Francois de Larrard wrote:
... You hear it a lot with violin also, I hate that kind of arrangements. Of course I'm a bit of a puritan in this respect
Now I know why you don't like Couperin: he writes in various places that his pieces can be either played by the harpsichord alone or by viols, flutes, oboes etc.. Especially for some pieces which are written on three staffs.
oh oh oh.... I hope Richard sees this! I was right when I mentioned Couperin!
Yes you are definitely a kind of austere puritan... But we like you as such: .
Not "we".... You'll have to speak for yourself on this one, Francois. He didn't say that your collaboration adds no musical value like he said about mine. I don't think that is fair....
You've been holding out on us! Who knew you are also a flautist? (I just looked in your bio where it's mentioned, but over the years I had forgotten that.) And your self-collaboration with the flute and piano parts in this Grenados duet worked so well. Everything is very well synchronized. It's a beautiful melancholy piece beautifully played and recorded. Congratulations!
Thank you David!