Colin Harvey Posted November 2, 2006 Share Posted November 2, 2006 Everyone, do also listen to Anton Heiller and his perfect tempo of the G minor fugue, Helmut Walcha (who hits many musical sweet spots missed at faster tempi), Schweitzer and the E Power Biggs Polonaises as well. Van Trichte also hits the spot for me - it's so convincing, measured, perceptive and soooo passionate - in the true romantic manner. These are excellent and inspiring performances. I'm rather interested to note the similarities between E Power Biggs and Fox in their registrational crescendos in the Jig fugue and A minor prelude and fugue. Who'd have thought it! I have to say GTB fugue leaves me cold at all levels, although the recording quality is not great. The organ sounds deeply unattractive, even after the remarkably ugly Atlantic City, and while the playing is fast, it gives no insight or inspiration. It sounds like the recoding engineer turned down the volume knob on the final page - a very strange effect. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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