piece.
Where did you get the score for this?
I am curious who arranged it for guitar!

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Re: Mendelssohn, Felix - op.12/01 Canzonetta - D08

Post by Bertran » Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:09 pm

Hi powderedtoastman,

Thank you very much for your grace and time to hear me playing.

At the title of this topic you can see label D08 and this means that you can download from this site book D08 of Mr.Delcamp, where you can find transcription of this piece.

Actually, I prefer transcription of Tarrega, here and there you can find a difference, specially at second variation after introduction (9th measure, quavers instead semiquaver). Also, you can find others interpretations, some of them very speedy; impressive but I rather cherish slower version.

But whatever transcription and speed you choose I believe that you will find its worth of effort.

Best wishes, Bertran II

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Re: Mendelssohn, Felix - op.12/01 Canzonetta - D08

Post by Kenbobpdx » Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:25 pm

Bertran,
Well done! Fun piece to listen to. You play it well and I like your pacing.

I worked on this a while ago and had fun with it but couldn't get the middle section to where it was smooth. You have inspired me to go back and give it a go again.

Thanks for sharing your playing. I always enjoy hearing your recordings.
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Re: Mendelssohn, Felix - op.12/01 Canzonetta - D08

Post by David_Norton » Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:43 pm

Really nice and enjoyable.

Please recheck the notes on m. 5 and 6 of the D section, the repeat as well. You are playing D# (B major triad), it is notated as D natural (B minor).

I like your choice of tempo as well, so often it is played as a show-off piece. In this light, John Duarte once told us a tale of Segovia. After a concert in which this piece was played, someone asked the Maestro "Why do you play it so FAST?" Segovia smugly replied, "Because I CAN." A more relaxed tempo seems to fit the title "Canzonetta" better.
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Re: Mendelssohn, Felix - op.12/01 Canzonetta - D08

Post by spanishguitarmusic » Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:19 am

Very nice playing, it sounded good! I really liked it! Thank you for sharing.

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Re: Mendelssohn, Felix - op.12/01 Canzonetta - D08

Post by powderedtoastman » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:24 am

Bertran wrote:
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:09 pm
Hi powderedtoastman,

At the title of this topic you can see label D08 and this means that you can download from this site book D08 of Mr.Delcamp, where you can find transcription of this piece.
Of course, I should have noticed that. Thanks!

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Re: Mendelssohn, Felix - op.12/01 Canzonetta - D08

Post by Bertran » Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:41 pm

Hi spanishguitarmusic,
It is good to read your commendable words.

Thank you Kenbobpdx,

When I start to learn some piece (specially piece like this, which I've dreamed to play) I am always do a little bit step back and ask myself can I handle it.
Now, when I traveling (grade by grade from D01 to D08) all this previous years, I have more confidence and believe that I could play a demanding piece like this - of course for my self-taught point of view.
Yes, I have notice that you visit my recording topics and I am very grateful to you.

Thanks (twice !! ) David_Norton :),

Yes, of course, you have right. I can't explain why I forgot that there is no D# for piece's key signature at all. You have an excellent, sensitive ears! :)
I have listen some very fast version of this piece and probably I can't play this piece very fast yet. But even if I could, I am not sure is it acceptable for my sense. Maybe I could practice to play it a little bit faster but without exaggeration.
And of course, thank you for approval, it is encouraging.

Bertran II

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