Friday, October 23, 2009

Folías (2nd version) by Gaspar Sanz (ca. 1640-c.1710)

2nd Version. I couldn't decide between the two versions, so I decided to post both.


Anonymous said...

Masterful! Bravo! I liked them both. I thoroughly enjoyed the dramatic expression and mood changes in the second version.

You are very seasonal in your song selection. :)


Mikkel said...

Awesome Kevin, I liked both as well. I think the second one was quite captivating because of your very dramatic dynamics and your intense presence. The first had some very masterful and dignified phrases, yet I must say I enjoyed your second "raw" take more. I got the impression that you were more emotionally invested while playing and it made a strong impression.
You are awesome, really.

kevin r gallagher said...

thanks for the comments. I was more emotionally involved in the 2nd version - which actually was the very first take.

There's something unpredictable about the 2nd version. It's not as clear technically all the time, but there's a sense of spontaneity and life which is lacking in the first (more practiced) version.

It's subtle, but worth noting that more control can often lead to less life in playing.


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Emiel Stöpler said...

My personal favorite is the first version. I feel it sounds more polished as in "finished", but of course this is relative as both versions are wonderful.

Chris said...

Very intense, Kevin.

I think this piece of music really got into your "soul".

There is a power and colour to the 2nd version which makes it more emotional. However, the phrasing in the 1st version is more subtle and quite captivating.

The difficulty in choosing a favourite is that I find even your less "emotionally involved" version has more feeling than I hear in a lot of other performers.

Thank you. Please keep playing and giving - it is such a joy to hear and see.