Thank you so much everyone for your very kind comments and detailed feedback - I really appreciate this.
pogmoor wrote: occasionally some of your chords are a bit too heavy and some of those you roll could be played straight and a bit lighter
I quite agree with you on these points. I think I was trying to be expressive and the chords just came out a bit too strong. I will experiment with not rolling some of the chords - rolling chords is a bit of a habit of mine.
Goni made the same point about the harsh chords - I'll watch the Alice Artzt videos - thanks for telling me about them.
I think with a tiny bit more contrast in the volume and the force you use, it would be even more convincing (as a lute
I agree that I could vary the volume more - this is something I need to work on with all the pieces I play. I think this piece in particular would benefit from more quiet moments.
My only suggestion (as a listener, because I can't even dream about playing it now - though I'd wanted to...
) is that you could use a bit more contrast between voices, sometimes they are too "equally" loud.
Many thanks for suggesting this lazy_s. This is also something I should work on - especially when playing early music.
As for the tempo, I have played it very slightly faster before - but I now enjoy playing it at this tempo. I know playing it faster can lighten the mood a bit (and I very much enjoyed Luthval's faster version) so I'll think about it.
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