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Offline XB-70 Valkyrie

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Jorg Demus
« on: May 06, 2017, 10:32:57 AM »
For many years, I have seen his LPs in cheapo bins for a buck or two--usually on the Musical Heritage Society. This label had many great artists, but the boring (black and white text only) covers make them rather invisible to many collectors. However, I buy them whenever I find an interesting one. Lately I've read--don't remember where--some people speak very highly of his recordings, especially the Bach. What are your thoughts on this pianist, and what are the must-have recordings?
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Offline Florestan

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Re: Jorg Demus
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2017, 10:52:40 AM »
For many years, I have seen his LPs in cheapo bins for a buck or two--usually on the Musical Heritage Society. This label had many great artists, but the boring (black and white text only) covers make them rather invisible to many collectors. However, I buy them whenever I find an interesting one. Lately I've read--don't remember where--some people speak very highly of his recordings, especially the Bach. What are your thoughts on this pianist, and what are the must-have recordings?

I'm far from being an expert on pianism but I quite like his Schumann cycle.



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Offline Turner

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Re: Jorg Demus
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2017, 11:01:09 AM »
On MHS, there´s also a complete Debussy LP set, which I have, except for one LP.

I remember this set as quite good, but competition in this field is very fierce.
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Offline Jeffrey Smith

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Re: Jorg Demus
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2017, 11:16:09 AM »
I can recommend this


He also composes. I have no idea of what the music is like.

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Offline Jo498

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Re: Jorg Demus
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2017, 12:26:24 PM »
Among his most famous recordings are probably some Lieder discs with Fischer-Dieskau, Ameling and others (there is a whole bunch, I am only giving two examples). Together with Badura-Skoda he also was an early pioneer of historic fortepianos. There is a bunch of such recordings both solo (Schubert sonatas) and with the Collegium Aureum, e.g. Trout quintet, several Mozart concerti etc. but not all have appeared on CD and even fewer will be easily available.

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Re: Jorg Demus
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2017, 06:02:27 AM »
I've written this a few times on GMG but the concert I saw of Demus in Japan playing WTC was so great!



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Re: Jorg Demus
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2017, 12:02:37 PM »
I'm curious what he did with the partitas. He has a hoard of devoted students here in Japan that he comes over to teach and play for. Great artist.

I do not know the recording.
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