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Re: Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier
« Reply #1480 on: December 10, 2018, 02:22:08 AM »
One harpsichordist who still uses a Pleyal is Wladyslaw Klosiewicz. Here's a bit of Francois Couperin




<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/btSRnPyZOXo" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/btSRnPyZOXo</a>

and here's a whole recital with Bach and others

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/0OEV_06qW0I" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/0OEV_06qW0I</a>
What do you think? I think it's interesting in a way but also somewhat grating. I have his Froberger recording which I remember liking though. I wonder if it's on this.

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Re: Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier
« Reply #1481 on: December 12, 2018, 09:39:13 AM »
What do you think? I think it's interesting in a way but also somewhat grating. I have his Froberger recording which I remember liking though. I wonder if it's on this.

I tend to agree.
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Re: Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier
« Reply #1482 on: December 12, 2018, 11:16:26 AM »
What do you think? I think it's interesting in a way but also somewhat grating. I have his Froberger recording which I remember liking though. I wonder if it's on this.

That’s a lot of sustain in the first section. Maybe it fits the program, but to my ears it is overboard for the music. I enjoyed the rest quite a bit though, regardless of its level of authenticity.

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Re: Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier
« Reply #1483 on: January 03, 2019, 09:26:13 PM »
Listening to Till Fellner today and I'm finding a lot of inspiration in it. It's the first time I've heard of him. Is it true that he hasn't done book 2 yet?

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Re: Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier
« Reply #1484 on: January 04, 2019, 11:09:46 AM »
Listening to Till Fellner today and I'm finding a lot of inspiration in it. It's the first time I've heard of him. Is it true that he hasn't done book 2 yet?

Yes, that is true, but he did record : Bach: Inventionen Und Sinfonien/Frenc Suite V -  also for ECM:


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Re: Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier
« Reply #1485 on: January 04, 2019, 05:44:07 PM »
Yes, that is true, but he did record : Bach: Inventionen Und Sinfonien/Frenc Suite V -  also for ECM:



This is lively. Looking forward to his WTC II.

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Keith Jarrett's book 1 on piano
« Reply #1486 on: January 07, 2019, 06:33:41 AM »
Hi milk
Just in case you don't know: 

There is another pianist/harpsichordist on ECM the jazz-legend Keith Jarrett.

His recording of Bach WTC 1 on piano stands out in a strange way: by not standing out! At least that was my reaction to it when I first heard it. To me it sounds as if he has tried to make a "nake" or "objective" as opposed to a "subjective" romantic interpretation. (Try before buying though if you can)



Beware if like me you are "harpsichord-challenged" - K. Jarrett's WTC book 2 on the same label is played on harpsichord.

His Handel piano recording is my favorite in that repertoire:

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Re: Keith Jarrett's book 1 on piano
« Reply #1487 on: January 08, 2019, 02:41:01 AM »
Hi milk
Just in case you don't know: 

There is another pianist/harpsichordist on ECM the jazz-legend Keith Jarrett.

His recording of Bach WTC 1 on piano stands out in a strange way: by not standing out! At least that was my reaction to it when I first heard it. To me it sounds as if he has tried to make a "nake" or "objective" as opposed to a "subjective" romantic interpretation. (Try before buying though if you can)


Thanks! I'd especially like to check out his Handel!

Beware if like me you are "harpsichord-challenged" - K. Jarrett's WTC book 2 on the same label is played on harpsichord.

His Handel piano recording is my favorite in that repertoire:



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Re: Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier
« Reply #1488 on: January 09, 2019, 02:20:42 AM »
I'm a big admirer of Jarrett's solo jazz playing, but his forays into baroque music seem strangely pale and bloodless to me.

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Re: Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier
« Reply #1489 on: January 09, 2019, 04:55:00 AM »
I'm a big admirer of Jarrett's solo jazz playing, but his forays into baroque music seem strangely pale and bloodless to me.

My view is that what he does is quite charming, but somehow it's more like hearing an amateur play that a professional -- there's not the same sort of nuanced and expressive and bold and imaginative voice-relationships and attacks and ornaments that you get with Egarr or Asperen.  And the things don't sound so good either IMO -- I don't know if it's the way he plays  or the way it's recorded or just the instrument he uses or what. But the almost naive lyrical approach is charming. But really, someone who had only heard his French Suites or WTC would have no idea how much more multi-layered, how much deeper, the music.
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Re: Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier
« Reply #1490 on: May 01, 2019, 12:59:51 PM »

 

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