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 Post subject: Re: Scarlatti and Griffes
PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:11 am 
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musical-md wrote:
For me, it's Debussy's Reflects dans l'eau.
Oh yes, a great piece. Not particularly 'watery' though, as in not conveying fountains. Ah, that reminds me of Respighi's Fountains of Rome...

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 Post subject: Re: Scarlatti and Griffes
PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:22 am 
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For sure one of Scarlatti's most famous sonatas and not at all easy to play. The trick is to make it sound like you play it with ease, with the touch of a true virtuoso, especially in the fast "piano" passages. One of my favourite recordings is Horowitz when he plays live in Moscow 1988, only one year before he died but it's kind of unfair to compare to that.

I think you handle this sonata very well Chris and even though few of the trills maybe didn't come out perfect, it is still very good over all. I too have a passion for Scarlatti's sonatas and when I am up to speed a bit more, I will try to take on some of them.

About Griffes, never heard the piece before so it is difficult to comment. But from that your playing seems very good and I was especially impressed by your handling in the really fast passages. You pull them off with an even and clear sound. Very good!

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 Post subject: Re: Scarlatti and Griffes
PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:30 am 
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Thanks Robert. I am very fond of Scarlatti too and would love to play all of his sonatas when I'm done playing all of Bach :roll: There's never one that disappoints. I think I will re-record these one my grand has been tuned again.
The Griffes has some good moments but too many fumbles for my taste, and there's a jarring tempo shift in the middle, due to editing. I'll need to redo this one too. I should really learn to do things right the first time.

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