pat coldrick wrote: ↑
Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:42 pm
Please enjoy my interpretation of this wonderfull work
I discoverd this video only yesterday. Over the last few years, since I first came across this piece as played by David Russel, I have listened to it many many many times (mostly by Russell, but also various other versions, including duets). I stopped I some point because I did not want to reach a saturation point where it no longer meant anything. I never thought it could sound better than in Russell's hands, and I am amazed to see that you probably managed to do it even better. At the very least the "tone" you get is in my opinion better. I have just finished listening carefully to both yours and Russell's rendition, comparing fragment by fragment, and don't make this assertion lightly.
This is a great piece of music that, as happens with various others, the sound of the guitar manages to elevate to levels of superb beauty and listening pleasure. Thank God for Handel, and for the guitar, and for guitarists like you and Russell. Even if this were the only piece you had ever learned to play in your entire life, you would deserve a spot in the annals of immortal deeds. I salute you, sir.