On May 17, 1:11 pm, Carey <***@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Che wrote:
> > On May 17, 12:29 am, Carey <***@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > > I was listening to Frank Bungarten play the D minor Partita last
> > > night, and while he definitely does play legato lines well, to my ear he doesn't stop
> > > *enough* notes, to create spring, and give the dance forms life.<
> > >Snip<
> > > Tough to strike a balance I guess, though I've noticed a tendency of some German guitarists to be >more concerned with legato than articulation of rhythms.<
> > This is too broad a statement to define unless you can provide
> > specific names and recordings. I some regards I do agree in that
> > specific case with F.B. Note, I said "Not for me." To maintain a
> > legato flow and crisp articulation, where it's called for, requires
> > certain skills many seem to be lacking.
> > The point is Bungarten did write a very informative paper on
> > "Legato." I sent it around in pmail years ago.
> Sounds like it would be an interesting paper. I read an interview
> with Bungarten in Classical Guitar quite a while back where he
> put a lot of emphasis on legato, and also sounded like a pretty
> demanding teacher.
> In referring to 'some German guitarists' I was thinking of
> Andreas von Wangenheim's recording of the Cello Suites
> and Marc Seiffge's Bach and Britten recording, as well as
> the Bungarten discs I mentioned<
All three are excellent guitarist in the main. I do have problems
with electric/classicals but that's me. You original point was
significant, legato vs clear articulation of rhythms, imo.
We become picky, picky, picky according to our individual taste, don't
On the other hand, folks on vacation in luxury resorts do not want to
hear this sort of music. They want to be coddled and lulled away into
a false sense of security, that was my business. :-)