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    Your thoughts

    I often listen to BWV 582, Passacaglia & Fugue on organ or pedal harpsichord. At times I prefer the organ version, other times I prefer the Pedal Harpsichord versions.

    I think a lot has to do with one's mood which is to be preferred at a particular time.

    I have 2 organ and 2 pedal harpsichord recordings and find the same observations apply.

    The majestic organ almost drowning one with glorious sound, compared to the somewhat crisper sound of the harpsichord but softer and more contemplative. The tracks linked are to the Silberman organ of the Georgenkirche, Rotha, and Feldberg Pedal Harpsichord both in the Baroque Music Library.


    http://www.baroquemusiclibrary.com/DLower/BACH739T5OrganPassacagliaFugue.mp3

    http://www.baroquemusiclibrary.com/DLower/BACH727T2PassacagliaFugue582Phpschd.mp3

    Cheers MIKE.

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    Hands down the organ version! My favourite is Lionel Rogg's version, so much power and rhythm in the fugue.
    But I do like pedal harpsichord, I have one in my GrandOrgue organ.
    Mick Berg

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    My favourite version is Michael Austin, who studied under Rogg, played on the Wimborne Minster organ, but I can't post that - copyright etc.
    Cheers MIKE.

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