Johann Sebastian Bach — Prelude #1 In C
Album: Hélène Grimaud - Bach
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8.9

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Released: 1722
Length: 2:33
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 the_jake wrote:
Gotta love the release date ....1722 .... Only seen on a previous version of the RP website 

 
I was going to say, she looks and sounds pretty damn great for this being a recording that dropped 295 years ago…  

{#Cheesygrin} {#Lol}
I'm giving it a 9, it's just being played a bit slower than I'm used to
 Carl wrote:
 somnium wrote:
It sounds full of compression artifacts to me, and I'm listening on 320kbps AAC so it can't be the bandwidth.

Yes. Totally.

 
PSD just because of the technical issues.
Awesome segue from Queen, Bill!
I vaguely remember some Bob Fripp version?
 somnium wrote:
It sounds full of compression artifacts to me, and I'm listening on 320kbps AAC so it can't be the bandwidth.

Yes. Totally.
It sounds full of compression artifacts to me, and I'm listening on 320kbps AAC so it can't be the bandwidth.
Ach Bach....always great!{#Clap}{#Clap}{#Clap} Though there are better players, Bach is Bach.
 SineNomine wrote:
Wow, that was terrible.  I actually had a visceral reaction to that protracted monotony.  Should be titled "Prelude to suicide."

 
Is it about the player or the composition itself? Player is indeed meh, but the composition is very good.
A great follow up for this would be Wicked Little Town.
Wow, that was terrible.  I actually had a visceral reaction to that protracted monotony.  Should be titled "Prelude to suicide."
 Mustangbill wrote:
Love the release date! Accurate, but I'd also like to know when the artist recorded this version! Nicely played. It's a fun piece even for amateurs like me.
 
2008, according to her site.
Love the release date! Accurate, but I'd also like to know when the artist recorded this version! Nicely played. It's a fun piece even for amateurs like me.
Very pretty. This "Bach" dude could become famous.
G-O-D. 
Only piece from the WTC I have learned (so far).
 On_The_Beach wrote:
I prefer the beer:
http://media.tumblr.com/93aa28eb88dda35164cac6faa963d0cd/tumblr_inline_mlobmbwNXQ1qz4rgp.jpg

 

Ackshully, Bach and bock together are an even better. You might prefer JS with your fave, the smoky single malt and nice steak.

That beer label is very cool.  
Released 1722.
Guess back then  CD  was Choir Diplomatique.
It's just so easy to give Bach a10 rating. I love it when RP blends classical into the mix. This followed Queen's Bohemian Rapsody. For a second I thought, I don't remember this part. Bill is the Blend master! 
 kcar wrote:


Al Franken as Stuart Smalley

Stuart Smalley V/O: I deserve good things. I am entitled to my share of happiness. I refuse to beat myself up. I am attractive person. I am fun to be with. I listen to Radio Paradise. I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and, doggonit, people like me!

Announcer: "Daily Affirmation with Stuart Smalley". Stuart Smalley is a caring nurturer, a member of several 12-step programs, but not a licensed therapist. He is, however, a U.S Senator for the state of Minnesota, so suck on that. 

 
Ahhh, where did you hear that?! On the internet?
Nice save BIll, good segue !. back to the afternoon's river flow. of mindful music
 rascal wrote:
Many years ago, my buddy's mother (an ex piano teacher) would call on a summer's evening  and say "He's practicing!" We would go over to her apartment on St Clair Ave and listen to Mr. Gould play one floor below through the open windows....

 
It sounds like he practiced more than the 2 minutes a day he wanted to record. Yes, 2 minutes actual.
 thewiseking wrote:
Where's Glenn Gould?!?!

 
Who cares?  Hélène Grimaud is magical.
Where's Glenn Gould?!?!
I prefer the beer:
http://media.tumblr.com/93aa28eb88dda35164cac6faa963d0cd/tumblr_inline_mlobmbwNXQ1qz4rgp.jpg
How blissful {#Smile}
This guy rocks




Al Franken as Stuart Smalley

Stuart Smalley V/O: I deserve good things. I am entitled to my share of happiness. I refuse to beat myself up. I am attractive person. I am fun to be with. I listen to Radio Paradise. I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and, doggonit, people like me!

Announcer: "Daily Affirmation with Stuart Smalley". Stuart Smalley is a caring nurturer, a member of several 12-step programs, but not a licensed therapist. He is, however, a U.S Senator for the state of Minnesota, so suck on that. 
If this could be followed by some Sor, I think I'd be in bliss. 
 
 rascal wrote:
Many years ago, my buddy's mother (an ex piano teacher) would call on a summer's evening  and say "He's practicing!" We would go over to her apartment on St Clair Ave and listen to Mr. Gould play one floor below through the open windows....

 
That is very cool...
I smiled hearing Bill pronouncing Bach. It was more like Baggggkh.

Nice suprise hearing Bach on RP. It's the music I grew up hearing it in church on organs and sometimes on a piano.
I had a friend who could play the fuga's very well on a young age. I still have professional musicians in my neighbourhood and occasional I hear a good representation of Bach's music. Often just played to pass time before the sermon starts on sunday. Having that in my mind I don't understand the importance of Glenn's work. Was he really that excellent or also eccentric and just lucky to be on the right spot on the right time to became rather famous?
Bach is wonderful. While we're on the subject of classical music, I think Debussy would fit in really well here at RP.
Another fine Canadian musician. RIP
Many years ago, my buddy's mother (an ex piano teacher) would call on a summer's evening  and say "He's practicing!" We would go over to her apartment on St Clair Ave and listen to Mr. Gould play one floor below through the open windows....
Gotta love the release date ....1722 .... Only seen on a previous version of the RP website 
I have to admit I've never heard this before. Beautiful.
Nice
Mr. Gould on RP, a 10 for sure.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtrRfqE9YvU&list=AL94UKMTqg-9AwePXKyUZLOIVVj0CnfdQS

trance take on JSB

 


From Freddy Mercury to Johann Sebastion Bach !!!
 
Fantastique… 
Bach + Gould = Perfection
No one is better than Gould - as eccentric as he was...!
Tesseract wrote:


And now, the morning!  Splendid.  

 
And now in the wee small hours of the morning...  {#Meditate}
Aaah. That's better!
Smooth segue Bill {#Notworthy}
 toterola wrote:
J.S. Bach in the afternoon. Very nice! {#Clap}
 

And now, the morning!  Splendid.  

 cambraca wrote:
was it just me or did i hear cd scratches at the beginning?
 
Hi. I uploaded this one and yes there may be a problem with it.  I will check the original this evening.

The preludes are great, by the way.

was it just me or did i hear cd scratches at the beginning?
 toterola wrote:
J.S. Bach in the afternoon. Very nice! {#Clap}
 
Or the evening (-5hrs GMT)