Chris, I am sure you are right, as you have the score and I don't.
The score certainly explains the rhythm for that spot!
In any case I have done everything the composer asked for - neither more or less. In the second piece, coordination could be better in one or two places, and there are a couple of small slips.
Charming in a weird way. Like Scarlatti on some serious drugs. They do sound quite awkward, especially no 2. I actually connected much more with no 1 which you play without showing any effort at all and with great attention to phrasing, it is really cute.. No 2 sounds a bit more laboured and could possibly do with a bit more dynamic variation - but I don't know this music at all. Thanks for bringing this up.
Thanks Joachim. I much like how Halffter combines baroque writing with unusual accents and bitonality. I guess Stravinsky was also an influence. Yes no.2 is very tricky mainly because of the hands being so close together, and I would do well to take it a tad easier, allowing for more precision, dynamics and fluency.
Very interesting music; one could almost hear the classical structures and forms under all those dry dissonances. Really enjoyed your playing for both, though I wonder if you could slow down the tempo slightly for no. 2.p
Thanks Jon ! That would be a good idea. I guess I will have to have another go at this one - groan ....