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 Post subject: Bach - BWV 552-2 - Fugue in E flat Major ("St. Anne")
PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 4:04 pm 
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An unedited live recording, this was my contribution to the annual pupil's concert last week. I played last so I'm glad things ended well. Despite a couple of smudges, mostly in the first section, I was quite pleased with how this came out. This is such a thrilling work to perform, especially if you have someone to turn the pages and make the registration changes between the 3 sections. I recorded this some years ago on the wailing little organ I had at first, with bad technique and terrible sound. This at least, while not quite perfect, begins to sound a bit like the real thing. I'll have to re-record it without errors one day, together with the Prelude.

Bach - BWV 552-2 - Fugue in E flat Major ("St. Anne") (8:29)

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Thanks Chris for a very good tune to start on Sunday morning ! Beautiful sound and majestuous playing... Yes we need the prelude now :)

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Francois de Larrard wrote:
Thanks Chris for a very good tune to start on Sunday morning ! Beautiful sound and majestuous playing... Yes we need the prelude now :)

Thanx 8)
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 Post subject: Re: Bach - BWV 552-2 - Fugue in E flat Major ("St. Anne")
PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:08 pm 
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Hi Chris,
what a pleasure to listen to your recording of that well-known and famous fugue! Your performance is a great achievement, no doubt. And I couldn´t hear any cut. Just some more or less small slips respective mistakes, the first is in the first pedal entry of the subject (here it´s just a little slip), then follow some slips respective mistakes three bars before the 6/4-bar-part. I think, there could be some small slips in the sixteen-runs in the second half, but I would have to look for that once more, if you would like to know it exactly.
I really admire you pedal-playing, I would have to practise a lot for it, since I only have very few practise with organ-playing.

Thank you for sharing that nice job!

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musicusblau wrote:
what a pleasure to listen to your recording of that well-known and famous fugue! Your performance is a great achievement, no doubt. And I couldn´t hear any cut.

That is because there are none :)

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Just some more or less small slips respective mistakes, the first is in the first pedal entry of the subject (here it´s just a little slip), then follow some slips respective mistakes three bars before the 6/4-bar-part. I think, there could be some small slips in the sixteen-runs in the second half, but I would have to look for that once more, if you would like to know it exactly.

Huh yes, I well know where they are. None of them would be necessary, but sh*t happens during a live performance.....

Anyway, thanks for the feedback. Despite the stupid slips, annoying as they are, I think this was a good conclusion to the concert.

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Despite the stupid slips, annoying as they are, I think this was a good conclusion to the concert.


Oh, I oversaw, that it was a live-concert as you wrote above. :oops: Of course, under this condition the little slips are forgivable! You have played a good concert here!

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Hello Chris,

Well done. Beautiful performance.

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Thank you Kaila.

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 Post subject: Re: Bach - BWV 552-2 - Fugue in E flat Major ("St. Anne")
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Hi Chris,

Congratulations in rendering this fine performance. And it's an unedited live performance--the Real McCoy as we say in the States! We seldom get those here at PS, so it was really a treat to hear this fugue rendered in the splendor of the moment. If there were minor slips there, I paid no attention to them. Your playing with conviction and effecting a sense of sweep in the music that takes the listener on the journey are what really count. And you certainly succeeded with that. Excellent playing!

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 Post subject: Re: Bach - BWV 552-2 - Fugue in E flat Major ("St. Anne")
PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 8:00 am 
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Thanks for that David. I think indeed the couple of flubs are pretty irrelevant in an otherwise convincing rendition and I doubt many people in the church even noticed them. I was pretty happy with the overall result, especially the last part (I've a tendency to goof up in the penultimate bar but managed to keep concentrated this time).
Having said that, if I could cut out the slips, I would :P

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