A comparison of sample sets | Johann Sebastian Bach, Triosonate BWV 525, second movement


Ten days ago, I played the first movement of Bach's first Triosonate on two sample sets. The idea was to show the difference in playing different acoustics. That post is here: https://peakd.com/classical-music/@partitura/a-comparison-of-sample-sets-or-johann-sebastian-bach-triosonate-bwv-525-first-movement

Surprisingly for myself, the differences weren't that large, and both performances were actually quite similar.

To continue the experiment, I play now the second, slow movement of the sonata on both sample sets.

I play this second movement of Bach's first Triosonata on the sample sets of the Klapmeyer organ in the St. Nikolai church in Altenbruch of the Schittger organ in the St. Martini-kerk, Groningen. Both sample sets were created by Sonus Paradisi (see http://www.sonusparadisi.cz/en/organs/germany/klapmeyer-organ-altenbruch.html and http://www.sonusparadisi.cz/en/organs/netherlands/groningen-st-martini.html).The first one has relatively dry acoustics with a reverb of about 2 second, the second one a far more wet acoustics with a reverb of about 6 to 7 seconds. That maks the first one ideal for playing a Triosonata, and the second one much more difficult.

Again, the two performances are quite similar. The one played in the sample set of the Schnittger organ is a bit slower then the one played on the sample set of the Klapmeyer organ, but not much.

And perhaps the reason that the second performance was a bit slower is because I was getting tired. It is a long movement, and takes a lot of concentration to play. To play it two times in a row is really fatuiging.

The first half of the video is the Klapmeyer organ, the second half (starts at 9'55'') the Schnittger organ.


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