RobMacKillop wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:21 am
Why does it make it "more musical"?
Poor choice of cliched words perhaps, and thanks for asking!
I suppose to me it means it allows more "musical variation" shall we say, such that the beggining has a more open sonorous quality, and the final rests imply different qualities such as swing or double time, depending on the interpretation of course.
This is a perfect example why I love Sor and always come back to him after everyone else. I think it's because he conveys all the qualities of guitar so well in the studies; accompaniment, melody, harmony, virtuosity, song like structure, and so much more obviously. The simplicity of some studies is often deceptive- to play them really well is always a challenge. There's so much to be said about the space between the notes, and this is an excellent example.
Didn't he write for Opera? Perhaps this is part of the reason why I admire his music so much, I find there are lots of songlike qualites I admire.
Let's not forget that bass line!
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