Evocacion wrote:Edson Lopes has a transcription of Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor on the tube. It's his own transcription, which he plays brilliantly.
But I find it very disappointing. This music was written to be played on an organ, and will fill a church or cathedral. No guitar transcription can ever do it justice; the guitar just doesn't have the volume, the fullness of tone, or the sustain of a church organ.
Indeed. Except that, perhaps, just possibly, it was written for solo violin. Which is part of the point of playing it on guitar of course. Tricky to separate the appreciation of something, from the sound it normally makes.
I've never found an organist willing to contemplate that possibility, though personally I found it fairly persuasive.