Bach Toccata and Fugue in D Minor

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Re: Bach Toccata and Fugue in D Minor

Post by Mark Clifton-Gaultier » Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:33 am

Ramon Amira wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:51 pm
Very interesting. However, he is clearly not playing the same instrument in the Tocatta and Fugue. This new video shows the Roland name right on it, and of course we're told that on the video notes. But in the Toccata video there is some other name which I can't make out, but it's not Roland, and it's a different instrument.

Also the Toccata notes state that it is a Bayan. And it looks very much like he's playing a conventional accordion. You said you have no idea what the bellows are for. Watching him play it seems very clear that he is using the bellows in the usual way for a conventional accordion.

Ramon
Yes Ramon, he's playing a bellows driven bayan made by Jupiter: http://www.bayanjupiter.ru

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Re: Bach Toccata and Fugue in D Minor

Post by Yisrael van Handel » Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:44 am

Ramon Amira wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:51 pm
However, he is clearly not playing the same instrument in the Tocatta and Fugue. Also the Toccata notes state that it is a Bayan. And it looks very much like he's playing a conventional accordion. You said you have no idea what the bellows are for. Watching him play it seems very clear that he is using the bellows in the usual way for a conventional accordion.

Ramon
Thanks, Ramon and Mark for the excellent research. I stand corrected.
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Re: Bach Toccata and Fugue in D Minor

Post by Evocacion » Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:58 am

Ramon Amira wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:54 pm
The next time someone complains about how hard it is to play classical guitar, just send them to the video below. As I said originally, every instrument is difficult, but boy, I would hate to have to tackle that monster.

Check this player out. It's unbelievable. I can't stop watching it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzRPBNYlfBw
Thanks for that, Ramon. He is incredible - and in the freezing snow, too! (Or is it a backdrop?)
I prefer this to the Bach Toccata, mainly because I've heard the Toccata played in a cathedral on a pipe organ, where you don't just hear the bass notes you feel them, and the ambience, the vast size of building itself, the giant pillars holding up the roof, the light from the stained glass windows - nothing can beat that!

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Re: Bach Toccata and Fugue in D Minor

Post by brooks » Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:40 pm

Wow! That was a spellbinding performance. Thank you very much.

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Re: Bach Toccata and Fugue in D Minor

Post by SteveL123 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:22 pm

"Faster response and higher sensitivity and precision, plus detection of bellows opening/closing with new bellows pressure-sensor circuitry"

from Roland's site on their FR-xb digital V accordian

https://www.roland.com/global/products/fr-7xb/

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Re: Bach Toccata and Fugue in D Minor

Post by Ramon Amira » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:44 pm

SteveL123 wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:22 pm
"Faster response and higher sensitivity and precision, plus detection of bellows opening/closing with new bellows pressure-sensor circuitry"

from Roland's site on their FR-xb digital V accordian

https://www.roland.com/global/products/fr-7xb/
I much prefer a traditional instrument to these artificial things. Next, who needs a musician - it will play itself. Or a robot will play it. Speaking of which - okay, so Itzhak Perlman he isn't. :D

Ramon

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