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    Sorry for the late reply, but anyway: Thank you so much for those great comments Dave, Hildegard and Giovanni!! It means a lot to me to get such nice feedback on the performance.

    Best regards
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frederik Magle View Post
    ...the Toccata & Fugue has been downloaded a total of 12,702 times and counting! ... That makes it the top MP3 download (as far as I can tell) of the J.S. Bach, Toccata and Fugue in d-minor (BWV565) on the entire internet!!
    This isn't an MP3, and it's not exactly played on an organ, and views are not exactly the same as downloads:but it has been viewed 24,305 times ... of course, that doesn't mean it's a better rendition ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frederik Magle View Post
    In the spring of 1993, I went on my first concert tour to the baltic contries, Latvia and Estonia. Among other places I played a concert in the fameous Riga Cathedral (Latvia) on the magnificent 1883 Walcker organ with 124 stops (144 ranks) and 6768 pipes.

    I have now made a live radio-recording of Johann Sebastian Bach's Toccata & Fugue in D minor (BWV 565) available on the net for free download in very high mp3 quality.

    Click here to download J.S. Bach: Toccata & Fugue in D minor (BWV 565) - 16.4 MB - 256 kbps MP3

    (Copyright © Frederik Magle)

    I had to join the whole friggin' board just to thank you for the download. That was wicked awesome!

    I'm working on my yearly "Halloween" project and was just looking for that piece, so I stumbled on here by circumstance...but please forgive, the music isn't just part of a Halloween project to me either, I'm a painter and sculpter (and all kinds of other stuff as it were)...so it I'm not just some fly-by hick about it...I truely appreciate the music too.

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    Thumbs up Magle BWV 565 Performance

    Frederik,

    We are all indeed in the presence of a true artist at the console. The articulation you were able to accomplish in such a live building is absolutely outstanding. Absolutely stunning performance - thank you for sharing.
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    Dear Sir Frederik Magle,

    You da man, you da man...



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    Quote Originally Posted by musanim View Post
    This isn't an MP3, and it's not exactly played on an organ, and views are not exactly the same as downloads:
    but it has been viewed 24,305 times ... of course, that doesn't mean it's a better rendition ...
    Congratulations, that's impressive! (and a very interesting visualization I must say). Now, downloads hasn't been standing still here either , and the current No. of downloads of the MP3 (from October 21, 2004 to september 12, 2006) is now up to 47,307. 594.64 GB has been transfered (of that file alone), which means the average download size is 12.57MB out of the file's full size of 16.4 MB. This again tells me that the significant majority of people completes the download.

    Quote Originally Posted by rocketmanallen View Post
    I had to join the whole friggin' board just to thank you for the download. That was wicked awesome!

    I'm working on my yearly "Halloween" project and was just looking for that piece, so I stumbled on here by circumstance...but please forgive, the music isn't just part of a Halloween project to me either, I'm a painter and sculpter (and all kinds of other stuff as it were)...so it I'm not just some fly-by hick about it...I truely appreciate the music too.
    Thanks a lot! I'm happy you decided to join and let me know what you think about the download! I'm glad you appreciate the music, and don't worry, I too find it perfect for halloween use. Stereotypical? Maybe, but great fun nevertheless and the right atmosphere - and that's just all right

    Quote Originally Posted by Krummhorn View Post
    Frederik,

    We are all indeed in the presence of a true artist at the console. The articulation you were able to accomplish in such a live building is absolutely outstanding. Absolutely stunning performance - thank you for sharing.
    Thank you so much for your great comments. It means a lot to me!

    Quote Originally Posted by giovannimusica View Post
    Dear Sir Frederik Magle,

    You da man, you da man...



    Giovanni


    Thanks Giovanni!

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    Thanks a lot! I'm happy you decided to join and let me know what you think about the download! I'm glad you appreciate the music, and don't worry, I too find it perfect for halloween use. Stereotypical? Maybe, but great fun nevertheless and the right atmosphere - and that's just all right

    Well, not being an officianado of music, I confuse the Toccato and Fugue with you know who's fifth...for some reason I keep thinking the Toccato and fugue is a funeral march (I can't imagine why).

    Sorry about that.

    I took the liberty of sending your link to some co-workers (they needed some class anyway)...they were more than sufficiently impressed (I sent them the specifications on the organ as well as the credit to you).

    We all work as engineers on the space shuttle main engines (you guessed it , rocket scientists)...they are a hard crowd to please...
    much respect and admiration for your talent and skills,
    Allen

    along with that I should add,
    Although you have good license to be, you are not snooty at all.
    Last edited by rocketmanallen; Sep-15-2006 at 02:48.

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    Thanks Allen! I'm very happy you enjoyed the recording. I'm proud to have been able to impress rocket scientists like you and your colleagues - that doesn't happen every day

    Best regards,
    Frederik

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frederik Magle View Post
    a very interesting visualization I must say
    Let me know if you'd like me to make something like that for one of your performances. Could be fun!

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    What was I thinking !??!?!?!?!?!?!??!

    Back when I joined this forum, I downloaded your Toccata and Fugue, but I haven't thanked you for it yet!

    Thanks for the great work of art, Frederik. I very much enjoy your playing!

    (post more music, everyone will love it!)
    Playing piano is 90% mental, the other half is physical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frederik Magle View Post
    Thanks Allen! I'm very happy you enjoyed the recording. I'm proud to have been able to impress rocket scientists like you and your colleagues - that doesn't happen every day

    Best regards,
    Frederik
    HEY! Can I tell them that we "pal around" and have coffee and tea and wax philosophical about pipe organs and rocket engines? That would be way cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frederik Magle View Post
    In the spring of 1993, I went on my first concert tour to the baltic contries, Latvia and Estonia. Among other places I played a concert in the fameous Riga Cathedral (Latvia) on the magnificent 1883 Walcker organ with 124 stops (144 ranks) and 6768 pipes.

    I have now made a live radio-recording of Johann Sebastian Bach's Toccata & Fugue in D minor (BWV 565) available on the net for free download in very high mp3 quality.

    Click here to download J.S. Bach: Toccata & Fugue in D minor (BWV 565) - 16.4 MB - 256 kbps MP3

    (Copyright © Frederik Magle)
    Thanks Frederik for this wonderful contribution. I can only wish to reach one day this level of performance (just an organ student for the time being, despite my age).

    Now I don't mean to derail the thread, but here you can find another freely available recording of the same toccata. It comes from the johann-sebastian-bach.org pages.

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    Hi again Fredrik!

    Your Toccata and Fugue bounced the neighborhood for Halloween...many thanks again!
    Allen

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    Hello, I'm new here (joined today) and I'm not a musician. But I like music (especially Bach) very much. That's the reason I joined this club. I have the idea that I'm among specialists here and feel very 'small'. My appreciations(!) for what I've heard until now.

    Henk

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    Hi Henk

    Glad to have you aboard here ... we are all 'small' in comparison to the greatness of JS Bach, so please don't ever feel intimidated. Any 'specialist' here certainly remembers his/her roots ... we were all beginners at one time, too , so jump right into the discussions if you like ... Enjoy!!
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