Bach, J. S. - BWV 1007 Prelude - Video (auth. Stauffer guitar)

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Marek Cupak
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Bach, J. S. - BWV 1007 Prelude - Video (auth. Stauffer guitar)

Post by Marek Cupak » Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:27 am


Played on an authentic early romantic period guitar made by Johann Georg Stauffer (1778 - 1853) in Vienna.

I do not own this instrument, but am glad I had the chance to have it borrowed for some time. Primarily, it was meant to be measured and examined by my colleague luthier http://www.okenicaguitars.com/ who builds new instruments in style of Lacote, Stauffer and other masters of 19th century, to gain some inspiration from. But I couldn't return it without doing some recordings for you :-)

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Performed Oct. 2017

Free sheet music available here: http://www.marekcupak.com/johann-sebast ... eet-music/

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Post by Erik Zurcher » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:14 am

Beautiful, Marek! :bravo: :merci: :bye:
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Post by George Crocket » Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:37 pm

Very nicely played Marek.

The guitar sounds great. It seems very warm and full to me. Amazing for its age.
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Post by Duang Turongratanachai » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:10 pm

:bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
Very beautiful both the music and the instrument :casque:
Thanks for sharing Marek.
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Post by steampick » Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:01 pm

Ah yes. I loved that piece and you performance of it.

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Post by instanes » Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:43 am

Very nicely done.

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Post by rob8624 » Sun May 13, 2018 5:37 pm

Awesome. Lovely sounding guitar.

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Post by RobMacKillop » Sun May 13, 2018 5:49 pm

Good playing Marek. Impressive. I'll be honest, I don't like the arrangement, some odd things going on in there. And I'd love to hear such an important historical musical instrument strung as it was designed to be, with gut and silk, which can make such a difference. Still, it's always magical to get your hands on such instruments. I'm very happy to you.

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Post by Marek Cupak » Sun May 13, 2018 7:54 pm

RobMacKillop wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 5:49 pm
I'll be honest, I don't like the arrangement, some odd things going on in there.
I accept dislikes too, but they could be more constructive - what do you find odd?
RobMacKillop wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 5:49 pm
And I'd love to hear such an important historical musical instrument strung as it was designed to be, with gut and silk, which can make such a difference.
It was borrowed for a few days and I was not allowed to change strings, sadly... but, as I didn't have any gut strings at the time, I'd put only an Acquila's nylgut on... I certainly may give the gut & silk a try one day!
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Post by paulmani » Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:20 am

Wonderfully played Marek. I also clicked through the links in your post and came across your website. Lots of really useful material for an amateur guitar player like me. Thanks for your efforts :)

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Post by Jeff Hopkins » Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:31 am

Wow! Wonderful sounding Stauffer and the Bach sounds beautiful. Thank you for sharing! :D

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Post by Alain Bauer » Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:51 am

Thank you for this nice rendition. Bravo !

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Post by Conall » Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:00 am

Very nicely played Marek!

Pleasant sound from that guitar too.

Like Rob, some of the added chords (after the pause) and the octaves are not really to my taste but if you like them, who cares! I think it's better to try adding some harmony if you think you have good musical reasons for doing so (and you are clearly a musical player) than stopping yourself from doing so only because you are afraid to be judged on your arrangement. As listeners we are of course entitled to like or dislike arrangements and some Baroque specialists may have strong views on what is stylistically appropriate but the important thing is you have learnt & performed your arrangement well and we as listeners can take it or leave it. I myself, like so many other guitarists, have made my own arrangement of this suite & no doubt plenty of listeners & players will dislike my arrangement when I eventually record / perform it - but I like it & that's what matters to me!

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