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Rochers Inaccessibles - Anoymous (Read 2675 times)

Offline ail

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Rochers Inaccessibles - Anoymous
« on: February 26, 2007, 04:28:30 PM »
Hi again,

this another piece that I recorded last night. I think it is not well-known, but I like it so much that I put it here to see if anyone can give me advice or simply enjoy it. It is a small song from the middle XVIII century, and the poem is written in French. I can not say with certainty that it is French, though I suspect it is.

I prefer to play it stand-alone, without a singer, because I think the music is beautiful on its own. As such, I take some liberties I couldn't take when peforming with someone else, like going faster than I should. When I play it, I often think of the Knights of the Round Table, and so I often add more pedal than in this recording to blur the harmony just at the start of each bar, and get a sense of a little more mystery.

Alex

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Re: Rochers Inaccessibles - Anoymous
«Reply #1 on: February 26, 2007, 04:48:52 PM »
very beautiful harmonies.  i wouldn't use as much 'force' in your playing of this.  the light section is so cool, too!  it does have a very 'french court' feel.  your digital sounds nice in the bass - but it's too booming in the bass to use pedal on this one.  try to use a legato touch and avoid digital pedal on this one, imo, when you have low bass notes.  then you'll have a sort of harpsichord feel.