2005-08-12 16:44:49 UTC
were angels like in all of those european paintings, if they could sang
would they not sing the Bach PFA?
C.Parkening blows this away on his recording but I will never
understand why he left out the Fugue - it is a beauty. Is this a
Segovia thing - leaving out sections of a score? Too busy to learn it?
Sharon, can you help us here?
K. Gallagher does an excellent job on his recording, including the
fugue - followed by some exceptional SL Weiss you don't get to hear
much - he adds ornaments the the Courant - they're good - just right.
I listened to D. Russell's rendition of the PFA - in the Prelude right
at that jucy chord two lines from the end he adds an improvised "riff"
that sounds more like Giulliani than Bach - it disturbs the pastoral
feeling - I hate it. The fugue put me to sleep. And then, in the
opening notes of the allegro he adds an ornament that is not in the
music - NBG - but enough of this making the guitar sound like a
harpsichord already - I hate this too. "Sleepers" plods and clomps
along. Sorry David, you are one the greats - I absolutely love your
other baroque recordings.
I have heard J. Williams do the A - fast - music ripped from the
I think I have heard Walter Gerwig (I'm old) do this on lute and liking
it but thinking (at that time) it was probably too slow.
I am considering springing for a P. Galbraith CD.
Anyone familiar with this?