Thank you François. After seeing it, I believe that Chris has a point. Your rewriting makes the passage more manageable but destroys the unity of musical content and pianistic gesture, and the two come really together in this case. I mean, playing it as it is written compels you to get the right tone in the LH, because you are forced to hit the keys vertically with straight fingers, like here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBFD7x8p_jE#t=04m56s
or here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_vzDXXhUKs#t=05m26s
. Other solutions, like eg this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqdE4JCSohk#t=06m04s
may save your life but are musically less effective. The clue to that passage is probably to play the RH VERY lightly and take most of the low 16ths with the RH thumb (so to keep your RH as still as possibile), plus a lifetime practice I'm afraid
. But mine are just words since I have never studied that moloch!
I should go more often on YouTube. It is incredible how many different versions of great opus like this one can be found. Indeed some great pianists can manage this terrible section of Corpus Christi just playing it as it is written... I did not succeed, and this is why I tried this arrangement. Of course, if you can play the original, it is better ! Good luck,
Even though I'm completely ignorant about Spanish music (my first exposure to Albeniz happened in the last month
- on a recital of Volodos where he amazed the audience by playing "La Vega"), I enjoyed your beautiful and excellent performances a lot! Your playing brought Spanish spirit to here, so I will probably surprised to see German people tomorrow outside of my home
Good night, François!
Thanks Hye-Jin ! You should listen the rest of Iberia by great pianists like Alicia de La Rocha, who is one of the icons in this field. 25 years ago I had the chance to see her in a recital (in Paris). She played the whole set in a single concert... What a memory !