TS: Buxtehude: Chaconne in C Minor BuxWV 159 / Bach: Passacaglia in C Minor BWV 582

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Are we comparing recordings or compositions? (My answer is Bach either way.)

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Wednesday, 28 August 2019 11:18 (one month ago) link

Compositions, to be clear.

It was tricky to find 2 videos with a similar format and also where the organs aren’t tuned that dramatically differently.

Vape Store (crüt), Wednesday, 28 August 2019 12:47 (one month ago) link

Both are großartig but I'm partial to the Chaconne's relative stillness.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 28 August 2019 15:31 (one month ago) link

when english native speakers use the word großartig it is not the same as when german native speakers use it. i think in the former case it is even more magnificent.

je est un autre, l'enfer c'est les autres (alex in mainhattan), Wednesday, 28 August 2019 18:07 (one month ago) link

actually many people in germany - including myself - use the word großartig mainly in an ironic way. to say that something is rubbish and not great at all.

je est un autre, l'enfer c'est les autres (alex in mainhattan), Wednesday, 28 August 2019 19:14 (one month ago) link

Interesting. Is it a generational thing?

pomenitul, Wednesday, 28 August 2019 19:19 (one month ago) link

i don't know. maybe. it could be that german history has to do with it. after the 3rd reich which defined itself as großartig the word has just totally lost its original meaning. the nazis discredited it. which in the end i don't find so bad.

je est un autre, l'enfer c'est les autres (alex in mainhattan), Wednesday, 28 August 2019 19:28 (one month ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Thursday, 29 August 2019 00:01 (one month ago) link

>where the organs aren’t tuned that dramatically differently.

ha, but if you used meantone for Buxtehude, the sheer drilling force of it would have tipped the vote that way

highest recommendation: https://www.amazon.com/Dieterich-Buxtehude-Mean-Tone-Organ-1/dp/B000NA1YYS

Milton Parker, Thursday, 29 August 2019 00:40 (one month ago) link

that looks interesting

Dan S, Thursday, 29 August 2019 01:05 (one month ago) link


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