On 01/27/2015 08:34 AM, Patrick Shirkey wrote:
On Tue, January 27, 2015 10:51 pm, Dave Phillips
The Maiden And The Nightingale, by Enrique Granados :
MIDI file rendered in Bitwig Studio 1.1.4 with the Modartt Pianoteq VST
The clarity of the notes is very nice. The timing seems a bit out of
sync/ahead in some places. I don't know the original, is that intentional?
I made the MIDI file by hand one note at a time, reading from the score.
Yes, the tempo and expressive indications in the original are quite
clear, there's supposed to be a fair amount of "Romantic" styled rubato
after the beginning. Btw, I'm recalling this from memory, I no longer
have the score. The file was created many years ago, I used it here to
test performance of the Pianoteq VST in Bitwig.
I really like the final minute. Everything seems to come together after
IIRC the beginning is supposed to be a bit stiff, a strong contrast with
the succeeding "looser" parts.
Btw, Granados is perhaps better known to classical guitarists than
pianists. His Danzas Espanolas #5 and #10 are staples in the repertoire,
both having been transcribed from the piano scores. Given that composers
such as Granados, Albeniz, and de Falla were recreating/recasting
guitar-based musics (flamenco especially) on orchestral instruments, it
was inevitable that transcriptions would appear. Albeniz is said to have
preferred the guitar versions to his piano originals, and indeed many of
them do sound much better on the guitar.