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Quote from: Mandryka on April 07, 2009, 12:37:18 AMGenerally for the partitas, Weissenberg is tops. Except for one thing. There's a record by Tureck on Doremi -- made when she was a youngster -- which is so incredibly perfect and exciting that it even beats Alexis.
Quote from: dirkronk on April 07, 2009, 07:22:23 AMDidn't see the Doremi listed on Amazon. I'll check elsewhere. I did find a VAI with partitas 1,2 & 6, though this was recorded later than what I would term "youngster." Do you have a date and/or venue for the Doremi, Mandryka?Though I have some Tureck, I haven't found myself going ga-ga for her Bach. Not yet, anyway. Maybe the partita you speak of will be my breakthrough with Bach by this pianist. However, I do have a VAI entitled "The Young Firebrand" which includes some very impressive performances of Mendelssohn, Scarlatti, Brahms et al...and not a bit of Bach in the mix!I'm going to have to investigate Weissenberg's Bach. I know that I have at least one LP somewhere in a box or on a shelf, but it will take a bit of searching to find it, and I have nothing on CD. Most of my Bach listening recently has been of the WTC, and for me Richter and Feinberg rule there. After a couple of decades of trying to convince myself that Gould was really it, I decided "Nah"--and gave my copy of the complete WTC to a friend who's a certified Gould fan. I DO have excerpts along with assorted other Bach works in a commemorative Gould LP box set, and that's enough for me. Other recordings from early in my discovery of Bach on piano--all on vinyl--were by Kempff, Argerich and a very humble-looking Educo LP of Lili Kraus doing shorter Bach pieces in the most heart-meltingly beautiful manner. I return to these all when the Bach bug bites.Dirk
Quote from: Mandryka on April 07, 2009, 12:37:18 AMWriting this has made me realise that historical Bach doesn't figure much -- I have some recordings by Schnabel but I'll have to listen to them again. They certainly haven't made much of an impact.
Quote from: Mandryka on April 07, 2009, 12:37:18 AMFor the Goldbergs Weissenberg comes top for me --
Quote from: Mandryka on April 07, 2009, 08:44:59 AMI dusted down the Schnabel Bach CD and it's bloody marvelous -- outstanding Italian Concerto and a beautiful Toccata BWV 912
Quote from: Mandryka on April 07, 2009, 12:37:18 AMTalking of Pletnev, someone has put a fantastic video of him playing 6th partita on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuEGyRa3fMA. I want more -- anyone know about it? It says it was taken from an Amsterdam 2004 concert -- was it the same one as the notorious Chopin Preludes concert?
Quote from: orbital on April 12, 2009, 01:10:44 AMI have a recording of Pletnev playing the 6th partita -live recording from La Roque D'Antheron 2003. It is very well played (the birds accompanying the music is a plus, too 0:))
Quote from: Mandryka on April 12, 2009, 08:02:53 AMSo how did (do) you (I) get it?
Quote from: WETA 90.9Great music intelligently put together and terrifically played; the latest Bach recording on the ZigZag Territories label is all but assured a spot among my favorite recordings of this year. If Edna Stern, a Krystian Zimerman and Leon Fleisher student, only played a selection of Preludes and Fugues from the Well Tempered Clavier, and even if she played them as well as she does on "Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland", the disc might have gotten a spin, very favorable notice, and slipped into the recesses of my Bach saturated mind.But... [cont.]
Quote from: Mandryka on April 07, 2009, 01:26:51 PMRosalyn Tureck playing Partita 5 (Praeambulum) and Partita 6 (Sarabande).http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=c5efdaabf63a08b7e62ea590dc5e5dbbcad9543e5e4099abc95965eaa7bc68bc
Quote from: Coopmv on May 25, 2009, 05:42:06 AMHere is an excellent recording by the ASMIF and Gavrilov. Another reason I do not run out to get the Perahia's version since I doubt he will do better than Gavrilov. Gavrilov may be a better pianist as well. I will leave this up to George since he is a much better judge of pianist than I am.
Quote from: George on May 25, 2009, 06:07:25 AM I haven't heard Perahia's name come up in any Bach discussion.
Quote from: George on May 25, 2009, 06:07:25 AMI think that would be a mistake, for I am only an authority on judging what I like. Even if our tastes are very similar, at some point they are bound to diverge. I haven't found one person who agrees with everything I like, nor do I expect to, for we are all different people with individual tastes. That said, I have respect for both pianists, though I have not heard their Bach. Gavrilov's Bach is already in my wishlist and I haven't heard Perahia's name come up in any Bach discussion.
Quote from: Coopmv on May 25, 2009, 06:21:09 AMOne problem I have is Perahia records for Sony, which has overpriced its classical CD's for some times. I am just not inclined to pay extra just to get Perahia.
Quote from: George on May 25, 2009, 06:31:41 AMSome of his CDs are at budget price, like this one: http://www.amazon.com/Chopin-4-Ballades-Perahia-Frederic/dp/B000002A6J
Quote from: Coopmv on May 25, 2009, 06:21:09 AM One problem I have is Perahia records for Sony, which has overpriced its classical CD's for some times. I am just not inclined to pay extra just to get Perahia.
Quote from: jlaurson on May 25, 2009, 06:49:17 AMWhy blurt our your assumptions without a little internet research, first? Just like in CD collection, quantity counts less than quality, when it comes to GMG-Forum contributions. (In which you are, I believe, the record holder with an average 18.5 posts/day. )Cheers,jfl
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