Steve, I too like the strong contrast between the first and second movements which I feel both Per Olov and Tatyana do well. I think it brings out more of the emotion that Tarrega was aiming to convey in this piece. I did like the little "trill" that Tatyana throws in during the descending scale (in fact this is how I play it myself oddly enough).Steve O wrote:Her version of Lagrima isn't my favourite, but I also find different things to like about every version. For example, I listened to Per Olov Kindgren's version, above. I vacillate between wanting to play the second part dramatic, like Per does and which is fun to play, or gentle and introspective, which I think better fits the "tears" theme of the song. Both are good. I liked Tatyana's little trill during the descending scale.
Rick I agree with your comments too. I think Per Olov adds just enough rubato without over-milking it as you say. I also like his tone. I agree with you regarding not splitting the chords too much in the first movement. This can become a bit of a distraction. I get what Tatyana was trying to do by adding something extra to the repeat in the first movement, but for me it was just a little too much.Rick Beauregard wrote:I really like Per's version. Not quite as over-milked as Tatyana's. Interesting g they both use a harmonic high E on the B section, at least the first time. I have done this too sometimes. Nice touch. I'm also not a fan of so much chord splitting in section A. Once in a while is nice. I like how Per phrases the descending scale melody part in the first section and pauses before the last part of that phrase.
Yes, but it was a successful strategy. As far as I recall from her CV she ended up as concubine of the former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.Ramon Amira wrote:You should have seen Liona Boyd's settings back when. I think on one of her album covers she was riding nude on a horse.zupfgeiger wrote:Completely agree. She is a gifted guitarist and I admire her playing but profoundly dislike all these "romantic settings" of her clips which have no other purpose than underlining her spectacular appearence. Just marketing. Why can't she just take the guitar and play her piece and that's it.Jeffrey Armbruster wrote:I think that she's charming and honest enough to get away with what might otherwise be schmaltzy settings and near gimmicks. Not in this video but in some others.
Good point. I think her videos are presented well and in a professional manner. She clearly has some assistance in that regard. The overall impression given to me is that she takes it seriously and wants to put a good quality product out in front of people. Nothing wrong with that.Ramon Amira wrote:Since Tatyana's videos are, well . . . videos, not audios, I see nothing wrong with enhancing the music with a setting, provided it is tasteful and does not intrude on or distract from the music.
I agree with that. I have CDs from Tatyana and the audio alone -without seeing this beautiful woman playing- are also a gem. I remember a holiday trip where I had the CD running over and over again while taking walks on the beach. Her ability to create good music is really immense!Adam wrote: I think her videos are presented well and in a professional manner. She clearly has some assistance in that regard. The overall impression given to me is that she takes it seriously and wants to put a good quality product out in front of people. Nothing wrong with that.