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WTC on harpsichord

Great idea! I haven't listened to Bach on harpsichord in a while; I will probably play that today. The hard part will be deciding which interpretation to play: Leonhardt, Asperen, Suzuki, Landowska, etc...probably will play Landowska.

Which one were you playing?
 
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WTC on harpsichord

Great idea! I haven't listened to Bach on harpsichord in a while; I will probably play that today. The hard part will be deciding which interpretation to play: Leonhardt, Asperen, Suzuki, Landowska, etc...probably will play Landowska.

Which one were you playing?


I have Kenneth Gilbert but would be interested in hearing about the others.

I'm listening to it played by Richter on piano this morning. We're getting a real piano and I'm determined to play some of the WTC when we get it. I've been working on the Bflat minor p&f from book 1 which I think I can do, so it's interesting to hear how it's played.

I'm also spiraling into a phase of Bach obsession (happens not too infrequently here) because of this and starting in on Godel Escher Bach again.


"Wine, one sip of this will bathe the drooping spirits in delight beyond the bliss of dreams. Be wise and taste."
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WTC on harpsichord

Great idea! I haven't listened to Bach on harpsichord in a while; I will probably play that today. The hard part will be deciding which interpretation to play: Leonhardt, Asperen, Suzuki, Landowska, etc...probably will play Landowska.

Which one were you playing?


I have Kenneth Gilbert but would be interested in hearing about the others.

I'm listening to it played by Richter on piano this morning. We're getting a real piano and I'm determined to play some of the WTC when we get it. I've been working on the Bflat minor p&f from book 1 which I think I can do, so it's interesting to hear how it's played.

I'm also spiraling into a phase of Bach obsession (happens not too infrequently here) because of this and starting in on Godel Escher Bach again.


I also love Richter's WTC. As for the WTC's, I also often enjoy the piano versions by Hewitt, Schiff and Bernard Roberts.

Congratulations on your piano acquisition. I always wanted to learn to play the piano, but I always end up with an excuse not to take any lessons. BTW, I've never read the Godel Escher Bach book; I might give it a try.

Like you, I quite often get into a "bach obsession". For example, I just recently bought Rachel Podger version of Bach's Partitas and Sonatas for Solo Violin, which happens to be my seventh version of these works.
 
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Another example of my obsession with bach, I just put on the CD player Busoni's Bach Transcription played by Demidenko (Hyperion Label). I know, technically this is not Bach, but I'm currently listening to the Chaconne in D Minor transcription (after Partita #2 for Solo Violin). Big Grin
 
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I also love Richter's WTC. As for the WTC's, I also often enjoy the piano versions by Hewitt, Schiff and Bernard Roberts.


I have the new Schiff one. I was crushed when I found out he performed bk 2 live in Chicago this fall and I didn't know about it.

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Congratulations on your piano acquisition. I always wanted to learn to play the piano, but I always end up with an excuse not to take any lessons. BTW, I've never read the Godel Escher Bach book; I might give it a try.

Like you, I quite often get into a "bach obsession". For example, I just recently bought Rachel Podger version of Bach's Partitas and Sonatas for Solo Violin, which happens to be my seventh version of these works.


Well, with 7 versions of something you win! I have 5 recordings of a few things, but the most I have for any Bach is 4 for the B-minor mass.


"Wine, one sip of this will bathe the drooping spirits in delight beyond the bliss of dreams. Be wise and taste."
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Yo La Tengo - Fade
 
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I also love Richter's WTC. As for the WTC's, I also often enjoy the piano versions by Hewitt, Schiff and Bernard Roberts.


I have the new Schiff one. I was crushed when I found out he performed bk 2 live in Chicago this fall and I didn't know about it.

I've been wanting to buy his new version, I just haven't done it yet. I just have his original interpretation. Once I decide to buy it, I might as well get his new version of the Partitas and Goldberg Variations.

I've never seen/heard Schiff live, but I would love to attend one of his recitals. I didn't know that he had a US tour this year. If he was coming to Houston this year, I bet I already missed him. Frown
 
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Like you, I quite often get into a "bach obsession". For example, I just recently bought Rachel Podger version of Bach's Partitas and Sonatas for Solo Violin, which happens to be my seventh version of these works.


I'm listening to the Milstein recording of these now. Which ones do you have and which ones do you really like?


"Wine, one sip of this will bathe the drooping spirits in delight beyond the bliss of dreams. Be wise and taste."
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The new Bowie single...
 
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U2 - Live - Under a blood red sky


Looking forward to those mags of '08 Salon.
 
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Like you, I quite often get into a "bach obsession". For example, I just recently bought Rachel Podger version of Bach's Partitas and Sonatas for Solo Violin, which happens to be my seventh version of these works.


I'm listening to the Milstein recording of these now. Which ones do you have and which ones do you really like?


I love Milstein's DG recording. I have never heard his 1950's recording with EMI, but many people prefer the EMI version over his later DG version.

Here are the recording that I have of the Violin Sonatas and Partitas in descending order of preference:

1. Szeryg
2. Fischer (Modern, but love playing this SACD in my PS3)
3. Milstein (DG recording)
4. Grumiaux
5. Podger (Historical Informed Recording with no vibrato)
6. Tetzlaff (his first 1993 Recording)
7. Perlman (Too modern for me and hardly ever play this one; may have to give it away)

BTW, I also have Hilary Hahn's sony CD of her partial set and I also like this one as much as Fischer).

Szeryg's rendition is my favorite and I continue to go back to it quite ofter. I was first exposed to Bach's Solo Sonatas and Partitas with this CD, which most certainly drives my preference for this profound and emotional recording.

Sometime in the future, I'm planning on buying Mullova's recent historical informed recording since I'm enjoying Podger's version so much. Smile
 
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Gilbert & Sullivan operettas.

Big Grin Winner Winner Big Grin


Haha.

Now have Derek & The Dominos playing.
 
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"They speak of my drinking, but never consider my thirst..."
 
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The The - Dusk


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U2 - Live - Under a blood red sky

Cool

Do you have the Red Rocks concert on DVD?


"Won't someone tell me what it is they all want?"
 
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Bach - a musical offering


"Wine, one sip of this will bathe the drooping spirits in delight beyond the bliss of dreams. Be wise and taste."
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Must be a Bach Friday. I have had Bach on since 6:00 AM.

I have been off the last couple of days ( medical) and enjoying a lot of music and movies.

We will see the 70's today, so will grab a book and enjoy the courtyard.
 
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Brahms piano quartet #1 op. 25
 
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The Police - Synchronicity


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The Police - Synchronicity


One of the best albums of the '80s. This has stood the test of time pretty well IMHO.


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Ice being scraped by one of my neighbors who apparently is leaving his home for the first time today. Those of us who parked outside got to struggle with a coating of almost an eigth of an inch. Slamming a door on the car gets you a cool picture of the metal surface that looks like shattered glass. Eek
 
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Monday morning Mozart - Cosi Fan Tutti


"Wine, one sip of this will bathe the drooping spirits in delight beyond the bliss of dreams. Be wise and taste."
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Brahms piano quartets


"Wine, one sip of this will bathe the drooping spirits in delight beyond the bliss of dreams. Be wise and taste."
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Evgeny Kissin playing Chopin


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