I\'m almost in tears. It\'s late so I\'m in headphone mode and must hear this on the monitors tomorrow.
Such delicacy of treatment of the strings, with layered solo instruments in just the right places. The delicacy of them...my, my, what sweetness...
The care and consistency of the solo clarinet...again, fantastic attention to attack and cresc/decresc swells on the sustains...this is so close to perfection, it wrenches tears.
Duncan, if this ain\'t your day job it ought to be. I\'ve never heard anything like this. From ANY library. Absolutely fantastic.
Ah, the ornaments followed by the sfz\'s...such expressiveness. I\'m in awe of your ear.
I hear your strengths in not only use of the mod wheel, but the volume controller. Combined, they\'re almost perfect. And I also think I know why some folks might hear an accordion--it\'s in the attacks, in SOME places. My God, this is beautiful...you might use volume on the phrasing at 1:38 -1:42 and again at 2:00 and 2:24 to soften the attack VERY SLIGHTLY (but keep the mod settings as is--the \'bite\' is perfect).
This to my ear is the most beautiful realization of any orchestral performance I\'ve ever heard. Critics need only best it with their own \"this is how it ought to be done\" examples.
Your use of rubato is superb. Oh yes, and trills. And the accents on the arpeggios leading to the cadenza beginning at 4:11...ahhhh...
One last observation: flutes throughout. Just the right balance.
You\'ve quite an ear, Duncan. Bravo!