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Thread: Biggs, E. Power - BACH FOUR TOCCATAS AND FUGUES [SACD]

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    Default Biggs, E. Power - BACH FOUR TOCCATAS AND FUGUES [SACD]

    Please post your comments, thoughts and observations....... :thumbsdow

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    Default Re: WE 1/16/2005 Biggs, E. Power - BACH FOUR TOCCATAS AND FUGUES [SACD]

    Gave it a 10. Absolutely outstanding. Try this one if you really want to see what your subwoofer (and your 4 speakers in large mode) will do. I believe that the lowest pedal notes are somewhere around 25 hz. Also, there are basically 4 organs here with one being in each of the 4 speakers.

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    Default Re: WE 1/16/2005 Biggs, E. Power - BACH FOUR TOCCATAS AND FUGUES [SACD]

    Man, this is a really fun listen! I find that this recording makes my system sound pretty good. Not too shabby for something from the 70s. I went with a 10.
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    Default Re: WE 1/16/2005 Biggs, E. Power - BACH FOUR TOCCATAS AND FUGUES [SACD]

    I'd really love to weigh in on this one, but my copy from Best Buy turns out to have some computer disc instead of the SACD. Some a**hole crook bought it, kept the disc after replacing it with a worthless one, resealed it and returned it!

    Keeping their long-standing return policy of "We Just Don't Care", they refused to take the disc back because it was past he 30-day limit. Anyone know if I have any options other trying to call 1-800-WEDONTCARE?

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    Default Re: WE 1/16/2005 Biggs, E. Power - BACH FOUR TOCCATAS AND FUGUES [SACD]

    We need an explanation for that "9" rating. Your woofers couldn't handle it, or what?

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    Default Re: WE 1/16/2005 Biggs, E. Power - BACH FOUR TOCCATAS AND FUGUES [SACD]

    One of the best in my collection. Bach certainly knew how to inspire - this one will put the fear of the Lord in you.

    For a musician, the challenge is to make clear and "followable" the "mental line" as conceived by Bach. That was Glenn Gould's contribution on the Goldberg Concertos. Biggs does it here too.

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    Default Re: WE 1/16/2005 Biggs, E. Power - BACH FOUR TOCCATAS AND FUGUES [SACD]

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Robinson
    Gave it a 10. Absolutely outstanding. Try this one if you really want to see what your subwoofer (and your 4 speakers in large mode) will do. I believe that the lowest pedal notes are somewhere around 25 hz. Also, there are basically 4 organs here with one being in each of the 4 speakers.
    Yes....I first had the SQ album and before buying the SACD as one of the first I got when I bought an SACD player. To get the full effect of this SACD, you'll need four identical equally matched full-range speakers (all with a 12-inch woofer or greater please!) plus a subwoofer. Then Watch for your house to shake with those low notes! I start a few earthquakes out here in San Diego when I turn this baby on!

    It's a 10!

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    Default Re: Biggs, E. Power - BACH FOUR TOCCATAS AND FUGUES [SACD]

    Finally had a listen to this one, a 10.

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    Default Re: Biggs, E. Power - BACH FOUR TOCCATAS AND FUGUES [SACD]

    Ol' Ernest can really hit those pedals & keys! Did he clone himself? I didn't have this one in Quad. I was a fan of his Bach Organ Favorites series, but didn't like his interpretation of Joplin. I like the Rifkin & Schuller versions. This type of music is the reason I bought my B&K and Mission gear. Three weeks ago, I added a REL T-9 sub. My sub likes this sonic spectacular.

    I was nervous about tape hiss on re-done analog & Quad classical titles on SACD. This is one of many that are virtually noiseless. Boulez conducts Bartok's Concerto for Orchetra is another wonder in mix, recording and performance. That one I had in Quad.

    I've owned several versions of many classical favorites. The performances vary widely between artists and orchestras. So many people rated this a 10. I concur. No one mentioned the best thing about this SACD. E. Power Biggs is my favorite classical organist. He's a master. Bach would be proud.

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    Default Re: Biggs, E. Power - BACH FOUR TOCCATAS AND FUGUES [SACD]

    If you want to hear something fun from EPB. find this:
    http://www.amazon.com/Holiday-Harpsi.../dp/B000NZZ84K
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    Default Re: Biggs, E. Power - BACH FOUR TOCCATAS AND FUGUES [SACD]

    Heard this the other day for the first time when my brother brought round his SACD of it to have a listen to (and for him to check out my system!).

    Sounds amazing... my system could benefit from some bigger drivers though....

    I thought I'd better get a copy but then I saw the price of this one on Amazon . Oh well.....

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    Default Re: Biggs, E. Power - BACH FOUR TOCCATAS AND FUGUES [SACD]

    This disc is already affordable for everyone.

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    Default Re: Biggs, E. Power - BACH FOUR TOCCATAS AND FUGUES [SACD]

    Looks a bit pricey to me. I've already got one.

    http://www.amazon.com/Bach-Four-Grea...dp/B00008PX99/

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    Default Re: Biggs, E. Power - BACH FOUR TOCCATAS AND FUGUES [SACD]

    I already own one, as well. At the bargain price of $500, I might pop for a backup copy. All I need to do is find a buyer for one of my kids. LOL!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cupboy View Post
    Looks a bit pricey to me. I've already got one.

    http://www.amazon.com/Bach-Four-Grea...dp/B00008PX99/
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    Default Re: Biggs, E. Power - BACH FOUR TOCCATAS AND FUGUES [SACD]

    wonder who had the audacity to rate this lower than 10. What could you be looking for?

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    Default Re: Biggs, E. Power - BACH FOUR TOCCATAS AND FUGUES [SACD]

    Quote Originally Posted by grill View Post
    This disc is already affordable for everyone.
    Don't think they took the hint LOL

    Finally got to listening to this after creating the DVD-A/V, and for a 70's recording, this is quite stunning and should be in everyones collection, even if only for demonstration purposes


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    Quote Originally Posted by oxforddickie View Post
    Don't think they took the hint LOL

    Finally got to listening to this after creating the DVD-A/V, and for a 70's recording, this is quite stunning and should be in everyones collection, even if only for demonstration purposes


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    Since I can't play SACD-R or multi-channel FLAC's, how long till the DVD-A/V becomes available?

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    Default Re: Biggs, E. Power - BACH FOUR TOCCATAS AND FUGUES [SACD]

    wonder who had the audacity to rate this lower than 10. What could you be looking for?
    Someone other than EPB.
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    Default Re: Biggs, E. Power - BACH FOUR TOCCATAS AND FUGUES [SACD]

    Something that's not organ music? (It wasn't me)
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    wonder who had the audacity to rate this lower than 10. What could you be looking for?

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    Perhaps they felt they were duped because it didn't sound like the Fugees. Are you sure this is really them?

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    Default Re: Biggs, E. Power - BACH FOUR TOCCATAS AND FUGUES [SACD]

    Quote Originally Posted by Disclord View Post
    Since I can't play SACD-R or multi-channel FLAC's, how long till the DVD-A/V becomes available?
    It's available now, and if you use 'JDownloader' it is available as a 'free premium' download for a while

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    Last edited by oxforddickie; 08-14-2011 at 03:52 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disclord View Post
    Since I can't play SACD-R or multi-channel FLAC's, how long till the DVD-A/V becomes available?
    What is SACD-R?

    FYI VLC Media player can play 5.1 flacs if you can export from your computer to a capable receiver.

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    Default Re: Biggs, E. Power - BACH FOUR TOCCATAS AND FUGUES [SACD]

    Not sure if it can be said openly, but for a clue, go to my blog.............

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    Default Re: Biggs, E. Power - BACH FOUR TOCCATAS AND FUGUES [SACD]

    very cheap....

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    Default Re: Biggs, E. Power - BACH FOUR TOCCATAS AND FUGUES [SACD]

    As cheap as cheap can be.........

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