Yowza... not just the usual two, but 5 cents. I feel special
Wow, "yowza", that must be something like in german "juchhu", isn´t it? Yes, you should, so you see what you are worth to me.
I'll need to redo this.
If you think so, but for my taste these small niggles of mine are not such a big deal.
"Not too much expression" in the sense of too little expression, I guess ?
No, it´s just your manner to play (most) of the Bach-pieces with not too much emotion and you want to let speak the music more for itself (as you have mentioned at several places) and that´s o.k., I think. It´s a philosophy, which many Bach-interpreters have. (I personally try to work out some structures in the Bach-pieces and to fill them with soul, which may be can be considered as a more subjective and in some way more spontaneous way of Bach-playing. None of these two manners is the better one IMHO.)
And if you hear no voicing at all you'll need to have your ears checked, or listen again.
Even relistening does not let me get your elephant ears, Chris! Seems there is only the way to the ear-doctor for me.
The fact that it could be better in places (which I am fully aware of) does not mean it's not there. I think my voicing is often thwarted by too loud phrase endings in the RH. A fault that requires constant attention.
IMhO the "trick" is to focus (concentrate) most on the voice you want to bring out and to "relax" the other fingers, which play the other voices. Of course, I´m also not able to do this perfectly in all the cases.
I have to admit I sometimes struggle not getting irritated by your constant mentioning of my insufficient (or even missing) voicing. But I also have to admit that it works
So thanks for the feedback even if I don't always agree fully.
I just mention it (always), because for me personally it´s such an important matter in fugues generally, may be the main aspect for artistic piano playing related to fugues. But I can stop to mention it, if it irritates you, of course. I don´t want to irritate anyone or to make him struggle for something (angellike as I am).
But what do you mean exactly, if you say "it works"? Do you mean, that the fact, I critizise your voicing, helps you? So should I continue to mention it or not? I´m a bit unsure now. Of course, it´s not necessary you agree to my critique (fully).
to bring out all 5 voices properly.
As good as I have brought out my 5 cents properly? Yes, you are right!