Argent wrote: ↑
Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:02 pm
The tremolo sections in Regondi’s Reverie Nocturne are my favourite to play. It is more difficult than Recuerdos & Limonsna though. Some say it’s the first fully fledged tremolo to be written ..?
I wasn't familiar with this piece, so I just had a couple of listens and watch throughs... The tremolo section itself is with certainty easier than Limonsa, very few barres and stretches and although the melody has more movement, it is relatively simple. Of course this Reverie is overall more difficult than Recuerdos (which is quite straightforward) but there are two things that make Recuerdos difficult for many - one is that dreaded second string and the other are the slurs - they are extremely tricky to get right.
As a composition this 'Reverie' seems quite pretty - although it is very long with a very long opening that doesn't particularly go anywhere, it kind of sounds like a great big introduction. The tremolo section is pretty, but overall I can see why the piece did not gain popularity with players..
Compositionally I think Barrios wins hands down, Limonsa is quite superb and although difficult it is not too long which makes it just perfect not only as a concert piece but also for the listener - Just the right level of complexity and harmonic progression and overal 'shape'.
Now as mentined above 'Un Sueño en la Floresta' (Barrios) is on another level again. It is beyond the capabilities of many players but as a tremolo composition it is absolutely untouchable! If you really listen to it, it is just so beautiful and clever. The non tremolo sections are short - but interesting! It certainly is the greatest of them all and one which I will get around to learning one day, but it is on the long side and I know will take a lot of my time up. For those that are not that familiar with it, below is in my opinion the greatest ever performance of it, a truly outstanding rendition from the tiny Kyuhee Park.