J.S. Bach : Toccata BWV 540 / Markus Wargh [reblog]

from Oannes *

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Από τις φορές που προτιμώ το βίντεο απ’ το mp3 – είναι εμπειρία να βλέπεις τον “υπερ-βιρτουόζο” να οργιάζει με χέρια και πόδια. Επίσης, το εκτελεί στο σωστή [για μένα] ταχύτητα – κάποιοι “το τρέχουν” σε βάρος της σημασίας στη λεπτομέρεια. Πρόκειται για ένα από τα πιο αγαπημένα μου έργα για εκκλησιαστικό όργανο όλων των εποχών.

One of the times I chose video over mp3- it’s an experience to see the “hyper-virtuoso” raging hands and feet. He’s also playing it at the right speed [for me] – some “speed it up” at the expense of nuance. This is one of my most favorite church organ works of all times.


As always, I’m happy to hear your thoughts, however I’d highly recommend a direct dialogue with the …’source’ [why comments are closed here], so please visit Oannes’ page where you can also listen to the music!

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* For my friends who didn’t know, or first timers here, Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and sometimes mine] musical selections. Do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!