Mertz, J. K. - Elegie - Video

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Mertz, J. K. - Elegie - Video

Post by Eric Dalles » Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:11 am

Hello again to all friends of Delcamp!

First of all i wanna say thank you to everyone that have posted positive feedbacks from the last videos from Ritmata and Prelude BWV996 that i have posted here. Today i share with you one more video of the same recording session. Hope you all enjoy it!

Greetings from Rio de Janeiro!



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Re: Mertz, Johann Kaspar - Elegie.

Post by George Crocket » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:59 am

:bravo:

I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Re: Mertz, Johann Kaspar - Elegie.

Post by Eric Dalles » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:04 pm

George Crocket wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:59 am
:bravo:

I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Thank you very much George!

Greetings from Rio!

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Re: Mertz, J. K. - Elegie - Video

Post by JohnB » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:10 pm

A terrific performance which I greatly enjoyed.
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Re: Mertz, J. K. - Elegie - Video

Post by Eric Dalles » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:13 pm

JohnB wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:10 pm
A terrific performance which I greatly enjoyed.
Good to receive your positive feedback John!

All the best,

Eric.

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Re: Mertz, J. K. - Elegie - Video

Post by Schneider » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:51 am

A very sensitive interpretation, bravo Eric.
I went up into the attic and found a Stradivarius and a Rembrandt.
Unfortunately Stradivarius was a terrible painter and Rembrandt made lousy violins.

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Re: Mertz, J. K. - Elegie - Video

Post by franks59 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:02 pm

Very enjoyable. Nice control. Nice dynamics. I especially liked the transition from the Largo to the Andante sections.

Frank

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Re: Mertz, J. K. - Elegie - Video

Post by Eric Dalles » Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:57 pm

Schneider wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:51 am
A very sensitive interpretation, bravo Eric.
Happy that you've liked, Schneider. Are you allright with all the snow that covered Paris?

All the best from Rio de Janeiro.
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Re: Mertz, J. K. - Elegie - Video

Post by Eric Dalles » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:00 pm

franks59 wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:02 pm
Very enjoyable. Nice control. Nice dynamics. I especially liked the transition from the Largo to the Andante sections.

Frank
Hello, Frank. Thank you for the positive coments. I think that this piece has enormous rooms to explore interpretation and when we think be this side, it becomes a really challenging piece. It's a really masterfull work from Mertz, that's why it is so popular.

Best whishes from Rio.

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Re: Mertz, J. K. - Elegie - Video

Post by Schneider » Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:21 pm

Eric Dalles wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:57 pm
[...] Are you allright with all the snow that covered Paris? [...]
:lol: Yes actually !! (here's some pictures done yesterday...)

One thing - to come back to the topic: Don't you think that Elegie's first measures is a wink to Beethoven? It always reminds me the 5th symphony when I start to play it. :wink:
Eric Dalles wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:00 pm
[...] I think that this piece has enormous rooms to explore interpretation and when we think be this side, it becomes a really challenging piece. [...]
I fully agree. :D

Cheers, :bye:
Pierre
I went up into the attic and found a Stradivarius and a Rembrandt.
Unfortunately Stradivarius was a terrible painter and Rembrandt made lousy violins.

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Re: Mertz, J. K. - Elegie - Video

Post by Frank » Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:27 pm

A very beautiful performance of a most beautiful piece. Thank you.

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Re: Mertz, J. K. - Elegie - Video

Post by Alain Bauer » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:54 pm

Hi Eric,
:merci: for your rendition. :bravo:
That's amazing because just a few days before you I posted my version of the same work... on the French site (February 2.).
You can check it if you like...
:bye:

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Re: Mertz, J. K. - Elegie - Video

Post by Eric Dalles » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:28 pm

Schneider wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:21 pm
Eric Dalles wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:57 pm
[...] Are you allright with all the snow that covered Paris? [...]
:lol: Yes actually !! (here's some pictures done yesterday...)

One thing - to come back to the topic: Don't you think that Elegie's first measures is a wink to Beethoven? It always reminds me the 5th symphony when I start to play it. :wink:
Eric Dalles wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:00 pm
[...] I think that this piece has enormous rooms to explore interpretation and when we think be this side, it becomes a really challenging piece. [...]
I fully agree. :D

Wow! You are a superber Photographer! Very glad to see your Photos! And i ask myself: how the birds and the Ducks don't freeze with that ice? From October i'll probably move to Germany, and i already know who to call if i want a pro photo session!

And about Beethoven's Symphony, i've never thinked by this side. But yes, the harmonic intervals are the same! The only diferrence is that the Symphony opens with full energy, and the Mertz's Elegy has a more dark and grave mood. But definitelly we can think about a relationship. i'll never play that entry the same way anymore.

Cheers, :bye:
Pierre

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Re: Mertz, J. K. - Elegie - Video

Post by Eric Dalles » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:28 pm

Frank wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:27 pm
A very beautiful performance of a most beautiful piece. Thank you.
Thank you Frank! All the best from Rio de Janeiro!

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