I'm preparing the Bumcke "Romance" #1 and #2 for performance on baritone sax, and I'd like advice. Has anyone played either of these? Is there a recording somewhere?
In Romance Kl. 44, #1, the tempo Mark is andante in 2/4, but this seems fast to me, more like a march than a romance. Perhaps the romance is meant to be of jealousy or betrayal rather than tenderness? Could the andante mean to be counted as 4/8 instead of 2/4?
Romance #2 is marked lento and is related somehow to #1, I think, but in concert Gb and D. There is a tragic feel to it.
I'm having a tough time musically with these two (technically, not so bad). Any performance advice will be appreciated.