Michael Hedges — Prelude to Cello Suite #1 (JS Bach)
Album: A Winter's Solstice II
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Released: 1990
Length: 2:22
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 Bert7 wrote:
Thought i was listening to Genesis Horizons at the start...

 
Yes! I heard that too. Guess we know where Hackett got the inspiration from now.
The Shaggs could have played the Prelude and it would have still sounded magnificent. 
Heard this in my car from a cache file I had downloaded.  
Now I can rate it, again.
Mr. Hedges was one of the best. 
One of my favorite instrumental albums - excellent from first piece to last.
Man, sure do miss Michael Hedges' music and presence in this world!
 mread wrote:

Fabulous indeed.  BTW, it's a "harp guitar."  To wit:
Michael Hedges holding a harp guitar
(Not sure when this was taken, but look how young he was.)

 
I knew something was up when I heard this but that was completely unexpected 
 Kaw wrote:

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There is... It is an album my wife and I listen a lot during winter time on the quiet evenings. It's Segovia by the way. Andrés Segovia.

 
 and got the spelling error too.. funny how you just don't see some things for years till someone points it out.
I'm sure Mr. Bach would appreciate this.  {#Cheesygrin}
Bach SUCKS! Play more friggin FLOYD man (coughs, spits, scratches self, rates a 3)
 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

I'll follow suit on that.  I'm pretty sure there is a Sergovia recording of this out there that is absolutely stellar.
 
spotify:track:3Z2fD6tYNgnPoVVhUxunZF
There is... It is an album my wife and I listen a lot during winter time on the quiet evenings. It's Segovia by the way. Andrés Segovia.
There are probably technical quibbles with his execution, but the placement is SO refreshing…
Love, love, love this!
Air for strings {#Sunny}
 TerryS wrote:

50 years ago (OK it was really only 48 or so) I saw actually Andres Segovia perform this piece, unamplified, alone on stage, at Massey Hall.
Y'know what? This is a creditable effort indeed. 

 
wow, awesome! Back in my vinyl days I had an album of his that I practically wore out.
 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

I'll follow suit on that.  I'm pretty sure there is a Sergovia recording of this out there that is absolutely stellar.
 
50 years ago (OK it was really only 48 or so) I saw actually Andres Segovia perform this piece, unamplified, alone on stage, at Massey Hall.
Y'know what? This is a creditable effort indeed. 
Beautiful!
Thought i was listening to Genesis Horizons at the start...
JSB would be proud!
Something's missing here. Can't quite put my finger on it...
10 - for JSB.
 Dave_Mack wrote:
. . .  Of course it could be one of his extra funky guitars with untold numbers of strings.  Though it sounds pretty normal apart from the extreme lowness.  He's fabulous.
 
Fabulous indeed.  BTW, it's a "harp guitar."  To wit:
Michael Hedges holding a harp guitar
(Not sure when this was taken, but look how young he was.)

Even the frozen Oregon sidewalks love this today.


ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh   {#Sunny}
I concur!   pcicatar wrote:
Yes!  {#Meditate}
a_genuine_find wrote:
eleven

 

 


ahhhhhh
Yes!  {#Meditate}
a_genuine_find wrote:
eleven

 



This is absolutely beautiful...  love it...

 

Such a beautiful, tranquil picture, and such magical music... I must put this on my new list of CDs to buy when I have money...


Ahhhh  . . . so nice to hear someone who can make Bach come alive. Bach is wasted on beginning music students. :)


incredible...  love it...



eleven

This is exquisite - exactly perfect for my mood today... {#Meditate}
Interesting. Michael Hedges,Nick Drake,Joe Strummer,Morphine. You ok there Bill?  Then Kasabian? (that's Linda for you toddlers) quick someone call 911.

 Elliot wrote:
Well that was lovely, but I'd still vote for the cello.

This entire suite is, for me, the best piece of music I've yet heard.

 
couldn't agree more with you!... the version by Carlos Prieto is just full of feeling and sentiment!



perfect...

 
 bobcat1963 wrote:
this version is a lot more boring than played bij Andres Segovia or John Williams.
did Hedges never hear about metrum, rhythm, feel, etc. etc.
it sounds like the sewing machine of my grandma 
 
I disagree.
this version is a lot more boring than played bij Andres Segovia or John Williams.
did Hedges never hear about metrum, rhythm, feel, etc. etc.
it sounds like the sewing machine of my grandma 
Does anyone know where I can purchase this mp3? The key word here being purchase... ; )

BB
Didn't Genesis pinch this tune for one of their songs? (Or vice versa?)  "Horizons", from Foxtrot, if you ask me... 

I think I prefer this version.

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Edit - OK, this was spotted in 2007...

Well that was lovely, but I'd still vote for the cello.

This entire suite is, for me, the best piece of music I've yet heard.

Michael Hedges was an original....too soon gone.
 twitterpated wrote:
Bach on the guitar is always so good.
 
:cough:

But this one on cello please. Preferably Anner Bijlsma or Pieter Wispelweij. Yo Yo Ma. 
Bach on the guitar is always so good.


This is truly great stuff...  love it...




 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:
Love it when those bass notes come in.
 
Me too.  He's got some wild tuning on that guitar.  Of course it could be one of his extra funky guitars with untold numbers of strings.  Though it sounds pretty normal apart from the extreme lowness.  He's fabulous.

Great...just don't want to go to sleep on a Friday afternoon....
Genius.  R.I.P.


It is soooo cooool to hear Hedges play Bach...




This music is soooo good for the ears...



Love it when those bass notes come in.