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Bach on Crack - HJ Lim's Well Tempered Clavier Book 1 (Read 1928 times)

Offline opus10no2

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Bach on Crack - HJ Lim's Well Tempered Clavier Book 1
« on: February 02, 2016, 08:57:56 PM »


What do you guys think?
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Re: Bach on Crack - HJ Lim's Well Tempered Clavier Book 1
«Reply #1 on: February 02, 2016, 09:50:09 PM »
For me, Bach's music works better without crack. This is a bit too erratic for me. The textures are not clearly presented. Her playing is well crafted from an attention-seeking point of view, but it is not well crafted.

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Re: Bach on Crack - HJ Lim's Well Tempered Clavier Book 1
«Reply #2 on: February 02, 2016, 11:02:58 PM »
For me, Bach's music works better without crack.
I agree! Bach is much better on LSD.

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Re: Bach on Crack - HJ Lim's Well Tempered Clavier Book 1
«Reply #3 on: February 03, 2016, 12:15:41 AM »
I agree! Bach is much better on LSD.

So, haven't tried ice yet ;D

Jokes aside, I don't quite like Bach, an almost god-like figure to us musicians, being subject to such feeble, cheesy, superfluous and frivolous romanticism. The technique is quite fine, but I must say IMO the style and musical philosophy are surely foul, as all stones that build the great architectural structure in the music of JSB are presented in an incomprehensible, mud-like form, and nothing is left but the cement.

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Re: Bach on Crack - HJ Lim's Well Tempered Clavier Book 1
«Reply #4 on: February 03, 2016, 01:33:18 AM »
Thanks Opus10, sounds like good news, I like it.
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Re: Bach on Crack - HJ Lim's Well Tempered Clavier Book 1
«Reply #5 on: February 03, 2016, 12:40:30 PM »
Bach played himself with crack or LSD? ::)

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Re: Bach on Crack - HJ Lim's Well Tempered Clavier Book 1
«Reply #6 on: February 03, 2016, 06:25:07 PM »
Not finished listening to them yet, but very impressed.

She has breathed new life into works that for me were becoming tired and stale with tons of performances that all sound the bloody same.

Top marks from me.

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Re: Bach on Crack - HJ Lim's Well Tempered Clavier Book 1
«Reply #7 on: February 03, 2016, 11:11:56 PM »
Ok, that's a wow, but the blur of notes only seems to work sometimes. For example at the very start, Prelude in C, this reimagining of the piece resembles the kind of sound a trundling train makes, and that can create an idea of an image in your head so I think "well, it is a bit avant garde and show in terms of speed with relatively simple arpeggio type ideas. But in other pieces I couldn't get any of it. It was just Bach at

It was like what modern art sometimes does to classic art from say the early renaissance period and they should have just left it well alone. Not for me ,anyway.

Offline stevensk

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Re: Bach on Crack - HJ Lim's Well Tempered Clavier Book 1
«Reply #8 on: February 05, 2016, 05:34:25 PM »
I prefere Bach on crack over Bach on sleeping pills.

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Re: Bach on Crack - HJ Lim's Well Tempered Clavier Book 1
«Reply #9 on: February 19, 2016, 01:08:03 PM »
It could use bit more clarity for me but she clearly owns all of it so brava!

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Re: Bach on Crack - HJ Lim's Well Tempered Clavier Book 1
«Reply #10 on: February 21, 2016, 08:02:27 PM »
With the creativity and daring that is being cultivated by pianists such as this I am sure a new golden age of piano will begin.
Sometimes I can only groan and suffer and pour out my despair at the piano.