Cloth Ears wrote: ↑
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:00 pm
While I did enjoy your unique arrangement of Asturias, I would point out that it bears absolutely no relationship with flamenco. The use rasguedo alone does not make this arrangement flamenco. However enjoyable all the same, nice to hear it in its original key on guitar.
Thank you Cloth Ears for your kind comment. You are absolutely correct in regard to your comment ...The use rasguedo alone does not make this arrangement flamenco...
the reference to flamenco, however, on the title of the video is not because of the rasgueado.
Isaac Albeniz, took the basic elements of the melody of the work from the flamenco of "Media Granadina" and made a more elaborated and rich version of the melody giving it a classical form, played on the piano , of course, subtracting in a very talented and unique synthetic idiom most of the qualities that were included in the original "Media Granadina", which included Moorish elements within the Phrygian mode (ancient Dorian, of course).
I have added in my arrangement according to my conception some elements (apart from rasgueados), that in my musical comprehension are hiding within the work, adding to it the lost "Media Granadina" idiom. Of course, I could not exaggerate in the arrangement and give it a full flamenco version of "Media Granadina" because in that case I would have subtracted a lot from the original work of the classical style as composed by Albeniz. An arrangement of such a venture has to respect both sides, the flamenco origin of the melody and the classical idiom of the composer. Thanks a lot for your kind comment, best regards,