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recordings of bach's WTC bk 1?

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recordings of bach's WTC bk 1?

Postby elvenpianist » 09 May 2006, 10:06

I have Gulda's, but it leaves me unsatisfied. Surely there must be a better rec. :?

I have Edward Aldwell's bk 2 (WHICH IS AMAZING), but his recording of bk 1 is just too expensive for me right now.
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Postby lol_nl » 09 May 2006, 12:28

I heard some exerpts from Richter's. Amazing I think.
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Postby Thracozaag » 09 May 2006, 15:03

Feinberg.

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Postby Fryderyk Biggemski » 09 May 2006, 15:05

l think Richters recordings are very sophisticated, recommended
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Postby elvenpianist » 09 May 2006, 16:41

Found Gould's, he's really rocking the house with them, haha.

(Oh yes.. I got over my antigouldness which I displayed so blatantly on PS last year.. hahahahaha. He's still REALLY weird but he CAN totally bust out Bach WOOOOO!!!!)

Will dl the Feinberg later.

Not a fan of Richter; his Prokofiev is good, though.
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Postby Chozart » 10 May 2006, 01:09

I was just about to say "eh.. Richter's.." lol.
I'm also much more of a Gould fan.
But I do like Richter a lot (that better have been a typo when you said you didn't like him.. lol. You forgot an 's, right? hah..), aside from his recordings for this set, although they're definitely not bad either.

My teacher likes both, but seems to think that students are better to aspire to listening for how Richter does stuff.. mostly the fluidity.
In that case, I agree.
Most people probably shouldn't attempt playing like Gould, lol.
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Postby elvenpianist » 11 May 2006, 16:10

Nope, I don't really care for Richter in general, although I do like a few of his recordings (his Prokofiev, some of his Rach, etc.).

That being said, I'm really not into Russian music, and anyway, I prefer Gilels.

As far as Bach is concerned, the recordings I've most enjoyed have been by Aldwell, Argerich (her cm toccata is amazing stuff), Gould (some of it I must say I hate- his cm toccata included; WOW he must've hated that piece, lol), Fiorentino (REALLY like what I've heard from him- so envious of his pristine clarity), and Lipatti (his bach "isn't purist" but it's beautiful, and I love it).

I'd like to think that my Bach doesn't "sound like anybody's", that I make it my own in a tastefull and sincere manner. I think I do manage to accomplish this to some extent, though obviously I lack the fingers to really play it completely the way I want to. But someday, someday. :)
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Postby Nocturneguy » 05 Aug 2006, 14:51

Edwin Fischer's is pretty good...unfortunately, I do not own it, so I cannot upload it for you.
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Postby MindenBlues » 06 Aug 2006, 07:03

I have the following recordings:

1) Richter: bad recording quality, very much reverb, but the most competent recording of WTC1 I ever heard

2) Barenboim: super recording quality, great dynamics (but sounds as beeing artificial enhanced), plays in a romantique manner with lots of pedal, expressions, but technical weaker regarding to Richter

3) Gould: annoying humming noise (out of tune, out of time), for me cold and unemotional playing, but technical perfect. Sorry, that is my opinion. My wife gets head ache if she listenes to Gould.

4) Schiff: comes close to Richter, but I prefer Richters version.
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Postby PJF » 07 Aug 2006, 01:36

Sometimes I love Gould. Sometimes his playing is like fingernails on a blackboard. It depends what my mood is. He's a genius! :D He's a dilettante! :x Will I ever make up my mind :?:Probably not. :lol:
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Postby Nocturneguy » 20 Aug 2006, 23:17

schiff's WTC is horrible, imo



wtf does he do with the second prelude??????? AGHHHHH
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Postby keyla_c » 24 Oct 2006, 06:50

Nocturneguy wrote:wtf does he do with the second prelude??????? AGHHHHH

does he play it it fast or slowly?
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