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#2002351 - 12/20/12 07:47 PM Bach-Hess: Chorale from Cantata 147
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Any kind of comments appreciated! I hope you'll enjoy. Happy holidays! :-)
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#2002357 - 12/20/12 08:13 PM Re: Bach-Hess: Chorale from Cantata 147 [Re: pianovirus]
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#2002360 - 12/20/12 08:18 PM Re: Bach-Hess: Chorale from Cantata 147 [Re: pianovirus]
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Good to see you back here, Tobias! smile

I imagine it was on purpose that you didn't give the common name! But why? I think you're cutting down on your potential audience, here as well as elsewhere if you do the same thing, because people won't know what it is. The common title is a big draw. "Chorale from Cantata 147" isn't. I mean, I suspected that it was what it is, because I don't know of any other common Bach arrangement by Myra Hess. But that was just luck. smile

On to the performance: Terrific! I've worked on this and I know how hard it is to do it justice. I would tend to give it more repose and less force, i.e. a somewhat slower tempo and gentler dynamics -- I think yours is a relatively 'forceful' interpretation! But for sure this is very good. There's just one specific thing I'd point out: you have a little pause at 1:11 that I don't think you intended. (Or did you?)

Good to see you here again. Hope things have been good!

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#2002367 - 12/20/12 08:27 PM Re: Bach-Hess: Chorale from Cantata 147 [Re: pianovirus]
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I have been thinking of finding my copy and playing it as well. Jesu was one I played in church each Christmas.

I also play it much slower with more detailed melody dynamics. But thank you for sharing. So hard to keep it under control and steady.

So beautiful.
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#2002376 - 12/20/12 08:49 PM Re: Bach-Hess: Chorale from Cantata 147 [Re: pianovirus]
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I found it somewhat unsteady rhythmically with many little rhythmic glitches that I could not understand and don't think were really intentional.

I noticed in you YouTube site you play Bist du bei mir. Do you know the Warren transcription of this piece?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0FJ-LrRXjA


Edited by pianoloverus (12/20/12 09:44 PM)

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#2002412 - 12/20/12 11:20 PM Re: Bach-Hess: Chorale from Cantata 147 [Re: pianovirus]
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Liked it! Twice. smile Nicely played!
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#2002503 - 12/21/12 07:47 AM Re: Bach-Hess: Chorale from Cantata 147 [Re: pianovirus]
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Thanks for the comments! I'll experiment with some different (slower) tempos. When recording I was apparently in a lively mood ;-)

Originally Posted By: Mark_C
There's just one specific thing I'd point out: you have a little pause at 1:11 that I don't think you intended.


I think that little hesitation was (kind of) intended, but maybe it still shouldn't be there. :-)

Originally Posted By: pianoloverus
I noticed in you YouTube site you play Bist du bei mir. Do you know the Warren transcription of this piece?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0FJ-LrRXjA


No I didn't know it, thanks for pointing it out! It's a beautiful arrangement. If you can help me with finding it, please look in your PM :-)
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#2002655 - 12/21/12 12:53 PM Re: Bach-Hess: Chorale from Cantata 147 [Re: pianovirus]
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Originally Posted By: pianovirus
I think that little hesitation was (kind of) intended, but maybe it still shouldn't be there. :-)

That's right. grin

I think we can put it in the category of "Seemed like a good idea at the time...."

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#2003487 - 12/23/12 12:01 PM Re: Bach-Hess: Chorale from Cantata 147 [Re: pianovirus]
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Hi Tobias,

Vey good. Bravo!

I think you can take a tad slower tempo.

I enjoyed listening. Thanks for sharing.
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#2004650 - 12/26/12 03:01 PM Re: Bach-Hess: Chorale from Cantata 147 [Re: pianovirus]
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I enjoyed that. The timing was right to my ears. It is a melodious quite lively, flowing piece and a favourite of mine when I worked at the Crem. . sort of struck the right balance.
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