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Offline Mandryka

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Re: Musical Offering BWV 1079
« Reply #120 on: February 06, 2019, 06:23:29 AM »


Imagine a bunch of young British toffs playing Bach’s musical offering, maybe in a private concert in an Oxford SCR, and you’ll get the style of this recording from The Bach Players.

I love the sound in the ensemble pieces, the flute sounds fabulous to me, and it’s very truthfully and beautifully engineered. I’m not sure what to make of the keyboard player in solo pieces, when he has nowhere to hide,  I enjoyed hearing the recercar à 6 for the way he rolls the chords, the ricercar à 3 less so - generally his approach is the opposite of flamboyant. The instrument is fine if limited in the bass department.

The approach generally suits me very well, maybe because I am both British and a gent. And indeed it may not be totally inappropriate given the context of the first performance
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