The most disastrous "Chaconne" ever seen

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The most disastrous "Chaconne" ever seen

Post by bodhisattva » Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:31 am

I think this is the most disastrous "Chaconne" performance I've ever seen. Perhaps he wants to be remembered as the cruellest assassinator of J.S. Bach.

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Re: The most disastrous "Chaconne" ever seen

Post by soltirefa » Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:53 am

Hear about the lady butcher who backed into the meat grinder? Disaster (dis-assed her).

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Re: The most disastrous "Chaconne" ever seen

Post by Rasqeo » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:04 am

Not disastrous in any way. Talk is cheap.

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Re: The most disastrous "Chaconne" ever seen

Post by gary macleod » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:28 am

bodhisattva wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:31 am
I think this is the most disastrous "Chaconne" performance I've ever seen. Perhaps he wants to be remembered as the cruellest assassinator of J.S. Bach.
I totally disagree....it’s far worse than disastrous!!!

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Re: The most disastrous "Chaconne" ever seen

Post by petermc61 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:52 am

An interesting interpretation. Far from traditional and not to my taste, but each to their own.

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Re: The most disastrous "Chaconne" ever seen

Post by ddray » Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:13 am

Oh, I'm sure I could easily make more of a disaster of it. My main complaint is that the sound quality isn't that great.

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Re: The most disastrous "Chaconne" ever seen

Post by John Oster » Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:22 am

Admittedly that was not one of Fisk's better efforts, but have you seen/heard this one?



His video of Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor might be even worse.
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Re: The most disastrous "Chaconne" ever seen

Post by wortspur » Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:43 am

It IS disastrous. Not because of the missed notes, not because of the sloppy / unlogical phrasing, not because of the tinny, banjoesque sound that he produces but because of the fact that he doesn't produce music.

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Re: The most disastrous "Chaconne" ever seen

Post by joachim33 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:14 am

I think this kind of mockery isn't really constructive in any way and the word "disastrous" is in my view way over edged. One doesn't know the story behind. Was he still jet lagged - just coming from the US? Was he sick or unwell but didn't want to cancel and disappoint the audience/organises and gave it his best shot? Did something else go wrong? Still I am left wondering why he agreed for it to be for public viewing.

There is a second video of his on the "Tube" - search for "Fisk_Ciaccona". This gives a better impression of his playing.

Having written this, I have to say Fisk is none of my favourite players, but I think one needs to be fair and a musician is not a machine - on a bad day things will not go as planned.

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Re: The most disastrous "Chaconne" ever seen

Post by ddray » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:25 am

Well whatever might be said of this one, it's at least better than the video of his playing the 6th cello suite. That one is hard to take. There's no doubt about Fisk's skill and knowledge etc etc but why does he play so close to the bridge?

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Re: The most disastrous "Chaconne" ever seen

Post by musikai » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:31 am

Come on guys,
I'm sure he had to catch the train, and somebody begged him to play the Chaconne as Encore. "10 minutes left? Let's see!"
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Re: The most disastrous "Chaconne" ever seen

Post by Tom » Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:02 pm

While i watch his play, i ask myself: what's the hurry? Is he catching a plane?

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Re: The most disastrous "Chaconne" ever seen

Post by Mickmac » Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:55 pm

I just don't get Fisk. I've seen a few dodgy performances by him on Youtube. I am sure he can play cleaner and more accurately but often lets the emotion overwhelm technical precision. He's probably a fine teacher but I don't rate him as a concert performer.

Then again, compared to the other guy above...
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Re: The most disastrous "Chaconne" ever seen

Post by SteveL123 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:12 pm

John Oster wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:22 am
Admittedly that was not one of Fisk's better efforts, but have you seen/heard this one?



His video of Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor might be even worse.
This dude must have smoked some potent s**t. :shock:

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Re: The most disastrous "Chaconne" ever seen

Post by Lovemyguitar » Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:53 pm

joachim33 wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:14 am
I think this kind of mockery isn't really constructive in any way...
I agree -- it is cheap and low.

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