vals 3 analysis - Isbin

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vals 3 analysis - Isbin

Post by oc chuck » Sat Nov 07, 2015 5:22 am

From Sharon Isbin...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGsefPawinA

I've been playing this piece for about two years but
never really got it down.

Excellent explanation on bringing out the lines
and melody.

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Re: vals 3 analysis-Isbin

Post by Maria Anisimova » Mon Jul 04, 2016 9:04 am

I absolutely adore this waltz and hope I'll be able to play it some day. Incidentally, whose interpretation of it appeals more to you? I've heard a nice one by Anna Vidovic.
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Re: vals 3 analysis - Isbin

Post by JohnB » Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:57 am

Confession: I'm not particularly enamoured of either Sharon Isbin's or Anna Vidovic's performances on YTube.

There is a recording on YouTube of Lauro's Venezuelan Waltz No 3 (together with lots of other Lauro pieces) by Jesús Castro Balbi, someone who I have never heard of before. But... But... But, he is very, very good indeed in this music and brings real character to it - not just flurries of notes.

This is the link. Venezuelan Waltz No 3 is at 24:58 (click on "Show More" and you will be able to go direct to the track. Do please have a listen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXBV6FG3rkM

It turns out that Jesús Castro Balbi is professor of guitar at the Conservatoire de Lyon. Confusingly he has a cellist son called Jesús Castro-Balbi.
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Re: vals 3 analysis - Isbin

Post by Maria Anisimova » Mon Jul 04, 2016 5:01 pm

Oh, yes. Jesus Castro Balbi's playing is great. There is just one detail which puzzled me. Should those descending chords really be played so sharply and abruptly? Somehow to me they sounded a bit alien in the context of his interpretation as a whole.
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