Articles tagged 'Bach'

A Performer’s Survey of Bach’s Goldberg Variations, Part 1

I am emerging slowly from a state of suspended disbelief concerning my performance of the Bach Goldberg Variations.

A Performer’s Survey of Bach’s Goldberg Variations, Part 1

I am emerging slowly from a state of suspended disbelief concerning my performance of the Bach Goldberg Variations.

BWV 988, part one

The Goldberg Variations were published in 1741 under the following title: Clavierübung consisting of an Aria with Diverse Variations for the Harpsichord with Two Manuals Composed for Music Lovers, to Refresh their Spirits, by Johann Sebastian Bach: Royal Polish and Electoral Saxon Composer, Capellmeister, and Director Chori Musici in Leipzig.

BWV 988, part one

The Goldberg Variations were published in 1741 under the following title: Clavierübung consisting of an Aria with Diverse Variations for the Harpsichord with Two Manuals Composed for Music Lovers, to Refresh their Spirits, by Johann Sebastian Bach: Royal Polish and Electoral Saxon Composer, Capellmeister, and Director Chori Musici in Leipzig.

Anomalies Pleasant and Surprising

Berio may have been the postwar generation’s most sentimental if not most wistful composer. Unlike many of his peers, he acknowledged music’s history and would freely adapt, orchestrate and reinterpret the music of others, as well as his own.

Anomalies Pleasant and Surprising

Berio may have been the postwar generation’s most sentimental if not most wistful composer. Unlike many of his peers, he acknowledged music’s history and would freely adapt, orchestrate and reinterpret the music of others, as well as his own.

Schoenberg’s “Mis-Handel-ing” and Other Curiosities

We dwell rather on a few monstrous creations by composers who should have known better. Step at your own risk behind a dingy sideshow curtain to gawk at a shelf of specimens in dirty jars.

Schoenberg’s “Mis-Handel-ing” and Other Curiosities

We dwell rather on a few monstrous creations by composers who should have known better. Step at your own risk behind a dingy sideshow curtain to gawk at a shelf of specimens in dirty jars.

The Best Kind of Attitude: TACET

…as a music lover and audiophile (in close to equal measure), I’m here to shout “Eureka!”

The Best Kind of Attitude: TACET

…as a music lover and audiophile (in close to equal measure), I’m here to shout “Eureka!”

Tales of Two Cultures: Hashimoto and Hosokawa

Although they both studied in Europe, the two men were exposed to different educational missions. Hashimoto would assimilate himself into the Western aesthetic, whereas Hosokawa’s European teachers encouraged him to consider his identity and culture.

Tales of Two Cultures: Hashimoto and Hosokawa

Although they both studied in Europe, the two men were exposed to different educational missions. Hashimoto would assimilate himself into the Western aesthetic, whereas Hosokawa’s European teachers encouraged him to consider his identity and culture.

Dear La Folia 10.

I am Black Point’s foremost collector of Bach’s Aria mit verschiedenen Veränderungen.

Dear La Folia 10.

I am Black Point’s foremost collector of Bach’s Aria mit verschiedenen Veränderungen.

Göteborgs Wond’rous Machine

When we think of pipe organs, we usually envision the big tin whistles up front, the prestants or display pipes.

Göteborgs Wond’rous Machine

When we think of pipe organs, we usually envision the big tin whistles up front, the prestants or display pipes.

New Goldbergs and Old Gouldbergs

At last we get rays of sunshine and breaths of fresh air in Mlle. Frisch’s new recording!

New Goldbergs and Old Gouldbergs

At last we get rays of sunshine and breaths of fresh air in Mlle. Frisch’s new recording!

An Assortment of Moderns, Part II

I was way pleased when the Grammys gave George Crumb’s Star-child the honors for Best Contemporary Composition of 2000.

An Assortment of Moderns, Part II

I was way pleased when the Grammys gave George Crumb’s Star-child the honors for Best Contemporary Composition of 2000.