Chopin, Frédéric - op.28/07 (arr. Tárrega) - Gut Strings/No Nails

Audio and video recordings of romantic and modern music (1850-1940, e.g. Albéniz, Barrios, Coste, Mertz, Llobet).
Forum rules
III Our MP3, OGG, WMV, MOV, Authors' rights

Title format: Composer's surname, forename - op.xx/xx Title - tags (if known)
e.g. Granados, Enrique - op.37/05 Andaluza - D09 Video
or Ságreras, J. S. - op.19 Maria Luisa - D04 (For more than one forename, just give initials.)
or Ságreras, J. S. - 1/49 Lesson (One digit for lesson-book / two digits for lesson.)
or Anon. - Samba Lele - D03 (Use Anon. for all anonymous or traditional pieces.)
For more details see instructions here.
File access restricted to members who have made at least 2 posts.
User avatar
tateharmann
Posts: 1638
Joined: Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:31 pm
Location: Saint Paul, MN

Re: Chopin, Frédéric - op.28/07 (arr. Tárrega) - Gut Strings/No Nails

Post by tateharmann » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:46 pm

Monteverde wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:37 pm
Lovely playing, Tate!

Best regards,
Jon
Thanks Jon!
"One should always eat muffins quite calmly. It is the only way to eat them."

User avatar
tateharmann
Posts: 1638
Joined: Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:31 pm
Location: Saint Paul, MN

Re: Chopin, Frédéric - op.28/07 (arr. Tárrega) - Gut Strings/No Nails

Post by tateharmann » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:57 pm

RobMacKillop wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:58 pm
Beautiful sound, of course, as you always have, but for the love of all that is good in the world, restore the glissandi!! :-) Tárrega's arrangement is sublime! His distribution of the notes over the fretboard really works beautifully. I ask you, my friend, to reconsider! :-)
All right, sir - here's a clip from my practice session last night playing this piece with the slides. There are two whole recordings of this little piece here: the first one has a soft finish and the second one has a bit more umph in that last chord. The challenge with these slides is to make them right on pitch and to do it soft so as to not make too much fretboard noise but firm so that the actual notes can be heard. And that second-to-the-last slide is actually covering 9 frets so the challenge with that one is to not burn the tip of the LH pinky off (which I nearly did after much pratcice lol).
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
"One should always eat muffins quite calmly. It is the only way to eat them."

RobMacKillop
Posts: 2967
Joined: Wed Jul 29, 2015 5:24 pm
Location: Edinburgh

Re: Chopin, Frédéric - op.28/07 (arr. Tárrega) - Gut Strings/No Nails

Post by RobMacKillop » Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:33 pm

Alleluia!! Sublime, especially the first. :-)

User avatar
tateharmann
Posts: 1638
Joined: Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:31 pm
Location: Saint Paul, MN

Re: Chopin, Frédéric - op.28/07 (arr. Tárrega) - Gut Strings/No Nails

Post by tateharmann » Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:21 pm

Thanks! So you prefer the first one? I have a couple others too I think I recorded this 4 times last night while experimenting with different possibilities.
"One should always eat muffins quite calmly. It is the only way to eat them."

User avatar
Tonyyyyy
Posts: 2305
Joined: Tue Aug 15, 2006 3:20 am
Location: Sussex, UK

Re: Chopin, Frédéric - op.28/07 (arr. Tárrega) - Gut Strings/No Nails

Post by Tonyyyyy » Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:16 am

Very nicely played. Nice tone with the strings.

I have only played it on piano and found even your couple of slides a bit disturbing :contrat: .
Sorry Tarrega :lol: . I liked the young guitarists version very much and see why you made it a model.

I really am a fan of slides - but not in this piece.

User avatar
tateharmann
Posts: 1638
Joined: Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:31 pm
Location: Saint Paul, MN

Re: Chopin, Frédéric - op.28/07 (arr. Tárrega) - Gut Strings/No Nails

Post by tateharmann » Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:45 pm

Howdy! Yea I prefer the version without the slides too. It may have something to do with how we first heard the music. I heard it first on piano so that's the version that's etched on my memory as being the best haha.
"One should always eat muffins quite calmly. It is the only way to eat them."

Return to “Our recordings of Romantic and Modern music”