simon wrote:i wondered when someone was going to mention the variation from the score in bar 3...<snip>... i decided to post it anyway because that take captured the emotion and feeling of the piece very well.
Simon, first of all, the quality of the recording is excellent, even superb - you obviously know quite a bit about the act of recording itself. And I agree with you - this rendition captures the emotion and drama of the piece that I just love. I would definitely have mentioned the score variations, tho... I have to say I found that they distracted me from an otherwise very enjoyable experience, but this is purely because this has always been one of my main pieces, and I'm an old dude - not easily unseated from years of habit. Anyone else listening to it would probably not even notice, and would enjoy them if they did. Nice work!
My only other comment... and I'm going to reference the first two notes of the melody as an example (the first two descending notes) - are you playing (picking) each note with your right hand? I've always played those notes as left-hand slurs. If you're slurring them, that's the most precise pull-off I've ever heard... (I'm just curious)