Barrios "Allegro solemne" on clavecin

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Barrios "Allegro solemne" on clavecin

Post by David Norton » Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:02 pm

This actually sounds pretty good...


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Re: Barrios "Allegro solemne" on clavecin

Post by Stephen Kenyon » Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:19 pm

Darn good; if one didn't know it, twould be very easy to assume it was one of the more whimsical baroque composers.
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Re: Barrios "Allegro solemne" on clavecin

Post by SteveL123 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:30 pm

How about this arrangement? I think it was very well done.


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Re: Barrios "Allegro solemne" on clavecin

Post by Cipher » Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:04 pm

SteveL123 wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:30 pm
How about this arrangement? I think it was very well done.

Yes that's really nice! The addition of drums and sax make it sound sorta like a wild klezmer waltz. :D

Thanks for the link

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Re: Barrios "Allegro solemne" on clavecin

Post by RobMacKillop » Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:14 pm

Wow, I loved the clavecin version. To the manner born, from the lowest note to the highest. I've never liked the piece at all, but loved hearing it on the clavecin.

I couldn't get the other video to play.

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Re: Barrios "Allegro solemne" on clavecin

Post by SteveL123 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:00 pm

RobMacKillop wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:14 pm
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I couldn't get the other video to play.
If you get

"Video unavailable
Watch this video on YouTube.
Playback on other websites has been disabled by the video owner."

Click "Watch this video on YouTube." and see if that works

Here's a link that should work!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSpg163 ... r_embedded
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Re: Barrios "Allegro solemne" on clavecin

Post by SteveL123 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:55 pm

Cipher wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:04 pm
SteveL123 wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:30 pm
How about this arrangement? I think it was very well done.

Yes that's really nice! The addition of drums and sax make it sound sorta like a wild klezmer waltz. :D

Thanks for the link

:merci:
Glad you enjoyed it! I am not familiar with klezmer waltz, can you link to a YT example of a wild one?

As for the clevecin, isn't that the French name for harpsichord? TBH, if there was no video along with the music, I would have thought it was played by a computer. There was no dynamics whatsoever. Maybe that's a limitation of the instrument and not the player?

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Re: Barrios "Allegro solemne" on clavecin

Post by Christopher Freitag » Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:30 pm

SteveL123 wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:55 pm


As for the clevecin, isn't that the French name for harpsichord? TBH, if there was no video along with the music, I would have thought it was played by a computer. There was no dynamics whatsoever. Maybe that's a limitation of the instrument and not the player?
Harpsichords are not able to play different dynamics; the plectrum plucks or doesn't pluck and you can't significantly vary the touch. That is why Cristofori's innovation of the hammer action was such a big deal: since the player could vary the force of the strike it made possible a keyboard that could play "piano e forte."

When I was in school the piano was my second instrument, but the teacher made me switch to harpsichord because he couldn't stand the clicking of my nails on the piano keys. On the wooden keys of the harpsichord it was hardly noticeable!
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Re: Barrios "Allegro solemne" on clavecin

Post by Jack Douglas » Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:08 pm

Fun, fun!
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