Sorry, I fail to understand. This has nothing to do politics, has it? I don't mind Visee's music played in a 'romantic' style as long as it is done properly. I think it is a matter of choice or personal taste.Cary W wrote:...not politically correct today.
Mr. Zurcher (and anyone else not familiar with the expression), although this term was originally derived from the fact that politicians need to watch what they say, it has little to do with politics today. It refers to things that were tolerated earlier, but in more enlightened times are considered dated. Such as racism, sexism, etc.e.zurcher wrote:Sorry, I fail to understand. This has nothing to do politics, has it?Cary W wrote:...not politically correct today.
Rob is being coy, there's far more truth to this statement than meets the eye. For those less familiar with this piece, here's what Segovia is playing in this version:Rob MacKillop wrote:How bizarre. More Ponce at times than de Visee.
Dowland was playing Dowland's music in Dowland's style, same for Weiss or Sanz, they did not play any earlyer music in their own style. I don't think Weiss played Dowland's music... Now modern players are playing modern music, and also earlyer music, so of course they can all play in the same style and make the same soap, or they can be a little bit curious (as I said about Bream) and try to understand better the music of the past and try (I say TRY...) to play it as it could have been played. If you play the recercar 33 by da milano with thumb under and thumb index alternation, it is not the same than index middle and thumb out. So the result could be interesting (or awfull) 'in both cases... lol) (Rob, aren't you trying to understand the way Sor was playing with no nails and gut strings, on shorter scales guitars ? Or are you going soon to buy a REAL guitar and play with nails and in a modern way ??? lol)Rob MacKillop wrote:It is interesting, this 'ego-centric' approach versus a more 'democratic' approach - I hope it is not a case of Borgias versus cookoo clocks! I've been heavily involved in the Early Music thing for a couple of decades - the right instrument and historically-informed technique for each period - but I feel the Early Music movement has told us more about the decade the CDs were recorded in than the original performance practice. The idea of having a different approach for each period, indeed each decade, is a modern thing. It has been an interesting and informative journey, but the 'Early Musician' never existed before - most performers were like Segovia. Weiss was. Dowland was. Sanz was. They did their own thing. Segovia in this respect is more 'authentic' in his 'interpretation' (read 're-creation') of this Dm suite than I am in my HIP (Historically-Informed Performance) version. We live in strange times.