Bach, J. S. - BWV 1055 Harpsichord Concerto in A - Duo

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Bach, J. S. - BWV 1055 Harpsichord Concerto in A - Duo

Post by iBach » Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:56 am

BWV1055_Larghetto(iBach).mp3
Paris Guitar Duo visited Seattle and gave a very nice concert yesterday. Motivated by their inspiring and enjoyable performance, I recorded the second movement (Larghetto) of the Concerto for Harpsichord No. 4 by J.S. Bach. It's a self duo.

And special thanks go to musikai for the transcription
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Longer grace notes version:
BWV1055_2ndMvmt(iBach).mp3
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Post by Tarbaby (1953 - 2016) » Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:38 am

Fabulous iBach! :bravo:

Even more remarkable is that you were able to learn it so well so quickly! :shock:

I noticed Kai's arrangement last week and wanted to comment on what an immense amount of work he must have put into it. Have you tried playing it with the orchestra midi he supplied? That must be fun!

The concert last night must have been quite inspirational. Oski told us in our moderator space that he was planning to attend. Did you see him there?

Thank you for recording this. It sounds great and the arrangement seems to work brilliantly! :merci:

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Bach, J. S. - BWV 1055 Harpsichord Concerto in A - Duo

Post by iBach » Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:02 am

Hi Alan,

Thank you for listening. I tried the orchestra version but I liked the guitar version better as midi sounds too mechanical. Especially the landing note of the continuing motif( di-DA) is too long. And yes, Paris Guitar Duo was great. Their Cesar Franck piece was very sweet.
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Post by George Crocket » Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:19 am

:bravo:

Beautifully played. A real joy.

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Re: Bach, J. S. - BWV 1055 Harpsichord Concerto in A - Duo

Post by petr » Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:53 am

Bravo iBach,
I really enjoyed it.
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Post by musikai » Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:02 pm

Chapeau iBach,

it is a pleasure to listen to your playing! And it's great to hear that you managed to play the duo version. I was very curious about that. I admit that the orchestra mp3 isn't the real deal and would need more work but I thought better than nothing.
Thank you very much!!
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Post by iBach » Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:55 am

Thanks George, petr, and Kai for your comments. This is one of my top favorites of Bach concertos and I really enjoyed playing it.

Kai, I've compared various renditions of this movement by different players including Gustav Leonhardt, Trevor Pinnock, and Glen Gould. Most of the players are doing the turn of the third measure in more Baroque way except Glenn Gould who is doing 'Quintuplet Turn' which sounded more foreign to me. Well, however, that's my feeling and Gould is Gould. :lol:
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Post by aatz1982 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:39 am

nicely played, a very solemn piece of music imo.

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Post by Fabbri » Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:31 pm

Your interpretation has great strength and conviction, bringing out the structure of the music as well as making beautiful sounds. Bach would approve.

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Post by Brunot » Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:23 pm

Great playing and feel, helps me a lot to wade through the score myself, trying to achieve a performance of such a quality as yours. I really like to baroque-like interpretation, in times it really reminds me of lute. Very enjoyable.

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Re: Bach, J. S. - BWV 1055 Harpsichord Concerto in A - Duo

Post by milchmanuk » Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:01 pm

yes really nice to listen to. I love pedal harpisicord of bach and the guitar transriptions are wonderfull. I have to look for passacaglia on forums on guitar...

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