I like both versions.
The first feels more like a dance (which is what it is), and the second, although a bit slower did not lose that feel.
rojarosguitar wrote:Very nice, David!
I always find it a bit difficult to understand Sanz, but you seem to have an approach that works...
I always thought it was just me! I have the same problem with Sanz - the tunes just never quite make sense to me. Then I hear a nice recording like this and I wonder what is wrong with me. They tend to be such nice pieces when played as well as David plays them.
When I first tried to learn three Sanz pieces, I too noticed that the melody and rhythm did not follow my expectations. I found them difficult to memorize. Then, after my teacher explained that they were all dances and that music at that time was mostly for dancing, I found some resources on line that showed some of these dances performed by dancers dressed in period dress. It gave me a context for the changes in rhythm that I found puzzling and it helped to imagine the people dancing when I played. Since then, I feel I understand the music of the time much better. It has aided in my interpretation of the pieces.
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