soltirefa wrote:Whoa, you two ... that was so good! I'm very impressed. Not only was the piece and your playing spot on, but the quality of the recording and video was so nice. It seems like it'd be hard to be the first one to record, not having the other part as a reference to play with.
Thanks Soltirefa. Yes, the first part player has the responsibility of the rhythm in the piece. People have a tendency to slightly speed up in fast passages, and slow down in slow passages. If the duet parts have slow-fast alternations so that the one player plays fast agains the other players slow, and then the roles change, the second player has to play exactly the opposite way to what he feels natural unless the first player is very careful on the rhythm. The triplet section in the end of this Largo are a good example of it.