Dowland, John - Fortune my Foe - video

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Dowland, John - Fortune my Foe - video

Post by Eric Lemieux » Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:27 am

Hi everyone!

This is my version of “Fortune my Foe” by John Dowland.
This is one of my favorite pieces by the composer.
Best from Montreal!

Eric Lemieux


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Re: Dowland, John - Fortune my Foe - video

Post by KeMe » Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:11 pm

:bravo:
This is such a lovely piece of music and I think that you brought that out. It is so incredible when a musician can reach into can depth of the heart of the music and make that piece sing.
Thank you,
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Re: Dowland, John - Fortune my Foe - video

Post by guitargeorge » Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:59 pm

great playing, thanks for posting.

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Re: Dowland, John - Fortune my Foe - video

Post by brooks » Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:28 pm

that was beautiful.

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Re: Dowland, John - Fortune my Foe - video

Post by pogmoor » Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:05 am

What's the thinking behind introducing irregularities into the rhythm?
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Re: Dowland, John - Fortune my Foe - video

Post by Cary W » Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:24 pm

Good video quality, good recording, and your tone on the guitar is also great.
Now for the bad news:
The very free approach to the rhythm leaves the listener scratching his head... :?

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Re: Dowland, John - Fortune my Foe - video

Post by Allan » Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:39 am

Beautiful, I like your take on this song, you really make it your own by approaching it in a fresh and creative way.

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Re: Dowland, John - Fortune my Foe - video

Post by Eric Lemieux » Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:08 am

Thanks everyone for your comments on this.

If some of you may scratch a little bit their head with the rhythm I do understand. I just want to say that it’s a conscious and deliberate choice of mine for the interpretation of this piece. I shared here my very perception of time and musical moment. I don’t do this so overtly in every piece I play. In fact here I’m putting it quite visible and open (and I may also add: in a moderate way for my present version of this particular piece of music).

I only had excellent comments before with now more than 8000 views. If some of you specialists have a little bit of a hard time with it I do understand and it only means to me that I’m really in the good direction with this. Absolutely no doubts for me. It reinforces my position.

Thanks and musically yours.

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Re: Dowland, John - Fortune my Foe - video

Post by Greg Savage » Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:37 pm

Felt the melancholy. I imagined a person down on their luck having a moan and it felt just right.

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Re: Dowland, John - Fortune my Foe - video

Post by Valéry Sauvage » Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:12 am

Eric Lemieux wrote: If some of you specialists have a little bit of a hard time with it I do understand and it only means to me that I’m really in the good direction with this.
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Re: Dowland, John - Fortune my Foe - video

Post by pogmoor » Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:23 am

Eric Lemieux wrote:If some of you may scratch a little bit their head with the rhythm I do understand. I just want to say that it’s a conscious and deliberate choice of mine for the interpretation of this piece.
Well, you've made Valery Sauvage laugh anyway :lol:
Eric Lemieux wrote:I only had excellent comments before with now more than 8000 views. If some of you specialists have a little bit of a hard time with it I do understand and it only means to me that I’m really in the good direction with this. Absolutely no doubts for me. It reinforces my position.
It's fair enough playing music however you want, but in a way you've made it into a different work. The perception of 'specialists' (ie those who are familiar with the way the music was written) might be that it no longer has any link with the words:
Fortune, my foe, why dost thou frown on me?
And will thy favours never lighter be?
Wilt thou, I say, forever breed my pain?
And wilt thou not restore my joys again
I guess I feel uneasy listening to this playing in just the same way that I do listening to this interpretation of RDLA: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=79780&start=30#p875974.

It's possible to 'recompose' classic pieces of music and make something different from them, as Max Richter has done with Vivaldi: http://www.theguardian.com/music/2012/o ... ur-seasons. But neither of these examples comes near that; instead they both seem to me misrepresentations of the pieces.
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Re: Dowland, John - Fortune my Foe - video

Post by FYF » Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:46 pm

Beautiful!

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