Albéniz, Isaac - op.232/04 Córdoba - D12

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Albéniz, Isaac - op.232/04 Córdoba - D12

Post by owl » Sat May 17, 2008 1:35 am

Charles, Hans, Kay, Derrick, Michael, Paul... and others... so many of you........................

My eternal gratitude

Joy in the music

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Re: Albeniz, Isaac - Cordoba: from 'Chants d'Espagne'

Post by KeMe » Sat May 17, 2008 1:40 am

:bravo:
What a magnificent performance!
I really love the feeling and emotion that you use in this piece.
This is such a multifaceted piece that Albeniz has created, but you have painted a landscape with it. The rich greens and blues twist the colors of each branch and the deepest burgundy shadows contrast with the glistening golden tones of the higher notes to describe the joyous drops of dew catching the first glimmers of the morning sunlight. You have painted the vibrant reds and oranges of the stormy winds and contrasted them with the soft gentle blue of the sky in the calm of the morning.
You have once again given us the opportunity of experiencing your magnificent skills as a masterful classical guitarist.
:merci: Thank you for the work and time that you spent preparing this piece and making this recording for us.
You get the Big Purple Hug!

:ride: Kay
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Re: Albeniz, Isaac - Cordoba: from 'Chants d'Espagne'

Post by vitro » Sat May 17, 2008 2:04 am

:flowers: :flowers: :flowers: What else.............And a blue one : :wink:

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Re: Albeniz, Isaac - Cordoba: from 'Chants d'Espagne'

Post by Doog » Sat May 17, 2008 5:03 am

Wow! Thank you for this beautiful performance. So much talent!

Doog

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Re: Albeniz, Isaac - Cordoba: from 'Chants d'Espagne'

Post by Vesuvio » Sat May 17, 2008 5:50 am

Hello Owl,

I would like to echo Kay's words. Thank you so much, this is such a magnificent interpretation! You are an inspiration,

Best wishes, V :D :applauso: :merci: :discussion: :bravo:
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Re: Albeniz, Isaac - Cordoba: from 'Chants d'Espagne'

Post by Hybrid » Sat May 17, 2008 8:25 am

Totally stunning as usual Owl. :bravo:

You sound more energetic and aggresive than i used to, with this piece. I really like that.

Those rasgueados are not bad at all.... for a classical player. :P :lol:

As you say, "Joy in music".. :merci:

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Re: Albeniz, Isaac - Cordoba: from 'Chants d'Espagne'

Post by sniggl » Sat May 17, 2008 10:04 am

..before my eyes appeared Cordoba...enchanting...magical

Perfect , masterly!

(By your next concert tour in Germany I will sit in the first row with a big bouquet of flowers).

:merci:

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Re: Albeniz, Isaac - Cordoba: from 'Chants d'Espagne'

Post by wolfgang » Sat May 17, 2008 11:18 am

As usual, your music makes me speechless :| :casque:

Thank you so much for this new recording, certainly one of my favourite pieces.

:merci: :merci: :merci:

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Re: Albeniz, Isaac - Cordoba: from 'Chants d'Espagne'

Post by owl » Sat May 17, 2008 11:58 am

Thank you Kay... I value your ‘purple hugs’... and what a beautiful picture you painted... thank you

Gilles... one of my favourite French men... thank you... I love ‘blue hugs’ too

Ah Dr Doog... my favourite ‘mind reader’... I’m happy you enjoyed the music.

Vesuvio, as always I love to hear that you like my music... thanks for being here

Thank you Hybrid... this piece does fire me up a little... lol I did the best I could with the rasgueados... not purist flamenco technique I know so I’m glad you approve.

Thank you Stefan, I will happily accept your flowers... perhaps a duet would be in order... you know I love your singing

And Wolf... I know you like this piece so I’m happy that you like my rendition... it was your comment that prompted me to seriously consider posting it

Thank you all for taking the time to comment... I appreciate your responses :discussion:

Joy in the music

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Re: Albeniz, Isaac - Cordoba: from 'Chants d'Espagne'

Post by thumbsandfingers » Sat May 17, 2008 6:43 pm

Really wonderful Owl,

I love ALbeniz Suite Espanola and Cordoba is one of my favourites. You play this so beautifully with a real feeling for the music, you are a truly gifted musician.

:merci:

Steve

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Re: Albeniz, Isaac - Cordoba: from 'Chants d'Espagne'

Post by Vito Simplicio » Sat May 17, 2008 7:10 pm

Simply magnificent but hey, what else would we expect from you. You are our own "creme de la creme."
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Re: Albeniz, Isaac - Cordoba: from 'Chants d'Espagne'

Post by Matt Molloy » Sat May 17, 2008 8:33 pm

Oh Boy!!!!!! :D :D :ivresse: :applauso: :casque: :bravo:

Gonna use up my smilie allowance.

Owl, as always, Mindblowing! Beautiful! Enchanting!

:merci: :merci:

Joy in the music indeed.

Love it.

:applauso:

Cheers,

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Re: Albeniz, Isaac - Cordoba: from 'Chants d'Espagne'

Post by Denian Arcoleo » Sat May 17, 2008 8:44 pm

Wow!! What a great performance. :shock:
I really like the edge you give this, the slightly harder tone you're using here makes it sound very Iberian to me, and, like Hybrid says, your rasgueado is great. Overall your playing here has a lot going on, rhythmic vitality, lyricism, aggression (where necessary), and all in the right places.
First class Owl.

Brava!!


:merci:

Best wishes

Denian

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Re: Albeniz, Isaac - Cordoba: from 'Chants d'Espagne'

Post by XLR » Sat May 17, 2008 11:40 pm

Pure artistry. The somewhat aggressive approach is different than I expected and I'm pleasantly suprised.

No doubt Albeniz is saying to his buddies-in-afterlife, "Hey, have a listen to this mp3. Man, I'm glad I wrote this." I'm sure they have high-speed internet there.

Kudos to the recording engineer.

Obviously recorded with high quality gear in a good room. I'd be interested to know the recording space info (dimensions and characteristics), mic's and pre's used, and mic placement if your engineer would care to share.

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Re: Albeniz, Isaac - Cordoba: from 'Chants d'Espagne'

Post by charlesivey » Sun May 18, 2008 12:09 am

Oh my... I have been waiting for this one -- another classic permanently stamped with your special talent. It is so well intrepreted, and carries all the gravity, power, and energy any of us could hope to hear. It is a blessing for all, and a tribute to Albeniz; and how his music sits so very well on our beloved guitar and in your hands (and soul.)

Maybe I am imagining it, but it seems you open up and let the music just cascade out from deep within yourself. You always do that, but this one is a little different. It is inspiring and a gift to every Delcamper.

Thank you for sharing.

Charles
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