Oh no, not another audio file!!
October 5, 2006 at 3:57 PM
I know it gets a little old fast, Jennifer with :"listen to me play, listen to me play!!!". But it is fun to record oneself often and also very helpful to listen to it critically.
These little Telemann Canonic Duos (arranged for a wide variety of instrumentationi combos) are a real joy to play and listen to. I recorded the first movement of Sonata no.1 (vivace, though played a *tad slower than a true vivace).
Plus, I've been feeling a little viola heavy and wanted something light and violinistic.
From bill Pratt
Posted on October 5, 2006 at 8:03 PM
I like it a lot. Can you elaborate on the technical details? Like, was there a viola in there too?
Thanks for posting that, Jennifer. I needed something sweet and light like that. Would you tell us some more about the music?
This is from the Telemann Canonic Sonata no. 1 arranged for two violins (I can't find the original instrumentation, he wrote a lot of theset hings, recorder, maybe?) in F Major. Vivace. I'll start recording some of the other movements today if I get awake before noon!
I"m glad you both listened and enjoyed.
Thank you so much.
I never tire of Telemann's Canonic duos! Recording sounds good-- good general sound-- I like the trills! I tend toward a little crisper articulation (hides shifts besides)and more mini-phrasing within the longer statements, but that's fair personal discretion. Telemann is a genius, and more idiomatic for the violin than many others (e.g. his 12 Fantasias for unacc. VN compared with the more abstract Bach S&P)-- (Although the Canonic Duos aren't a good example of his idiomatic ability, since, as is correctly pointed out, they were written for versatile variety of instruments). [Pardon any redundancies-- for some reason I can't see the previous comments].
Once my comment went up, I could see the others-- I thought number one was G Major-- might be the editing in my edition. These are extra fun in performance if you can can speak with audience and recommend they try to hear and see the game of "follow the leader" that the performers are playing. I have "Six Canonic Sonatas" [for 2 violins-- ed. C Herrmann], International Music Co., No. 890. They send two copies, but since they are STRICT canons throughout, you need only the one book, so in effect you get a back-up double or free gift copy-- two for the price of one! Tunes are appealing enough I even played them alone busking in Philly transit tunnels!
Thank you so much for the comments! I am confused about the key, as well. Or maybe what I'm playing. Because when I looked up the piece, none of the keys matched with what I have, or the names of the movements...which is why I thought maybe it was the recorder canonic duos, but they don't match either. This is pretty standard rep, though...seen and played it before. The sheet music came from VirtualSheeetMusic.com. A friend ordered it (we are playing it tomorrow, cello/violin).
Anyway. Thanks again for the feedback. I'll go knock around with it again. I agree the crispness is lacking some.
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