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Topic: BACH toccatas  (Read 2016 times)

Offline redberry

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BACH toccatas
on: November 21, 2003, 10:00:26 AM
Hey pianists!

Which one of these J.S:Bach  six Toccatas are most famous one?
Or which one would you prefer or have played ?

Any recordings your recommend?

Thanks for all replies! :)

Offline Noah

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Re: BACH toccatas
Reply #1 on: November 21, 2003, 10:19:14 AM
Well, as for nearly all of Bach, I find Gould's recording of the toccatas supreme. I only have BWV 911, 914, 915 and 916 though. I don't know which one is 'famous'.
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Re: BACH toccatas
Reply #2 on: November 21, 2003, 03:02:22 PM
Hello Noah, thanks for reply.
You mean BWV 813,814 etc not 9....
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Re: BACH toccatas
Reply #3 on: November 21, 2003, 03:19:18 PM
hmmm.just looked now--mixed up with BWV with French suites-pardon. That was right with 9.... :o

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Re: BACH toccatas
Reply #4 on: November 21, 2003, 04:48:23 PM
 I'm not the biggest Argerich fan, but she plays the hell out of the C-minor.  Fleisher had very clever lyrics for the fugue of that: "I am the reluctant dra-gon."
 Gould's E minor is phenomenal.
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