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The basic thing about playing the guitar is the pleasure you get from it.
It is nonetheless perfectly suited to this piece after Takemitsu. Reedition Domingo Esteso by Conde Hermanos ; Kenny Hill, model Barcelona “While browuer try to master classical guitar, prepare for a slave’s life: Classical Guitar Skip to content.
I particularly endorse David Belcher’s point about the transitions. Our website is made possible by displaying online advertisements to our visitors. Brouwer – Hika – your thoughts? Another important thing to consider is that “Hika” is a lament in Japanese musical tradition from what I understand and so this piece in memory of Brouwer’s good friend, Toru Takemitsu, is really a sort of mournful elegy in his memory.
While there is an overarching “lament” feel running throughout, it may help to pick up the sections within the piece as separate “episodes leoo lament” and contrast them accordingly – and I feel that the composition has been “encoded” with interpretative clues for this to happen.
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I don’t know his sources and have not studied this myself, so I’d be interested to hear about it too! Costas told me in a masterclass that the melody is actually Homeric in origin—that is very ancient indeed!
Always liked the piece. I played a lot of Brouwer the last few years, somehow his music fits my way of playing.
He uses the melody that first appeared in his very early “Tres Apuntes” and there called “Bulgarian. Also check out Shin-Ichi Fukuda’s recording if you can get your hands on it, which I consider to be the best version.
This is a challenging leoo, not necessarily because of the quick passages many of these are aided by the scordaturabut because of the difficulty of maintaining the appropriate feel throughout the various transitions. Any thoughts of the Delcamp community on this piece? Japanese koto music on guitar. There’s nothing wrong with pleasure is there?
I don’t ldo the score in front of me right now, but can revert with more detail later if needed. What would we do without all your reports on the Brouwer festivals and other helpful posts? I will report back when I have started learning the piece. Forum guitare classique – Forum chitarra classica – Foro guitarra clasica – Free sheet music for classical guitar – Delcamp.