Adagio: Tone and Performance Studies No 12
SMC SU533/ HL 288768
ADAGIO, NO. 12 (op. 9 no. 3): This beautiful work in Ab major starts with a fairly simple melody that comes back towards the end of the work ornamented by Weissenborn. It should be played in a true adagio tempo so the ornamented notes never sound rushed and in a dolce espressivo style throughout the work. Be sure to use a very small half-hole and the whisper key on the middle Ab for best intonation. Enjoy the simple beauty of this lovely solo.