Sor, Fernando - op.35/22

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Sor, Fernando - op.35/22

Post by Alessandro Giovanni Frassi » Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:17 pm

Guitar Armin Hanika pf 54, bass Pyramid mt, cantanti Hannabach mt, A 415 Hz.
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Re: Sor, Fernando - op.35/22

Post by BrianTakamine » Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:47 am

Very nice, thank you.
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Re: Sor, Fernando - op.35/22

Post by RobMacKillop » Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:13 am

Allesandro, that was very nice, but if you don't mind, I have a few comments.

Which edition did you use? I know for certain that Sor did not write a low bass note on the first beat of bar 3. Editors have done some bizarre things to poor Fernando's music over the years. If you like Sor, I suggest you find out what he actually wrote, and for that I only recommend the editions by Tecla.

You split many two-note chords, for instance the very first beat of the first bar. Segovia would do that as well sometimes, so you are in good company. But if it is done too often, one begins to wonder if it is an aesthetic decision or the result of a technical issue. I suggest you are doing it too often for Sor's early classical period.

There are other things, but I'll only mention one. Sor marked this study as Allegretto. Most people ignore that and play it in a romantic way. I suggest trying it a little faster, and less romantic, and try to separate the melody from the accompaniment more.

I'll shut up now :-)

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Re: Sor, Fernando - op.35/22

Post by Alessandro Giovanni Frassi » Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:41 pm

BrianTakamine wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:47 am
Very nice, thank you.
Thank you Brian!

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Re: Sor, Fernando - op.35/22

Post by Alessandro Giovanni Frassi » Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:46 pm

RobMacKillop wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:13 am
Allesandro, that was very nice, but if you don't mind, I have a few comments.

Which edition did you use? I know for certain that Sor did not write a low bass note on the first beat of bar 3. Editors have done some bizarre things to poor Fernando's music over the years. If you like Sor, I suggest you find out what he actually wrote, and for that I only recommend the editions by Tecla.

You split many two-note chords, for instance the very first beat of the first bar. Segovia would do that as well sometimes, so you are in good company. But if it is done too often, one begins to wonder if it is an aesthetic decision or the result of a technical issue. I suggest you are doing it too often for Sor's early classical period.

There are other things, but I'll only mention one. Sor marked this study as Allegretto. Most people ignore that and play it in a romantic way. I suggest trying it a little faster, and less romantic, and try to separate the melody from the accompaniment more.

I'll shut up now :-)
Thanks for your comments, Rob. :D

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Re: Sor, Fernando - op.35/22

Post by RobMacKillop » Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:47 pm

Okay. I'm sorry. I guess you didn't want all that. Best wishes.

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Re: Sor, Fernando - op.35/22

Post by Alessandro Giovanni Frassi » Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:05 pm

RobMacKillop wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:47 pm
Okay. I'm sorry. I guess you didn't want all that. Best wishes.
Sorry Rob, my English is too poor to be able to respond properly in a short time but I have never heard an interpretation of this study that convinced me. I would like, if you want and when you have time, to send me your interpretation of this study, even privately. I would be very grateful.

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Re: Sor, Fernando - op.35/22

Post by RobMacKillop » Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:50 pm

Will do.

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Re: Sor, Fernando - op.35/22

Post by Alessandro Giovanni Frassi » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:44 am

RobMacKillop wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:50 pm
Will do.
Thank you very much, Rob. :D :bye:

Rob, I found your interpretation of this study on you tube and I found it very interesting. Thank you.

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