My edition has the same, so it must be intended. Guess it's just me being bloody-minded about it.
Bloody minded is a good thing! What are we without convictions? I think it can go either way; the important thing is to do it well, however we do it.
DOn't bother - I pedal thru everything. Consistent pedal use will never be my forte...
So do I! You're good at it. Just a little less, sometimes.
My ed. does not have the flat sign, that explains the difference. But are you sure it's a mordent ? If it was (in the 'Bach sense') it should play Bb-A-Bb (or in your case Bb-Ab-Bb). I think it's s trillo, though not started on the upper note as in Bach. Seems like ornamentation is more difficult to interpret here than in Baroque music....
Man you know your ornaments! Must be really cool being a church organist in protestant Europe. you seem to be able to play all the Bach and Buxtehude you want. If you did that at most churches in the western USA you'd be considered archaic, they want white gospel and contemporary Christian music here; the "praise bands " have taken over...
I can never remember the name for all those squiggles, but I know this one goes uopbecause the flat sign is above the squiggle thing
.Perhaps they could have been more slick, but there's definitely nothing sloppy. Give yourself some credit !
Thanks. We hear things in our recordings that others don't hear, thank God! Clinkers are a sore spot with me; I'm afraid that I will always be one of those pianists who drops notes occasionally. Not acceptable in today's classical piano world. Maybe the esthetic will change (hah) or I will attain technical perfection! I feel that I'm getting better all the time, after a long stay on the same plateau.
I was planning to do the Op.26 No.2 as well, just to have the pair of them (always felt they belong together).
I have the most extraordinary recording of Cziffra (I know you don't care for him) playing the eb minor, it's very low-key and introspective (unlike him, generally) a perfectly paced performance.
Maybe we should both record it, maintain the tradition!
You go first; I have to learn all that Russian music, and over the next two weeks get some Scarlatti
and Albeniz (Curranda and maybe Cordoba) and perhaps some more Chopin mazurkas or some waltzes recorded. Some Debussy... ? That giant list of pieces I was going to record has gotten smaller; no matter, we do what we can!
And now to sleep! My young students come back tomorrow, including a new 8 year old and a second lesson with a very bright 11 year old, who likes to play and plays well.