From my collection.
Bought in April 2016.
First listen: 19-12-2016.
Second listen: 25-1-2017.
Label: Ars Musici (Membran)
CD 4 from 10.
Recording dates: October 2003.
Recording venue: Martinikerk, Groningen, The Netherlands.
Recording engineer: Jan Willem van Willingen.
Running time: 73:13.
Classical relevance: Interesting.
Sarabande con Partite in C major, BWV 990.
(Senza Nomine 1-12)
O, Mensch, bewein dein Sünde Groß, Choralbearbeitung, BWV 622.
Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582.
Sonata in G major, BWV 530.
Praeludium et Fuga in E flat major, BWV 552.
Allemande/Courante/Aria Variata/Partita ultima-Giguetta. (No BWV numbers attached)
Works performed by:
Andreas Liebig on the Arp-Schnitger Organ.
I did not know this 54 year old organist, who was born in Germany, and seems to be equally at ease with modern and old organs/music. This recording is in a super budget box by Membran, and seems to my ears one of the better recordings that I have heard. Done on a organ I know very well, the church being in the city where I was born.
Liebig keeps the music flowing, with even tempi. Not overly sentimental, but lucid interpretations, with details clearly spaced out. His evenness makes the music very expressive, and he keeps the embellishments to a minimum. The Passacaglia is masterly done, a very convincing interpretation. The deeply contemplative introduction makes my spine tingle. All in all what he does he does well, I really like his approach. The Senza Nomine 1-12 is a beacon of rest, his concentrated effort is impressive.
As to the recording, apart from some high stops which are unpleasantly piping at times, (not often) the recording is detailed and gets a lot of the ambient of the Martini church.
The recording is good.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
New acquisition. Date of purchase: January 2016. First listen: 20-9-2017. Label: La Dolce Volta. CD 3 from 15. Recording year: 1991. V...
A fine disc. This is my second rerun, and I stick to my first review, which was quite a positive one. First review of this disc. ...
From the 206 titles available in the BIS sale, there were not many of interest for me. A lot of new composers, but their modernity was a tad...
New acquisition. Date of purchase: october 2016. First listen: 1-9-2017. Label: Brilliant. CD 10 from 21. Recording dates: January 2013...
From my collection Date of purchase: November 2014. First listen: 23-1-2015. Second listen: 5-9-2017. Label: Aeolus. CD 15 from 19. Re...
From my collection. Date of purchase: May 2002. First listen: April/May 2002. Second listen: 21-5-2013. Third listen: 12-9-2017. Label:...
New Acquisition. Date of purchase: March 2015. First listen: 24-3-2015. Second listen: 30-7-2015. Third listen: 21-8-2017. Label: Aeolu...
New acquisition. Date of purchase: August 2017. First listen: 13-9-2017. Label: Querstand. CD 9 from 12. Recording dates: October 2001....
New acquisition. Date of purchase: October 2016. First listen: 5-9-2017. Label: Brilliant. CD 11 & 12 from 21. Recording dates: CD ...
From my collection. Date of purchase: October 2012. First listen: 29-10-2012. Second listen: 17-11-2012. Third listen"8-9-2017. La...
New acquisition. Date of purchase: October 2016. First listen: 14-9-2017. Label: Brilliant. CD 13 of 21. Recording dates: June 2013 &am...