Recorded on the 13th of June in Tallinn in Matrix studio.
The playing is uncut.
The piano was surprisingly bad for a professional studio. Even the pedal squeakes.
So I even hesitated if to make the recording public or not.
The painting is made by Viktoria Sikk, my mother. She is my first piano teacher and also a painter.
I think the piece is often played too fast. The tempo or character marking by Mr. Prokofiev is -andante tranquillo-. It means in Italian – calmly walking or calmly going.
And in my opinion the character markings can not be compared with metronome exactly. Often metronomes show, that if it is andante it should be this or that fast on the metronome. I think it is a strange approach.
When played in a slower tempo, the piece can have a lot of nuances and colors that could get lost otherwise when played in a faster tempo.
Performed by Heli Ernits (oboe) and Jaak Sikk (piano)
4. Marche Burlesque
Recorded by the Estonian Classical Radio (sound producer Maido Maadik). Special thanks to prof. Matti Reimann.