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Offline Gordo

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« Reply #15320 on: August 08, 2019, 08:13:38 PM »


Years ago I liked this 2-CD set "Music from the Golden age of Rembrandt," although it had some small digital glitches and the booklet was a bit sloppy:





 
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« Reply #15321 on: August 09, 2019, 06:06:17 AM »
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« Reply #15322 on: August 09, 2019, 08:37:42 AM »
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« Reply #15323 on: August 09, 2019, 08:47:41 AM »
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« Reply #15324 on: August 09, 2019, 10:06:47 AM »
What's that? 4'33''  ??

I'd never heard of it until today -- Letzbor thinks it's an important part of the tradition of contrapuntal solo violin music which Bach dipped his toes in.
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« Reply #15325 on: August 09, 2019, 10:09:53 AM »
I'd never heard of it until today -- Letzbor thinks it's an important part of the tradition of contrapuntal solo violin music which Bach dipped his toes in.

But the picture is missing, so I cannot know what it's about.
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« Reply #15326 on: August 09, 2019, 10:26:18 AM »
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It’s very good. Fluid, colourful, warm, lyrical and full of old man’s wisdom. . Asperen here reminds me of Leonhardt in the final recordings, the Forqueray especially, because there’s a sense of self abandon.

Having said that there’s a caveat. Absolutely everything I’m hearing today I’m enjoying. So maybe it’s me!

And returning to it today, I thought I'd listen to the Froberger, Suite XIV, a descriptive piece. He played it on his first Froberger CD for the big series, which I also couldn't resist listening to, and we all know how very poisonous comparative listening is. Anyway, read the next sentence at your own peril.

I thought that the earlier recording was really magical! Full of intense nervous impetuousness which I find irresistible.  It's in this, on the second CD. 

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« Reply #15327 on: August 09, 2019, 10:49:14 AM »
I'd never heard of it until today -- Letzbor thinks it's an important part of the tradition of contrapuntal solo violin music which Bach dipped his toes in.

Also this one, and his Pandolfi recordings if you haven't heard them



The Bach S&Ps are not sui generis, but can be thought of as a high point in the German violin tradition.

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« Reply #15328 on: August 09, 2019, 01:31:44 PM »
I'd never heard of it until today -- Letzbor thinks it's an important part of the tradition of contrapuntal solo violin music which Bach dipped his toes in.

Ooh, it was a picture of Letzbor's Vilsmayr recording I suppose. I think Vilsmayr and Westhoff more anticipate the violinistic technical elements than the musical elements in Bach's S&P.
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« Reply #15330 on: August 10, 2019, 11:12:20 PM »
Jorg Demus 21 CD set--

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« Reply #15331 on: August 11, 2019, 08:48:35 AM »
Jorg Demus 21 CD set--



I have his complete Schumann box and it's wonderful.
"I don’t know why I give preference to Chopin’s works. They always touch me deeply. His music is akin to my soul." --- Milii Balakirev

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« Reply #15332 on: August 11, 2019, 07:44:55 PM »
Thanks, I am just now listening through the Yves Nat 15 CD set, and I enjoy his Schumann quite a lot. Consider it if you don't have it. The Kinderszenen is a bit fast-paced with light pedal and not overly sentimental--still imbued with plenty of feeling. His Chopin I find uninspiring compared to many others. His Brahms Handel Variations are superb--technically dazzling. I will move onto his Beethoven this week (set has complete sonatas). 

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