He reminds me a bit, and I mean this loosely, of Thomas Bernhard, except without his humor. Anybody ever found a joke in Sebald's work? And then about 50 LPs of various other people, plus the old Walter Kraft boxed set of everything. Then if rarely I didn't like what I heard, I check out some of the others.
And the Roberto Loreggian disc Jim just mentioned I second the enthusiastic "thumbs-up" on that one, wonderful. I forgot about it as I have it shelved with Vivaldi, since the works on there are mostly transcriptions of Vivaldi.
Tactus ; and there is a companion disc of Loreggian playing more of those concertos on harpsichord. I don't recommend the Kay Johannsen recordings in the series; he tends to be rather flat and dour. There isn't much that's worse than dour performances on the organ. Jim Morrison wrote February 11, : Thanks for your help. Anybody have recommendations for the Clavierubung III? Anybody have thoughts on those recordings?
A treat, except that I have a defective pressing and the big E-flat prelude my favorite part of the whole thing skips in most of my players. I like the way this organ Silbermann in Arlesheim has the variable wind: the little transient dips in pitch when many notes are attacked simultaneously, or when the pedal note changes under a held chord in the manuals.
That feature, which is typical of many of the organs from Bach's time, itself gives the playing a more human or breathing quality that I dig: in contrast with the rock-steady wind and more mechanical "perfection" of more modern organs. Such an instrument with variable wind tells the player how to phrase the music sensitively; it is really a treat to play on them.
And some current organ builders are going back to that design, for musical reasons. No doubt there are some who would bewail this feature as a huge drawback, perhaps citing the famous anecdote in which Bach would draw all the stops and play huge chords to see if the instrument had good-enough lungs.
That feature, which is typical of many of the organs from Bach's time, itself gives the playing a more human or breathing quality that I dig: in contrast with the rock-steady wind and more mechanical perfection" of more modern organs.
No doubt there are some who would bewail this feature as a huge drawback, perciting the famous anecdote in which Bach would draw all the stops and play huge chords to see if the instrument had good-enough lungs.
Like the latter, the Chapuis organ recordings on LPs had the huge advantage of including the reduced-size scores. As far as I remember, these were good performances on historical instruments. Does anyone know if they have been reissued on CDs? Complete organ works Dan Webre wrote February 11, : I am wondering if anyone can recommend a good complete set of Bach's organ works.
I've listened to clips of some of them at amazon. Is it worth it? I'm curious Brilliant musicianship and audio quality. Played on Marcussen Organ of Sct. Hans Kirke, Odense, Denmark. Hearing a Cantata is etheral and humbling but hearing an organ work by Bach is like Heavy Metal. I want the walls to shake with fear Just ask my brother when he's trying to listen to his hard rock-Bach and Handel can fiercly compete for the air waves! David Glenn Lebut Jr. Too grand, too solemn, too "churchy", with polyphonic lines too unintelligible, compared when played on harpsichord or piano It's clear, intelligible, with beautiful and varied timbres, and I don't feel anymore that incense and heavy church impression that I had when I happened to listen to some other organists Marie-Claire Alain , Ton Koopman , Helmut Walcha , Michel Chapuis Are you serious?????????
This is most evident in BWV which sounds unlike any other version I know. They are from early in Bach's life and need as much variety from the performer as possible while maintaining an allegiance to Bach's style. With stunning registrations and rhythms of imagination, he maximizes the diversity of the music. But he comes back beautifully in BWV with a highly playful and excellently detailed reading. BWV is an interesting and diverse piece of music having three sections.
In the first section, the music has a stark texture and is highly playful and jovial. Then, without warning, the second section starts up with a much fuller texture and more legato. The third section has elements from each of the first two and ends in a surging and swirling fashion. I listened to eight comparative versions, and each one was excellent. I honestly can't choose a 'best' among these performances, although my personal preference is likely the Weinberger which I find to have the most imaginative registrations.
In BWV , he is more angular, vibrant, and detailed than every other version I own; the registrations are delectable. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes.
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Un poco allegro Allegro CD Lento BWV Pastorale F-dur BWV Puer natus in Bethlehem BWV Der Tag, der ist so freudenreich BWV Vom Himmel hoch BWV Jesu, meine Freude BWV Christum wir sollen loben schon BWV Wir Christenleut' BWV Das alte Jahr vergangen ist BWV Christ lag in Todesbanden BWV Christ ist erstanden BWV Erstanden ist der heil'ge Christ BWV Dies sind die heil'gen zehn Gebot' BWV Vater unser im Himmelreich BWV Es ist das Heil uns kommen her BWV In dich hab' ich gehoffet, Herr BWV ChB: O Lamm Gottes unschuldig Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme BWV Wo soll ich fliehen hin BWV Aus tiefer Not schrei' ich zu dir BWV Konzert Es-dur BWV a.
Konzert Es-dur BWV b. Gigue French Suites No. Buy this album at: Amazon. I'll first address the sound quality of the disc at hand. The sound is low on bass response and richness. Appropriate adjustments of the audio controls help alleviate the situation; use of an equalizer totally eliminates the problem without creating any negatives.
Given the success of the adjustment routine, I don't have any complaints about the recorded sound. I compared his version to the one from Gavrilov on his EMI set of the French Suites, and the differences are pronounced. Gavrilov places high priority on forward momentum except in the Sarabande where his very slow pacing adds to the depth of his lovely reading.
Gavrilov does not allow the emphasis on momentum to detract from the tenderness and emotional themes. Still, he stays on the main road and always looks forward. His playing is not ordinary nor mainstream.
It's distinctive and very enjoyable and enlightening. Other than that, these are very pleasureable interpretations.
No problem. I do have a reservation about the second movement.
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