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Albeniz: Tango from España (Op. 165 No. 2)

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  1. AdrienneM

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    I have a student learning that for a competition . . . on piano! :) Guitar styles have been represented in keyboard works forever -- I love to find examples in the music of Bach and Scarlatti. I get really excited about it, and my students look at me like I have three eyeballs, ha-ha!
     
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    Thanks, Andrew. I agree with you about the echoes. It just sounds manufactured to me (as it is!) -- I'll need more time to learn how to edit for reverb.
     
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    Maybe it might be an idea to post a 4-hand version and see what happens! :twisted:
     
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    Richard ~ Ha! That would not be so good . . . :lol:
     
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    You might be interested in hearing this transcription. I think it's superb.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MajxyjWrlPM
     
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    Ok, first version is up. Regarding my job - it is a huge change for me too :!: :!:
     
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    I got a terrible shock at the end of that recording. Not through any fault of yours, Adrienne, except that your name happens to sort right before Aerosmith in my computer's music collection. I was not expecting a sudden blast of hard rock after such a nice piano piece. :shock:

    Good playing, there. Albeniz isn't a composer I'm very familiar with, but I have had an idea I ought to learn more about him. If you'll allow an uninformed opinion, I tend to agree with Chris. It doesn't strike me as a piece that wants a lot of blood and thunder or sentimentality. I thought your approach was very tasteful.
     
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    Hi Adrienne,
    Very nice rendition indeed ! I find much emotion in your tango, but hidden behind nobility and a very iberian pride, which is I think the good attitude with this music. As for the sound, I took the original version and made a very slight mastering, with more loud range and a very discrete reverb. What do you think of it ? I won't be upset if you stick to yours (among the two first, I prefer the one without reverb)...
    Looking forward to listening more Albeniz by you ! Regards,
     
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    Hello François! Thank you very much for the remastered version. I definitely like it better than the second version I posted with the reverb. I think I'll just keep the original version on the site, though. Think there is something about the dynamics and the mic setup that is creating too much echo effect in the louder middle section when reverb is added, and the dampers seem to thunk a bit -- maybe my piano is especially noisy, ha-ha! Not sure if these things are avoidable/fixable in edit (I know next to nothing about editing music files).

    Just started playing these pieces from España a few weeks ago. I really enjoy them, and would like to record the rest of the suite. Hope to get back to that here very shortly! :D
     

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