Thanks for listening, Stu and Chris.
Scarlatti trills start on the upper more regularly than in later periods. I don't think the ornamentation police are out to arrest anyone on the matt
Many of my trills in K380 start on the upper note. But one in particular I purposely changed because I liked the way it sounded when I heard Horowitz or Rubinstein (can’t remember which one) play it.
BTW: I've worked on 27 and will testify that it is a difficult piece. I would not want to do 25 takes of it, myself.
Yes, I had a lot of pain when I was recording. And then numbness in RH from the elbow down. I think my K27 is okay for the site (there are worse ones…). So I don’t want to re-record it because of my problem.
I was wondering if you played too many repetitions between 0:18-0:28, 1:14-1:23 and 2:16-2:27 but then checked the score and saw it's written like this, at least in the IMSLP copy. I think I'd leave out a bar in these places as it does not seem like Scarlatti to be so repetitive.
I don’t think you can just eliminate bars in a score just because you think it’s too repetitive
K380 I tried my hand at also, with disputable success (or lack thereof). It's deceptive, technically quite easy but hard to make a success. IMO this is a tad too slow and, ummm... notey Have not followed with score but I think there's an ugly (to my ears) slip/misreading at 3:42 that should have been corrected
unless it's written like this.
Two general points. I'd have liked some (terraced) dynamics to break the monotony.
I think I played all correct notes. I like how it sounds ‘notey’. To me, that’s a compliment. Doesn’t it sound clean and clear? I like it that way. And I also applied dynamics, which I clearly can hear. And for once I think my trills come off decently. Sorry you think this recording is unsuccessful.