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Offline Mandryka

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« Reply #760 on: June 02, 2019, 10:10:23 PM »


Anyone heard this one? Seems promising, but no samples online. (MDG's frustrating thing of not having any of their music on spotify etc., and only occasionally itunes)

I was waiting for you to buy it and post your reactions.
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« Reply #761 on: June 03, 2019, 12:02:17 AM »
Are these sound-files acceptable?

https://www.amazon.de/J-S-Bach-Clavier-Übung-Teil/dp/B07NJV6LTP/
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« Reply #762 on: June 03, 2019, 12:26:09 AM »
Are these sound-files acceptable?

https://www.amazon.de/J-S-Bach-Clavier-Übung-Teil/dp/B07NJV6LTP/

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« Reply #763 on: June 03, 2019, 12:30:18 AM »
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That’s because only part of the link is live, use your mouse to copy and paste the whole thing and it should work - it’s the web page for the CD on the German Amazon.
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« Reply #764 on: June 03, 2019, 12:31:06 AM »
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The link works for me.
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« Reply #765 on: June 03, 2019, 12:31:44 AM »
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Apparently something went wrong with the underlining of the link, dunno why or how... you have to copy and paste the text of the entire link. It worked for me.
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« Reply #766 on: June 03, 2019, 12:41:00 AM »
Andreas Fischer is already on record playing this organ here



And of course you can hear the restored organ here, one of my favourite Foccroulle CDs

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« Reply #767 on: June 03, 2019, 12:44:53 AM »
By the way, gentlemen, I’ve just booked my flights to hear CU 3 in Groningen in September!
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« Reply #768 on: June 03, 2019, 01:32:40 AM »
Andreas Fischer is already on record playing this organ here



And of course you can hear the restored organ here, one of my favourite Foccroulle CDs



This one ain't bad either (organist is Sietze de Vries):

https://www.jsbrecords.nl/product/hamburg-st-katharinen/
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« Reply #769 on: June 03, 2019, 01:49:44 AM »
This one ain't bad either (organist is Sietze de Vries):

https://www.jsbrecords.nl/product/hamburg-st-katharinen/

But as you know, Dutch-only recordings are extremely difficult to get hold of for common mortals. 
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« Reply #770 on: June 03, 2019, 02:20:23 AM »
But as you know, Dutch-only recordings are extremely difficult to get hold of for common mortals. 
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It was available for a short while of the American Amazon, but it appears to be OOP there.

https://www.amazon.com/Organ-Katharinenkirche-Hamburg-Sietze-Organist/dp/B00XUAONQ4

And here is another link... iirc, Mandryka has managed to order some stuff there:

https://www.boeijengamusic.com/en/sietze-de-vries-katharinenkirche-hamburg.html
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« Reply #771 on: June 03, 2019, 02:23:36 AM »
Sadly, in the US I don't have the samples on Amazon. I guess ill wait when it is on itunes etc.

MDG also has released recordings of Hilger Kespohl playing the recently restored Schnitger organ in Neuenfelde (the home parish of Schnitger himself). Weckmann and Scheidenann. I think the weckmann might be on itunes already.

I recently talked to Frits Elshout, a head voicer of Flentrop who is also the mastermind behind the Katharinenkirche organ reconstruction. That prompted my interest in it.

I will probably get the de Vries. He is always phenomenal. Read a review that funnily enough complained that de Vries didn't follow the famous "Zinck registration" used by Praetorius and Weckmann in one of the pieces.

Also lots of recordings of it on All of Bach. Also was lucky to hear it in the flesh a few years ago, although it was just the first half of the service (Bach's A minor Praeludium played in a handful of soft principals)
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« Reply #772 on: June 03, 2019, 02:25:41 AM »
It was available for a short while of the American Amazon, but it appears to be OOP there.

https://www.amazon.com/Organ-Katharinenkirche-Hamburg-Sietze-Organist/dp/B00XUAONQ4

And here is another link... iirc, Mandryka has managed to order some stuff there:

https://www.boeijengamusic.com/en/sietze-de-vries-katharinenkirche-hamburg.html

Better yet, here, along with all the other SdV recordings. :)
https://www.jsbrecords.nl/cds-dvds/?lang=en

Edit: just realized that Marc already posted a link from jsb
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Re: The Organ, Master of them all - general organ thread
« Reply #773 on: June 03, 2019, 02:27:52 AM »
Sadly, in the US I don't have the samples on Amazon. I guess ill wait when it is on itunes etc.

MDG also has released recordings of Hilger Kespohl playing the recently restored Schnitger organ in Neuenfelde (the home parish of Schnitger himself). Weckmann and Scheidenann. I think the weckmann might be on itunes already.

I recently talked to Frits Elshout, a head voicer of Flentrop who is also the mastermind behind the Katharinenkirche organ reconstruction. That prompted by interest in it.

I will probably get the de Vries. He is always phenomenal.

But aren't you able to check out the German Amazon samples?
https://www.amazon.de/J-S-Bach-Clavier-Übung-Teil/dp/B07NJV6LTP/

(Apologies for the odd semi-corrupt link... you have to copy and paste the entire link to make it work.)
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Re: The Organ, Master of them all - general organ thread
« Reply #774 on: June 03, 2019, 02:30:53 AM »
Better yet, here, along with all the other SdV recordings. :)
https://www.jsbrecords.nl/cds-dvds/?lang=en

The jsb-opportunity was already mentioned in my first message about De Vries.
But then Premont said something about possible problems with ordering from abroad.

Hence the two alternatives.

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EDIT: just realized that bioluminescentsquid had already discovered that I had already posted a jsb-link... :laugh:
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« Reply #775 on: June 04, 2019, 10:32:17 PM »
Are these sound-files acceptable?

https://www.amazon.de/J-S-Bach-Clavier-Übung-Teil/dp/B07NJV6LTP/

Just realized that the soundfiles were displayed when I opened it on my laptop, but not on my phone (which I first looked at them on). I'll sample them.

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« Reply #776 on: June 05, 2019, 10:54:47 PM »
Another source of temptation! This is a very unique and eccentric organ, in Elshout's words it "Opened a whole new unknown world".

https://www.organroxx.com/en_US/shop/product/the-renaisance-organ-of-olkusz-1942
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« Reply #777 on: June 07, 2019, 03:12:40 AM »
Thanks for pointing out Mr Urbaniak, I ordered the CD (after not a little battling with the website >:() after being impressed by this one which I found on Qobuz. He’s a “studious” musician rather than a flamboyant one I’d say, which is all to the good in my book. He also makes interesting programmes. And likes the sort of organs I like - small, colourful.

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« Reply #778 on: June 07, 2019, 03:32:06 AM »
It was available for a short while of the American Amazon, but it appears to be OOP there.

https://www.amazon.com/Organ-Katharinenkirche-Hamburg-Sietze-Organist/dp/B00XUAONQ4

And here is another link... iirc, Mandryka has managed to order some stuff there:

https://www.boeijengamusic.com/en/sietze-de-vries-katharinenkirche-hamburg.html

There’s a lot of Sietze de Vries on YouTube I’m not sure what to think yet, except that (be warned - this is very childish) his name keeps making me think of the French comedy show Brice de Nice. I’m sure Im pronouncing the Dutch totally wrong 

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« Reply #779 on: June 08, 2019, 01:24:19 AM »
Thanks for pointing out Mr Urbaniak, I ordered the CD (after not a little battling with the website >:() after being impressed by this one which I found on Qobuz. He’s a “studious” musician rather than a flamboyant one I’d say, which is all to the good in my book. He also makes interesting programmes. And likes the sort of organs I like - small, colourful.



I do like that CD a lot, but need to revisit it. We all have similar tastes in organs :)

Sietze de Vries' Tunder Christ lag in Todesbanden on his Roskilde CD is stunning! It's warm and articulate, rather unlike the more austere and forbidding Syre recording that we previously obsessed over. One recording of his that I'll recommend.
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