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#2017707 - 01/20/13 08:18 AM Bach Toccata e Moll BWV 914
CanCakmur Offline
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Registered: 06/17/05
Posts: 199
Loc: Weimar, Germany
I'd appreciate if you comment and make suggestions. Thank you.

"Schubert's music brings tears to our eyes, without any questioning of the soul: this is how stark and real is the way that the music strikes us."

#2017773 - 01/20/13 11:08 AM Re: Bach Toccata e Moll BWV 914 [Re: CanCakmur]
P I A N O piano Offline
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Registered: 12/30/07
Posts: 446
Loc: Ann Arbor, Michigan
I enjoyed this very much!! This is a wonderful work of a young Bach!!! You might consider applying more musical freedom in the third movement- as (per my teacher) the score represents what is likely as close to Bach's improvisation at the time- I was told (and he is a scholar in this area) that you could consider experimenting more with this.

Congratulations to you!! smile
Chopin, Impromptu No. 2
Bach, Partita No. 2 in C minor;
teacher: Katherine Teves Mizruchi, Ann Arbor, MI
Steinway B

#2020539 - 01/24/13 04:25 PM Re: Bach Toccata e Moll BWV 914 [Re: CanCakmur]
CanCakmur Offline
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Loc: Weimar, Germany
Thank you so much P I A N O piano, I will try.
"Schubert's music brings tears to our eyes, without any questioning of the soul: this is how stark and real is the way that the music strikes us."

#2021038 - 01/25/13 10:31 AM Re: Bach Toccata e Moll BWV 914 [Re: CanCakmur]
Gerard12 Offline
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Registered: 03/19/10
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Loc: South Carolina
Hey, great job there, CanCakmur!

Be more decisive about the tempo at the beginning of the opening fugue statement, please. (.....not an easy thing to do at that dynamic level - with the left hand, no less - during a live performance situation!)

I agree with what P I A N O piano says above. The 3rd movement is one that usually needs to be lived with for a while - compared to the other movements.

I liked this and I wish you the best.
Piano performance and instruction (former college music professor).

#2021294 - 01/25/13 05:57 PM Re: Bach Toccata e Moll BWV 914 [Re: CanCakmur]
Hakki Offline
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Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 3527
Bravo ! This is very good.
Very expressive and mature playing regarding your age.
Thanks for sharing.


#2021500 - 01/26/13 05:32 AM Re: Bach Toccata e Moll BWV 914 [Re: CanCakmur]
Nikolas Offline
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Registered: 11/26/07
Posts: 5999
Loc: Europe
I also think that this is very good! There's maturity in your playing! And the third 'movement' is quite close to what I have in my head. Any more freedom for me would be a bit off... So there's enough movement for me... And thought...

about the fugue now. There's a tiny issue with the tempo in the beginning of the fugue, but nothing serious I think. Dynamics are well controlled and everything works fine (along with the tiny use of pedal, if my ears and my laptop speakers do not deceive me). I'd say that some staccato parts are too strong (first episode and in general they come off a bit strong and too sudden for me).

The one thing I'd pay attention are the notes. I've played this toccata and fugue from Peters edition and I detected a couple of 'wrong' notes according to my edition. Do check the entrance of the 2nd voice in the fugue, if you may...

But very well done overall!


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