ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s partly follow through, but more importantly to savor the reverberations, heard and unheard, of the final note/chord. It also asks the audience to hold applause until the body of the performer is Ã¢â‚¬Å“at easeÃ¢â‚¬Â�, at which time the silence may be interrupted. The performer also needs to hold tension if continuing on. When that tension is released, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the equivalent of an exhale.SDR wrote:Peter, can you describe what pleases a performer, as for instance the instrumentalists seen in some of these Cantatas, when he or she lifts delicately
off the final note of a movement---and holds position for several seconds, before lowering the hands, or the instrument ?
What does this practice add; what function or desire is satisfied by the ritual observance of this move . . .
I can imagine that, for one thing, the dying sound is heard and respected---both for the performer and for the audience. What else---or what more, can
you suggest ?
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Here are some older recordings, of three cantatas and a nine-minute chorale a capella. Some fine music; notable specially are wind and organ performances.
The throaty female soloists are a bit anachronistic, especially when we recall that these parts were written for far more ethereal, dry and angelic boy's voices.
But these are some of the finest cantatas from this composer, parts of them at least familiar to many, and performed superbly.
The transposition to another key three-quarters of the way through is unusual for Bach . . .
On my feed this is followed by an aria from a favorite cantata, one of a different character from the preceding . . .
"Where two or three meet in my name, so there am I . . ."
. . .and, if you're lucky, on through more from the same people, eventually to Cantata 137, "Lobe den Herren . . ."
I had an LP of Bach's Schubler Chorales performed by Marcel Dupre at Saint-Sulpice ... long gone. I have never found that particular recording online; Many Dupre recordings, many Bach recordings, many Saint-Sulpice recordings, many Schubler recordings, but not all 4 in one. While I like Ton Koopman's artistry very much, I think Dupre was the greatest organist I have ever heard, and Saint-Sulpice the finest organ. Do you have access to anything beyond YouTube?
Hm--I assume you've searched the Web for some sign of that recording ? I had an old Schwann recording catalog around, but now it has gone missing too.
I have a few LPs with favorite performances, but I'm not listening to those now. A very few of these have been found online. Leonhardt's "Art of Fugue" is one.
Can't say I favor Koopman as a performer, but his conducting has produced some wonders. Some of the old Musical Heritage Society discs contain performances of Bach organ
works played by Marie Claire Alain; I found her to be a transparent interpreter not given to self-indulgence.
Lately I've enjoyed various performances of the iconic and powerful Toccata and Fugue in F Major, BWV 540---for when you've had enough of the D Minor ! Here's the toccata only in an acceptable
performance, with camerawork that shows us everything the organist is doing:
This string of YouTube videos---does it proceed for you as it does for me, or is my feed auto-tailored to my viewing pattern ?---
eventually leads to a performance of Cantata 170, "VergnÃƒÂ¼gte Ruh," with a counter-tenor new to me. Very tasty performance.