Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Bach, J.S. Complete Organ Works, The Brilliant edition, (Stefano Molardi) CD 2.

New in my collection.
Added to my collection: January 2017.
First listen: 31-1-2017.
Label: Brilliant.
CD 2 from 15.
Recording dates: April/May 2013.
Recording venue: Stadtkirche "Zur Gotteshilfe", Waltershausen, Germany.
Recording engineer: Simone Bellucci.
Running time: 73:31.
Classical relevance: As yet unsure.

Works performed:
BWV 532/613-617/720/527/721/596/528/550.

Performed by:
Stefano Molardi.

Instrument:
T.H.G Trost Organ. (1722-?1741) 
Modified meantone.
Pitch A=466 Hz at 15 degrees celsius.

As with the previous CD, the same impression. I cannot detect any personality or interpretative individuality in the music. It all sounds rather flat and uninvolving. He plays all the notes, but that is about all. There are really no exceptions in all what is played here. No highs or lows, just a middle of the road recording. I begin to wonder why Molardi, such a distinguished musician, choose to play the complete works by Bach, when he is clearly not ready for them.
But I promised I would listen to this box, and I will.
The organ sounds fabulous, and there are no complaints about the sound. There is more action noise as on the first disc.




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