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Bach - BWV 552-2 - Fugue in E flat Major ("St. Anne")

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  1. techneut

    techneut Active Member Piano Society Artist

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    An unedited live recording, this was my contribution to the annual pupil's concert last week. I played last so I'm glad things ended well. Despite a couple of smudges, mostly in the first section, I was quite pleased with how this came out. This is such a thrilling work to perform, especially if you have someone to turn the pages and make the registration changes between the 3 sections. I recorded this some years ago on the wailing little organ I had at first, with bad technique and terrible sound. This at least, while not quite perfect, begins to sound a bit like the real thing. I'll have to re-record it without errors one day, together with the Prelude.

    Bach - BWV 552-2 - Fugue in E flat Major ("St. Anne") (8:29)
     
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    Thanks Chris for a very good tune to start on Sunday morning ! Beautiful sound and majestuous playing... Yes we need the prelude now :)
     
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    Thanx 8)
    Whatever you do, don't try out my previous version on the site.
     
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    Hi Chris,
    what a pleasure to listen to your recording of that well-known and famous fugue! Your performance is a great achievement, no doubt. And I couldn´t hear any cut. Just some more or less small slips respective mistakes, the first is in the first pedal entry of the subject (here it´s just a little slip), then follow some slips respective mistakes three bars before the 6/4-bar-part. I think, there could be some small slips in the sixteen-runs in the second half, but I would have to look for that once more, if you would like to know it exactly.
    I really admire you pedal-playing, I would have to practise a lot for it, since I only have very few practise with organ-playing.

    Thank you for sharing that nice job!
     
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    That is because there are none :)

    Huh yes, I well know where they are. None of them would be necessary, but sh*t happens during a live performance.....

    Anyway, thanks for the feedback. Despite the stupid slips, annoying as they are, I think this was a good conclusion to the concert.
     
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    Techneut wrote:
    Oh, I oversaw, that it was a live-concert as you wrote above. :oops: Of course, under this condition the little slips are forgivable! You have played a good concert here!
     
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    Hello Chris,

    Well done. Beautiful performance.

    Kaila
     
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    Thank you Kaila.
     
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    Hi Chris,

    Congratulations in rendering this fine performance. And it's an unedited live performance--the Real McCoy as we say in the States! We seldom get those here at PS, so it was really a treat to hear this fugue rendered in the splendor of the moment. If there were minor slips there, I paid no attention to them. Your playing with conviction and effecting a sense of sweep in the music that takes the listener on the journey are what really count. And you certainly succeeded with that. Excellent playing!

    David
     
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    Thanks for that David. I think indeed the couple of flubs are pretty irrelevant in an otherwise convincing rendition and I doubt many people in the church even noticed them. I was pretty happy with the overall result, especially the last part (I've a tendency to goof up in the penultimate bar but managed to keep concentrated this time).
    Having said that, if I could cut out the slips, I would :p
     

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