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J.S. Bach Lute Suite in e minor

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  1. pepasch

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    Hello Folks,

    I am sorry to be so on and off this site. And not being able to react to the recordings of others. I was rather occupied with some other things the last weeks.

    This weekend however i revisited a love of my youth. I love this piece of music ever since i was nineteen years old. The odd thing is that one can revisit such lovers without feeling guilty or carrying the burden of adultry.

    I could not resist to share this lovely music with you.

    They are unedited one-take recordings per part. The parts are:
    - Prelude
    - Allemande
    - Courante
    - Sarabande (very beautifull!)
    - Bourrée
    - Gigue (the pure genius of Bach)

    Greetings from Peter Schuttevaar.
     

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    You are obviously much busier than anybody else here. Well, maybe some people will find the time to react to your recordings then... and hopefully find them interesting.
     
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    Nice playing. I listened to the sarabande and boree.

    The sarabande sounds good. Sometimes the tone sounds slightly forced, but getting a convincing, singing tone in Bach is always big challenge. Some nice expression in it. Perhaps you could execute some of the ornaments more slowly due to the slower nature of the dance.

    The rhythm sounds slightly blurred in the boree. Any rhythmical blips always stick out like a sore thumb in borees, so perhaps you could practice this movement slowly to iron them out.
     
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    Sorry techneut, but i have no taste for such sarcasm. I find such remarks not inviting at all and I can do well without them. If you have nothing to say, the please say nothing.
     
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    Hello MarkieUK,

    Thanks for the feedback. I am glad you liked the Sarabande. (the Gigue is even better as a composition!)

    I'm afraid though that i am not much good at ironing. I sometimes wear wrinkles in my shirt instead or by shirst that have these self unwrinkle feature.

    I will look into these ornaments, allthough i experienced that the piece starts to become more dull when slowing them down. Faster ornaments make it a bit spicier.

    Regards,
    Peter
     
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    I think borees are quite good pieces to iron to.
     
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    I think these are much better than the Chopin. The only caveat I could have with that statement is that I know the Chopin and I don't know these, and there's always the temptation to over-criticise performances of music you know. Of the six, the Sarabande is the obvious musical highlight. I assume these are all recorded on a digital? The instrumental sound is ok, apart from possibly in number six where, in places, I got the odd impression that it was being played on a digital split into two differing areas each with different sonic settings (the split being somewhere in the region of an octave below middle C). Anyway, I enjoyed these.
     

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