If all goes well, I’ll be re-recording the Op. 15 first movement soon. There are some tweaks I’d like to make. Chief among them, I want to bump the tempo up a tad. Currently, it drags a bit. I’d prefer to peg it a smidge above 140.
Regarding the recent posts, I’m familiar with Ian Watt’s Youtube performance. While there’s much to admire, ultimately it’s not to my taste. One thing I dislike is the detaché approach to the accompaniment. To me, this sounds cramped and fussy. (It’s an effect that works better on piano than guitar.) Also, his basic tempo is too variable for me, wavering between 145 to 170. My tempo also drifts about more than I’d like, but not to that degree.
By the way, “Souvenir de Russie” is my favorite Sor duo.
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