Conall wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:10 pm
Sorry if I came across as a bit put-downish. I didn't intend to. I wouldn't say may tastes are especially refined but I am a massive fan of Bach's music . . .
Not at all! I joined this forum to learn about music, and you took the time and effort to make me aware of something I hadn't understood before. It's appreciated. Thank you!
I can be a bit slow on the uptake, and I really hadn't realised how great the range was until you mentioned it, and I then took another look at the piano score.
I don't play any other instruments, so the bass clef is a foreign country to me, I have to plod my way through it.
As you mentioned there is also the added problem of sustaining the 2nd note of each arpeggio.
Overall, I think most instrumental pieces are going to sound infinitely better on the instruments for which they were written (sweeping generalization). Having said that, if you played the Premier Prelude, on the guitar, to a random segment of the general public (many/most of whom weren't familiar with it), they would probably be delighted with it, since they wouldn't have the prior experience of a beautiful rendition on the piano to compare it to.
An educated audience might well have reservations.
I have an audience of one (myself) and I'm easy to please. The cat didn't mind listening to me play, but sadly she died (nothing to do with my playing though).
ETA. Coincidentaly around the time of your second post, I was listening to Glenn Gould playing it. Between the piano and the guitar, there was certainly no contest.