A Nurse with a Gun

Friday, March 06, 2009

J.S.Bach-Toccata e Fuga BWV 565-Karl Richter

15 Comments:

OpenID reflectoscope said...

A remarkable performance.

Jim

9:05 PM  
Anonymous Michael said...

Love this piece. Thanks for sharing.

10:30 PM  
Anonymous Homer said...

Wow.

It's a couple of levels up from what he did on stage, but I'm reminded of the late Virgil Fox's "Heavy Organ" shows. Watching the taps being manipulated I'm also reminded of Lawrence Pritchard Waterhouse. I'd like to see what that thing looks like on the inside. Thanks for finding that.

10:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It has been awhile since I dusted off my E. Power Biggs version of the T&F.

Added to my bucket list: I borrow the neighbor kid's car with the blaster boom box, take it cruising down Main St Saturday night, windows down, Bach blasting. I'll probably never hear the sirens. :)

Didn't know it takes three hands and two nimble feet to make the room shake so. Beautiful performance. Stunning visuals.

Thanks,
Gale_H

10:51 PM  
Blogger nature223 said...

I'v always enjoyed this peice,this guy is amazing to perform it so flawlessly

11:12 PM  
Blogger stbaguley said...

Thanks. That does set the proper tone dosn't it? Makes me proud to be of the same species. (No offense to Ilsa intended!)

3:12 AM  
Blogger Carteach0 said...

That piece has always been a favorite of mine, and often resides in my CD player in the truck.

Masterfully combines grandeur, elegance, and delicacy.

I can scarcely imagine how long it takes to learn to play an instrument as in the video....

5:06 AM  
Anonymous ditto said...

WOW, just, WOW!

6:45 AM  
Anonymous Mr.Potato said...

My absolute favorite when I was in 7th grade.

7:42 AM  
Blogger Dan said...

That's just :)

4:42 PM  
Anonymous WR Olsen said...

Thanks for making a Sunday morning delightful

8:18 AM  
Anonymous ditto said...

Can you imagine how long it took to build that organ? Sweating all those pipes and putting them into place. Someone had to play it while they tuned it too.

4:02 PM  
Anonymous Andy said...

Love it. Makes me miss the organ at the Amorbach cathedral. I loved to sit and listen to the player practice his Bach Fugues.

4:18 PM  
Blogger Jarubla said...

Xavier,

I come on this blog and find not only one extremely realitve-to-me non-gun related post (bicycles) but two (Baroque music)!

I have a huge soft spot in my heart for any music from the Baroque period, and to combine that period with music for the organ makes for pure bliss!

If I may make a suggestion, I highly request you listen to any of Handel's Organ concerti (particularly the ones in G Minor). They are amazing.

As a final parting thought, Bach himself said "Handel is the only person I would wish to see before I die, and the only person I would wish to be, were I not Bach" (sadly, they never met).

Thank you for the excellent post--fantastic sound, period instrument, what more can be asked for?

-Jay

3:06 AM  
Anonymous Steve said...

Xavier,

Thank you SO much for this interlude. I thoroughly enjoyed watching the skilled craftsman create beauty in the air.

Steve

10:18 PM  

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