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Re: Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier
« Reply #1860 on: April 06, 2021, 12:47:44 PM »
I'm finding Kenneth Weiss' cycle extremely good. I'd love to see him play this live, it's very expressive.

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Re: Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier
« Reply #1861 on: April 07, 2021, 03:13:28 AM »
It's a recording for pipe and slippers people.

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Pipe%20and%20Slippers
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I'm finding Kenneth Weiss' cycle extremely good. I'd love to see him play this live, it's very expressive.
Me too!

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Re: Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier
« Reply #1862 on: April 07, 2021, 03:46:37 AM »
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Re: Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier
« Reply #1863 on: April 07, 2021, 06:14:32 AM »
I think there are a number of fine transcriptions of The Goldberg Variations and Art of Fugue.  Maybe the WTC is a different kind of work.

I don't agree.

Well, I'm w/ San Antone and the Goldberg Variations - own these works on probably a half dozen different instrument(s), including a number of keyboards, harp, guitar, and strings.

Usually enjoy Bach transcriptions and would like to hear Phantasm doing the WTC, but not available at the moment on Spotify, my only subscribed streaming service - any other 'free' sites to hear these works (preferably not short snippets).  Thanks.  Dave

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Re: Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier
« Reply #1864 on: May 05, 2021, 07:50:47 PM »
Mahan Esfahani WTC 1

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On his new harpsichord!
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Re: Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier
« Reply #1865 on: August 19, 2021, 09:55:57 PM »
The new Cristiano Holtz seems so far innovative without being too sensational. I think I like his registrational approach more than Esfahani's. It's a pity that performance at Wigmore Hall was removed though.


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Re: Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier
« Reply #1866 on: August 20, 2021, 12:16:04 AM »
It's a pity that performance at Wigmore Hall was removed though.

Send me a message if you want the sound file.
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Re: Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier
« Reply #1867 on: August 24, 2021, 02:12:21 PM »
The new Cristiano Holtz seems so far innovative without being too sensational. I think I like his registrational approach more than Esfahani's. It's a pity that performance at Wigmore Hall was removed though.



I enjoyed Christiano Holtz, there is a certain humbleness to this ala DHM Leonhardt. One other interesting thing, up here we have a large open plan living room with vaulted ceilings and double story windows to the left that can be closed for acoustic reasons with the speakers pulled out pretty far from the front wall. You could really get a sense for just how large that instrument is.

Unfortunate that there are problems with mic'ing, like on the C minor prelude that has a good amount of bass it's creating a rather ugly boxy congested sound.

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Re: Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier
« Reply #1868 on: August 25, 2021, 02:23:17 AM »
The new Cristiano Holtz seems so far innovative without being too sensational. I think I like his registrational approach more than Esfahani's. It's a pity that performance at Wigmore Hall was removed though.



Yeah, I feel like part of the register is missing. It's like, some of the notes aren't there or something. Maybe it just takes getting used to.

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Re: Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier
« Reply #1869 on: September 30, 2021, 06:15:29 AM »
I put this up every so often - In spite of knowing no one likes it. 🤔😁

Also this:
Sensitive playing. Sometimes bleak.
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Re: Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier
« Reply #1870 on: October 01, 2021, 07:24:57 AM »
I put this up every so often - In spite of knowing no one likes it. 🤔😁

Don't think you are obliged to plan your listening according to others tastes, because others tastes may be fallacious.
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Re: Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier
« Reply #1871 on: October 01, 2021, 08:22:34 AM »
I put this up every so often - In spite of knowing no one likes it. 🤔😁



I like it!

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Re: Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier
« Reply #1872 on: October 02, 2021, 06:27:49 AM »
I like it!
Glad to hear I'm not the only one.
Don't think you are obliged to plan your listening according to others tastes, because others tastes may be fallacious.
Hear hear!

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Re: Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier
« Reply #1873 on: October 04, 2021, 04:27:44 AM »


How do you reduce this? Well. This is one not talked about but so far I’m enjoying it. I can’t say its qualities yet.
Also: Aaron Pilsen is a new guy on the block. Looks like a fashion ad:

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Re: Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier
« Reply #1874 on: October 30, 2021, 07:25:24 AM »
I think this is very fine. The instrument has character and Kiener judges well. It’s a confident rendition with a lot of spirit and joy. He’s flexible with his rubato as well. He has a touch.

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Re: Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier
« Reply #1875 on: November 22, 2021, 07:56:54 PM »
it’s a crowded field but I think this should be added to one’s collection. I’ve only listened a little so far. The instrument is interesting and Staier takes enough risks and has enough vision.

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Re: Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier
« Reply #1876 on: November 23, 2021, 12:23:42 AM »


it’s a crowded field but I think this should be added to one’s collection. I’ve only listened a little so far. The instrument is interesting and Staier takes enough risks and has enough vision.

I really admire Andreas Staier, but I never got along with his Bach. I will give it a try.  :)

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Re: Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier
« Reply #1877 on: November 23, 2021, 01:30:32 AM »
Vigorous and expressive playing from Staier - it’s like a cross between Scott Ross and Kenneth Gilbert. Lovely harpsichord (d’après Albrecht Hass (1734)) - big bass, attractive lute stop -  and seductively recorded, with a sense of room in the sound image which I adore. This is the best of Staier’s solo Bach I think.

It is wearing to listen to, there’s not enough relief and variety of approach to make it something for more than a handful of pieces at a time.
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Re: Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier
« Reply #1878 on: November 23, 2021, 02:34:25 AM »
Vigorous and expressive playing from Staier - it’s like a cross between Scott Ross and Kenneth Gilbert. Lovely harpsichord (d’après Albrecht Hass (1734)) - big bass, attractive lute stop -  and seductively recorded, with a sense of room in the sound image which I adore. This is the best of Staier’s solo Bach I think.

It is wearing to listen to, there’s not enough relief and variety of approach to make it something for more than a handful of pieces at a time.
that sounds about right. He’s weird in his Bach. What’s up with his Goldberg-s? I’m guessing I won’t be this handling all at once. I like what I’ve heard though.

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Re: Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier
« Reply #1879 on: November 24, 2021, 02:17:32 PM »
Decent performance and nice instrument, but so much reverb.
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