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Re: Bach's Bungalow
« Reply #480 on: June 10, 2016, 11:50:09 PM »
This is quite interesting. Despite being in principle available in print (so I do mean Monteverdi or Vivaldi manuscript scores mouldering in some library) quite a bit of music was apparently not as widely known as one would think until the early/mid 20th century.
I think I have read that Rachmaninoff was surprised when in the 1920s or so he became aware of the fact that Schubert had written a bunch of piano sonatas. And at this time at least among concertgoers Bach as arranged by Liszt, Busoni or Rachmaninoff was very probably far better known than his original keyboard works.

Did the French really establish their late romantic organ "symphonies" with only minimal knowledge of Bach's organ music?
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Re: Bach's Bungalow
« Reply #481 on: June 11, 2016, 01:53:12 PM »
This is quite interesting...

Did the French really establish their late romantic organ "symphonies" with only minimal knowledge of Bach's organ music?


The anecdote specifically refers to the chorale preludes, but the comment by Ambroise Thomas implies that Bach was not well known: on the other hand, Widor is astonished that his colleagues at the conservatoire and its students do not know them.

Widor, at least, seems to have had a wider knowledge of Bach's organ works.
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Re: Bach's Bungalow
« Reply #482 on: June 16, 2016, 01:59:23 PM »

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Re: Bach's Bungalow
« Reply #483 on: June 21, 2016, 01:29:44 PM »
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« Reply #484 on: July 24, 2016, 02:47:13 AM »

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Re: Bach's Bungalow
« Reply #485 on: July 24, 2016, 03:16:54 AM »
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Re: Bach's Bungalow
« Reply #486 on: July 24, 2016, 09:41:56 AM »
Sad news about Isoir, somehow I always assumed that he was much younger than Chapuis, but no. I appreciate him very much especially in Attaingnant and Guilain.
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Re: Bach's Bungalow
« Reply #487 on: July 26, 2016, 12:47:42 AM »
While this will always be my go-to set:



After reading several smashing reviews of this edition, I decided to splurge.
The recorded sound is impeccable and the performances are first-rate.
Coming 18 years after the Naxos set by van Dael and van Asperen - which is very good - there is a very noticeable improvement in the recording.
I just wish the pretentious stock-posing that seems de rigueur these days would be discarded.   :-X



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Re: Bach's Bungalow
« Reply #488 on: July 26, 2016, 12:15:35 PM »
^^^ Oh nice!

That Glossa set looks might fine.  :)


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Re: Bach's Bungalow
« Reply #489 on: July 26, 2016, 05:16:12 PM »


Does anyone have this recording?  I've never seen it before - striking cover.   ç1968 ... I think.  No date on sleeve.
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Re: Bach's Bungalow
« Reply #490 on: August 26, 2016, 07:55:57 AM »



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Re: Bach's Bungalow
« Reply #491 on: September 11, 2016, 01:06:22 AM »
Thanks for your response and the information about Ruzickova - by the way, you have helped me on a number of occasions so just wanted to say thanks for that! :)
I trawled the Bungalow thread but I wasn't able to get any more info on Ruzickova's recordings - it could be that the discussion you are remembering is even buried in this thread? (I admit I was a bit lazy and didn't read all of the thread before posting) so Ill poke around in this one a bit more later.
If I cant find any more info im happy to take one for the team and post some comments about the sound of the instrument(s) and suchlike after I purchase the set (I guess I was hoping to find out a bit more about this beforehand as the recordings seem to be quite old).

Haven't we, though? Especially her two different WTCs? Anyone remember?

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Re: Bach's Bungalow
« Reply #492 on: September 11, 2016, 01:51:08 AM »
Haven't we, though? Especially her two different WTCs? Anyone remember?

The search function here is so poor it's not surprising that things get lost.

Anyway I haven't heard Ruzikova's  Erato recordings so I can't comment.
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Re: Bach's Bungalow
« Reply #493 on: November 08, 2016, 05:20:47 PM »
This may come as a surprise to anyone who remembers me (the guy with nearly 100 B minor Masses), but there's a lot of Bach, including some major pieces, that I simply don't know or don't know well. I've recently begun addressing this.

I had music books in the 70s and tried to teach myself the inventions but they were pretty hard for a teenaged rockhead, though I did manage to learn a couple. I bought my first Bach recording around 1986 or so. I think I have one recording of the WTC (Book I presumably) that I never listen to and couldn't tell you whose. Schiff on the inventions, also rarely listened to. I thought I had all the solo violin works, but it's just one CD so maybe just the partitias, and also couldn't tell you who the performer was. (I live in one city, work in another where I have a small apartment so I can't check.) Never had any recordings of the Goldberg variations or solo cello works. Don't think I have the English or French suites, though I may have one of them on a disc that I bought for something else. You can probably see I'm not a huge fan of solo keyboard works or chamber music in general--nothing against them, but I'm just more likely to reach for something bigger. (Have always loved the violin and harpsichord sonatas though.)

But as I said, I've started exploring these famous but largely unknown-to-me works. I bought Gould's WTC1 last week, then last night made a sizable purchase of Ashkanazy's complete WTC (so yes, only on piano, but I'm not stopping there), Kremer's solo violin sonatas and partitias, Koopman's organ works, sonatas with viola da gamba and harpsichord, Schiff's Goldbergs and Viersen's solo cello suites. Choices were made largely based on what the store had.

Enjoying this journey through the undiscovered territory of a composer I know so well though his sacred music.

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Re: Bach's Bungalow
« Reply #495 on: December 24, 2016, 04:49:00 PM »
Is there a dedicated thread Bach on modern piano? Couldn't find it....

So I'll post this here


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« Reply #497 on: January 16, 2017, 04:56:10 AM »
Is there a dedicated thread Bach on modern piano? Couldn't find it....

So I'll post this here



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