Started by KevinP, July 01, 2013, 01:53:47 PM
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Quote from: André on June 13, 2022, 04:22:08 PMThanks Poju !
Quote from: DavidW on June 13, 2022, 04:58:57 PMCongratulations on completing the cycle! And thanks for sharing your thoughts.
Quote from: DavidW on June 24, 2022, 07:16:28 AMYeah I hate that (glued paper sleeves). I had a Bach organ set like that. Very annoying.Here is the offender!
Quote from: 71 dB on June 24, 2022, 07:09:41 AMI received the Rilling boxser last Tuesday. I have been enjoying it, but the otherwise nice boxset has one serious brainfart to it:The paper "envelopes" the CDs are in are GLUED shut! I have to rip them open like I was opening letters from someone and there is all that glue ready to stick on the surface of the CDs + the paper envelopes suffer from this opening. So stupid and unnecessary! Who IMBECIL came up with this idea?
Quote from: DizzyD on July 03, 2022, 04:20:03 PMWow, I have that Rilling set and yep the CDs are in white envelopes, but not sealed. They just have an unsealed flap. Still it was only about $49 so I can't complain. I love Rilling's interpretations but sometimes as in BWV 140 (opening chorus waaaaaay too fast imo) I find things to nitpick. Another Rilling bargain set to get is the Bach Great Sacred Choral Works set of 10 CDs (I think I paid $15 for it on Amazon). His reading of the Magnificat (in D major but with the "Christmas interpolations") is one of my favorites.
Quote from: 71 dB on July 04, 2022, 12:26:28 AMRilling's BWV 20 is very impressive! Love it! Suzuki is good, but Rilling takes it and makes it epic! Rilling isn't as good with BWV 21. Suzuki is better, because it is an early Weimar cantata. Rilling sounds "off" with the cantatas before Leipzig, but the cantatas from 1723 onwards sound exactly as I want!
Quote from: DizzyD on July 04, 2022, 07:12:49 AMI would disagree a little re: Rilling and BWV 21. I think in the Rilling interpretation the gradual modulation from despondency to joy in the work is much more obvious, although of course this is just my subjective impression. I love the treatment of the final chorus in the Rilling.
Quote from: 71 dB on July 04, 2022, 10:01:04 AMThese are my initial impressions. I am a total Rilling newbie. First listen of BWV 21 did not blow me away the way BWV 20 did, gradual modulation from despondency to joy or not (whatever that means...) With Suzuki it is the other way around: BWV 21 > BWV 20
Quote from: 71 dB on June 24, 2022, 07:23:02 AMHow can they be that moronic? Isn't it more expensive to glue them? This is my first "glued" box set and I hope it is also the last...
Quote from: DizzyD on July 04, 2022, 10:59:18 AMDe gustibus etc etc. "Modulation from despondency to joy" refers to the movement of BWV 21 as a whole. What the cantata is "about". If you don't know the site already, I'd suggest the late Julian Mincham's site jsbachcantatas.com. Not as an unassailable authority but as food for thought.
Quote from: 71 dB on July 04, 2022, 01:40:25 PMI am not at that level in my expertise of the cantatas. I am not analysing what the cantatas are "about." I assume them to be "about" how great the God is. What else could church cantatas of early 18th century be about? As an atheist I just "ignore" the meaning and message and listen to the music as if it was instrumental music.
Quote from: 71 dB on May 08, 2022, 09:03:54 AMThe apartment building where my rental apartment is will move to geothermal energy. On week 20 they will start drilling the heating wells and that will cause a lot of noise. They will work Monday to Friday from 7 am to 10 pm and on Saturdays from 9 am to 6 pm. The drilling of the wells will take 3-4 weeks.
Quote from: Spotted Horses on July 17, 2022, 09:43:14 PMInteresting. Do you know how deep the wells will be?
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