Carles Trepat version of Asturias

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Carles Trepat version of Asturias

Post by Francisco » Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:40 pm

I listened to this today. Carles Trepat playing Asturias. It sounds different, especially right after measure 16. He makes it sound more like a piano than any other guitar rendition I've ever heard. I like it.
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Re: Carles Trepat version of Asturias

Post by Francisco » Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:41 pm

Forgot the link. Here it is:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NAElfLkYUE
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Re: Carles Trepat version of Asturias

Post by Stephen Kenyon » Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:43 pm

Francisco wrote:
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:40 pm
I listened to this today. Carles Trepat playing Asturias. It sounds different, especially right after measure 16. He makes it sound more like a piano than any other guitar rendition I've ever heard. I like it.
Its in the original key ... and he doesn't change it in the usual ways. Makes it work better than the other try at the original key I've heard.
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Re: Carles Trepat version of Asturias

Post by amade » Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:40 pm

Many thanks for bringing this to our attention. Trepat is a rare musician with a distinctive and compelling approach to musical sources.
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Re: Carles Trepat version of Asturias

Post by RainyDayMan » Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:50 pm

Fascinating performance and transcription. A version I'd like to play. Has he published this. Would love to see how he does the other pieces in the suite.

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Re: Carles Trepat version of Asturias

Post by soltirefa » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:00 am

For what it's worth, here's a transcription in G minor made for 7-string.

http://web.archive.org/web/201012040342 ... String.pdf

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Re: Carles Trepat version of Asturias

Post by Altophile » Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:26 pm

I've heard Leyenda so many times that I had reached the point where I didn't care whether I'd ever hear it again in this life, but this performance recaptured my interest in the piece.

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Re: Carles Trepat version of Asturias

Post by Francisco » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:18 pm

I've been listening to the entire album on youtube (El Albaicín, disco completo) and it is indeed a delight. All his own transcriptions, apparently.
Nobody sounds remotely like this guy. This is the list of pieces in the album:

01. Zapateado (Pablo Sarasate)
02. Intermezzo (Enrique Granados)
03. Zapateado (Enrique Granados)
04. Preludio (Isaac Albéniz)
05. Tango (Isaac Albéniz)
06. Serenata (Isaac Albéniz)
07. Asturias (Isaac Albéniz)
08. El Albaicín (Isaac Albéniz)
09. Granada (Isaac Albéniz)
10. Soirée dans Grénade (Claude Debussy)
11. La sérénade interrompue (Claude Debussy)
12. La puerta del Vino (Claude Debussy)
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Re: Carles Trepat version of Asturias

Post by RainyDayMan » Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:08 am

The freshness of his approach and the sound is undeniable. There is some reference to the piano-like quality of his tone. I am just wondering how much of this could be due to the sound engineering during recording.

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Re: Carles Trepat version of Asturias

Post by Michael.N. » Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:23 am

That's obviously a big factor (as with all recordings) but no doubt it's due to himself, the guitar and his gut strings too.
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Re: Carles Trepat version of Asturias

Post by RainyDayMan » Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:26 am

Michael.N. wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:23 am
That's obviously a big factor (as with all recordings) but no doubt it's due to himself, the guitar and his gut strings too.
Okay. Gut strings. I did not know that.

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Re: Carles Trepat version of Asturias

Post by Francisco » Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:42 pm

RainyDayMan wrote:
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:26 am
Okay. Gut strings. I did not know that.
There is a very well recorded concert he gave in 2014, which he himself published on youtube, where you can see the guitar and strings he uses most of the time. The program appears in his own publishing post. I imagine it is the same guitar he used for the recording of the Albaicín CD in 2008, but I am not completely sure.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luKquWe89jo
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Re: Carles Trepat version of Asturias

Post by isaac_suit6 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:50 am

Francisco wrote:
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:40 pm
I listened to this today. Carles Trepat playing Asturias. It sounds different, especially right after measure 16. He makes it sound more like a piano than any other guitar rendition I've ever heard. I like it.
Thanks for sharing this recording. I also like his sound and approach.
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Re: Carles Trepat version of Asturias

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:44 am

Thanks for sharing this. I really liked this version better than the others I’ve heard.

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Re: Carles Trepat version of Asturias

Post by Salvo » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:59 am

Trepat is among the few guitarists today able to "think out of the box" ...

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