Thanks to everyone for the constructive criticism. I must admit, I think I rushed into wanting to audition another recording so soon, in order to test out my new recorder
I played this in early high school and am just referring back to it after all this time. I'm still experimenting with the calibrations/recorder volume and the like...it'd be great to have more crispness in the playback...nothing beats a professional or live recording I guess...!
Anyway, starting off with the initial comments. Yes, I agree, I just now heard the thumping that is being referred to. Subtle, but there, I will try to fix it...
(I particularly like that exciting section of the piece-perhaps too much!?) And the sixteenth notes are out of control and not even I hear...again, tsk tsk on my part!!
Also, listening more critically, the lyrical section definitely needs improvement, although suggestions to the effect would be welcome. I guess the edition plays a part, as it tells me the left hand should be 'harp-like' and there isn't much written for the right hand in terms of articulation. It is assumed that it should be played legato, (and with a singing quality) yet with the left hand, I think of a harp sound not sustaining as much (also the pedal markings in the music are in little sections) and this caused the whole section to sound choppy and stiff. I could perhaps experiment with different pedaling effects, trying to get just the right amount of sustaining and coloring. I'm tempted to leave the pedal down and change with the chords, but maybe it may come out a bit 'wet', and lengthen the written value of the quarter note chords.
And so, I'll be more discerning when auditioning another lesser known piece, so as to better serve it...
Onward to take 2..!