Some improvements. All in all, I think this is one of those cases where I got poisoned by listening to this piece alot, and a lot adrenaline gets pumped in, especially at the beginning- I feel it’s a little hectic and rushed at a lot of points. It’s still in its embryonic stage of development, but at least it’s learned. There’s some note checks that I need to practice, like in the lyrical section, when it goes into the E minor then to something with C in the bassline, the chord is questionable.
And that keyboard is no good for fast octaves or repeated marcato chords…
I wanted to push this to performance tempo to see where my most prone spots are- and they are very apparent. Plenty of work to do…
Biggest thing- relax. Slow practice.
Beginning- percussive, rhythmic. I would actually play each grouping at the beginning together, with a slight pause between the second repeat.
Practice sections with sequential movement in chordal figures.
Check notes- write out chords in lyrical middle section. Figure out phrases in the lyrical middle section and phrase rubato with that.
Next section, obviously returns to beginning material- I think I can shape the martellato parts with hairpins for each one. A “micro-dynamic” fitting into the “macro-dynamic” of the crescendo building into C major.
Note check from C Major section to end. SLOOOOOWWWWWW PRACCCCTICCEEEEE.
For the “swung flam-tap” C major -> A minor figure, practice slow, move fast.
I like the tempo of the descending I-V-I-V-I… line at the end. Not too fast, but with a resolute feeling.
Lots and lots to clean up. Horrible recording- but I think I could do a lot with this tomorrow, if I have time.