Toccata and Fugue in D Minor - again. Harp

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Toccata and Fugue in D Minor - again. Harp

Post by Ramon Amira » Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:54 am

Here is a stupendous performance. There are many harp renditions of this on You Tube, but nothing to touch this one. The rest of them are just playing notes - she's playing Bach.

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Post by Mark Clifton-Gaultier » Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:39 pm

Ramon Amira wrote:The rest of them are just playing notes - she's playing Bach.
Or maybe not.

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Post by David Gutowski » Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:33 am

That was a wonderful performance...thanks for posting. It will help me sleep.
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Post by Ramon Amira » Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:15 am

Mark Clifton-Gaultier wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:39 pm
Ramon Amira wrote:The rest of them are just playing notes - she's playing Bach.
Or maybe not.
Huh? What? What is that supposed to mean?

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Post by Mark Clifton-Gaultier » Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:50 am

Ramon Amira wrote:
Mark Clifton-Gaultier wrote:
Ramon Amira wrote:... she's playing Bach.
Or maybe not.
Huh? What? What is that supposed to mean?
Nothing mysterious - just that, whilst commonly accepted, it's not certain that this work is Bach's. Guess which way I lean ... not that that make's a gnat's pizzle of difference to the skill of the performer.

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Post by Ramon Amira » Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:08 am

Mark Clifton-Gaultier wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:50 am
Ramon Amira wrote:
Mark Clifton-Gaultier wrote:
Or maybe not.
Huh? What? What is that supposed to mean?
Nothing mysterious - just that, whilst commonly accepted, it's not certain that this work is Bach's. Guess which way I lean ... not that that make's a gnat's pizzle of difference to the skill of the performer.
Oh - that. I guess you're one of the bunch that also says that Shakespeare didn't write those plays. Or that Michelangelo didn't paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel - it was actually a janitor who was painting the inside of a closet, and he looked up and said, "Hey, what the hell - why not . . ."

Speaking of the Sistine Chapel, what kind of fool take four years to paint a ceiling. My brother-in-law is a painter. Two bedrooms and a kitchen - hour and a half.

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Re: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor - again. Harp

Post by JohnB » Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:44 am

Not that it makes a blind bit of difference, but actually quite a few musicologists have been uneasy about the authorship of BWV 565 because of various aspects of the work - and these aren't conspiracy theorists. Some also consider the possibility that it was originally composed for the violin and then arranged for the organ (not necessarily by Bach). There have been "reconstructions" of the violin "original". I heard Andrew Manze perform one "reconstruction" but found it not entirely convincing.

However this is speculation (though informed speculation) by scholars and it is very likely to remain in the realm of speculation.
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Post by Mark Clifton-Gaultier » Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:30 am

Mark Clifton-Gaultier wrote:Nothing mysterious - just that, whilst commonly accepted, it's not certain that this work is Bach's ...
Ramon Amira wrote:Oh - that. I guess you're one of the bunch that also says that Shakespeare didn't write those plays. Or that Michelangelo didn't paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
Lol - straw dogs Ramon, do you have a second job as a politician?

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Post by Mark Clifton-Gaultier » Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:10 am

Mark Clifton-Gaultier wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:30 am
Mark Clifton-Gaultier wrote:Nothing mysterious - just that, whilst commonly accepted, it's not certain that this work is Bach's ...
Ramon Amira wrote:Oh - that. I guess you're one of the bunch that also says that Shakespeare didn't write those plays. Or that Michelangelo didn't paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
Lol - straw dogs Ramon, do you have a second job as a politician?
Oops - student was at the door and I rushed - of course "straw men" was what I meant.

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Post by Ramon Amira » Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:25 pm

"Lol - straw dogs Ramon, do you have a second job as a politician?

Oops - student was at the door and I rushed - of course "straw men" was what I meant."

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Post by slidika » Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:49 pm

Very nice performance by the young lady! I'm guessing she has put in her requisite 10k hours . . . and then some. Thanks for posting. :merci:
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Re: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor - again. Harp

Post by David Gutowski » Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:14 am

Ramon Amira wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:08 am
Mark Clifton-Gaultier wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:50 am
Ramon Amira wrote: Huh? What? What is that supposed to mean?
Nothing mysterious - just that, whilst commonly accepted, it's not certain that this work is Bach's. Guess which way I lean ... not that that make's a gnat's pizzle of difference to the skill of the performer.
Oh - that. I guess you're one of the bunch that also says that Shakespeare didn't write those plays. Or that Michelangelo didn't paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel - it was actually a janitor who was painting the inside of a closet, and he looked up and said, "Hey, what the hell - why not . . ."

Speaking of the Sistine Chapel, what kind of fool take four years to paint a ceiling. My brother-in-law is a painter. Two bedrooms and a kitchen - hour and a half.

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