Thank you for listening John, Chris, and Sandro.
John – I don’t know what ‘slow trill’ type pattern you refer to. As far as dynamics go, I tried hard to get up to fortissimo (there’s even a fff ). When I’m sitting at the piano, it sounds very loud to me. I am not the strongest of players, though, and it could be that I’m just used to playing at certain dynamics levels and this was my fortissimo. I don’t know…I can try to play louder next time. What about increasing the volume of the editing programs? I have not done this, (and don’t know if I can do it without deleting something) but I know many of us have these editing programs and there are controls for that right on the screen. I think this topic was discussed a long time ago, but I would like to hear what others say, again.
And no, you are not being too critical. That’s why we do this. It helps a great deal. Also, I never knew of the word “niggle” until joining this group.
Chris – The Eva y Walter; I don’t know where that G went. Bar 23 – in my edition (Dover) the A is not tied this first time but is the second time.
Danza de la Rosa – I think I play this piece at a different tempo depending on the story that’s in my head at the time. For this recording, the story is about a man and a woman, outside on a terrace late at night spending their last minutes together. They are in love and gently sway back and forth as they dance the last dance, holding each other tightly, gazing into each others eyes. A tear trickles out the woman’s eye; the man wipes it away with his fingertip and then lowers his mouth onto hers for their last kiss. (She must return to her country and may never be able to return.) A nearby church bell tolls at the stroke of midnight, and the woman reluctantly pulls away, places the ribbon she wore in her hair into the man’s hand, and then walks off into the night. The man watches her disappear in the shadows, trails the ribbon over his lips and notices the woman’s fragrance that still lingers on it. He smiles sadly, and hopes that fate will step in and bring his lover back to him.
So anyway, not sure what strange note you mentioned. The Lento section – Yes, the bell tolls forte and with an accent- the first time. I think of it as more of an echo the second time. And in my score, the first measure is f but then right away a p with a diminuendo, so that’s why I did what I did. Perhaps I can play the first one louder if I record this again, and perhaps I can play it a bit faster. Well…for now, I’ll stick to this one. If I re-do it, I’ll try these changes.