@ All thanks for the feedback
@ Scott and Andreas,
Thanks to the both of you for your thorough feedback. These must be pieces you two are familar with.
For the "simple sentences" or no. 14 I agree (or rather the score does
) that the left and right hand should have different dynamic levels, switching in the middle section. I had a few other takes were I had the dynamics right, but the piano action is somewhat stiff and so I would hit the key softly and it will not sound at all
. As a result I wonder if I should play subsequent pieces mf as if they were soft, and loud ff, just so I avoid the problem getting 80% of the notes to sound, even if not totally true to life dynamically. Then of course I would have to set the recording volume lower so the ff doesn't spike
About the Swineherds Dance or "I danced w/ a pig"
this title cracks me up! Of course, if it's a swineherd that would mean to me I danced with a bunch of pigs... I'm getting OT..
it is played staccato in the Naxos version so I wanted to try for a more legato version. I suppose the pigs aren't great on etiquette so maybe staccato is more appropriate in this piece. And one of you called me out on the penultimate measure. Regretably, in my score there is only articulations for the left hand on beats 3 & 4, my mistake.
About #19, I am surprised you say it is like the e major invention, I was actually thinking that myself. It has the contrasting motion as well as the syncopation that Bach created which is interesting to hear in a piece by Bartok. And yes the g should be held for 1+ then the c should be 2 instead of the g being held for 1 and the c played as 2. Good catches!
Thanks for putting these up! And these new titles are much more appealing than the number titles I have seen on my Nels Drue score and Naxos! One thing about the titles, I made a mistake, the audio of the no. 14 simple sentences is the audio of no. 19 smooth syncopations. The Swineherd is correct. About the title of the swine herd--now I am curious, you have danced with a pig? And a few times?!?
did you grew up on a farm?
Thanks for the compliment, I hope I am getting better, now as I am taking proper lessons at school. And yes I admit I sped up on the "syncopations," I was trying to emphasize the following rit. by playing faster but I think it would have been better to play it more steady. And I agree, the swineherds in "Children" has a lot of energy.