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Franz Schubert: Ganymed, D544

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    Hi Didier,
    thank you for your tipps. :D I have downloaded the guide and I also have the german language file for the program. It´s a great progam! We have recorded the "Erlkönig" yesterday (with reaper) and today we will make some more takes of the "Winterreise", btw. I also have a mixing console, couldn´t I reach the same effects (pan and gain) with the mixing console, so that I don´t need reaper, because it seems to be nothing like a "virtual" mixing console to me.
    I will post my new recordings in some days here (as soon as I will have uploaded them on YouTube) and Í´m very curious how you´ll find them.
     
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    One of my favorite Schubert pieces.
    Another listener used the word 'metronomic'. Yes. I'm missing the sense of moving to the next measure. This piece should "lean" forward more. Also, when I was young, we were usually encouraged to take the first tempo quicker. The audience did not get as restless. :)
     
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    Hi StuKautsch,
    thank you for your comment and advices! So, if I have get that in a right way, we should increase the tempo a bit here and there? And what exactly do you mean with "the first tempo"? (May be I´m not enough into the piece at this moment, if so, I appologize.)
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    Andreas,
    I went back and studied the score - a happy chore in this case, since I love this song. Imagine my surprise when I saw it was marked 'Lento'! Such a joyful piece of music, too!
    Well, I was doing this piece in 2/2 time, I think, when I was young.
    By "the first tempo", I simply meant that the first 16 bars sound slower than the rest of the piece. Sometimes just listening to a few bars in one's head before playing clears it up.
    Maybe sharper first-beat accents is what I meant (and sometimes 3rd beat), so the listener always feels that we're going somewhere.

    Thanks for doing this piece. I had not read the poem in many years. Goethe was a genius.
     
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    Hi StuKautsch,
    doesn´t it make sense to accelerate the tempo a bit, because at the beginning Ganymed is still searching for god in nature and his desire gets more and more fullfilled, his enthusiasm raises more and more?!
    I think, that´s adequate, because it underlines the message of the text, though I have to admit, I haven´t done it consciously here. 8)
     

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