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Topic: Bach Partita No 3  (Read 14484 times)

Offline arielpiano

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Bach Partita No 3
on: February 27, 2011, 06:48:54 PM
It is 20 minutes. Should I have posted each dance separately?

Ariel
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Offline birba

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Re: Bach Partita No 3
Reply #1 on: February 28, 2011, 11:20:43 AM
You have a great great gift for Bach.  The direction of the melodic line and the rhythmic pulse are extraordinary for one so young!  You also have a beautiful robust tone that is just right for Bach.  This music is inside of you.  I can feel it!
Be careful of the pedal.  It's especially muddy in the scherzo - but in general you overdo it in the entire partita.  It has to be a pedaling that helps you to create the legato.  Never use it when you've got running passages.  I don't know whether your teacher has shown you how to "butterfly" the pedal - quick quick up and down of the foot so that we aren't really aware of it.  Also, the embellishments should always be ON the beat.  Strange that in the Sarabande, you did play them correctly in the r.h., but in the left you played them before the beat.
Great work nonetheless!

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Re: Bach Partita No 3
Reply #2 on: March 01, 2011, 06:01:56 AM
Thanks for the kind comment. Yes, the pedal... I plead guilty on that one. Everybody seems to mention it. But I am not sure about the ornaments. I know about the common notion that ornaments should start on the beat, but not everyone follows this rule. Rosalyn Tureck, for example, plays them before the beat. Gould plays them whenever he feels like. And my teacher does not insist on this.
I will be playing the Partita again at a recital tomorrow and I'll try to ease up on the pedal. If something good comes out of it, I may post individual dances separately.
 

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