Albéniz, Isaac - op.047/03 Sevilla - D11

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Albéniz, Isaac - op.047/03 Sevilla - D11

Post by optichero » Mon Aug 01, 2016 7:46 am

Hello everyone
this is the first time I am working on a piece by Albéniz on the classic Sevilla. This is a recent LIVE recording (via iPhone) where I managed to share it with some guitar, violin and piano students. It is certainly a challenging piece to learn and requires "stamina' and I hope to be able to re-record this under better circumstances. For those who have worked on this piece before, it would be great to hear from you on your approach to this piece, as for me it took a while to overcome the latic acid build up among the many other things to manage. Thanks for watching.


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Re: Albéniz, Isaac - op.047/03 Sevilla - D11

Post by Gary Macleod » Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:05 am

You certainly don't need advice on your interpretation , you play it very well. I've performed this many times and I think the secret is to learn to release the tension from your left hand as much as possible, also where you bar a lot use your arm weight more than thumb strength. Finally, play it with deliberate buzzing but very relaxed then gradually reduce the buzz again with the weight of your arm rather than thumb strength.
Once again you seem to be doing a very good job.

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Post by iBach » Mon Aug 01, 2016 2:25 pm


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Re: Albéniz, Isaac - op.047/03 Sevilla - D11

Post by Desperado » Mon Aug 01, 2016 6:52 pm

This is a very difficult piece and as you stated the left hand part is tricky with all the bar chords and quick shifts. Unfortunately this music needs good pulse and rhythm and all the shifts makes this really hard. I'm sure you've watched it but there's a good video of John williams playing this for Paco pena. Paco cringes when he plays in the Segovia style ( I'm am a Segovia fan) distorting the rhythm to combat the technical difficulties in the piece.
I love albeniz on the guitar - it just sounds right - but this music is driven by the Spanish rhythms and I think this shouldn't be compromised.
Anyway, you play it very well, much better than many and I 'm sure many others including myself would love to hear the rest of the suite!

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Post by achiap » Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:55 pm

I remember seeing one of Bream's master-classes in which he emphasises the rhythm in this way. You might be able to find the entire malster-class on youtube.

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Post by cliffbryant » Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:26 pm

Very well done indeed!

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Post by petermc61 » Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:34 am

Stunning, as usual!

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Post by keeen » Tue Sep 27, 2016 1:07 pm

:bravo: very well played, :casque:

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Post by PeteJ » Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:38 am

Fabulous and very enjoyable.

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Post by Elías López Cruz » Tue Oct 25, 2016 1:27 am

Very good performance of this difficult piece of Albéniz. Bravo!
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Post by radioholik » Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:54 am

Thumbs up, mister! Thank you!

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Post by robert e » Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:15 pm


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Post by YingJ » Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:50 pm

Nicely done, with passion!
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Re: Albéniz, Isaac - op.047/03 Sevilla - D11

Post by Duang Turongratanachai » Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:28 pm

:bravo: :applauso: :applauso: :applauso:

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