They do sound great. The double bass sounds an octave lower than the written notes so it is an octave lower sounding then the cello with these sonatas. I have given up playing double bass to pursue classical guitar so I wouldn’t want to try a duet with DuJu. My intonation at this point is off and when playing with a bow it is very…[Read more]
are is an interesting article on “The Four Seasons”. I found this in my mailbox this morning.
Thanks Nels for this great information on the Four Seasons. I forgot to tell you that I majored in Double Bass in college and played the Eminor and amino sonatas with piano accompaniment. Great stuff and the slow movements are so beautiful.
Vivaldi’s Musical Style, Concertos and Vocal Music.
Vivaldi’s musical style was influenced by the music he was exposed to in Italy. Arcangelo Corelli was a early influence especially with the concerto form. Corelli was most famous for his compositions using the concerto grosso form; A concerto grosso is two or three instruments usually…[Read more]
I plan to add a new post. Later this week on some of the major works including violin concertos and important vocal music.
Here is a link to a short article on the influence Vivaldi had on J.S. Bach
I really enjoyed the recordings you posted and especially the 1st recording with the different sized guitars.
My father in addition to playing classical guitar also play lute and mandolin. A few years ago Asked him along with one of his friends to perform the Vivaldi Concerto for 2 Mandolins with the orchestra I conduct and…[Read more]
ANTONIO VIVALDI 1678-1741
THE RED PRIEST
I choose to present Antonio Vivaldi this month as I was inspired recently when listening to a performance of the Lute Concerto in D Major. My father is a classical guitarist and I can remember hearing this concerto when I was four years old as my dad would play recordings for me because I was always…[Read more]
I struggled with that D chord and Simon suggested I turn my hand when playing the C# and it helped. You sound very solid playing that section. I also like the change in tone color at the end. Nice job.
Nice work on the recorded sections. I agree you should break the slurred section into smaller chunks and practice each one slowly. I look forward to hearing your progress.
I like thew way you played the 2nd arpeggio with the staccato sound. The playing in general sounds clean and the rhythmic feel is very solid. Look forward to hearing your continued progress.
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