I agree with playing through tons of etudes. In their simplicity they leave room to be mindful of something that we may have missed in the more serious repertoire pieces, but they may also serve as nice miniature pieces of music in their own right. Especially the ones Sor left us!
I have the Complete Sor Studies as sort of a "core" for myself, and every once in a while I will take a break from that to do some from another composer.
My one comment is that this study obviously doesn't give you much technical challenge but I think there is room to treat this as a piece of music. And while you're at it, maybe even exaggerate it and make it grandiose. A half-page little snippet of the opera!
A bit of rubato, there are a couple places where a little pause like a "breath mark" could fit. And I definitely hear in this piece that there are two distinct voices doing a call and response. Right in the beginning, the four notes from the pickup through the second beat of the first measure (G, Eb, D, C) would be one voice, and then the next four notes (octave higher C, B, C, D) would be the other. This piece can be a lot more interesting and kind of "come alive" in my head if we do something to highlight that.
Anybody else have thoughts on that? Agree or disagree?
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