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Offline zamyrabyrd

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Re: Bach Goldberg Variations
« Reply #100 on: January 22, 2009, 12:05:43 AM »
Pierre Hantai on harpsichord, a relatively new recording, is excellent.

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Re: Bach Goldberg Variations
« Reply #101 on: October 27, 2009, 05:46:45 PM »
I'm looking for a good recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations performed on a harpsichord.

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Re: Bach Goldberg Variations
« Reply #102 on: October 27, 2009, 06:43:51 PM »
I'm looking for a good recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations performed on a harpsichord.

My first and only recording of these works on harpsichord was Gilbert on Harmonia Mundi. I later found out that his set is rated highly by reviewers. I think it's a great performance.

Samples Here (I think it's the same performance)

Buy here also

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Re: Bach Goldberg Variations
« Reply #103 on: October 27, 2009, 07:15:27 PM »
I love the first Hantai/Opus 111, very natural and fluid technique and wonderful sounding instrument
There is a newer version by Hantai also, but I like his older version shown below:



I would love to hear a new Goldberg by Christophe Rousset for Ambroisie label, his other recent Bach work there is just amazing
using a very rich toned Ruckers harpsicord
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Re: Bach Goldberg Variations
« Reply #104 on: October 27, 2009, 08:56:19 PM »
My recommendations:

Hantai/Naive and Mirare - The earlier one (Naive) is highly exuberant, the Mirare more thought provoking.
Gilbert/Harmonia Mundi
Pinnock/Archiv
Vartolo/Tactus - loaded with rhythmic hesitations
Rousset/Decca
Leonhardt/Teldec and DHM
Ross/Virgin Veritas
Verlet/Astree


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Re: Bach Goldberg Variations
« Reply #105 on: October 27, 2009, 11:33:34 PM »
My recommendations:

Hantai/Naive and Mirare - The earlier one (Naive) is highly exuberant, the Mirare more thought provoking.
Gilbert/Harmonia Mundi
Pinnock/Archiv
Vartolo/Tactus - loaded with rhythmic hesitations
Rousset/Decca
Leonhardt/Teldec and DHM
Ross/Virgin Veritas
Verlet/Astree



I notice that Ottavio Dantone (Decca) and Céline Frisch (Alpha) have dropped off your shortlist? :)

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Re: Bach Goldberg Variations
« Reply #106 on: October 28, 2009, 12:44:31 AM »
I don't find that list especially short.

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Re: Bach Goldberg Variations
« Reply #107 on: October 28, 2009, 05:15:24 AM »
I would love to hear a new Goldberg by Christophe Rousset for Ambroisie label,

Could you link to that, I can't find any reference to it.

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Re: Bach Goldberg Variations
« Reply #108 on: October 28, 2009, 05:30:38 AM »
I notice that Ottavio Dantone (Decca) and Céline Frisch (Alpha) have dropped off your shortlist? :)

Q

Just slightly behind my top recommendations.


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Re: Bach Goldberg Variations
« Reply #109 on: October 28, 2009, 05:47:35 AM »
Could you link to that, I can't find any reference to it.

I was expressing a wish/request for new one to be released, does not exist currently........
his older Goldberg is available for Decca which I have, but his recent work for Ambroisie label is another level higher

Rousset has been very busy last few years with baroque opera performance......

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Re: Bach Goldberg Variations
« Reply #110 on: October 28, 2009, 09:24:08 AM »
On harpsichord, I just own Rousset in the 4-CD box below; but I also enjoy Toth on the gut-strung harpsichord, the lautenwerk - would not recommend the latter as a sole disc to represent these works, but a pleasant complement - Don had an excellent review of Toth's performance HERE from 2003 - I could certainly pick up another disk on a 'regular' harpsichord -  :)


 

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Re: Bach Goldberg Variations
« Reply #111 on: October 28, 2009, 12:32:44 PM »
What are these "wet" and "dry" sounds? (That's a question asked in all seriousness.) Could you describe it to me?
Regards,
Navneeth

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Re: Bach Goldberg Variations
« Reply #112 on: November 01, 2009, 06:35:43 AM »
An edition for Moors and Christians.  ;D

I don't know this 3-CD set, but it seems sufficiently interesting to investigate a bit:

J.S. Bach - Goldberg Variations BWV 988
World Premiere Critical Edition - Organ-Piano-Harpsichord

Pascal Vigneron (Organ) [Curt Schwenkedel Great Organ]; Dimitri Vassilakis (Piano) [Fazioli Piano]; Christine Auger (Harpsichord) [Antony Saide Harpsichord]

Quantum, 2008

3-CD set

Recorded at Cathedral of Toul, Lorraine, France.

World premiere recording with the three instruments tuned to Werckmeister III temperament. Planned for release in Nov 2009.

 :)
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Re: Bach Goldberg Variations
« Reply #113 on: November 01, 2009, 07:29:26 AM »
They seem to have made things like that before
Tiden læger alle sår,
heldigt nok at tiden går.

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Re: Bach Goldberg Variations
« Reply #114 on: November 01, 2009, 07:30:36 AM »
And
Tiden læger alle sår,
heldigt nok at tiden går.

Antoine Marchand

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Re: Bach Goldberg Variations
« Reply #115 on: November 01, 2009, 08:19:20 AM »
A complete mystery:

LINK TO SOME SAMPLES [on "Discography & Criticals"]

P.S.: What a weird thing! This Pascal Vineron is a trumpetist and organist.

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Re: Bach Goldberg Variations
« Reply #116 on: November 01, 2009, 09:09:38 AM »
A complete mystery:

LINK TO SOME SAMPLES [on "Discography & Criticals"]

P.S.: What a weird thing! This Pascal Vineron is a trumpetist and organist.

I may be wrong, but I have got the feeling, that these interpretations are very far from HIP.
Tiden læger alle sår,
heldigt nok at tiden går.

Antoine Marchand

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Re: Bach Goldberg Variations
« Reply #117 on: November 01, 2009, 09:15:19 AM »
I may be wrong, but I have got the feeling, that these interpretations are very far from HIP.

Me too, my dear friend.  :-\

DarkAngel

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Re: Bach Goldberg Variations
« Reply #118 on: November 24, 2009, 07:27:17 PM »
For some variation on harpsicord theme (plucked string - harp) I placed order for this CD................
Samples sound much lighter, airy, etherial comapred to harpsicord.......a clear boxless sound, anyone else try this?


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Re: Bach Goldberg Variations
« Reply #119 on: November 24, 2009, 10:50:46 PM »
For some variation on harpsicord theme (plucked string - harp) I placed order for this CD................
Samples sound much lighter, airy, etherial comapred to harpsicord.......a clear boxless sound, anyone else try this?



I also listened to the samples and am very impressed.