hyenal wrote:Hi Chris, I thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful transcription! After having listened to the original song through Andrew's link, I could appreciate AMH's creative talent much better than at the first listening without knowing that song. The originality in new harmonies reminds me of that Bach-Rach transcription of Violin Partita. Your playing is very sensuous, too
Ahh... sensuous. Now that is a compliment, thank you
I can see what attracted Hamelin to this song. Somehow it sounds very much ahead of its time. And yes, this is an extremely refined and ingenuous transcription. Something Godowsky might have penned had he lived longer.
hyenal wrote:Ahh... I do love Pergolesi's Stabat Mater a lot and find this song totally beautiful, too... BTW this rendition by Bartoli is really good:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THTUCtExVbo&feature=related (I'm also a fan of Bartoli )
Yes her virtuosity and sheer volume are breathtaking. But I find her steely fortes and prominent rolling R's quite tiring. One reviewer likened her diction
(I think it was in a Vivaldi piece) to machine-gun fire. With all respect I do like a less strenuous voice.