From my collection.
Bought in November 2014.
First listen: 18-11-2014.
Second listen: 8-3-2015.
Third listen: 14-11-2016.
CD 2 from 19.
Full info about stops, but no mention of Temperament or Tuning.
Recording dates: June 2008.
Recording venue: Eglise Abbatiale Saint-Etienne, Marmoutier, France.
Recording engineer: Christoph Martin Frommen.
Running time: 72:40.
* In memory of Ewald Kooiman, (June 14, 1938-January, 25, 2009)*
Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her. BWV 700.
Piece d'Orgue, BWV 572.
Trio Sonata in C Dur, BWV 529.
Praeludium und Fuge in c-Moll, BWV 546.
Praeludium und Fuge in a-Moll, BWV 551.
Praeludium und Fuge in d-Moll, BWV 539.
Toccata in d-Moll, BWV 565.
Fuge in h-Moll, BWV 579.
Andreas Silbermann Organ, Marmoutier, Eglise Abbatiale Saint Etienne.
As expected this CD is an ongoing delight. Ewald Kooiman takes his time to unfold the music in a unhurried manner as can be heard to great effect in BWV 565, the famous toccata that everybody knows. And this is the stance he takes in all he plays, not necessarily to slow, but he never hurries.
Kooiman however is very much his own man in playing Bach, he adds a lot of things in his playing style, like the sudden increase of volume, ornamenting certain passages, a sudden pause where there is none in the score, a hesitation to linger longer as I am used to hear, more tremolo as expected, but overall, Kooiman creates a different Bach from all the other interpretations I've heard so far. Still I embrace this interpretation with joy, for his very Baroque like approach opens up a plethora of details I did not hear before in such a context. The Trio Sonata BWV 529 revealed quite an astonishing difference in result compared to Gerhard Weinberger on CPO. Fascinating.
The sound is State of the Art. It is amazing how much this recording lets you hear. All the pipes you can distinguish, one by one, and even tiny details in the midst of a lot of volume is audible. This box belongs to one of the best I have. Such a pity that Ewald could not complete this box himself.
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