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  • Recent Posts

    • me thinks that's not the only flake in your house.....
    • I think forum member @Coytee lives in Tennessee ... perhaps he can help?       sorry, slow morning.
    • Tennesse Tuxedo tells me everything that i need to know ... and he has access to a Professor.  
    • Not me.  But, then people around here can hear the difference between every brand of cable, so i expect you’ll get a different answer.  Pure caffeine is bitter; but, i doubt there’s enough to be noticeable.  I read of some study by this doctor that did a taste test with colas ... only 10% could tell a difference (or so they say). Sincerely,  The Neighborhood Sceptic
    • Toccata and Fugue in F major, BWV 540   This week's selection is a composition that deserves particular emphasis within the classical organ repertoire.  While this performance is neither the best or the worst that I've heard, it is certainly a competent one, and most importantly for this audience: it actually sounds extremely good (i.e., at 83 dB at the listening position).    I auditioned perhaps a dozen different YouTube performances that had many great interpretations and performances, but in all cases, the recording quality was horrible by today's standards.  The great preludes and fugues bring into focus the limitations of the recording state of the art over my lifetime, and I can say without hesitation that many earlier recordings before the age of good digital recordings have been some of the worst that I've heard--where the recording engineer is gain-riding the volume during the performance and there are extreme levels of modulation distortion (IMD) that mar the highest frequency pipe ranks, thus leading to double-digit levels of "mud" being pushed at the listener over a sustained length of time.  But this recording is different.  It doesn't distort or incorporate high levels of IMD and maintains its clarity throughout.  I hope you will begin to see the potential of this composition as it would be experienced in real life-standing near the performer as it is played.  (Perhaps more discussion on the subject of organ recordings pushing the state of the art in recording technology will be forthcoming based on these observations.)   Additionally you get another treat: you get to hear the fugue, something that is typically omitted from most recordings.  Remember that Bach was the master of counterpoint, and it is the fugue that presents this musical structure to the listener.  Listen in particular to the independence of the voices to each other--not just harmonies and walking pedal lines that are so often heard today.  Also remember the time when this composition was written (early 1700s).  This is incredible in light of the state of the instruments (no electricity, for instance) and music development of the day, and brings into focus some of the genius that makes J.S. Bach the frequently performed composer that has survived over 300 years.    While the performance here is less than dramatic--and is in fact extremely conservative--just remember that this is apparently a masters recital on a tracker-type organ, not a big-name recording artist's performance in a huge cathedral.  The organist gives a very solid presentation, and the camera work also adds to his performance by showing the listener the pedal work in addition to manuals.    Chris
    • nah ... we’re both part of Raider Nation from way back in the day.  I was born in the shadow of that coliseum. I’ve only been a Raider and a Laker. Switched baseball from the A’s to the Giants about 30 years ago.  I’ll do my kissing up in the hot sauce thread.
    • That's a question I wanted to ask, can anyone taste the difference with decafe ? Just wondering, tried some a while back and could not tell.
    • Please what's results I can receive for knowing this crossover frequency is the best for my system... 
    • Well there's still this guy.  
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