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Postby John Robson » Fri Apr 13, 2007 3:17 pm

Thanks to Monica's beautiful renditions of Spanish dances, I found the music for the only Granados piece I ever played. The music is yellow because it is so faded, but it's still useful. Living in Miami, almost all of my friends are hispanic....from Cuba, Colombia, Guatemala, Argentina, etc... I hate to stereotype, but there are more passionate about life than most of us Anglo-Americans. Their television shows are sometimes what I call melodramatic. I tell you this because this posting may be melodramatic also. If it is to you, just consider it a joke. I hadn't played this piece in over thirty years until about an hour ago. So it's a bit rusty.

Granados: Spanish Dance, Op.5, No.5

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Postby techneut » Fri Apr 13, 2007 4:33 pm

30 years ! Not rusty at all then. Pretty good in fact. I can hear you have some Latin affinities. It can go right up the site if you want.
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Postby pianolady » Sat Apr 14, 2007 10:14 am

Really nice, John. And your dynamics are much better than mine. Good job. I'm just loving these Granados pieces more and more every day.
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Postby John Robson » Sat Apr 14, 2007 11:11 am

Thanks, Monica. The "Playera" is a little rusty, but I enjoyed fooling with it. Because I've enjoyed your Granados works so much, last night I ordered a book of various Granados ditties myself. I can't wait to get it

Chris, feel free to put the Playera on the site if you feel it's worth it.

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Postby robert » Mon Apr 16, 2007 5:21 am

I do not think this sounds rusty either and have the spanish fire that is expected. Very good and I have put it up on the site.

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