Beethoven, Ludwig van - Sonata No.8, Pathétique, version Francisco Tarrega - Video

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ode_to_bacchus
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Re: Beethoven, Ludwig van - Sonata No.8, Pathétique, version Francisco Tarrega - Video

Post by ode_to_bacchus » Fri May 18, 2018 12:59 am

Beautiful playing. Bravo. Thank you for sharing.

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Re: Beethoven, Ludwig van - Sonata No.8, Pathétique, version Francisco Tarrega - Video

Post by mvp019a » Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:26 am

I really enjoyed your performance; beautiful playing, and I really like your guitar as well. I admire the ability to perform such challenging pieces before an audience.
Mark

2007 Ignacio Rozas 1A, 2016 Mark Usherovich Traditional Classical, Prudencio Saez Model 34

Lucas
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Re: Beethoven, Ludwig van - Sonata No.8, Pathétique, version Francisco Tarrega - Video

Post by Lucas » Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:53 am

Thank you. Very nice!

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Re: Beethoven, Ludwig van - Sonata No.8, Pathétique, version Francisco Tarrega - Video

Post by Chordmonkey » Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:01 pm

Great performance!!

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Re: Beethoven, Ludwig van - Sonata No.8, Pathétique, version Francisco Tarrega - Video

Post by Rognvald » Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:05 pm

Heikke,
If you choose to play "Pathetique," as a performance piece, you must understand that the phrasing needs to sing and breathe . . . it cannot be rushed. It should not be played like a nonstop car race but a reflective, tone poem emphasizing the melody to a lush backdrop of the harmonic complement. Otherwise, it loses its "tragic" and romantic quality. I think any classical guitarist who attempts this piece must listen to the great pianists who have mastered this classic: Freddy Kempf, Vladimir Horowitz, and Wilhelm Kempff before any real understanding is possible. So, a 4 minute 15-second performance of a piece that has a natural tempo of 5 minutes 30 seconds falls short of a credible interpretation of this classic. Try slowing down, let the phrases breathe and the melody sing . . . you'll come much closer to what Beethoven wanted to say. Playing again . . . Rognvald
"And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music." Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spake Zarathustra

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