1 Yr Ago on Mar 31, 2019

I’ve decided to just re-post the entire year ago today post from Mar 31, 2019. Too lazy to edit it down as I did the previous 2 days’ “year-ago” posts. A year ago, I still hadn’t been categorizing or adding tags to my posts (making me virtually invisible to the WordPress community). Tagging these “mixed category” posts of the past is a pain.

So, polling indicates a preference for this format instead of playlists by 2 to 0. Allows me to mix YouTube and other vids in any sequence. Guess I’ll stick with this.

Maestro, a little Debussy guitare if you please.

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J.S. Bach: Toccata & Fugue in D minor – Stokowski at 90

adam28xx – Mar 29, 2014 – 11:11
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In 1972, Leopold Stokowski visited Prague to conduct two concerts with the Czech Philharmonic. By now a very frail 90-year-old, the Maestro’s taxing programme (played on two successive evenings) consisted of six of his Bach Transcriptions, followed after the interval by Elgar’s “Enigma Variations” and Scriabin’s “Poem of Ecstasy,” plus a couple of encores. It was recorded ‘live’ in ‘Phase 4 Stereo’ and for the first concert the TV cameras were on hand to capture Stokowski for almost the last time in his long career.

The programme opened with his own transcription of Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor, a work he had first performed and recorded in the 1920s. He had played it many times over the years but this is the last film to show him conducting his most famous Bach arrangement in public.

Stokowski soon gave up concerts altogether, due to his clearly evident frailty, but continued to make records until he was 95. His final studio recording of the Toccata and Fugue in D minor was made with the London Symphony Orchestra in 1974 for RCA / BMG.

J.S. Bach -Toccata & Fugue in D-minor – Stephanuskerk Hasselt

Gert van Hoef – Jun 8, 2013 – 10:00
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De grote Toccata & Fugue van Joh. Seb. Bach in D-minor (BWV 565), uitgevoerd door Gert van Hoef in Stephanuskerk te Hasselt.

Google mistranslate:

The large Toccata & Fugue from Joh. Seb. Bach in D minor (BWV 565),
performed by Gert van Hoef in Stephanuskerk in Hasselt.