Córdoba by Albeniz
slightly – or extremely - inebriated)
One problem is the production of clear ringing bell like tones - at the bell like tones passages. It's played 3 times differently, the last with harmonics.
Or how about that tremolo vs. rasgueado passage. I use tremolo, personally, but either way, it has to be pulled off just right.
The D major section in the middle has the most beautiful, soaring, expansive phrases in the piece. You have to get that Spanish beat. Canarios has that sort of thing going on too.
It's an unsettled piece. It's a worried piece. Unlike placid Granada, where everything is as it should be and nothing is out of the ordinary, it's just a typical summer day, in
Not so in Cordorba, the music seems more agitated and changeable. It's like we're walking down the main street in
I wouldn't expect a Spanish immigrant composer to be able to write music about Bob and Jean's candy store in the late 1950's into the 60's and do it with the right feel. It would take someone such as myself, who lived and felt what it was like. This would distinguish it from Buddies candy store, 2 blocks down Union Turnpike. Completely different feel between the 2 pieces. Bob and Jeans would be more like
It's just darker, more sadness, more sorrow, less uplifting.
And incredibly beautiful, musically.