Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata BWV 914

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Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata BWV 914

Post by rojarosguitar » Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:45 am

Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata BWV 914


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Never heard such a rendition, whatever one could say about the aesthetics of the guitar ...
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Re: Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata BWV 914

Post by Mark Clifton-Gaultier » Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:38 pm

rojarosguitar wrote:Never heard such a rendition, whatever one could say about the aesthetics of the guitar ...
I don't know why ... but I like it.

Have you ever had the opportunity to hear a Kertsopoulos and/or the back pedal in the flesh as it were?

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Re: Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata BWV 914

Post by rojarosguitar » Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:17 pm

Well, I don't think one actually needs a reason for liking something ...:D

No, I just came across it accidentally, never heard them live ... I'm also not sure how these guitars would sound in the hands of a less skilled player.
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Re: Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata BWV 914

Post by pogmoor » Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:28 pm

It's clearly one of Yorgos Kertsopoulos's guitars. I've followed his threads on and off and listened to quite a few of Smaro Gregoriadou's renditions, but not this one before now. I find her a very beguiling player, including in this piece (which I've never heard on a guitar before)
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Re: Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata BWV 914

Post by rojarosguitar » Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:19 pm

Yes, no doubt it's a Kertsepoulos guitar, it is said so on her web site...
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Re: Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata BWV 914

Post by tubeman » Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:33 pm

Impressive. I have Stefano Grondona's transcription and have made a brave attempt to play it. The final fugue is nearly unplayable by mere mortals! I think some pieces should stay on the keyboard, and this is one of them!
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Re: Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata BWV 914

Post by Mårten » Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:24 pm

Different and very interesting, Thanks for sharing🙏

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Re: Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata BWV 914

Post by montana » Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:48 am

That's awesome

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Re: Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata BWV 914

Post by PeteJ » Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:56 am

Beautiful. Love the sound.

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Re: Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata BWV 914

Post by JohnH » Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:10 am

The guitar seems to pitched a fourth higher than standard with the lowest pitch string at A2 instead of the standard E2. The guitar may be short scale which would facilitate playing the difficult passages.

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Re: Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata BWV 914

Post by PeteJ » Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:32 pm

Completely beautiful. I love the clarity of the higher pitch and the sound of the guitar, and the playing is as much as JSB could have ever hoped for.

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