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Re: Bach's Bungalow
« Reply #500 on: March 23, 2017, 03:45:22 AM »
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« Reply #501 on: April 13, 2017, 01:53:08 PM »
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Re: Bach's Bungalow
« Reply #503 on: August 05, 2017, 02:53:52 AM »
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« Reply #504 on: October 11, 2017, 12:46:58 PM »

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Re: Bach's Bungalow
« Reply #505 on: October 11, 2017, 08:49:12 PM »
 I thought Dantone's was a characterful interpretation of Book 2, more so than Rousset's in fact. I don't mean this as a value judgement at all. What are the contradictions that Zhu Xiao Mei's meddles? 

How did you chose those recordings to review?

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« Reply #506 on: October 12, 2017, 02:52:10 AM »


Your website keeps crashing on my iPad, other websites don't.

That's a pity; not my website, of course, but it would probably be much appreciated if you made Forbes aware of that problem at feedback@forbes.com. Sounds annoying.

I thought Dantone's was a characterful interpretation of Book 2, more so than Rousset's in fact.

I've not listened to Dantone a whole lot; enough to like it a lot, though. [Thanks, Qobuz!] Less forced and with a bit more air than Rousset, probably... whose WTC is very peated, if you will.

What are the contradictions that Zhu Xiao Mei's melds? 


Math and Joy. Seriousness and ecstasy. Day and Night. Her's an interpretation that either seems to defy simple tagging or allows to concurrently associate either end of the emotional spectrum. It's not scientific, I'm afraid. But it's my instinctive reaction to it.

How did you choose those recordings to review?

I pulled them off my shelf, basically... The two on the piano are recent recordings; one I had reviewed for a German magazine... they seemed to offer a nice contrast. And I wanted to write about Rousset, so I wedged him into this. Also to make sure that there's no danger of associating these works with the piano, too much.  :-\


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Re: Bach's Bungalow
« Reply #507 on: November 16, 2017, 10:59:40 PM »
latest on Forbes. The surprise being J.Pregardien for me; I have had mostly bad experiences with him in concert, but here, he's more than fine.


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Re: Bach's Bungalow
« Reply #508 on: March 21, 2018, 11:24:34 AM »
On Bach's 333rd Birthday:

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« Reply #509 on: March 21, 2018, 12:18:45 PM »
On Bach's 333rd Birthday:

Classical CD Of The Week: Anton Batagov's Bach Is For Tripping



Every click helps keeping classical music coverage (of which I am sadly the only exponent) alive on Forbes.com. Which, even if you don't like it much or think me an ass, is better than it not being there, right?



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Re: Bach's Bungalow
« Reply #510 on: March 21, 2018, 01:21:59 PM »
Although extremely slow, I've been enjoying Batagov's take on the Partitas.  It's not a version to hear when you feel full of energy.

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« Reply #511 on: March 21, 2018, 01:27:17 PM »
On Bach's 333rd Birthday:

Classical CD Of The Week: Anton Batagov's Bach Is For Tripping



Every click helps keeping classical music coverage (of which I am sadly the only exponent) alive on Forbes.com. Which, even if you don't like it much or think me an ass, is better than it not being there, right?

Doesn't sound like my kind of Bach, but at least there are people to enjoy it.
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« Reply #512 on: March 21, 2018, 01:42:30 PM »
Have started going through the Angela Hewitt recordings again and enjoyed her recording of the Partita number 1. I like that she generally plays the repeats of the tertiary movements differently, and I find she hits the sweet spot of using the dynamic capabilities of the piano to elucidate the music, without becoming too "romantic."
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Re: Bach's Bungalow
« Reply #513 on: March 21, 2018, 02:23:36 PM »
Although extremely slow, I've been enjoying Batagov's take on the Partitas.  It's not a version to hear when you feel full of energy.

Me too; I liked what I've heard so far.

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« Reply #514 on: March 21, 2018, 02:28:42 PM »
Doesn't sound like my kind of Bach, but at least there are people to enjoy it.

In a way it's beyond Bach. It's an experience; an immersion.

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« Reply #515 on: March 21, 2018, 02:48:37 PM »
I heard Bach (Book I): Nos. 1-12 for the first time tonight. Quite an experience. Despite most of it being over my head it's still clear how monumental it is. And although a clichéd way to describe it, there were moments that sounded like the construction of a bridge that supports itself, bearing it's own weight, then slowly disassembling, only to take another approach. There are another four concerts in the series which I've already tickets for. Good stuff.
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« Reply #516 on: March 21, 2018, 02:57:09 PM »
In a way it's beyond Bach. It's an experience; an immersion.

For some time now, Batagov has been primarily an experimental composer and no doubt going "beyond Bach" is part and parcel of why he performed/recorded this music.

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« Reply #517 on: March 22, 2018, 01:43:10 AM »
On Bach's 333rd Birthday:

The number 333 is known in some circles as 'triple nelson' and is considered (like any other multiple of 111) to be unlucky.  The bad luck may be averted by standing on one leg.
I only mention this because some aspects of Bach's music are thought by some to have numerological significance.  :-X

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South Africa needed 111 runs to win at exactly 11:11 on the 11th day of the 11th month in 2011. The scoreboard read 11:11 11/11/11. Cricket South Africa asked all the fans in the crowd to stand on one leg for the duration of that minute and with the healthy Newlands crowd hopping about, umpire Ian Gould got into the spirit too.
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« Reply #518 on: March 22, 2018, 02:42:25 AM »
Doesn't sound like my kind of Bach, but at least there are people to enjoy it.

It must be "out there" . . . I am curious, but my curiosity does not burn  0:)
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Re: Bach's Bungalow
« Reply #519 on: March 22, 2018, 04:43:02 AM »
Although extremely slow, I've been enjoying Batagov's take on the Partitas.  It's not a version to hear when you feel full of energy.
Me too; I liked what I've heard so far.

Get back to us in a week's time, when the music's finished  :laugh:

 

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