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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.
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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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« Reply #15333 on: August 26, 2019, 01:24:43 AM »
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« Reply #15334 on: September 08, 2019, 01:20:18 PM »



While I don't intend on buying a lot of versions of the work, this one caught my eye.  Check out the two pianists.
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« Reply #15335 on: September 12, 2019, 09:31:23 PM »
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« Reply #15336 on: September 13, 2019, 12:24:10 PM »


One of my favorite songs: Delahaye: Mort j'appelle de ta rigeur is on this CD, sung by Raphaël Boulay (known from Diabolus in Musica). He sings it reasonably expressively and the rest of the CD I would call nice and pleasant. I haven't listened to it since long, first and foremost because I have too much else to listen to.
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« Reply #15337 on: September 13, 2019, 12:26:52 PM »


I own this too, haven't got the time to study the interpretation, but I acquired it for the interesting sound of this "arctic" organ, very well recorded.
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« Reply #15338 on: September 13, 2019, 09:55:12 PM »
One of my favorite songs: Delahaye: Mort j'appelle de ta rigeur is on this CD, sung by Raphaël Boulay (known from Diabolus in Musica). He sings it reasonably expressively and the rest of the CD I would call nice and pleasant. I haven't listened to it since long, first and foremost because I have too much else to listen to.

Somehow I don’t find La Morra specially inspiring, Ciconia apart. They’re a bit too light for me maybe. I’m going to pass on this one I think, despite being interested to hear that setting of Villon you like.
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« Reply #15339 on: September 13, 2019, 10:02:33 PM »
I own this too, haven't got the time to study the interpretation, but I acquired it for the interesting sound of this "arctic" organ, very well recorded.

It was the investigating the organ that drew my attention to the recording, I’ve just bought this



It’s everything you would expect from Böcker: straightforward, modest and attractive enough if lacking the exciting tensions caused by hesitations and other embellishments  which would have made it into a  great experience.
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