Author Topic: Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck  (Read 7868 times)

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Offline Mandryka

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Re: Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck
« Reply #40 on: July 30, 2017, 09:18:49 AM »
I'd said it before and I reiterate it now: afaIc, no melody, no music. I guess I should really stick with Late Baroque, Classical and Romantic --- and that's where I actually do stick ;D

Yes but let's get back to Sweelinck, because I bet that one reason that XB-70 could enjoy his stuff is that in some things sweet melody is the hook, same with Peter Philips, less so with Byrd. I think you should listen to some Sweelinck and Philips when you're next in the mood.
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Offline Florestan

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Re: Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck
« Reply #41 on: July 30, 2017, 09:32:51 AM »
Yes but let's get back to Sweelinck,

By all means, sorry for the disruption!
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Offline Mandryka

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Re: Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck
« Reply #42 on: September 12, 2017, 12:32:27 PM »
Funny, because, when organ music is played in a church with large acoustics and more reverb, I prefer a faster tempo with apt phrasing and not that much legato, to give the reverb a lesser chance to make the sound diffuse.
So far, this has been my listening experience, both in live concerts and at my 'hifi' home. Hence I did not have any problems with this specific recording.

The Ricercar is indeed a great piece... I should listen to JPS more often. ;)

Btw, so far I have not checked Schoonbroodt's own website, because, according to my (Norton) internet safety control, his site is 'probably hacked'. :blank:

I listened today to Schoonbroodt playing the A minor ricercar SwVW 280. It is fabulous really, really off the rails, like it's going to explode with intense energy. . And as if to confound us all, he takes longer than anyone else I know - though it still appears fast. It just is such exciting and committed playing it's irrsistable. It's incredible how sometimes these ricercars - which are just basically imitation really - can sometimes take off like that, I mean you wouldn't think that 12 minutes of imitation could sound so wild.
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