QUOTE(Lone Ranger @ Aug 25 2007, 09:57 PM)
Thanks for that, Dulciana. In fact your post inspired me to dig out my 7-year old examination report for the Fugue VI in D Minor. Following some fairly pleasing compliments, the examiner(s) said: "there was some inconsistency of interpretation". I've tried to strain my memory to think of which bars (at the time) I thought he was referring to. I imagine it was bar 30 being slurred four s'quavers at a time whereas on the previous page at a similar juncture I hadn't done so.
As I recollect, the two gentlemen were quite elderly at that time (2000) so that may indicate I was being judged by the tastes and foibles of a former era - hence my question at the end of the previous post.
I've just gone digging myself for the score of that fugue, as I was playing it at around the same time, to see I can remember what way I played those bars, but I can't find it. I wonder if we had the same examiners? I had Peter Wilde and another much older man, who did all the writing. It was ALCM, but they do move around between boards, and I've seen Peter Wilde in Trinty as well. They said about the fugue that it was 'playing of tremendous stature' - probably more down to my teacher than me, as he used to pace around the room listening intently for the subject coming in and telling me, long after I thought it was good enough, that it was 'not quite there yet'. When I did what I was told, he'd say, 'no - you've a harsh tone now'. I knew it was okay when he said nothing at all and just smiled. I suppose it's like everything else - listen, listen, listen is the key.
What I did find in my rummaging was the music for the fugue in G Major - no. XV - that I didn't think I had! I may be gone some time...