Giuliani, Mauro - op.125/06 Garyowen - Video

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Giuliani, Mauro - op.125/06 Garyowen - Video

Post by Rui Namora » Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:06 pm

Mauro Giuliani published around 1823/24 the Six Irish National Airs, without opus number (the opus number was added after his death).
Giuliani managed to combine irish traditional music with features of italian opera.

The sixth of this cycle, Garyowen, is a well-known song in anglo-saxon coutries, used by military as a marching tune(Britain, USA and Canada)

Beethoven also wrote two arrangements of this song (Woo 152 and 154) for voice and piano (From Garyone, my happy home).
This piece is amazingly fun to play.

Hope you enjoy

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Re: Giuliani, Mauro - op.125/06 Garyowen - Video

Post by altnaez » Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:14 pm

:bravo: Rui !!!!
Well performed.

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Post by Kenbobpdx » Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:15 am

Fantastic! Classic Giuliani well done.
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Re: Giuliani, Mauro - op.125/06 Garyowen - Video

Post by waikuentsui » Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:54 am

:bravo:
Watch it twice.
First, I listened to your music.
Second time, I watched your facial expression.
Really enjoy the fact that you are so into this piece of music.
You made the music come alive.
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Re: Giuliani, Mauro - op.125/06 Garyowen - Video

Post by Scot Tremblay » Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:30 am

Well done, Rui! Great sounding guitar. I seem to remember you telling who made it and the year but I cannot find the posting. Would you mind refreshing my (our) memory?

Right after listening to your video I listened to a well loved guitarist play some Sor. A great player and a great guitar but after listening to 19th century music on a 19th century guitar I just have a hard time listening to it on a modern guitar...Sorry, had to turn the Sor off and listen to your Giuliani again.
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Re: Giuliani, Mauro - op.125/06 Garyowen - Video

Post by Lawler » Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:57 am

Confident playing, well defined phrasing, and a light-hearted feel. I enjoyed it very much.

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Post by George Crocket » Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:11 am

:bravo:

Another very fine video, Rui. I enjoyed it so much.

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Re: Giuliani, Mauro - op.125/06 Garyowen - Video

Post by Rui Namora » Fri Dec 06, 2013 9:46 am

Thank you all for your kind and motivating comments :merci:

This is piece that I love to play. I used to bump in it sometimes for several years, but some weeks ago I decided to really give it a chance. It's really fun to play it :)

Scott, regarding your question. This is a guitar made (or sold) in a Swiss workshop (Foetish Frères), in early XXth century (not sure when...). I've tried to contact people in Switzerland (even the remaining Foetisch family), but I didn't get much info. The shop continued until the seventies, but at the time they didn't produced instruments anymore for a long time. So, I really don't know if the the guitar was made in the Foetish workshop, or if was just tagged.

The founder of the workshop was Edouard Foetish, violin maker. His name features in some books and in the MIMO.

I bought in a auction site, and the photos were taken by the seller.
He was an antiques seller and had a Foetish shop catalogue. The guitar was in fair condition, but I took it to a luthier friend friend to some restoration. Some cracks, the bridge, the tail pin, refretted, the scale was rectified, and the some shellac. This is not a great instrument, but has "that old sound". It a little bit narrow for my fingers, but they get used. I feel that in more difficult pieces, like in some passages of this Giuliani piece.

I posted some photos in the forum here

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Re: Giuliani, Mauro - op.125/06 Garyowen - Video

Post by Scot Tremblay » Fri Dec 06, 2013 4:26 pm

Thank you Rui. I remember that posting now.

It's hard sometimes impossible to tell with these old guitars, who might have made them. Many came out of Markneukirchen where there has been a thriving musical instrument industry for centuries and still is. I suspect this one might have come from there but there were other locations making instruments for retail sales as well. In any case, you say it is "not a great instrument" but I think it has an excellent sound for its providence.
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Post by Enn » Fri Dec 06, 2013 5:02 pm

Bravo, very nice piece indeed, thanks for playing

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Post by Stephen Kenyon » Sat Dec 07, 2013 3:01 pm

Very nicely done! The guitar looks and sounds as though from the Staufer style of building, and fits the Giuliani very well. In particular the low F sharps in the middle section work well because are less weighty, perhaps, than on a modern guitar, plus you can hold them more easily, perhaps again, on the narrower neck.
Are you going to do the rest of the set?
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Re: Giuliani, Mauro - op.125/06 Garyowen - Video

Post by lucy » Sat Dec 07, 2013 6:16 pm

Great playing! :bravo: Sounds like you're enjoying it. :casque: It is so jolly!!! :D :merci:
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Re: Giuliani, Mauro - op.125/06 Garyowen - Video

Post by Rui Namora » Sun Dec 08, 2013 1:32 am

Stephen Kenyon wrote:Very nicely done! The guitar looks and sounds as though from the Staufer style of building, and fits the Giuliani very well. In particular the low F sharps in the middle section work well because are less weighty, perhaps, than on a modern guitar, plus you can hold them more easily, perhaps again, on the narrower neck.
Are you going to do the rest of the set?
Thank you, Stephen. It's precisely in the middle section that the narrow neck (or the little space between strings) that cause me some trouble :)

Maybe in some weeks I'll record another one (Miss Baily).

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Post by kefka » Fri Dec 27, 2013 4:19 pm

Loved it! Thank you for directing me here from the fun pieces thread. Dazzling and charming piece. Very lively. You play this piece superbly lovely.

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Re: Giuliani, Mauro - op.125/06 Garyowen - Video

Post by sgraham924 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:26 pm

Beautiful. One of my favorite Irish pieces. Now I have to learn to play it :D

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