Started by premont, April 29, 2007, 02:16:33 PM
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Quote from: Que on April 30, 2007, 01:28:50 AMAnyone knows this one? Comments are welcome! Q
Quote from: Que on July 03, 2007, 08:42:21 AMAnother request for your comments - anyone familiar with this series on Berlin Classics?Johann Sebastian Bach - Das Orgelwerk auf Silbermann Orgeln
Quote from: Erevos on July 03, 2007, 01:26:11 PMIs that the stereo recording from Walcha or the old mono?
Quote from: Que on June 17, 2007, 02:49:02 AMThought I'd share some experiences on my recent Bach organ purchases.First, I got volumes 9-16 of Weinberger's cycle on cpo.I'm very satisfied with it: good, honest and pointed playing - straight forward with no frills. I like that.I found volume 13 with Clavier Übung less satisfactory in comparison with the rest.Listening to these recordings confirmed the importance to me of the use of period organs - they all sound beautiful, some drop dead gorgeous! If this cycle is issued as a boxed set, I will most certainly get it! My other purchase was the Clavier Übung III with Suzuki (BIS). This recording simply doesn't do it for me. Suzuki's playing is very flowing and that I liked. But in the end I find it all too abstract and detached, and too smooth - he plays a lot legato. Same goes for the choral intermissions: it all sounds very ethereal, but I don't hear the (spiritual) message - I like that concept of very much though! (Believe Koopman did the same on Teldec?)Finally, the impression of smoothness is enhanced by the modern organ, which lacks IMO character and "grit".Of the very little number of recordings I know, my favourite recording of Clavier Übung III remains Kay Johannsen (Hänssler). Q
Quote from: Mozart on July 03, 2007, 09:13:56 AMI just downloaded a 12 cd set, it took 36 hrs. I didn't know what I was getting myself into! These things really should come with a warning.
Quote from: Don on July 03, 2007, 06:15:18 PMGoodness! Just the opposite for me. I find Johannsen a pale imitation compared to Suzuki's magnificent reading.
Quote from: Que on July 03, 2007, 08:34:33 PMAnd what are your feelings on the recordings by Weinberger?Q
Quote from: 71 dB on July 21, 2007, 07:35:17 AMI have now listened to the first of the cheap Bach Organ CDs I bought from JPC, namely this one: I was surprised how little there is reverberation in this recording. On the other hand the sound is very clear. The music (Fugas BWV 575 & BWV 577 + random chorales) doesn't seem to be best Bach. Anyway, I don't regret spending 2 euros for this disc. P.S. Got to love the cover art of this series by Camille Graeser!
Quote from: Que on July 21, 2007, 07:45:42 AMYou're right, but if you bought others volumes as well (and I believe you did), there is more exciting stuff ahead! Q
Quote from: 71 dB on July 21, 2007, 07:35:17 AM I was surprised how little there is reverberation in this recording. On the other hand the sound is very clear.
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