Xuefei Yang Plays Salut d'Amour by Sir Edward Elgar

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Xuefei Yang Plays Salut d'Amour by Sir Edward Elgar

Post by Ray » Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:26 am



All I can say is WOW! Love this gorgeous serenade/melody by Elgar - I originally heard it beautifully played in the key of E by John Williams as an overdubbed duet on his 1986 Echoes Of London album.

http://plum.cream.org/williams/records/045.htm

Never thought it could work well as a solo till now - Xuefei's arrangement in D is AMAZING and the way she plays it is even MORE AMAZING - the phrasing of the melody, the drama - she makes it look easy at the rather brisk tempo (there's some crazy stretches in there!), it’s NOT. Her guitar sounds so clear, lush, and powerful too with very tasteful vibrato and rubato. Love it also when she plays the melody so expressively on the bass strings so cello-like. RESPECT!!!

Here's a great Wiki article about Salut d'Amour

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salut_d'Amour

Let me hear your thoughts!

Enjoy! :D

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Re: Xuefei Yang Plays Salut d'Amour by Sir Edward Elgar

Post by pogmoor » Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:42 am

Beautiful - she's an outstanding guitarist who continues to get better as the years go by! Here playing a Paul Fischer guitar I see.
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Re: Xuefei Yang Plays Salut d'Amour by Sir Edward Elgar

Post by petermc61 » Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:04 am

Very, very nice. Technically exceptional and so musical.

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Re: Xuefei Yang Plays Salut d'Amour by Sir Edward Elgar

Post by FrankBlack » Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:43 pm

Wonderful in every aspect.

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Re: Xuefei Yang Plays Salut d'Amour by Sir Edward Elgar

Post by xenophon » Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:48 pm

The key change to D does impact the work to a great degree, it adds a certain emotion and tenderness absent from the E major rendition. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Xuefei Yang Plays Salut d'Amour by Sir Edward Elgar

Post by simonm » Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:55 pm

Very nice.

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Re: Xuefei Yang Plays Salut d'Amour by Sir Edward Elgar

Post by TheGreatKat » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:53 pm

Anyone know what guitar does she use? I stoped on time when she was using Smallman.

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Re: Xuefei Yang Plays Salut d'Amour by Sir Edward Elgar

Post by astro64 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:37 am

This is a Paul Fischer guitar.

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Re: Xuefei Yang Plays Salut d'Amour by Sir Edward Elgar

Post by riffmeister » Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:43 am

Absolutely gorgeous.

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