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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:00 am 
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A very charming piece indeed. It is up on the site. And for the first time ever in a recording of yours I could find something to nag about... At 4:15 -4:18 the hands are not exactly together. Don't worry, I won't make you re-record it :P

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:05 pm 
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Hi Chris,

Thanks for commenting. I'm thinking about what you've said. I think you've misinterpreted the written music for an error of my part. That part is syncopated, as it is very usual in his phrase endings. Could you check the score, just for my curiosity?
http://www.ernestonazareth.com.br/pdfs/tupinamba.pdf

(the referred part if at the end of the last page)

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:36 pm 
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I'll check tonight with score. It was just the tiniest imbalance I though I heard, not even worth mentioning expect for a compulsive nitpicker like me :D

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:01 pm 
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lisztzsil wrote:
Thanks for commenting. I'm thinking about what you've said. I think you've misinterpreted the written music for an error of my part. That part is syncopated, as it is very usual in his phrase endings. Could you check the score, just for my curiosity?

I've listened again with score. What I referred to happens at 4:45 and 4:47, where the hands don't come down exactly together. But this is nitpicking of the highest order or course (those extremely tiny nits are real hard to pick :lol: )

I'm a bit puzzled by the huge pauses you take in bar 8 and similar places. Though it sounds very good and natural I must admit.

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:41 am 
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Hello Chris, I'm sorry for the delay in answering to your message (I didn't get the e-mail telling me that there was a post in this thread, as it usually happens).

Ah, I imagined you'd be referring to that part. I played the hands slightly out of phase on purpose, to sing the melody in the left hand, altough I recognize it didn't turn out to sound very natural.

Yes, I take many liberties in the agogics/phrasing of this piece, which I only do having in mind everything that I've studied and heard of Nazareth so far. This specific piece cannot be played a tempo throughly. It's piece to be sort of "recited".

Today I've recorded a new Nazareth: Desengonçado (difficult to translate. It refers to a person with discoordinated movements). It's one of his hidden gems, and quite challenging as well.

Hope you guys like it.

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Nazareth - Desengonçado (Brasilian tango)(3:32)


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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:13 am 
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What a delightful work! It pays great homage to Scott Joplin! You play it beautifully and with a clean touch. Thanks for the performance.

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:32 am 
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Hello Eddy,

Thank you! Yes, Nazareth and Joplin are musical brothers, altough there is no evidence that they heard each other compositions.

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:32 am 
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A nice and chirpy piece ! Impeccably played as usual. I find the digital sound of the highest notes a bit irritating here. Luckily they're only a few :)
I'd take Nazareth over Joplin any time. At least to my ears, his compositions have far more flair, variety, and joie de vivre than those of Joplin which I find often a bit plodding and four-square (though he wrote some nice things too).
This one is on the site.

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:41 pm 
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Hi Chris, glad you like it, thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:21 pm 
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Excellent recording and execution, as always. I have heard this piece played by Olinda Alessandrini. She does it a notch faster and a bit more "portato" at certain parts, but yours, while offering a different interpretation, is certainly of very high quality. Congratulations!

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:26 pm 
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Hello Marcelo,

Thanks for the comment.
I'm not aware of any recording of Olinda Alessandrini playing Desengonçado. Did you hear it live?

The only recordings I know of Desengonçado are Polly Ferman's (1989), Orquestra Pan American (1928) and Daniel Dalarossa (2008).

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:07 pm 
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I'm sorry!!! I must have missed the link to Desengoncado. I meant Tupinamba!... I will listen to Desengoncado shortly!

By the way, if I ever win the lottery, one of the top priorities of my gift list will be an acoustic piano for you. :-)

:-)

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
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My most sincere thanks, Marcelo.
I already have a Kawai Kx21 upright, but I'll accept a grand version of it ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 2:04 pm 
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Excellent recording of "Desengoncado", another amazing piece. I'm not aware of any others out there for comparison, but I think you are definitely an authority. Even so, I must ask whether you think if it is not a bit too fast...?


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 Post subject: Re: Rare music of Ernesto Nazareth
PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2011 11:35 pm 
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I have never heard of this composer. Very interesting. I love public domain and find it useful in my teaching. I will keep this in mind.

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