Tortora, Giorgio - Nina, from American Friends

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Tortora, Giorgio - Nina, from American Friends

Post by lucy » Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:42 pm

Well, there's no time like the present!

Here's my recording of the piece entitled with my real name Nina.

It has a very different mood to the other pieces uploaded so far, illustrating Mr Tortora's versatility. I found it a bit of a challenge to learn, because of the complex rhythms and time signature changes, but it was a lot of fun too. :casque:

Thank you so much Mr Tortora for writing these lovely pieces and for letting us upload them. :D
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Post by Anthony Campanella » Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:50 pm

:bravo: Very Dramatic!

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Post by Erik Zurcher » Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:14 pm

Excellent, Lucy/Nina! Very different indeed. Giorgio Tortora manages to avoid cliches and yet all his piece have a Tortora 'signature': the hallmark of a genuine composer. Bravo to both you and Maestro Tortora.
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Re: Tortora, Giorgio - NINA from American Friends

Post by Matt Molloy » Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:08 pm

Hi Lucy/Nina/Lady of Mystery.

Loved this. Very enjoyable and (as has been said before) a bit different too.

Also loved the tonal contrasts in the playing. :bravo:

Cheers,

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Re: Tortora, Giorgio - NINA from American Friends

Post by Duang Turongratanachai » Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:14 pm

This is lovely.
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Post by Sean » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:47 am

Very nice! Thank you for posting your recording, Lucy!

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Post by Cary W » Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:16 am

Well done Lucy! I enjoyed your performance very much :bravo:
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Re: Tortora, Giorgio - NINA from American Friends

Post by Tarbaby (1953 - 2016) » Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:29 pm

Wow! You really are a fantastic player, Nina!
:bravo:
It took alot of courage for you to reveal your real first name here. I could NEVER do that!

Alan

:mrgreen:

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Re: Tortora, Giorgio - NINA from American Friends

Post by goni » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:31 pm

Very nice!!! :bravo: You play this type of music with great energy!
Do you play any Brower?

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Re: Tortora, Giorgio - NINA from American Friends

Post by lucy » Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:52 pm

Thank you so much everyone for your very kind comments. :D
Tarbaby wrote:Wow! You really are a fantastic player, Nina!
:bravo:
It took alot of courage for you to reveal your real first name here. I could NEVER do that!

Alan

:mrgreen:
Ah, so Alan is not your real name! :o

Me, I am just a very shy person :oops: and besides, I quite liked being called a Lady of Mystery! (Thank you Matt!)
goni wrote:Do you play any Brower?
I have played Danza Caracteristica and some of his studies in the past, but the piece I still play is the rather more romantic Un Dia de Noviembre. Maybe I should dig some out again. It's a pity we can't upload his work.
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Re: Tortora, Giorgio - NINA from American Friends

Post by Aryeh » Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:32 pm

Very cool rhythmically intense piece, and expertly played! :D

It does have that Brouwer influencein there a bit but it is something new for sure. :D

Thanks so much for sharing,

Aryeh
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Post by syncopation » Sat Aug 14, 2010 6:25 pm

Thank you so very much. :bravo:

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Post by Tarbaby (1953 - 2016) » Sat Aug 14, 2010 6:37 pm

lucy wrote:Ah, so Alan is not your real name! :o
Ha ha! Actually, it is. But it's my middle name.

My first name is Harry (after my father), but it has bad connotations for me. The only people who would call me that are my school teachers and creditors. All my school teachers are probably dead by now, so if anyone calls and asks for Harry I know it's either a solicitor or a creditor.

It makes things quite convenient, because I just tell them, "He's not here." Which is the plain truth. My dad passed away 10 years ago...

Alan

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Re: Tortora, Giorgio - NINA from American Friends

Post by Evelyn » Sat Aug 14, 2010 10:28 pm

Thank you Nina! I enjoyed it very much. Is it the recording from the CD, or did you make a new one? I didn't know we could post our '"official" recordings - I will too, if that's the case!

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Re: Tortora, Giorgio - NINA from American Friends

Post by lucy » Mon Aug 16, 2010 5:02 pm

Thank you so much Aryeh, syncopation and Evelyn for your very kind comments. :D

Alan, sorry to hear you lost your dad. My mum died a few years ago - quite a blow. :(
Evelyn wrote:Thank you Nina! I enjoyed it very much. Is it the recording from the CD, or did you make a new one? I didn't know we could post our '"official" recordings - I will too, if that's the case!
I did upload the recording from the CD, but I wasn't quite sure about doing this. I had read Giorgio Tortora's own post in Juergen's thread and also in the list of permissions it said that we could now upload recordings from American Friends, so I thought that in the spirit of this it would probably be ok. I do hope that's right. :)
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