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

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Rate the SACD of Bach (E. Power Biggs) - FOUR TOCATAS AND FUGUES

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JonUrban

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Please post your comments, thoughts and observations.......(y) (n)
 

Guy Robinson

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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.
 

Kazaam

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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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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?
 

cupboy

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

Whitehall

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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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Guy Robinson said:
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! :woopie I start a few earthquakes out here in San Diego when I turn this baby on!:D

It's a 10!
 

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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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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....:eek:

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

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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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