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Offline ranniks

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Let our ears enjoy this piece
« on: December 26, 2012, 11:47:38 AM »


Oh Lord, so beautiful! :)

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Re: Let our ears enjoy this piece
«Reply #1 on: December 26, 2012, 11:53:13 PM »
Oh Lord, so beautiful! :)

It's a great piece, and Gould does a wonderful job. The improvised vocal line, however, leaves me rather cold.
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Re: Let our ears enjoy this piece
«Reply #2 on: December 28, 2012, 11:10:46 AM »
It's a great piece, and Gould does a wonderful job. The improvised vocal line, however, leaves me rather cold.

Do forgive this simpleton for asking, but what do you mean by the vocal line? The part where he hums to the beat? Like 'ta ta ta ta'? That's his style, isn't it though?



When will it be my turn to play the french suites! :( :( :( :( :(


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Re: Let our ears enjoy this piece
«Reply #3 on: December 28, 2012, 01:20:07 PM »

When will it be my turn to play the french suites! :( :( :( :( :(



You have become a real Bachist now?  ;D

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Re: Let our ears enjoy this piece
«Reply #4 on: December 28, 2012, 01:49:10 PM »
You have become a real Bachist now?  ;D

Mayyybeeeee! :p


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Re: Let our ears enjoy this piece
«Reply #5 on: December 28, 2012, 10:30:30 PM »
Mayyybeeeee! :p

Welcome to the club. Your baroque wig is in the post.   :D

Do forgive this simpleton for asking, but what do you mean by the vocal line? The part where he hums to the beat? Like 'ta ta ta ta'? That's his style, isn't it though?

Yes, and his singing along generally. It may be his "style" but I still don't like it.
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Re: Let our ears enjoy this piece
«Reply #6 on: December 28, 2012, 10:32:52 PM »
Yes, and his singing along generally. It may be his "style" but I still don't like it.

I don't like it either. The playing is generally good, but the strange singing ruins it for me.
Beethoven: Sonatas Op. 53, 101
Schumann: Kreisleriana
Alkan: Festin d'Esope
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Re: Let our ears enjoy this piece
«Reply #7 on: December 29, 2012, 07:34:26 AM »
Welcome to the club. Your baroque wig is in the post.   :D


I won't need a wig, I'll just dye my hair, take a perm and let it grow out a bit...I think this is quite similar to the style I had sometime in the 80s actually ;)


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Re: Let our ears enjoy this piece
«Reply #8 on: December 29, 2012, 03:34:36 PM »
I won't need a wig, I'll just dye my hair, take a perm and let it grow out a bit...I think this is quite similar to the style I had sometime in the 80s actually ;)


you too!?!? was it like this but curly?

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Re: Let our ears enjoy this piece
«Reply #9 on: December 29, 2012, 03:55:29 PM »
you too!?!? was it like this but curly?

 ;D

Not quite that short on top...But I did have those earings  ;D

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Re: Let our ears enjoy this piece
«Reply #10 on: December 29, 2012, 09:39:25 PM »
Welcome to the club. Your baroque wig is in the post.   :D

Yes, and his singing along generally. It may be his "style" but I still don't like it.

Awww yeah, going Bach style all the way! :)

The French Suite is so amazing J_menz!  The fact that your hands don't get to rest much (at least at a lot of parts) is just amazing, that's my style. Chopin has it too, but very, very differently.

I've already improved Bach's menuet in G Major, muahahaha. I've turned the lot of stucatto parts into legato and it sounds much better now.

Not sure if the sensei in the heavens is gonna like it  though (referring to Bach), but we'll see.





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Re: Let our ears enjoy this piece
«Reply #11 on: December 30, 2012, 04:41:35 AM »
Awww yeah, going Bach style all the way! :)

The French Suite is so amazing J_menz!  The fact that your hands don't get to rest much (at least at a lot of parts) is just amazing, that's my style. Chopin has it too, but very, very differently.

I've already improved Bach's menuet in G Major, muahahaha. I've turned the lot of stucatto parts into legato and it sounds much better now.

Not sure if the sensei in the heavens is gonna like it  though (referring to Bach), but we'll see.

Don't forget the English Suites, too.

BTW, those stacatto marks are editorial, not original.  You're not offending Bach, merely the editor(who probably deserves it).
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Re: Let our ears enjoy this piece
«Reply #12 on: December 30, 2012, 01:42:09 PM »
Don't forget the English Suites, too.

BTW, those stacatto marks are editorial, not original.  You're not offending Bach, merely the editor(who probably deserves it).



The English Suites indeed. That style (the Suites) was made for me. Need the skill level and then I will rejoice and bathe in the tranquility that is the Suites. J, notice how he is not resting much at all.

Valentina Lisitsa called called Bach 'staples'. I was pretty......Saddened by that remark. Just because it isn't 'flashy' does not mean it is a staple or should be treated like such.

The only composer coming near Bach's greatness is maybe Chopin, but never better than.

Just my own opinion though, don't mind me=/.....

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Re: Let our ears enjoy this piece
«Reply #13 on: December 30, 2012, 02:24:54 PM »
Well, I (once again) tried to listen to some keyboard music of Bach yesterday. Mostly I was put off pretty soon, but I found some of the sinfonias quite enjoyable really. So maybe I'll look into those one day when I am good enough :)

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Re: Let our ears enjoy this piece
«Reply #14 on: December 30, 2012, 03:44:02 PM »


from memory. all of them. like a boss!

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Re: Let our ears enjoy this piece
«Reply #15 on: January 03, 2013, 08:11:53 PM »
What's wrong with it being called a staple? Usually a staple is an indispensable piece of repoirtoire.

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Re: Let our ears enjoy this piece
«Reply #16 on: January 03, 2013, 08:14:51 PM »
Forgot to add though; I'm really starting to enjoy Bach's keyboard works myself. My intro to them was the French Suite V on a Bach MP3 sampler. I just downloaded Perahia's complete English Suites. I plan to get Richter's WTC before the year is out.