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Offline -abe-

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gushing about prelude 10 in e minor from wtc book 1
« on: October 23, 2017, 12:10:15 AM »
Just discovering this piece. I am feeling what normies feel when they first hear the moonlight sonata.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0HCu2qUhdY

edit: thread previously titled "this is driving me insane"
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Re: I'm sorry, but this piece of music is driving me insane
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2017, 12:26:07 AM »
To save your sanity, assuming you want to, listen to it played on the harpsichord (try Pierre Hantai). It sounds more classically restrained and less like Chopin - it is still a beautiful piece.

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Re: I'm sorry, but this piece of music is driving me insane
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2017, 12:36:24 AM »
here's mr. schiff doing it at the proms

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNCuPAgG9eo&t=2531s

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Re: I'm sorry, but this piece of music is driving me insane
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2017, 12:43:27 AM »
Thanks, abe. I prefer Schiff to Barenboim and and Hantai to both. I am not dogmatic, I can happily listen to Bach played on the piano or the harpsichord though I prefer the Goldberg Variations to be played on the harpsichord.

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Re: I'm sorry, but this piece of music is driving me insane
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2017, 12:49:19 AM »
Thanks, abe. I prefer Schiff to Barenboim and and Hantai to both. I am not dogmatic, I can happily listen to Bach played on the piano or the harpsichord though I prefer the Goldberg Variations to be played on the harpsichord.

The thing is that I'm just so unfamiliar with the harpsichord -- so I looked up the performance you referenced. And wow, thank you!

https://youtu.be/upiDdZmFfQY?t=43m17s

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