Sorry that the uploads did not work. I have resent the files to Admin by Email, but they are not yet available and only one part is shown, but labelled as "rejected". I will try again, but I have no much hope.
If anybody is still interested on these files, mail me and I will send them directly.
I just happen to have been working on the same thing over the past few weeks. I wrapped it up by recording them too. I'm afraid my rendition doesn't hold up very well compared to Rampal's recording, but I got through them fairly well. This week I'm working on No 1, but I've been a bit busy to practice for the last few days. I posted a couple short, simple duets that I have been working on with my daughter on my personal web site, but I think it's at capacity with only a couple mp3's. Let us know how you end up making out getting them posted.
Hmmm, I found your recording in the files section and I wondered about that. It sounded a little, ummmm "mechanical" maybe? And I thought there was a lot of noise in the trill key, but otherwise I was willing to belive that it was real, and a little ashamed of my effort. The grave movement was the first one I recorded, and I may have been a bit nervous and I overblew several of the notes. I'll re-record that when I get a chance. The other movements I thought I did a reasonable job at - relatively clean, but not nearly as fast or pretty as Mr. Rampal :-)
If I could figure out how, I could be convinced to post mine. I haven't figured out yet what the typical level of capability is here on the forum yet. Anyway, I'll fix up my profile so you can send me a PM if you like with your email address and I might be able to email the files if you're interested.
PS: I just posted my file, currently awaiting approval.
I am very sorry I confused you with my MP3 file. I acknowledge I did not clarify it was synthezised sound on my initial post.
Thank you for pointing out that the "Grave" is already on the files section. It was my third attempt to upload it and this time it worked, bit still it is not shown on my profile page. I will now upload the other three parts, slowly and one by one as it seems to work better for the site system.
I listened to your live recording and I find it very good. Congratulations.
You play it better than I currently do. In particular, those (for me) difficult scales on measures 5 and 7 of the Allegro are rendered quite cleanly and fast. I have to practise them still a lot if I will play this piece at the student concert on March. Not sure yet.
I have a version by Rampal (rare in the CD market, I think) but he plays everything so incredibly fast that sometimes the music is difficult to understand, in my opinion.
What instrument are playing on?
What instrument are playing on? Should read: What brand/model/HJ instrument are you playing on?
I am playing an open-hole silver DeFord that my parents purchased for me in 1977. It needs a little pad work, and seems to have some intonation issues, but I think it has quite a responsive headjoint for what really is a step-up flute.
My Jean-Pierre Rampal recordings are on vinyl, and yes, some of what he plays is extremely fast and sometime so embellished it's hard to follow along in the sheet music. I think it's ok if "normal" people don't reach that level of expertise.
I find it very helpful to use a metronome to work on the speed of these pieces. Start at a speed at which I can play all the way through cleanly. It helps find the tough spots which I can practice by themselves until I can put it all back together and speed it up to the next tick.