FG18 I am experiencing the same thing! Lucky that you have a big breath capacity though! I'm sure you worked hard for that. I think I have quite small lungs (I am a girl - and women typically have smaller lungs than men - but I also have a small frame which I think is the main contributor, not my gender ) but I should still work more on breathing. I don't do it enough.Speaking of circular breathing... I've been working on it. Not diligently though. I'm making some progress. I can do it except it sounds like I'm re-articulating. Oh well. It's not a big deal. I mean... I recently realized that I can do the entire Mendelssohn Scherzo excerpt in one breath. So I'm not hurting in the breathing/air control department.
lianeandflute: no worry. As I said in a previous post: beauty is in the ears of the beholders. I guess sonority is even more personal and subjective than phrasing, which is why we can have so many different possibilities to interpret the same work. The truth is, even if the composer has had a certain sound in mind when she composed a certain piece of work, great interpreters can often bring in a different sound (alongside a different way to interpret the piece) to the composer, and win her over with a different way to look at her own piece. Rampal has done that (several times), Oistrakh has done that, and so did countless others in the history of music.Accidentaltourist, what a shame! I really love her sound. Maybe the circular breathing does change her sound, I didn't think of it like that, I have never perceived it to be so. I thought that was just how she sounded, and I like that sound. Oh well.
I really love that answer! My faves tend to be virtuosic, but you're absolutely right, and others tend to agree! One of the top tier studio flutists (ethnic flutes) in LA is actually a cellist. He doesn't have the greatest finger technique around, but he plays with so much passion and musicianship that it doesn't matter.anyone with beautiful tone & interpretation and a lot of soul = is the best.
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