Second recording (Blumlein)

HERE. Same piece as in the first recording, but this time with Var. I as well. I changed the stereo mic technique to Blumlein, and it does sound better, despite the dry acoustic. Once again, I muffed the trills. I’m playing the trills with fingers 3 and 4, starting with a chord where I play D4, F#4 and D5 with fingers 1, 2 and 3 respectively. This is because 4 and 5 are too weak to trill fast enough. Bah! 😛

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6 responses

  1. Sounding very nice Digitus 🙂 Can’t wait for my 130 to arrive now! As for the trills and weak fingers – back to Hanon and extra Alan Fraser fingerstands with you!

  2. Yes I guess more Hanon and Fraser fingerstands heheh. I can actually do the 4-5 trills fast enough for my sedate Andante, but I like the brilliance of a faster trill, hence the use of 3-4. But the darned 1-2-3 stretch for the chord before the trill screws up my fingers enough to muff the trill, particularly in Var. I. BUT I’ve discovered a couple of days ago that if I contract my hand quickly after the 1-2-3 chord that I can get the fingers relaxed enough to get it right. Now working on consistency. I tried the fingering in Schenker earlier this year but I could never ever get the mechanics right.

  3. Did you use the pedal? The song sounds clear and steady. Regarding the trill, my tendency is to substitute with 2 & 3 and my teacher will not agree. Now I know what Omega sounds like – beautiful. Thank you!

  4. Yes I did use the pedal, half and full. Can’t use 2-3 for this trill because it starts with the chord that I described. If I use 2-3 for the trill then I have to make too big a jump to continue the trill. Makes it sound disjointed.

    Actually I am not happy with the recordings so far. The Omega sounds much better ‘in person’, if you know what I mean. 😀

  5. If you are willing to travel halfway around the globe for it I’d happy to hack through a couple of pieces for your trouble! 😀

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