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 Post subject: Re: Mendelssohn - Three Songs Without Words
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:08 am 
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Hi Joe,

The E major Song Without Words is beautfully played. It is truly what a song should be.
The melody is given the importance it deserves and there are so many nuances of expression. The left hand is stylistically the accompaniment it should be. Bravo!

The Hunting Song is played very beautifully as well.

Your interpretation of The Venetian Gondala song is subdued and refined. There is a visual aspect of it. One can see the work and skill of the Gondolier.

The first two songs, are indeed very Schumannesque. Congratulations on your interpretations of all three.

- Kaila

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 Post subject: Re: Mendelssohn - Three Songs Without Words
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:38 am 
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Hi JLR,

I think that our performances are all outstanding. Yes, I have a love / hate relationship with Mendelssohn. When he is good, he is very, very good. When he is "bad" he is boring. I've been looking through the "Songs Without Words" from time to time over the last few years, but there are so many of them.

All of that said, I do think that you did a beautiful job of your selections.

If I had any criticism, it would be on the "Gondola" one. The beginning sounds a little halting when one should feel the waves moving the boat. Then, when you got to the point of a big wave, it did not take enough time on the notes.

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