Wikipedia:Featured sound candidates/Toccata and Fugue in D minor

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Toccata and Fugue in D minor[edit]

While I must admit to preferring slightly longer fermatas in the opening section, nonetheless, I still think this is an excellent performance of one of the most famous organ works. Another of those works that I'm shocked we haven't gotten to sooner.

  • Nominate and support. Shoemaker's Holiday (talk) 19:07, 28 May 2009 (UTC)
  • Support per nom, an unusual organ sound for this kind of work, but it's a great performance. Graham87 00:47, 29 May 2009 (UTC)
  • Support, very nice piece, well played. weburiedoursecretsinthegarden 22:08, 1 June 2009 (UTC)
  • Oppose until the file description page is there (Cr. 5). Which organ, where? Here, the "date" is clearly that of the performance (in 2006); the Chopin above is dated 1846, which can't be the date of the performances. Which is which? Just a bit about the performer? Who recorded this? Please read Cr. 5. On the performance ... yeah, it's OK, nothing to write home about. It's neat and clipped, the way baroque organ music needs to be, and I like the slight dètachè (if I angled the diacritics correctly) in the semiquaver passages. The performance overall is a bit robotic, though, in its failure to pull the tactus around. In that respect, it passes musically, but by a hair's breadth only. Tony (talk) 09:27, 4 June 2009 (UTC)
I updated it a little bit. Most of the information you asked for was already there, but the user has long left the Wikipedia, so none of the remaining missing information is recoverable. The requirements only require all known and reasonably knowable information - I'm afraid that what we have now is everything known. Shoemaker's Holiday (talk) 12:29, 22 July 2009 (UTC)
  • Comment The tempo is considerably higher than any other recording (or live performance) that I have heard. It also seems very bright compared to other pipe organ recordings. Noodle snacks (talk) 23:12, 22 July 2009 (UTC)
  • Weak Support I must echo NS's concern for tempo above. It does seem reasonably fast. That said it's played beautifully. I wonder, though, if this is done on a real organ or if on a synthesizer. Synthesizer is the first thing I thought of when the recording started; the organ sounds (for lack of a better word) too "tinny", like a Yahama piano (or a synthesizer, even) compared to a Steinway, if you can appreciate that comparison. wadester16 18:13, 24 July 2009 (UTC)
  • Promoted File:Toccata_et_Fugue_BWV565.ogg --Ottava Rima (talk) 23:07, 14 August 2009 (UTC)